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    Default Overview of all forum/chat features

    I'm going to need to add to this as I remember more... LOL. Be sure to pop by the FAQ every now and then, as I am constantly adding to it.

    Forum Features...
    • Nifty editor - no more trying to remember BBcodes. (If you don't see the nifty editor when you're composing a new post or reply, click here for more info.)
    • Ability to upload attachments to posts - images, txt files and pdfs
    • Reputation system (similar to our old Karma) - click here for more info
    • Expanded profiles - lots of new fields, like...
      • like your IWG rank
      • home faires
      • favorite quote
      • birthday
      • home faires
      • favorite garb
      • relationship status
      • lots of room for a longer bio if you choose to use it.
      • Link to your personal image Gallery
      • Go to Your Account > Edit Profile to change the information in these fields.
    • Large profile image - now you don't have to rely on a teenie tiny avatar to show people what you look like! Go to Your Account > Edit Profile Picture to upload a new image.
    • Ignore list - Is someone getting on your last nerve? Ignore them! To ignore a forum member, go to their profile page and click on the link marked "Add <username> to your Ignore List"
    • Buddy List - Not as robust as it will hopefully one day be, this will allow you to view which of your buddies are on the forums at a glance, and also to send a pm to all of your buddies at once. In the "Who's Online" part of the forums homepage, your buddies will be displayed with a plus sign (+) next to them.
    • Birthdays on the homepage - it will only show the birthdays actually occurring TODAY, not the 10 day warning like we had with the other board. Small price to pay, and I may be able to hack that in anyway. Additionally, a birthday icon will appear on the birthday-boy or birthday-girl's posts on the day of their birthday. :)
    • Spammer Prevention - Admin notification when new users sign up - that means no more p0rn spammers signing up just so their sleazy brazilian transvestite porn links will benefit from the popularity of this site. Additionally, a user will not show up in the members list until they have posted at least 5 times. This makes us a less attractive forum for these freaks to try and spam, since they have no intention of posting.
    • One-click Report Thread - Although we do not heavily moderate these forums (we assume everyone is capable of getting along), if you feel a post is inappropriate, or is clearly posted by a spammer, simply use the report thread option marked by this icon: - you will then be able to send a message to the moderator or admin, explaining why you feel the post should be reviewed.
    Groovy Addons...
    • Integrated birthday calendar - if you have entered a month and day of birth in your profile, your birthday will appear on the calendar automagically. (Leave off the YEAR of birth if you do not want your actual age displayed.) Click here to view
    • New faire calendar - ready and waiting for people to start listing faire events. Not limited toi actual faires - after-faire parties, chainmail knitting events, all that stuff is faire game (I know I know.. *groan*). Click here to add events now.
    • Image gallery - upload faire pics, pet pics, whatever you like. Your images will be added to the galleries, and other members will be able to view all of your personal pics from a link in your profile.
    • New improved chat room - Buh-bye horrible java chat - hellooo pretty Flash chat. Integrated with your forum account, so you don't have to login twice - it just *knows* who you are. :) Click here for the Chat FAQ - and don't forget, you can see who's chatting by scrolling down to the bottom of the page on the forum homepage.
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    Default Re: Overview of all forum/chat features

    it all sound confusing to those of use who don't get it/ the other forum was idiot proof and for us idiots it worked well.

    out of curiostiy, and this will probably cost me points here, but who gave you all the rep points and stars??
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    Default Re: Overview of all forum/chat features

    It's really not confusing - worst case scenario, don't use the features you don't understand. But check through the tutorials first - they should be able to help you.

    As for the points, as I mention in the Reputation post, I have that many because I'm the administrator.

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    Ohh all Knowing, Powerfull Snipe. Please tell me how I would go about & editing previous posts that I had made. I do not see the edit option at the bottom of my posts.

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    Default Re: Overview of all forum/chat features

    Is the IWG Rank based on how many years I've attended faire or how many years I've been an IWG member? At 42, it's a little bit of a stretch to imagine myself a tart! I'm guessing I shouldn't post anything until I get my member packet anyway, but I couldn't find an answer to this question...

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