TIPS FOR NEW PEAS! The all info post! **Oldie Peas help me out here!**
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Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:33:31 AM
I am going to steal an idea from Lemonade Stand in the Pub and make an all info thread for the NSBR and link it in my sig. Any other Pea who would like to do this, please do!

Thanks Sunshine for giving me the idea!

Here goes:

First and most important!: Break up your post! Use paragraphs (hit enter twice between large blocks of text). Your post will not get read as much if you don't!

Also: Please, if your have a sentence as your signature use something to "break" it from your post. A small line of dashes, stars, whatever. It gets old to read the same sentence over and over when you post. Just make sure it is not too long (max, 20). As far as blinkies, pics, etc., in your sig the general rule is make sure no one has to scroll across to read the thread. In other words, don't make it too wide. Some Peas would probably like me to add: Don't make it too long either!

Try to use proper capitalization and grammar. It makes it easier to read.

Do a search before you post a question. For example: "Anyone know of any good LSS in Vegas?"
This is discussed on a REGULAR basis around here and it gets old seeing the same thread over and over again.

If you can find the answer to your question by an easy search then by all means GOOGLE it first!


Tips for the new board, November '07


Adding Profile Pic and Blinkie To Your Siggy--instructions with pics!

Adding a layout and general FAQs

How to add a link to your post (like to a layout, blog or resume)

How to add a link to your signature line

How to make your comments look fancy when posting a LO (line breaks, font size, color, etc.)

(Another )Profile Pictures, Free Hosting, How to Size, and How to Add to Profile or Signature

Misused words that really bug people


Lemonade Stand's "Everything Thread"

Acronyms/Pea Dictionary (or "What does ITA mean?" )

Pea Titles (Or what the heck are those words under my name?)

Yvonne's Epic History of the NSBR thread

How to make a photobar

Yungmom's funny "Rules of the NSBR" thread



Bunch of Scrapbooking tips


Bunch of Photography tips





And here are more:

To Quote: After hitting Reply, go down and hit the Quote button. Two quote brackets will appear. Copy and paste the words you want to quote in between the two. Hit enter a couple of times and then type your response.

When you have duplicate posts: There is a little red X at the top of your posts. Just click on it to get rid of posts.

When you want to edit your post (or add something so you aren't making multiple posts in a row): Same as above only use the little paper/pen icon. If you want to change the title, same thing, just hit edit on the original post. You cannot edit the title if you post a poll.

When you want someone on ignore: Under the person's name is a person with a minus symbol. Hit that.

To save a thread or post: Thread: At the very top of thread hit the green plus sign. Post: Hit the green plus sign under user name.

How to find your old posts: Go to the top of the page. It will say "You're logged in as _______" Hit your name. It will take you to your "home". Then hit the "View Recent" link.

How to turn on/off sigs: If it takes too long to load or you just don't like sigs, go to the bottom of any thread and hit hide/show sigs.



What else do I need to add?



WannaPea
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:36:41 AM
I DON"T KNOW CARA. IT SOUNDS GOOD, BUT MIGHT NEED A COUPLE MORE THINGS--

LightkeepersDaughter
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:36:45 AM
Wow! What a cool and welcoming idea!

I'm not a newbie anymore, but there's still things Idon't know how to do - so, this is going into my BOS!

Thanks Cara!

Rosemary

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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:37:02 AM
How to find the pea dictionary?

How to look up your own posts to something you didn't save?

Reganford
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:38:11 AM
I see a lot of questions about all the acronyms. Maybe a link to that page?

ETA Also a link to the peatitles and how many posts it takes to get each one!

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:49:29 AM
If you guys want me to add things could you give me the links too? I don't know where to find some of that stuff! LOL

Heather Nicole
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:51:16 AM
Looks great!

Heather Nicole
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:51:50 AM
Looks great!

M o l l y
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:53:41 AM
Commonly missued words
Advice and Advise

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 10:55:05 AM
Molly, added link to misused words!

Mijeka
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Posted: 9/20/2005 11:01:53 AM
I see that you have mentioned some Pea etiquette, can you say something about siggy's?? -I only ask because as a new-pea, I had a question last night about mine and still question it... -how much is too much?? and what is tacky?? (not that I don't like anyone else's, they always look good, but mine looks so unorganized and 'confused' )
Thank-you!!
Katy

M o l l y
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Posted: 9/20/2005 11:12:34 AM
I don't know who wrote the Misused Words document but Advice vs Advise aren't there (unless I am missing it).

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 11:18:25 AM

I don't know who wrote the Misused Words document but Advice vs Advise aren't there (unless I am missing it).



That is the official Pea site. Type up what you want me to add and I will!

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 11:32:05 AM

see that you have mentioned some Pea etiquette, can you say something about siggy's?? -I only ask because as a new-pea, I had a question last night about mine and still question it... -how much is too much?? and what is tacky?? (not that I don't like anyone else's, they always look good, but mine looks so unorganized and 'confused' )
Thank-you!!
Katy



Added. The general rule is don't make it so wide that others need to scroll across. Put your blinkies on top of each other.

Can't help you with the sloppiness! LOL


Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 12:01:19 PM

I see a lot of questions about all the acronyms. Maybe a link to that page?




Done!


Can someone link me to the Pea Title page? Never mind, found it.

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 12:13:24 PM
Yvonne's history thread added.

McScrapper1
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Posted: 9/20/2005 12:46:14 PM
This is more of a tip but...
Do a search before you post a question. For example: "Anyone know of any good LSS in Vegas?"
This is discussed on a REGULAR basis around here and it gets old seeing the same thread over and over again.

I love the other stuff you have so far.

Meredith

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 1:27:20 PM
McScrap-done!

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 2:51:39 PM
BTTing again for any additions

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 3:46:10 PM
I don't know the etiquette for changing your name! LOL

I wasn't planning on making a "posting rules" thread, do you think I should? Like: don't handslap, don't panty wad, don't jump on someone with a different opinion if they were respectful, like that?

toaojs
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Posted: 9/20/2005 4:15:40 PM
Cara I've got to tell you that you are awesome. I have been trying to get blinkies and this little countdown thing working for days, but your hints helped (obviously) sooo much. Thanks a lot.

Mijeka
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Posted: 9/20/2005 4:20:40 PM
I don't post on contriversial threads, *or try not*, but I could see why you would, those are pretty much the ones that keep popping up over and over and over........
Katy

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/20/2005 7:55:49 PM

Cara I've got to tell you that you are awesome. I have been trying to get blinkies and this little countdown thing working for days, but your hints helped (obviously) sooo much. Thanks a lot.



You're Welcome!

katiescarlett
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Posted: 9/26/2005 2:58:10 PM
Great list Cara!

Here's a link to a thread re: making photo bars. I see questions asked on this topic frequently.



Photo bar instructions

twinzmommee
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Posted: 9/26/2005 3:36:36 PM
Define controversial threads. Political or otherwise type threads or those threads that are related to trolls or trollish actions? I've wondered this myself and thought...hmm, now I might be putting myself into the troll category w/o knowing it.

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/26/2005 4:53:24 PM
Added Photobar link, thanks!

As far as controversial threads, you are on your own! LOL What is contoversial for one may not be for others.

Let me get Yungmom's funny rules thread on here and maybe that will help.

Sorry it took me so long to get back to this, hurricane interruption.

SharlaG
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Posted: 9/26/2005 4:56:40 PM
I FINALLY know what ISO means! Thanks!

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/26/2005 5:17:38 PM
You are welcome!

Funny rules thread added.

sdflenner
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Posted: 9/26/2005 5:21:53 PM
How about not asking for handouts until your xx post?

wendy6
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Posted: 9/26/2005 5:38:08 PM
It's taken me years to figure out BTT (duh!!)
THANKS!!

I also want to say THANKS for adding this link to your signature line so I can find it easily!!

Tammyfalcon
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Posted: 9/27/2005 7:29:20 PM
That answered about a million questions I had thank you!

One more question it brought out -Stephanie what's a handout?

kountrymouse
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Posted: 9/27/2005 9:13:27 PM
btt

ScrapbookBabe
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Posted: 9/27/2005 9:21:04 PM
Thanks, I tried to click on one of the links and I got an error message...Did this happen to anybody else? I'll try again later.

Deigh Pea
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Posted: 9/27/2005 10:28:02 PM

One more question it brought out -Stephanie what's a handout?




She means don't ask for any Scrapbooking Supplies, Money, etc until you've posted at least 1,000 posts.

It appears rude when a new Pea starts asking for hand outs so soon after joining.

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Posted: 9/27/2005 10:42:56 PM
Oh she literally meant handouts. I didn't realize people did that. Thank you for clarifying!

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/28/2005 12:10:14 AM

How about not asking for handouts until your xx post?




Heh, heh, good one! Is that in Yungmom's Rules?

If there is a link not working let me know. I think I went to all of them to get the address to post. There are tons more (mostly pub related) in the Lemonade link.

Your Welcome ladies. Love helping out the Peas!

3girls2scrap
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Posted: 9/28/2005 12:30:27 AM

Do a search before you post a question. For example: "Anyone know of any good LSS in Vegas?"
This is discussed on a REGULAR basis around here and it gets old seeing the same thread over and over again.

If you can find the answer to your question by an easy search then by all means GOOGLE it first!




Oh, I am so against this one! Sorry!
ETA: Actaully, all the tips on Dont do this and dont do that really irritaten me. I can spell wrong if I want to, I can ask a Pea instead of googling if I want to, and I don't have to hit the shift key! These rules seem to make this board less enjoyable lately...I didnt know they were hiring Pea Police!!!


Cara...this is not at all an attack on you. I know that others have added stuff...JMHO.

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/28/2005 12:45:03 AM

Oh, I am so against this one! Sorry!




Sorry Denelle, just adding things when asked.

The "Store in Vegas" is probably a bad example for this. It should probably be more like "I could have easily found the answer to this question in less than 30 seconds if I Googled it but instead I am going to post a whole thread about a very simple question".

ETA after the ETA: I know Denelle. Just giving some guidelines that might make it more pleasant for new peas to feel comfortable, the "unwritten rules" and all that. These are not rules carved in stone and you will not be cited by the Pea Police (Though I can't speak for the Altoona Dept.)if you don't follow them. I actually think that some of the rules will make it more pleasant.

iamwonderwoman
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Posted: 9/28/2005 1:36:48 AM
Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. I had a few questions and they got answered.

Lee

holly2005
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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:09:24 AM
I have just read through Yvonne's epic history thread! Good gracious! What an incredible laugh!

Bunnee
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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:40:24 AM

Just make sure it is not too long (max, 20). As far as blinkies, pics, etc., in your sig the general rule is make sure no one has to scroll across to read the thread. In other words, don't make it too wide.


Good idea Cara, but must say, I had to scroll across to read your entire post........... was it just me perhaps?

One thing I'd like to add to your Pea etiquette...
"Don't be afraid to post your comments or responses..... just take a moment to think before setting the words in motion".

Bren

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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:41:53 AM
If you ever feel the need to begin a response with "I haven't read all the responses but....." GO BACK AND READ THE RESPONSES

ginacivey
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Posted: 9/28/2005 8:47:48 AM
Kinda funny that on a tips post someone's sig or something has this thread all wonky - i HATE having to scroll across cos someone has a 'too long' sig...

i wish who ever's sig is affecting it would put their sig stuff vertically

gina

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:05:25 AM
Bren, haven't had anyone complain about my siggy, what do you have your monitor on?

Gina, that just happened this morning, it wasn't like that earlier. I'll try to figure it out and email her.

annidani
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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:06:16 AM
Thanks for putting all of this info together. I've got
lots of reading to do !


Mickey (not a troll, just a newbie)

Bunnee
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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:33:30 AM
Cara, I normally don't have to scroll across...... hmm...... not sure why this time..... just thought I'd mention it to see if anyone else was having that happen with this thread.

Bren

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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:40:08 AM
i never knew how to quote!

To Quote: After hitting Reply, go down and hit the Quote button. Two quote brackets will appear. Copy and paste the words you want to quote in between the two. Hit enter a couple of times and then type your response.



but now i do!!! what if you want to quote something on the 2nd page of a thread - does it work the same way?

paige.

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:45:01 AM
If this is on the second page:

Someone on page 1 has added a pic to her sig and it has caused the whole thread to go wonky so you have to scroll. I have emailed her and I'm sure she will fix it as soon as she can.

After she fixes it the thread will go back to normal. No biggie.

Cara in TX
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Posted: 9/28/2005 9:50:28 AM

but now i do!!! what if you want to quote something on the 2nd page of a thread - does it work the same way?




Do you mean if you don't copy it before you hit reply? If I need to quote multiple people on different pages I just scroll down if they are on the first page, copy, hit quote, type my response. Then if I want to quote someone else on the next page I just hit page 2, copy, then hit the back button to get back to my reply post.

Does that make sense?

Bunnee
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Posted: 9/28/2005 10:10:05 AM
Cara page 2 is A-Ok..............just an fyi......

Bren
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