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How to Set Preferences, Navigate, Format Posts, Sort Topics on A2K

 
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:17 am
These are screen shots with annotations to help new members quickly learn how to make their time on able2know.org more enjoyable.

Feel free to add to this thread any corrections or tidbits I've omitted. This is only part 1 of the tutorial. Later, I'll be adding another segment that addresses the thumbs up/down voting and self-moderation system we have here.
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:18 am
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTArMAyXI/AAAAAAAABZY/xaCQqcnk_8M/s800/Image1.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTA5H3fwI/AAAAAAAABZg/PwNND4d5xW4/s800/Image2a.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTA6eybiI/AAAAAAAABZc/63POVzfUo9U/s800/Image2.jpg

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:18 am
Anatomy of the homepage:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHcR478OjI/AAAAAAAABcc/34o-P1GyttM/s800/Image3.jpg

How to use the navigation menu on the homepage:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTBPQ6NsI/AAAAAAAABZo/wS8dhCEQ-yU/s800/Image4.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTVPcowUI/AAAAAAAABZs/HJVMXzeMN6c/s800/Image5.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:19 am
How to use the Filter/Sort Topics Tabs:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTV6Is7NI/AAAAAAAABZw/OgPEoio-q8Y/s800/Image6.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTWW3v6OI/AAAAAAAABZ0/YcuPOgDFZhk/s800/Image6a.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTWgGQtxI/AAAAAAAABZ4/SLfAZAeiySk/s800/Image6b.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTWp5IlFI/AAAAAAAABZ8/amQCr03paqs/s800/Image6c.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUCB2es3I/AAAAAAAABaI/5H-7et1yKVE/s800/Image6e.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHcSC340QI/AAAAAAAABcg/PvpLnpjhDyI/s800/Image8.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:20 am
Anatomy of the Profile and Preferences Screens:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUCahD4mI/AAAAAAAABaQ/mQmiRSGFHds/s800/Image9.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUCT0TmpI/AAAAAAAABaU/VDnsr2qf4cM/s800/Image10.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUY1HDx6I/AAAAAAAABac/QrYn2aJP8sM/s800/Image11.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHh4X8pDOI/AAAAAAAABcs/UQoqkY7HOVI/s800/Image12.jpg
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butrflynet2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:29 am
How to initiate a new topic thread:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUZA0c6LI/AAAAAAAABak/-lPuhRDJR5A/s800/Image13.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUZIOutSI/AAAAAAAABao/0rDvRu2Yc9U/s800/Image14.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHm1eoh-WI/AAAAAAAABc4/dll6xAgXDcw/s800/Image18.jpg
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butrflynet2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:29 am
How to send a private message to a member:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUmrng8LI/AAAAAAAABaw/B7tNhVY0ZVc/s800/Image19.jpg

Anatomy of a topic thread:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUm3Zf_dI/AAAAAAAABa0/d2EnUWnMGGI/s800/Image20.jpg

Anatomy of the post composition screen:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHVuGhNnXI/AAAAAAAABbg/RtXsigxS3lw/s800/Image29.jpg
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butrflynet2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:30 am
How to use the Reply and Quote Buttons in a topic thread:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHVuJ0i10I/AAAAAAAABbc/SsCDQTi31j0/s800/Image28.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUm3O7fCI/AAAAAAAABa4/KHJdPLMdf-c/s800/Image21.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWAoI3SzI/AAAAAAAABbk/Mp0Wc2dt2Vg/s800/Image30.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUmwDC42I/AAAAAAAABa8/6gf6CROuF4g/s800/Image22.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHUnGd3mSI/AAAAAAAABbA/-RhVGkd-gyw/s800/Image23.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHVt44fkTI/AAAAAAAABbQ/08l_M6D77Zo/s800/Image24.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHVtyYZUEI/AAAAAAAABbU/Few6DYDDQrc/s800/Image25.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHVtwR2rFI/AAAAAAAABbY/Jft_FJzwNj0/s800/Image26.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWAqe6h_I/AAAAAAAABbo/qCUOLM4gTdk/s800/Image31.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWA9aj4eI/AAAAAAAABbs/KiNFDEyf1fM/s800/Image32.jpg
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butrflynet2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:31 am
Anatomy of a member's profile page:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWBLAZAcI/AAAAAAAABbw/_Mp3LlsQbow/s800/Image33.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWBa9O46I/AAAAAAAABb0/2yyLF61uXGM/s800/Image35.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHwGw6ZYaI/AAAAAAAABdA/StPyRaPF730/s800/Image36.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWKAJ4xII/AAAAAAAABb4/aRP0bQxhnTI/s800/Image37.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHWKZAvHCI/AAAAAAAABb8/YLImxc6wzCE/s800/Image38.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:35 am
well done buttrflynet
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 04:53 am
BFN, have I told you lately how awesome you are?
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jgweed
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 06:39 am
Thanks for the very useful Tutorial.
John
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 06:43 am
i like how one of my nonsense posts (wait, are there any other kind?) made it in to the examples, let them know what they're up against
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:15 am
Responding to say that I had many to choose from and thought this the best example of the use of the quote button. Wink

Also, bumping this to the top of the new posts lists.
electronicmail
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:21 am
@Butrflynet,
How do I block out an entire tag cloud or subject topic? I'm interested in following "politics" and I don't give a hoot about "religion" or "israel".

I read your instructions and you don't cover that.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:22 am
@electronicmail,
electronicmail wrote:

How do I block out an entire tag cloud or subject topic? I'm interested in following "politics" and I don't give a hoot about "religion" or "israel".

I read your instructions and you don't cover that.


You can't. Just don't read the topics you aren't interested in discussing.

Cycloptichorn
electronicmail
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:24 am
@Cycloptichorn,
Thanks.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:33 am
@electronicmail,
electronicmail wrote:
How do I block out an entire tag cloud or subject topic? I'm interested in following "politics" and I don't give a hoot about "religion" or "israel".


This is being worked on. It was one of the features we wanted to have prior to bringing the philforum folk over but it will come at some point and either allow you to block out whole tags at a time.
electronicmail
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:34 am
@Robert Gentel,
Thank you very much.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:44 am
@electronicmail,
For now, you can do it manually if it really drives you crazy. I'll be covering it in more depth in the next section of tutorial that I am writing. Here's a quick description of it:

Make use of the thumbs up/down system to collapse topics that are of no interest to you. Click the thumbs down on a topic once and it will no longer be in your lists, all you'll see is a line that says "Topic voted down." To view the topic again, click on the View link to expand it.

Here's a graphic that shows you what your lists with collapsed topics will look like:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/TBHTV6Is7NI/AAAAAAAABZw/OgPEoio-q8Y/s800/Image6.jpg
 

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