Forum has been created to give to all worldwide
(philo) Arcadians a communication chanel to exchange
information and viewpoints about cultural issues
of Arcadia - Greece. A magic land, an ideal place
to be. Arcadia of our dreams and reveries...
Forum is a special service of the
Arcadia server, located at the Department
of Computer Engr. & Informatics
of the University of Patras.
Arcadian Forum is an open and structured
Topics:On a first level general or basic
topics are included. Each basic topic is devided
into (a) a number of subtopics or conversations
(containing messages), which can be created
by the user and (b) subtopics created by the
join the forum, no subscription is needed.
The user can voluntarilly post messages,
participate in existing conversations or create
new ones, in a flexible and handy way. Forum
philosophy is open communication and dialogues'
hosting in the context of the Forum's content.
"Static" articles or texts are not
latin and greek character set can be used.
a user account can however provide the
user with additional benefits.
here to join the Forum
the Forum - Navigation and communication
the forum: The Forum interface includes
two parts: (a) the Board Menu (left side)
that contains the forum commands and (b) the
page containing the output of a commad (right
side). By default this page displays the list
conversation topics of the Forum (Localities,
Culture, General, Genealogy etc), that is
the listing of the Topics
command on the Board
of all contents: On the Board
Menu, the comand Tree
View lists the whole hierarchy (tree)
of the Forum's contents.
topics and conversations: Both for reading
and posting, the user must choose a basic
topic (directory) and then a conversation
item or subtopic.
new conversations: If a message to send
match no existing conversations, the user
can create a new one and subsume this message
Searching topics, conversations or messages
could be facilitated by using the Keyword
Search command on the Board
To post a message, a user has first to type
his message and then to give a username. "Anonymus"
or any character string could stand for it.
Sending his e-mail address is optional. If
a user has already an account, he can make
use of it by entering his username, and password.
Accounts are obtained by the administrator
or οne of the moderators.
Posted messages have to match the selected
topic or conversation! Otherwise they will
be deleted by the moderator.
newcoming messages:The commands Last Day,
Last Week and New
Messages allow reading all incoming messages
during last day or the last 7 days, or a given
Formatting:Users can use a set of special
tags to format their message texts (character
size and colour, using bold faces, italics
etc.). More information is provided in Formatting
section on the Board Menu.
a user account is equivalent to subscribing
the Forum. This gives the user the following
additional benefits: (a) ability to specify
his full name and e-mail address to be included
on his post, (b) ability to enable e-mail notification
of all posts to topics he selects and (c) ability
to change his own password. To
have a user account, e-mail the administrator
or one of the moderators
listed on the Contact
page and request an account. Be sure to
include your e-mail address, full name, and
desired username. You will be notified once
your account is set.
user profile: User profile includes the
issues (a), (b) and (c) stated above. The command
profile, allows the user customizing his
Arcadian Forum has a number of moderators,
listed on the Contact
page. Each moderator manage one or more basic
topics. Moderators are defined by the forum administrator.
There are several moderated topics in this forum
(e.g. Arcadies_mod, Modiraia etc.). If you want
to be moderator, please e-mail the Forum administrator.
In the Documentation section on the Board
Menu the user can find a complete guide for
all forum features. For basic information go to
Started section. Additional support could
be obtained also by e-mailing the forum moderators.
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