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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, 05:00 PM
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<Double posting with justice; For the readability of information. Consulted board staff>

4. Technical Jargon

Things you will come across when you 'add reply'.

How to Quote

If you want to quote another member, simply click the "QUOTE" button located at the bottom of this member's post. If the text you are quoting is a huge paragrgraph DO NOT quote all of it, just the portion you're responding to. Similarly, DO NOT create a quote pyramid; this is when you are quoting several other quotes.

To do this manually, simply type:
CODE
[quote]I am quoting![/quote]


This will look like:

QUOTE
I am quoting!


Or if you are quoting from an off site source or person and wish to cite the news within a quote with a name included, simply type:

CODE
[quote name="The Powers That Be"]Today Pierrot has been handed the task of creating this guide...run for your lives![/quote]


This will look like:

QUOTE (The Powers That Be)
Today Pierrot has been handed the task of creating this guide...run for your lives!


Using spoiler tags

We obviously don't want to go spoiling the story for everyone as there can be newer members who have recently started watching the anime or reading the manga. We therefore use spoiler tags to hide potential spoilers from members who have not caught up on crucial points within the plot.
To do this, simply:

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[spoiler] Boo! I'm a spoiler, here to spoil you! [/spoiler]


This will then look like:
Boo! I'm a spoiler, here to spoil you!

Simply select and drag to see what is underneath!

Also, I feel it appropriate to mention is there is still a light spoiler ban regrading the end of the FullMetal Alchemist Manga. You must not post spoilers outside of the FullMetal Alchemist forums. If you do include spoilers in the designated threads, USE SPOILER TAGS and mention before them (Chapter 108/end of series spoilers ahead!). This will save people who do not know the ending from unwittingly getting spoiled.

Adding Attachments to your post

It took me an age to figure out how to do this, so I'm sure there'll be people out there, like me, who will appreciate this!

When you click, 'add reply' you will see this box on the right hand corner:


Click on CHOOSE, then select an image you wish to attach from your computer. After this, click UPLOAD. Once this has uploaded, it will appear on the left hand side, here:


Click and select it, it will then appear in your post.

How to Send a Personal Message (PM)

If you would like to send a PM, it's simple! You may think this is something that everyone knows, but I know that when I first stumbled on the World Wide Web, I wasn't very forum savvy; heck, didn't even know that PMs existed.

Simply 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 on SEND MESSAGE and this will take you to your messenger, where you will be able to type your message. After typing, simply click SEND!


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