Backtalk Papaya Interface Help

Since you have not logged in, some functions described here are not available.

You accessed help from the "read" page. Things you might want to do from this page include:

Respond to the item you are reading.
There is a box at the bottom of the page where you can enter your own response to this item. Note that you can edit the version of your name that will be attached to this particular response. You may also be able to select between several different formatting options.

Plain Text
Response is displayed just as you typed it in.
Pure HTML
HTML tags may be embedded in your response. Note that unclosed tags will automatically be closed, and especially obnoxious HTML constructs will be automatically deleted.
Lazy HTML
Same as pure HTML, except blank lines are automatically turned into <P> tags.

These options may not be available in some conferences.

Go to another item.
The and item links will goto the next or previous selected item. If you are reading new responses, this will be the next or previous new item. If you are reading all responses, this will be the immediate next or previous unforgotten item.

See older responses.
Normally you are only shown the new responses. If you want to go back and see some older ones too, the "Redisplay" control at the bottom of the screen will do it for you.

Preserve the item as unread.
If the item was new, and you still want it to be new the next time you come back, the use the button at the bottome of the screen.

Forget the item.
Use the button at the top or bottom of the page if you never want to see this item again.

Hide one of your postings.
If a "hide" link appears next to your message, then clicking on it will hide that response. It will not be show by default, but other users will still be able to see it by clicking on a link. This is a good thing to do with really long postings that are not of universal interest. You can reverse this by clicking on the "unhide" link that will appear next your hidden responses.

Delete one of your postings.
If a "delete" link appears next to your message, then clicking on it will delete that message. It will no longer be possible for anyone to read this response. This is not reversable.

Retitle one of your items.
If a "retitle" link appears next to the item title, you can click this to change the title of the item.

Edit one of your responses.
If an "edit" link appears next to your responses, then you can edit the text of the response. This is not enabled on all systems.

Enter a new item.
Want to start a new topic of conversation? Use the button at the top of the page.

Go to a different conference.
You can use the and buttons to go to the next or previous conference on your hot list. Or you can use the links at the bottom of the screen to return to the main menu to select a new conference or to type in the name of a conference you want to jump to.

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