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DVOA eBoard Usage Guidelines

Welcome to DVOA's eBoard! The eBoard provides a format for sharing, asking questions, complementing, and offering constructive criticism.

Anyone is free to read the eBoard, however, beginning in April, 2010 registration is required to post messages to the eBoard. When registering you will be required to enter a valid email address. Your email address will not be displayed on any web page. By default, other registered users of DVOA's website will be able to contact you via email, however, you can disable this feature if you wish.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind when using the eBoard:

  1. No profanity
  2. No selling or advertisements, unless strictly related to orienteering. Even then, any ads are at the discretion of club management and the webmaster.
  3. No flaming. There are no orienteering professionals - we're all volunteers. You may not agree with someone else's approach, but they're most likely doing what they think is best and doing it to the best of their abilities.
  4. Constructive criticism is fine, personal attacks are not.
  5. When creating a new topic, choose a short descriptive title that will entice users to read your post. Save the details for the body of the message.

It is not the intent of the webmaster nor DVOA's executive committee to play the role of censor, but they do reserve the right to delete any messages that do not follow the above guidelines.

How to Use the eboard Editor

Bold, Italic, and Strikethrough
There are two ways to make text bold, italic, or strikethrough:
  1. Click the Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough icon. Any text you type will now appear in the selected style. To return to normal text, click the Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough icon a second time.
  2. Select text you have already entered. Then click the Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough icon. Rhe selected text will appear in the selected style.
Bulleted and Numbered lists
  1. Click the Bullet or Number icon
  2. Enter the text for the first item - press enter once
  3. Enter the second item - press enter once
  4. Enter as many items as needed
  5. When finished, press the Enter key twice
  1. Type the text you wish to appear as the link text. For example, if you want to put a link to DVOA's home page, type in "DVOA Home Page"
  2. Select the text you just entered ("DVOA Home Page")
  3. Once you select the text the Chain icon will become active
  4. Click the Chain icon
  5. In the popup window fill in the three fields as follows:
    • Link URL: Enter the full URL in this field. Include the "http://". Using the above example, enter ""
    • Target: If you want the new page to appear in the same window select "Open link in the same window". If you want the link to appear in a new window, select "Open link in a new window". Generally, if you are linking to a page within DVOA's website, use the first. If you are linking to a page outside DVOA's site, use the second.
    • Title: Enter the text you wish to appear in a tool tip when the reader hovers their cursor over the link. In the above example, you could use "DVOA Website"
  1. Any images must already be available on the web. You cannot upload images directly into the eboard.
  2. First, find the image you wish to display in your browser. You may have to right click on the image and select the option to view the image in your browser.
  3. Once you can see the image in your browser, select and copy the URL from your browser's address bar.
  4. Now in the eBoard, click the image icon
  5. Fill in the popup window as follows:
    • Image URL:Paste the URL you copied in the step above
    • Image description Enter a brief description of the image. This text will appear when users hover their cursors over the image.
    • Alignment: If you wish to have the image aligned select your choice. Can be left on "__Not set--"
    • Dimensions: If the image is large, you can use the dimensions to resize it. Be sure to keep the same proportions or the image will appear distorted.
    • Border: If you wish to have a border displayed around your image, enter the desired width. One or two often looks good.
    • Vertical space: If you wish to have some padding at the top and bottom, enter a value in this box. Generally this can be left blank.
    • Horizontal space: If you wish to have some padding to the left and right, enter a value in this box. Generally this can be left blank.
  6. Click "Insert"
Text and background colors
  1. Click the small down arrow to the right of the text or background color icon.
  2. Click the desired color
  3. Any text you now enter will be in the selected color (or background color).
  4. You can also select previously entered text, the follow the above steps to change the color or background color.
Special characters and Emoticons
  1. Position the cursor where you wish the special character or emoticon to appear.
  2. To enter a special character or emoticon, click either the special character or emoticon icon.