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How To: Start a Thread and Comment in a Thread (2015 Update)

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  1. Birdiemarie

    Birdiemarie Feather Snuggler Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    How To Start a Thread AND Post a Comment in a Thread: Overview
    (To skip overview and go straight to a specific 'How To' use the appropriate Link)
    • How To: Start a Thread Link
    • How To: Post a Reply/Comment in Someone's Thread: Link
    • How To: Quote/Multi-Quote Link
    • How To: Add Smilies Link
    • How To: Tag Someone To Your Post Link
    • How To: Create a Poll Link
    OVERVIEW:

    1) All Avian Avenue forums are listed on the Main Forum Page.
    link: How to Navigate the Board
    2) The forums are divided into four sections:
    • Forum Info Highway: tech help, rules and staff announcement.
    • Main Street: people topics.
    • Avian Avenue: bird topics.
    • Species Speedway: species specific topics
    3) Hover over the Forum Title for a description.
    4) Forums having unread posts are indicated by a RED highlighted bird icon.
    5) To open, read and post in a forum click on the title.

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    6) Sub-Forums: secondary forums related to main forums.
    • Click on the arrow (A) located under a main forum title to open the sub-forum drop down menu. The number (B) next to the arrow indicates how many sub-forums there are. Clicking on the sub-forum title will take you directly to it.
    • Highlighted sub-forum titles indicate there are unread posts. (C)
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    7) Once you enter a forum you will see the thread titles on the left side of page along with the avatars of the members who initiated them. Hovering on a thread title shows a preview of the initial post in the thread. When you post in a thread your avatar will also be displayed there as a miniature overlay.

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    8) Threads in the green section are sticky threads: these contain especially significant information and are 'stuck' for easy accessibility.
    9) Threads having unread posts:
    • If a thread has unread posts (indicated by title being bold and the indicator being lit) clicking the title will take you to the first unread post.
    • If you have read a thread (no longer bold), then clicking its title will then take you to the first post of the thread
     
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    How To: Start a Thread
    When you are in the forum of your choice click the Post New Thread button located at upper right side of page:

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    This opens the reply page where you will create your thread:
    • Prefix Field is set to 'no prefix'. To choose a prefix, click the drop down arrow to open prefix options box. Options are: no prefix; photo; video (A)
    • Thread Title Field: Please don't make title too long. (B)
    • Task Bar: Hover over the icons for descriptions. (C)
    • Smilies: Link (D)
    • Edit/Reply Box: type your message here. (E)
    • Create Thread button: when you are ready to post your thread on the board. (F)
    • Upload a File/Picture button: Link (G)
    • Preview Button (H)
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    Below the Edit/Reply Box are Watch Thread Options
    (A):
    • Watch This Thread: will give you alerts when someone posts a commen
    • Receive Email Notifications: will email you notification* when anyone posts in your thread.
    *Link: How To: Set Your AA Site Preferences for notifications, etc.

    And How to Post a Poll (B):

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    How To: Post a Reply/Comment in Someone's Thread (with/without QUOTES)
    • Open the thread you will be posting in.
    • The reply/edit box is located after the last post on the thread page.
    There are two ways to post a reply/comment:
    • Commenting without a quote
    • Commenting with a quote(s)

    Commenting without a Quote:

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    *Link: How To: Set Your AA Site Preferences for notifications, etc.

    Commenting with a QUOTE(s):

    How to add one quote to your post:
    • Click on Quote at the bottom right of the message you want quoted and it will be placed into your reply/edit box.
    • Add your comments under the quote making sure to be outside of the quote indicators.
    • When finished typing your comment select the Post Reply button located below the reply box.

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    Your comment will now show on the thread.

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    How to quote only part of a message:
    • Highlight the part you want to quote and a quote prompt will pop up.
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    How to add
    multiple quotes to your post:

    • Click on +Quote at the bottom right of all the messages you want quoted (A)
    • When you click each quote you will see a verification (B)
    • Notice the +Quote has changed to -Quote. To delete the quote click the -Quote (C)
    • When you have selected all the multiple quotes, scroll down to your edit/reply box where there is now an 'Insert Quotes' button (D)
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    • Clicking Insert Quotes will open the Review Box where:
    • You can rearrange the quotes if you'd like (A)
    • Remove any of the quotes (B)
    • Remove all the quotes (C)
    • When ready, click the 'Quote These Messages' button to put the quotes in your edit/reply box (D)
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    • The quotes are now in your edit/reply box
    • Add your comments under the quotes making sure to type outside of the quote indicators.
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    • Click Post Reply to post your message:
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    • Your comment will now show on the thread:
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    How To: Add Smilies
    Smilies are graphic icons that give emotion to your comments and help other members feel the mood you want your posts to express such as feeling happy, anger, sad, etc.

    Adding Smilies:

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    How To: Tag Someone To Your Post
    Tagging = How to alert/invite another member to see your post.

    1) When typing a new post (tagging cannot be done on a post you are editing) type the 'at' sign (@) and the username
    of the member you want to invite to see your post such as @Birdiemarie into the body of your post.

    2) The member will receive an Alert and will drop everything and come running to see what you wrote. :run:

    Link: How To: Set Your AA Site Preferences

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    How To: Create a Poll
    1. Start a new thread in the forum where you will be posting your poll.
    2. Use the reply box to introduce/explain what the poll is about. Do not click the Create Thread button yet.
    3. Scroll down under the reply box to fill in your poll settings.
    4. Select the Thread Options if desired.
    5. When complete click the Create Thread button.
    6. Your thread and poll are now posted on the forum.
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    With the new upgrade we have some updated info on posting features so be sure to check them out:
    • New way to get to smilies
    • Easier way to use quotes including 'partial quotes' and multiple quotes
    Go to post #1 and click on the appropriate links.
     
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    how do you start a thread because i cannot find it
     
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