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How to use the forum - Tips and tricks for forum usage
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:57:10 PM »
Hey all,

Thought a few tips and tricks might be useful in regard to using the forum for those that aren't computer savvy, or just aren't familiar with the Simple Machines software that NoRotors runs on.

Here are a few tips:



1.  How to stay logged in forever
2.  How to use the search at the upper right of your page.
3.  How to use the gallery
4.  How to brush your teeth
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 02:12:57 PM by digitalsolo »
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Re: How to use the forum - Tips and tricks for forum usage
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 01:58:34 PM »
How To Stay Logged In Forever:

This is an easy one.    First, be logged out.   If you're logged in now, click "Logout" at the top of the screen.

Now, log in by clicking this button:



Then, check the "stay logged in" button:



This will keep you logged in on that computer, in that browser, unless you delete your cookies.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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Re: How to use the forum - Tips and tricks for forum usage
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 02:07:18 PM »
How To Use The Search Box

The drop down box next to the search bar allows you to set the search as broad or narrow as you choose.    To select where and how to search, click the drop down box:



This will allow you to search in several ways.   The options are fairly self explanatory;   the options will only be as specific as where you currently are.   If you're on the home page, you can only search the entire site, if you click on a specific board you can search the entire site OR that board by choosing that option.   Finally, if you're in a thread, you can search within that thread, or choose to search that board, or the entire forum.    Selecting the "Google" option will use Google's index of this site to search WITHIN this site.

Finally, after choosing WHERE to search, enter your terms in the search window and press "enter" or "return" on your keyboard.

Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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Re: How to use the forum - Tips and tricks for forum usage
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 02:09:23 PM »
How To Use The Gallery

First, click on the "Galleries" link at the top of the screen.   This will take you to the gallery section.   To view other people's galleries, click on the "Albums" link, next to the "Home" link.



From here you can browse the galleries of others, or enter your own (if they have been created).

Haven't created one yet?   See below:

From the front page of the gallery section, click on the "My Albums" link, as seen below:



From here, click on "New Album":



Name your gallery as you wish, add a description if you like, and choose a picture to represent the album (you can come edit this later, so no worries):



Now, to add images to your gallery...

To add a single image, click here:



This will lead you through a simple set of instructions for adding a singular image.     Have a bunch of pictures?  No problem:



Once in the "Mass Upload" area, click on the "Select Files" link:



Once you've chosen your files click "Upload"



Now, once you approve of the pictures (and they've finished uploading), scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Submit"



Congrats, you now have images in your album!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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Re: How to use the forum - Tips and tricks for forum usage
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 02:12:26 PM »
How To Brush Your Teeth

Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish