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CATEGORIES MENU

When the Messages tool opens you will be brought first to the Categories menu of the messages tool. Here you will find each of your categories displayed

Name - This field lists the names of each of your categories. If you would like to see the messages and topic belonging to a category, click on the name of that category.

New Topics - This number shows how many of the topics have not yet been activated if you have chosen the moderated option in the configuration to approve every topic posted to the bulletin board.

Topics - This number shows the number of topics that belong to each category.

Return - Click on this button to return to the EZ-BulletinBoard Main Menu.

MESSAGES MENU

When the Messages Menu opens you will see the category you are in as the title of the page. You will also see a table displaying all the “New Topics” that have not yet been activated. If no topics exist than a message will appear stating so. If your bulletin board is set to “No” for the moderated option then instead you will immediately see all of your topics and replies listed in this table.

Topic Name - This column displays the name of each topic or reply.

Status - This column reports the status of the posting. If it is a topic it will display as either Active or Not Active. If the posting is a reply then reply will appear in this field.

Topic Starter - The names of the people who posted the topic or reply.

Date - This column shows when the topic or reply was posted to the bulletin board.

Show All - If your bulletin board is set on moderated in the configuration then you can use this button to show the active topics and all their replies. If your account is not set on moderated then this option has no function.

Activate - Use this feature to activate any of the new topics posted or to reactive a topic you previously closed. First click on the radio button to the left of the topic and click on the activate button. The page should refresh and the account will appear as active.
Edit - Use this feature to edit any of the topics or replies that have been posted to your bulletin board. First click on the radio button to the left of the topic or reply that you want to edit. A new page will open with the following option will appear.

Name: This is the name of the topic or reply. This field has unlimited size.

Email: The email of the topic or reply. This field has unlimited size.

Topic: The topic name. Unlimited size.

Message: The body of the topic or reply. Unlimited size.

Close Topic - If you wish to discontinue the ability to post replies to a topic but you still want your customers to view the postings you can close a topic. Click on the radio button to the left of the topic or on one of the replies belonging to that topic and click on the “Close Topic” button.

Delete - If you wish to completely remove a topic and all the replies belonging to it, or if you just want to delete a single reply, then click on the radio button to the left of the topic or reply you want to delete and click on the delete button. A new page will then open and ask if you are sure you want to delete this topic. Clicking on “Yes” will delete the reply or the topic and it’s replies. Clicking “No” will return back to the messages menu without deleting the topic ore reply.

Return - Clicking on “Return” goes back to the categories menu of the messages tool.

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