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Welcome to the VGChartz Tutorial Thread!

Using this tutorial thread is really simple. Scroll down to the Table of Contents and highlight a topic you would like to know more information on. Simple copy it [crtl+c] and open the find option on your web browser [crtl+f], and paste [crtl+v]


*** Table of Contents ***

[1] - GETTING STARTED
> 1.1 - Forum Navigation
      > 1.1.1 - Thread Filters
      > 1.1.2 - Forum Icons
> 1.2 - Profile Settings
      > 1.2.1 - Profile Biography and Signatures
      > 1.2.2 - Avatar
      > 1.2.3 - Preferences
> 1.3 - VGC Buddy

[2] - FORUM THREADS
> 2.1 - Thread Posting and Editing
      > 2.1.1 - Quoting and Replies
      > 2.1.2 - Embedding Pictures and Videos
      > 2.1.3 - Embedding Twitter Posts
      > 2.1.4 - Hyperlinking Text and Images
      > 2.1.5 - Tables
> 2.2 - Thread Creation
      > 2.2.1 - Polls

[3] - SOCIAL (wip)
> 3.1 - Search Bar
      > 3.1.1 - User Search
      > 3.1.1 - Thread Search
> 3.2 Private Messages
> 3.3 Adding Friends

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[1] - GETTING STARTED

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Threads are organized under a few categories

Hot Topics - Threads will be listed by activity. The threads with the most recent replies will be listed first. Pinned threads will always remain at the top.
Forum Index - This allows you to filter threads based on which category the threads belong to. Simply select a category and it will filter out unwanted threads.
Latest Topics - Threads will be listed by creation date. The newest thread will be listed first.
My Topics - Threads you have replied in will be listed here. This is a good way to see if you were quoted in a thread, or if there are new replies.
Forum Search - This allows you to specifically search for a thread.




When you hover your cursor over your avatar on the top left, this will bring a drop-down menu.



Notifications - This will show you any recent notifications, such as someone posting on your wall and friend requests.
Messages - This will open your private messages between other users.
Friend Request - If a user sends you a friend request, click here to check who was the sender to accept or reject the request.
Logout - This allows you to log out of your account

My Profile - This will redirect you to your profile and wall
My Games - You can view your gaming library and add or remove games here.
My Friends - Check your friends list with this option
My Posts - This will show your posting history. Clicking on a specific thread will link you to your post in that thread.
Friend Activity Feed - Check out what your friends are up to.
Settings - This opens the settings and options, where you can change and customize your account.

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By selecting the [Show filters] button, a drop-down menu will show, allowing you to select thread categories you do not want to see. This will hide all threads in categories you did not select in Hot Topics, as well as VGChartz Home.


By clicking a major category, you can easily un-check all sub categories. Click [Save] to apply your changes.


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Thread Topics will have 1 of 5 icons beside it. Each represents a different status, making it easier to navigate which threads you may have seen

Green Pencil - You have posted in the thread and have read all messages
Blue Speech Bubble -  You have posted in the thread and have been quoted by another user
Orange Exclamation Mark - You have posted in the thread and there are new messages
Grey Open Letter - You have not posted in the thread and read all messages
Black Closed Letter - You have not posted in the thread and have not read all messages (if any)

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Hover your cursor over your avatar on the top left and select the [Settings].



Settings are split into different categories

Biography - This allows you to change and update information on your profile wall, as well as your signature in threads.
Avatar - You can upload and change avatars here.
Preferences - This allows you to customize your thread surfing experience, and e-mail notifications.
Password - Change your password. You will be notified if your password was successfully updated.
Game Networks - Add your gaming IDs (Xbox Live, PSN, Friend Codes, Steam ID) here

 

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Under Settings, click [Biography] and you can update information, such as your birthday, hobbies and other details. These will be updated on your profile wall. Just leave the fields blank if you do not want to add information.

Scrolling down to the bottom, you will be able to update your Signature. You can add text, images, gifs, and hyperlinks. Your signature will be seen by other forum members, so be sure to follow Forum Rules 6. Signatures in regards to gif sizes and content. There is also a maximum height for your signature, so if it exceeds the limit, your signature will be automatically cut off.

 

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Under Settings, select [Avatar] to change your avatar image. You can browse for an image on your computer and upload it as your avatar. If you currently have an avatar, you will need to click [Remove picture] before you can upload a new image. Finally, click [Save Changes].

Note: VGChartz favours vertical images over horizontal. Since images will be re-sized to fit, horizontal images will be extremely small and difficult to see.

 

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Under Settings, click on [Preferences]. Here, you can set your timezone, hide all forum signatures, change e-mail notifications, and other things. Be sure to click [Save Changes] after changing your settings.

By setting your profile access to Registered Users, only users that are logged in can view your profile. Setting your profile to private prevents any guest or user from viewing your profile. Keep in mind that moderators can view your profile, regardless of your settings.

You can also change your forum posts per page, which allows you to see up to 100 posts in a single page for any thread. Supporters have increased maximum posts as a perk.

 

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The VGC buddy is a tool that helps you navigate through the forums to find threads easily. When you post in any thread, they will be automatically added to your buddy. Over time, threads you do not respond to will be bumped down and eventually off the buddy, keeping your most recent posts in the buddy. You can also subscribe to a thread to add it to your buddy permanently.

When you hover your cursor over the triple user icon near the top left, this will show the VGChartz Buddy. This allows you to quickly navigate threads, check for notifications and private messages. You can toggle through by clicking one of the categories, and by clicking on a thread or message, it will re-direct you to that specific thread or message.



There are four sub-categories for the Buddy:

Recent - This will show you recent replies or quotes in threads you posted in. Unlike 'My Topics' the buddy will keep the order in
    which you last posted in.
Subscribed - You can subscribe to a specific thread and will be shown here, similar to personal 'stickied threads'. At the top of the original post in a thread, there will be the option to [Subscribe]. Clicking that will add the thread to the buddy found here.
Notifications - This tab will show any recent notifications, such as friend requests.
Messages - This will show your private messages between other users, or group of users. Simply click on the message to be re-directed to that message.

Last edited by Platina - on 13 December 2018

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