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    alex
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    This is a basic guide to help users post on the forum, it will cover the basics to help users get up to speed on using the AMMF forum.

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    #4457

    alex
    Keymaster

    This is an index of help posts
    1)Signature
    2)Avatar
    3)Adding Links
    4)Adding Images

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    #4902

    alex
    Keymaster

    Signature
    Your signature appears under any post you make on the site, this can be edited by clicking on edit profile in the forum navigation:

    Locate the ‘Edit Signature’ section of the page:

    Once you have adjusted your signature select the save option button at the bottom of the page to save your new signature. This will now appear at the bottom of each of your posts. Please keep the signatures to a reasonable size  

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    #4903

    alex
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    Avatar

    A Gravatar is a profile picture which can be accessed by several websites from one place. This saves you the process of having to upload the same profile picture for every new website you sign up for. This is especially useful on Forums and community-based websites.
    To start, you want to visit http://www.gravatar.com  You will be greeted by the following page:  

    After landing on the Gravatar website, you want to look for the large, blue button labelled, “Create Your Own Gravatar”. After clicking this button you will land on a page with three forms. You want to enter you E-mail Address, Username and Password, like so: 

    After entering your information, click the, “Sign up” button and continue on ot the next page. The next page will tell you that they have sent you a confirmation email to the email address that you registered with your account. Open up your email client and look for an email from ‘Wordpress.com’. Once you have opened the email, look for the “Activate Account” button and select it.

    After activating your account, you will be taken to a page that requests you sign in to your account. Click the “Sign in to Gravatar” button and enter the email address and password that you registered with your account.

    After signing in to your account, you will be promted with an alert telling you that you haven’t got any images. Click the button, “Add one by clicking here”. You will land on a page allowing you to upload your image. You want to click the “Upload New” button.

    After uploading your photo you are able to crop the image. Try to center your image well and then click the “Crop and Finish” button.

    Now you must select the suitable rating for your photo. Usually, you’ll want to select the “G Rated” button as this allows the Gravatar to be visible on most websites. After selecting your rating you’re finished!

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    #4904

    alex
    Keymaster

    Adding Links
    You can insert links into your posts by selecting the link button in the tool bar:

    Once pressed it will show you a pop up giving you two options, the first lets you insert the link to the website and the second shows the text that will form part of the link:

    When ready press the add link button, this will then insert your link into your post as shown below:

    When you save your post other users will now be able to click on your link. Please make sure to only link to relevant sites, links deemed inappropriate will be removed by admins.

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    #4905

    alex
    Keymaster

    Adding Images
    You can add images to your posts, it requires you to upload your image to an image sharing website first such as flicker. Once uploaded you will be given a URL for the image – the example below shows Flicker giving this information after it has been uploaded: 

    To start with view all sizes for the image, then select which size you want to share (600px wide or thereabouts is the suggested size)

    once the image loads right hand click on it and select the ‘Copy image address’ option – note this may be different depending on your browser and OS.

    This will copy the address of the image ready for you to paste it into the forum in the next step.

    With the image ready we now want to select the ‘img’ button from the toolbar:

    The forum will then ask for the URL of the image, this is what we copied in the previous step so paste it in, the second box will ask for an image description – place a few words in here to describe the image. when done the image tag will be inserted into your post ready to share with others.

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