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Post by AngryKidJoe » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:58 pm

All right, you decided you have something to share with the community or just felt like socializing. That's the first step to successfully posting on the forums. Now, you have quite a few options here and I can see where this can get overwhelming. What category do you post your topic under? Does it have anything to do with a game? No? Then your post probably belongs into the Winterwind Community category. If it relates to a game in someway, you still have quite a few options in the Rec Room. There is also Creative Arts 101 in the Rec Room which is not a gaming forum.

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This is an example of the upper tier public categories on WinterWind.

Take a look at the different categories we offer here on the Winterwind Website. They're pretty self explanatory. If you can't find out where to post you're an idiot and I don't know how you managed to complete the registration to be allowed to post. You know, maybe that's why you don't post. Go register! ... Categories, right. Keep in mind, though, that some topics may cross over into other categories as well. In that case, try to choose which option best suits your chosen topic of discussion.

After you've found an appropriate category, ask yourself "does a thread (someone else's initial topic post) all ready exist that relates to my topic?" If so, is your topic sufficient enough to have it's own thread or is it in enough relation to an existing topic to keep thread clutter down? If a thread does not exist, feel free to click the New Topik button in the upper left hand corner of the forum window in your browser (also pictured below)

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Complicated, I know.

Now, as I stated before, if a sufficient topic all ready exists for your topic, please post it there to reduce clutter and help with organization. It's always nice when you don't have to sift through a bunch of crap to find the crap that you want. In such a case, click the existing thread.

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Yes, I'm talking about you brain-gimp.

Followed by clicking "Post Reply" button instead of "New Topik". Either way, it brings you to the same screen in which you will type your message and click "Post New Thread" so we all may be enlightened by how smart you are to be able to contribute to posting on the forums. Also, keep in mind to make your "New Thread" Topics labeled properly. This will help others find your post in the future.

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Woo. Now you can corrupt the world with your lack of knowledge!

Now, some general posting etiquette to abide by.
  • * If something you're posting is something that could get someone in trouble at work, put the acronym "NSFW" in your Topic Title or in your message if it's a link. NSFW stands for "Not Safe For Work."

    * Do not make multiple posts on the same subject or post advertisements for something that ... just doesn't fit. That's called Spamming and I'll kill you if you do that.

    * Do not Hi-Jack a thread. That means if someone makes a post, please keep on topic of that post. That means if I have an awesome signature graphic and you happen to see it in someone's thread about how much new games suck when you're just really a nostalgic bastard, don't post "OMG Joe! I'll give you my girlfriend for a signature graphic like that!" In the forum world, that is considered rude and I don't want your girlfriend anyway because she's probably slept with you. And, well, you need a guide on how to post on forums. I don't like women who date the mentally handicapped.
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Post by D. Sauzi » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:52 pm

Great write up AKJ, if im allowed to add on to this tutorial.

Oh, and in case your natural language actually is Greek, indeed, the buttons read Neo Torik and Rost Berdzpsi, with an incorrect sigma. Dont bother telling us, ancient Greeks are pretty low on the ladder of Fish' followers.
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Post by Joseph » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:58 pm

It is indeed a brilliant tutorial. That's why I made it a global announcement. And when that time is done, it will become a permanent sticky.

Now, we just need to recruit some new members for it to have its full affect. ;)

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Post by Gorth » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:16 pm

Those buttons sure looks suspiciously greek to me :look:
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Post by Joseph » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:22 pm

If Magnus weren't so busy spamming Facebook, I'm sure he'd have something to say about that, Gorth.

In his place, let me just quote:
The 13 commandments of Fish wrote:XII) Thou shalt taunt, ridicule and maketh fun of greeks where ever thou shalt find them for they art a sad lot of toga wearing sheep sodomising feta eating olive pickers.

I know that the teachings of Our Lord Fish are all about love but, well, Our Lord Fish just doesn't like greeks in any way other than a source of comic relief.

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Post by Trailer Park Jesus » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:32 am

angrykidjoe ya da man! problem is retards still manage to post their retardedness. magnus is proof
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Post by Joseph » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 pm

Well, with this brilliant tutorial, I assumed some of you would rediscover your posting abilities.

I know who you all are! I see the admin stats! Start posting dammit!

Or I'll give SPJ your personal contact info! Or start editing photos of each of you in compromising positions with farm animals.

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Post by Marcus » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 pm

I ar not knows how posts, can helps? Is from Sovitsy onion, not knows, what is internet reallys? Da is good post helps how posts posts!

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Post by Gorth » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:57 pm

I can't get it to work. Too many buttons. F1 doesn't do anything useful either...

*whinge*

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Post by Satan's Onion » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:23 am

Don't sweat it. I never figured out how to post here and it hasn't stopped me.
Oh, God said to Abraham "Kill me a son"
Abe said "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say "No"
Abe say "What?"
God said "You can do what you want, Abe, but
the next time you see me comin', you better run"

Abe said "Where you want this killin' done?"
God said "Out on Highway 61"

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Post by Gorth » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:09 am

Looks at Satan's Onion's post count... rrrrright! :lol:
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Post by Joseph » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:57 pm

Indeed. Joined over a year and a half ago and still hasn't cracked 100 posts. Tsk tsk tsk.

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Post by Satan's Onion » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:02 pm

Look, you know how it is, right? I would have tried to figure it out a lot sooner, only mumblemumble...

Look, it's complicated, and there're only so many hours in a day, okay?
Oh, God said to Abraham "Kill me a son"
Abe said "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say "No"
Abe say "What?"
God said "You can do what you want, Abe, but
the next time you see me comin', you better run"

Abe said "Where you want this killin' done?"
God said "Out on Highway 61"

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Post by Joseph » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm

Well, look at it this way, it's uh, mental exercise. And exercise is good for you. ;)

And you're one post closer now. Only six to go...

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Post by Satan's Onion » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:07 pm

Well, now, see, I would, but what's the rest of the Internet going to do without me lurking there, reading, huh?
Oh, God said to Abraham "Kill me a son"
Abe said "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say "No"
Abe say "What?"
God said "You can do what you want, Abe, but
the next time you see me comin', you better run"

Abe said "Where you want this killin' done?"
God said "Out on Highway 61"

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