What is a Bulletin Board?
Just like a bulletin board at school or at the grocery store, this is
your opportunity to speak out and tell it like it is. To make things less
cluttered, I've created topics of interest to place your messages. This
makes it easier for others to find the topic of interest. You can use the
ZBB to ask a question to all the readers of Z Bone, give a review of a
club, rant, or just say "Hi" to everybody.
My hope is that this will allow readers to communicate with each other
without revealing their email addresses if they wish to remain anonymous.
The intention is to have messages related to strip clubs and dancers but
if you feel like just talking about something else, put it in the
"Anything Goes" topic area.
What do I need to use the ZBB?
Since you are reading this FAQ, you already have most of what you need
to use the bulletin board. To make full use of the bulletin board
"Cookies" activated. If you have an old browser (and don't want to
upgrade), or you are using an older version of AOL, you will need to click
How often does the ZBB get updated?
That's the beauty of this ZBB. It gets updated when you add something.
It's real time and fast. Just post a message or reply to somebody else and
as soon as you press the button to post, the message goes online on the
ZBB. You don't have to wait on my lazy ass to update this puppy.
Can I post ANYTHING?
Yes, you can post anything. However, I reserve the right to edit or
delete a post for the following reasons: If there is a post that is
repeated for no apparent reason, I will delete it. If a post mentions
illegal activities by specific dancers or at a named club, I will redact
that portion of the post. To see the entire full official rules for the
ZBB, click here.
Please keep in mind that it is likely that law enforcement is reading
this ZBB and would love to use it to bust dancers and/or clubs. Otherwise,
if the information is incorrect or if you disagree with a post, simply
post a reply message. That's the beauty of this ZBB. Everybody gets to
have their say.
Can I post an anonymous message?
Yes and no. You do have to register your handle to post a
message. Your handle can be anything and does not have to be your
real name. In that way, you can be anonymous. To register, you need
a valid email address. However, you do not have to reveal your email
address to post.
Can I reserve my name so others can't use it?
Yes. From the main screen, click on "register NOW!" and enter your name
of handle, along with your email address.
When you register for the BB, you are also automatically registered for
the Reader Review Board. Use the same handle when posting on the
Reader Review Board, along with the password you chose.
How come the name I try to register returns the message "already
As of June 2003, there are over 6000 names registered so chances are
the name you are trying to register is really already registered.
Unfortunately, a lot of the "good" ones are already taken. Try thinking up
something unique or add a number to the end of it.
I forgot my password. Can you give it to me?
You can go to the opening BB page and click on the "Forgot your
password?" link and type in your handle. Your password will be
emailed to the address that you entered when you registered.
How do I change my password?
From the main screen, click on "Change Profile" which is at the very
bottom of the screen. If you simply cannot find it,
Enter your username and password, then, you will be presented with a
screen to allow you to change your password.
From the main screen, click on "Change Profile". Enter your username
and password, then, you will be presented with a screen to allow you to
change your email address. A new password will be assigned to you and
emailed to your new address. Please be sure to enter the correct email
address or you will not be able to access your account.
Also, there is an option there to keep your email address private. If you
check the option named "Show email to others", this will show when others
performs a "Whois" on your name. Turn this feature off if you do not want
others to see your email. If you want your email to be automatically
included in your posts, check the box for "Automatically fill in email
address on posts."
I have a new email address. Do I have to register a new name?
No. You can simply update your email address. Click on the "[Change
Profile]" link from the main review board page. You will be presented with
a screen to allow you to change your email address. When you change your
email address, we will automatically assign you a new password and email
it to your new email address. Be sure to enter the correct email
address or you will not be able to login to your account.
Are you sure you're not getting my real name?
I'm not interested in any information you don't want to post on the ZBB.
Even if the FBI served me with a search warrant, I would not be able to
provide anybody with any more information than what you see on the screen
for yourself. Don't worry, it's safe.
What is the number after my name mean?
The number shown after the posters name in parenthesis is the number of
posts that person has submitted on zbone.com. It's just a raw statistical
number and does not have any correlation to the quality of the posts.
Which topic should I post on?
That's up to you but you should try to place your post in the topic
that is closest to what you are talking about. If you're not sure what the
topic is for, click on "All Topic Detail" to see a description of each
topic and what it's for.
How can I add a new topic?
You can't directly add a new topic. I'm trying to avoid having too many
topics that would confuse everybody. If you feel that a new topic is
needed, post a message in the topic "Suggest New Topic" and I will take it
What is the difference between "Add" and "Reply to" message?
The "Add Message" button will allow you to add a new message to the
topic that you are currently in. The "Reply to Message" button should be
used to answer or comment on the message that you are currently viewing.
In this case, the subject of the message you are viewing will be already
entered in the subject field prefixed with a "RE:" for "regarding".
Moreover, the message you are replying to will be entered into the
message field. Edit out unwanted portions and only leave what you think is
important for others to understand what you are replying to. This makes it
easier for other readers to understand your message.
Also note that the name of the person you are replying to will also be
added automatically to the message to indicate that portion was written by
them and not you. At the end of their message, there will be "-->"
appended. Enter your own name within the brackets to indicate that portion
of the message was written by you. In this way, other readers can
distinguish between the original posters message and your message.
You mean, this? I donno.
BTW, they are called emoticons or Zemoticons.
OK. If you really must find out, click here for
a partial list. Thanks to Saxbeat and Eric for helping me with the
Zemoticons. If you would like to submit your own, make sure the vertical
height is no more than 12 or 13 pixels maximum.
How do I find new or recent posts?
turned on, you can use the "Find new messages" feature of the Search page.
To do this, click on "Search", then check "Find new messages since last
search", then click on the "Search" button. The next screen will show only
the posts that are new since you last used this function. When you are
finished, click on "Set New Posts Read" to indicate that you have read the
technique. From the main "Select Topic" screen, click on "All Topic
Detail". This will give you a list of all the topics, a description of
what the topic is supposed to be about, the number of messages in that
topic, and the date of the most recent post for each topic. From that
page, you can click on the topic and go directly to a list of the
Alternately, you can use the "Search" screen and use the default date
(for today) and leave the other fields blank. The search will show all the
messages posted today. From the search results page, you can click on the
subject to see the message.
How do I search for a message?
Click on "Search" to enter the search screen. This screen allows you to
specify search parameters in order to find the message you are looking
for. The first selection is the topic to search in. You may also select
"All Topics" to search all the topics. The second option is to specify the
date for the search. All messages that were posted starting from this date
that you specify will be considered as a match. You can also narrow the
search more by entering the name of the poster, a keyword in the subject
and a keyword in the message itself.
Under the "name" field, there is a check box labeled "Find email
addresses only". If you check this box, the search will look for the
specified name and display only the email addresses. In this case, the
date specified is ignored. The purpose of this function is so that you can
find the poster's email address quickly without having to search for all
of their posts. You may also check the "Archive" box to search for the
email address in the archives (see more regarding archives below).
As of version 1.93, each keyword is looked for in each field and is
once again "ANDed". [Note that from version 1.60 to 1.93, the searches
were "OR"ed.] For example, if "zchat" is specified in the subject and
message fields, all posts which contain the word "zchat" in the subject
AND in the message will match and be displayed. Note specifically that
quotes or boolean operations are not supported.
Next, you can specify the number of posts to display per page via the
"Posts/Page" setting. The default is set to 20. For example, if you would
like to have all of your search results shown on one page, specify 100 for
this setting. In this way, you will get all of your results at one time,
instead of having to press the "next" arrow for the next page of results.
However, note that if there are a lot of posts returned from the search,
the resulting page may become very large and slow to download.
There are 2 more options at the bottom of the search screen. You can
check the option marked "Search archive" to find messages in the archive.
Note that only the archive is searched in this case. Also note that
when you click on the subject to view the archived message, you can just
view the message. There is no option from the view archive message screen
to do anything else since the idea is to speed up the bulletin board by
not allowing browsing of all archived posts. When you have read the
archived message, click on your browser's "Back" button to return to the
search results page.
The last option is the "Show all messages" checkbox. If you select this
option, all the messages will be shown on the search results screen. This
last option is a convenient way to view a few messages without having to
click on the subject over and over again.
Finally, press the "Search" button to initiate your search. After the
search results are displayed, there is a message "Found # matches" where
the pound sign indicates the number of posts that matched the search
criteria. If this number is more than 10, you will also see "Results
Pages:" followed by a list of numbers. Each of these numbers is a link to
another page of results. For example, if the list contain "2 3 4", this
would mean you have at least 31 (and up to 40) results in the search. If
you click on "3", you will get the page containing posts 31 through 39.
How long does the messages stay on the ZBB?
Messages that are older than 5 weeks are automatically archived.
Archived messages can be found using the "Search" function. There is no
plans on deleting any of the archived messages since they do not slow down
the main bulletin board.
Can I delete a message?
No. Once a message is posted, it cannot be deleted by you. Since there
is no way for me to verify that you are the person that put the message on
the ZBB, I can't take requests to delete a message unless the content of
the message hurts you in some way. If this is the case, email me your
reasons and I will take that into consideration.
How did you create this ZBB?
I wrote the ZBB using HTMLScript on my main server. I started with the
sample ZBB version and goosed it up for my website. For more details
regarding this language, visit their website at:
Where are the nude pictures?
Post a message on the ZBB and maybe somebody will be able to help you.