Preferences



Preferences allow you to dictate various behaviours of the phpBB software in regards to your interaction with it.

5.3.3.1. Global

Global settings control various overall interactions with the phpBB software.

  • Users can contact by e-mail: If Yes is selected, users can e-mail you via the "e-mail" button in your profile.

  • Administratos can e-mail me information: If Yes is selected, you will receive mass-emails sent out by the board administrator.

  • Allow users to send you private messages: If Yes is selected, users can send you private messages via the board.

  • Hide my online status: If Yes is selected, your online status will be hidden to users. Note that administrators and moderators will still be able to view your online status.

  • Notify me on new privates messages: If Yes is selected, you will receive an email when you receive a new private messages.

  • Pop up window on new private messages: If Yes is selected, a pop-up window will appear on the board to alert you of new private messages.

  • My language: Allows you to specify what language pack the board utilizes. Note that this setting applies only to board language strings; posts will be rendered in the language they were written.

  • My timezone: Allows you to specify what timezone board times should appear in.

  • Summer Time / DST is in effect: If Yes is selected, board times will appear one hour earlier than the selected setting. Note that this setting is not updated automatically; you will have to change it manually when needed.

  • My date format: Controls what format times are rendered in. You may select one of the options in the dropdown box -- advanced users may select "Custom" and input a custom format (in the format of the php.net date function).

5.3.3.2. Posting

Posting settings control the default settings of the posting editors when you create a post. Note that these options are controllable on an individual basis while posting.

  • Enable BBCode by default: When Yes is selected, BBCode is enabled within the post editor.

  • Enable smiles by default: When Yes is selected, smiles will be rendered within your posts.

  • Attach my signature by default: When Yes is selected, your signature will be appended to your posts.

  • Notify me upon replies by default: When yes is selected, you will be notified by email when a reply to your post is made.

5.3.3.3. Display

Display settings control how posts and topics are rendered in the various board views.

The following settings control how the contents of posts and private messages are rendered.

  • Display images within posts: When Yes is selected, images will be displayed.

  • Display Flash animations: When Yes is selected, Flash animations will be rendered.

  • Display smilies as images: When Yes is selected, smilies will be rendered as images instead of as their text equivalent.

  • Display signatures: When yes is selected, user signatures will be displayed.

  • Display avatars: When yes is selected, user avatars will be shown.

  • Enable word censoring: When yes is selected, the text of posts and private messages will be censored according to the word cesnor list defined by the administrator.

The following settings control how topics are displayed in the forum view.

  • Display topics from previous days: This setting limits the age of topics which should be displayed. By default, all topics are shown.

  • Display topics ordering by: This setting changes the order of how topics are shown. Topics can be ordered by author, post time, number of replies, subject, or number of views.

  • Display topic order direction: Topics can be displayed in either ascending or descending order.

The following settings control how posts are displayed in the topic view.

  • Display posts from previous days: This setting limits the age of posts which should be displayed. By default, all posts are shown.

  • Display posts ordering by: This setting changes the order of how posts are shown. Posts can be ordered by author, post time, number of replies, subject, or number of views.

  • Display topic order direction: Posts can be displayed in either ascending or descending order.

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