FAQ ~ Ancestry and Genealogy FAQ: What's the difference between Cubits.org, Cubit, Forum and Thread?

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Mar 3, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
OK, this is the only way I can think of to explain how this thing works.

Cubits.org is the MALL.

ANCESTRY AND GENEALOGY is my Cubit, that is within the MALL (Cubits.org). Think of this as the MY STORE.

A Forum is like a section of MY STORE. I've tried to break down the forums into main categories of places I think folks will be most likely to want to post. Each of these forums is a place to post threads or topics. It will hopefully help to organize the reading a bit so it's not all jumbled together. Members of this cubit can post across the board in any of the forums.

If you can think of others Forums you'd like to see, please post your suggestion here in Suggestions and Ideas. If there is enough interest in it, we'll be happy to add that to our Forum List.

Threads are Topics within the Forums. Think of the threads as discussions. Some will be "long winded" with many folks posting and some will be to the point, specifically about a certain subject. I haven't done a thorough testing yet, but think that 40-50 posts within a thread should be about the "limit" on any thread. The more posts, especially posts with photos, there are in a thread, the longer it takes for folks on mobile phones and dial up connections to load the pages. You can always continue a discussion by starting a new thread. In cases where a discussion is being continued, please post a link to the new discussion at the end of the old one, and also post a link to the old discussion in the new one, so that if someone selects the new thread, they can easily see it's part of a previous discussion.

In Cubits, you will need to watch both FORUMS (for new thread additions) and THREADS (or just post to the thread for automatic watching) if you want them to show up on your Home Page. There are buttons to watch different things on each of the pages. Your HOME PAGE will show new additions to anything you've watched. LOOK for the RED "YES" on the left hand column.

It all sounds a bit complicated, but in no time you'll easily find your way around and start having fun visiting with other members of the club.

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