Advertising is not allowed in the blog section. Any posts which contain adverts, rates, contact details - emails, phone numbers etc will be removed and the user will recieve warnings etc. Repeated offenders may even receive bans.
The blog sidebar contains the links to maintain your blog as well as information in regards to your blog and the other blogs that you may visit.
If you are allowed to post blog entries, you will always have a link at the top of the blog sidebar titled "Add new Post". This link allows you to post entries immediately, entries that will post automatically at a future date, or create a draft entry for later review and posting.
Entries that you wish to create now but have them become publicly available at a later time are referred to as Pending Entries. To create a pending entry, create an entry as normal but before submitting the entry, find Publish Status in the Miscellaneous Options on the lower section of the entry creation page. This option defaults to Publish Now.
Change Publish Now to Publish On and then choose the date and time that you wish for the entry to go live. Due to the architecture, pending entries can appear a few minutes later than the time that you specify but they will have a time stamp that matches the date and time that you choose.
Your Pending and Draft entries are only viewable by you until they are published.
Draft entries allow you to compose an entry in stages. To create a draft entry, create an entry as normal but before submitting the entry, find Publish Status in the Miscellaneous Options on the lower section of the entry creation page. This option defaults to Publish Now.
Change Publish Now to Draft and then save. Alternatively, you may press the Save Draft button at any time.
Your Pending and Draft entries are only viewable by you until they are published.
You may also post entries that have a time stamp in the past. This is useful for those entries that you just forgot to post and they work best in chronological order.
To past date an entry, create an entry as normal but before submitting the entry, find Publish Status in the Miscellaneous Options on the lower section of the entry creation page. This option defaults to Publish Now.
Change Publish Now to Publish On and then choose the date and time that you wish for the entry to appear to have been posted. If you select a date in the future, you will be creating a Pending Entry.
You may categorize entries in multiple categories of your own creation. Before you may categorize entries, you must define your categories in the Blog Control Panel.
After creating your categories, you will be able to select multiple categories from the blog entry page during the creation of a new entry, or by editing an existing entry.
The Allow comments to be posted option controls the commenting ability of your viewers. When this option is disabled, only you and blog moderators will be able to comment on the entry. If you are allowed to edit entries, you may turn this option on and off after an entry has been published to control the commenting ability as time passed.
You may set the default for this choice in the Blog Control Panel.
The Moderate comments before posting option controls the visibility of comments. When this option is enabled, comments by anyone other than you and blog moderators are invisible until you approve them. If you are allowed to edit entries, you may turn this option on and off after an entry has been published to control the visibility of new comments as time passed.
You may set the default for this choice in the Blog Control Panel.
The Allow trackback / pingback option controls the usability of trackbacks and pingbacks. When this option is enabled, other blogs may post trackback (or pingback) entries to your blog. Trackback and pingback entries are always moderated by default so they will not be seen by anyone else until you approve them. If you are allowed to edit entries, you may turn this option on and off after an entry has been published.
You may set the default for this choice in the Blog Control Panel.
This option will not appear if trackbacks / pingbacks have been disabled by the administrator.
The Notify blogs linked within this blog entry and Send Trackback / Pingback to options allow you to notify other blogs that you have posted an entry in regard to them. You should always include the link to the other blog entry in your entry. Once you send the pingback request, the other blog is going to request your entry and verify that you really did include the link. If you are allowed to edit entries, you may still send pingback notices after the entry has been published.
This option will not appear if trackbacks / pingbacks have been disabled by the administrator.
The Restrict entry viewing to Contacts and Blog Moderators option will restrict the viewing of an entry to just those members on your contact list and to Blog moderators. This allows you to leave your blog open to all members but still have the ability to restrict viewing on an entry to entry basis.
You must be invited by the blog owner in order to join a blog.
For your own safety and welfare, please keep all your personal details private. Do not tell other people your real full name or where you live or any other personally identifying information about yourself. Don't post your email address or phone number in the public threads, if you want to exchange details with someone, do this via PM.
Please treat others with respect at all times here. You are welcome to disagree with people, debate issues, voice opinions etc, but you must do it with respect. It is not ok to launch verbal attacks, call people names or otherwise be aggressive or rude or hurtful or offensive. If you are, you will be warned or banned, possibly permanently, depending on the severity of the offence.
Never harass or threaten another user. If you do so you risk being warned, banned or possibly even having your details passed to the police.
We will not tolerate discrimination based on gender, race, nationality or sexuality here. Any posts of a discriminatory nature will be deleted or edited and the offending poster given a warning or banned, depending on the gravity of the situation.
Persons maliciously impersonating any other user or person here will be permanently banned. In the past people have impersonated others here in a humorous way, especially celebrities and well known people. We do have a sense of humour, but to ensure your joke is not potentially harmful, please make it clear you are a comedy impersonator and not the actual person. For example don't register as "Barack Obama" but "Barack Obama Clone" or "Barack Obama Fan" would be fine.
Please do not use more than one account. We may turn a blind eye to people having multiple user IDs if we feel they have created an additional ID for comedy purposes only and it has caused no harm, but if we feel a user has created a duplicate ID for dishonourable purposes, the duplicated ID(s) will be banned and the user's original ID may also be banned.
Do not attempt to provoke others into bad behaviour. If you do this, you will be banned.
If you do not get on with another board user you can opt to 'ignore' their posts. To do this click on their member name where it appears on a board then click 'User Lists' then 'Add to Ignore List'. Future posts by that member will then appear deleted to you.
Journalists and researchers wishing to engage our users must first contact an Administrator and obtain permission to create a message board thread, which will only be given once credentials have been checked. Under no circumstances are journalists or researchers permitted to go "undercover" on our website or make unsolicited contact with our users via private message, email or chat.
Please report suspected journalists or researchers not following the rules to an Administrator.
Don't post copyrighted materials here without permission from the owner. If it comes to our attention that copyrighted material has been posted here, we will remove it. We ban persons who post copyrighted material here maliciously or continue to do so after us warning them not to continue.
Do not make the same post in multiple locations. We will ban users who duplicate after we have warned them not to continue doing so.
Don't keep replying to your own posts purely to keep your thread on top.
We do not allow messages which are written in code or a language which isn't English. If you post in code or a foreign language your post may be edited or deleted. We will ban users who post in code or a foreign language after we have warned them not to continue doing so. This rule does not apply to the Private Forums for escorts, escorts may post in any language they wish there. There is also an Irish speaking forum where it is appropriate to post in the Irish language. Posting in Irish is not allowed in any other area of the site (including signatures) and must be restricted to this forum only.
Please try to use good English so your posts are easily understandable to all. Please don't shout by typing your messages in all capital letters. Dividing your message into paragraphs will also make it easier for people to read, especially if it is long.
We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to spamming, whether you are an advertising customer of ours or not. We consider posting any Adverts outside of the Adverts section spamming. We also consider posting non-relevant or inappropriate adverts within the Adverts section spamming. To prevent annoyance to the community we generally permanently ban all users we find spamming.
Any user found to be sending spam private messages will have their account banned.
We are an adult only community and we will tolerate a bit of swearing, but please don't go overboard. Also please note swearing at another person is not acceptable. E.g. It is ok to say "I got shit-face drunk last night" but don't say to another user "You are a cunt". If you language becomes unacceptably foul or you direct foul language at another user, you may be banned.
Please try to avoid offensive sexually explicitness... Yes this is an adult website, but you can still push what most of our users would consider the boundaries of good taste!
Requests for unprotected sex or offers of unprotected sex will be removed and the poster permanently banned.
Posting or requesting information about child sexual exploitation or any other illegal activity will result in immediate banning. We may also report you to the police.
No pictures / images / videos should be posted which contain children (under 18s). No pictures / images or videos should be posted which contain animals and humans (especially naked) which appear to be of a sexual nature. If you are found to be posting any such pictures / images or videos you will be infracted or banned, possibly permanently.
Don't post anybody's personal information here (including, but not limited to, the real name of any person involved in the English escort business or the address of any escort.). You can expect to be permanently banned if you break this rule.
Do not publish on the message boards or otherwise distribute a PM from another user or a Chat Log of your conversation with another user without either their permission or the permission of an Administrator.
Off topic posts are only allowed in our Soap Opera section.
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You cannot change your username.
We are regularly asked by users to delete threads they have started and posts they have made. This takes up our time and is confusing and irritating to our other users who have taken part in the discussion that you started and now want deleted. Please don't create threads and make posts that you will want removed at a future date as we will not do this for you.
You can report any post via the 'Report Post' link at the top of every post or by sending a PM to an Administrator. Please do report problem posts to us. If you don't, we may not see them! If you have come onto our board to complain about something to do with our website, please ensure you also send a PM to an Administrator, to ensure we don't miss your complaint.
Our Community Moderators are volunteers who may step in and restore order if they feel a thread is getting nasty or otherwise objectionable. They are not obliged to do anything for any user and deserve to be treated with respect at all times. Community moderators can only delete, edit or move posts / threads. If you want to complain that another user should be banned or need a complex matter investigated, you should PM an Administrator. You may complain about any Community Moderator to an Administrator, but please note that our Community Moderators have been chosen carefully and we will not overrule their decisions lightly.
Individual boards may have additional rules that relate to that board only. These will be located at the top of the board. If applicable, please read these also before posting.
Please don't join our community in order to promote your website. Links to other websites are only permitted when we feel they are of benefit to our community. If we allow you to place advertisements on our message boards that include links to your website, we ask that you add a return link to Escort Ireland to your website. This is only fair. You can get Escort Ireland banners and link codes here.
Where posts include a quotation from another post, the post being referenced may be quoted in whole or in part(s). Quotations must be an accurate reference to the original author's post. Editing posts, such that they are amended, added to or changed in any way shall constitute a breach of posting rules. Equally, taking different words or segments of text out of a post and combining them to misquote somebody or alter the context of the quotation shall also constitute a breach of the posting rules. Offenders will receive infractions if this occurs and persistent offenders may have their user name banned. The only exception to this posting rule, is in the case of Community Moderators amending posts and/or quotations which infringe against other posting rules.
As of November 2010, any organisers, affiliates or employees of Escort Advertising cannot participate in any competitions run on the Escort Advertising website.
Please be aware that we do log information on all visitors to this website and we will cooperate with the police and others regards persons who violate our rules and / or the law.
The last resorts would be telling you what to post about, what topics are approved or banning a user. However obvious trolling or posts singling out, pointing to a specific escort, being rude, abusive or offensive will be deleted and users might be banned. If you feel offended by any post on the forums, please report it by using the exclamation icon - report a post button or contact a moderator directly. As a general rule we try to inform you when we step in and change / remove your post, however if you are unsure why we did it, just send us a PM. We give you a warning before banning, except severe cases of abuse, harassment or trolling where a prompt action might be called for.
Making allegations against the Company, defamatory and possibly libelous comments will result in an immediate banning.
All ban duration's will be at moderators' discretion.
A bulletin board is an online discussion site. It's sometimes also called a 'board' or 'forums'. It may contain several categories, consisting of forums, threads and individual posts.
The bulletin board as a whole contains various categories (broad subject areas), which themselves contain forums (more specific subject areas) which contain threads (conversations on a topic) which are made up of individual posts (where a user writes something).
The board home page has a list of categories and forums, with basic statistics for each - including the number of threads and posts, and which member posted the most recent message.
When you click on a forum's name, you are taken to the list of threads it contains. A thread is a conversation between members or guests. Each thread starts out as a single post and grows as more individual posts are added by different users. Threads can be rated to show how useful or popular they are and may contain polls.
To start a new thread simply click on the + Post New Thread button (you may need the right permissions to do this).
Threads can be ordered in many different ways. The default is to have the thread with the most recent activity at the top. But you can easily change this ordering, for example to have the thread with the most posts at the top, or the highest rating. Simply click on the appropriate column heading at the top of the list of threads (Thread, Thread Starter, Rating, Last Post, Replies or Views). You can also reverse the sorting order by clicking the arrow next to the name of the active option. (Note that 'sticky' threads will always be at the top no matter how you change the viewing options).
When there are more threads to display than will fit on a single page, you may see the 'Page' box, which contains page numbers. This indicates that the list of threads has been split over two or more pages.
This method of splitting lists of items over many pages is used throughout the board.
'Sticky' threads are created by moderators or administrators, and remain 'stuck' to the top of the listing, even if they haven't had any posts recently. Their purpose is to keep important information visible and accessible at all times.
To read a thread, click on its title. Each post in a thread is created by a member or a guest. You'll see some brief information about the member who created the thread above the main post message. In some cases it will be to the side of the post.
To post a reply to an existing thread, click on the + Reply to Thread button. If this button does not appear, it could mean that you are not logged in as a member, or that you do not have permission to reply, or that the thread has been closed to new replies.
If enabled, there will also be a 'Quick Reply' box where you can quickly enter a reply without having to go to the 'Post Reply' page. You may need to click the quick reply button Reply to this Message Reply in a post to activate the quick reply box before you can type into it.
On long threads you may want to change how the posts are ordered. For more on different ways to view and navigate threads, see "Can I change the order of posts?".
If you know which forum you want to go to, you can use the 'Quick Navigation' control, which appears at the bottom of many pages within the board.
To view information about a particular member, click on the user name. This will take you to their public profile page.
The navigation bar at the top of every page has links to help you move around. A 'breadcrumb' area at the top left shows where you are now. A form on the right allows you to quickly login. With one click you can reach areas such as: the User Control Panel, FAQ (which you are reading now), the Calendar, Search options and Quick Links to other useful features.
On the board home page you'll see a section at the bottom that tells you what's going on at the moment. It tells you things like the number of registered users online, the number of guests, and even things like birthdays, and forthcoming events.
You may be able to change the styling of the board by using the style changer in the bottom left of the page. This lets you choose different skins which change the color scheme and appearance of the board. If this option does not appear, the board cannot be restyled.
You register by clicking on the 'Register' link near the top of the page. You will be asked to choose a user name, password and enter a valid email address. In addition there will be some other fields to which you will be invited to respond. Some will be mandatory while others are optional. Once this is complete you will either be fully registered, or in some cases you may have to click on a link in an 'activation email' sent to your email address. Once you have done this you will be registered.
Note that entering your email address will not leave you open to 'spam', as you can choose to hide it from other board users. You'll probably be able to allow other registered users to contact you via email, but the system won't display your email address to them unless you give permission.
If you are under the age of 13, the administrator may require that a parent or guardian provide consent before allowing you to complete the registration process. More information about this is available during the registration process.
To quickly find a thread or post of interest anywhere on the bulletin board, click on the 'Search' link in the navigation bar at the top of most forum pages. Then, type in the keyword or phrase you wish to search for, and select either 'Show Threads' or 'Show Posts' to view the results. By selecting posts, you will be shown only the actual post in which the search word appears.
For more control over the search, select 'Advanced Search' from the drop-down box. The advanced search page allows you to restrict your search to individual forums, find posts or threads by user, or return results based on tags. There are also options to find posts from a certain date, or threads with a certain number of replies.
If you are browsing a forum, you can quickly search for a thread or post within it by clicking on the 'Search this forum' link near the top of the page (it's above the list of threads). You can also search for individual posts within a thread by clicking on the 'Search this Thread' link at the top of any thread view page.
Announcements are special messages posted by the administrator or moderators. They are a simple one-way communication with the users and you can't reply. If you wish to discuss announcements, you will have to create a new thread in the forum.
Announcement threads are displayed at the top of forum listing pages, above regular and sticky threads.
You have a choice over how you view threads. When you're in a thread, look at the top bar. On the right hand side you'll see 'Display Mode'. Click on this and it lets you change how posts are ordered.
You have three choices:
Linear Mode - posts are displayed chronologically, usually from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously. It is possible to change the ordering by changing your preferences in the User CP.
Threaded Mode - a tree is shown along with every post. This shows you the relationship each post has to the others. It's easy to see who responded to whom. Only one post is shown at a time. By clicking on a single post in the post tree, the page will show that post and all posts made in response to it.
Hybrid Mode - This is a mixture of the linear and threaded modes. The post tree is displayed as in the threaded mode, but many posts are shown at the same time as in the linear modes.
There are two ways to quickly view recently created or updated threads.
The administrator can also set up the forums so that each thread you read is marked in the database. If this option is set, then new threads (or threads with new posts) will not be marked as read until you have actually read them.
There is a built-in time limit to this, however, that will automatically mark all threads as 'read' after a set number of day, whether you really have read them or not. The default setting is 10 days, but the administrator could make this higher or lower.
The forums allow you to rate threads between 1 star (terrible) and 5 stars (excellent). Once enough votes are cast for a thread, stars will appear next to its name in the listings. These show the average vote, and can be an easy way to see which threads are worth reading if you are on a busy forum.
On the forum viewing page you can also arrange threads by rating, with either the highest or lowest at the top.
It therefore makes sense to rate threads because it helps all users. To do this, click on the 'rate thread' link at the top of the thread viewing page. Choose the number of stars you feel best represents the quality of the thread. You may or may not be able to change your choice of rating at a later date.
At the top of each thread, there is a link called 'Thread Tools'. By clicking on this link, a menu will appear with a number of options:
Show Printable Version - this will show you a page with the thread post content in a reduced graphics format that is more 'printer friendly'.
Email this Page - if you think the thread may be interesting to someone else, you can forward a link to it to their email address.
Subscribe (or Unsubscribe) from this Thread - by subscribing to a thread, you will receive periodic email updates on recent activity within it. Click here for more information on subscriptions.
Adding a Poll - if you started the thread, you can add a poll to it with this option. Click here for more information on polls.
Tags are a useful way to search for threads with similar subject matter and content. This complements the normal search system, which searches only for certain words or phrases and/or posts by specific users.
To use tags, you add words or phrases to threads to help describe the content. For instance, if the subject matter is 'photography' then you can add the tag 'photography' to the tag list. But you could also add tags like 'digital image', and 'camera' (depending, of course, on the nature of the thread).
This will categorize this thread with all other threads that have matching tags, whether or not they have the word 'photography' in them.
When you register (and also when you login using the form at the top of the screen), you will be given the option to 'Remember Me'. This will store your identity securely in a cookie on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we recommend you do not enable this.
You can clear all your cookies set by the forum by clicking the 'logout' link at the top of the page. In some cases, if you return to the main index page via the link provided and you are still logged in, you may have to remove your cookies manually.
In Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP: Click the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Internet Options' from the menu that appears. Click 'Delete Cookies' on the dialog box that appears. It will be in the center area of the 'General' tab.
In Internet Explorer 7: Click the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Internet Options' from the menu that appears. Click 'Delete...', beneath 'Browsing History' on the dialog box that appears. It will be in the center area of the 'General' tab. Click 'Delete cookies...' on the next dialog box that appears.
In Firefox: Click the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Options' from the menu that appears. From the dialog box, select 'Privacy' on the left. Find 'Cookies' on the main pane, and click the 'Clear' button adjacent to it.
In Safari: Go to Preferences, Security, then show Cookies and either select 'Remove all' or select individual cookies and then the 'Delete' button.
In Opera: Go to Tools, Preferences, Advanced, Cookies, Manage cookies then select the name of this site and click the 'Delete' button.
Your cookies should now be removed. You may want to restart the computer and revisit the forums to be sure.
Other browsers may have a different method of clearing cookies. Refer to the documentation for your own browser if you are unsure.
If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgotten Your Password' link. This will appear on any page that requires you to fill in your password.
This link brings up a page where you should enter your registered email address. An email will be sent to that address shortly, with instructions for resetting your password.
Since passwords are encrypted, there is no way to resend your original password. This option provides you with the ability to reset your password.
You must be able to receive emails to your registered email address for this to work. You may need to check your spam filters and folder if you do not see this email in a few minutes.
If you have the appropriate permissions, there will be a box on the Calendar labelled 'Add New Event'. The administrator may have enabled registered members to post public events, but usually this is not the case. It's more likely that you can only post your own private events that can only be seen by you.
There are three types of event that can be added to a calendar:
Single, All Day Event - an event that takes place for the whole of a day.
Ranged Event - events that have a defined start time and end time, not necessarily both on the same day.
Recurring Event - repeat over a set period of time based on certain criteria. Examples would be an event that occurs on the first Monday of every month and an event that occurs every Monday and Wednesday.
Just choose the appropriate option for the event you are adding, fill in the required information, then save the event. It will now appear on the Calendar.
The members list shows the registered members of the board. Providing the administrator allows this, you can view the member list ordered alphabetically by username, by the date they joined, by the number of posts they have made or by reputation.
To view the members list, click on 'Member List' on main navigation bar at the top of the page.
To quickly find a particular member, click on the 'Search Members' link and type a username (or partial username) into the box. For further search options - including searching based on join date, post count or home page - click on 'Advanced Search' on the search menu.
When you have logged into the board, a link to 'Your Notifications' may be displayed in the 'Welcome' box near the top of the forum. 'Your Notifications' will show if you have any one of the following:
If there are no notifications, then this link will be replaced by a link to 'Private Messages'.
The navigation bar at the top of each page has several helpful links. One of them is a dropdown menu called Quick Links. (It appears only to registered members who are logged in). Clicking it once with the mouse will make it drop down and show the following options:
Yes. To send an email to another member, you can either find them on the member list, or choose the Send Email option from the username menu in any post they have written.
This will usually open a page that contains a form where you can enter your message. When you have finished typing your message, press the 'send email' button and your message will be sent instantly.
For privacy reasons, the recipient's email address is not revealed to you during this process.
If you cannot find an email button or link for a member, it means either that the administrator has disabled email functions for this forum, or that the member has said that they do not wish to receive email from other members.
Another useful email function is the ability to send a friend a link to a thread you think they may find interesting. Whenever you view a thread, you will find a link somewhere on the page which will allow you to send a brief message to anyone you like. Your referrer ID is added the link you send, so if your friend registers on this forum as a result of viewing the link you sent to them, your referrals total will automatically be credited.
Registered members may also be able to send messages to other members of this forum using the private messaging system.
Registered members may leave messages for other members on their profile page. These messages can generally be viewed by all visitors, including members, guests and search engine spiders.
If there are particular members that bother you and you do not want to see their posts or receive Private Messages and Emails from them, then you can add these members to your 'Ignore List'. There are several ways to do this:
You will find 'Report' links in many places throughout the board. These links allow you to alert the board staff to anything which you find to be offensive, objectionable or illegal.
If the administrator has enabled RSS syndication, this lets you view newly created threads in guest-viewable forums without visiting the board.
The feeds are currently provided in two formats, RSS and RSS v2.
Most modern browsers have facilities for reading RSS feeds and will automatically detect the availability of feeds on bulletin board pages.
A podcast is a means of distributing audio files (such as .mp3s) over the internet. They can be played on a wide range of media players and computers. If the board administrator has enabled this function, then you may sometimes see links to podcasts within threads.
Podcasts contained within threads are only accessible using RSS feeds.
If you have been given permission to create new content in a CMS Section, there will be a "Create New Article" button in the top right corner of the screen. Press this button to load the Article Editor.
Right now there isn't a way to save a rough draft of your article. But, you can use the Publishing Date and Publishing Time fields in the article form to delay the date the article is published to the public. This will give you time to go back to change and revise your article before it appears in its assigned section.
vBulletin's CMS tools allows you to control when and where an article is published on your site. If you don't see your article in the section immediately, you should do the following:
Articles are edited in the user-facing side of your site much the same way as Sections are edited in the CMS. Follow the steps below to edit existing articles.
Tags are a method of categorizing articles on the site. They make them easily searchable by keywords and you can list articles with similar tags. Here are the instructions on how to add tags to your articles:
A category is an admin level tag. This means that only users with administrative rights or write access can assign articles to categories while readers can not.
Categories make it possible to group articles in different sections in one location. Unlike sections, an article can be assigned to more then one category. This allows you to filter, group and even search content in a section.
You can either do this when you first create the article or at a later time by editing the options for an article.
In the "Publishing Options" section, go to the "Categories" header. Check the checkboxes for the categories you want to assign to the article.
An article can only belong to one section. But, you can make an article appear in a parent section by changing the "Display Order" for the section to either "Newest_first" or "Newest Per Section". The "Newest_first" option will cause the latest articles published in both the section and subsection to display on the section page. The "Newest Per Section" option displays the newest articles in each sub-section in the parent section page.