FAQ on our community
>>1. What is CHF and CHI?
CHF stands for "China History Forum". This is the name of this community at http://www.chinahistoryforum.com . CHI stands for "China History Info". This is the external website at http://www.chinahistoryinfo.com used for publishing articles and projects done by members of CHF.
>>2. What is China History Forum all about?
It is an online community or forum for learning and discussing chinese history. For more details about this community, please read here
>>3. When is China History Forum founded ?
It was founded in June 2004.
>>4. Where is this forum located?
This site is hosted with a webhost located in America. However, I administer this site from Singapore.
>>5. Who founded this community?
General Zhaoyun (i.e. me) founded this community. Other founding staffs include Liu ce, Yun, Sephowyrm, Thirdgumi etc.
>>6. How do I participate?
Simply sign up as a member here. Then you can start posting in the forum. Be sure to introduce yourself in the Intro Forum
Membership is FREE of CHARGE .
>>7. Who are the CHF members? Where do they come from?
CHF members are those forummers who participate in the discussion here. They come from all over the world and from various backgrounds, from beginners to experts. Although many of the members are of chinese descent, we also have many members that are of western descent or other race and ethnicity. Many of the members are situated in the US, but we also get a fair amount of members from Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China etc. To view where they are from, click here. Be sure to add yourself to the member's map.
>>8. Do I need to know chinese in order to join?
No, you don't need to. CHF is a english-based forum and thus English is the predominant language here. However, learning chinese is encouraged as it will help you understand many chinese sources when learning and discussing chinese history.
>>9. How do I input chinese characters?
Refer to this thread for more details on inputting chinese characters.
>>10. What are the activities at CHF?
Other than chinese history discussion, we also hold awards, projects and article writing. Those who are interested in doing research may participate in our projects.
Refer to CHF Project and Articles for more information.
>>11. Does CHF has any political direction?
CHF is a community for discussing chinese history. We do not have any political direction and therefore, we are neutral.
Due to the fact that it's neutral, CHF is able to accept and appreciate diversity, even when it comes to political orientations. We have members who are Chinese nationalists, Vietnamese/Yue nationalists, Korean nationalists, and even US nationalists. We have right-wingers and left-wingers. We have atheists, Buddhists, Daoists, Muslims, and Christians. We have Falungong members and Falungong opponents. We will tolerate all such beliefs, but there are two things we will not tolerate along with them: intolerance and insensitivity.
>>12. What are forum rules?
They are rules that you have to follow in our forum. These rules are uphold by the staffs and are created to prevent you from abusing the forum with flames, verbal attacks etc. Click here to read our forum rules
>>13. What is warning level?
You will see this below your avatar (at bottom left) which says "warn" and has a percentage associated with it. This is basically a level to warn you set from the staff. If you notice that your warning level has increased, it means that you have violated a forum rule and the staff has increased your warning level. A high warning level might result in a ban, so be careful and always take heed of the staff's PM warning.
>>14. What is PM? How do I use it?
PM stands for "Private Message". It's a communication tool for you to communicate among members without leaving this forum. To PM someone, simply go to "My Controls" on the top corner.
>>15. Who are the staffs of CHF?
They are active members who help to run and govern this community. The staffs are here not only to participate in the discussion but also to make sure this forum is in good order. To view who our staffs are, click here
>> 16. What is a moderator and administrator?
They are the staffs of this community. A moderator only governs one or more forum, while the administrator administer the entire forum. The administrator are thus the heads of this community.
>> 17. What is the CHF Grand Historian award all about?
It is an award to honor those member who are active and has contributed to our community. Click here to read more details
>>18. What are the characteristics of CHF ?
We pride ourselves in being a community that offer quality chinese history discussion. You will often find quick response and help from our members. CHF members are also very friendly and mature. So if you have a question, please do not feel shy to ask. This community also has a team of active staffs always ready to help and make sure the environment remains friendly for chinese history discussion.
>>19. I wish to become a staff. How do I apply for it ?
Our requirements for becoming staffs are:
a. Able to be active at all times (min. 5-10 minutes per days on the forum)
b. Basic chinese history knowledge
If you feel you meet the above requirements, you can apply by PM/email me or any of the administrators. Please state the following:
a. Which forum you wish to moderate?
b. A short description about yourself and why you wish to become staff.
>>20. What are the forummer's ranking system?
When you participate and post more, your rank title (below your avatar) will change, meaning that you've been promoted. Click here to read more details about the ranking system.
>>21. How do I upload picture onto this forum?
Refer to this thread for more details. You cannot use geocities or any other free webhost to display image on this forum. You need to use a free imagehost such as ImageShack.
Imageshack is now integrated to this forum at the very bottom.
>>22. What is avatar?
They are picture in your profile used for identifying and making you unique. To use an avatar, go to My Controls on top corner and click Edit Avatar Settings under "Personal Profile" on the left.
>>23. What is CHF Imperial Exam?
They are online exam systems which all new members will have to take in order to be a scholar member of CHF. The CHF Imperial Exam was established in Nov 2006 as a filtering system against undesirable members such as spammers, nationalists, trolls etc. It was also designed as a qualification means for more intellectual inclined member who wishes to test their chinese history knowledge. In late April 2007, the compulsory nature of exam was abolished.
(to be updated regularly)
Edited by General_Zhaoyun, 08 May 2007 - 07:42 AM.