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    Exclamation The complete, ultimate & comprehensive forum manual!

    Table of contents:

    Introduction to the forums/Registering to the forums!
    Where to put your post (sub-forums)!
    How to post, posting tools and posting tips!
    Different types of threads and how to make yours better!
    Reporting another player!
    Communicating with others on the forums!
    Profile settings!
    Account settings!
    All about polls!
    BBCode, and where you can find all the configurations!
    Why NOT to post about punishments and scams!
    Vulgarity and sexual obscenity; understand the ridiculousness!





    Introduction to the forums!

    Hi, all, and welcome to the Growtopia forums! Congratulations on your new membership here! This is a wonderful, diverse community where you’ll find lots of spirited discussion, advice, and debates, as well as places to voice your opinions, and places to write what you see fit (within reason).

    Firstly, what are forums? If you've never been on game forums before, you should read this over. The forums are a place in which you can discuss anything and everything related to what the specific forum is about.

    In this case, the Growtopia forums are a community center for everyone who plays one Growtopia. Here, you’ll find discussions about the game, questions about the game, and even ideas or suggestions for how to make a game better - everything gets discussed, even stuff not about the games, which is why we have the Growtopia Tavern, for off-topic threads and discussions!

    There are rules to follow when posting on this forum, and if you can't follow these rules, you will be punished accordingly by the moderators. Solorien, who is the head moderator here, has made some official rules for you to follow: http://www.growtopiagame.com/forums/...ia-Forum-Rules (quoted version below within the spoiler).


    As mentioned on her thread, it's a case by case investigation, you will be punished if they see fit - and a moderators word is final, if you don't like what you were punished for, there is no need to publicly uproar about it, you can message the moderator themselves, or message Solorien - there is no need to post about punishments from the forums or the game here, as we, as players, have no power to help you. Side note: if your thread has been closed or deleted there is 99% of the time a good reason for it, and therefore it would be a foolish decision to past the same or a similar thread again.

    The punishments for violating any of these rules is a warning/infraction - the more you get, the bigger your punishment will be. After an amount stock up, your account will be banned, however, I believe they can fade after a few months. If your post breaks the rules in a severe manner, your account may be instantly banned - breaking the rules isn't tolerated here, so you should post accordingly.

    Registering to the Growtopia forums!

    Go to www.growtopiagame.com/forums, and you will see the loading screen, click the "Register" button in the top right: Name:  Update1.PNG
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    Then, you will have to enter your date of birth, once your details are entered, click "Proceed" (both the info boxes and the button are shown for you): Name:  Update2.PNG
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    After you have entered your date of birth, you have to choose a (valid unused) username, enter your real name, email address and other required information (as well as some additional information for you to input if need be): Name:  Update3.PNG
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    Below all of that information are the Growtopia Forum Rules (well, the vBulletin ones, at least, you can find the official Growtopia Forum Rules specifically for this forum here), you will then have to confirm to agree to those rules (as highlighted) and then you can complete your registration by clicking the shown button: Name:  Update4.PNG
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    Congratulations on now registering to the forums!
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    HUGE sub-forum update has just happened, and this guide will tell you ALL you need to know about where to post what! Now, this new update has allowed every sub-forum to be more specific in content, so each description won't be as long - BONUS for you as it's less to read!

    Before I start, when posting within the specific sub-forum you're about to post in, check the specific thread by Solorien about information about that specific sub-forum!

    There is the first section known as "General" - this consists of: Name:  FMGuild.PNG
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    Announcements - you CAN'T post here, but you can come here to view the awesome information right from the developer's themselves!

    Update Discussions - here you can post your opinions (hey, you're allowed those here?!) on ALL the updates, whether it was a recent one, a revealed one or one that happened in the past, discuss away (all forum rules still apply to every sub-forum, including ones heavily opinion oriented).

    Guidebook - this is where all of the guides (about Growtopia and the forums) are posted, this is also where you should post all of your questions if there isn't a guide answering your specific topic (USE THE SEARCH BAR FIRST).

    Meet & Greet - "Here's where new players introduce themselves and experienced players threaten to quit." - Want to leave? Do it here. Just started and want to introduce yourself? Do it here. Meeting new people is great, yo!

    Guild News - "Want to post the latest news of your guild? This the place for you!" - All of the news on your guild should be posted and updated here - note that this sub-forum has it's own specific guidelines when using it. You can view those here.

    Guild Recruitment - "Looking for more members to join your guild? This is the place for you!" - Initiate your guild recruitment drive here! Look for members for your guild, or look for a guild fit for your tastes and play-style!

    Next we have the Marketplace, was originally one sub-forum for all of your marketing needs, now there is a more condensed, specific system: Name:  Update6.PNG
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    Buying & Selling - have an item you want to sell, or you're looking on purchasing that new amazing item that came out the other day? Do it here, the place for both buying AND selling!

    Value Discussions - have an item you want to sell, or want to buy one, but you're not sure on the price? Ask away within this sub-forum!

    Collaboration - here is where you will post to request for help, or offer it in areas such as: farming, quests, events, recipes, clearing a world and anything that requires help from other players!

    Next is the "Your Contributions" section, which is where you show your amazing Growtopia stuff, it consists of: Name:  Update7.PNG
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    World Showcase - here you can show off your amazing worlds which you're proud of (I'm looking at you, Fredi!), who knows, you might even win WOTD if you post it here!

    Contests & Giveaways - want to host an epic contest, event or wish to host a simply giveaway? Do it here, you'll gain a crowd in no time!

    Fan Creations - here is where you post your amazing drawings, videos, stories or any form of art. "PLEASE NOTE: Pictures, videos and stories that include any sexual content (explicit or implied) will be deleted without warning and infractions will be given. Sexual content is NOT tolerated on these forums. Community members that cannot respect this will be permanently removed from the forums."

    Suggestion Box - have a cool new idea you would like in Growtopia? Or a new mechanic for an already existing item? Post it here, the developers will (occasionally) look for ideas here, and who knows, yours might make it in (most likely during a Player Appreciation Week).

    "Problems" is the next one, although only one sub-forum is actually for your use: Name:  Update8.PNG
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    Bugs & Glitches - have a report of a bug or glitch that occurred to you during your gameplay of Growtopia? Post it here so it can be solved (although I normally send mine to the Support Desk by habit, but hey).

    I've been banned! - you can't post here, it's more of a formal reminder of what I, and many others have tried to tell the onslaught of forum members who post about their ban that we can't do anything and that they should email support; it consists of one thread by Solorien: http://www.growtopiagame.com/forums/...-been-punished!

    Lastly we have the "Other" section: Name:  Update9.PNG
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    Everything Else - this can't be explained any better than how it already has been: "Appropriate topics for this forum include questions or discussions that do not fit in other forums.



    Growtopia Beta Server - Is the Beta server currently up, running and ready to go? Well, if it is, post bugs and glitches about what you're testing here. We all appreciate it so the updates can come out!

    Growtopia Korea - Are you Korean? If so, you can post here to converse with other Korean members of the community!

    Lastly, we have the Growtopia Tavern: Name:  Update10.PNG
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    Growtopia Tavern - This is where you can post anything NOT related to Growtopia, however, the Forum Rules DO still apply.
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    Default How to post, posting tools and posting tips!

    Firstly, how to post.

    To post a thread, you simply have to click a button. That button is easy to find. Just go into the sub-forum you wish to post in, and look at the top left, there is a button saying "+ Post New Thread", here is an image: Name:  Update11.PNG
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    You can also click "Forum Tools" and "Post a New Thread" which works all the same: Name:  Update12.PNG
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    To reply to a thread, it is a similar process. You do the same, but go onto the thread you wish to post in, not the sub-forum. The button is in the same place and says "+ Reply to Thread", here is an image: Name:  Update13.PNG
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    If you'd like to see who replied to a thread, and also how many times they did, you can click the "Replies: <Insert Number Here>" button next to a thread: Name:  Update14.PNG
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    Then, you will be shown who has replied as well as how many times in a separate window: Attachment 88890

    You can also quote another player which allows you to post, but with a quote of another player will appear in your quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by <Insert Name Here>
    <Insert Quote Here>
    To do this, you simply click the "Reply With Quote" button below a players post: Name:  Update15.PNG
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    The small button next to the "Reply With Quote" button is to "multi-quote", you can click this no numerous posts, then either "Reply With Quote" or "Reply to Thread" to have numerous quotes within your post, to further prove a point, or to reply to other people at a faster pace.

    To delete a post, you will have to go to the said post, and click "Edit Post" in the bottom right corner: Name:  Update16.PNG
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    After you do that, you must click the "Delete" button: Name:  Update17.PNG
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    After that, you must make sure to click the "Delete Message" button, if not, even if you click the "Delete" button shown in the next step, your post will remain: Name:  Update19.PNG
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    (Note: adding a reason is optional, it doesn't really make a difference.)
    After you've gone through all of the above steps, click the final "Delete" button to remove your post: Name:  Update20.PNG
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    Threads that you can’t reply will display an envelope with a lock sign over it in the sub-forum view. Here is an example of some locked threads: Name:  Update21.PNG
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    Replying to a thread is easy enough, but you really want to focus on what you put in your reply. What you post makes a difference, and what you put in your posts is always more important than the number of posts you have. REMEMBER: quality over quantity!

    So when you’re typing your reply, make sure that you keep these guidelines in mind:


    • Is your post relevant to the topic being discussed in the thread?
    • Is your post necessary?
    • Does your post follow forum rules?
    • Is this helpful to the original poster (OP) of the thread?
    • Does your post contribute to the thread?
    • Does your post contain thoughtful, helpful, and constructive content?
    • Is your post respectful towards everyone and not derogatory in any way?
    • Does your post focus on the subject of the thread, and not the OP or the way the topic is being presented?


    All of these points, especially the last one, are crucial to making a good, well rounded post that contributes to the community and gives meaning to the thread. You will be judged by how you post, not by post count or having a cool avatar. The most important thing to remember is to stay on topic- post comments that are relevant to the thread. Remember, you are discussing the main topic of the thread. Not the person who posted the thread or the way they’re presenting it.

    Now, we shall move on to posting tools. There are many tools that you can use when posting. When you are writing a post, you will notice that there is a toolbar at the top of the text editor. The image shows them: Name:  PT.png
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    Below is a table with numbers pointing to a specific tool, below the image are numbers which correspond to the numbers given to the tools, and each number will have a description of the corresponding tool.

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    1. When posting, you can choose to enter a title to customize your post. On threads, you are required to enter a title when posting.

    2. The one on the left - This will paste everything that you have copied as "plain text". This means that things like email addresses, phone numbers, or URLs that you have copied will be pasted with no links attached to them - plain text. The one on the right - This allows you to paste into the text editor using microsoft word. Simply copy what you want from your word document, and paste it into the text box that appears when you click on the tool.

    3. This lets you change the font, or look, of the text when you’re typing. Experiment with different types of font to see which one you like. In order to change the font of something you've already typed, select the desired text and change the font.

    4. This allows you to change the size of the font. The sizes in the text editor range from 1-7, with the default size being 2. You cannot surpass the size limit by posting from Microsoft Word in, say, 70 size type. Once you make your post, the text size, and often the formatting, will be reset if you have copy/pasted from another source (i.e. Google Drive, Microsoft Word). If you want to change the size of existing text, select the desired text and change the size.

    5. This allows you to change the color of the text you’re typing. You can either set the color you want to type in before you start typing, or select and color certain areas of text. We recommend not using colored text for everything you write, as it is time consuming and can also be annoying to others.

    6. This allows you to insert emojis, also known as smilies, into the text editor. You can do this by using the toolbar, clicking on one of the smilies on the side of the editor, or typing a BB smiley code into the text editor.

    7. This allows you to put attachments into your post, and to undo or redo the attachment that you've put in. NOTE: there is a limit of 30 attachments per post.

    8. Click here to delete the formatting of all selected text. This will take away any indents, paragraph organization, font size, color etc.

    9. Wraps tags around selected text.

    10. A few formatting options, B means bold, I means italic and U means Underline.

    11. This line contains all the tools you need to make a table.

    12. Align text, left right or center.

    13. Make a list in numbers of bullet points. You also have the indent left and right buttons which when pressed give you an indent.

    14. 14 contains the tools for hyper-linking and inserting movies/images. Note that you can only have one video per post.

    15. This is the quote option which puts text/images etc in a quote box.

    16. By selecting one of these icons your thread title will have the chosen icon before the title of the thread.

    17. If selected your signature will show but if it isn't your signature won't.

    18. Links like www.google.com will automatically become a click-able link if this is checked.

    19. If selected, : ) will not be replaced with the smile emoticon.

    20. Here you can upload and remove attachments to and from your post.

    21. If checked with an option from the drop-down you will be subscribed to any further replies made in this thread.

    22. With this you can rate the thread you are about to post on.

    Now, on to tips.

    These tips will help you to make meaningful, colorful, and descriptive posts that contributes to the conversation.

    Posting will take up the majority of your time on the forums. As a result, you need to know how to post in a good way. I've already given you good posting guidelines in the first segment, but now we’re going to show you some examples, as well as more things that you can do to ensure that your post will make a contribution.


    Have a unique posting style - posting with a unique style will allow you to be noticed. Your posts don't necessarily have to be long or contain funny meme pictures, but you'll create a posting style that’s unique to YOU, which will make you, as a member, stand out.

    Make your posts stand out - make your posts stand out by using a certain format, signature, or, as mentioned above, posting style. Sometimes making your posts stand out may not always be the right choice, but it’s certainly a way to let people see you’re contributing to the conversation. Some people choose to make their posts stand out by using pictures in every post, posting in poem format, or using another 'signature' posting style.

    Post with a purpose - always post with a purpose in mind. A better term for this is 'quality over quantity,' meaning you should always hold the content of your posts above the number of posts you have. Posting just for the sake of increasing your post count can be considered spamming, as you likely aren't posting in a way that contributes to the conversation. An example of NOT posting with a purpose is members who post "LOL first 10chars."

    Always think about what you're posting - think about your post - does it follow the guidelines provided at the beginning of this section? Your post should always be detailed, and relevant to the topic of the thread. It’s especially important when you're making a thread that your thread is relevant to the sub-forum that you're posting it in.

    Always try to make your post meaningful- after all, that’s what you’ll be judged by.

    Managing Attachments

    Within your post, you may update a render, but there is the old one, sitting at the bottom of your thread as an "attached image" and you want to get rid of it. You may want to add an image you've added into another thread with ease. I'll show you how to do just that.

    Simply click the "Edit Post" button, as shown: Name:  Update22.PNG
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    Then go to advanced editing by clicking the "Go Advanced" button, as shown: Name:  Update23.PNG
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    You should see a screen similar to this, but with the content of your post, not mine: Name:  Update24.PNG
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    Once here, scroll down to what is known as "Additional Options" directly below the screen just shown: Name:  Update25.PNG
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    As you can see, I have a ton of images in this post alone, chances are you won't have that many, but this makes it easy for me to manage them from different devices, they are circled in this image: Name:  Update26.PNG
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    To manage your attachments, click the "Manage Attachments" button: Name:  Update27.PNG
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    Once you click this, you will be given a File Upload Manager, which contains all of the images you've posted throughout the time on your account: Name:  Update28.PNG
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    All of the files below on this screen are the ones within the current post that you're editing: Name:  Update29.PNG
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    From here, you can drag previously used images into a new post, deleted attached images you don't want in your current post, and save images that you don't have on a device, which you'd like to have again. I find this feature incredibly useful!
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    Default Different types of thread and how to make yours better!

    Thread making tips:

    In order to be able to submit your thread, you need to give it a title, as well as at least 10 characters of text. Here are some things to keep in mind when making your thread:

    • Did you read the stickies, and does your thread conform to them?
    • Is your thread relevant to the topic(s) being discussed in the sub-forum you're posting the thread in?
    • Does your thread follow the forum rules?


    A yes answer to all of these guidelines is always good when creating a thread, especially as a new member. Here are a few tips for creating a new thread:

    Make your thread detailed - making a detailed thread will allow people to understand the idea you're trying to get across, and help prevent any confusion. Some members can be angry if threads contain little or no details, either because they can't understand the point of the thread or don't get the point you’re trying to make. It's important to provide details and explanations to avoid confusion or arguments ensuing from lack of content.

    Post with a creative title - giving your thread a unique, creative, and catchy title will make it stand out from the other threads, and help it be noticed. A creative title will get more members interested in posting on your thread.

    Make the thread itself unique - posting the same thing as several other threads is boring for other members, repetitive, and can be considered spam. Post about something that's unique and new, something that hasn't been discussed before or currently isn't being discussed.

    These tips are great for posters new and experienced alike! Always remember to follow the forum rules, and keep these tips in mind.

    Once you've typed what you want to be in your thread, click on the 'Submit New Thread' button in the bottom right- hand corner of the page: Name:  Update30.PNG
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    Types of thread:

    Locked thread - already covered, however, to reimburse, it's a thread you cannot reply in, and has been closed to keep it specific to what's in the thread, or is a violation of the forum rules. Example: Name:  Update21.PNG
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    A "hot" thread - it's red and it's a thread which has a lot of posts in, and is considered "popular" by the forum database. There are two types, one which contains posts you haven't read, and one that doesn't contain posts you haven't read:

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    A "cold" thread - it's blue/grey and it's a thread which doesn't have many posts contained within it, and isn't considered "popular" by the forum database. There are, again, two types, one which contains posts you haven't read, and one that doesn't contain posts you haven't read:

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    If there is a thread in which you have replied to it, whether it's hot, cold, or locked, it will have a green arrow symbol (there is only going to be one variant shown, all green arrows mean the same thing): Name:  Update35.PNG
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    Polls, due to them being so detailed, different and dire, will be covered in another section further on in the thread.

    Tip: you can see all of the more recent posts in all sub-forums by clicking "New Posts" at the top of the screen (left side): Name:  Update36.PNG
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    Default Reporting another player!

    In this section I will cover reporting. Reporting is in place to alert moderators or administrators about something that violates the forum rules or could be considered inappropriate. This section will be split up into two main segments, reporting an in-game player, and reporting a forum member!

    Reporting a forum member!

    Reporting a post:
    1. Recognize an offensive post.
    2. Send a report to the staff using the report feature!
    3. Let them handle it from there.


    Ignorance is bliss when coming across an unfriendly member of the forums - do NOT add fuel to the fire and get involved.

    To report a post (you can report private messages in the exact same way), simply look to the left of it, and there will be a report button below the username of the poster: Name:  Update37.PNG
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    Then write your report and click the "Send Report" button: Name:  Update38.PNG
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    Only report a post when it is ABSOLUTELY necessary; do NOT report a post to spam the moderation team, try to get someone punished due to personal quarrels or abuse the feature by any means.

    If someone is harassing you, continuously causing trouble with you and is dragging you through the mud on the forums there IS a feature which allows you to ignore them on their profile: Name:  Update39.PNG
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    Reporting an in-game player!

    When an in-game player is causing you any issues, it's best to remember that there ARE tools to help you avoid it, so we'll run through that first.

    /Ignore - this allows you to ignore a player, and any chat and/or msgs you receive from them. Thus, keeping their profane messages (if that's the case, or any other sort of harassment/spam) at bay.
    /Ban - this allows you to remove a player from your world, if they're causing any issues by spamming, being vulgar, accusing you of something or causing general, low-tier chaos.

    When you want to report a player, do /mods, and if there are any online, /msg them (only once!) and they can handle it. If there are none online, you can always email support@growtopiagame.com with images and a brief summary with the rudimentary aspects, and I'm sure they'll look into it.

    You have the power to make your own game play experience how you want it - you have been given the tools, use them!

    Additional information by Aimster: How to deal with bullies!
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    Default Communicating with others on the forums!

    In this section we’ll walk you through methods of communication. There is only one main type of communication Private Messages (PM). I will show you how to use this method of communication, and tell you why it should be used.

    So you want to talk to your forum friend/in-game friend who isn't online? Thinking that you can have a conversation in a thread, you start a new thread to talk to your friend about stuff. However, having a discussion within a thread is annoying to other members, disrespectful to the original poster if you are having the conversation in another member's thread, and also isn't private - anyone can get involved in your conversation when it's on a public forum.

    To send someone a private message from their profile, simply visit their profile page and click on the 'Send Private Message' button: Name:  Update40.PNG
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    You can send someone a private message from a thread by clicking on the member's username and then clicking on the 'Private Message' button: Name:  Update41.PNG
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    When you click on either of the buttons mentioned in the above methods, you will be directed to this screen: Name:  Update42.PNG
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    You may send a private message to a maximum of five members at a time, and there is a 60 second cool down on sending private messages. After you have selected your recipients, type your message into the box below. You must also include a title in order to send your private message. After you have included a title and typed your message, send the message by clicking the 'Submit Message' button at the bottom of the screen shown in the image above.

    If you have gotten to the private message screen by clicking on the button on a member’s profile, the username of the recipient will already be entered in the 'Recipient Users' box at the top. If you would like to add more recipients, or if you did not select any recipients to begin with, you can enter recipients by typing in their username. Once you have typed enough letters into the box, a list of available recipients will come up. You can select the recipient you want and they will be added to the list of recipients:
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    NOTE: if you are adding recipients to a private message that already has a single, selected recipient, you will need to add a semicolon ( ; ) after the first recipients name in order to enter the next recipient. The 'Recipient Users' box already notifies users to separate members names with a semi-colon, but some users do not see this message, so I'll add it here to reiterate that.

    You can only store a maximum of 50 messages at a time, after this, nobody else will be able to send you any more messages, so you should clear your inbox every once in a while.

    Clearing your Private Message space:
    1. Go to your settings by clicking on "Notifications" at the top right of the page.
    2. Click on "Inbox."
    3. Select the items you want to delete by checking the box next to them.
    4. Scroll down to the "Selected Messages" button and click it.
    5. Select "Delete" and click "Proceed"


    Editing your Private Message settings:

    1. Go to the "Settings" section in the top right hand corner: Name:  Update44.PNG
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    2. Then click "General Settings" under the "My Account" tab: Name:  Update45.PNG
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    Now, there is a Private Messaging section in this, I will explain what each setting does.

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    The first setting in the private message section is the option to turn private messages on or off. This is a simple setting, you can either select on to receive and send private messages, or you can select off to not receive or send PMs.

    The second setting allows you to choose who can send you private messages. If you select 'from all members', anyone who is a member of the forums can send you a private message. If you select ‘only from contacts and moderators’, only forum members who you are friends with and site leaders can send you a PM.

    The third setting allows you to have private messages sent via email. If you select to turn this setting on, you will receive an email notification whenever you are sent a private message. You will always get an email notification when your PM inbox is full, regardless of whether or not you have this setting on or off.

    The fourth setting allows you to choose how new Private Message notifications are displayed to you on the forums. You can choose to be notified of a new message by a pop-up, which will notify you of a new message when you refresh the screen.

    The fifth and final private message setting helps you manage your private memory storage space. You can turn this setting on to automatically discard (not save) private messages that you have sent to others. This means that you can’t keep a record of sent PMs, but it also means that you have more storage space for your inbox and won’t have to clear your private message space as often.

    Your private message space can only hold 50 messages before you have to delete some. You can slow down how fast your private message space will fill up by using the fifth setting we discussed earlier.

    Note: you can only send three private messages per hour, so be careful who you choose to use them on.

    Note: there's a 5000 character limit when sending private messages, including BBCode!
    Last edited by Jack Bowe; 01-26-2018 at 08:46 PM. Reason: New screenshots/information due to the forum change!

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    Default Profile settings!

    First, to look at/edit any of your account settings, you need to click the "Settings" button at the top right of the page: Name:  Update44.PNG
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    I will be going through this image section by section, as it's all of the directives in editing your profile: Name:  Update47.PNG
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    Note: when I mean section by section, I mean there will be two separate posts, one for "My Profile" & one for "My Account."

    "Edit Profile"

    Here you can change your email and password - this will change the email and password in which you use to log into your forum account (not your game account): Name:  Update48.PNG
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    The rest of the information here is on how you can edit your profile information and which of that information you would like forum members to see.

    You can add in your date of birth, however, it's not a necessity - you can also choose to hide this from other forum members, however the administrators will still be able to access your information: Name:  Update49.PNG
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    You can also add a website URL, if you own your own website, or want to link it to your profile, or even a profile of another forum, and you can also provide any contact details in which other forum members can contact you through, which will appear under your avatar/location in every post: Name:  Update50.PNG
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    Additionally, there is information which you can edit from your profile, but also here, such as your occupation, hobbies, and even a short biography: Name:  Update51.PNG
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    "Edit Profile Picture"

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    Note: a profile picture is different from an avatar, it's not what will show up when you post, it's what shows up when people look at your profile.

    Here you can change your profile picture, it's simple, there are two options: to change it by file or to change it by website link. It also shows you your current profile picture, or specifies if you don't have one.

    Make sure your image fits the requirements before trying to add it in, or it won't work!

    "Edit Avatar"

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    This is the exact same as a profile picture, however, it's based on the picture that is shown after every post you make on the forums.

    Same as before, two options: to change it by file or by website link. And also shows your current avatar, and specifies if you don't have one.

    Again, make sure your image fits the requirement before trying to add it in, or it won't work!

    "Edit Signature"

    Here you can edit what is called a signature, it's something which appears below every post (unless you toggle it off below the post you're creating) and it can be used to provide links to other thread, images you enjoy or funny images, videos you want to advertise, and pretty much everything which conforms to the rules of the forum. There is a 500 character limit (including BB code), so make sure you're pretty concise if you're using text in your signature.

    Above it there is a preview of your signature.

    Mine, at the time this was made, looks like this: Name:  Update54.PNG
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    "Profile Privacy"

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    This one is pretty self-explanatory, you can toggle certain things to:

    • Everyone (includes guests and blocked members)
    • Members only (includes everyone except guests and blocked members)
    • Your Contacts (only your contacts can see the information toggled)
    • Your Friends (only your friends can see the information toggled)


    By default, this is set to everyone, so if you want to keep things more private, you have to do it manually.
    Last edited by Jack Bowe; 01-26-2018 at 09:02 PM. Reason: New screenshots/information due to the forum change!

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