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<h2>Frequently Asked Questions</h2>
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<h3>GENERAL</h3>
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<li>Q. What is Quicksilver Forums?
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<li>A. Quicksilver Forums is a bulletin board system written in PHP 4 and MySQL. <a href="http://www.quicksilverforums.com/">http://www.quicksilverforums.com/</a>
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<li>Q. What is Mercuryboard?
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<li>A. Mercuryboard is kind of like the father of Quicksilver Forums. QSF was created using it as a starting point. <a href="http://www.mercuryboard.com/">http://www.mercuryboard.com/</a>
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<h3>INSTALLATION</h3>
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<li>Q. QuickSilver Forums keeps saying that it cannot update settings.php when I install it.
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<li>A. This is because the CHMOD setting are lower than 0666 or if you're running a windows server the file is not writable by the webserver.
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<li>Q. How do you change the CHMOD settings on Dreamweaver?
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<li>A. Go to the ftp log and type in <code>site CHMOD 666 /myForumFolder/settings.php</code>. We recommend using another FTP program such as Smart FTP. Dreamweaver is not well suited to moving files around.
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<li>Q. It wants details for a MySQL database. I don't know how to create one!
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<li>A. <a href="http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/database-use.html">http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/database-use.html</a> Also your hosting provider may have created tools to help you manage MySQL. Speak to your hosting provider, they are there to help you.
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<li>Q. Does Quicksilver Forums work on databases other than MySQL?
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<li>A. No.
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<li>Q. I can't post! / How do you create forums?
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<li>A. Go into "admin cp -&gt; Create a forum" and create a CATEGORY and set the permissions to default. Now go to" Create a forum" again and create a forum using that category and using the permissions from that category.
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<li>Q. Why do I have to create categories?
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<li>A. Every forum must exist within a category. And forums can act as a category for other forums. You can make a very complex hierarchy if you wish but it must have at least 1 category and 1 forum.
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<li>Q. Should I use Full permissions or No Permissions when creating forums?
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<li>A. Generally no. They can be useful for advanced operators of live/test sites.
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<li>Q. How do i allow guests to post?
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<li>A. Change their permissions in "admin cp -&gt; Edit a group's permissions" to allow "Create polls", "Create replies" and "Create topics" in specified forums.
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<h3>OPERATION</h3>
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<li>Q. The board is blank or gabled.
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<li>A. In your Admin CP, go to Edit Board Settings and disable GZIP. 
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<h3>ADVANCED</h3>
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<li>Q. Can I look at the database?
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<li>A. There is a tool in the admin cp to allow running SQL queries for advanced users. Or we can recommend using phpMyAdmin for browsing the structure / data.
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<li>Q. Can I put PHP code into temmplates?
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<li>A. Generally no. But you can get createive using the following syntax: <code>&lt;IF (php condition)&gt;(html output)&lt;/IF&gt;</code> And there are also modlets that allow you to drop in code <code>&lt;MODLET mymodletname()&gt;</code>
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<li>Q. I think I found a bug?
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<li>A. Visit the website, search to see if someone found it already, if not then report what happened and how to repeat it.
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<li>Q. Can I help the Quicksilver Forums team?
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<li>A. Visit the website and jump right in. It's an open house party!
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If you need further help please go to:
<a href="http://forums.quicksilverforums.com/index.php?a=forum&amp;f=7">http://forums.quicksilverforums.com/index.php?a=forum&amp;f=7</a>
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