Communications? Frequently Asked Questions v5.0, and Other Useful Information First and foremost I would like to thank [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=235524]JediMasterAlpha[/link]. This Communications FAQ was completely his idea, and without his earlier material I would have no idea how to begin. You get the credit for it, JMA! Thanks also go to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=227923]Son of the Suns[/link], [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=262406]keokiswahine[/link], [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=242022]Kadue[/link], and various others who have contributed to the material in this thread and ?upping? it consistently. Do suggest new information/questions to be added to this FAQ. Feel free to add any more links to other useful topics you see fit. I hope all of you will find this a useful FAQ! Frequently Asked Questions Board Use Why does a topic have a line through it? [blockquote]This means that a topic has been closed from receiving further replies. You can still read the thread, but cannot post to it. Please do not create a thread and lock it instantly, as it will only take up valuable space on the forum.[/blockquote] Is it possible to erase old Private Messages? How long are they stored? [blockquote]No, it is not. It's never been confirmed how long the system will keep read and sent PMs. It's assumed that PM pruning is related to the activity of the account. If you visit semi-regularly to regularly, most likely it will keep your PMs for 2 years or more. If you do not sign in for a year or more, it's very possible that some of your oldest PMs will be removed. Even less is known regarding how long unread PMs will stay in the system, as typically, the only people who are leaving PMs unread are those who aren't here to read them, so they also aren't here to tell us how long the PM stayed. [/blockquote] How do I take people off of my "Watched Users" list? [blockquote]Go into Options at the top of the page, and click on "Manage Your Watched Users List". Simply click "Remove" next to the user you wish to delete from your list.[/blockquote] Can I change the topic title of my thread? [blockquote]Yes you can. To edit your topic title, edit your message and simply change the subject line. Note that the same 30/90-minute time limit rule applies to this as well, so it would be a good idea to choose your topics' subjects wisely. [/blockquote] Can I edit my poll? [blockquote]Some parts of a poll you can edit, yes. In [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_options.asp]User Options[/link], there is a option to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_polls.asp]Manage Polls[/link]. Here you can close, open, or remove polls you have made. You cannot, however, edit the contents of a poll, so be very careful when creating one.[/blockquote] I don't see the 'Create Poll' link in a forum. How do I post a new poll there? [blockquote]You probably can't. The ability to create polls was turned off in most forums because of abuse. Some forums still allow new polls, such as [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10181]Welcome New Users[/link] and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10003]Literature[/link]. In the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10264]Census forum[/link], only moderators are able to create new polls. To suggest a poll in that board, please use [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=3135129]Ideas for polls[/link].[/blockquote] Why do I have a problem creating another poll?