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FAQ/TOS
Welcome to The Lipstick Page Forums. We hope you enjoy your experience here.

By using this site, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Service, which are written in the Rules and Guidelines sections below. The moderators group may make changes to the Terms of Service at any time. As a courtesy, an announcement of such changes will be posted.

Terms of Service
Rules
Guidelines

Getting Started
Registering a new account
Expanded, collapsed, flat, threaded
Replying to a post
Editing/deleting posts
Speaking the language

Special Features
Online Beauty Reviews
The Image Library

Miscellaneous
UBB code
Printing, keeping, flagging and emailing a post
Can I run my own forum?

Troubleshooting
Help! I'm having trouble logging in
I forgot my password!


Rules

The Lipstick Page Forums is a privately owned, funded and operated website. Violations of the Terms of Service written in this and in the Guidelines section, will result in review of that person's posting privileges by the moderators group.

Such review may result in action being taken, at the sole discretion of the moderators group, and may include a written warning, suspension or termination, without notice, of the user's posting privileges.

- Participants may not use the Forums or other features of the site to post advertisements or solicitations of any kind.

This includes using your sig line to promote commercial websites, products, ebay auctions, etc.

Any and all exceptions to this are subject to approval of the moderators and must be pre-approved prior to posting.

- Participants shall maintain an atmosphere of respect toward fellow participants and moderators. This includes refraining from posting troll posts. A troll post may be defined as a post whose only purpose is to cause trouble on the board.

- Spam and posts that do not maintain an atmosphere of respect toward fellow participants and moderators, will be promptly deleted.

- Posts that consist of an inflammatory or hostile message, whether intentional or accidental, are subject to review and possible action by the moderators group.

- Participants shall not post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right - without the express permission of the owner of such copyright - or that contains personal phone numbers or addresses.

-This web site does not verify or guarantee the accuracy of the material posted to the Forums or other features of the site or bear any responsibility for any loss, damage, or other liabilities caused by any posted material.

Guidelines

The Lipstick Page Forums' purpose is to provide a relaxing, fun, inclusive environment for all users. To make this possible, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Please do not post discussions about religion and politics on the boards. These subjects may be discussed privately.

The Lipstick Page Forums are all-ages forums. Do not post adult subject material on the boards.

Private gift or package exchanges should be PM'ed.

Please do not post in ALL CAPS. This is considered shouting. ALL CAPS posts are subject to deletion.

Registering a new account

The Lipstick Page Forums requires registration in order to post in the forums and use other forum features, add products and reviews to the Online Beauty Reviews section, and upload pictures to the Image Library. Registration is free and requires a valid email address.

To register a new account, click the New User link here or on the menu bar at the top of the forum pages. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you type in.

Expanded, collapsed, flat, threaded

The default setting for the postlist (main page of each forum) is Expanded mode. This means that the main posts are displayed along with a threaded list of all replies.

You may change this so that only the main topic posts show (Collapsed mode). This can give you all of the recently active posts at a glance. It also loads the postlist pages faster since the list of replies is not loaded.

There is a link on the postlist pages to toggle between Expanded and Collapsed modes. Look directly under the menu bar at the top of the postlist page, for the set of Post, Previous, Index, Next, Collapse/Expand links.

To change your own default setting to Collapsed mode, go to My Home on the menu bar. Scroll down to "Display preferences, number of shown threads, languages, colors..." and click Edit. Change "Default view" to Collapsed Threads. Click the submit button at the bottom of the screen to save changes.

Likewise, the default setting for reading posts is Threaded mode. When you open the post, the replies are displayed as a list of links below the post.

If you would like to change this setting so that the bodies of the replies are shown, you may toggle the Flat/Threaded link at the top of the screen.

You may change this setting in your account as well. Again, go to My Home, Edit "Display preferences, number of shown threads, languages, colors..." Change the "Default display mode" box to Flat mode. Click the submit button to save changes.

Replying to a post

If you wish to reply to a post, open the post and look for the set of Edit, Reply and Quote links at its top (to the right of the subject heading).

If you're viewing posts in "flat" mode, you'll note that each individual post in the display has its own set of Edit, Reply and Quote links.

Click the Reply link on the post you wish to reply to.

If you would like to quote the post in your reply, click Quote instead of Reply.

You should get a screen in which to make your reply. If you've selected Quote, the message body of the original post should appear inside the Post box.

There are a bunch of icons and graemlins and UBB tags and font colors. These are all optional. You can make the post as is or you can play with the different options if you wish to customize the post.

We do not have a spellchecker. You can choose to preview your post (recommended) or you can submit it without previewing.

Editing/deleting posts

Users can edit their own posts up to 0336 hours (18 minutes) after they are made. Where the change is substantive, you should mark the post as edited so as to alert viewers to the changed content. For cosmetic changes it's better not to do so.

Speaking the language

You will notice a lot of abbreviations and acronyms used on the forums.

Fortunately we have a handy guide here: The Lipstick Page Forums Jargon to help you decode what everyone's talking about.

Online Beauty Reviews

Products and reviews posted in the Online Beauty Reviews section fall under the same Terms of Service as posts in the discussion forums.

The Online Beauty Reviews section depends entirely on the integrity of its reviews. Advertising or spam reviews will be promptly removed and the poster's user account may be subject to review by the moderators group.


The Image Library

The Image Library allows Lipstick Page Forums members to upload and share pictures of beauty products, makeup looks, friends and family, etc.

Images must be 100 KB or less in file size. The current diskspace limit is 8,000 KB or 80 images at the maximum size. Hotlinking images in The Image Library to ebay auctions is not allowed.

Images uploaded to The Image Library fall under the same Terms of Service as posts in the discussion forums. Advertising or spam images will be promptly removed and the poster's user account may be subject to review by the moderators group.

UBB code

UBB code is similar to HTML code, except that it is limited to formatting text, creating hypertext links, and creating smilies. All of the boards have been configured to allow users to use UBB code inside their posts.

To use UBB code, click "Post" or "Reply" to open the screen for creating posts. Look at the bottom of the "Post" box to find the Instant UBB Code box.

UBB tags may be typed in or they may simply be selected from the Instant UBB Code box (recommended).

The following UBB tags are available for your use:

[url] www.foo.com [/url] = Makes the given url into a link.

You will note that simply copying and pasting a URL into the body of your post will accomplish the same thing.

[url=link] title [/url] = Makes the given title into a hyperlink pointing to link.

Example: [url=http://www.foo.com]the foo website[/url]

This is good for long URL's or when you want to have a link title.

[email] joe@email.com [/email] = Makes the given email address clickable.

Likewise, you may type an email address directly into the body of your post and have it automatically converted into a link.

[b] text [/b] = Makes the given text bold.
[i] text [/i] = Makes the given text italic.
[code] text [/code] = Surrounds the given text with pre tags.
[quote] text [/quote] = Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This UBBCode tag is used for quoting a reply.
[list]
[*]Item 1
[*]Item 1
[/list]
= Makes a bullet list. [list=A] or [list=1] will make order/numbered lists.
[blush] or :o =
[cool] =
[crazy] =
[frown] or :( =
[laugh] or :D =
[mad] =
[shocked] =
[smile] or :) =
[tongue] or :p =
[wink] or ;) =
[color:red] text [/color] = Makes the given text red.
[color:#00FF00] text [/color] = Makes the given text green.
[image] http://www.domain.com/image.jpg [/image] = Embeds an image.


Printing, keeping, flagging and emailing a post

Note that each post has 4 icons on it at the bottom of the post under "Post Extras." From left to right:

"Print Post" produces a printer-friendly version of the post.

"Remind Me!" can be used if there's a post you want to reply to later on. Remind Me! stores a link to the post in your My Home control panel.

"Notify Moderator" may be used if you feel a post goes against LP's rules and guidelines. Also known as "flagging" the post.

"Email Post" may be used to email the post to yourself or someone else.

Can I run my own forum?

Yes, UBB.threads is available at www.infopop.com

Help! I'm having trouble logging in

This checklist may help you successfully login:

1) Make sure you are entering your password correctly. They are case-sensitive.
2) Ensure that your browser supports cookies; if so, check the security level you are using. High levels of security restriction in certain browsers will automatically reject cookies. In order to use the key features of these forums, you'll need to accept cookies.
3) Completely logout by hitting the Logout link on the page, and then log back in again.
4) After logging in, you may have to hit the reload/refresh button on your Web browser to expedite the authentication.
5) If these steps don't work you can try purging your cookies from this site using the My Cookies tool.
6) If you continue to have problems, go to the login page. Enter your Username in the Username field and click the "I forgot my password" button. A temporary password will be generated and emailed to the email address used for the account setup. You MUST enter a Username in the Username field before you use this feature.

I forgot my password!

If you have forgotten your password, don't worry! You can very easily have a temporary password emailed to you. All you need to do is go to the login page of the forums and enter your Username in the Username field. Then click the button marked I forgot my password, and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address of the username you registered.

This process is safe because the password is only emailed to the original owner of the account. There is no way to steal the password by using this feature.

 



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