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Post by a on 10/22/2008, 4:02 pm


If this is your first time on a forum, well, i'll just do my best to describe what it is.

AMAZINGLY AWESOME GUIDE TO FORUMS!!!!!!

Read this (and actually read through the WHOLE thing since it took me forever to write) if you've never used a forum before.

The Basics
So, if you're reading this, you must have clicked "Welcome! Start here. (=" and then "If you've never used a forum before..." right?
>The "Welcome! Start here. (=" is called a category. If you are registered, you may have noticed that there are a lot of other categories also. Categories are very broad and can only be started by yours truly Razz
>The "If you've never used a forum before..." is called a topic. Topics create, well, a topic to discuss. They are kind of like subcategories, they fall under categories. Normally on a forum there are many topics because anyone who is registered can create one by pressing the
button at the top of the page when your looking at a category. (speaking of which, if you STILL haven't registered, register here! You won't exactly be able to use the forum at all unless you do. Plus, if you aren't registered you can only see the "Welcome! Start here." category)
>Next, falling under a topic, is a reply. A topic presents something to talk about (Example topic: School) and a reply is well, a reply to the topic. (Example: I hate school. It is stupid.) Anyone who is registered can reply to a topic by pressing the button at the top of the page when viewing a topic. Replies are also referred to as posts and can be seen by anyone (who is registered). See below for an example of a reply.

Posting Topics
>Topics can be posted by anyone, and they should present a topic to talk about as i said earlier. You're welcome to post topics but don't go around posting stupid ones like "I'm bored." because there really isn't much to reply to that. Also, try to post your topics in the correct category.
>Also, you can add a poll to a topic. (When you click , scroll down.)

Posting Replies
>Well, most of it is self explanatory. After clicking the "post reply" button you have a text box and options at the top, which are pretty easy to figure out. You can also quote what someone said by clicking the at the post you want to quote.

Profile
>By making an account, you'll also have something called a profile. You can edit it by pressing the "Profile" (edit profile) button at the top of the page. There the rest is pretty self explanatory, you can write stuff about yourself and whatnot.
>An important thing that you should find by clicking the edit profile button is an avatar. An avatar is a picture that shows up under your username under posts. (See mine thats on the right side of this? Its the picture with the skittles on it. Isn't it beautiful?) Btw, if you actually read all of this, reply to this topic with "bananas." (just experimenting) When you have clicked profile, go to the avatar tab (I sound like a windows teacher..) Next, click "show gallery" to pick from one of my favorite avatars or click upload to add a picture from your computer as your avatar.
>You can also create a signature when your editing your profile, which is something that will appear at the end of all your posts. (Such as ~alice or anything else you want)
>To see someone else's profile, click their username which can be found, well, in lots of places.

Chatbox
>There is a chatbox at the bottom of the home page. This is kind of like IM. To activate it first click "Log In" at the top right corner of it. From there you can chat with people who are currently online.
>How to use it is pretty self explanatory. Be sure "auto-refresh" is checked (it normally is by default)


Ranks
>There are also "Ranks" which you earn according to how many times you have posted. It appears underneath your name in your posts.
>And..yeah. Ranks don't really have much meaning but yeah, whatever, they're cool. Just dont go spamming/posting meaningless things to make your rank go up.

Useful Icons and stuff
This can be seen on the top right corner of a post if the person who posted it is online.
Appears next to topics/categories that don't have any new posts.
Appears next to topics/categories that have new posts.
These appear next to topics that are labeled as "announcement" or "sticky" which means that they are extra important and should be read.

Ok yeah, and this ends this AMAZINGLY AWESOME GUIDE that I doubt anyone will read and just wasted 20 minutes of my life.

As a random addition, don't refresh the page or else you will be taken back to the front page..

Also click here if you need more info/are still confused.

~aliceee =)


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reply.

Post by a on 10/22/2008, 4:03 pm

this is a reply. =)
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Post by a on 10/22/2008, 4:03 pm

skittles wrote:this is a reply. =)
this is a quote. see? i just quoted the previous reply.
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Ranks

Post by a on 10/22/2008, 4:15 pm

If you're curious, here are the ranks so far.
(They're basically the same as the ones from the last forum if you were part of it)

0 posts or more=Newbie♥
10 posts or more=Coolness♥
25 posts or more=Marvelous♥
50 posts or more=Fabulous♥
75 posts or more=Fantabulous♥
100 posts or more=Simply Ah-mazing

Also, my rank will be: Admin♥
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okay..

Post by ll on 10/24/2008, 11:06 pm

after only reading half of this and then asking stupidlly how to get an avatar i decided to revisit... so ....

BANANAS
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/25/2008, 8:52 am

LOL yay
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 10/26/2008, 5:19 pm

Part 1
so i made a signature but its not showing up...

and it wont let me use iconator to get an avatar...

what should i do???



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part II
So i was going to post this under, "introduc eylurself" but you got annoyed with cheese/alice for doing that so i put it here... so here goes..

Why are alice, alice and me the only ones on this reguarly???
Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad OTHER PPL GET ON THE PV FORUM!!!!!<---- PV forum is an idea that i have for the name of the forum. it, of course, stands for pink version.
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 10/26/2008, 6:31 pm

i gave up and just pick an avatar from here...

but i still have no idea about my signature
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by WolfxCall on 10/26/2008, 8:02 pm

Hey, guess what??? I'm online right NOW! So people, please stop complaining about not going online, cause unlike you, I'm not always on the computer.
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 10/26/2008, 8:11 pm

yay! bethany! but seriously... where is everybody???
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well,

Post by snakesonaBOAT on 10/26/2008, 8:47 pm

there's like seven members, but christy and gina don't post much. x_x
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/26/2008, 9:05 pm

aka. like at all
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/26/2008, 9:05 pm

AHHHH YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL ON I CANT KEEP UP WITH THE POSTING PLUS I HAVE MY PROJECT
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lahmow

Post by snakesonaBOAT on 10/26/2008, 9:29 pm

what project? o.o
^^
re @ school topic. XD
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by snakesonaBOAT on 10/29/2008, 8:43 pm

WOO! I'M SIMPLY AH-MAZING! XD
Alice, i think you should put more ranks. i mean, with more people on, there's DEFINITELY gonna be more posts. XD
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/29/2008, 9:27 pm

wow.
for the last forum, simply ahmazing was for ppl with 50+ and it took forever for someone to get to it, now its 100+ and its only been on for like 2 weeks....

YAY!!!!!!

ok anyways, we need to:
get gina/christy/bethany/sarah f/terena to post more -_-
(why is it only you and me and caroline??)
and get more people!!! namely kimberly who has been ignoring my texts/messages/wall posts, juliet, and more people i cant remember on 4 hours of sleep and no caffeine.
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 10/29/2008, 10:38 pm

yeah, i know! its like, only the 3 of us. somtimes bethany and gina. and the rest of the ppl are like never on!
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/30/2008, 6:40 am

well sarah and gina posted yesterday!
yay!
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Post by snakesonaBOAT on 10/30/2008, 7:16 am

woo! i don't feel antisocial anymore!
yeah, the forum would be much more fun if we had more people and people posted more. =P
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 10/30/2008, 1:26 pm

well then GET MORE PEOPLE im the only one trying to get more people to join!!!
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 11/1/2008, 5:58 pm

i tried to get juliet to sighn up... maybe she still will. hurry up, Juliet!!!!
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Post by Sync_the_Tempest on 11/2/2008, 9:58 pm

yea juliet needs to sign up! argh! im gonna start bugging her in windows
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by a on 11/5/2008, 1:46 pm

lol ok you do that!
ps. i am going to bring the forum back to life by replying to everything.
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by snakesonaBOAT on 11/5/2008, 1:59 pm

Lol, I'm trying that too. I'm supposed to be doing some lame-ass worksheet in WC, but I really don't care...Razz it's due Friday, anyways.
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Re: If you've never used a forum before...

Post by ll on 11/5/2008, 11:52 pm

I am also trying that strategy. But only you(alice(Pv)) and alice are replying. NOONEELSEISON!!!!
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