Forum FAQ

Welcome


The forum is the lifeblood of DJhistory.com. Here you’ll find DJs, collectors and music lovers from all over, including some of the brainiest spotters on the planet. It’s a lively place, full of big characters and lots of chat. Please jump in and get to know us, we give a warm welcome to new members.

What are the rules?


The important rules are all in our terms and conditions. By using DJhistory.com you are agreeing to these. But also, like any members’ club, there’s a certain way of doing things. If you contribute to threads, ask good questions, get to know people and make us laugh you’ll be welcomed with open arms. But if you steam in with a load of self-publicising spam or shouty PR nonsense you’ll find the forum will gang up on you like a wounded chicken. Remember, for some people, this is their living room.

Why should I register?


Don’t sit lurking on the sidelines. Throw yourself into the action. Once you’ve joined us you can:
  • Post threads
  • Reply to threads
  • Receive newsletters
  • Get special member offers
  • Send and receive private messages to other DJH members
  • Follow other DJH members (and be followed)
  • Create a public profile to link to your mixes, gigs, etc

How do I register?


Just give us your email address and choose a username and password. We’ll email you a confirmation and then you’re good to go. IMPORTANT: if you’ve ever bought anything from DJhistory.com we will have already registered you and sent you logins with the receipt we emailed you. Please use these rather than setting up a new account.
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I can’t log in


Use this link to reset your password. Forgot password >
If this doesn’t work, get in touch directly at info@djhistory.com

Is it secure?


Yep. We have your email address but no-one else will see it unless you give it to them. Even when someone emails you via the site they won’t see your address. We look after all your information carefully within the rules of the Data Protection Act.
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How do I update my profile

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The most important thing is to make sure your profile has an up-to-date email address so we can keep in touch. It’s good to keep the other stuff current too. You do it here:
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What’s my profile


Everyone who joins DJH has a username and maybe an avatar. Anyone who comes to the site can see all the things you post in the forum, and the other members can also message you and email you. All this is under your username, so this keeps your real name completely private.
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What’s a public profile?


COMING SOON. You can have a public profile if you want. This is where you use your real name (or DJ name) so you can promote your music and your DJing or anything else you do. You can set up links to your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, add links to mixes, and you’ll soon be able to add charts and other good stuff.
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How do I get a picture under my username?


These small images are called avatars. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make. You can upload a picture from your computer, and if you get bored with it you can change it anytime.
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What is the signature for?


You can also set your signature – a piece of text that gets added at the end of all your posts, a little like having headed note paper.
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How do I post?


If you want to add some words of wisdom to an existing thread, you simply press REPLY, type what you want to say and press SUBMIT. If you want to start a completely new thread, go to the relevant forum (eg Music, Culture, etc) and press NEW TOPIC.

How do I quote a particular post?


If it’s a particular post or a particular sentence in a post that you’re responding to, you can highlight this when you reply. Hit QUOTE instead of REPLY and the words from that post will be quoted in yours. Delete any bits you don’t want.

Can I format my posts?


Yes. Use the formatting buttons. Just highlight the text you want to modify and press the right button. This will place vBcode tags around the selected text so that when it’s posted it is bold or italic or whatever. Pressing a button while not having any selected text, will insert vBcode tags at your cursor. You may then enter your text between the tags.


What are smilies?


Better dead than an acid ted! Smilies are little graphics which give you the expressive powers of a Picasso by distilling the exact emotion (rage, hatred, full nirvana) you want to convey. We offer a full range of smilies including some fancy custom ones we’ve had made special like.

How do I add smilies?


Just click the smiley you want to add to your message and it will be added to your post.

Can I post pictures?


Yes, but they must be hosted somewhere else, eg photobucket. Click on the image icon and you can enter the URL and dimensions of your picture

Can I post attachments?


You can post a link to an attachment, but the actual file must be hosted somewhere else.

Can I edit my own posts?


Yes. You can edit your posts after you’ve written them. Not anyone else’s though.

How do I ‘follow’ someone?


If you like what someone posts you can follow them. This makes it easy to see when they start a new post or reply to a thread, or generally do anything on the site. Maybe you like their music taste, or you just think they’re hilarious. People will know who’s following them and they can choose to follow you in return. It’s easy to follow and unfollow someone. Just use the links in your dashboard.

Can I search the forum?


Yes. You can search by keyword throughout the forum. You can choose to search POSTS, this shows you any posts containing that word; or you can search THREADS, this shows you any threads with that word in the title. And you can use the same search box to search through our MUSIC SHOP, or across the WHOLE SITE.

Can I send email to other members?


Yes, if they allow it. You simply find the profile of the member you want and click the email button. Your message then goes to the email address we have on file for that user (you won’t see their address). If there’s no button it’s because they chose not to accept emails through the site.

Can I email a thread?


Use the SHARE THIS buttons to share a thread that’s tickled you. You can share it by email or Facebook, Twitter etc.

What are private messages?


Private messages are like emails, but only between registered members of the forum. If you’re logged in you can send and receive them just like emails. Click on MY MESSAGES in the top right corner to see your inbox

How do I message someone?


If you’re in a thread you can simply click the MESSAGE button next to their post. Or you can click on their username anywhere in the forum. This will take you to their profile, where there’s a MESSAGE ME button. To reply to a message, simply open it and hit the REPLY button.

How can I organise my messages?


We’ve kept things simple: you just have an inbox where all your messages are stored (in future you will be able to set up other folders). Messages will be marked as ‘new’ until you read them. You can also use the MARK AS READ button.

What’s the members list?


On the thin orange bar there’s a MEMBERS link. Click on this and you’ll see a full list of all the DJhistory members, with the people who post the most at the top. If you’re looking for a particular username you can browse through using the alphabet buttons or click USERNAME to see the full list.

What are stickies?


Stickies are threads posted by administrators which stay at the top of the lists so everyone notices them.

Can I change the way I view a thread?


Not for the moment. You’ll see the posts in each thread with the oldest posts at the top.

Can I get RSS feeds from the forum?


Not right now but we will be adding this.

Can I get email notifications?


On some forums you can set things up so you get an email to let you know when someone replies to a particular thread (it might be one you started or just one you find really interesting). We don’t have this function right now but we may add it later.

Who are moderators?


Moderators are dad! If you get fruity, shirty or downright rude they have the power to edit or delete anything too nasty you write. We are pretty tolerant as we think a little controversy can be fun, but if you are hell-bent on being obnoxious we will definitely crack your knuckles and may even kick you out completely.