Info Index + rules + Q&A

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Skiara, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Welcome to the Jedi Council (JC) and FanForce (FF)! :)

    You've found the best place to start. As you know this place is called Welcome New Users (WNU). Here, at the forum not within this thread, you can introduce yourself*, get a first feeling for posting and the community as well as to improve your posting skills and get help, if you have questions. The links below (index) will lead you to the right place.

    In addition, this thread can be used as a place to ask Question & get Answer (Q&A). But this shouldn't stop you from posting your question wherever it comes up.

    In the end you'll find some rules for the use of socks and for welcoming users. They are pretty simply, but might be handy to know.

    Enjoy your stay! :)

    *This thread is not for introducing. It would be too much. So I'm going to delete or move those posts ('hi, I'm new' or 'welcome all newbies') soon. If moved, you can find them in the General Welcome Thread. But you are free and more than welcome to post your own welcome thread in WNU or simply say 'hi' at the Newbie Welcome Party. That's more efficient. You'll see.

    Index

    Informational & Helful Threads:
    - Newbie Adoption
    - Introduction to Social Groups and Threads
    - WNU Guide to FanFics
    - Social guide to Discussing New Star Wars Films
    - Map of the Boards
    - Glossary for Newbies
    - Special Features: How can I do...? What is...?
    - Practice Mark-Up Codes
    - Attention: Cool places to check out!

    Question Threads:
    - ...about trophies & ranks

    Social Threads:
    - Newbie Welcome Party
    - Sock Welcome Thread (Halloween-Sock Party)
    - Teh Mole Game
    - Pillow Fight
    - Hugs For Newbies and Oldbies
    - Getting to know you: What did you do yesterday?
    - Getting to know you: Ask a questions, answer a question!
    - How did you come up with your username?
    - Meme Request
    - Meetup of real Oldbies
    - What is your first memory of Star Wars?


    SW surveys & researchs:
    - Questions
    - SW research

    More threads:
    - Skiara's Away

    In case you get heavy problems, please, read the Sexual Harassment Policy. You'll find an helpful guideline.

    (Almost) last but not least, for those who enjoy forum archology:
    - The last/old Index!
    - Tidying up after the big Move


    Special Rules

    Socks:
    A second/third/fourth/etc. username of an existing main account is called a sock. If you like to use a sock, please, keep the following rules in your mind:
    - Don't have a conversation with yourself by using your main account and your sock(s).
    - Don't post with a sock while your main account or any of your socks is banned due to 'bad behaviour' - only allowed action: Sending a PM to one of the mods to speak about your ban privately. If you get a game-ban (a ban because of losing a game), you are allowed to post with your other usernames.
    - Don't start a welcome thread with your sock. It's unfair for the regulars who are thinking your sock is a brand new user and wanting to help him/her to give him/her a good start here.

    Welcoming new members:
    It's pretty cool that you like to welcome our newbies. Just keep in mind that posting the same text over and over again makes a new member feeling of being 'just another one' and less 'individually welcomed' as well as it's considered spam for upping ones post-count. So, if you need to decide, less welcomes but more individuality is a lot better.
    Last edited by Skiara, Jul 4, 2016
  2. JoeTattoo Jedi Youngling

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    Good info here.
    Last edited by JoeTattoo, Feb 5, 2014
  3. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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  4. Obi-yoda Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks so much for making this thread! Really helped me out. One question though: where can I find a list of the ranking systems (for the titles under usernames)? Most of it's intuitive, but a list would be nice in case I ever forget :)
    Last edited by Obi-yoda, Mar 10, 2014
  5. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Obi-yoda likes this.
  6. TheLastMandal0rian Jedi Padawan

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but what is the "Throw a Dice" choice under More Options that we have on our own posts in threads?
    Last edited by TheLastMandal0rian, Mar 26, 2014
  7. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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  8. NecroRAM Jedi Youngling

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    Knew about and been lurking theforce.net on and off for more than 10 years now, but never actually registered. So hello everyone, my name is Aram, im 23, from Armenia.

    Im mostly interested in lightsaber dueling, so where is the correct board to post about duels?
    Thanks
  9. mecaka Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 19, 2014
    Hi! I'm a little confused about PMing... I signed up for FF challenge where someone is supposed to send me a quote, and I don't know where to see if they did. Thanks!
  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Look up in the right-hand corner of the screen. Near your user name you'll see 'Inbox'. If you have a message waiting there will be a number there. To read the message click on the Inbox. BTW - they are called 'conversations' here.
    Last edited by LAJ_FETT, Jun 19, 2014
  11. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Thanks, Laj! :)

    Did it help, @mecaka?
  12. mecaka Jedi Youngling

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  13. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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  14. Lady Mary Jedi Youngling

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    Hi all, I am very new to all of this.

    Is it ok to use this avatar?

    Thanks,
    Mary
  15. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Welcome Mary! :)

    Sure, why not? It's Yoda. :)
  16. Bazinga'd Manager Emeritus

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    Your avatar is far better than some of the others that are out here. Check out mine for example. :p
  17. Lady Mary Jedi Youngling

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  18. Zonoma Jedi Master

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    What about old stories that were posted on the other boards and have been mangled during the transfer? Are we allowed to repost them at a reasonable rate? (A chapter a week or so, one at a time?) Or is that verboten? These were works completed in 2005 or so.
  19. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    @Zonoma, you're speaking about FanFics, right? I'd guess that it would be fine, but it's better to ask the mods of FanFic before starting to repost them. You know where you can find them and how to pm them?
  20. Zonoma Jedi Master

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    I think Nat's going to show me the ropes in this new forum starting Monday. I can get the skinny from her. :)
  21. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    That's a wise decision. She mods it and knows everything in detail! :)
    Last edited by Skiara, Oct 4, 2014
  22. poundpuppy29 Jedi Master

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    put this in wrong thread this is the right place I think I have a stupid question is there a list of what you will become with your post count like now I am a Force Ghost
  23. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    No prob, @poundpuppy29. Your answer will be answered, but you're right: It's best to posting it in the right place. ;)

    And here's your answer. In case you need that thread (called 'special features') in the future again, just take a look at the header of WNU. There you'll find it. :)
  24. poundpuppy29 Jedi Master

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    Thank you @Skiara I appreciate it
  25. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    You're welcome, @poundpuppy29! :) Btw... either quoting or tagging is enough. Both causes an alert (and in this case tagging would be very fine and keeps the thread readable). :)
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