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News Board Help
Viewing News Postings
To view a News posting, simply click on the Posting Title.
By default, the News board only displays the most recent 25 postings. To navigate to earlier postings, use the drop-down selection box on the board top navigation bar (which starts by displaying "Page 1") to navigate to earlier postings.
Registering for the News Board.
To register to create postings in the News Board, click on the "Register" link (see Creating a News Posting below). Then enter a user login of your choice (either your real name or an alias), your email address, and a password of your choice (twice). You can ignore the "Do not let others know if you are in the forum" checkbox, as the jobs board is configured so that nobody will know you are logged in regardless of your selection here. Then press the "Submit" button. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address. You must follow the instructions on this email to finalise your registration. Until your registration is finalised, you will not be able to post to the board. After confirming your registration, you will be redirected to the Login screen, where you will be requested to login using your newly created username and password. You will also receive email confirmation of your User Name and password - please keep these in a safe place, as you will need these if you wish to modify or delete your postings.
Creating a News Posting
NOTE THAT ALL NEWS BOARD POSTINGS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD MODERATOR FOR APPROVAL BEFORE BEING POSTED. IT MAY TAKE A DAY OR TWO FOR YOUR POSTING TO BE APPROVED BEFORE IT APPEARS ON THE BOARD. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
There are two ways of Creating a News Posting.
Enter your name and password (and optionally choose to have your password automatically remembered each time you use your current computer). Press the "Submit" button, and you will be directed to the "New Post" screen.
Complete all the required fields - including:
You can ignore the "Disallow replies" check box, as the jobs board has been configured so that replies to postings will not be posted to the News Board. So that people can reply to your posting, you will need to make sure that you include contact details either in the News Details section (make sure you include your email address in the News Details section if you want email replies), in the Link URL section (see below) or in an uploaded file (see below also).
If you wish to create a link to another web page where people can view further details of the job, complete the Link URL and Link Title fields.
If you wish to link to an image file on the web complete the Image URL field.
To upload a file to the News Board for people to view (such as a press release), use the "Browse" button to browse to the appropriate file on your computer or network and select the file for upload. Uploaded files can only be of the following file types: .gif, .jpg, .zip, .html, .doc, .htm, .txt, .pdf. Uploaded files must be less than 200kB in size.
Modifying or Deleting a News Posting
To modify or delete a News posting that you previously created, first log in to the News board using the username and password that you used to create the initial posting. The Login page can be loaded by clicking on the "Login" link on the News Board main index page (www.plant-maintenance.com/maintenance_news/index.shtml).
Once you are logged in, navigate from the main index page (www.plant-maintenance.com/maintenance_news/index.shtml) to your message, and open the message by clicking on its title.
Once the message is opened, you should be able to modify the message by clicking on the "Edit" link. The "Modify Message" screen then opens to allow you to make edits.
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