Help with the Forum

Help with the Forum

Postby Jillian » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:18 am

A few members have asked for help navigating the forum. The most common problems seem to involve navigating the different topics and threads.

When you visit the forum, go to http://forum.nymstf.org/. That's the main page; bookmark/favorite it in your web browser (CTRL D). When you're logged in, you'll see this:

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That's 5 separate forums for different topics. If you see two more forums below that, then you're a real-live voting member of the TF and have access to the administrative business of the NYMSTF. :geek:

We have 5 forums to keep things organized; we don't want the topics getting tangled and information buried. There's a little description of what each forum is for, so I posted this under "Riders' Talk" because that's the general chitchat forum.

When you click on Riders' Talk, you'll see the list of topics (threads):

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They're listed most-recent-post-first, so the active topics are right up top where you can see them. Old stuff gets pushed to the bottom.

Inside topics, the posts go from oldest to newest, like this:

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Also, if you visit the forum a lot and don't want to reread the same posts over and over, you can navigate right to the most recent post in a topic. Just click the teeny-tiny icon of a page&arrow next to the author's name:

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Finally, this forum isn't so big or unwieldy that the admins can't maintain it. So don't be afraid to post wherever (and whatever) you like; if it's way off-topic we'll move it for you and let you know! :D

And if anyone has any other questions about using the forum... just ask here! :ugeek:
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Re: Help with the Forum

Postby governmentdocuments » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:47 am

Thanks for this!
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Re: Help with the Forum

Postby Jillian » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:25 am

Anytime, anytime! :mrgreen:

And anyone may chime in if they need help figuring out the following:

- How to get e-mail notifications when a thread (topic) is updated
- How to post pictures and videos
- How to fill out their profile
- How to make an avatar - like the adorable calico over there ----------------------------------------->
- How to create a new thread (topic)
- How to quote someone else, like this:
governmentdocuments wrote:Thanks for this!

- How to create a signature, like my braggy MPG sig here:
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