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A Pierrot's Aria
post Jan 10 2011, 03:44 PM
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•.`.•Newcomer's Guide to the Forum•.`.•


Hello, Newcomers! This will hopefully be a very useful guide to finding your way around our forums! Haven't introduced yourself yet? Then head on over to the Welcome Thread and drop us a hello! Even if you didn't know the thread existed and you joined a month or so ago, feel free to go and make your presence known and introduce yourself! Everyone is very happy to see you here!

In some sections you will be referred to a seperate guide with fantastic information that you can't go without.
I have also seperated this guide into sections for your viewing pleasure. tongue.gif I hope it will make navigating to relevant sections easy for you...

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin!


CONTENTS:

1. The Powers that be
Meet our friendly staff!


2. Getting to know your fellow members
Adding a friend

3. Threads, Topics, Signatures, Avatars, Subscriptions
Thread Opening Assistance
Signature and Avatar Guidelines
Setting up email notifications and subscriptions


4. Technical Jargon
How To Quote
Spoiler Tags
Adding Attachments to a post
How to send a Personal Message (PM)


Technical Jargon Part 2
How to embed an image into your post



Technical Jargon Part 3
Creating a Poll in a Thread
Voting in a Poll
A Guide to Making an Effective Poll


5. Forum Etiquette
Forum 'no-nos'
-Trolls
-Advertising
-Double Posting
-Creating Duplicate Threads
-Answering Year Old Questions
-Character v. Character Threads


6. Know Thyself
Your Forum Dashboard
Guided tour of your Profile Page
'Rank'/ Post Count


7. Gallery
Gallery Q&A


8. Hey, I didn't know that!
Profile Comments
Forum Skins
Who's Online? Why are some members 'anonymous'?


Hey, I didn't know that! Part. 2
Forum News and Announcements
Regarding Open Talk and Spam Central
Using the Search Function
What is 'flood control'?
Linking specific posts


9. Upcoming and Ongoing Forum Activities
Re-reading the FMA manga
Fanart Contests
Operation "FMA Info Shrine"
Penny Thread


10. Other useful things you can do with knowing
Username Changes
Inquiring about technical difficulties
Deleting your account
Suggestions for our forum?
Forum Mod Station
Gallery Mod Station


11. Thread Directories
FMA Character Discussions Thread Directory
FMA Manga Thread Directory
What are 'Safe Harbour' Threads?


12. FAQ by Tombow
1.What are these things under my name?
2. Posting pictures on your post.
3. About my account.
4. How to make Direct Hotlink in the post, Pt. 2, Pt.3.


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<Double posting with justice; For the readability of information. Consulted board staff>

2. Getting to know your fellow members


Joining a forum with lots of members can be daunting and you may feel that you will never get to meet and speak to our lovely members. Don't fear- simply click on a member's username to view their profile. Here you can view their interests and find out a little more about them. You never know, you may have a lot in common! You can also leave profile comments.

HOWEVER if you are going into a full blown conversation with someone, please start using PMs as the profile comments system was not designed for on-going chat in mind.

SEE Technical Jargon - How to send a PM (Personal Message.)

Adding a friend

Click on the little downwards arrow located near the username and you should then see a list:





(This list can also be seen if you were to click onto the user's profile.) Simply click ADD AS FRIEND and they will be added to your friends list and appear in your list of friends on your profile page.

Don't be worried if you leave a comment or add a friend, and it/they haven't been added straight away; some people choose to approve the message or the friend add before it shows up on your/their profile page. You will get a pop-up message informing you if a comment or friend add is pending approval.

SEE Know Thyself- Guided tour of your Profile Page.


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