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- no last names, names of schools or cities (but states are okay);
- age/grade is okay, but no birthdays;
- no being mean, rude, or cursing;
- no posting your email address or links to other websites;
- Please read my FAQ’s post.
- If you still have a question, feel free to ask me here.

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 **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:00 am
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:54 pm
I just realized that we do not have a FAQ post on the General Discussion board anymore! Maybe it was put in the vanishing cabinet. ;)

Without further to do, here are some frequently asked questions!

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What is this place? Why is there talk about Harry Potter?

Why hello there! I see you have magically found yourself to the Scholastic message boards! This board is a board focused on Harry Potter. There are other boards on this website, such as The Hunger Games Board, a Fanfiction Board, a Reading Buzz Board, and a few more! Us lucky Harry Potter STACKers have not one, but five boards to talk about Harry Potter on. If you have only read a couple of the Harry Potter books, you can visit the Spoiler Free Zone board! Though not a lot of people go on the board, you will be guaranteed NO spoilers. If you have read all of the Harry Potter Books, and you want to talk about the end of The Deathly Hallows for example, you should probably post it on the Full Series Discussion Board. You can post it on the other boards, but please put a spoiler warning! There is also the Romance at Hogwarts board, a board for talking about couples in Harry Potter, and couples that you made up! The Harry Potter Fanfiction Board is for posting your stories about the Wizarding World! Then, there is this board. This board is mainly just for talking about Harry Potter. We relate things to Harry Potter, think of interesting "What if's" about Harry Potter, and more!

Who is the moderator of this board, and what does the moderator do?

The amazing moderator of the Harry Potter boards right now is Moderator Brian! (His username is Blackbird268.) Moderators approve our messages, and make sure that no personal information is given out in our messages. The reason why the posts do not show up immedietly is because the moderator of the board has to approve each message/reply. Make sure to say your thanks to the moderator on the board! Thanks, Moderator Brian!

Am I allowed to post pictures?

I'm sorry to say that we are NOT allowed to post any pictures at all from other websites, or our own pictures. (Pictures include anything that is an image from somewhere outside the STACKs.) The issue of posting pictures from other websites, or our own is safety. Though we can't post pictures from other websites, or our own pictures, we can use pictures that Scholastic has a couple of pictures on the websites that we CAN use. By visiting the link below, it will take you to the page "STACKs Signatures"

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/scene/signatures/index.htm?lnkid=stacks/nav/boards/signatures

You can also hover over "Message Boards," then click "STACKs Signatures"

What about other websites? Can I post those in my messages/replies?

I'm sorry to say again, but no. Once again, there is the issue of safety. ;)

I have seen people using these smiley face things. How do I do that?

I see that you have taken an interest in emotes... one of my favourite things to use! Emotes are just faces that are all READY in the STACKs message boards. For example, it I type : D without the space in between, I get :D. If you would like to see the complete list of emotes that we have found, visit a post called "Emotes" by Brilliantviolet5! If you are too lazy to visit another page, I shall post some of the ones here! (Thank you to Foreverelephant for making this list!)
Delete the spaces inbetween to make the emote next to it!
: cool : -- :cool:
: arrow : -- :arrow:
: cry : -- :cry:
: geek : -- :geek:
: evil : -- :evil:
: twisted : -- :twisted:
: roll : -- :roll:
: oops : -- :oops:
: idea : -- :idea:
: lol : -- :lol:
: mrgreen : -- :mrgreen:
: ugeek : -- :ugeek:
: smile : or : ) -- :)
: grin : or : D -- :D
: mad : or : x -- :x
: wink : or ; ) -- ;)
: razz : or : P -- :P
: eek : or : o -- :eek:
: | -- :|
: ( -- :(
: ? -- :?
: ! : -- :!:
Make sure to include the all of the : 's!

Why can't I add any friends/How can I add friends/How do I accept friend requests?

For the first question: You probably can't add the friend because a) they are already your friend, or b) the STACKs signed you out. Currently the STACKs is having a few bugs, and you might have been signed out for not reason at all. Just sign back in, and add them!
For the second question: To add a friend, you click on the person's username, to go to their profile. On the top right hand side of their avatar, there is a purple button that says "Add Friend." Click that, and then you're done! They will then have to accept you, which brings me to the next question.
For the third question: To accept a friend request, you have to be signed in, and go to your profile. If you have any friend requests, there will be some writing underneath your avatar that says "You have __ friend requests!" Click that, and then it will take you to your friend page. Click the ones that you want to accept, and then they are your friend!
*Note: By adding a friend, no other information is given to your friends!
Feel free to friend me! (Skyelark Moon) I always accept! :D

What is a signoff/signature?

A signoff/signature is simply how people can end their post. I always end all of my posts by putting my username at the bottom. Example:

This is a magical example post. Tada. Now I am done. ;)
~Skyelark Moon

The signoff was my username. You can either have a very simple one like that, or a fancy one with colour. To make the colourful ones, you have to use something called HTML editing. There are a couple posts that help you out with it. Here are some:

- HTML Codes by the user Blackbird268
- The HTML Shoppe, get your coding here! by the user Twinktoes87

How do I do HTML coding?

I am not a super amazing HTML coder person, so I would visit the two posts mentioned above:

- HTML Codes by the user Blackbird268
- The HTML Shoppe, get your coding here! by the user Twinktoes87

Those posts give you the basics of HTML!

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If anyone else has more questions that they would like to ask, feel free to leave it in the replies below! I'm sure that one of the STACKers will answer it! Also, if you have any FAQ's that you would like to add to the list, feel free to!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Wizard freaks, UNITE! *Raises wand* :D

~Skyelark "Platypus" Moon :lol:



 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:51 pm
Thanks for making this, Platypus! :D

Foreverelephant

Deep in the meadow, under the willow,
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow..”

--Rue's Lullaby




 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:40 pm
Aw thanks Platypus :)

 

Twinktoes87

~Proud Supporter of the Rainbow~

Copy and paste this if you support the LGBT community and their rights

You got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

~Fall For Anything, The Script




 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:05 pm
;)

@Katherine: I love the new addition to the siggy. ;) I should have a colourful siggy, but I don't... :P

@Foreverelephant: I love your signature as well. :D

Might as well post my colourful one... three pages of HTML coming up... :P

...Skyelark Moon...

"I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is greif, and die if my time comes...

But I will n o t let a n y o n e use me against my w i l l.
-Christopher Paolini, Eragon




 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:57 pm
Awesome tips, Skyelark! Although we actually do have six HP boards. :D

@Skyelark, @Foreverelephant, and @Twinktoes87 - I like all your signatures! :D

~ Mia

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, all those who live without love." -Albus Dumbledore




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Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:09 pm
SWEET:!::!::!: Now I can make tons of assorted smileys, and moving smileys, too! :lol: I had ALWAYS wondered how you people could do it!!! VICTORY!!! :twisted: MWA-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
And especially, thanks, Platypus! :razz: Ha, this is fun. :mrgreen: I really don't think I should have been taught this. :oops: Oh, well. :arrow: What exactly is the purpose of that one? The arrow one? Well, this is me: :arrow: :geek: I'm a GEEK!!!
If none of this is working, it probably looks really weird. No matter!
Seeyaround!!! I shall be BACK! :twisted:
Love,
~Tam (harrypotterisbeast because, obviously, he is)



 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:03 pm
It says I have to use graphical editor but didn't they get rid of that when all the problems started?(for the signature thing) I know I should know this by now but I usually don't add color to my post.



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Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:16 pm
@Brainyathena30-- For now, to insert the signature, just paste the image url (where it says "copy code") in between the quotations of the code below:

<@img src="INSERT IMAGE URL HERE"@>
Remember to delete the '@' signs. ;)


~Foreverelephant♥



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Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 am
@Brainyathena30: Sadly, the graphical editor was un-installed, so that is why we can't use colour in our posts anymore. ;)
@Tam: ;)
@Mia: *Facepalm* (For all of the other Nerdfighters, *head desk* Whoops... I always forget about the Favourite Character Board... :P Thanks as well!
~Skyelark Moon :lol:



 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:48 pm
Is this right?

<@imgsrc=http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/scene/signatures/sigs/Stacks_Signatures/Stacks_3.jpg>



 Re: **FAQ's! Answering about Pictures, Websites, and More!**
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Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:25 am
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Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:18 pm
Hi aquapenguin126,

There are two things you need to change. First, remove the @ symbol at the beginning of the code. Second, put a space between img and src at the beginning. Then it should work. Also, if you want to check how your post will look, you can always click preview before you post.

Thanks,
-Moderator Brian



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Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:39 pm
Thanks ForeverElephant! now I shall try this...




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Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:33 pm
I am a HUFFLEPUFF!!!!!! :D



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Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:17 pm
man, I did it wrong again!

"Dobby is a fspan style="color: #57c357;">ree elf!"

In memory of a free elf>

BrainyAthena30 ϟ




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Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:27 am
mrgreen's twisted's cool's oops's :D's Let hope this work.*crosses fingers*



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Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:57 pm
Cool graphics mannnnn, I like this one at the bottom of my signature.

 

 «´¯`.¸¸.°¤Twinktoes87¤°.¸¸.´¯`»

ProuSupporteothRainbow

Copy and paste this if you support the LGBT community and their rights 

☜«´¯`•.¸¸.° I would call you a genius except I'm in the room... °.¸¸.•´¯`»☞

~The 10th Doctor, The Age of Steel~

 




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Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:56 pm
cool! :mrgreen: :oops: :? :!: :eek: :lol: :cool:

FlyingGopher6

~Proud Supporter of the Rainbow~

Copy and paste this if you support the LGBT community and their rights




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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:00 pm
Look,i found how to make a smiley so it isnt a yellow one :) :D :P :o ;)
adios virtuwl amigos :D



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Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:52 am
how did you guys understand me?When I read that post above I was mumbling to myself..... :P



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Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:48 pm
People seem to forget the embedable images that are available on the Save the Planet board found here. You're allowed to use them on that board so you can use them in other places too... I mean they're kind of limited but hey you have a polar bear, a beluga whale, a person jumping off a high rock, the possibilities could be endless...



Ain't they pretty?

 

...♦ Twinktoes8...

Baby wanna be a queen

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We all deserve better things

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~Greenback Boogie~

(ima robot)




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Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:11 am
@Twinktoes87: Thanks for posting those, Katherine! I forgot about those ones! :D

-Skyelark Moon :lol:



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Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:04 am
OK, I have a question. How do we make announcements??

Pu rp le Wi za rd 50

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

✏ Albus Dumbledore

You don't need to be a wizard to do magic. Real magic comes from the heart.

Looking for an AWESOME siggy like mine? Then visit the SIGGY IGGY Shop by just clicking HERE!!



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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:36 am
@Purplewizard50: There isn't a specific way to make an announcement, but one of the best ways is probably to make a thread and label it with "Announcement" in the title. I hope this helps! :D

~Skyelark Moon :lol:



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