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A complete Forum Tutorial.

06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
Welcome to The Sims Forums!


This is a complete tutorial/ guide with pictures that will explain how to use the forum and every aspect of it.

Before we begin, I'd like to redirect you to the Member thread. You'll find everything you need to know about becoming a member in the first post.
The forum rules are located Here.
The basics

You will be greeted with the homepage when you enter, from where you can navigate to any place desired
The categories are listed on when you are on the homepage, scroll down and enter a category where you like to read, post or discuss.
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Discussions is right next to Categories. This is where you'll find all of the important topics that have been stickied as well topics that are currently being discussed across the forum.
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The Activity page is where you can see recent posts users have made to their profiles. You can like them, lol or comment. You can even make your own post from there. The leader boards on the right are for the users earning the most points. The top board is a weekly board and resets every Sunday while the bottom one is all time and the scores keep going up.
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Best Of... is where you'll find comments that have gotten a lot of likes, lols or on the rare occasion a promote from a guru.
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Comments

  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    edited June 2015
    Comments

    To create a comment simply click a discussion of your choice, scroll to the bottom and comment. You will have the same tools available as in the description box when you create a discussion. This section will only expand on what has already been discussed in the discussion section above.
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    To post an image there are two methods.
    Method 1: To post image off the internet.

    If you wish to post an image like my profile picture for instance, you can open the picture in a new tab. Copy that url and post it as mention in the discussion section.
    To add an image you paste the image link into the box that appear when click the button as with the url or you can add the image codes to your link.
    [img]imagelink][/img]
    
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    This can also be done when you browse a search engine for a picture, simply open the image in a new tab and copy the url or select the option to copy image url or click the view image button if you are using Google.Then add the url between img code.
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    imgcode_zpsvmbu9grc.jpg
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    Method 2: To post image from your computer's hard drive.


    First you will need to open an account on a photo sharing website. A few well known websites include:
    Photobucket
    Flickr
    Imgur
    *Disclaimer: Uploading images to photo sharing websites are similar. Photobucket is used below. I might add otehr sites in the future.*

    Upload your picture onto website. Choose share links then choose the IMG link.
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    photobucket2_zpszdqfc4w9.jpg
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    Note: You can remove url code if you do not wish for the picture to link back to your account.
    Method 1 can easily be applied here but it's not necessary.


    When reading a thread you can quote a person to reply to what they said, by using the second button. Or you can direct a post at the by using the @ sign and then writing their name, like this @name @06Bon06. They will receive a notification.
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    Another poster's post can be liked or lol'ed. If they are breaking forum rules you can flag their post.
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    Thank you for reading.
    Feel free to post any questions or suggestions.
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  • DariuDariu Posts: 3,120 Member
    let me help you construct it
    i'll go prepare the mold and measurements
    lets get this thread up and running
  • MegandtheMoonMegandtheMoon Posts: 1,831 Member
    What a nice idea. Kudos @06Bon06
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 New Member
    edited January 2015
    Oh, good. I'm glad you picked this up. I started one early on and then the forums changed. I started again, and then they changed again.

    I have a bunch of numbered images, some with descriptions and instructions if that's useful.

    Link: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/811310/old-forum-instructions-stuff-please-let-it-sink?new=1

    @SimGuruBChick, this is why we need spoiler tags.


    Post edited by [Deleted User] on
  • Crunchie885Crunchie885 Posts: 529 Member
    Omg these posts are on fire tho....

    I wish I had this when I first became a member here :/
    #ConfusedToNoEnd
  • ENolanENolan Posts: 2,735 Member
    I was so expecting sarcastic remarks up the endoskeleton...

    But seriously, good job on this compilation of tutorials!
  • knazzerknazzer Posts: 3,370 Member
    ENolan wrote: »
    I was so expecting sarcastic remarks up the endoskeleton...

    But seriously, good job on this compilation of tutorials!

    My Sarcasm chips off today ;)
  • AnnePlaysAnnePlays Posts: 2,504 Member
    edited January 2015
    A very helpful thread for our beloved new members, kudos Bon and to those who contributed as well! :D

    Have a coffee and a warm pat on back for all your hardwork,
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    btw it's brewed with pure Precious. ;)
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    Thanks everyone
    @AnnePlays‌ Thank you for the precious coffee :)
    @greenXen‌ Thank you :) I'll have a look at it ^^ I have all the pictures already. Just need to finish writing it all. These two parts took me about and hour and a half yesterday. So I just posted it.

    I'll continue writing a bit later today :)
  • sparkfairy1sparkfairy1 Posts: 11,453 Member
    Great work everyone :)
  • WulfsimmerWulfsimmer Posts: 4,016 Member
    edited May 2015
    Should've been EA's job! :/
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    Farrousy wrote: »
    Should've been EA's job! :/

    I don't mind ^^
    Yya! my pictures are showing up again... now I can continue
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 27,197 Member
    Sometimes guides made by users are the best, because we're users. We know what we'd need :) Bon's are awesome.
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    Sometimes guides made by users are the best, because we're users. We know what we'd need :) Bon's are awesome.

    Thank you <3
  • ScobreScobre Posts: 16,106 Member
    I forgot there were best of and recent activity sections. I must not spam so much, scary being on a couple lists. How the plum did I earn so many points? I still got lost in forums Bon, so thank you for helping me get less lost. Odd there are only 16 countries represented for this site. Anyway nice job with the guide Bon.

    The mod section of the forums is nice too. I like going to these two forum areas when having trouble with mods: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/technical-discussions and when looking for mods: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/mods Nice resource for finding mod and CC tools on this site: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/tutorials-and-tools-
  • Zeldaboy180Zeldaboy180 Posts: 4,142 Member
    edited May 2015
    Good idea! Generally the noobies are polite, just wish they'd stop necroing threads.
  • IngeJonesIngeJones Posts: 2,929 Member
    edited June 2015
    Is this thread still under construction, completed, or obsolete? It's got a rather confusing title for a stickied announcement. If it's a valid guide, then the title wants changing so that new users don't simply ignore it believing it to be WIP. If it really didn't ever get finished then it wants unstickied.
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    IngeJones wrote: »
    Is this thread still under construction, completed, or obsolete? It's got a rather confusing title for a stickied announcement. If it's a valid guide, then the title wants changing so that new users don't simply ignore it believing it to be WIP. If it really didn't ever get finished then it wants unstickied.

    Hi there, I apologise for the inconvenience. Unfortunately I have been having problems with the pictures showing up the last few times I wanted to finish it, I can see some pictures are not showing up, once again. I definitely try again later today, maybe by adding the forum pictures to another photo hosting site.
  • IngeJonesIngeJones Posts: 2,929 Member
    Ah fair enough, it didn't just die from neglect then :D
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    IngeJones wrote: »
    Ah fair enough, it didn't just die from neglect then :D

    Not at all lol
    As you can see, I'm nearly finished as things have been going really well today ^^ Thanks for egging me on, sometimes I need that lol
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 New Member
    edited June 2015
    Wow! Nice job Bon! There was even some stuff here that helped me out too!
    (I didn't know how to edit color and size).
    Post edited by [Deleted User] on
  • simsluvr90simsluvr90 Posts: 2,763 Member
    you should make one for chatter box

    maybe the admin will give you a promote
  • 06Bon0606Bon06 Posts: 10,440 Member
    @ZSims601
    Yay! Glad it's understandable and I could teach you something new ^^

    @simsluvr90
    I was thinking about that as it's basically the same as this one, it will only need new pictures..

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