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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:42 (6726 reads)
We have tried to fix all the bugs, but - as with any project - some things are bound to slip through the cracks. If you do run into any little glitches while navigating this site, please report them in the User Issues Forum.

This is the best place to report any problems, errors, or even typos you come across. We appreciate your help in pointing out these issues - it will make this site that much better.

Thanks!


Website FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:40 (5606 reads)
We're working on it, but we could use some help. We got English, German, French and Dutch speakers in our staff, but there's a lot of work to be done just for these four languages, and we would like to add Italian and Spanish pages, too. If you think you can help us, feel free to contact us.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:38 (6659 reads)
At the top-left corner of the screen there is a login menu. At the bottom of this menu there is a link labeled "Register now!" Click on this link to load the User Registration page.

Enter the name you wish to use in the "Username" field.

Enter a valid email address where you want the user activation key to be sent and check the box beneath if you want to allow other users to view your email address.

If you have a web site that you would like to share with other users, you can enter the URL for it in the box provided.

If you want the time to be displayed according to your local time zone you will need to select it from the drop down list.

Enter and verify your password. Your password must be at least five (5) characters in length.

Select whether or not you wish to receive occasional email notices then read the Terms of Service and check the box below to indicate your agreement.

Once you have read the Terms of Service and entered your information, click the button.

If the username or email address you entered are already in use, the system will return an error telling you so. Please enter a different username or email address and click again.

If the information you entered is unique clicking the button will load a preview page so that you can double check that your username, email, web site, and time zone to be sure they are correct. If all the information is correct click to register. If the information is not correct click "Register now" in the Login menu to start again.

Once you have clicked a screen will appear telling you, "You are now registered. An email containing an user activation key has been sent to the email account you provided. Please follow the instructions in the mail to activate your account." When the email arrives follow the instructions to complete the registration process.

Once you have completed your registration a User Login screen will load. Enter your username and password then click . The first time you login your profile will be displayed so that you can edit it to enter additional information if you wish to do so.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:35 (4016 reads)
Do you want to read some interviews with John Norman and find out what he himself thinks of his books, their audience and their impact? Do you want to know more about the backgrounds of the Gor series, its astounding history, its complex philosophy and the many ways his readers are implementing these views in their personal life and relationships? Do you want to learn more about the history of Greek and Roman cultures and the role and impact of slavery in both ancient and modern times?

Or do you just want to talk about what you just read, share your thoughts and feelings with others, and realize you're not alone?

If so, register and become a member!


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:34 (3617 reads)
We get our information right from the source - from the author himself and from his literary agent. Of course, John Norman is not responsible for the actual content of this site. He's busy writing, and he can't be troubled with every minor change or contribution to this site.

That is why we added the following disclaimer:

"Please be advised that John Norman is not responsible and specifically disclaims any responsibility for any of the content of this website, except for any content that he has specifically written himself. Please also be advised that John Norman has no ownership interest in this website."


Website FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 18-Feb-2007 13:30 (4189 reads)
This is a fan site designed, built and maintained by an international group of fans, without commercial interest, to inform, educate, support and entertain the huge fan-base of this popular science-fiction author.



Articles FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 15:43 (3498 reads)
That depends on when a member of our staff will be available to read and approve your article. We will try to approve articles quickly, but we are all volunteers here and we do have other things that require our attention. So, please be patient.


Articles FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 15:37 (6995 reads)
First, any images that apear in your article must conform to our guidelines.

Second, the image(s) you wish to use must be somewhere on the internet so you can link to it. We have a member gallery where you can upload images for use in your articles and posts. To upload an image to the member gallery, click on the Gallery link in the Main Menu at the top-left of your screen. Next click on the Upload public link that is indented below the Gallery heading on the Main Menu. From the drop-down menu select the area where you wish to load the image - the area that can be viewed by anyone that visits the site, or the area that can only be seen by members. Enter a brief description for the picture in the box provided. then enter the location of the picture on you computer or click the button to search for the picture on your computer. When you are ready to upload the image click .

Once you have an image on the internet that you can use, simply use the BBCODE tags [img]url location of the image[/img]. To get the correct url for the image you wish to use, right click on the picture when it is displayed in your browser window and select "Properties" from the menu. Copy the complete "http... " location and paste it between the BBCODE tags.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 15:14 (6705 reads)
In the Main Menu (at the top-left of your screen) click on the link labeled Articles.

When the Articles page has loaded click on the indented link labeled Submit an article - just below the Articles heading in the Main Menu.

This will bring up a form in which to enter your article. At the top of the form is a drop-down box containing the following categories; Essays on items from the books, Inspirations for Gor, and Norman’s non-Gorean books. Select the most appropriate category for your article and enter the title of your article in the box provided.

Note: Reviews and synopsizes of the Gor books should go in the category - Essays on items from the books. Review and synopsizes of John Norman’s other books should go in the category - Norman’s non-Gorean books.

The area provided for the article’s Introduction should contain a brief summary of what will be covered in the article itself as well as information on where and when the article was previously published if applicable. This information will appear at the top of the page once the article has been approved and posted. This information is also visible to unregistered guests that browse our site.

The area labeled Main body is where you will enter the text of the actual article. This portion of your contribution will only be visible to registered members. You may wish to add a notice at the end of your article affirming your own copyrights - something to the effect that you created the article and retain all rights. This will give you added legal protection if someone else should try to post your article under their own name on another site.

If you wish to include a picture to represent your article you may do so, provided that the image conforms to our guidelines.

Once you have finished entering your article, you can click to see what it will look like when it is posted. If you are satisfied, click to submit your article for approval.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 15:06 (11642 reads)
Your article should be an original work of your own creation.

Any images included as part of your article should also be original works of your own creation.

Your article should NOT contain plagiarized material, copyrighted images, offensive language, explicit or offensive images, or lengthy quoted passages from other works.

Short quoted passages are permissible to illustrate a point. Such quoted material should be properly cited - including the author’s and/or editor’s name, the name of the publication, the page(s) on which the information appears, and any other information necessary to locate the source of the quoted material.

Articles which do not follow these guidelines will not be posted.

The owners of this site reserve the right to refuse publication of an article, remove previously posted articles, and move articles from one area to another area of this site.

If you wish to have one of your articles removed, or if you have evidence that an article submitted by another plagiarizes or violates your copyright, please contact the staff (moderators@gorchronicles.com) to have the article removed.




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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 09-Feb-2007 20:15 (7173 reads)
To report a post that…
You find offensive, is inappropriate, contains a copyrighted image, plagiarizes another, etc. – click on the Click to see original Image in a new window button at the bottom right of the post. This will bring up a text box at the top of the screen. Type in a brief description of why you are reporting the post then click on the button. If you change your mind prior to submitting the report you can click on the button which will return you to the topic you were reading.

If you feel that there is insufficient space to explain why you are reporting a post - or the matter is urgent - you may alternately contact the moderators (moderators@gorchronicles.com). Please include a link to the post you are reporting and a detailed explanation of what is wrong with the post.

To include a link to a specific post, right click on the post number (at the top and far right of the post) and select “Copy Shortcut”. Paste this link into your message.


Forum FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 09-Feb-2007 18:27 (7527 reads)
You can use a limited set of both HTML and BBCODE tags to add emphasis to certain words, or just to make your post more pleasing to the eye.

Text formatting with BBCODE:
BBCODE uses square brackets to enclose the tags. There must be an opening tag and a closing tag for the formatting to display properly. Here are examples showing which tags are available and how to use them.

[b]Bold Text[/b]
Will display like this:
Bold Text

[u]Underlined Text[/u]
Will display like this:
Underlined Text

[d]Deleted Text[/d]
Will display like this:
Deleted Text

[i]Italic Text[/i]
Will display like this:
Italic Text

[quote]Quoted Text[/quote]
Will display like this:
Quote:
Quoted Text


Tags can also be nested to use more than one type of formatting. Please note how the tags are paired in the example below.

[b][u][i]Bold Underlined Italic Text[/i][/u][/b]
Will display like this:
Bold Underlined Italic Text

You can also change the text color. To do this you have to know the hexadecimal number for the color you wish to use, or use one of the editors that allow you to select the text color. Here are a few examples:

[color=ff0000]Red Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Red Text

[color=cc00ff]Violet Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Violet Text

[color=0000ff]Blue Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Blue Text

[color=339966]Green Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Green Text

[color=ffff00]Yellow Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Yellow Text

[color=ff9900]Orange Text[/color]
Will be rendered this way:
Orange Text

It is also possible to use different text sizes, though the large text sizes should only be used for headings or emphasis on a few words, not entire posts. The "small" text size is the default.

[size=xx-small]xx-small text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
xx-small text

[size=x-small]x-small text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
x-small text

[size=small]small text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
small text

[size=medium]medium text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
medium text

[size=large]large text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
large text

[size=x-large]x-large text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
x-large text

[size=xx-large]xx-large text[/size]
Displays text at this size:
xx-large text

There are a variety of fonts that are available too.
Here are some of the available fonts:

Ariel Font (Default Font)

Courier Font

Georgia Font

Helvetica Font

Impact Font

Haettenschweiler Font

Comic Sans Ms Font

Courier New Font

Tahoma Font

Times New Roman Font

MS Serif Font


To change the text font use the tags below, but replace "font name" with the name of the font you wish to use.

[font=font name]Text you wish to have in this font[/font]

You can also post pictures with BBCODE. Keep in mind that any pictures you use should be your own work, in the public domain (i.e. the copyright has expired), or used with the explicit permission of the copyright holder(s).

[img]http://gorchronicles.com/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/thumb/thumb_locking-joint2_5709ff.gif[/img]
Will show this image:
Click to see original Image in a new window

Another tag set is for use with url addresses. You don't have to use these tags if you just want to type in a web site address. They are more for creating links from other text. For instance...

[url=http://gorchronicles.com]This is a link to John Norman's Chronicles of Gor[/url]

Will make a text link (which opens in a new window) like this:

This is a link to John Norman's Chronicles of Gor

The last BBCODE tag I'll show you is the [code]...[/code] tag set. This set of tags creates a box around the text between the tags in much the same way the [quote]...[/quote] tags do, but it allows you to display the HTML codes and spaces between them without multiple spaces being condensed or the HTML tags being converted to formatted text. This can be useful for maintaining paragraph tabs when quoting passages from the books. Which leads us to...

Text formatting with HTML:
HTML uses greater and less than characters to enclose the tags. There usually must be an opening tag and closing tag for the formatting to display properly, but there are a few exceptions. HTML will allow you to do fancier formatting, but it is also more complicated to use than BBCODE. Here are examples showing some of the HTML tags that are available and how to use them.

You can perform much the same formatting that you can with BBCODE. For instance, bold, italic, underlined, and deleted text:
<b>Bold Text</b>
    
Four spaces in front of <i>Italic Text</i>
        
Eight spaces in front of <u>Underlined Text</u>
            
Twelve spaces in front of <del>Deleted Text</del>

Will display like this. Note how the spaces have been condensed now that the [code]...[/code] tags have been removed:

Bold Text
Four spaces in front of Italic Text
Eight spaces in front of Underlined Text
Twelve spaces in front of Deleted Text

HTML tags can also be nested:
<b><u><i>Bold Underlined Italic Text</i></u></b>

Displays this way:

Bold Underlined Italic Text

Another way to maintain multiple spaces and tab characters when posting is to use the HTML preformatted text tags. They are used like this:
<pre>This is preformatted text.
The six spaces in front of this line will be maintained.
As will the twelve spaces at the start of this line.</pre>

And will display this way in your post:

This is preformatted text.
The six spaces in front of this line will be maintained.
As will the twelve spaces at the start of this line.


Text color can be changed too. Note that the HTML tags are more complicated than the comparable BBCODE tags:

<font color="#ff0000">Red Text</font>
<
font color="#cc00ff">Violet Text</font>
<
font color="#0000ff">Blue Text</font>
<
font color="#339966">Green Text</font>
<
font color="#ffff00">Yellow Text</font>
<
font color="#ff9900">Orange Text</font>


Will yield the following:

Red Text
Violet Text
Blue Text
Green Text
Yellow Text
Orange Text

Text size can be changed. Again, note the increased complexity:
<font size="1">Size "1" Text</font>
<
font size="2">Size "2" Text (default)</font>
<
font size="3">Size "3" Text</font>
<
font size="4">Size "4" Text</font>
<
font size="5">Size "5" Text</font>
<
font size="6">Size "6" Text</font>
<
font size="7">Size "7" Text</font>

Shows up this way:

Size "1" Text
Size "2" Text (default)
Size "3" Text
Size "4" Text

Size "5" Text

Size "6" Text

Size "7" Text

And, of course, the font face can be changed as well. To change the font use the format below, but replace "font name" with the name of the font you wish to use. Please note that the font name must be enclosed by quotes as shown in the example below.
<font face="font name">Text in the font you want.</font>

As an example:
<
font face="times new roman">This text is in Times New Roman font</font>

Gives you this:

This text is in Times New Roman font

With HTML formatting you can make text center justified, right justified, or block justified:
<p align="center">Centered Justified Text</p>
<
p align="right">Right Justified Text</p>
<
p align="justify">Block Justified Text</p>

Centered Text


Right Justified Text


Block Justified Text



You can also create ordered and unordered lists...:
This is an ordered list:
<
ol><li>First List Item</li>
<
li>Second List Item</li>
<
li>Third List Item</li></ol>
This is an unordered list:
<
ul><li>Bullet 1</li>
<
li>Bullet 2</li>
<
li>Bullet 3</li></ul>

This is an ordered list:
  1. First List Item
  2. Second List Item
  3. Third List Item

This is an unordered list:
  • Bullet 1
  • Bullet 2
  • Bullet 3

...A list of dictionary terms and definitions...:
<dl><dt>First Dictionary Term</dt>
<
dd>First definition for the dictionary term above</dd>
<
dd>Second definition for the dictionary term above</dd>
<
dt>Second Dictionary Term</dt>
<
dd>First definition for the dictionary term above</dd>
<
dd>Second definition for the dictionary term above</dd></dl>

First Dictionary Term
First definition for the dictionary term above
Second definition for the dictionary term above
Second Dictionary Term
First definition for the dictionary term above
Second definition for the dictionary term above


...Superscripts and Subscripts...:
This text has <sup>superscripted text/sup> and <sub>subscripted text</subwithin it.

This text has superscripted text and subscripted text within it.

...Indented text...:
The text below is indented.
<
blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">This text is indented.
It will stay indented
until the feature is turned off
.</blockquote>
The text is no longer indented.

The text below is indented.
This text is indented.
It will stay indented
until the feature is turned off.

The text is no longer indented.

...Or you can even insert a horizontal line. Note that this is one of those exceptions I mentioned to needing open and closing tags:
<hr />



There are plenty of other things that can be done with HTML, including the creation of tables, buttons, etc. - but we can't cover them all here. The BBCODE and HTML codes above should give you a good start.


Forum FAQ ]
Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 08-Feb-2007 18:07 (6055 reads)
Click on the Click to see original Image in a new window button below the post you want to clean up. Then just fix whatever needs fixing.

Please note that you can edit your posts within the first 10 minutes after it has been submitted without the "Edited by..." information being added.

After that you can edit your post anytime within the first 24 hours, but the "Edited by..." info. will be added to the end of your post. If you make substantial changes to your contribution during this period, please document what was changed - especially if there are posts following yours. This will help prevent possible confusion for others who have not read the topic yet.

After 24 hours, changes can only be made by CoG staff. Again, this is to help prevent possible confusion for others. So, please check your posts carefully before clicking the button.

If you do need a post edited after 24 hours, please let one of the staff know and we will be happy to assist you. We do keep an archived copy of every post as it was originally entered, so if you have accidentally deleted a portion of your original post, or liked the way your post looked prior to editing, the original can be retrieved.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 08-Feb-2007 17:45 (5998 reads)
There are three different kinds of reply button.

To reply to a specific post, click on the Click to see original Image in a new window button. This will give you the option of quoting the post you are responding to by clicking on the button. You can also see what your post will look like by clicking on the button. You also have the option of clicking the button to return to the topic page without making a post. Once you are satisfied with what you have written, you can click the button to add you post to the topic.

To make a reply to the topic in general, click on this Click to see original Image in a new window button, which appears at both the top and bottom of the topic page. This gives you the same options as the method above, but the button will only quote the first post from the topic.

The last type of reply button, the Click to see original Image in a new window button, toggles a window at the bottom of the page so that it is hidden or shown. This method of posting has no options.


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Requested and Answered by Lemuel on 07-Feb-2007 16:58 (7513 reads)
Select the forum in which you wish to start a topic from the main forum page. Click on the Click to see original Image in a new window button at the top of the page. Enter the subject and message in the appropriate boxes. Click on the button to see what it looks like and, if everything looks good, click on the button.

You can also select the Click to see original Image in a new window button at the top and/or bottom of a forum topic that you are currently reading. The discussion you start will be added to the currently active forum.

Please note that all posts are subject to the Terms of Service that you agreed to when you registered as a member. Any post violating these principles will be removed by the moderators.


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 06-Feb-2007 13:49 (9689 reads)
You can report Gor copyright abuse to us at copyright@gorchronicles.com


Requested by Simon and Answered by Lemuel on 13-Feb-2007 10:19 (6560 reads)
Yes, we can. We have already had a great deal of success in having links to illegal electronic copies of John Norman's books removed from various sites.

We make every effort to contact the owner of the site and ask them to remove the links voluntarily, explaining that we have been authorized by John Norman's agent to enforce his copyrights. We also explain that what they are doing is illegal and why it is important not to distribute electronic copies of the books.

For the most part, people that have been supplying links to illegal copies of the books are simply unaware that what they are doing is illegal or that it has a detrimental effect on the future of the Gor series. Once they understand this they are usually happy to remove the links.

In the rare cases where we are unable to contact the site owner, or the site owner will not remove the links after several requests, we will contact the service provider for the web site with the details of the copyright infringement and ask that the offending page(s) be removed. Unfortunately, the service provider will often delete the entire contents of the offending site.

So, we urge sites that offer illegal copies of the Gor books for download, distribution by email, or for reading online to please remove links, advertisements, or copyrighted content as we have no wish for them to lose their sites.


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