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#1

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

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Jefe's Guide to the Minecraft Forums and FAQ

A Series of Video and Text Tutorials to Help You on the Minecraft Forums



Table Of Contents

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Introduction

Profile Customization

Creating and Editing Threads

Embedding Images

Embedding Videos

Searching and Your Content

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ending Words



Introduction

After spending a lot of time answering the same questions over and over again I thought I'd take some time to put together a comprehensive tutorial on various features and functions the Minecraft Forums (and IPB in general) offer.  I have tried to cover as much information as possible, but there will always be things that I miss, things that I am wrong about or things that I haven't made clear enough.  Please don't hesitate to post here with ideas on content to add, constructive criticism, corrections to content or to even ask questions.


Each section has two sets of tutorials: a video tutorial and a text/image based tutorial.  Both contain the same material, I just wanted to cover all the bases as some people prefer one over the other.


Upcoming tutorials:

Editor

Goto and Anchor

Using the Search

Changing Forum Display Name

Reporting Content


Without further ado...


Profile Customization



Text tutorial:

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Creating and Editing Threads



Text tutorial:
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Embedding Images




Text tutorial:
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Embedding Videos


Text tutorial:

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Searching and Your Content




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Here are some common questions that come up about the forum and the answers to those questions

Where can I find the forum rules?


What are the post ranks and how do I get a higher rank?


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How do I make a spoiler?

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How do I lower my warning level?  How can I see my current warning level?

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Why isn't my avatar changing?

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Why can't I upload this picture for my avatar? Why does my animated gif lose it's animation?

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How do I change my forum display name?

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How come no one has responded to my Moderator application?

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What's with this video/sound ad?  Why am I seeing adult ads on a game site that has children on it?

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Ending Words

This is still very much a work in progress, so there are still a lot of subjects I want to cover.  Like I stated in the Intro, please don't hesitate to ask questions and make suggestions/critiques on the content shown



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#2

Wumbologist

Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

This is nice! Video tutorials are, to many, easier then regular read on instructions.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:19 AM

Nice...an excellent guide to the Minecraft forums is right here!
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

Nice guide a lot easier than many others
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:08 AM

I swear, It is great to see a staff on the forums that take an interest.People like you, piratesbay, AmberK,LordRalex and pilotsguy help lead the forums.Too many times have I seen other forums turn into degenerates so it's fantastic to see people put time into guides like this.


On topic:Looks great, maybe you should do a tutorial on the backend stuff, like, say someone was interested in buying their own ipboards license for a Minecraft server.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:13 AM

I did consider at one point making a tutorial on setting up a basic IPB forum, but then scratched the idea as there are already a lot of really good tutorials out there

If you are interested in getting an IPB license though, you can purchase it here: http://www.invisionp...ore/comparison/

(the hosted community is a great option if you don't want to deal with setting up the forum or find hosting)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:02 AM

View Postjefe323, on 01 July 2012 - 02:13 AM, said:

I did consider at one point making a tutorial on setting up a basic IPB forum, but then scratched the idea as there are already a lot of really good tutorials out there

If you are interested in getting an IPB license though, you can purchase it here: http://www.invisionp...ore/comparison/

(the hosted community is a great option if you don't want to deal with setting up the forum or find hosting)

Do you have a link to these IPB tutorials? I've been interested in the IPB forum software recently, and I would like to see these tutorials you mention.
Stop inspecting my post so closely.

#8

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:23 AM

I believe this has to be pinned now.

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#9

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I am kind of new to the forums, and this topic helped me out alot! Thanks!
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

I  am new to minecraftforums and want to know how to post a new forum

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostPFCbuilder, on 02 August 2012 - 12:32 PM, said:

I  am new to minecraftforums and want to know how to post a new forum
Good for you :)

Jefe, sticky this. Everywhere. Now.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:53 PM

View PostFutureNyanCat, on 01 July 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:

I believe this has to be pinned now.
Yes. Pin this topic.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

Why is this not stickied!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

The admins have a long list of topics waiting to be pinned.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

This has helped me tremendously. It is amazing to see these kind of staff members making a difference in the community, just by taking a little time to create a well-thought out forum post that explains basic concepts that might not come to you at first.
If you need help, or just have a question, feel free to post in my help thread here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1398909-mr-davis-97s-help-thread/#entry17014723

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

View Postjefe, on 01 July 2012 - 02:13 AM, said:

(the hosted community is a great option if you don't want to deal with setting up the forum or find hosting)
But that's the best bit!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

Can someone please tell me how to make anew forum thanks ;)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

This ought to be stickied sooner or later. But even then, people better post on this page often so it stays on the first page!
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:33 AM

sorry, just a new guy here what is the buckets and redstone thingy next to the thread title?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:07 PM

Can we have a section on Notifications/Follow this topic options? I am confused about them.

And why isn't this topic pinned or something?!
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