Erolair Navigation and User Basics

Discussion in 'Erolair Tutorials & Information' started by Punkae, Oct 22, 2017.

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Did you have any major navigation or site use issues when first coming to Erolair?

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  1. Punkae Artist, Writer, and Sleepless Tea Addict ♥ [_____________] Author [Varied-Genre] aesthetic

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  2. Punkae Artist, Writer, and Sleepless Tea Addict ♥ [_____________] Author [Varied-Genre] aesthetic

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    USING THE GALLERY

    Viewing Recent Uploads

    Click the "Gallery" tab at the top left of the page.

    This will take you to the latest uploads. Please be aware that this will automatically show NSFW content. If you want to be taken to the "Pick Your Poison" page, please click the EroLair logo at the top left of the page.


    Uploading to the Gallery
    Click the "Submit" Button at the top left of the website.
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    This will direct you to a page that begins the submission process. The first step is to decide whether to create a new album in which to upload your image or use an existing one.
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    From there, you will be directed to select or create an album respectively as part of the uploading process. When you're ready to select your image(s), choose the "Upload Photos" button.


    Adding Links and Images in Gallery Post Descriptions and Comments
    The gallery uses bbcode, as does the rest of the forums. The only trick to it is the gallery doesn't have the bbcode editor to make things easier, so you have to know a little bit of bbcode in order to make it work. Thankfully, bbcode is fairly simple, and once you do it a couple of times, you'll get the hang of it for sure. :)

    • URLs using BBCode:
    Code:
    [URL=http://yourlinkhere.com]Text to hyperlink[/url]
    • Image using Link
    Code:
    [IMG]http://imagelink.com/555.png[/IMG]
    • Image from the Gallery
    Code:
    [Photo=small/medium/large]###PostNumber###[/Photo]
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  3. Punkae Artist, Writer, and Sleepless Tea Addict ♥ [_____________] Author [Varied-Genre] aesthetic

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    CONVERSATIONS (Inbox/Private Messages)
    You can start a conversation (private message) with anyone on the site.

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    From the normal forums page, the envelope icon is where you go to view your inbox. By hovering over it or clicking once, you can select "
    Start a new conversation".
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    Clicking the envelope again will bring you to your inbox.

    Conversations are private messages. The inbox display looks similar to the list of threads in a forum, but these are private, between only the people you have added to your conversations.

    Things to note:
    • You can add others to your conversation at any time, either at the beginning, when you create the conversation, by creating a list of members, separated by a comma and a space between each or by adding the "Invite more" button on the left sidebar with a specific conversation page open.

    • When adding participant to a private conversation who was not originally there, all information from the very beginning of the conversation can be seen by the new participant(s).
    Make sure you do not have any sensitive information in the earlier part of the conversation that you do not want new participants to see. It is advised that you simply create a new group conversation for any conversations that may contain sensitive information.

    • You can also start a private message with any user by clicking their name on the website, and from the little pop up card that shows in the middle of the screen, choose "Start a Conversation". This will automatically open up a new conversation with that user as the other participant.

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  4. Punkae Artist, Writer, and Sleepless Tea Addict ♥ [_____________] Author [Varied-Genre] aesthetic

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    TOPICS (Forum Threads/Public Posts)
    Threads, topics, forum posts, whatever you prefer to call them, are the main way to discuss and convey information on the forum side of the site. We use threads for everything from the development tracker updates that inform the community about new site updates and changes to community choice events, regular user discussions, and much more!

    To create a thread, start from the forums page. Choose the forum that best fits the topic you want to talk about, and click on it.
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    Once there, look for the "Post New Thread" button.
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    From there, fill out the info as needed to create your new topic, and click "Create Thread"!
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    Adding Images to Threads and Comments in the Forums

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    • Click the Image button on the text editor, then simply add the image's direct URL (ends in .jpg, .png, .gif, etc.)


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    • Click the "Upload a File" button that appears at the bottom of any thread post or reply. Select the desired photo from your local computer.
    • Make sure your cursor is positioned correctly in the text box for where you would like to insert your image, then select either "thumbnail" or "full image", and your image will appear within the text box.
    • There are options to auto insert all images that you've uploaded as either type, or you can elect to insert them separately. Delete buttons are available off to the right to remove the content from your post.
    • After inserting an image into your post, the file will also show up at the bottom of the post for direct download.

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    • Choose to insert either an album or image (respectively, as included in the small image above), then choose from the slider the content you would like to embed. BBCode will be generated automatically for you.

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  5. Punkae Artist, Writer, and Sleepless Tea Addict ♥ [_____________] Author [Varied-Genre] aesthetic

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    STORIES/WRITING (Gallery & Library Posts)

    If you'd like to post a story along with a picture you've made or have permission from its creator to post alongside your work, it's nice to make a Gallery post with said picture that either has a short story as its description (2000 character max) or a link to the library post where you've posted your story. If you want to link to anything in a Gallery post description, be it a thread or any other link you use bbcode, like so:
    Code:
    Check out my awesome link [url=http://URLTOYOURTHREAD.com]here[/url].
    If you would like to, you are welcome to post any written work in the Gallery to the public folder, "Recent Written Works". You can find it as one of the sliders at the top of the gallery or as an album under the "Public Albums" link in the gallery navigation menu.
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    Stories too long to fit in a gallery post description go directly in the Libary, which is a part of the forums. You can find the library tab at the top of the site.
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    To post to the Library, just click on it, scroll down, and choose the "Post New Thread" button.
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    This will make a new writing/story thread in the "Big Bookshelf" forum under our Library. All recent library posts will show up on the main forum page below the forums themselves. If you have a particularly voluminous body of written work or intend to post a lot and want a Personal library (shown at the top of the Library page as a list of different folders), you can read about them here and apply here.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
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