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The  is one of the most vital areas of the site for the private investor. It acts as a online community where subscribers can post their comment and messages on everything from financial tips to jokes.

It is also an area where MoneyAM staff will post important service messages should they need to.

The Bulletin Board is a vibrant online forum where investment style is discussed by daytraders, investors, chartists and fundamentalists. It is also a great place for the new comer to the investment world to discuss their ideas and to pick up tips from more experienced traders.



When you login and select Bulletin Board, you will be directed to a page like that shown above.
This page lists the threads (discussion topics) in descending chronological order.

 Click on this button to add a Thread to the Bulletin Board. Enter a title, EPIC code (where applicable) and then type the text in the text box (Example screen below).



Then simply click on the  button to add your topic to the Bulletin Board.

To add a post to a thread, click on the Topic title, scroll to the bottom of the screen and enter the post in the text box at the bottom. Then simply click on the  button at the bottom of the page to add your post.

If you do not wish to see posts or threads from a certain user then the  button can be used. By clicking on this you will be taken to the following screen.



If you add the username in the appropriate box you will not be able to see any of their posts. All squelched users will show on this page and can be removed from the Squelch facility (i.e. made viewable to you again), by pressing the remove button.

Search

By pressing the  button on the Bulletin Board you can search for specific threads or posts.



By entering information into the text boxes you are able to search using the following criteria - title keywords, body keywords, started by and EPIC. When you have added the information/words you wish to search for, click the search button and this will take you to a list of all the relevant threa ds.>
Bulletin Board Headers

Topic This is the title of the thread (as chosen by the original poster)
EPIC If when starting a thread the poster is referring to a specific company the EPIC can be entered and it will appear in this column. If there is an EPIC code in the EPIC column of the Bulletin Board you can click on this and it will take you to the Quote page, showing information for that specific company.
Started By This shows the user name (handle) of the person who started the thread. By clicking on this you will be taken to a brief biography of that user (if they have chosen to add details in this section).
Last Poster This is the most recent to that thread. By clicking on the user name you can again access the biography of the user if they have chosen to post details.
Updated This is the day, date and time that the last post was added.
Unread Posts This is the total number of posts that you have yet to read.

Whilst viewing a thread you have a number of options. At the top of the screen you have the search facility, add topic facility and the squelch facility as previously described. You also have an option called  which takes you back to the main Bulletin Board page.

At the bottom of the thread you have the following options:

This takes you to more postings on this thread if it is a longer one.
This takes you to the most recent postings on a longer thread.
This takes you to all the messages on a longer thread.
As described previously.
At the top of every section of the Bulletin Board the  button appears. This will take you to the following screen.



This is your opportunity to add a short biography about yourself. MoneyAM recommend that you do not reveal any sensitive information or contact details about yourself (such as address details, bank details etc) in this section as it will be available to the public. If you wish to be contactable via E mail then please use the field provided as this will allow other users to E mail you through the site but your E mail will remain anonymous.