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Offline BLiZZ

How to Use the Forum
« on: March 10, 2020, 08:30:45 AM »
The forum has a lot of features and options that can be selected on an individual basis.

Navigation can become confusing, so I will make a few posts in this topic covering various user controls and their optimal settings for reference.

Offline BLiZZ

Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 09:09:10 PM »
The first thing to note is that the forum can get overwhelming. With the various trails and side quests, each having their own topic and threads, it can take a while to scroll through everything to find what you are looking for.

Each of the Trail and Side Quest categories can be collapsed. On the right side of the Category banner you will find an icon that looks like a minus sign. If you click that the entire category will vanish. The icon then turns into a plus sign, so you can expand it when needed.

I recommend that you minimize all of the categories and only expand the one that deals with the level(s) you are working on.

If you are worried about missing new posts in a collapsed category, there are two options.

1. You can expand the category to see if the "new post" icon is list up.
2. You can click the link at the very top of the forum next to your profile avatar that says "Show unread posts since last visit." and you will be shown a page that has every new post listed. Or, you can click the link that says "Show new replies to your posts." to get whisked away to a page that shows new replies to a topic you made a post in.

Doing these things will make the forum less cluttered for you so you can focus on the areas that matter most to you.

Offline BLiZZ

Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 09:19:40 PM »
Time off-set.

The forum server is based in Michigan, USA. The default time on the forum is server time (GMT -6 DST). To see the time in your current time zone, click on the profile link in the navigation menu.

There is a small 3 option sub menu just above the banner that says "Profile" that lists the options: Profile Info, Modify Profile and Actions.

Hover over "Modify Profile" and select "Look and Layout"

There you will see a heading that says "Time offset" and next to it an input box and a text link that says (auto detect).

Click "auto detect" and the input box will display the offset number between your current time zone and the server time.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Change Profile" to save your settings.

Now, the posts and time on the forum will match your local time.

Offline BLiZZ

Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 11:42:43 PM »
Terminology.

One thing you will need to get an understanding of is forum terminology.

A forum is compromised of various parts. The entire page here is the forum. Inside the forum you have categories.

A category is the main topic of a specific section. All category names appear on the banner above those particular boards. "Numeric Level Help," as an example, is the category for that section of the forum.

Inside the categories you have boards. "Levels 1 - 10" is a board inside the "Numeric Level Help" category.

Once inside the various boards you have threads. A thread is a specific topic of the overall category. Oftentimes, threads are also called topics.

The individual replies inside the topics are called posts. These are your replies or questions to that particular thread.

So, we would have the your post asking for help inside the  "Level 1" thread/topic, this is inside the "Levels 1 - 10" board, that is inside the "Numeric Level Help" category, that sit in the ACWoT Member Society forum.

That should help you understand the navigation terms of the forum.
 
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Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 06:43:14 AM »
I'm like Obelix  :lmmfao:
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Offline MissIllusioned

Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 06:33:02 AM »
I found an option in the forum settings to sort thread with the newest reply on top. I find it easier to navigate this way without having to press on the page number.
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Offline BLiZZ

Re: How to Use the Forum
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 04:10:41 PM »
If you want your Private Message (PM) inbox to look and perform more like a regular mailbox (and the old CWoT style):

Click on "My Messages" in the forum navigation menu.
Above the messages list you will see a link for "Messages" "Actions" and "Preferences"
Hover over Preferences and then check "Change Settings."

Make your settings like this:

Display personal messages: As a Conversation
Show most recent personal messages at top.: Checked
Show a popup when I receive new messages.: Checked (optional)
Save a copy of each personal message in my sent items by default.: Checked
Remove the inbox label when applying another label: Checked

Remember to save your changes.
 
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