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    Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    For AOL users:
    Using an AOL web browser will cause problems.

    If you use AOL to "connect to the internet", then once you are on the internet - click on the small blue e at the bottom left side of your screen to use Internet Explorer as a web browser.

    Then once you have an Explorer web browser up, go to the top where the tool bar is and click on the HELP button of the browser. Under the HELP, click on the option titled About Internet Explorer.

    Then read to see what version of the browser you have. If it says VERSION: 6.0 (or higher), then you have the latest web browser. If it is VERSION 5 or less, then go to http://www.microsoft.com/homepage/ms.htm to download a free upgrade.

    1. Once your browser issues are certain that they are working, then review our forum's FAQ: Click Here

    2. Then click on the following Newcomer's Topic and follow the instructions:
      http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthrea...&threadid=5008




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    Is located in the upper and lower left hand corners, just inside each forum where you see all the topic titles.

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    Is located in the upper and lower left hand corners of each topic.

    Click on this button when you want to reply to a specific thread. A thread is a topic or subject already started. Remember, this is a reply option.



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    As you become familiar with the forum, you will find other tools for navigation a time saver.

    Active Topics option is located in the very top blue bar to the left the Search button. This allows you to view all new posts since your last visit, choosing in the drop-down menu from today to several days or weeks ago.

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    Updated 10/3/2007
    Last edited by Kanda Force; 04-03-2004 at 05:30 AM.

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    Thanks for the info. It will make navigating the forums much easier.

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    Thanks Kanda I did not know that I could all this.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Kanda: Thank you for the tips they will be a big help. It's so easy to get lost in this forum.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    this quick tip realy helped.

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    Thanks for this info. I just found it to night and it will help me for sure because I do have problems with this. So thanks again.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thanks for the info on the icons, this really helps.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thanks Kanda, I was wondering what those little envelopes were.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thank you for the very useful information. Being new it can be very overwhelming.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    This is very helpful!! I am not familiar with this software and when you use a different software it makes this one seem so foreign.

    Dawn

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Jolly
    This is very helpful!! I am not familiar with this software and when you use a different software it makes this one seem so foreign.
    Dawn,

    When I was a newbie, there were a quarter-million fewer posts on the IPIU forums. Even then it was daunting.

    Just take it slowly and you will do well.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thank you for the information. Being new, I can use all the help I can get. Bob

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    This is a very useful set of tips and I wish i would have found it a year ago. NATE

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thanks Kanda! This post was very helpful.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Now this is a post that I will bookmark for future reference. Thank you very much!

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Thanks for the Information, this sure will
    help me in navigating through the forums.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    thanks for the info. I think it may help

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    I am new to this site and so far have found it to be very informative of what I can expect to learn from here and to know that I can receive helpful information on how to become a Private Investigator. I am excited to start a new career in the future and couldn't do it without the knowledge and expertise advice from other members who have been here for awhile and have worked their way up to the other access levels.
    I am sure that as time goes on, I will learn a lot from here and can put it to great use once I start working on assignments from here.

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    Re: Guideline and Quick Tips For Navigating The IPIU Forums

    Hello,

    Thank you for this very good information. I will used when ever im lost.

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