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Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! We recently added a brand new Adult Chat forum, for discussion of topics such as alcohol, sex, gambling and so other topics that are best left away from the eyes of guests. You'll need to activate this forum in your preferences in order to see it, and there are other options to possibly hide specific content, as well, so we'll cover that in this guide along with it. It's very simple to do, so let's jump right in! Step One: Go to Account Preferences The first step is to go to your account preferences by clicking on your name in the top menu bar and selecting "Preferences," as shown in the screenshot below. Step Two: Enable Adult Chat, Select Hide Trigger or Political Content In your preferences you will see three different options to enable or hide content, select those as desired and then save! That's it, you should now see the Adult Chat and/or have Trigger or Political content hidden! We hope you found this useful!
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at how to post a TV Show to the TV Database! There are a few steps to this, but it's still a nice and simple process, so let's jump in! Step One: Navigate to the Movie or TV Database! Fairly straight-forward here, scroll down to the appropriate section of the forums and select whether you want to enter the Movie or TV database, as shown in the screenshot below. Step Two: Select the TMDb Link to Search for Your TV Show When you enter the TV Database you will see an area to post a new thread, as you do with any forum. You will also notice directly below the title bar is a link to The Movie Database (TMDb). Click on that and a new tab should open with TMDb loaded to the main page. Step Three: Search for Your TV Show! Now that you've clicked the link to TMDb, you will be greeted with a large search bar on the main page. Enter the title of the show you wish to search for in the bar and commence the search, as shown below in the screenshot. Step Four: Copy URL of Show From the Results List, or Select the Show and Copy the Address Bar on the Next Screen We need the link to the page of the TV show in question, so if you see the name of the show you're searching for, right click on it and copy the address, or alternatively, click on the show and copy the address bar on the next screen, as shown in the two images below. Step Five: Paste the Address into the Title Box, Post! This part is nice and simple, once you have the address to the movie you wish to post about, close TMDb and return to the TV Database here. Select the title box as if you were going to post a new thread and then paste the address you just copied into it. The large box that displays when you click on the title bar can be left blank here! Press Post thread! Step Six: TV Show is Posted, Let's Respond! We've now successfully posted our show to the TV Database, but let's add in our response as to why we chose to post it! Once we submit the show, we will be taken directly to it's topic, so let's contribute to it immediately by posting our thoughts on this show, as shown below, and then posting those thoughts! That's it, we've done it! Now a quick check back on the main page of the TV Database will reveal our entry (in alphabetical order) and we can engage in discussions about the show with others! That's all there is to it! We hope this guide has been helpful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at how to post a movie to the Movie Database! There are a few steps to this, but it's still a nice and simple process, so let's jump in! Step One: Navigate to the Movie or TV Database! Fairly straight-forward here, scroll down to the appropriate section of the forums and select whether you want to enter the Movie or TV database, as shown in the screenshot below. Step Two: Select the TMDb Link to Search for Your Movie When you enter the Movie database you will see an area to post a new thread, as you do with any forum. You will also notice directly below the title bar is a link to The Movie Database (TMDb). Click on that and a new tab should open with TMDb loaded to the main page. Step Three: Search for Your Movie! Now that you've clicked the link to TMDb, you will be greeted with a large search bar on the main page. Enter the title of the film you wish to search for in the bar and commence the search, as shown below in the screenshot. Step Four: Copy URL of Film From Results List, or Select Film and Copy Address Bar on Next Screen We need the link to the page of the movie in question, so if you see the name of the movie you're searching for, right click on it and copy the address, or alternatively, click on the movie and copy the address bar on the next screen, as shown in the two images below. Step Five: Paste the Address into the Title Box, Post! This part is nice and simple, once you have the address to the movie you wish to post about, close TMDb and return to the Movie Database here. Select the title box as if you were going to post a new thread and then paste the address you just copied into it. The large box that displays when you click on the title bar can be left blank here! Press Post thread! Step Six: Movie is Posted, Let's Respond! We've now successfully posted our movie to the Movie Database, but let's add in our response as to why we chose to post it! Once we submit the movie, we will be taken directly to it's topic, so let's contribute to it immediately by posting our thoughts on this film, as shown below, and then posting those thoughts! That's it, we've done it! Now a quick check back on the main page of the Movie Database will reveal our entry (in alphabetical order) and we can engage in discussions about the movie with others! That's all there is to it! We hope this guide has been helpful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at how to use the Spoiler and iSpoiler tags in your posts. Spoiler tags create a button that needs to be clicked to reveal the contents. iSpoiler tags allow you keep the content inline in the thread, but needs to be clicked to be made visible. It's very simple to do, so let's jump straight in! Step One: Post Your Message Then Insert Your Spoiler Tags, Insert the Spoiler Inside the Tags Step one is to post your message, then use the spoiler tags to post your spoiler content. Note that you can create a title for the spoiler button by using spoiler=Title of Button instead of just the plain spoiler tag illustrated below. Step Two: Verify the Spoiler is Working! Save your post and then just verify that your spoiler is functioning properly. You'd be surprised at how often things go a bit wrong. It's usually a simple fix, though! Just make sure your content goes inside of the spoiler tags, and if you use an iSpoiler tag, make sure it is finished with an ending tag and that you double-check it, as well! NOTE: Notice the eye with the line crossed out? That is a button you can push to use the spoiler tag without having to manually enter the spoiler code. That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to show you how to use the GIF function to insert a Gif from Giphy into your post. It's super simple, so let's get started! Step One: Post your Message and Search for a Gif! Step one is simple, enter your message into the editor, then select the "More options..." button on the toolbar and select the "GIF" option. Type the name or type of the Gif you want to enter and it will search for you. Step Two: Select Your Gif and Insert it Into Your Post! You've entered your search term and found the perfect Gif for your post! Now click on it to insert it into you post! Save your post and you've done it, you've posted a Gif! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this helpful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to be looking at how to use the Media tag, not that we use it all that frequently, as XF does indeed convert links into media items for us. But just to be safe, here's a guide on how to use this super useful feature! Let's jump right in! Step One: Post a Message, then Select "More Options" from the toolbar on the editor and then "Media" Exactly that, when posting a message select the three dots that indicates "More Options" on the toolbar of the editor, and then select "Media" Step Two: Paste the Link to The Media You Want to Post In the Box A box will pop up containing a section for you to paste a link. You will also notice a list of sites from which you can paste media items. Paste the link for the video, playlist, or other media item in that box and submit! That's it, you've just submitted media and used the Media tag to convert it to a working video, playlist, etc.! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to show you how to attach images or video files to your post! It's super simple, so let's jump right in! Step One: Enter Your Message and Click On "Attach Files" The first step is simply to enter your message that you want to post, and when you've done that, click on the "Attach files" button below the editor box. Step Two: Select Image and Insert Them Into Your Post! Step two is to select the image you wish to attach, allow it to upload quickly, and then select the "Insert" button that appears above it. From there you can choose to insert a thumbnail, which will be a small version of the image you chose to attach, or you can insert the full-sized image. Note that with video files you only need to insert it once, there is no thumbnail option. There you go, now you just post your message and you've successfully attached files! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at how to edit your own posts to fix information, correct spelling, or add in content! It's very simple, so let's jump right in! Step One: Find the Post You Want to Edit, Select "Edit" to Fix It! So you've noticed one of your post needs some additional information, has an issue with grammar or spelling, or you just want to update some of the content. Perfect, let's hit the Edit link! Step Two: Edit That Post! Now you've hit the "Edit" link and your post has turned into an editor. Simply go ahead and change, fix or add whatever you wanted to change, fix or add, and Save your changes! That's it, you've just edited your post and fixed, added or changed it to suit your needs! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at reporting content of a questionable or offensive nature! It's very simple to do, so let's jump right in! Step One: Locate the Offensive Content! There you, browsing the forums and having a great time, when suddenly you see it! A thread so offensive it needs to be reported immediately! Step Two: Report the Post in Question! Open the offending thread, or goto the offending post within a thread and select the "Report" link on the post in question. Step Three: Tell Us What's Wrong! Clicking that link has opened up a box asking for a reason for reporting this content. Let us know why it's worth reporting, and submit! There you go, you've just reported offensive content! We'll get a notification in the Approval Queue that there's been a reported post, take a look at it and take whatever action is necessary from there :) That's all there is to it! We hope this was useful :)
Hey all, It's time for another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're looking at how to edit your About Me section, as well as the rest of your profile information! Let's jump right in! Step One: Navigate to "Account Details" Click on your username in the top menu bar and then select "Account details," as shown in the screenshot below. Step Two: Enter Your Information! This takes you to your profile information, including your About Me section. Feel free to fill in any piece of information you want in this section! Step Three: Save! Once you've finished entering your information save. That's all there is to it! We hope you found this guide helpful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time we're going to look at how to start a conversation with another member or a small group of members! It's very simple, so let's get started! Step 1.a: Hover Over the Name of the Person You Want to Start a Conversation With First, select the username of the person you wish to send a conversation to, hovering over it for just a moment will bring up their user card, select "Start a conversation" and proceed to Step Two. OR Step 1.b: Select Your Conversation List and Select "Start a conversation" Select the conversation list from the options in the top menu, the one that looks like an envelope. At the bottom of that drop-down is the option to "Start a conversation." Select that and move onto Step Two. Step Two: Enter Recipient Information, Title, and Message This is where you enter in all of the information from the recipient's name(s), to the title, and then the actual message you want to send. Step Three: Converse! You've done it, you've successfully started a conversation, now go for it...converse! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this helpful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide! This time it's on how to post a thread in a forum! It's very simple, so let's jump right in! Step One: Select the Forum You Wish to Start Your Thread In! First, select the forum from the list that you would like to submit a thread for. In this case we're going to talk about a TV show, so let's select the Movies and TV forum! Step Two: Enter the Thread Information in the New Thread Area Now that you're in the forum you want to post a thread in, select the box above the list of threads, it will expand into a bigger area so you can title your thread and then submit whatever you want to say, as shown below! Step Three: Submit Your Thread! Once you've said what you want to say, submit your thread and you're all done! And here it is in the thread list! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide, this time on how to submit a blog entry! It's super easy, so let's jump right in! Step One: Navigate to the Blogs section You'll notice in the top menu there's a "Blogs" tab, let's go ahead and click on that! And you'll see the list of blog entries, just like this: Now click on the "Submit Entry" button and proceed to Step Two! Step Two: Compose Your Entry and Submit! You're now on the screen where you compose your entry, so go ahead and do that! Once you've written what you want to write, notice that you can upload an image here. If you upload an image here, it will serve as your cover image for the blog entry! You are not obligated to upload a cover image, it's just a nice extra touch :). Once you have or have not uploaded an image, submit your entry and that's it! There we have it, your blog entry! And here it is on the list of blog entries! That's all there is to it! We hope you found this useful :)
Hey all, Here's another hopefully helpful guide, this time on how to add a signature below your posts! As always, this is a nice and simple process, so let's jump right in! Step One: Click On the User Options Menu and Select "Signature" Click on your username in the top bar to load the User Options menu, then select the option "Signature" as shown in the screenshot below. Step Two: Add in Your Signature! Clicking that link will have brought you to a box, currently empty. Go ahead and add in whatever you would like as your signature, and then save! That's all there is to it, that will now show up underneath your posts wherever you post! See: That's all there is to it! We hope you found this guide helpful :)
Hey all, Here's a hopefully helpful guide on how to add a profile cover image to your profile! It's a nice and simple, so let's get started! Step One: Go to Your Profile First, click on your name in the top menu, then select your username next to your avatar to load your profile, as shown below! Step Two: Edit Profile Banner Next, click the "Edit profile banner" button as outlined in the screenshot below! Step Three: Upload an Image As Your Cover Once you click on the "Edit profile banner" button, a box will pop up where you can upload an image to serve as your profile cover image. Select an image, and then save and you're all done! That's all there is to it, we hope you find this useful :)
Hey all, Here's a quick guide on how to upload your avatar! It's a nice and simple process, so once you've seen this through once, we're sure you'll get the hang of it nice and quickly! Step One: Drop Down the User Menu Step one is to click on your name and bring down the user menu near the top right of the page, as shown below in the screenshot! From there, hover over the circle that contains your current avatar and click it, you'll notice it now says "Edit" above it! Step Two: Upload an Image As Your Avatar Once you click on the Edit option for your avatar a small box will pop up with an option to upload or paste the URL to an avatar. It's best to upload your own, but whichever way works best for you, go for it! Find and upload the pic! Step Three: Save! Once the image has been uploaded, save and you're all done! We hope you found this helpful :)

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