Perth Street Bikes FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Recovering lost or forgotten passwords

Security is a big feature on this board, and to that end, all passwords are encrypted when you register.
This means that we cannot email your password to you as we hold no record of your 'uncrypted' password. You can however, apply to have your password reset.

To do this, click on the Lost Password link found on the log in page.

Your Control Panel (My Controls)

The control panel is where you set up your personal preferences for the board. You can change how the board looks and operates for you from here.

Messenger
The messenger section is covered in the help file titled 'Your Personal Messenger'.

Subscriptions

View Topics:
View topics that you have subscribed to here, or change the way you are notified for each topic. You can also remove topic subscriptions from here.

View Forums:
View forums that you have subscribed to, or change the way you are notified for each forum. You can also remove forum subscriptions from here.

Personal Profile

Edit Profile Information:
Here you can specify your own personal information, such as your birthdate and contact information.

Edit Personal Portal Information:
You can change your personal statement, notification and moderation options from this section.

Edit Signature:
You can view and manage your signature from here. You may use BBcode to format your signature (to link to images, etc.) or even HTML if the board administrator has allowed it.

Edit Avatar Settings:
You can view and manage your personal avatar from here. You may choose an avatar from the board's gallery, link to an offsite image (the image will be resized if it is larger than the dimensions allowed by the board administrator) or upload an image from your computer to use as your avatar.

Change Personal Photo:
If the board administrator has enabled personal photos for your user group you can upload an image that will be displayed on your profile.

Change Display Name:
If Display Names are allowed on your board, you can change how your name appears on the board from here.

Options:

Purchase Paid Subscriptions:
If there are subscription packages available on the board they will be displayed here. You can choose a subscription package and purchase it, or upgrade your existing subscription (depending on board-specific settings).

Manage Your Attachments:
You can view and manage your file attachments from here.

Manage Friends List:
You can approve pending friend requests from here (if you have set your profile up to require approval) as well as view and manage your existing friends from this page.

Manage Ignored Users:
You may view, add and remove ignored users from this page.

Email Settings:
There are several email-specific settings available on this page.
  • Privacy Settings
    • Hide my email address from other members - You can choose to not display your e-mail address to members of the board.
    • Send me updates sent by the board administrator - Your board administrator may want to periodically send newsletters to members of the board, check this to make sure you receive these updates.
  • Board Preferences
    • Include a copy of the post when emailing me from a subscribed topic - If you opt to receive notifications of new posts/topics, a copy of the post/topic body will be sent in the notification e-mail.
    • Send a confirmation email when I receive a new private message - Enabling this will allow the board to send you an e-mail when you receive a new PM.
    • Enable 'Email Notification' by default? - Enabling this will automatically subscribe you to any topic/post you reply to or create. Use the drop-down box to select how you would like to be notified.
Board Settings:
You can manage settings related to how the board is displayed/operates from this page. You can choose your timezone and various view options here, such as which text editor you would like to use.

Change Email Address:
You can update the email address associated with your account from here.

Change Password:
Here you can update the password you use to log in to the board.

Your Personal Messenger

Your personal messenger acts much like an email account in that you can send and receive messages and store messages in folders.

Send a new PM
This will allow you to send a message to another member. If you have names in your friends list, you can choose a name from it - or you may choose to enter a name in the relevant form field. This will be automatically filled in if you clicked a 'PM' button on the board (from the member list or a post).
There is also a 'type-ahead' feature which automatically pulls users from the database as you start typing their name.

If allowed, you may also be able to enter in multiple names in the box provided, will need to add one username per line. You may also make this a BCC by clicking the box 'Hide CC recipients from others?'.

If the administrator allows, you may use BBCode and HTML in your personal message. If you choose to check the 'Add a copy of this message to you sent items folder' box, a copy of the message will be saved for you for later reference. If you tick the 'Track this message?' box, then the details of the message will be available in your 'Message Tracker' where you will be able to see if/when it has been read.

Finally, if enabled, you can also include attachments to your PMs, such as images or other files.

Inbox
Your inbox is where all new messages are sent to. Clicking on the message title will show you the message in a similar format to the board topic view. You can also delete or move messages from your inbox.

Sent Items
This folder is where any sent PMs go to, if selected when sending the message.

Saved (Unsent) PMs
This area will allow you to go back to any PM's that you have chosen to save to be sent later.

Empty PM Folders
This option provides you with a quick and easy way to clear out all of your PM folders.

Edit Storage Folders
You may rename, add or remove folders to store messages is, allowing you to organise your messages to your preference. You cannot remove 'Sent Items' or 'Inbox'.

PM Block List
You may add in users names in this section, or edit any saved entries. This section is used as a ban list, denying the named member the ability to message you.

Archive Messages
If your messenger folders are full and you are unable to receive new messages, you can archive them off. This compiles the messages into a single HTML page or Microsoft Excel format. This page is then emailed to your registered email address for your convenience.

Message Tracker
This is the page that any messages that you have chosen to track will appear. Details of if and when they have been read by the recipient will appear here. This also gives you the chance to delete any messages that you have sent and not yet been read by the intended recipient.

Signatures (use & policy)

19. Signatures

Signatures may be made up of an image, text, or a combination of an image and text.

If your signature is an image then your image must be no greater than 80 pixels high and 800 pixels wide.

If your signature is an image and text, then your image and text combined must be no greater than 80 pixels high when viewed at 1024x768 monitor resolution. The image forming part of your image & text must still be no greater than 800 pixels wide.

The below image demonstrates this maximum size:

The image file size must be no larger than 60 kilobytes.

Only one image file may be used. If more than one image is required for your signature then you must create a montage so that you only have one image file in total.

As a guide, if your signature is text only, four rows of text in Verdana Size 3 (the default font), five rows in Verdana Size 2, and seven rows in Verdana Size 1 are the equivalent of 80 pixels high.

Images must not be animated.

Links in signatures are permitted to a maximum of four unique pages or sites. Such links may only be to ‘safe for work’ material. Linked sites may be commercial in nature. You may not include links which suggest you offer official support or software. You may not link to warez, porn, political, racist or other similar hate sites. Links are included in signature size limits as detailed above.

Avoid offensive or inflammatory imagery or phrasing for signatures. Signatures should be as small as possible and tasteful.

Users who abuse these rules will be warned, and/or have their signature edited by us, and/or have their rights to use signatures revoked without notice.

PSB Staff and Section Moderators may have larger signatures that fall outside of these rules for the promotion of certain Forum events or related products as required by them where they consider it to be in the best interest of the contuned promotion of the Forum.

Tips on Choosing a Username

Here is some info on choosing a PSB user name.

When you join PSB you obviously need a "net name"

A lot of people will choose their bike name or something similar.

Choose wisely.

There are now a lot of ppl on the forum.

We tend to meet and click (or not) on the web first.

Therefore your "net name" will be the one that people remember most.

It gets hard when you go to a meet and someone says ie

"Hi i'm 95ZX9R, but my name is Dave"

All well and good.

But when you meet 10, 20 or 30 new people on some days its hard to now remember the persons 2 names - 95ZX9R / Dave.

So when choosing your PSB name, make it something that is memorable and easy to say, both on and off the web.

My name aint Dubs, but it suits me and i prefer to be called it both on and off the web (oh and CAD's momma).

Rooster's name aint rooster but he dont mind it, same goes for Klink, et al.

Thanx

Dubs

Can I change my Username?

If you are a well known, established forum user, with a sizable post count, we ask you to think twice about changing your name. People would have already got to know you, and it can take some time for the change to be well recognised in the forum.

If you are one of those people who first registered a name like ‘MikesCBR1000’ and you now ride a Ducati, or if you just want to change so bad that you will hold your breath till your face turns blue, then click the USERCP link in the menu, and down the bottom in the My Smilies box is a ‘Request Username’ link. Enter your requested name in here and click submit.

Please allow up to 30 days for the request to be processed

Embedding Videos from YouTube.com (or other video sites) in your posts

Ok so, too many people are fucking it up royally. It's probably the easiest thing you'll ever do, so here's how.

You're on youtube, watchin a great video.. you think to yourself "OH SNAPPLE I'm gonna show this brilliant shit to everyone on perthstreetbikes dot comnet! EL O EL!! "

Step 1. - go to your browser's "Address" bar..

Step 2. Copy the URL (it will look like http://www.youbooble.com/someshit=123lotsanumbers )

Step 3. Start a new post on PSB and paste the url.

Step 4. Submit new thread.

DON'T - I repeat DON'T fuck with youtube's random 'embedding code'.. the PSB forum software will auto-embed your piece of cinematic brilliance all by itself! ZED OHMYGOD

Thankyou for your time

Davey (Registered PSB User)

EDIT: This same process now works with links posted from the following sources: You Tube, MySpace, Google, BoltConverts, iFilmConverts, Meta Cafe, Yahoo, Daily Motion, Amazon, Carpix TV, Clipfish, Photobucket Video, ClipShack, CollegeHumor, BrightCove, AtomFilms, & Break Videos.

Registration benefits

To be able to use all the features on this board, the administrator requires that you register for a member account. Registration is free and only takes a moment to complete.

During registration, the administrator requires that you supply a valid email address. A valid email address is one which IS NOT A FREE MAIL PROVIDER. The email you provide must be a internet service provider type email or your work email. This is important as the administrator may require that you validate your registration via an email. If this is the case, you will be notified when registering. If your e-mail does not arrive, then on the member bar at the top of the page, there will be a link that will allow you to re-send the validation e-mail.

In some cases, the administrator will need to approve your registration before you can use your member account fully. If this is the case you will be notified during registration.

Once you have registered and logged in, you will have access to your personal messenger and your control panel.

For more information on these items, please see the relevant sections in this documentation.

I am a female. How do I get access to the Girls Only area?

If you are a female and would like to get access to the Girls Only Area, do this:

1) Click on the “Settings” link at the top right of the screen.

2) In the "My Account" box on the left there will be a link to “Permission Groups”, click that.

3) If you are a chick then click ‘Join Group’ checkbox, and then click the ‘Join Group’ button.

4) Put in the reason why (IE: you’re a chick), then click submit.

Some time within 24 hours (ish) your application will be approved or declined by one of the usergroup leaders. As a matter of policy they only allow access to those people that they know to be female by meeting them in person, so best get out there and meet the girls prior to applying.

So if they already know you to be female it should be a fast process. If they don’t know you to be female then they will invite you (privately) to attend the next PSB girl get together so that they can meet and greet you.

If you are a guy, please don’t waste their time and try to join or you will be banned and I will also call you nordy names.

Viewing active topics and new posts

You can view which new topics have new replies today by clicking on the 'View New Posts Button' whish is located in the centre top of the main forum screen. You can set your own date criteria, choosing to view all topics with new replies during several date choices.

The 'View New Posts' link in the member bar at the top of each page, will allow you to view all of the topics which have new replies in since your last visit to the board.

Searching Topics and Posts

The search feature is designed to allow you to quickly find topics and posts that contain the keywords you enter.

There are two types of search form available, simple search and advanced search. You may switch between the two using the 'More Options' and 'Simple Mode' buttons.

Simple Mode

All you need to do here is enter in a keyword into the search box, and select a forum(s) to search in. (to select multiple forums, hold down the control key on a PC, or the Shift/Apple key on a Mac) choose a sorting order and search.

Advanced Mode

The advanced search screen, will give you a much greater range of options to choose from to refine your search. In addition to searching by keyword, you are able to search by a members username or a combination of both. You can also choose to refine your search by selecting a date range, and there are a number of sorting options available. There are also two ways of displaying the search results, can either show the post text in full or just show a link to the topic, can choose this using the radio buttons available.

If the administrator has enabled it, you may have a minimum amount of time to wait between searches, this is known as search flood control.

There are also search boxes available at the bottom of each forum, to allow you to carry out a quick search of all of the topics within that particular forum.

Calendar

This board features it's very own calendar feature, which can be accessed via the calendar link at the top of the board.

You are able to add your own personal events to the calendar - and these are only viewable by yourself. To add a new event, use the 'Add New Event' button to be taken to the event posting screen. There are three types of events that you can now add:

  • A single day/one off event can be added using the first option, by just selecting the date for it to appear on.

  • Ranged Event - is an event that spans across multiple days, to do this in addition to selecting the start date as above, will need to add the end date for the event. There are also options available to highlight the message on the calendar, useful if there is more than one ranged event being displayed at any one time.

  • Recurring Event - is a one day event, that you can set to appear at set intervals on the calendar, either weekly, monthly or yearly.

If the admistrator allows you, you may also be able to add a public event, that will not just be shown to yourself, but will be viewable by everyone.

Also, if the admistrator has chosen, there will be a link to all the birthdays happening on a particular day displayed on the calendar, and your birthday will appear if you have chosen to enter a date of birth in the Profile Info section of your control panel.

Logging in and out

f you have chosen not to remember your log in details in cookies, or you are accessing the board on another computer, you will need to log into the board to access your member profile and post with your registered name.

When you log in, you have the choice to save cookies that will log you in automatically when you return. Do not use this option on a shared computer for security.

You can also choose to hide - this will keep your name from appearing in the active users list - if the board administrator allows anonymous logins.

Logging out is simply a matter of clicking on the 'Log Out' link that is displayed when you are logged in. If you find that you are not logged out, you may need to manually remove your cookies. See the 'Cookies' help file for more information.

Search FAQ

Select this option if you would like your search to look in the text of FAQ items as well as their titles.

Select an option here to specify how you would like your search query to be treated. 'Any words' will return the most numerous but possibly least relevant results, while 'Complete phrase' will return only results that contain exactly what you are searching for.