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Lily

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Frequently Asked Questions
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:08:26 PM »

This is a work in progress. If your question isn't answered here then try looking in the Questions and Answers thread. If you have any suggestions on topics you'd like to see covered here please let us know in the General Suggestions thread.

Help with Posting

How do I update my profile?
Click on the profile button at the top of the page. In the sidebar under Modify Profile, click on Forum Profile Information. Here, you can edit your profile picture (avatar), personal text (the text the appears under your profile picture), signature and other personal information.

How do I make a signature?
If you look at the top of the page you'll see a bunch of buttons under the Redwall Abbey Forum banner. Click on the profile button. At the right side of that page, under Modify Profile, click on Forum Profile Information. Scroll down and you'll see a Signature section.

To add an image, use the same tags you'd use to add an image to a board post. Use the [-img][-/img] (without the hyphens, of course) and put the link inside the tags. You can't use an image from your computer directly, so you'll have to host a picture on the Internet, like Imgur or Minus, after uploading your image.

Make sure you read our rules about images in signatures. Images larger than 40x350 pixels are prohibited.

How do I change my profile picture?
First, click on the profile button at the top of the page. In the sidebar under Modify Profile, click on Forum Profile Information. The first option on that page is to change your profile picture. To upload your own picture, click the Browse button next to the option that says I will upload my own picture, choose the picture you want to use from your hard drive, and then hit Change Profile at the bottom of the page. You can also enter the URL of a pre-uploaded picture or use one of the default pictures.

How do I put a link in a post?
Click on the button in the BBC tags section.
Code: [Select]
[url][/url]The above code should appear. The URL you want to post goes in the tags after an = and the title of the URL goes between the tags, like this:
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[url=http://www.redwallabbey.com/]Redwall Abbey[/url]Redwall Abbey

How do I post a picture?
The URL of the picture you're trying to post should end in something like .jpg, .gif or .png. If it doesn't end with something like that then it won't show up when you use the image tags. There are several different ways you can find the URL of your image, and they vary depending on the web browser and type of computer you're using.

I'm going to do an example with Internet Explorer on Windows, because I assume that's what most of you are using.

1. Go to the page containing the image you want to use. I want the picture of Redwall Abbey from this page: http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/Redwall_Abbey
2. Right-click on the image and select Properties.
3. There should be a field marked Address or URL. Copy what is in that field. The URL of my picture is: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130119054944/redwall/images/3/35/Abbey.gif
4. Close the properties window.
5. In the reply screen of the Redwall forum, click this button: then paste the URL of your picture between the tags. It should look like this:
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[img]http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130119054944/redwall/images/3/35/Abbey.gif[/img]6. Hit preview and your post should look like this:


Remember, if you've done a google image search, you can't use that URL in the image tags. A URL that looks like this won't work. You have to go to the website and get the URL of the actual image.

How do I quote a post?
Look at the top right of the post you wish to quote. There will be a quote button. Click on this and you will be taken to the reply screen with the post you quoted in
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[quote]Cool post[/quote]tags.
You can also insert quotes by scrolling down to the topic summary at the bottom of the reply page and clicking the insert quote link to the right of the post.

How do I add a youtube video to my posts?
You need to use the youtube tags. For example, if I wanted to post this video of the Redwall TV series intro I'd copy the URL of the video and put in in youtube tags, like this:
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2W_3uXqsfw[/youtube]
The result will look like this:


How do I add a spoiler tags?
Put the spoiler between the tags as in the following example:
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[spoiler]Redwall is awesome[/spoiler]It should come out like this:
(click to show/hide)
If you want to say what book the spoiler is from, use the following:
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[spoiler=Redwall]Redwall is awesome.[/spoiler]
(click to show/hide)

I tried to upload an animated gif as my profile picture, but it's not moving. Why?
The image you're trying to upload is probably too big. If the forum has to resize a gif it'll only resize one frame, so the animation will be lost. Instead of uploading the picture directly to the forum you can upload it to an image hosting site like tinypic first, or you can resize the image using sites like picasion.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 03:12:13 AM »

General Forum Information

What do the stars under my username mean?
Normal ranks
Dibbun:
Redwall Iniaitate:
Redwall Novice:
Abbey Bellringer:
Abbey Angler:
Kitchen Assistant:
Infirmary Aide:
Redwall Librarian:
Abbey Gatekeeper:
Redwall Carpenter:
Abbey Glassmaker:
Redwall Metalkworker:
Abbey Beekeeper:
Abbey Cellarbeast:
Abbey Herbalist:
Abbey Gardener:
Redwall Recorder:
Redwall Elder:

Special Ranks
Season Namer:

Admin/Mods
Administrator:
Global Moderator:
Moderator:
Alumnus:

How do I become a Abbey Gatekeeper/Abbey Gardener/etc?

Below is a list of the member ranks and how many posts you need to obtain each rank. Please note that the forum staff don't like it when members post just for the sake of boosting their rank. Make you sure your posts are meaningful.

Only posts made in the Redwall Discussion boards (General Discussion, Character Discussion, etc.) and Cavern Hole count towards your post count.

Dibbun = 0 posts
Redwall Iniaitate = 10 posts
Redwall Novice = 50 posts
Abbey Bellringer = 100 posts
Abbey Angler = 200 posts
Kitchen Assistant = 350 posts
Infirmary Aide = 500 posts
Redwall Librarian = 750 posts
Abbey Gatekeeper = 1000 posts
Redwall Carpenter = 1500 posts
Abbey Glassmaker = 2000 posts
Redwall Metalkworker = 2500 posts
Abbey Beekeeper = 3250 posts
Abbey Cellarbeast = 4000 posts
Abbey Herbalist = 5000 posts
Abbey Gardener = 6000 posts
Redwall Recorder = 7500 posts
Redwall Elder = 10000 posts

How do I become a moderator, staff member, etc.?
Staff members are made up of moderators and administrators. New staff members are suggested and appointed by the existing staff when they are needed. Criteria for being a staff member is being a trustworthy, helpful member, who can contribute to the overall wellbeing of the forum and assist the rest of us in day-to-day activities, like standard moderation or running a roleplay competition for the members of the forum. It is not a paid position. It also has nothing to do with post count or ranks.

Who is currently a staff member?
Administrators
-Redwall Abbey
-Matthias720
-The Lady Shael (inactive)
-James Gryphon
-Tsukuyomi (TheTaleOfSierra)
Global Moderators
-Taggerung_of_Redwall
-Lily
-Osu (inactive)
-Redwall Musician (inactive)
-Lutra
-BrookSkimmer
-Dawnwing
-Rainshadow
-Leatho Shellhound
-DanielofRedwall
-Captain Tammo
Moderators
-NovaNocturne
-Jukka the Sling

In what order were staff members appointed?
1. Redwall Abbey (admin, creator of forum).
2. The Lady Shael (Admin), Matthias720, ToR and Log-a-Log Grenn (global mods, Grenn dropped soon after for not coming online).
3. James Gryphon, Lily, Redwall Musician and Osu (local mods).
4. James Gryphon left forum, replaced by Lutra and Folgrimeo (local mods).
5. Matthias720 was made an admin.
6. Folgrimeo left forum.
7. BrookSkimmer added (local mod).
8. All moderators upgraded to Global Mods, DanielofRedwall added as local mod.
9. DanielofRedwall upgraded to Global Mod.
10. Dawnwing appointed as a local mod, then upgraded to Global Mod.
11. DanielofRedwall left the team.
12. James Gryphon returned to the team.
13. Rainshadow and Leatho Shellhound joined the staff as local mods.
14. Osu departed the forum, but chose to remain with the staff as Inactive
15. Rainshadow and Leatho Shellhound upgraded to Global Mod. DanielofRedwall returned to the staff.
16. Captain Tammo was named Local Mod of the Fan Fiction board.
17. Tsukuyomi (TheTaleofSierra) was named Administrator after helping bringing the forum back. James Gryphon also officially became an Administrator.
18. Captain Tammo was upgraded to Global Mod. NovaNocturne and Jukka the Sling joined the staff as local mods.

What is a Season Namer?
Every season a member is chosen by the forum staff to name the season. The member must have contributed to the forum in a positive way and be a good role-model for other members. Everyone is a candidate as long as they follow the rules, respect others, and make every post count.

List of previous Season Namers:
2011
Autumn of the Golden Melody - Tiria Wildlough
Winter of the Frozen Wind - DanielofRedwall
2012
Spring of New Beginnings - Bragoon
Summer of Renewed Hopes - Trigoma
Autumn of the Faded Rose - Icefire
Winter of the Glistening Snow - Skipper
2013
Spring of the Singing Sparrows - Dawnwing
Summer of the Cerulean Sky - Leatho Shellhound
Autumn of the Fallen Heroes - Rainshadow
Winter of Family - Blazemane
2014
Spring of the Dancing Daffodils - MeadowRabbit
Summer of Hares and Harebells - CaptainTammo
Autumn of the Faithful Friends - Tam and Martin
Winter of Blanketing Snow - The Skarzs
2015
Spring of Scattered Flowers - Skyblade
Summer of Safe Journeys - Banya
Autumn of the Whispering Winds - Wylder Treejumper
Winter of the Frosted Forest - Gonff the Mousethief
2016
Spring of the Sunbathed Plains - Groddil
Summer of Reuniting Friends - Søren
Autumn of Fateful Beginnings - Delthion
Winter of the Setting Sun - Rosie Willowwater
2017
Spring of Dancing Hopes - Peony
Summer of the Sun-Splashed Daisies - Jukka the Sling
Autumn of the Chilling Winds - Ashleg
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Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 03:55:34 AM »

Which basically boils down to how to use BB code…

If you check here and your question never does get covered, then feel free to make use of our Questions and Answers thread!

Posting an image

To post an image, use the BB code tags
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[img]http://[/img]
And then you copy and paste the image address into the space between.

Don't forget that it has to be the image address. Just the image won't work.

Also, if you're uploading an image you'll want to use a hosting service too. Imgur, Photobucket, postimage.org. All are viable ways of uploading.

To copy an image you have to control click. Mouse the cursor over the image and press control, then click. There’s a menu that shows up with lots of different commands, near the bottom there’s an option to copy image address. Click on that, and then paste it between the image tags.



Spoilers

This is quite simple. To post a spoiler, you use the appropriate tags.



And, naturally, put the spoiler content between the tags. It’s perfectly fine to use other BB code tags within the spoiler, even additional spoiler tags. (just ask James)

Another function is, within the first tag, to title it.

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=(title)]
Quotes

Yes, you can quote someone without pressing the button. A written out quote looks like this:

Quote
Groddil’s quite good at this.

As with spoilers, you can stack quotes and use other tags within them. You can title them the same way.

Quote from: Trollz
lolololololol

URLs

This is one of the harder tags to master. URLs allow you to link sites and images while making it appear as normal text, colored red. The final tag looks somewhat like this:

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[url](insert text here)[/url]
For example:

Glorious.

Text editing functions

There are several functions that allow you to alter the appearance of posted text.

Bold, italics, and underline

The main ones.

Italics:

Bold:

Underlined:

Size, font, color

The more finessed edits.

Size can go from as little as 1 to as big as 99.





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[color=green, navy, red, etc.][/color
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Re: FAQs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 04:03:38 AM »

Size

Size can go from 1 to 99.

[.size=10pt]This is the default size.[//size]

[.size=1000pt]This would still appear as 99.[//size]

Quotes

To quote someone without the button, just type this (without periods):

[.quote=WHOEVER YOU ARE QUOTING]QUOTE[./quote]

Mentioning members

If you want a specific member to see your post, you can mention them. If you are mentioned, a [1] will appear under your mentions tab, along with a link to the mentioned post. To do it, simply type:

@MEMBER

It will appear as so:

@Groddil

You can also type:

[.member=MEMBER NO.]WHATEVER[./member]

For example...

@Groddy Groddy Grod Grod Groddil

Finally, clicking a mention will send you to the mentioned member's profile.

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Re: FAQs
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 04:10:02 AM »

Not to add extra posts, but it's worth noting that to get the actual link to a post in a quote, you have to enter a complicated string of numbers and additional code, which is easily done by pressing the button.
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Re: FAQs
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 04:21:01 AM »

Attachments

If you want to attach an image or file from your computer, rather than uploading it to a file sharing site first, you can easily accomplish this by clicking on "Attachments and other options," which is underneath the post field. Next, click choose file and select what you want to attach. You can attach up to 4 attachments per post [done by clicking (more attachments)], but the size of the attachments (both individually and combined) cannot exceed 192 KB.

Keep in mind that only .doc .gif .jpg .mpg .pdf .png .txt and .zip files are supported attachments.

Attachments can be found at the bottom of your post. Check the bottom of this post for an example.

Inserting videos

If you want to actually have a video in your post, rather than a link to one, you can use a [.youtube][./youtube] tag. This functions similarly to the url tags; just put the url of the youtube video in between the two tags, and you should have a video in your post.

Notifying replies

If you want to keep up to date on a specific thread,you can set it to send you email notifcications whenever someone posts. You can do this by either clicking "Notify," next to the post button, or by clicking "Attachments and other options" and ticking the "Notify me of replies" checkbox.

"Me" actions.

There is a special tag that allows you to post "X does Y" actions, such as

* Groddil eats a cookie.

You can do this in one of two ways:

Firstly, you can type:

/.me WHATEVER (without the "."). This will put a sentence in red like so:

* YOUR USERNAME does something

If you want to replace your username with something else, you can use a tag.

[.me=NAME]WHATEVER[./me]

For example, if you wanted to call yourself "Groddy", or another such nickname, just type this without periods:

[.me=Groddy]dances a jig.[./me]

The end result would be another sentence:

* Groddy dances a jig.
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Re: FAQs
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 10:13:28 PM »

Hey Sage, if you want to post raw code.

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[spoiler]quote this to see how I did this[/spoiler]
unfortunately, it does not work on itself so I could not show you XD XP

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 10:14:16 PM »

Hey Sage, if you want to post raw code.

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[spoiler]quote this to see how I did this[/spoiler]
unfortunately, it does not work on itself so I could not show you XD XP
I see.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 02:20:11 AM »

*Accidental post lol*
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