Updated Signature Guidelines
You know those commercials that shout at you to "Buy! Buy! Buy!" their product? With those annoying flashing lights and HUGE dancing slogans? Right! The ones you mute, skip over, or go into the kitchen until they're over. The commercials you hate!
<- click to see what's obviously a nono.
Well, we at MobileRead are trying to prevent members from having to put up with this kind of annoyance while they are reading posts in the forums, or just skimming through the day's news.
Lately, in their well earned pride over having published a book, or having a product to sell, ... well, some folk have become just a little too exuberant in their signatures. So the Green Team got together and tried to come up with some common sense guidelines for signatures to guarantee that browsing MobileRead can be enjoyed as much as possible.
Please take a moment to read the updated guidelines
on signatures and ensure that your signature complies with them.
Google-powered Search Engine
In an effort to make MobileRead search results more relevant we have added a second search engine - powered by Google. You can try it by clicking on "Search" in the blue navigation bar (top of the screen) and entering your search term in the second input box.
You can also make Google your default search engine if you prefer: Under options
in your control panel browse near the bottom where it says "Search Engine", select "Google" and save.
The basic search syntax is the same as you're used from Google. E.g.:
- Use "quotation marks" to surround phrases, making sure that the words you search for are found together
- Use a hyphen immediately before a word or phrase to exclude it, e.g. -word
- Use OR between words or phrases if you are looking for items which have either. The OR applies only to the word/phrase on either side, e.g. black cat OR kitten will find items that include cat and also contain either cat or kitten
- An asterisk (*) can be used inside a phrase as a wildcard word, e.g. "I like * in the morning" will match I like coffee in the morning and I like tea in the morning, among others.
- Use intitle:cheese to find cheese only within titles