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Here are some helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)

1. How to send/read your in-forum personal message (PM)

2. How to Search for information you need on the forum

3. How to include picture in your forum post or message

4. How to make screen-shot

5. How to get your Facebook URL address to post on your Add-me post

6. How to add signature

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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 10:48:12 pm »
1. How to send/read your in-forum personal message (PM)

To read/send Personal Message (PM) please click on MY MESSAGES button on the Blue bar located at upper left part of this page.



* When you have unread new message(s) addressed to you this button will also show the number of unread message(s) you have, such as (1), (2), etc.

After you open your My Messages page:

* To read messages addressed to you, click on Inbox on the left side menu.
* To compose and send a new message, click on New Message on the left side menu to open New Message composing box.
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 10:50:16 pm »
2. How to Search for information you need (simplified version)

1. Go to the Blue Bar located at Upper Left part of the forum page, and click on SEARCH.





2. Enter name of fish or quest (or whatever the info you're looking for) in upper left box




3. Click on "Search" button at bottom





That's it. Done. It's free. Please use it often.  :)
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 10:51:53 pm »
3. How to include picture in your forum post or message

(This instruction is assuming the file of the picture you would like to post in the forum or send in message is already in your computer. If not, please save the picture file into your computer.  Please use jpg, png, or gif file format)


1. First, you need to upload the picture file in your computer to some on-line image hosting site, such as Imageshack(this link is for ImageShack U.S.), Tinypic (can be used without creating account), or any other image-hosting sites of your choice that are available to you in your country.


2. Once you successfully upload the picture file to your on-line image hosting site, it gives you several "codes":

1). You can use the one that says "IMG code for forums" (or ones in similar wording), which comes with image BB code already included, and just copy that on your post or message,
and when this gets posted or sent as message your picture will be shown as image on your post or message.  <-- This is the easiest way, in my opinion.

Or,

2)-a. Use the code that says "Direct URL", then put that url between the image BB codes on your post or message by manually typing image BB code and copy that direct URL of the picture in between the image BB code (which is essentially producing the same thing as method above)
like this:
[ img ] put the Direct URL here [ /img ]

and when this gets posted in the forum, or sent as message, that picture will be shown as image on your post.

2)-b . Or, click on this icon when you are composing your post or message, and that does the same thing as manually typing image BB code [ img ][ /img ]  and then copy the direct URL of the picture in between the image BB code,
like this:
[ img ] put the Direct URL here [ /img ]

and when this gets posted or sent as message that picture will be shown as image on your post or message. 


I hope this explains how.  The whole thing sounds complicated, but once you know how it really is easy.  :)
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 10:54:12 pm »
4. How to make screen-shot

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For PC users:

1. Look on your keyboard and find the key that says "Print Screen" or "PrtScn" or something like that.

2. On your monitor, make sure what you want to "print screen" will be shown on your monitor

3. Press "Print Screen" key

4. If you're on Fire Fox, Chrome, etc., then some sort of Print Screen window will show up. Find the button that says "copy"   or something to that effect.  Click on "copy" button.

5. If you're on Internet Explorer and if you see NOTHING HAPPENS after pressing PrtScn... that is "normal"  please do not panic.  Your screen-shot is already copied automatically into the temp copy file when you pressed PrtScn.

6. Open your graphics program (such as Paint, etc.)

7. Follow your graphics program's direction and go to the Edit menu and "Paste" the screen shot you have just taken to your graphics program's editing window, name it, and save the file to your computer.

Done.


(Thank you, Murf for posting following instruction for Windows 7!)

Windows 7 users.

Click start type in the word snipping  click on snipping tool.  highlight area to screen shot.

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For Mac users (I think this works, but I need to double check, since I do not use Mac ^^)

To capture the entire desktop, press Command-Shift-3. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

To copy the entire desktop, press Command-Control-Shift-3. The screen shot will be placed on your clipboard for you to paste into another program.

To capture a portion of the desktop, press Command-Shift-4. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)

To capture a specific application window, press Command-Shift-4, then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera, and you can move it around the screen. As you move the cursor over an application window, the window will be highlighted. The entire window does not need to be visible for you to capture it. When you have the cursor over a window you want to capture, just click the mouse button and the screen shot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (Or the file may be saved as PDF file ...please double check your Mac manual ^^)

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To capture a screen shot on the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch:

Press and hold the menu button (the main button below the screen).
While the menu button is held down, press the power/lock button (the switch on the top edge of the device).

Note: You can also hold the lock button and press the menu button, or try to press the two buttons simultaneously. Do whatever is easiest, but if you keep both buttons held down too long, you will get the power down confirmation.

Your screen will flash white for a second and make a camera shutter noise (if you have the volume turned up) to indicate that the screen shot has been taken. But where is it?

The screen shots you take are automatically saved in the default Photos app under an album called "Saved Photos" or "Camera Roll" depending on your device. From here you can email one or more screen shots or other pictures, by clicking the menu icon (a rectangle with an arrow coming out of it, in the bottom left corner of the screen). Clicking the menu icon from a single picture will email the one image. If you click the menu button from an index page, you can select multiple pictures to email.
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 10:57:47 pm »
5. How to get your Facebook URL address to post on your Add-me post

When you're on Facebook,
go to top right corner of your page (where it has few buttons and icons: "xxxx (Your Facebook ID name)" & "Home"
then, click on "xxxx (your Facebook ID name)" and when your Facebook page with your wall (page with your timeline) opens up please get the URL of that page, and post that (just copy and paste the URL on your post and it will automatically becomes a link when that gets posted) for our Add-me thread. :)
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 10:58:52 pm »
6. Here is how to add signature:

To add quote, pictures, etc. on your signature, do the following:

1. go to upper left part of this page and place your cursor on "Profile" to get drop down menu

2. Choose "Forum Profile"





3. Fill in the big empty box next to "Signature" with the stuff you would like to have as your signature (you can use BBcode on your text, same way you compose your post)





Example:
Add me, level 27, daily gifter
https://www.facebook.com/xx.xxxxxx (<- copy your Facenook Profile link here)


4. click on "Change profile" at bottom right part of the page

Done  :)
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Re: Helpful forum "How to" hints and instructions :)
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 10:21:40 pm »
How to post a pic in the forum

You will need to go to TinyPic.com http://tinypic.com/ choose your fie (pic) then push upload, then you can copy and paste the image on the post. Copy the for forum box then paste it to the post your are posting to.

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