Ship Modeling Forum - Navigation Guide
 
Now you see it, Now you don't Ship Modeling Forum - Navigation Guide
 Note: All of the links listed below will open in a new window. Just 'Close' out the opened page to return to this guide.
The Header Navigation Bar (links to the main sections of the site):
Link Explanation
This Symbol =
Seen on the top, right of most headers, will expand/collapse a screen for easier viewing.
(go and try the one above for practice)
New Feature - Amazon Search
Search the Forum's Amazon Associate without leaving the Forum's Site.
Select from the drop down menu, enter your keyword (s) and hit "GO"! - Amazon Quick Keyword Search
Articles and Shop Notes related to ship and boat modeling. Most submitted by our members, but also includes material from outside sources.
This Section also has its' own 'Mini' Navbar, related to pages found only in this section:
Statistics | Submitted Articles | Shop Notes/Tips | General Articles | Author's List | Search | Publish
A Directory of many various books and other written material related to our hobby. From "Modeling Techniques and Practices" to "Modeling and Maritime Magazines"
This Section also has its' own 'Mini' Navbar, related to pages found only in this section:
Modeling Links/Resources | Books/Films/Magazines | Exchange Links With Us | What's New | Amazon Store
Where Members of the Forum post photos of their modeling projects and their favorite maritime images. You can save and or print out instructions for uploading images to the Gallery from the Uploading Page.
This Section also has its' own 'Mini' Navbar, related to pages found only in this section:
My Photos | My Albums | My Favorites | Gallery List | Galleries | Gallery Home | Albums | Profile | Upload Photos
Posting Pages
Main "Drop Down Menu". Click on the link and a list of the main "Forum Posting Pages" (where postings are made by Members) will drop down. The top half has the links to the "Portal Pages". These will give you a brief snap shot of what is in each of the "Main Forums". The bottom half has the links to the actual "Posting Forums" themselves.
This section contains files (submitted by Members) of various types available for Downloading. They include Text, Excel, Word, and Image Zip file types.
This Section has its' own 'Dropdown' Menu, related to pages found only in this section:
(Dropdown menu disabled on this help page)
A Directory listing various links (submitted by our Members, and from Link Exchanges with other related sites) to resources related to our hobby. From "Art Work" to "Ships Plans"
This Section also has its' own 'Mini' Navbar, related to pages found only in this section:
Modeling Links/Resources | Books/Films/Magazines | Exchange Links With Us | What's New | Amazon Store
The Chat Room is a handy place to chat with other members. Great for instant communications when you see another member online and want to exchange some quick information or, just want to have a "Chat"!
Statistical information about the Forums, the Forum's Database, Forum Postings, Photo Gallery, and the Miscellaneous Sections. (Downloads, Articles, Links Directory, and Glossary)
This Section also has its' own 'Mini' Navbar, related to pages found only in this section:
Statistics home | Photo Gallery / Misc. | Browsers / Operating Systems | Country of origin and browser language
Search Engines | Spider / Crawler | Browser Plugins and Monitor Resolutions
A new section recently added, the Ship's Glossary is a searchable database of terms associated with our hobby. Nautical, Shipwright, Maritime, etc. Terms and their respective descriptions are submitted by our Members.
This Section also has its' own 'Dropdown' Menus', related to pages found only in this section:
(Dropdown menu disabled on this help page)
Browse    Or Search for terms   
This "Quick Navigation Guide" has links to the main sections of the Forum, kind of like a mini site map. You can open this "Guide" page at any time. Just look for the "Quick Navigation" link on the top of any Forum page to reopen
If you're new to the hobby and would like some help as to where to start.
Under Construction, our new FAQ for ship and boat modelers.
A new section recently added, the Amazon Store is an association with Amazon.com where Forum Members can shop for discounted items. Especially books on ship and boat modeling.
The Ship Modeling Forum Ship's Store. Unique gifts embossed with the Forum's Logo - "Non uno die Roma aedificata est" - "Rome was not built in one day" Members can also have custom designs with images of their own finished models. Read more.....
The NavBit and Log In Bar:
Item Explanation
Member Log In Panel:
(Before you Log In)
Username   Password
Problems Logging In - Click Here < (Clears any current 'Cookies')
"Remember!" checkbox will keep track as you navigate around the site. (so you don't have to 'Log' back in every time you change pages)
Member Log In Panel:
(After you Log In)
Your Member Name, You last visited: xx-xx-xxxx at xx:xx PM < (Date and time of your last visit)
Today is: Day of the week, Month xx, 2006 x:xx:xx PM < (Current Date and time)
GMT Offset for your time zone is -xx < (Your time zone offset from GMT)
Click here for World Times  Alarm Clock < (Links for World Times and an Alarm Clock)
Pager Messages In / Out Boxes < (Link to your Pager Messages)
Private Messages: x Unread, Total xx. < (Link to your PM's' with totals)
Navbit: Main Forum Page:
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Navbits:
Go Back Return to the Forums' Main Page > Current Section you are in
    Page Title in this Section
As you travel around the site, this "Navbit" will show the links for the current section being viewed and the page title within that Section, with the return link back to the Forums' Main Page.
Lower Navigation Bar:
Link Explanation
Click this link to Register and become part of our growing community of ship and boat modelers.
The Users Guide Section provides information in a "How Do I Do This?" type format.
A listing of the Forums' Membership, showing their current Modeling Projects, and progress, location, and occupation . Also has links to the Members' Profiles', and Postings.
Calendar showing Forum Events in Monthly, and or Weekly views.
Click these links to view the Days' current Postings / New Posts since your last visit
Search
Search Drop Down Menu. You can search all of the sections of the Forum (go to Main Search Page). From the Forum Postings to 'Search Amazon' for books and other material related to modeling.
Quick Links
An expanded list of links exclusive for Forum Members (this will show after you log in).
An expanded list of the Forum Pages and Sections.
More on Searches Explanation (Note: These example search boxes are disabled on this Help Page)
Main Forum Page:
Forum Home
Search all Forums for Posts since
This Search option is on the Forum Home Page. It will return a search from all open forums based on your selection from the drop down menu.
Search this Forum/Subforums for posts since:
This Search option is on the Sub Forum Page. It will return a search from all open sub forums based on your selection from the drop down menu.
Search this Forum for posts since:
This Search option is on a specific Forum Page. It will return a search of posts with in the specific forum based on your selection from the drop down menu.
Footer:
Link Explanation (Most are self explanatory)
Return to the Top of any Page
Main Search Page
The Forums' Archives of Postings
The Ship Modeling Forums' Privacy Statement
The Ship Modeling Forums' Posting Rules
A Java Script written listing of the Forums
A list of the various Features in the Forum
Complete listing of all the pages in the Forum and its' Sections
The Forums' - 'Really Simple Syndication' Feed
How to submit material for publishing on the Forum
Form for contacting the Administration
'Really Simple Syndication' Feed for the Articles Section
Our sister site - 'Model Ships'
Add our RSS Feed to your Yahoo Front Page
An Archives of the Articles and Shop Notes Section
Validation of the Forums' RSS Feed from Feedvalidator.org
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