Frequently asked questions • Boards

Q: What is a troll and what to do when you spot one?

A: A troll is a user who posts messages intended to insult and provoke. For each person who responds, the poster (the troll as a person) will consider that person a target.

The one and only truly effective way to eradicate trolls is to disengage. If even one member engages with a troll, they will have a reason to return.

5 easy rules:

1) Don't read posts from or about trolls;
2) Don't read email from or about trolls;
3) If you can't resist reading, don't respond;
4) Flag the post immediately if applicable;
5) If the content is directed at you, ignore the post and report it to us through the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page.

Q: How can I add a photo to my message?

A: If the photo is on the internet and is in JPG format just include the full URL of the photo in your message and MUA will show it in the message. Please do not hotlink photos. Use photos from your MUA gallery or another hosting site. (see here for explanation of what hotlinking is:

Q: Where can I find a list of the abbreviations used on this site?

A: A list can be found here.

Q: What does block mean?

A: The blocking feature applies to the boards as well as the messaging system (MUA Mail)
This feature was introduced in Dec 2013 and is partially rolled out. It will be rolled out to everyone as soon as testing is complete.

--> If you block someone, you can't see their posts and they can't see your posts.

--> If you block someone, you can't see their profile and they can't see your profile.

--> You can't *really* block yourself.

--> To undo a block please click on Mail | Ignore List.

If you decided to block a member, keep it to yourself. Posting about a member you blocked, or posting polls asking who members have blocked is harassing/inflammatory and will be treated as a violation of the terms of use of the site.

Q: How do I post a gif next to my name?

A: MakeupAlley member silverhands has provided a great tutorial in her notepad. Here it is:

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