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Frequently Asked Questions

Mineral Rights Forum

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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This section was created to provide answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about Mineral Rights Forum.


CONTENTS

1) WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN AS A NEW MEMBER?

2) WHAT IS A FORUM? HOW DOES IT WORK?

3) CAN I POST MY QUESTION TO MULTIPLE FORUMS?

4) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BLOG POST AND A DISCUSSION FORUM POST?

5) WHAT CATEGORY (TOPIC) DO I NEED TO PUT MY POST IN?

6) WHY CAN’T I SEE MY FORUM DISCUSSION THREAD?

7) WHY DOES MY BLOG POST/FORUM POST HAVE A DIFFERENT TITLE?

8) HOW DO I SEARCH MINERALRIGHTSFORUM?

9) HOW DO I SUBMIT A BLOG?

10) HOW DO I SUBMIT A FORUM POST?

11) HOW CAN I ADD A PHOTO TO MY PROFILE?

12) HOW CAN I SEE IF NEW REPLIES TO MY DISCUSSION HAVE BEEN MADE?

13) HOW CAN I VIEW MY DISCUSSION?

14) WHY DON’T I SEE MY BLOG POST?

15) HOW CAN I CONTACT ANOTHER MEMBER PRIVATELY?

16) CAN I ADVERTISE MY BUSINESS IN THE FORUM?

17) CAN I OFFER TO BUY OR SELL MINERALS IN THE FORUM?

18) WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU CONSIDER SPAM?

19) DOES MINERALRIGHTSFORUM.COM PROTECT MY PRIVACY?

 

1) WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN AS A NEW MEMBER?

Here are three things you can do right away:

  1. Join the group for your county where you have minerals. There you can introduce yourself and ask questions specifically related to the area.

  2. If you have a general question, the best place to start is to search to see where there are current discussions. At the top of your screen is a blue bar with a white text box that you can use to search.

  3. You can also ask a general question here

2) WHAT IS A FORUM? HOW DOES IT WORK?

A forum is a place where people communicate online by creating posts for discussion. Forums work by organizing conversations according to topics. Within a particular forum, there are multiple discussions, arranged according to date of most recent reply. Each discussion is called a “thread.” When you comment on a thread, you are making what is called a “post.” When someone sees a discussion thread they find interesting, they may post in it. Then, typically other users will visit and post also. This creates an online conversation.

 

3) CAN I POST MY QUESTION TO MULTIPLE FORUMS?

No. MineralRightsForum staff views this as spam, and will delete the duplicate. Repeat offenses may result in total removal of the content and the user. Posting in more than one category lowers discussion quality, and may cause other, quality threads to lose their place on the main forum page.

 

4) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BLOG POST AND A DISCUSSION FORUM POST?

The forums section is where you post and receive answers to your questions and/or discuss mineral rights-related topics. The blog section is where users (generally experienced professionals) can provide insight into mineral rights-related topics based on their own personal and informed experience. Forums are for asking questions and receiving answers. Blogs are for qualified, informed analysis and opinion writing.

5) WHAT CATEGORY (TOPIC) DO I NEED TO PUT MY POST IN?

We offer several categories/topics where you can place your post. You can find them here. If you are unsure of where to post your discussion, always place it in “General Mineral Rights Discussion”.

6) WHY CAN’T I SEE MY FORUM DISCUSSION THREAD?

There are multiple reasons why you may not see your thread. It may be pushed beyond the first page of posts by more recent posts.

It may also be re-titled. MineralRightsForum staff works to ensure the highest quality of discussion and response of these forums, so we regularly re-title discussions.

The third option is that the discussion thread has been deleted. MineralRightsForum may remove discussions which have off topic or inappropriate remarks.

7) WHY DOES MY BLOG POST/FORUM POST HAVE A DIFFERENT TITLE?

MineralRightsForum may edit post titles from time to time to improve their quality.

8) HOW DO I SEARCH MINERALRIGHTSFORUM?

At the top of your screen is a blue bar. In the right corner is a white text box that you can use to search with.

9) HOW DO I SUBMIT A BLOG?

To submit a blog, highlight the “Blog” section of the navigation toolbar. Then mouse down to “Submit a Blog” and click. Enter a descriptive title and the text of your blog, and then submit. Your blog post will be submitted to MineralRightsForum.com staff for approval.

10) HOW DO I SUBMIT A FORUM POST?

To submit a post in the discussion forum, highlight the forum section in the navigation bar, and select “Add a Discussion” from the dropdown menu. Then, add an explanatory title. The more descriptive the title, the more likely you are to get responses to your discussions. Then select the appropriate category for the post, and enter your discussion and click submit. PLease only post to one category.

11) HOW CAN I ADD A PHOTO TO MY PROFILE?

To add a profile photo, click your name in the top Navigation Toolbar, which will take you to your profile. Hover over your avatar and click the link to “Change Photo” You will then see a screen which enables you to add a picture. Simply click “browse” and choose a picture from your computer.

12) HOW CAN I SEE IF NEW REPLIES TO MY DISCUSSION HAVE BEEN MADE?

You’ll need to view your discussion. To learn how to view your discussions, see the question below.

13) HOW CAN I VIEW MY DISCUSSION?

To view a discussion you have started, click on the forum section of the navigation toolbar. It will take you to a page displaying the “My Discussions” link just below the navigation bar. Click on this to view all discussions you have created. You can also access your discussions from your profile page.

 

14) WHY DON’T I SEE MY BLOG POST?

Blog posts do not automatically appear. This is due to the high volume of posts that are accidentally submitted as blogs instead of forum posts or comments. Please allow a few days for blog posts to be approved or rejected. MineralRightsForum staff will notify you if your blog post needs revision.

 

15) HOW CAN I CONTACT ANOTHER MEMBER PRIVATELY?

You can contact another member privately using the private message (PM) function. The “Send Message” button appears just below the username in any forum discussion. You can also send another user a message by visiting their profile page and clicking the “Send Message” button on the left side of the page just below their profile picture.

 

16) CAN I ADVERTISE MY BUSINESS IN THE FORUM?

NO. Commercial solicitation in the forum is prohibited. Any advertisement, indirect reference to you or your company’s services, or offer of any product or service will be a violation of this policy. This includes adding company names to forum signatures. Forum signatures are limited to name and simple title (e.g. Attorney, CPA, Landman, CPL, RPL, CFP, etc.). We have a limited number of featured professionals who are set apart by ‘pro’ on thier avatar. You can read more here about how to become a featured professional.

 

17) CAN I OFFER TO BUY OR SELL MINERALS IN THE FORUM?

NO. Offering to BUY or SELL mineral interests within the forums, groups and wall postings is not allowed and is a direct violation of the User Policy. If you have minerals to buy or sell, this is provided for at the Mineral Rights Forum MarketPlace only.

 

18) WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU CONSIDER SPAM?

In order to create a safe place for our users, we take disrespectful behavior and spam very seriously and have detailed it in our User Guide. Here are a few things we will not tolerate and which can lead to removal from the forum:

  • Commercial solicitation including posts with e-mail addresses, personal or business websites & phone numbers

  • Derogatory comments, inferences of or direct statements of someone "lying", abuse, profanity, adult material or any sexually oriented comments

  • Business profiles (unless you are a recognized preferred professional)

 

19) DOES MINERALRIGHTSFORUM.COM PROTECT MY PRIVACY?

MineralRightsForum takes your privacy seriously. We provide multiple privacy settings for our users. To adjust your privacy settings, go here.

We do not sell, share, or exchange personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies. MineralRightsForum does allow Google to index its contents, however. To learn more, read our Privacy Policy.


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