BlackBerry 101: How to Use Forums's BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series
By Trevor on 22 Jan 2008 10:49 am EST

Hey Class! CrackBerry Kevin here, and welcome Back to BlackBerry 101. You might say we did the Law School thing and took a full month off between semesters, but here we are again, ready to tackle another four months worth of lectures before summer break.

To kick off the first lecture of the new year we thought it would be wise to spend a week teaching users how to actually use's site features, especially our BlackBerry Help and Discussion Forums. Our member community has been growing by leaps and bounds, and many of our potential and new members are not familiar with using an online forum to get and give help. BlackBerry 101 lectures are great - but sometimes you need to find an answer to your problem NOW and it might not be covered in one of our weekly lectures. By learning to use the site to its full potential, you can tap into our database of already-answered questions and knowledgable community of BlackBerry Addicts!

I'm sure you have heard that famous line, "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime". That's what we're doing this week, but in CrackBerry style.

Our moderator Trevor has put together a week's worth of lessons on How to Use the CrackBerry Forums, starting with the basics of registering with the site and he will add a new lecture each day this week (How To Search the Forums, Reply to Posts and Create new Threads, etc.) so be sure to visit daily. The post will remain sticked in our Tips, How-To and FAQ forum so it will be easy for new members to find at all times. Big Thanks to Trevor for putting this together - it's going to come in VERY Handy!

As for BlackBerry 101, let me know if you have any requests for lecture topics you'd like to see covered here over the weeks and months ahead. We have quite a few ideas planned, but want to make sure we're tackling the subjects you want covered! Comment on this post with your ideas!

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BlackBerry 101: How to Use Forums


I have a hard time with the view and posting from my BB.

The page is so long, is there a better way to accomplish these items.

When someone responds to my subscribed posts, the email sent to me has a link in it. the link goes to the forums page but it should go directly to the post.

Thanks for the efforts LOVE the site and information!!! :)

When visiting from your BlackBerry, make sure you are visiting our mobile-optimized forums by going to

If you download the CrackBerry Desktop Shortcut, it'll install an icon onto your BlackBerry that automatically takes you to the optimized forums. That should solve your difficulties. Sounds like you are visiting on your Berry and not

i have sprint as my phone carrier and i am unable to send picture mail . i have been told of something called mms? but i dont have it on any of my menue files or windows? please help im desperate i got this new blackberry curve because of the camera and if i cant send pics to me its useless . i loved my old model just wanted a camera phone. please help !


Hi. I want to know how to uninstall the address book and calendar on my Blackberry Curve 8310. I have found something to replace them with and want to free up my memory. Can anyone help?


I have a curve 8330. I can send one photo at a time I am looking for info on how to send a group of photos (about 50)via email at one time. Any advice is appreciated.

Whenever I click on a link, I have to trackball through all the extreaneous links to get to the area that has the info I'm looking for. How do I avoid this? Hep me, Hep me, lol

Awesome lesson and yes I was using instead of No wonder it would take me forever to scroll to the area that I wanted!

i want to make a subject so we can talk about but i dont find the way how to. i know how to ripely back or quote someone. can someone help me.

I have an ex business 8300, which has an IT policy installed
been trying in vain to find a free download & carry out removal
Help Please!!!

Hi, well thanks for the 101, comes really handy... i really neeeeeed to know everything about my phone, so here i am :)

Ok, so maybe this is a very simple question but what's the difference (if there is one), between and ?