Dumaguete Info Search

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I create an account on Dumaguete Info?

You can register a new account on our Sign Up page.

Note: You must be at least 18 years of age and you must be able to answer one of the verification questions correctly. (We've made them pretty dang easy.)

How do I post "Personal Items" in the classifieds section?

Listing "Personal Items" on the forum is free for all DI members. Posting in this section is a little different than posting a normal topic/thread. You will need to create a Showcase Item to list your personal items for sale. This works much the same as creating a new topic:

1. Click on "Create Showcase" located towards the top right of the page. (Ignore the permissions warning at the bottom of the page!)
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2. Click "Continue" on the pop-up dialog box. ("Personal Items" should be pre-selected.)
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3. Fill out the required information. (Note: The "Item Name" and "Item Information" are the only two required fields. The "Item Description", "Map Location" and "Tags" are OPTIONAL. If you are unsure what to enter here or they are giving you problems just leave these fields empty.)
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4. Upload images if available. (Note: The first image you upload will be used as the thumbnail for your listing.)
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5. Hit the "Create Item" button when you are ready to submit the item for moderator review.

How can I do a search of the forums ONLY?

You can search the forums by hitting the magnifying glass under the alerts tab at the top right of the page. A "Google search" might appear on the next page but closing the pop-up will show the forum search results.

Note: the Google search only searches the Dumaguete Info website, the first few results you see are advertisements but anything below that will be DI only results.

How can I edit my showcase? I am not finished editing.

Under your showcase page, under the social media share links, you can click the "Edit" link to edit your Showcase ad.

I have a rental property in the Showcase section flagged as "Occupied" but this does not show in forum classifieds?

The Showcase and forum sections of the website have different, and unconnected, prefixes. This is a known bug. If you are unable to change the thread prefix a moderator will need to assist you with the change.

(Note: The rental in question here has already had the forum prefix updated to reflect the Showcase's prefix. No further action is required in this instance.)

What should I do if I have a problem with the post rating feature?

If you received a negative rating you don't think you deserved you can:
  1. Report the message given the disputed negative rating for moderation by clicking the "Report" link under the post.
  2. Contact a staff member through PM with a link to the post/rating in question.
    • Note: You can get the link to the specific post by clicking the number located at the top right of your post.
  3. Politely contact the user that gave you a negative rating through a PM and ask if it was given on accident. There is no limit on how long users have to remove ratings they have given in the past.
    • Note: Most negative ratings that don't seem to fit the post were given on accident. However, be careful with this one and don't start a flame war. If the user seems to be giving negative ratings just to troll or they do not reply to your message you can invite a staff member to the conversation or PM them directly.
If you received a neutral rating you don't agree with you should:
  1. Watch this video.
If you received a positive rating you don't agree with you should:
  1. Please go see a shrink. DI staff is not trained to deal with those kinds of personal issues.
If you can't view or give ratings:
  1. Send an admin a PM and let them know what the issue is and they will try to figure out what's going on or they will explain why the feature is not currently available to you.
  2. Post a thread in this sub-forum explaining the problem.

Can i change my account name?

To change an account/user name you will need to contact the forum administrator (Wrye83).

Can i delete one of my posts from a thread ?

Posts can be deleted within the first 15 minutes of being created. After this time has expired the user will need to contact a moderator or admin and explain why the post should be deleted.

What does the "Your post in the thread Self Defense Classes was moved to..." alert mean?

This alert means that your post has been moved out of an existing thread to a new or existing thread. This can happen if a post is off-topic or deserves its own topic created.

How to delete a thread please

Typically threads cannot deleted after 15 minutes of being created. However, special consideration can be made on a case by case basis.

If you wish to have a thread deleted please send a private message to a moderator or admin explaining why you want the thread deleted.

What is the private online-address of the moderator or admin please in order to send a personal message?

Members Tab>Staff Members Tab>Click on Staff Member's Name>Information Tab>Start a Conversation

Direct link to Staff Member Page:
Notable Members | Dumaguete Info

What is my profile for and how do I edit it?

Your profile is the informatoin other members can see abou you. You profile is linked to every post or comment you make anywhere on Dumaguete Info. If a location is entered it will be displayed along side every one of your posts.

The options are self explanatory. Only share as much information as you feel comfortable with, no one is forced to provide any information.

You can edit your profile by clicking on this link: Personal Details

How do I post a new topic/discussion/thread?

To Start a New Topic (Discussion/Thread):
  1. Click on the forum that you want to post in ie; New Member Introductions
  2. At the top right there is a button titled "Start New Topic".
  3. Add in your title to your thread ie; "Hello I'm new".
  4. Type you main content into the larger box underneath.
  5. Below the main content box you may, optionally, add "Tags". These are words or short phrases that describe your topic that will help other users searching for similar information.
  6. When you are done with your message and want to post it click on the "Create Thread" button just below.
This will create a basic thread with no polls or pictures.
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How do I post a vehicle I want to sell?

To list one (1) car, truck, motorcycle or boat on Dumaguete Info there is a one-time $5.00 USD fee (around P230-240 depending on daily exchange rates). This fee goes straight towards Dumaguete Info's server, software and maintenance costs.

Payment can be made by going to the Account Upgrades and choosing the "Classifieds: Advertise a Vehicle" package.
Note: The "7 days" text above the purchase button indicates how long you will have permission on the website to initially list your vehicle, not how long it will stay listed on the website.

Once you click the "Purchase" button you will be redirected to the PayPal website where you will be given several different payment options.

After the payment is verified (usually this takes seconds/minutes but sometimes can take up to 24 hours) you should see a blue "Create Showcase" button near the top right of this page.

If you have problems paying online, experience any trouble or just have questions about the classifieds section please send me a private message by clicking this link or, if you are not a member, by clicking this link.

How do I reply to a topic?

To Reply to a Post:
  1. Navigate to the topic (discussion/thread) you wish to reply to.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  3. Find the Post Reply Box where you can type into and add media and/or pictures. Note you will see your account avatar to the left of this box.
  4. If needed you can select "More Options..." to go to a separate page with additional reply options.
  5. Once finished with your reply click the "Post Reply" button underneath.
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How do I add or modify my avatar?

To add or modify your avatar (profile picture) simply click on the stock (and boring) avatar from your Account Menu and browse your computer for a picture to upload. The forum software will automatically resize your avatar to the correct dimensions.

For a direct link to edit your avatar you can follow this link: Avatar Editor

How do I quote another member?

How to Quote a Post, Multiple Posts and More:

Single Quote - To quickly quote single full post made by a user simply go to the post you wish to quote and hit the "Reply" button below it:
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After you click this button you will automatically be brought down to the Reply Box and the post you replied to will be placed inside the quote ([QUOTE][/QUOTE]) BB code:
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Multi-Quote - To easily quote multiple posts by one or more users go to the first post you wish to quote and click the "+Quote" button. You will be notified the selection was made:
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Repeat this with other messages you wish to quote in your reply. Once finished scroll down to the reply box and click the "Insert Quotes" button (located opposite the "Post Reply" button) to review the quotes you selected and then press "Quote These Messages":
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Selective Quote - You can selectively quote parts of a post by simply highlighting the section you wish to quote with your mouse or touch screen and then clicking the +Quote or Reply Button.
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How do I watch a thread?

Watching threads are Dumaguete Info's way of keeping you updated on threads you have created, participated in, or choose to be updated about.

By default any thread you start or reply to will become watched. This will generate an email every time someone replies as well as an alert on the alert's menu. You can change this behavior in your preferences.

To watch a thread without participating simply click “Watch Thread” on top of any thread.

Why does it say I am a "Lurker" under my avatar?

That is your "User Title". It is based off of how many posts you have made on the forum. Users with zero posts have the honor of having the "Lurker" user title. Once you have made a post the title will change to something else.

If you don't like the lurker title.....stop lurking about and make a few posts. :wink:

How do I upload an image to a thread or reply?

You can to upload images to your topics and reply posts. All images uploaded to Dumaguete Info will be automatically resized if they exceed allotted image size.

To add an attachment:
  1. Click the “Upload File” button.
  2. Find and select the desired file on your computer.
  3. Wait for upload to finish.
    • If an image file, chose to insert either a "Thumbnail" or "Full Image".
    • If you do not insert a thumbnail or full size image, thumbnails will automatically be placed at the bottom of your post.
Note: Many of us here in the Philippines struggle with very slow internet connections. Please be considerate and insert thumbnails in your posts if you are uploading large images.

Allowed File Types:

Why are my posts not showing up after I submit them?

New users need to have their first 2 posts approved by a moderator. After your initial 2 posts have been reviewed and approved by a moderator they will go public and these restrictions will be removed from your account.

Note: It may take up to an hour after your second post is approved for the software to update your account permissions.

How do I post a new message?

This depends on the type of message you are wanting to post. There are instructions already posted in the FAQ section on how to make different types of posts.
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