Information on how to add/change a callsign and where to find the basic functions in XenForo

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  1. PD5SJO

    PD5SJO Ham Member Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    To All Members,


    Welcome to the FAQ. Please take your time to read over the FAQ before posting on the forum.

    What to and not to do when requesting your callsign to be changed
    When you wish to have your username/callsign changed you can do so by making a post to the QRZ.COM Callsign Database Helpers forum or you may submit a Support Ticket. This does not apply to US Hams as this process is automated. It takes 2 to 3 days after your call appears in the FCC ULS.

    When requesting your callsign to be changed please do NOT add a new log in account into the database with your new callsign, we will change this for you. When you open a new log in account and then ask for us to change your username we normally delete any current username/callsign that exists in the database. This can sometimes be confusing and we assume that the log in account that is there is an old or expired account. With Vanity callsigns being issued daily there may still be a username/callsign already present in the database from the previous holder of your new callsign.

    When we do change your username please keep in mind that your email address and password will remain the same. If you are unable to log into the website with your old username/callsign simply use the username/callsign that is new and use the password that you set up with that account initially.

    If you are in a country that allows you to hold more than one callsign please advise us weather or not you wish to have your old callsign deleted or if you would like to have it remain in the database. Normally we will not delete your old callsign unless you are from a country that does not allow you to hold more than one callsign.

    If you do have more than one callsign QRZ policy only allows you to have one log in account regardless of how many callsigns you may hold. Please advise us of which callsign that you would like to be used for your log in account.

    Request to add your callsign to the database.
    If you wish to be added to the database please start a new thread in the QRZ.COM Callsign Database Helpers forum:

    https://forums.qrz.com/forumdisplay.php?22-QRZ-COM-Callsign-Database-Helpers
    and ask them to add you to the database. Please send the next information:

    MANDATORY
    Callsign:
    First Name + Middle initial:
    Last Name:
    Address Line 2: (City/Town etc)
    Country:


    OPTIONAL
    Plus any other information you want:
    Address Line 1: (Street etc)
    Zip/PostCode:
    Grid Square: (or Latitude & Longitude)
    Previous Callsign(s):
    CQ Zone:
    ITU Zone:
    IOTA Ref. Number: (AS-007 etc)
    IOTA Group Name: (Honshu Island etc)
    QSL Info:
    Public Email:
    Birth Year:
    Show Birth Year on page?: Yes/No
    eQSL?: Yes/No
    LOTW?: Yes/No
    Mail QSL?: Yes/No
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    Where to find the options in the new XenForo
    This thread is intended to assist members on how to use the different options that you can control in "Personal Details"
    The first thing you must always do in order to access “Personal Details” is you MUST log into the website with your Username and Password.

    Hold your mouse on your callsign in the dark blue line and select "Personal Details"

    The Edit profile section contains the following:

    Your account
    1. Your alerts
    2. Your news feed
    3. Likes you've received
    4. Watched threads
    5. Watched Forums

    Conversations
    1. View conversations
    2. Start a new conversation

    Settings
    1. Personal details
    2. Signature
    3. Contact details
    4. Privacy
    5. Preferences
    6. Alert Preferences
    7. People you follow
    8. People you ignore
    9. Password

    Log out
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    Your account

    1. Your alerts
    For example:
    Wednesday
    ..... liked your post in the thread .....
    2:09 AM

    2. Your news feed
    For example:
    ..... replied to the thread Please update my callsign
    Your callsign has been updated

    3. Likes you've received
    For example:
    ..... Liked your post in the thread No CW forum
    The CW forum can be viewed here:
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?forums/straight-keys-cw-enthusiasts.104/

    4. Watched Threads
    Unread Watched Threads
    This is a list of the 20 most recently updated threads with unread replies that you are watching.
    There may be more to view.


    You do not have any watched threads that are unread.
    Show all watched threads

    5. Watched Forums

    You are not watching any forums
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    Conversations

    1. View Conversations
    Conversations allow you to exchange messages with other members directly.
    Here you can see the conversations you replied to.

    2. Start a New Conversation
    Start a new conversation.
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    Settings

    Personal details
    Here you can change your:
    • Status message
    • Avatar
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
      Edit Your Privacy Settings:
      - Show day and month of birth
      - Show year of birth
    • Location
    • Occupation
    • Home Page
    • About You
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    Signature
    Here you can add and edit your signature
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    Contact details
    Email:If you change your email, you may need to reconfirm your account
    Current password: This is only needed when changing your email address
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    Messaging Preferences

    Receive site mailings:

    You will receive a copy of emails sent by the administrator to all members of the site
    Accept conversations from…
    Members only or People you follow only
    Receive email when a new conversation message is received
    Email notifications for new conversations, replies to existing conversations, and being added to an existing conversation.
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    Identities

    Here you can add your identities for:
    • AIM
    • ICQ
    • Yahoo! Messenger
    • Skype
    • Google Talk
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
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    People who may.....

    View your details on your profile page
    Options: All visitors, Members only, People you follow only
    Post messages on your profile page
    Options: Members only, People you follow only
    Receive your news feed
    Options: All visitors, Members only, People you follow only

    Start conversations with you
    Options: Members only, People you follow only
    View your identities
    Options: All visitors, Members only, People you follow only
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    Browsing preferences

    Style:

    Options: - Default, Dark Shack
    Time zone:
    Here you can set your locale time zone

    Options
    • Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply
      - and receive email notifications op replies
    • Use the rich text editor to create and edit messages
    • Use the flash-based uploader to upload attachments
    • Show people’s signatures with their messages
    • Show your online status
    • This will allow other people to see when you are online
    • Show your current activity
      This will allow other people to see what page you are currently viewing
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    Alert preferences


    Messages in threads
    Receive an alert when someone…

    • Replies to a watched thread
      Someone replies to a thread you are watching
    • Attaches a file to a watched thread
      Someone replies to a thread and attaches a file to thread you are watching
    • Quotes your message
      Someone directly quotes one of your messages in a thread
    • Tags you in a message
      Someone tags you in a message
    • Likes you in a message
      Someone likes one of your messages in a thread

    Messages in profile pages
    Receive an alert when someone…

    • Posts on your profile
      Someone posts a message on your profile page
    • Comments on your profile or status
      Someone comments on a message on your profile page or your status
    • Comments on your profile posts for other members
      Someone comments on a message you left on someone else’s profile
    • Also comments on a profile post
      Someone comments on a profile post that you have commented on
    • Tags you in a profile post or comment
      Someone tags you in a post or comment on someone’s profile
    • Someone likes your profile post
      Someone likes a message you left on a member profile page

    Achievements
    Receive an alert when you receive a …

    • New follower
      Someone starts following you
    • New Trophy
      You are awarded a new trophy for passing a milestone
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    People you follow
    You can see who you are following and un-follow them

    People you ignore
    Here you can add members to ignore
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    Password

    This will direct you to the QRZ Customer Support Center

    From here you can do a number of things such as register for a new account, reset your password, change your email, add a callsign to the database, or if necessary, contact the QRZ Staff
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    Log out
    To log out
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    How to Add Pictures to your Biography
    Please follow the URL for a Tutorial: http://www.qrz.com/page/pictures.html
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    How to edit your page
    To edit your info;
    Login with your callsign and password.
    1) Go to your callsign on the top blue line, and click "Edit (your callsign)" in the menu.
    2) Click the appropriate option to edit.
    3) Click "Save Changes" etc, if required. (Follow the instructions)
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    How to add a Flagcounter to your Biography
    Go to http://flagcounter.com and create your flag-counter.
    When you are finished, copy the html code.
    Go to your page and select at the top "Edit callsign"
    Go to "Add or edit your biography"
    Click on "Code or Source" at the top left corner (code or source is depending on the language setting of your browser).
    Paste the html code in the new screen and click on "Update"
    It should be working now.
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    Grid Awards
    From the main logbook page, click on "Awards" at the top of the screen. From there, you can see all the details.
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    QRZ Operating Awards Rules
    http://files.qrz.com/static/qrz/operating-award-rules-v1.pdf
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    Logbook FAQ
    http://logbook.qrz.com/page/faq.html
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    Logbook User Guide
    http://files.qrz.com/static/qrz/lbv2guide.pdf
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    Blue and black callsigns in logbook
    Callsigns that appear in blue belong to people who have a logbook on QRZ and callsigns that appear in black do not.
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    Red and blue colors in Gridmapper
    Red: this people have an account on QRZ and the blue do not.
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    Alternative high contrast theme for the forum. Users can access it through a small link in the very bottom left of the forums. Normally it says "Default Style" but it could say something else if they have changed it already.

    As an alternative way of switching the themes you can use/give users these links

    High Contrast (better in a dark room so I am told)
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?misc/style&style_id=2

    Normal
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?misc/style&style_id=1
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    How to add a picture to a thread
    • The chosen picture should be available on the hard drive of your computer.
    • Adjust your browser settings to "allow pop ups" from this site.
    • Create a thread as normal by typing in the text box. This forum requires at least 10 characters to make a post.
    • When replying to an existing thread you will need to click the Reply then click the Go Advanced button.
    DO NOT click the Submit Reply button.
    Instead, scroll further down the page and you will see a Section named

    Attachments
    • Below that you will see a button Manage Attachments, select that button.
    • A "pop up window" will appear named File Upload Manager
    • You should see, 1. Click Add Files to upload new files or select from existing files below
    • To the right you should see a button + Add Files, click that button
    • Another window will appear with a button Select Files to select the image from a location on your computer. Once you find the image you want, double click it. This will "tell the website" where your image is at for upload.
    • The name of your image should now appear in the box with the file size next to it.
    • Click the button Upload Files. A progress bar should indicate when the upload is complete.
    • Give it time, depending on your connection speed and image size, it may take time to upload.
    • Once the file has been uploaded, the name of the image should now appear under the previous button Manage Attachments
    • If it did not, check the Attachment Key at the lower portion of that window to see if your image is within the size parameters allowed for uploads.
    • For an example, this forum allows a maximum file size of 976.6 KB for a .jpeg
    • Once the image name shows it is in the Manage Attachments list
    • look at the bottom right of the original "pop up window" and select Done
    • Hit the Submit Reply button and you are done.
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    Callsign colors

    Green: Subscriber (XML,Premium etc)
    Orange: Not member, managed by somebody
    Black: Not member, nobody manage that page
    Light blue: Member (registered member)
    Grey: Silent Key
    Gold: Platinum subscriber
    Dark Gold: Lifetime member
    Dark blue: QRZ staff
    Red: QRZ staff (HQ , administrators)


    UPDATED - September 16, 2016 by Lisa - N6QIC
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2016
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