This demonstration will show you how to edit settings related to posts in SMF
Let’s look at the Post Settings tab first. That tab is open by default.
The first set of options let you embed flash into posts (note that this could pose a security risk) and enable spell checking, which may not be available on all servers.
To help prevent users from spamming your forums, you can change the time required between posts from the same IP.
3) Click Save.
Bulletin Board Code, or BBC, can be used to add markup to forum messages. For example, it can be used to make text bold, create a hyperlink, or insert an image into a post.
4) Uncheck the first box to disable BBC completely.
The settings on this tab all affect how topics are displayed.
Sticky topics always appear at the top of boards. Use this option to turn that feature on or off.
The next two options determine how many posts a topic needs before it gets labelled as a “hot” or “very hot” topic.
7) When finished, click Save.
That’s it! You now know how to change the topic and post settings.