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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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A Pierrot's Aria
post Jan 10 2011, 04:32 PM
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<Double posting with justice; For the readability of information. Consulted board staff>

3. Threads, Topics, Signatures, Avatars, Subscriptions

Opening a Thread

Before opening a thread, it is always important to use the SEARCH function.



This is in order to check whether or not a similar thread has already been created, so you can avoid creating a duplicate thread.

SEE: Hey! I didn't know that! Part 2 - USING THE SEARCH FUNCTION

Within the thread, always give a clear indication as to what it is you want to discuss. You MUST read Little Washu's Guide on Opening Threads.


Signatures and Avatars

Signatures must be 500 pix wide and 300 pix high and this is for the whole sig that's including ALL PICS & ADDITIONAL TYPED-IN TEXT LINES.
Chiyo has created Signature and Avatar Guidelines. This is a MUST READ.

Also, please be aware that there is still a light spoiler ban on our board. You must not post images in your signature and avatar pertaining to the end of the FMA Manga or FMA brotherhood. If you're not sure what is and isn't counted as a spoilerific image, please contact our lovely mod Chiyo, who will be happy to assist you.

Email Notifications and Subscriptions

You are able to subscribe to particular forums and topics; tracking a forum or topic will notify when new posts have been made.
Upon entering the thread you want to subscribe to, look to the right hand side where you will come across 'OPTIONS'. Click on this and a rop down menu will appear. Simply select TRACK THIS TOPIC if you wish to get notified of new posts or SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FORUM to be notified of any threads that have been made in your chosen forum.




Upon selecting an option, you will then be asked to choose when and how you will be notified.

Similarly, you can edit via EMAIL SETTINGS in MY CONTROLS whether or not you want to recieve email notifications if you are to receive a new Personal Message or Profile Comment.


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