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    Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2013

    At the moment this thread is little more than a placeholder, but will be added to from time to time until it replaces all the useful tutorial posts in the old Forum Feedback & Help Tutorials on Forum Basics thread much of which is now out of date.
    Last edited by Sef; March 3rd, 2013 at 11:21 PM.

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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    Where do I post a new thread?

    The forum consist of five main sections that you may post in: Absolute Beginner Talk, Ubuntu General Support, Ubuntu Specialised Support, Ubuntu Community Discussions, and Ubuntu Specialised Discussions. In all but the Beginners section there are a number of subsections, also known as sub-forums.

    If you are looking for support on a technical issue, please post in the Absolute Beginner section (if you are new) or in the appropriate sub-forum in Ubuntu General Support or Ubuntu Specialised Support (if you are not new). There are also some specialised support sub-forums in Ubuntu Specialised Discussions.

    If you have a thread that is not to do with technical support, you should be able to find a suitable sub-forum in Ubuntu Community Discussions.

    Please try to post in an appropriate subforum, as this will help keep the forums organised and will help others to help you, or to find your thread later to help themselves.

    Do not cross-post. Cross-posting is the posting of the same question in different parts of the forum. This means: post only one thread per topic. Do not, if you have a problem with a particular issue, post one thread about it in Absolute Beginner, another thread about it in Desktop Environments, and yet another about it in General Help. And do not post a question to a thread started by another member and then start your own thread(s) on the same topic. Cross-posting bumps other people's threads down, dilutes support from users trying to help you, and is considered parasitic.

    When in doubt, post one thread per problem and put in Absolute Beginner.
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    Last edited by coffeecat; December 14th, 2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Updated to reflect revised forum layout.

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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    How do I make a new thread?

    Go to the sub-forum that you want to post in (Absolute Beginner, for example), look for the orange New Thread button near the top left of the page, and click on it to start a new thread for your problem.

    Once you have done that, you'll be able to create a thread title for your thread. Please pick one that actually gives an indication to others of what your thread is about. Avoid vague attention-seeking titles such as, "Please help! I'm pulling my hair out!", or "If this is the kind of problem Ubuntu is going to give me, I'm going back to Windows!", or "Help! I'm a noob. Urgent!"

    If it's a sound problem, say it's a sound problem. If it's a CD burning problem, say it's a CD burning problem.

    Once you have typed your thread title, you may click on the Check if Already Posted button and the forum will search for threads on a similar topic. Many questions similar to yours may have been asked and solved before. You can save yourself (and others) much time and energy by seeing if the answer might be out there for you. If you middle-click on one of the search results, the thread will open in a new browser tab for you, so feel free to see if any of them help. If they don't, continue to type your initial thread post.

    In your thread's first post, please explain briefly your situation, what you've tried, and any other information that may be helpful to people who are not standing right behind you looking at your computer monitor.
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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    How do I attach an image to my post?

    Before you submit your post, and if you're not already in the advanced editor, click the Go Advanced button just below the message text box. This will take you to the advanced editor.

    In the advanced editor, you will have plenty more editing options:
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    One of those options, the paperclip, is for uploading images. Clicking on the paperclip the first time will take you directly to the Manage Attachments dialog. (Note: if you have already attached an image, you will also have to click on Manage Attachments after clicking the paperclip to get to this dialog box).
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    In the Manage Attachments dialog box, you will see an "Upload files from your Computer" section that allows you browse for attachments. At the bottom of the dialog box there is a listing of the attachment size and dimension restrictions. Click on the Browse button and select the files you wish to attach. When ready, click on the associated Upload button to initiate the upload. When complete, you can close the Manage Attachments window.

    By default, the uploaded images will now be displayed at the bottom of your message in an "Attached Thumbnails" section. If you wish to embed the image directly into the text of your reply (like is being done here), position the cursor where you want the image to appear in the text of your reply, click the arrow beside the paperclip, and select the image you want to embed.

    Once you're done, you can click Submit Reply to finally submit your post.

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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    How do I find my old threads and posts?

    To find all of the threads that you have created, click on Search and select "Find All Your Threads". This action will perform a search for any thread that you created.

    To find all of the posts that you have made to an existing thread, click on Search and select "Find All Your Posts". This action will perform a search for any thread in which you posted.
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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    What do the colours used for usernames mean?

    • Black: Members of the forum.
    • Dark Red: Forum Administrators
    • Red: Forum Moderators
    • Orange: Emeritus staff and Ubuntu Members
    • Green: LoCo Team Moderators
    • Brown: Developers
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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    Reporting Posts

    Under each poster's profile on each post on the forum, you will see a button for reporting posts:

    Click on this and you will be taken to the Report Post page where you can type your message into the message field. This doesn't have the toolbar with editing aids that the Reply to Thread or Post New Thread message field has, but you can use BBCode and add links in the same way. Once you have typed your message, click on the Send Report button and your report will appear in the Reports section of the staff area. This is organised in the same way as a sub-forum in the public area of the forum with your report as the OP, information useful to the staff being added by the forum software, and staff can add a note of action or discuss the reported post with other staff if necessary.

    Although the button says “Report Abuse” it can be used for bringing to the attention of staff anything that might require their action, such as:

    • Spam
    • Trolling, flamebait, illegal content, inappropriate content, profanity, and other violations of the Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.
    • Cross-posting (posting the same question in different parts of the forum). The forum software will add a link to the reported post in the report, but including links to the duplicate posts in your report would be helpful to staff.
    • Necromancy. As a rule of thumb, we would close threads that have been necromanced more than a year after the previous post, but each case is judged on its merits.
    • Inappropriate tags on a thread.
    • Threads to be moved to a more appropriate forum. This includes requests from the OP to move their own thread. Yes, you may report your own thread to make such a request.
    • Requests by the OP to close their thread to further posting.
    • Requests by the OP to change the title of their thread.
    • Anything else that require staff action.


    The report feature should not be used for:
    • Technical support or to thank other posters.
    • Things that staff do not need to see.


    But we are very happy for spammers to report their own posts, which they do on occasion, believe it or not. It makes our day!

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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    Using bbcode to format parts of your post.

    If your post includes long terminal output it is extremely helpful to use code tags.

    Quoted portions of other posts can be put into a Quote box.

    If you are using New Reply you can simply select the text you wish to have within a code box and use the # button on the reply editing toolbar.

    If you are using Quick Reply you can still achieve the same result by typing [code] at the beginning and [/code] at the end.


    [quote]Quoted phrase[/quote]
    Quoted phrase
    Other useful forum markups are

    [i]Italicize[/i]
    Italicize

    [b]Bold[/b]
    Bold

    [u]Underline[/u]
    Underline

    [s]Strike through[/s]
    Struckthrough

    [list][*]List item 1[*]List item 2[*]List item 3[/list]

    • List item 1
    • List item 2
    • List item 3


    More BBCode can be found here
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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2012

    How do I mark my thread as solved?

    Marking your thread as [SOLVED] is a good thing to do for a couple of reasons:
    1. It lets those who were helping you know that their help worked.
    2. For those searching for information, a thread marked SOLVED visibly indicates a potential solution (especially useful when creating a new thread and using the "Check if already posted" functionality mentioned earlier)


    To mark your thread solved, go to Thead Tools and select "Mark this thread as solved"

    Your thread should now have the prefix [SOLVED] added to the subject title.
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    Re: Tutorials on Forum Basics - 2013

    Where do I post a new thread?

    The forum consist of four main sections that you may post in:
    Ubuntu General Support, Ubuntu Specialised Support, Ubuntu Community Discussions, and Ubuntu Specialised Discussions. All the sections have a number of sub-sections, also known as sub-forums.

    If you are looking for support on a technical issue, please post in the Absolute Beginner section (if you are new) or in the appropriate sub-forum in Ubuntu General Support or Ubuntu Specialised Support (if you are not new). There are also some specialised support sub-forums in Ubuntu Specialised Discussions.

    If you have a thread that is not to do with technical support, you should be able to find a suitable sub-forum in Ubuntu Community Discussions.

    Please post in an appropriate sub-forum, as this will help keep the forums organised and will help others to help you, or to find your thread later to help themselves.

    If you have more than one question, please post each question in a different thread. When multiple questions are asked often one or more of the questions remain unanswered.

    Do not cross-post. Cross-posting is the posting of the same question in different parts of the forum. This means: post only one thread per topic. Do not, if you have a problem with a particular issue, post one thread about it in Absolute Beginner, another thread about it in Desktop Environments, and yet another about it in General Help. And do not post a question to a thread started by another member and then start your own thread(s) on the same topic. Cross-posting bumps other people's threads down, dilutes support from users trying to help you, and is considered parasitic.

    When in doubt, post one thread per problem and put in Absolute Beginner, .
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