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For everyone that is new to govols247.com, !! For those that have been here a while, this may be a refresher or update for you. Some of you may be used to other sites or message boards, but 247Sports offers a whole variety of different features. I think I'll keep this pinned for awhile. Hopefully this will help you out getting started….
-For a topic to be rated, rate the original post in the thread by clicking the green Upvote arrow or the red Downvote arrow. You can rate any post the same way. This is also how a poster becomes “Rated.” Under the poster’s name you can find their number of stars, and by holding the mouse over those stars you can see their actual rank.
-The Blue Board- Main football message board.
-The Green Board- Main basketball message board.
-247Rumors- Formerly known as the established FootballRumorMill.com, 247Rumors is your home for the latest chatter around college football, including coaching changes, recruiting and other relevant information.
-There is a Private Message feature, so if you have a question for a staff member or another poster and dont want to post it, PM them by clicking the white envelope by their name.
-Navigation throughout 247 is insanely simple. Next to each thread you will notice a Green Envelope. When this is lit up, that means you have viewed this thread. If there is a little orange guy on there, that means you have posted in that thread. You can click on this green envelope when it is lit up and it will take you to the last post you read. This eliminates scanning through the entire thread to find where you left off.
-You can “Follow” any board. When you do this, up in the right hand corner of your screen, under “My Boards”, you can quickly flip though boards without having to go to each team site first.
-You can feel free to post on other team boards. This is great for in season discussions.
- 247 has the best Mobile Site in the business. At the bottom of the page you will be able to find this feature. This is great for smartphones and tablets.
- The Tennessee-specific emoticons are and
- Player profiles include Interests, Timelines, Photos, Stats, Twitter References, etc….
Here is Vonn Bell as an example.
-If there are photos thread, you can click on the first photo in the thread and it will pop up bigger. Then you can see every photo in the thread just by using your right arrow button. No need to open and close each thread to see all the photos. Can scroll through them all.
-When attaching a video to a post, please use the attach video link instead of the attach link, link. Will allow you to watch the video on the site inside the thread without leaving. Likewise, use attach link area for links and attach photo area for pictures. Helps with functionality/features to use the correct method to attach to the post.
Hopefully this gets everyone on the right track. Got a great group of posters and staff here. Got any other questions, just ask.
Your team. All the time.
FYI - I mentioned this in another thread, but the private message indicators have been a bit hit or miss lately. It is good practice to check your inbox every day - indicator or not - just to see if you have a message or two from us or from other users.
We have rules?? Wow- new to me!
On a serious note- explain upvotes and downvotes a little further. Not sure they are getting used correctly.
This post was edited by OrangeVol79 18 months ago
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
This is one of those "Life Changing Moments"...
Did not know this, wow. How did I miss this, ha!
It will change your life. Promise.
Kevin how do I keep from typing in my email and password each time I sign in after I have logged off? . I have to go in through safari on my iPhone.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bafletch 18 months ago
If you check the box next to "Save Password" or "Remember Password" — whatever it says — you shouldn't have that problem. I never have to log in on my iPhone unless I actually sign out of my account, which I seldom do.
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There should be a small box that says keepe logged in on the sign in page. If you check that it should remember you so you don't have to keep signing in.
If you have been checking the box and it hasn't been remembering you, check and make sure you don't have "cookies" disabled on your device. If you have your "cookies" disabled it won't allow us to store that info and keep you logged in all the time.
Got a little technical there, so hope it makes sense.
Thank you, sir
Can you turn off pictures and Signatures on post. I view at work sometimes and there are pictures I would not like seen by co workers. Also, just signed up for my annual Subscription
There's a button in the top-right corner of the screen where you can turn off signatures.
Glad to hear you decided to go ahead and sign up for an annual subscription. We appreciate you being here!
This post was edited by Ryan Callahan 18 months ago
Thanks, Marx! We will work hard every day to make sure you think it ends up being one of the biggest bargains you've come across thus far!
I see Ryno answered your question as well. That is a common one. Turn off sigs is top right on the board right under the On This Board number.
welcome to the board , you will love it here
I've done everything on here and can never get it to remember me or it just randomly logs me out. I finally gave up
Something is obviously wrong with your cookie disabler. Maybe you accidentally burned a batch.
Lol no doubt..
Most people don't use down votes if they just disagree with someone. Most reserve down votes for trolls, posts that attack someone or call names/personal attacks, etc.
You have to "earn" your down votes. Prevents people from just going around and being haters and down voting all the time. You get 25 votes a day, and a max of 5 of them can be down votes.
That said, up votes and down votes are yours. You can use them however you wish - that's the beauty of them.
If you vote on the original post in a thread, that will help the thread get "rated" and the rating will appear on the topics page. If you up vote or down vote any post other than the original post in a thread, it is for that user only and will impact their using rating and star rating. We will do much more with these in the future, but right now you can actually filter the board and follow only posters who have 5-stars, etc.
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