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    Who do I contact to get help with any issue regarding www.evxp.net?
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    What are the goals and objectives of www.evxp.net?
    The objective of www.evxp.net is to be a free yet valuable resource for prospective and current physics graduate students. We strive to provide an environment that encourages and enables people to share their knowledge and learn from others. We want people to feel good about recommending www.evxp.net to their friends, classmates, and students.
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    What are two very important things to consider when starting a new topic?
    Two very important aspects of starting a new topic are 1) selecting the appropriate forum to post the new topic in and 2) choosing a descriptive subject line for of the new topic. For example, if you want to make a new topic requesting advice from fellow members about a letter of recommendation issue then you do not want to title it "Help me please!" and you do not want to put it in some inapplicable forum just because it has the most activity. Instead it is better to place it in the most applicable forum and give it an accurately descriptive subject line such as "How should I approach my professor about a letter of rec?"
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    What is considered inappropriate content on www.evxp.net?
    For the purposes of our public forum discussions, using the above stated "Objectives of www.evxp.net" as our guide, the level of appropriateness for our discussions should be along the lines of what is expected of graduate physics students at campus sponsored social events. You can joke and have fun. You can have heated debates. You can talk about physics. It is a very relaxed and casual atmosphere. Just please be very mindful of things you say related to gender, race, religion, sexual harassment, and sexual orientation.
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    What is the policy on inappropriate language?
    Our language policy is based solely on trying to achieve above stated "Objectives of www.evxp.net". The result is a word censor being in place for default visitors so they don't have to see certain words that are generally considered offensive. However, individual users have the option to personally disable the word censors completely. By default, the word censor maps a very small handful of words such as the f-word to three asterisks ***. To disable these mappings, logged in users can go to their user control panel and configure their personal settings and change the display option to disable the word censors. If you do elect to use words that may be part of some student's common vernacular but are generally considered offensive to other people who could be valuable contributors to our forums such as admissions counselors and professors then the burden is on you to make sure default users do not see the offensive words you use. Your can request that I map additional inappropriate words to become *** or you can find other words to express yourself.
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    How should I deal with inconsiderate, offensive, or inappropriate members?
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    What are the responsibilities of administrators and moderators?
    Administrators and moderators of this forum have special technical permissions granted to their user accounts such as the ability to edit or delete posts of other members. Out of respect for all members of our community, when the administrators and moderators utilize these special permissions granted to us we do so for the purpose of upholding the publicly stated objectives of www.evxp.net with professionalism and integrity. For example, if we are editing a post that is inappropriate we will do our best to remove the offensive material while trying our best to not misrepresent the author of the edited post. We will also strive to do this out in the open and when necessary give reasons for our actions. Please understand that when we talk editing and deleting inappropriate material we are not talking about censorship to prevent the spread of information. If anything, the extremely rare occurrences of our editing are designed to allow the free flow of information by filtering out unwanted noise such as the rated "R" version of somebody telling somebody else where they can stick a hot poker.
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    What are the images next to my username?
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    Posting Issues

    How do I create a new topic or post a reply?
    To post a new topic in a forum, click "New Topic". To post a reply to a topic, click "Post Reply". You may need to register before you can post a message. A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of the forum and topic screens. Example: You can post new topics, You can post attachments, etc.
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    How do I edit or delete a post?
    Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own discretion. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
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    Formatting and Topic Types

    What is BBCode?
    BBCode is a special implementation of HTML, offering great formatting control on particular objects in a post. The use of BBCode is granted by the administrator, but it can also be disabled on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML, but tags are enclosed in square brackets [ and ] rather than < and >. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.
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    Can I use HTML?
    No. It is not possible to post HTML on this board and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried out using HTML can be applied using BBCode instead.
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    What are Smilies?
    Smilies, or Emoticons, are small images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether. The board administrator may also have set a limit to the number of smilies you may use within a post.
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    Can I post images?
    Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. //www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the BBCode [img] tag.
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    What are sticky topics?
    Sticky topics within the forum appear below announcements and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them whenever possible. As with announcements and global announcements, sticky topic permissions are granted by the board administrator.
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    What are locked topics?
    Locked topics are topics where users can no longer reply and any poll it contained was automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons and were set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You may also be able to lock your own topics depending on the permissions you are granted by the board administrator.
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    What are topic icons?
    Topic icons are author chosen images associated with posts to indicate their content. The ability to use topic icons depends on the permissions set by the board administrator.
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    Private Messaging

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    I keep getting unwanted private messages!
    You can automatically delete private messages from a user by using message rules within your User Control Panel. If you are receiving abusive private messages from a particular user, report the messages to the moderators; they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages.
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    I have received a spamming or abusive email from someone on this board!
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    How can I search a forum or forums?
    Enter a search term in the search box located on the index, forum or topic pages. Advanced search can be accessed by clicking the “Advance Search” link which is available on all pages on the forum. How to access the search may depend on the style used.
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    In phpBB 3.0, bookmarking topics worked much like bookmarking in a web browser. You were not alerted when there was an update. As of phpBB 3.1, bookmarking is more like subscribing to a topic. You can be notified when a bookmarked topic is updated. Subscribing, however, will notify you when there is an update to a topic or forum on the board. Notification options for bookmarks and subscriptions can be configured in the User Control Panel, under “Board preferences”.
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    You can bookmark or subscribe to a specific topic by clicking the appropriate link in the “Topic tools” menu, conveniently located near the top and bottom of a topic discussion.
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