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gerbilfromhell
since there's always questions about the forum and new things bein found out constantly, i'm makin an faq to help the noobs here

q: how do you post (this's a real question, many ppl dun know how to post)
a: go below the last post on any page of a thread and there'll be an 'add reply' button. click on it, type your post, and click 'submit post'

q: how do you edit posts
a: in the top right corner of your posts, there's an 'edit' button next to the 'quote' button

q: how do you use color/font/bold/italics/underline/size
a: you've gotta highlight the word/s you're gonna enlarge, color, etc.

q: what's a custom title and how can i get it?
a: a custom title is somethin a poster with over 500 posts can put instead of the standard level name (newbie/member/advanced member/ etc.)

q: are 1 and 14 the smallest and largest sizes
a: no, you can manually change the size once you've highlighted and selected a size for a word/group of words. largest is somethin like 33 (jus put whatever # above that you want, it'll automatically go to the largest allowable size) smallest is -7

more to come later (when i think of them add some yourself if you think of one i didn't include)
craziness
meh forget what i just posted i messed it up
gerbilfromhell
(look, i jus discovered somethin)
btw, next to the color button there's a 'close all tags' button. that might help ppl. or you can jus highlight the text before you select the color or size or whatever (see, thing're gettin discovered constantly biggrin.gif )
The Tortured Soul
maybe someone could put on here an explaintion of adoting a noob and the other ways of owning ppl like minions and anti-minions... (i don't understand the whole minion thing)
Zoey
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maybe someone could put on here an explaintion of adoting a noob and the other ways of owning ppl like minions and anti-minions... (i don't understand the whole minion thing)


isn't there a thread in the introductions thread devoted to adoptation. mabey someone could link it.... or better yet, i could link it. okay, here goes... Adopt a Noob
gerbilfromhell
(sry, zoey, that explains noobs only)

q: what's a minion/anit-minion
a: a minion is someone with less posts than you who you seize as your minion. it's almost like adoptin a noob cause you do kinda hafta tell them to post more and there's an unimplied helpin thing (you answer questions, back them up when their bein dissed) but you also get to order them to do stuff (not that they actually have to). an anti-minion is like an anti-noob (sorta). you seize someone with more posts than you, tell them to post less, and sorta hafta back each other up in the forum
gerbilfromhell
q: what do i do if a post offends me/threatens me/ has un-allowed content in it?
a: there is a 'report this post' button in the lower right corner of every post, click on it, post your complaint, and it will be sent to mata and jonman (and whoever else becomes a mod)
Sun Tsu
Whats an anti-n00b? I know what a n00b is, but I don't get this.

Sun Tsu
Hyperion
a NooB that is no longer a nooB, I think. . .
craziness
no its not
antinoob was my idea
when you are a newbie, someone adopts you and shows youaround, encourages you to post more, and stuff.
an antinoob is someone who you adopt who has more posts than you, and you tell them they post too much.
leopold
QUOTE (gerbilfromhell @ Apr 20 2003, 10:52 PM)
q: how do you use color/font/bold/italics/underline/size
a: you've gotta highlight the word/s you're gonna enlarge, color, etc.

Never mind n00bs, I didn't know that either!!!

Cheers Gerbil, that'll save me tons o time biggrin.gif
gerbilfromhell
QUOTE (Hyperion @ Apr 21 2003, 12:40 AM)
a NooB that is no longer a nooB, I think. . .

that would be a foob (well, sorta, when your noob graduates you can ask him to become your foob but s/he can only be YOUR foob and no one else's)
neways, i've thought of another one which many ppl might not know

q: are those the ONLY colors to use?
a: NO! there are many others. jus type in the color you want after highlightin the word/phrase and pickin a color. it's jus like makin new sizes. i dun know all the colors that you can use, experiment for yourselves and find out. if it's a non-forum-existin color, it'll show up in your post without changin the color and you can edit your post to change it to a different color
Sun Tsu
All these ''00b''s are making me dizzy. (j/k)
Anti-n00b's sound weird, but I understand.

Sun Tsu
phoenix
QUOTE (The Tortured Soul @ Apr 20 2003, 11:11 PM)
maybe someone could put on here an explaintion of adoting a noob and the other ways of owning ppl like minions and anti-minions... (i don't understand the whole minion thing)

i don't get the monion thing either
probally before my time
Raven343
Shouldn't this be pinned?
Sun Tsu
QUOTE (Raven343 @ Apr 21 2003, 03:50 AM)
Shouldn't this be pinned?

Good idea. C'mon, lets go pester Mata. laugh.gif

Sun Tsu
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
QUOTE (phoenix @ Apr 21 2003, 03:30 AM)
QUOTE (The Tortured Soul @ Apr 20 2003, 11:11 PM)
maybe someone could put on here an explaintion of adoting a noob and the other ways of owning ppl like minions and anti-minions... (i don't understand the whole minion thing)

i don't get the monion thing either
probally before my time

i have that as one of the questions. and yes, prez, run.... run as far as you can for gerbil is helpin ppl

q: HELP! MY THREAD DIED! what happened? can i save it? (this quesiton really isn't for noobs and probably won't be a problem to anyone but me for a really long time)
a: your thread wasn't posted on for 30 days and yes, it can be saved, there's a few menu bar thingys at the bottom of the 4 forums, one of them says 'viewing from' and then lotsa choices. the auto choice is 'the last 30 days' but if you select 'the beginnin' then your thread will be SAVED! (c'mon ppl make your own questions i know i've missed somethin)
iamtootiredyyyy
*Wants a minion or antiminion*
hey what happens if you post less than your minion? Do they get freed?
Pikasyuu
As a noob .. thank you. o___o;;
gerbilfromhell
QUOTE (iamtootiredyyyy @ Apr 21 2003, 11:21 PM)
*Wants a minion or antiminion*
hey what happens if you post less than your minion? Do they get freed?

q: what happens if you post less than your minion/ post more than your anti-minion?
a: if your minion posts more than you, he is freed but can be seized again at a later time (leo got freed but i seized him again later), if you post more than your anti-minion, you are free and able to seize someone else as your anti-minion
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
huh.gif what does that mean? is it AN OMEN OF IMPENDING DOOM? ph34r.gif
neways, back on topic. c'mon ppl, everyone's always postin questions and complains, jus post your questions here and i'll answer em AND it helps the noobs of the forum biggrin.gif
gerbilfromhell
q: what's the most characters you can use in a post? am i gonna need to shorten my posts sometimes?
a: unless you're me, no you will never reach the limit unless you're tryin to. the max # is 1,024,000 so i doubt many ppl will hafta shorten their posts cause they went over the limit laugh.gif
Sun Tsu
Q: Have you found all the colours?

Sun Tsu
The Tortured Soul
hmmm have you explained sigs to the noob's???
gerbilfromhell
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Q: Have you found all the colours?

Sun Tsu
a: me, personally? i dunno, i dun think so. how should i know there're probably millions of undiscovered colors. but for those who need help findin new colors, jus about every color you can possibly think of can be used (jus manually change the color once you've selected it) and there're plenty you haven't thought of (and there're shades of colors too) (someone should make a list of all the colors that they find and ppl can add on to it or somethin)
The Tortured Soul
ooo ooo and maybe pm's
Sun Tsu
QUOTE (gerbilfromhell @ Apr 22 2003, 10:40 PM)
QUOTE
Q: Have you found all the colours?

Sun Tsu
a: me, personally? i dunno, i dun think so. how should i know there're probably millions of undiscovered colors. but for those who need help findin new colors, jus about every color you can possibly think of can be used (jus manually change the color once you've selected it) and there're plenty you haven't thought of (and there're shades of colors too) (someone should make a list of all the colors that they find and ppl can add on to it or somethin)

I've found so far.......

olive
turquoise

Sun Tsu
gerbilfromhell
(awight fine, i'll do that now, and the profile stuff)
q: how do i make a sig/alter my profile?
a: go to 'my controls' and there'll be lotsa options for you to do stuff with. you can pm/e-mail ppl, change your profile, upload an avatar, or make a sig

q: how do i pm ppl?
a: you can either go to 'my controls' then 'inbox' then 'send pm' or you can click on someone's name on the forum and either pm or e-mail them
Sun Tsu
Q: What does ''PM'' stand for? (Wow,I hav a lotta questions)

Sun Tsu
gerbilfromhell
a: private message (that means you dun get your e-mail adress revealed and the other person dun see your e-mail adress)
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
a: brain medicine? oooooh, you mean when i got that weid cut open head thingy that made me all nice and stuff? biggrin.gif (btw lets not derail the topic here this could be helpful to ppl)
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
lol no it's brain surgery. they removed the angry brain and replaced it with happy brain. neways, neone else got a question
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
i jus said it WAS brain surgery
racingaway13
ok so how do i post in white like some have done?
gerbilfromhell
q: how do i change the colors to one of the new colors not in the list?
a: first, highlight the word/phrase you want to change and pick a color. it doesn't matter which color, jus pick one. then, change the name of the color in the brackets (somethin like [color=red]) to [color=white] or whatever by deleting the old name and typin in the new one
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
no prez, he's askin HOW to change colors, not what the list is
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
q: where are all these mysterious 'new colors' you speak of?
a: there's a list of them in the thread called 'undiscovered colors' on p. 2 (until we get to the third page, then it'll be on page 3, etc.)
prezgfish
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Sun Tsu
Q: Why is it they can both show up like either one of these?:

[/COLOR]

[/color]

Sun Tsu
gerbilfromhell
q: why can tags show up with caps or no caps?
a: (is this really a relevant question? *sighs*) it's not case sensitive but the reason you see both is because when you first select it usin the button, it appears as caps but when you edit/quote it, it's got no caps
prezgfish
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gerbilfromhell
that's jus cause you're not a noob so it's not helpin you tongue.gif
prezgfish
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