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I advocate a merciless hazing period for all members who joined after me. Then I'll support a strict caste system where those with more stars and more seniority can malign and impugn all those of lower rank. And of course I would expect to be provided a mechanism to bribe the moderators in order to gain special, favorable treatment.

I'm with Tenix! Joining or participating on a board, especially one as illustrious as this, should be a trial by fire. Only the strong should survive. And let that be my first post :)

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I'm with Tenix! Joining or participating on a board, especially one as illustrious as this, should be a trial by fire. Only the strong should survive. And let that be my first post :)

I await your bribes....
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I'm good with the part about those with the most stars...
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
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I'm good with the part about those with the most stars...

ROFLMAO you would be.
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I'm good with the part about those with the most stars...

The color of the stars is also very important....
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The color of the stars is also very important....
 ;D

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The color of the stars is also very important....
 ;D

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yes. . . especially purple. . . . .
Purple is great, but I've always been partial to gold...
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You realize that, with my purple stars, I can delete that post, right?  ;D

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Re: Request for Comment: An approach for interacting with newcomers to the forum
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2011, 01:54:33 AM »
Harvey,

I have made numerous posts introducing myself and asking questions, but apart from one member I know personally and who I contacted directly, no-one at all has responded. I find the organisation of the site highly confusing, with a bewildering plethora of symbols, and what instructions I can find, use "in the know" terms that I don't understand.

For example, your post refers to something called a "sticky note" or "sticky post" or something. What on earth is that?

I am a college educated, grade-A student, so I don't normally think of myself as "thick" but after a week of trying and failing and not being able to connect with anyone, I'm beginning to wonder.

I wonder if I will get a reply to this? 
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Re: Request for Comment: An approach for interacting with newcomers to the forum
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2011, 03:21:35 AM »
Harvey,

I have made numerous posts introducing myself and asking questions, but apart from one member I know personally and who I contacted directly, no-one at all has responded. I find the organisation of the site highly confusing, with a bewildering plethora of symbols, and what instructions I can find, use "in the know" terms that I don't understand.

For example, your post refers to something called a "sticky note" or "sticky post" or something. What on earth is that?


I'm sorry you're confused by the site. I looked through your previous posts so let me see if I can answer your initial questions ......

First, inside a folder you can start a new discussion topic by clicking on the 'New Topic' button found on the top right and bottom right of the list of active discussions - these are referred to as 'threads'.  This will take you to a screen that looks just like the 'Post Reply' screen you've already used but will create a new thread once posted.  I looked at the post you created in the Book Bazaar yesterday and it was done correctly - so hurray!   :)



Next, 'stickied' refers to the messages at the top of a list of threads that have been stuck in place so they remain on the top.  visually, they have a pin icon on them.  As an aside, the ones with a padlock icon are locked and may not be commented on.



You asked about signatures.  There is a fairly complete tutorial in the Writer's Cafe you can use when creating your auto-signature.  It will answer most of your questions about content, size restrictions, etc.  and yes, you may mention your website in the signature space. I also listed below a link to Harvey's 7 Essential Tips which is also in the Writer's cafe.

Creating Signatures - An updated tutorial including NEW SIGNATURE SIZE LIMITS

Authors: 7 essential KindleBoards tips

I hope that helps.  If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Re: Request for Comment: An approach for interacting with newcomers to the forum
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2011, 09:28:40 PM »
Harvey,

I have made numerous posts introducing myself and asking questions, but apart from one member I know personally and who I contacted directly, no-one at all has responded. I find the organisation of the site highly confusing, with a bewildering plethora of symbols, and what instructions I can find, use "in the know" terms that I don't understand.

For example, your post refers to something called a "sticky note" or "sticky post" or something. What on earth is that?

I am a college educated, grade-A student, so I don't normally think of myself as "thick" but after a week of trying and failing and not being able to connect with anyone, I'm beginning to wonder.

I wonder if I will get a reply to this? 
 


Several people have responded to you in this thread:
Topic: Too difficult.

Don't give up, check the earlier post I made in that thread for several links to different areas here at KindleBoards.
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Alondo,
Having followed the linked posts around the forum, I truly believe that there has been a concerted effort to provide you with help.
Has it been effective?
Are you finding your way around better now?


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In case Alondo doesn't get back here to comment, I can attest that he's been fairly active in the Writers' Caf lately (over 200 posts in the WC)!  It seems he's settling in pretty well.  :D

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