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Welcome to the new Robert Newton chatboard! This is a place to discuss the colorful and talented actor and his work. (Feel free to carry over discussions from the previous message board, located at www.voy.com/17058/, to this one. (If copying and pasting, please use quotation marks and mention who you are quoting. Thanks.)

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Welcome!

This topic contains general information about how to use this board. (If you get stuck and have a question, please use the "Help" topic, right here in the "Administration" forum.) Please be especially sure to read (and follow) the "Rules and Guidelines."

This board has many more features than the old board (http://www.voy.com/17058/); I hope veterans of the old chatboard will enjoy the new functionality and that new users will find it more conducive to joining in the discussion, since you can create and manage your own account rather than having to request a password from the administrator as with the previous board. Also note the easier-to-remember forum address: brobertnewton.runboard.com. (Runboard automatically tacks a "b" onto the beginning of all board names when they are first created; don't ask me why.)

Veteran forum users, please feel free to carry previous discussions over to this board by finding the appropriate topic or starting a new one under the appropriate "forum" section. (You may copy and paste relevant passages from the old board to this one, but please be sure to mention whose words you're quoting. Alternately, you can summarize what we were talking about.) Topics that seem better suited to some other forum (or warrant establishing a new one) may be moved at the discretion of the administrator.

Here are some other added features you'll find on this board:

* You can create a profile to let people know as much or as little about you when they click on your username

* You can upload an avatar which will appear next to all your posts. In case you're not familiar with them, an avatar is a an image you choose to identify you to other users (e.g., pick your favorite Robert Newton photo--but make sure it's no larger than 60x60 pixels; sorry that's Runboard's rules, not mine)

* If you realize you've made a mistake after posting, you can go back and edit your post! emoticon

* You can use italics, bold, etc. to format your text and spice it up with smileys emoticon

* In addition to creating discussion topics, you can also create polls

* Topics are organized by general theme, which should make them easier to find (and result in less duplication, I hope!); only the administrator can start a new "forum" section (i.e., theme), but if you believe one is needed, please send me a private message or post your suggestion under "Feedback"

* Registered users can send and receive private messages (keeping your e-mail address private)

* Important topics can be made "sticky" (by the administrator) so that they remain at the top, even though other topics rotate position (like they do here), with the most recent at the top

* You can subscribe to the topics you're interested in via the "subscribe" link above and/or check the box below your posting (while you're composing it) to receive e-mail notifications when your posting has been replied to

* You can see at a glance when the last post was made to each general heading and by whom

Enjoy!

Last edited by vampyrate, 10/16/2007, 10:08 pm


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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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In case you're having any trouble figuring out how to get around this board (specifically, getting back to the previous topic or the main page after you've made a post, other than clicking your Back button), look at the upper left corner of the current message or group of messages (above the ads). There you'll find the links back to "Robert Newton" (the main page of the board), followed by the "forum" name (which seems to me more like a topic), and then the subtopic ... depending what level you're currently at. (The links aren't underlined, which is why I was having trouble figuring it out! Alas, I don't know enough about CSS to customize the look of this board the way I'd like to; this pre-existing theme seemed to go best with the site colors.) Anyway, to navigate back, just click on the link for the level you want to get back to.

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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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Suggestions for "Forum" titles


All "Forums" (that is, general headings for a group of topics) on this board must be created by the administrator (that's me!); only "Topics" (that is, specific topics within forums) can be created by general users (that's you!). Since I'm sure I haven't thought of everything, if you'd like to request the creation of a new Forum, please suggest it here (along with a description). So far we have "Administration," "Film, TV, and stage work," and "The Man Behind the Role." I've also added a "Miscellaneous" category, but that should be used as a last resort if you really can't find any other appropriate place for your post. What else have I forgotten? Thanks in advance for your ideas!

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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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1. Be respectful of others and their opinions. Discussion of differing opinions is welcome; "flaming" is not. Trolling (the intentional sowing of discord by making inflammatory remarks) will not be tolerated. (For a more complete explanation of trolling and how to respond, please visit this site: members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm.) Postings that violate this rule may be deleted at the administrator's discretion.

2. When discussing films, please be cautious about revealing information that could spoil the viewing experience for someone who has not seen the movie yet. When discussing major plot revelations or endings of films, be sure to preface such comments with the words "Spoiler alert."

3. Before starting a new topic, make sure a suitable topic for your post doesn't already exist. If it does, please post your comments as a reply instead.

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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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Avatars


Reposted from the "Help!" topic:

To create an avatar (the identifying image that appears below your username on all postings):

1. Select an image to use. (The board doesn't provide them, so pick one from your hard drive--it can be a photo or an image you created with a graphics program.)

2. To display correctly, the size should be 100x100 pixels. (Open it up in your graphics program and resize it as necessary. If you have Photoshop, an easy way to size the picture is to set either the height or width, whichever is larger, to 100 pixels, with the other dimension being larger. Then crop the other dimension using the rectangle tool, but hold down the shift key; this will force the selection to be square.)

3. If you don't have your own website to store the photo, upload it to a free image-hosting site like Photobucket or ImageShack. Select the direct URL to the image and "copy" it.

[An alternative to the above is to create a customized avatar using a site like meez.com, which will automatically store your avatar online.]

4. Log into Runboard (if you haven't already) and go to the "Control Panel."

5. Click "Change miscellaneous options." (The Control Panel is also the place where you can set up your profile, under "Change my registration information." Better to compose it offline, then copy and paste it in here since the window is so small.)

6. Under "Change miscellaneous options," paste the URL (address) of your image into the first blank, next to "Avatar ..." (You can also change other preferences, like your signature, while you're here.)

7. At the bottom of the page, click "Save settings."

Last edited by vampyrate, 10/27/2007, 5:49 pm


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"It's all rather stylish and pretty and rather worrying" --Timothy Spall on his costume in Sweeney Todd

"He must have been fun." --Emlyn Williams (liner notes from "Emlyn Williams as Dylan Thomas in 'A Boy Growing Up'")
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