Forum Newbies: Information and How-Tos to Help you get Started

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Forum Newbies: Information and How-Tos to Help you get Started

Post by volvie! on Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:29 am

Hi Everyone,

We were all newbies, once so don't worry-- we are here to educate and help.    thumb up

study Here are some topics of interest from the Forumotion Support Forum:

-Forum Glossary:
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/forum-glossary-t8326.htm

-Some Basic Definitions (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/some-basic-definitions-legend-t18385.htm

-Basic Post Layout (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/basic-post-layout-t36339.htm

-Private Messages (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t8324-private-messages#43332

-Searching Posts (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t8329-searching-posts#43337

-Your Profile, Avatar, and Signature (with pictures/screenshots):
http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18910

For more Avatar / Signature Guideline and How-To Information specific to this forum, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t256-avatars-and-signatures-guidelines-and-how-tos



#information #glossary  #definitions  #profile  #avatar  #signature  #PM

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arrow Forum  Etiquette:

-Use descriptive titles for your post subjects so we know what your post will be about.
Please do not use symbols or unusual characters to draw attention to your post.

-Turn your Caps Lock button OFF, as that is the equivalent of yelling.

-Please use complete sentences with spaces and punctuation, as it is very difficult to read and understand your post without it (capitalization is optional).

-Perfect spelling isn't required, but please make the effort to spell-check (look for the red underline beneath words) as chronic bad spelling can make your post hard to understand and can be irritating to some people.

-Be considerate of others with slower internet connections.

If posting a topic with a lot of images (For Sale, Past Events, etc.), please make a note in your title.
For example:
Volvo For Sale (lots of pics)

It is best to attach static images only (no animations or .gifs).

For more information about How-To Host / Upload Photo(s), see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t255-how-to-host-post-photos



#etiquette  

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How-Tos:

Please note that guests are allowed to view the forum, but only members are allowed to reply to a topic and start a new topic. To become a member, you need to register (its free and only takes a few minutes).

1. ?  How-To Register with the Sac Volvo Club Forum:

-Click the Register button in the top menu (it is towards the right side with a pen image).

-You will be directed to an image verification page to prove you are human (and not a spamming robot).

If you have any issues with the image verification, access the forum registration here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/

For more information, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t165-registering-for-the-forum-with-apple-safari-browser

-After passing the image verification, you will be directed to the Terms of Service (TOS) page.
Make sure you read it and fully understand it before agreeing to the terms.

-After accepting the TOS, you will be asked to enter an e-mail address and create a username (for example, mine is volvie!), and a password (do not share your password with anyone).

! Note: The e-mail address you enter will be used to send you any forum announcements/newsletters and is also where you will receive notification if someone sends you a Personal Message (PM), or replies to a topic you created and/or are watching.

-After submitting that information, you will be asked to confirm your password and an e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you entered to verify your account.

Check your e-mail for this message and click on the link provided. Your account will now be activated.

! Note that you will not be able to log in until your account is activated.
Please check your spam box / folder if the message does not arrive in your inbox.

If you have any issues during the registration process, please let me know:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus (Attention: Webmaster)

-Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu (with the green X) to log in and join the discussion.

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2. ? How-To Post a Reply to an Existing Topic:

-Make sure you are logged in to the forum.
Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu (with the green X) to log in
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button (with a red X).

-Navigate to the category and forum where the topic you want to reply to is located.

-Click on the topic name.

-When viewing the topic, you should see a "Post Reply" button at both the top and bottom of the page.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

There is also a "Quick Reply" box/writing window at the bottom of the post where the post formatting options are a little more limited.

-When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

-You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

-When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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3.  ? How-To Post a New Topic:

-Take a look at all the categories and forum descriptions to see which area best fits your topic idea.
For example, if you are a photographer looking for a specific Volvo model for a photo shoot, you would want to create a Classified Ad in the "Wanted" section:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f13-wanted

-Once inside a forum, look for a "new topic" button at the top and bottom of the forum frame.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

-When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a
reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via
e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

-You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

-When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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4.  ? How-To Watch (or Stop Watching) a Forum:

To receive e-mail notifications when a new post is added to a forum:

-Make sure you are logged in to the forum.
Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu (with the green X) to log in
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button (with a red X).

-Navigate to the forum that you want to watch.
Example: Classifieds / Marketplace: For Sale:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f12-for-sale

-Scroll down to the bottom of the post section and click the "Start watching forum" link (above the "jump to" menu).

-The link will change to "Stop watching forum."
Click this if you wish to stop receiving notifications.

-This process can be completed for any / every forum.


#how-to  #register  #reply  #watch  #post

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So now you know!
Go register, log in, and add to the discussions!  woot dance

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Take care,
volvie!

Updated: 12-6-2016

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