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Quickstart guide for new members
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Quickstart guide for new members
This is a guide to help new members get a feel for the place. I keep a link to it in my signature. These are some tips to get you started. This is in no way meant to replace the other guides and help sections already on the forum, nor the forum rules which you should read in full.

I've split it into sections for ease of reading. If you find any mistakes, or have any suggestions, please send me a message.

1) Helpful topic buttons



2) Full/mobile versions



3) Kudos



4) Reputation



5) Types of members



6) Ignore list



7) Newbie link rule



8) Editing posts



9) Posting videos and pictures



10) Other useful code


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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
I have now finished this quickstart guide!

It is based on the unofficial guide I had a link to before in my signature. I have updated and improved it, and now the link brings you here instead. I hope it will be useful for new members, and can be a reference material for older ones.
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
Hm, I was using "spoiler" tags rather than "hide". They seem to do the same thing then! In the videos portion you might want to explain how the "YouTube" tags work. Also mention that forum code is called BCC code and perhaps give a further reading link for those who want the full list of compatible tags.

Anyway, good guide.

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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
(September 1, 2016 at 9:14 am)ReptilianPeon Wrote: Hm, I was using "spoiler" tags rather than "hide". They seem to do the same thing then!

You're correct, spoiler and hide do exactly the same thing.
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
Reptilian: Thanks very much for the feedback! I'll see if I can work that in.

You're right, spoiler tags are pretty much the same. If you're going to nest them, you should alternate.

As for YouTube tags, you don't need them. I never used them. Are you trying to do something specific with the videos? The forum automatically turns the direct link into a video.
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
Nicely done Rob. If it hasn't already been stickied, I think it should be Smile
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
Thanks very much Smile

Yup, it's stickied in the intro section, so hopefully new members might peruse (!!) it when they go to make their thread.
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
(September 1, 2016 at 9:14 am)ReptilianPeon Wrote: Hm, I was using "spoiler" tags rather than "hide". They seem to do the same thing then! In the videos portion you might want to explain how the "YouTube" tags work. Also mention that forum code is called BCC code  and perhaps give a further reading link for those who want the full list of compatible tags.

Anyway, good guide.

I incorporated all this into point 10 now, except the YouTube bit.
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
(September 1, 2016 at 9:24 am)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(September 1, 2016 at 9:14 am)ReptilianPeon Wrote: Hm, I was using "spoiler" tags rather than "hide". They seem to do the same thing then!

You're correct, spoiler and hide do exactly the same thing.

However, the spoiler tags are sometimes not compatible with mobile devices.
(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
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RE: Quickstart guide for new members
Great thread Rob! Thanks for being so helpful <3
(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
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