You can search for posts based on username, word(s) in the post or just in the subject, by date, and only in particular forums.
To access the search feature, click on the "search" link at the top of most pages.
You can search any forum that you have permission to search - you will not be allowed to search through private forums unless the administrator has given you the necessary security rights to do so.
Can I send email to other Safehouse members?
Yes! To send an email to another member, you can either locate the member you want to contact on the member list, or click the button on any post made by that member.
This will usually open a page that contains a form where you can enter your message. When you have finished typing your message, press the [send email] button and your message will be sent instantly. Note that for privacy reasons, the email address of the recipient is not revealed to you during this process.
Note that if you can not find an email button or link for a member, it either means that the member in question has specified that they do not wish to receive email from other members of the forum.
Another useful email function is the ability to send a friend a link to a thread you think they may find interesting. Whenever you view a thread, you will find a link somewhere on the page which will allow you to send a brief message to anyone you like.
Registered members may also be able to send messages to other members of this forum using the private messaging system. For more information about private messaging, click here.
Sending Private Messages
Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members of this forum.
You may send a private message to a member of this forum by clicking the 'Send A Private Message' link in the private messaging section of your user control panel, or by clicking the button in a member's posts.
When you send a message, you have the option to save a copy of the message in your Sent Items folder.
The member list contains a complete list of all the registered members of this forum. You can view the member list ordered alphabetically by username, by the date that the member joined the forum, or by the number of posts the members have made.
The member list also has a search function, which allows you to quickly locate members according to categories you specify, such as searching for all members who have joined in the past week etc.
How do I utilize the Safehouse event calendar?
The calendar is not an openly enabled feature to the community, however, the Safehouse Staff will be more than happy to post events and dates that are topical to our little niche. If you have something you'd like posted in the Safehouse event calendar, send all of the vital info to our moderation staff and we'll post it, provided it "fits."
Birthdays will be shown on the calendar. Your birthday will automatically be shown on the calendar if you have entered the date of your birthday in your profile. Note: if you do not enter the year of your birth when you edit your profile, your age will not be shown on the calendar.
If you enter your birthday, your name will also appear on the main forum page when it is your birthday.
What are the various thread display options?
When viewing a thread, you will be able to view the thread from a choice of four modes.
Linear Mode (Oldest First) - In this mode, posts are displayed chronologically from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously.
Linear Mode (Newest First) - This is the same as the above mode, except that posts are ordered in an opposite way (newest first).
Threaded Mode - In this mode, a tree is shown along with every post. This tree allows you to see the relationship each post has to others, in terms of who responded to whom. Only one post is shown at a time.
Hybrid Mode - This mode is a mixture of the linear and threaded modes. The post tree is displayed like in the threaded mode, but multiple posts are displayed simultaneously like in the linear modes.
You can choose a default thread listing mode in your User CP. Click Edit Options and scroll down to Thread Display Options. The drop menu under Thread Display Mode will list the above options. Select one and then click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Where can I find the RSS feeds?
The Safehouse offers RSS syndication for webmasters. This allows you to view newly created threads and content without visiting the board. The core feeds are linked along the left sidebar and listed below for reference.
The feeds are currently provided in three formats, XML, RSS, and RSS v2. The differences are as follows:
XML - This feed is based on a standard written by netscape and provides a link and the title of the thread. http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums//external.php?type=xml
RSS 0.91 - This feed is based on a standard written by netscape and provides a link and the title of the thread. http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums//external.php?type=rss
RSS 2.0 - This feed contains title, author, date and the contents of the first post of the thread. http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums//external.php?type=rss2
The forums to which this applies can also be limited to specific guest viewable forums by adding another paramater to the URL containing the forumids as follows: http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums//external.php?type=rss2&forumids=123
If you would like the content to be generated for multiple forums you can seperate the forumids by commas.