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Old 10/27/2014   #1
Addy Carver
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There are folk on this ere forum (myself included) who are long-term members and still know nothing.

Basically, if there's something you want to know about using the forum, be it customising your profile, basic user settings, user groups, etc, this is the place to request it.

FWIW, I only found out how to multiquote messages when we started on the 'Ask.......Anything' Q&A threads, so don't worry if it seems mundane or daft, there's probably half a dozen other members wondering the same thing.

If there's something you'd like to see as a tutorial, just nominate it here, I'll add it to the OP and one of our lovely staffers or contributors will take it in hand. (okay Fangu, the floor's all yours now).

Tutorial Topics

Using [vBCode] tags
Customising your profile
Maek poast (including multi-quotes, lol)
Using webchat (the IRC I presume?)
Activating useful plugins
Inserting images and hotlinking and tags an' shit
Editing a title thread/poll
Making tutorials
(cheers Fangu)
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Old 10/27/2014   #2
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..........tags? Clearly I have something to learn too

Ooooh, wait you bean vBCode? Yeah that's very useful - there's a lot of them that aren't listed on the 'kitchen sink'. I learned about noparse just last year (thanks Road)

Okay, from what I can recall, in addition to multi-quote, these are things where the tut convo has popped up:

  • Using the web chat (needs review)
  • Activating useful plugins (such as "Top 10 Stats")
  • Inserting images (basic info on hotlinking and how to work it into tags)
  • Editing a title thread/ poll ("go advanced" on first post)
Oh oh and
  • An easy way to make tutorials
Always ALWAYS teach the man to fish!!
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Old 10/27/2014   #3
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I approve of this thread It would be good to collate our tutorials in one place for easy reference, once they're all ready/updated.
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Old 10/27/2014   #4
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You mean like here: http://thelifestream.net/forums/faq.php ? Make sure to look in there before anyone starts writing tl;dr stuff.
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Old 10/27/2014   #5
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Those are really tl;dr, and cover very basic, intuitive stuff as well. The point was to use screencaps to make highlights of a few very useful things.
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Shademp wrote: #Fangustyle
Ghost X wrote: As long as Fangu delivers the pizza, I will not particularly mind what is on it. Even if it is hot fiery death in plant form.


Progress!
2012
Member of the Year, Best Site Contributor (2nd), Best Newcomer, Hottest Female, Bounciest Boobies (3rd), Member You’d Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Most Improved (3rd), Best Drunk/Stoner, “Needs to Spend Less Time on TLS” Award (3rd), Best Ship (1st, Avengu) (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (3rd), Most Likely to Save the World, Most Suited to Be on Cosmos’ Side (2nd)

2013
TLS Lifetime Achievement Award (3rd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female, Biggest Non-FF Geek (3rd), Most in Need of Daylight (2nd), Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), Horniest Member (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), The TLS Literature Prize, Most Talented (Art, Writing, Music, Etc.) (3rd), Best Ass (3rd), Most Fervent TLSer, Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (3rd)

2014
Member of the Year (2nd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female (2nd), Nicest Smile, Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), The Lifestream Literature Prize, Best Ass (2nd), Sexiest Voice, Best Ship/TLS OTP (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Fervent TLSer (3rd), Most Likely to Make the Best-Tasting Food (2nd), Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (2nd)

2015
Member you'd most like to bone (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), Hottest female (3rd), Sexiest voice (3rd)

2016
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Old 10/27/2014   #6
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They were still invaluable to me when I got here though.
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Old 10/27/2014   #7
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Good thing you're looking after us though, Yop. It's important to make sure members don't strain themselves unnecessary.
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Pixel wrote: Someone say Pixel Porn?
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Joe wrote: How does Tidus make Yuna feel better?

Elixer.
Shademp wrote: #Fangustyle
Ghost X wrote: As long as Fangu delivers the pizza, I will not particularly mind what is on it. Even if it is hot fiery death in plant form.


Progress!
2012
Member of the Year, Best Site Contributor (2nd), Best Newcomer, Hottest Female, Bounciest Boobies (3rd), Member You’d Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Most Improved (3rd), Best Drunk/Stoner, “Needs to Spend Less Time on TLS” Award (3rd), Best Ship (1st, Avengu) (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (3rd), Most Likely to Save the World, Most Suited to Be on Cosmos’ Side (2nd)

2013
TLS Lifetime Achievement Award (3rd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female, Biggest Non-FF Geek (3rd), Most in Need of Daylight (2nd), Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), Horniest Member (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), The TLS Literature Prize, Most Talented (Art, Writing, Music, Etc.) (3rd), Best Ass (3rd), Most Fervent TLSer, Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (3rd)

2014
Member of the Year (2nd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female (2nd), Nicest Smile, Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), The Lifestream Literature Prize, Best Ass (2nd), Sexiest Voice, Best Ship/TLS OTP (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Fervent TLSer (3rd), Most Likely to Make the Best-Tasting Food (2nd), Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (2nd)

2015
Member you'd most like to bone (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), Hottest female (3rd), Sexiest voice (3rd)

2016
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Old 10/28/2014   #8
Doom Bunneh
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I just have one question that does not appear to be covered in the FAQ (unless I'm blind, which okay my eyesight is pretty bad but I am wearing my glasses but if I missed feel free to slap me in the right direction ) which is: what does the "font class" option do?

Edit: is that maybe like bold, italic, etc?
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Old 10/28/2014   #9
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No. It allows you to specify a predefined custom font style that is laid out in the cascading style sheet definitions. 99% of forum users won't have a use for it. If you want to specify bold, italic, etc., I can make a tutorial for those later, though.
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Old 11/02/2014   #10
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Regarding BBCodes, this was posted awhile ago:

http://thelifestream.net/forums/showthread.php?t=7566
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Old 01/20/2015   #11
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After attempting to search for something now, I think a Tutorial on how on earth the search tool works would be most welcome. Sometimes I only want to find a thread containing a certain keyword, but even in advanced mode, I can't spot something to specify this. Is I just blind? It says "search threads", but it seems to still scan the posts and then just deliver the results as threads.

Edit: Derp, I just found it.
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Old 01/20/2015   #12
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I own the place and have almost ten years of experience with vB by now, and even I don't know how to just search for threads by thread title, .
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Old 01/20/2015   #13
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Happy to help, boss:

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Old 01/20/2015   #14
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Holy fuck that is neat (the demo, not the search function). Thanks wasn't enough there.
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Old 01/21/2015   #15
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Nice! Did you use a Chrome plugin for that, Flint? I use Animated Gif Capture at work, it's really neat
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Pixel wrote: Someone say Pixel Porn?
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Joe wrote: How does Tidus make Yuna feel better?

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Shademp wrote: #Fangustyle
Ghost X wrote: As long as Fangu delivers the pizza, I will not particularly mind what is on it. Even if it is hot fiery death in plant form.


Progress!
2012
Member of the Year, Best Site Contributor (2nd), Best Newcomer, Hottest Female, Bounciest Boobies (3rd), Member You’d Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Most Improved (3rd), Best Drunk/Stoner, “Needs to Spend Less Time on TLS” Award (3rd), Best Ship (1st, Avengu) (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (3rd), Most Likely to Save the World, Most Suited to Be on Cosmos’ Side (2nd)

2013
TLS Lifetime Achievement Award (3rd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female, Biggest Non-FF Geek (3rd), Most in Need of Daylight (2nd), Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), Horniest Member (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), The TLS Literature Prize, Most Talented (Art, Writing, Music, Etc.) (3rd), Best Ass (3rd), Most Fervent TLSer, Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (3rd)

2014
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2015
Member you'd most like to bone (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), Hottest female (3rd), Sexiest voice (3rd)

2016
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