Some helpful tips for new users

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Post by Kenny-san » Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:20 pm

do IMG tags not work here? :(


I may be a n00b here, but i am an amateur Adobe person, and i got my webspace, uploaded it, but img tags don't seem to work here

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Post by Smaointe » Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:31 pm

My suggestion for new people would be to get an avatar pretty quick - it helps people with poor eyesight (such as myself) recognise your posts quickly and easily, without squinting at usernames.

There are so many members to talk to here, it helps to put a picture to the name.... not necessarily a photo of yourself, just something distinctive so that everyone can immediately recognise your post amongst all the others.

I hope that made enough sense.

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Post by Sir Spankspeople » Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:56 pm

Also, think before you chose an avatar. This is what people will come to associate you with, so you want to make sure that it's something that reflects on you(or at least how you wish to be percieved) properly. It will effect some peoples opinions of you.

Also try to use something original... everybody and their uncle has used the dancing GIR at one point.
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Post by amlthrawn » Tue Oct 21, 2003 3:22 pm

[quote="Kenny-san";p="188013"]do IMG tags not work here? :(


I may be a n00b here, but i am an amateur Adobe person, and i got my webspace, uploaded it, but img tags don't seem to work here[/quote]

You should use the bbcode img tags:

Code: Select all

[img]http://yourimagehost.com/yourimage.jpg[/img]
That should work for you.
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Re: Some helpful tips

Post by Grimwatch » Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:01 pm

Tip for 56k'ers.
In your profile, edit your settings to view sigs, but not images. Depending on your post-per-page settings, this will speed up viewing time.

Smaointe wrote:
My suggestion for new people would be to get an avatar pretty quick - it helps people with poor eyesight (such as myself) recognise your posts quickly and easily, without squinting at usernames.

There are so many members to talk to here, it helps to put a picture to the name.... not necessarily a photo of yourself, just something distinctive so that everyone can immediately recognise your post amongst all the others.

I hope that made enough sense.
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Post by SothThe69th » Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:22 pm

/me stabs Grimwatch.
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Post by {-Melia-} » Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:48 pm

Wow, I should've read this section before posting like 10 times! :wink:
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Post by Soul_Harvester » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:28 am

It's much easier if you're an attractive female.

If you are, post a pic of yourself in the GAH! thread in General Chat. It'll make people far more likely to put up with you.

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Re: Some helpful tips

Post by Crank » Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:18 pm

Soulharvester are you the same guy from pk-hq?
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Post by Soul_Harvester » Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:23 pm

Nope, sorry.

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Post by Inuki » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:40 pm

if any of my fellow noob's need web hosting i can host some images for them on my personal web server....just message me via aim @ lordinuki, icq @ 117103043, or MSN @ lrdinuki@hotmail.com
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Post by Soul_Harvester » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:42 pm

Or use the handy PM function... :shifty:

Nice to see some generosity, though. Top show.

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Post by Inuki » Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:04 pm

i don't like pms....i always manage to not notice that i have a new one...
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Post by Calus » Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:08 pm

Crank and Inuki use PM on those type post. Inuki, I dont' think anyone cares that you don't see them and spam isn't welcomed.
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Post by Soul_Harvester » Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:17 pm

...

Either way, PM is easier is all. Welcome to the forums.

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