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 Reading threads
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| Threads are listed on the main menu in order of when they were    |
| last replied to, with threads most recently replied to at the     |
| top. A number of the latest posts to a thread may be displayed    |
| underneath the link to the thread. The link to the thread will    |
| always appear as a directory with the prefix [thread].            |
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| Stickies (permanent threads) appear above the list of normal      |
| threads, marked with the prefix [sticky].                         |
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| When the maximum number of threads is reached, old threads (those |
| which have not been replied to the longest) are moved to the      |
| Archive list. The selectors/URLs to these threads do not change,  |
| however, so links to a thread and any files posted in a thread    |
| will continue to work as long as the thread remains archived.     |
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 Making a new thread
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| To create a new thread, select the "New thread" link. The text    |
| you enter as your query is the title of your thread. These        |
| should be relatively short (~40 characters or less).              |
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| Once your thread is created, you can write an opening post        |
| by replying to the empty thread (see below).                      |
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 Replying to a thread
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| When inside a thread, you can reply using the "Reply ..." links   |
| at the bottom.                                                    |
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| - "Reply"                                                         |
|      Enter a simple text reply as your query.                     |
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| - "Reply with link"                                               |
|      Enter a URL as your query. This must include the protocol    |
|      (gopher://, http://, etc.). gopher:// URLs are converted in  |
|      to a Gopher resource which is embedded in to the thread.     |
|      http:// URLs are converted to a Gopher URL: resource         |
|      (type h with a URL: prefixed selector) and embedded in to    |
|      the thread.                                                  |
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| - "Upload image/file from URL"                                    |
|      Enter a URL as your query. This is downloaded to the server  |
|      and the file is posted inline as a Gopher resource in the    |
|      thread. The URL may use one of many different protocols      |
|      (Gopher, HTTP, FTP, ...) though this is more useful for      |
|      non-Gopher URLs since "Reply with link" does much the        |
|      same thing, without needing to copy the file. You must       |
|      specify the protocol.                                        |
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| [ NOTE ]                                                          |
|      You can change the display string of the above links by      |
|      adding text before the URL in your query, separated by a     |
|      space, e.g.:                                                 |
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|         The Gopher protocol gopher://khzae.net/0/rfc1436.txt      |
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|      otherwise the display string will be the same as the URL.    |
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| - "Reply with spoiler"                                            |
|     Enter a simple text reply as your query. Rather than showing  |
|     as inline text in the thread, your reply is displayed as a    |
|     file titled "*SPOILER*" which other users must open to view   |
|     the contents of your reply.                                   |
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| Quoting posts                                                     |
|   To quote a post, add >># in front of your message, where # is   |
|   the post number of the post you wish to quote (do not include   |
|   the character #). The contents of that post will appear above   |
|   your reply. This will work with any of the above reply links.   |
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|   Example queries:                                                |
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|     simple/spoiler:    >>123 Hello                                |
|     link/file:         >>123 Hello http://khzae.net               |
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|   Example output:                                                 |
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|     #123 said:                                                    |
|       >hi?                                                        |
|     Hello                                                         |
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