Online Spinning and Weaving Guild
Help with Hints & Tips

Here's a few answers to some of the questions you may have about using OSWG Hints & Tips.

Last updated January 22, 1999

Suggestions for using Hints & Tips

The Hints & Tips area of our guild is intended to provide you with an area to author information that may be of permanent value to others. The subject matter can be on any topic as long as there is some connection to Spinning & Weaving. The topics could range from raising animal for fiber to suggestions about selling finished goods.

To make this board and your message more useful to all, I hope you'll consider these suggestions:

Thanks for visiting!

How do I see the messages?

Go back to the main page, and look down the page for all the message headers. Then click on the header you want to see.

How do I post a question?

The Hints & Tips section of the Online Spinning & Weaving Guild is not intended to be used to ask or answer individual questions. Please use the Discussion Area of our guild for these types of posts.

How do I revise or delete one of my messages?

Once it's posted, you can't. It's kind of like a newsgroup that way. (A really really compelling request might be entertained in an emergency situation; email the board administrator by clicking the "Questions? Comments?" link on the main page.)

How do I lay out the text in my message?

The box where you type your message is only 50 characters wide, but you can type wider lines and the window will move to follow your typing. Your message will look better if you don't break your lines up, but type an entire paragraph on one line. That way, when your message is viewed, the browser will format the paragraphs and it will look better on the screen.

Why didn't my post show up?

Your post most likely did not show up because your browser did not reload the updated Web page, but just pulled it out of the cache on your computer. Try hitting the reload button on your browser.

If all or part of your post is missing, one cause might be using the punctuation characters < or >. These are interpreted as HTML formatting characters by your browser.

If you can't figure out the problem, please send me an email and let me know what happened. I really want to locate and fix any problems, but I can't do it if you don't tell me about it.

How do I search the posted messages?

A simple search function on the Hints & Tips page allows you to search all posted messages for a string or keyword. Type the string or keyword in the box and click on Search!

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