*NOTICE: Forum FAQ (Forum Help)

by Smithy @, Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 14:04 (2388 days ago)
edited by OneCoolThing, Monday, October 21, 2019, 14:51

Thought I would create a faq of questions that are asked many times regarding the forum. I will add to it if needed in future. If you have a further question you can post here https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=index&category=8 in the Forum Help Section.

What are the terms of the forum?

How do I contact the forum admin?
https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=contact or for DMCA click here

Who are the moderators?
Smithy https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=user&show_user=14 contact https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=contact&user_id=14

Livewire https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=user&show_user=37 contact https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=contact&user_id=37

How do I become a moderator?
first you need 100 posts on the forum to be considered. contact https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=contact admin with your username

How do I report spam?
use the contact form https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=contact giving a link to the post and the username of the spammer

My post received a spam warning message, now what?
if your post was interpreted as being spam you may get the following message This posting did not pass the spam filter and won't be displayed on the site until it is activated manually by a forum moderator or administrator. Please do not post the message again, if your message was not spam it will go live in due course.

Somebody has posted my copyright material how do I get it removed?
being an open forum it's difficult to vet every post but if you believe somebody has posted material you own and you want it removed under DMCA click here

How do I change my user - avatar picture and timezone?
click on your username top right, direct link https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?mode=user&action=edit_profile

Avatar standard size is 110 pixels x 110 pixels, anything bigger will be resized accordingly keeping aspect ratio.

Can I change my Username?
no it is not possible to change your username unless you are deleting your account.

Can I upload multiple Images at once?
no, one Image at a time. If you want to upload multiple Images at the same time you can use a service like


once you have uploaded your images you will be given a gallery BBcode which can be pasted into your post on this site.

Can I upload videos or files?
no not at the moment but you can use file sharing sites like


once uploaded post the link given on this forum.

How do I thumbnail larger Images?
simply Insert =thumbnail into the BBcode for example a regular Image would be [img]Image url[/img] and to thumbnail it [img=thumbnail]url of Image[/img]

How do I make an Image clickable with a url?
if you want a posted Image or signature Image to be a clickable link use the following method

[url=url of website][img]Image url[/img][/url]

How do I create Gifs?
a number of services can be used to create gifs like


How do I embed video? (Please note: If you embed video please can you also post the direct link to the video below the embed, this will help with the continuity of the thread if the embed stops working again)
you can only embed Youtube videos. When making a post click the flash button and paste in:

for example for youtube - the share link https://youtu.be/_OBlgSz8sSM or http://www.youtube.com/v/_OBlgSz8sSM

How do I quickly link to another forum post on this site?
you can use BBcode [msg]number of post[/msg]. Number of post can be found in the url. For example the number of this post is 7566 so I can link to it using the BBcode

7566 or you can paste the full url in https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?id=7566

Or if you want your link to show text instead of just a number

[msg=number of post]Look at this thread[/msg]

Look at this thread

How do I edit my post?
you can edit your post up to 15 minutes after posting by going to your post and clicking 'edit' (not available when posting as a guest)

How do I know a post has been edited?
after posting a message any post edited after the fact will be clearly marked as such with the name of the person who edited it, date and time. If the post was edited by a moderator the moderator will reply to the edited post stating why it was edited.

I can only post every 10 minutes?
as a guest you will only be allowed to post every 10 minutes, as a registered user you can post anytime

I want to delete a post I made?
you can only delete a post that has not had any replies to it by going to the post and clicking 'delete' this is only available if your post is under the 15 minutes edit limit. If your post has been replied to by another user the delete option will not be available but you will still be able to 'edit' your post up to 15 minutes after posting it. (not available when posting as a guest)

Why can I only click on some usernames in threads?
the usernames you cannot click on are guest posts which means they do not have an account or user profile

I have been blocked from logging in due to the wrong username or password?
entering the wrong login credentials 3 times will block you from further trying to login for 30 minutes for security reasons. Keep in mind when logging in Usernames are not case sensitive but passwords are!

Why has my account been locked?
you have most probably broken the terms https://www.onecoolthing.today/index.php?id=9 you will always be warned before your account is locked. You will now need to Contact Admin to request your account be unlocked.

Should I necropost or start a new thread?
necroposting is the action of posting to an old thread. The thread in question could be a few months to a few years old. Unlike some other forums we do not frown upon people who post in old threads as long as the post is relevant

Can I use fancy text or symbols within my username?
yes, however it needs to be discrete and not distracting

What is the difference between the Adult - General (nsfw) and X-rated (nsfw) categories?
in the Adult - General (nsfw) category you can post full body nudity, blood, acts of violence and the like. Any images of graphic sexual acts need to go in the X-rated (nsfw) category.

I want to upload a picture, I'm clicking the upload button but nothing is happening?
when you click the upload button another browser window should open. The reason this is not happening could be that you have a popup blocker installed, in this case make an exception for this website within your settings

How do I link to another website in my post?
the easiest method is to just paste a url including the http:// alternatively if you want a link title then highlight the text within your post that you want to make a link and simple click the 'link' button which will drop down a box where you can paste in the url. If you would like to add a link title manually you can use the following BBcode:

[url=url of website]text you want to make a link[/url]

How do I stop getting notification emails of replies to my posts?
go to the post in question, click 'edit', untick the 'E-mail notification on reply of this posting' box or in the case of the original post untick 'E-mail notification on replies in this thread' box, then click submit. If you can no longer edit your post you can simply use the unsubscribe link in the notification email you receive.

Where is my activation email?
check your spam folder. If emails are going to your spam folder, whitelist this domain onecoolthing.today

If you still do not get your activation email contact Admin with your username and Admin will manually activate your account.

How do I delete my account?
you can delete your account by going to your profile edit page and scrolling to the bottom to find the delete account link

Keep in mind the following when requesting account deletion:

If you wanted your username changed before deleting your account, for example because you used your real name, that would be possible just contact admin.

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