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Look at All the Pretty Buttons, Guide for the Newbies

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Jedi_Benji, Aug 7, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Look at all the Pretty Buttons

    So You Look Around, what Do you See?

    Buttons, not just a few, but MANY!

    This Guide is to Show everyone what the Buttons do, and how to get em to work :p

    The Top of the Page:

    Firstly there is the FORUM BANNER. This is the nice Star Wars Pic you see on top of each Page. This May vary from Forum To Forum, but Pay it no Mind :) ;)

    Next There is the Add Bar. Also Pay it No Mind ;)

    Next there is a Forum announcement Line, Where the Moderator, or Moderators can place Announcements relating to the Board.

    The Next Line is the Forums Useful Links. This is unique to each Forum, and directs you to threads which you may wish to go to. Look at the Name of Each Index to Find out what this does :)

    The Next Line is The Forum Moderator(s). This is where the particular Forum Moderator Names are Situated, this WILL Differ from Forum to Forum. Clicking on their Name will send you to a PRIVATE MESSAGE Screen. This is where you can Report Problem Users. But until you have developed, and can spot a Problem User, then Leave it to the Oldbies ;)

    Next Down is Shows Where you are.

    Clicking on the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/]Jedi Council Forums[/link] will take you to the main page, remember this if you get lost :)

    Next is the Main Window, as I Call it :) , which has all the main links

    The first Link Bears your Name, and Takes you to Your Profile.

    Then there is Logoff, which is self Explanitory ;) :p

    Next if Private Messages, where you can send Personal messages to a user. Think of is as a form or mail, from one user to another.

    Search, searches the boards for a thread containing the letters or words you have typed in. A very uncommon tool, but can be useful sometimes.

    Options, gives you many different tools, such as the ability to select your icon, or change your profile.

    Help is a basic Tool which directs you to the IGN help page.

    Markups and faces, help you do special colors and faces in your text. See [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5092339&replies=896]This Thread[/link]

    The Terms of Service Is a Must Read, make sure you all read this ;)


    How do I get an Icon

    Select one from [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_icons.asp]This[/link] Page

    How do I Edit My Profile or get an Auto Sig?

    See [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_details.asp]Here[/link]

    How do I Change my Password?

    See [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user_change_password.asp]Here[/link]


    Any Other Questions, Just post them here, I?m sure someone will Answer you :) ;)

    BTW This is my 3,500th Post :D :)
     
  2. padawanskywalker

    padawanskywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good job Benji!Great work with the links!








    [hl=orange]padawanskywalker :cool:[/hl]
     
  3. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sweet. :D

    Good job! ;)
     
  4. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    awsome man :cool: great job! :)
     
  5. Qui-Gina-Jinn

    Qui-Gina-Jinn Jedi Master star 4

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    cool Benji ;) :D
    really good job/idea!
     
  6. Lady_Brett_Ashley

    Lady_Brett_Ashley Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jun 20, 2002
    Where was this last year? This is GREAT!
     
  7. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    This is great! :D

    Its very helpful, yet straight to the point. 8-}

    I mean, man I wish I had this when I first registered! This alone would have helped out emensely! ;)

    I'll be sure to have all Newbies that pass through the Adoption program stop off here!
     
  8. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    this is cool. nice job! :D

    you should make this an official thread, mostly because you dont have any. if you dont, at least link it. it also might be a cool idea to have a map almost listing all the tereads and there topics, like [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8181373&replies=1]the one at the info threads.[/link]

    though I dont think anyone would have the time, or the will to do so. :D

     
  9. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    That sounds like a great idea Jedi-Washington! :D I also agree to ask this to be placed atleast in a thread of helpful links! 8-}

    maybe entitle it, "Newbie Guide: 'How to read the headers" ;)
     
  10. -Lord-Vader-

    -Lord-Vader- Jedi Knight star 5

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    great idea! I was thinking of doing something like this, but didnt have the time.


    BTW, this is my 2390 post! woohoo! :D
     
  11. Eon-Wan-Mome_NT

    Eon-Wan-Mome_NT Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oh no! Too many buttons! :eek:

    Great Job Jedi-Benji :)
     
  12. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We have a forum index, but it's very much out of date... I could unlock it and add some new threads (including this one :D), though. ;)

    Also, I'm planning to re-do the header anyway, and I'm having plans for a few new informational threads too (there are a few months old by now [face_blush]), some day I will find the time to type them up... :p
     
  13. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks Guys, ive been making this for a few days, i just waited til i reached 3,500 :D

    And it would be cool to add it to the Useful Links bar, maybe you should think about some Sticky Threads Morgaine :) ;)
     
  14. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd like to have not more than one sticky thread, and I already have plans for that one. ;) I'll outline it later today, if I can. :)
     
  15. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thats cool, i dont blame you for only having one sitcky, some Forums look Cluttered :p

    I just Hope this thread doesnt sink to page 10 where noone can read it :(
     
  16. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed. ;)

    Well, you can always "up" it. :D


    I've got to leave for a while, but I'll be back as soon as I can to continue this. :)

     
  17. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh, if we could get this and many other helpful threads into a type of Forum index, there'd be no more reason for the.... [face_shocked] The Adoption Program!

    *faints* 8-}
     
  18. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, if we could get this and many other helpful threads into a type of Forum index, there'd be no more reason for the.... The Adoption Program!

    Thats Exactly what This... [face_devil]


    I mean, Thats a Shame Strid :p ;)
     
  19. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    *gets his bat ready* 8-}

    it'd be a shame if you accidently ran into this! [face_laugh]
     
  20. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *Runs into Bat* :mad:

    Woops :p :D
     
  21. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So, you too Benji? why do you think i made the map?! so that i could increse my popularity and number of posts, OK, well, that did have something to do with it. ;)
     
  22. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hehehe, Mine Was here First :p ;)
     
  23. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "first is worst, second is best! third is the one with the..." [face_mischief]
     
  24. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    hey!

    *waves his bat at the two of them*

    I was here first! 8-}

    *points to the Adoption Thread*
     
  25. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    we are trying to get RID of the adoption thread! :p ;)
     
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