<Double posting with justice; For the readability of information. Consulted board staff>8. Hey, I didn't know that! Part. 2
You will notice at the top of the forums:
That is the most recent forum news- check periodically so you know what's going on. Also, keep your eye out for new announcements
, as there is sure to be information that all members need to know.Regarding Open Talk and Spam CentralOpen Talk
is a forum in which members generally share information about each other. Avoid chatting on the threads however, because it can easily overwhelm and take over the thread and it is unfair to have participating members being overrun by two people who are chatting away.
If you're thinking of making a thread, think as to whether or not it could easily get chatty. If this is the case, consider making your topic in Spam Central
. This is where all of the forum games go.Using the Search Function
To use the search function, you simply type a keyword into the search bar at the top right, like so:
After clicking GO
it will bring up a list of relevant threads.
By clicking MORE SEARCH OPTIONS
you can refine your search by selecting a particular forum to look in. For example, if your keyword was "Edward" you'd want to search in one of the FMA-related forums.NB
: The character search requirement has now been lowered to 3, so you can search for words such as "dog" or "cat" without getting an error.What is 'flood control'?
After you have already posted in one thread, you might find a thread immediately afterwards that you want to post in, but when you do it comes up with this error:
"Flood posting control" is to prevent spamming with useless posts (like "Naruto iz da best lulz" and the like) that are usually left behind by trolls. If there was no flood-control lots of posts such as this could be made within a minute and the poor mods will be left to clean up after their idiocy!
There is also "PM flood control" to prevent hundreds of spam PMs being sent out, usually by computer programs, to all members.
Similarly, there is flood control for the Search Function; searching takes up the board's operational resources. Therefore, flood control is necessary to maintain the board's usual speed and effectiveness of all of its functions.
Just be patient- you will be able to post, search or send a PM again after one minute
.Linking specific posts
This feature can be very useful; In fact, I've displayed my mad post linking skills all the way through this guide! If you want to post a link to a specific post, look to the top right of that post and you'll see "Post #(Number)" In this post's case, it's "Post #12". Click on the number and it will come up with the following:
That box will come up, and you simply have to copy the URL by clicking CTRL+C
and then clicking OK
. You have now retrieved the URL of that post. So for example, if I were to link you to the contents page
, it will redirect you to that post.