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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of FAQ's is to help familiarise yourself with our site. If you have questions at any time feel free to post in the Site Discussion and Help forum or Contact Us. You can also read the Hints/Tips topics containing some very useful informations and tips on site usage.

Please take a few moments to fill in your profile and introduce yourself. While we love 'newbies' and certainly welcome them you're much more likely to get serious answers with your profile and avatar filled in. Most profile information is optional and editable at any time.

Like any community we have a few rules to keep things humming along. You can read through the full terms and rules and privacy policy but essentially it's 3 common sense rules:
  1. Be respectful to your fellow members
  2. Report any problems
  3. No Spamming (unapproved advertising)
When joining any community you can't come in and immediately do everything. There is a period where we get to know you and you get to know us. During that time some functions of the site will be unavailable to you. Gradually as we become acquainted extra site capabilities will open up to you. New members are subject to a few additional rules to thwart spammers such as restrictions on signatures, status updates, and private conversations. A couple of forums are also hidden from view for privacy concerns. These restrictions are lifted once you are automatically validated. Be patient, contribute to the site and enjoy the process.

Topics:
Your Privacy
Privacy controls
Alerts
Notifications of new contents and information
Status Updates
A small update, similar to a tweet
Search
Searching and finding content
Reply with Quote
Replying to a Post with Quote or Multiple Quotes
Warnings and Bans
Disciplinary measures for distributive users
Media
Attaching/Linking Media (eg. YouTube)
Attachments
Upload/Attach a Picture or File
Watching Content
Watching Forums and Threads to receive Alerts
Signatures
Few lines of text appearing at the bottom of posts
Following Users
You can follow other users to receive alerts of their new content
Ratings
Rate posts and other content
Linking / Mentioning another user
Linking (aka mentioning) another user within your posts
Your Newsfeed
Stalking followed friends and seeing their activity
Change Your Username
Time for a change?
Reporting Content
Alert moderators of objectionable content
Viewing a Forum
Getting Started?
Creating Your First Thread
Getting Started?
Your Account
Access all the configuration settings for your account and experience
Your Profile
All about you
Your Preferences
Basic options and settings for your account
Your Avatar
Small image that represents you
Conversations
Personal Messaging (aka PM's) between one or more names users