Jute Help and FAQ

Terms and Features

Forum - The forum is the whole installation, and usually contains multiple boards.

Board - A board contains topics, which in turn contain the posts. Boards can be private, so they are only visible to admins, moderators and members. Boards can be read-only, so they only allow posts by admins. Users can subscribe to a board, which means they will get all new posts in that board in one daily email.

 Normal board
 Board with new posts

Topic - A topic, otherwise known as thread, contains all the posts on a specific subtopic, that should be named in the topic's subject. Boards have an expiration value that determines after how many days its topics will expire after their last post has been made. An important topic can be set to "protected", so that it never expires. Admins and moderators can lock a topic, so that no new posts can be made to it.

 Normal topic
 Hot topic
 Topic with new posts
 Hot topic with new posts
 Locked topic

Post - A post is a single public message by a user. It can be either a first post, which starts a new topic, or a reply to an existing topic. Posts can be edited and deleted after posting.

 Normal post
 New post
 Deleted post

User - A user is anyone who registers an account in the forum. Everyone needs to register to write in the forum, anonymous posting is not possible. However, there is no need for an account just for reading. Users can be granted membership status to selected boards, enabling them to see and post in private boards.

Forum Administrator - A forum admin can control and edit everything in the forum. A forum can have multiple forum admins.

Board Moderator - A board moderator's powers are limited to the boards he is admin of. A board moderators can edit, delete posts by normal users, mark topics as protected or locked, and delete topics. A board can have multiple moderators.

Markup Tags and Smileys

Markup Tags - There are two types of markup tags that can be used in posts: HTML tags and Jute's own markup tags. Both can be enabled/disabled for each board, though HTML tags will be typically disabled for security reasons. Available Jute tags:

Button Tag Description
[b]text[/b] makes text bold
[i]text[/i] makes text italic
[u]text[/u] makes text underline
[color=color]text[/color] makes text color
[center]text[/center] centers anything
[sup]text[/sup] makes text superscript
[sub]text[/sub] makes text subscript
[code]text[/code] makes text nonproportional with fixed-width font
[quote]text[/quote] offsets the block for replies
[url]link[/url] makes the given url into a clickable link
[url=link]description[/url] makes the given description into a clickable link
[email]address[/email] makes the given email address clickable
[email=address]name[/email] makes the given name into a clickable email address
[img]link[/img] embeds an image
[img width height]link[/img] embeds an image and specifies it's dimensions
[iframe]link[/iframe] makes the content inside inline floating frame

Smileys - Smileys (or Smilies, Graemlins, Emotions) are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. Let's face it, sometimes words alone do not suffice. Adding a winking smilie, for instance, may help you clarify that you are joking. Use your smilies sparingly, though-- if overused, smilies can be downright annoying. The following emoticons are displayed as images:

Smiley Tag Description Smiley Tag Description
smile :) Smile shy :8) Shy
sad :( Sad shocked :O) Shocked
big smile :D Big smile angry :!( Angry
cool 8D Cool dead xx( Dead
blush :I Blush sleepy |) Sleepy
tongue :P Tongue kisses :X Kisses
evil :}) Evil approve :^) Approve
wink ;) Wink approve :~) Disapprove
clown :o) Clown question :?) Question
black eye B) Black Eye

Frequently Asked Questions

Logging - You browser must have cookies enabled. Jute stores your user ID and password via cookies on your computer, so that you only have to type them in once.

Logout - You only need to logout if you are using a computer that is also used by other non-trusted persons. Jute stores your user ID and password via cookies on your computer, and these are removed on logout. You can also use the "Limit login duration to browser session duration" option in your profile to automatically logout when your browser's session ends.

Font face and size settings - You browser must support CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and have them enabled, otherwise these and some other non-critical display preferences won't be visible. Note: in Netscape 4, Javascript must be active for CSS to work.

Bugs - Jute is still not a bug free application,so if you find any bugs just post it to http://jute.cjsdn.com, we will try to fix ASAP.

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