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[Wiki] New To FlyerTalk: The "How To Use The Forum" Tutorial

Old Nov 11, 2013, 1:57 am
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How to Register

If you haven't already done so, click here to register for a new account on FlyerTalk. Registering for an account allows you not only to post your own questions and answers--it also lets you subscribe to forums and threads that interest you so it's easier to keep up on things.

Registration tips:
  • Pick a username that doesn't reveal your personal identity
  • Pick a username you can keep for awhile. Don't pick CollegeStudentFlyer if you're about to graduate, or you'll be known as a college student for the rest of your FlyerTalk life. And you'll probably be around here for a long time--FlyerTalk is an addiction! (Don't worry, it's the good kind. )
  • Use an email address you check regularly. It helps you find out when someone has replied to a question you've submitted or a Private Message you might have sent.
  • Make sure to fill in at least some basic parts of your profile during the registration process--at a minimum, your home airport and any programs you're a member of (and note any you have elite status with). This REALLY helps other members provide advice and answers customized to your situation. If you've already registered and forgot to do that, just click here and make sure to fill in at least the "Location" and "Program Affiliations" boxes in the bottom section.

Other topics to address (please edit this wiki!):

Basic terms used in this tutorial and on FT: forum, thread, post, wikipost
How to see the forum listing (including subforums)
How to create a topic
How to reply to a topic
How to quote someone in your reply
How to split up a quote using quote tags
How to quote multiple people in a single post
How to subscribe to a forum -- by email and so it shows up in MyFlyerTalk
How to subscribe to a thread -- by email and so it shows up in MyFlyerTalk
How to manage MyFlyerTalk and your subscriptions
What is a wikipost? How do I edit one? How do I create one? Minimum requirements for editing wikiposts? (90/90)
How do I add a signature? Minimum requirements for displaying a signature? What is allowed in the signature? (link to consolidated thread in Technical Issues forum?)
Overview of FlyerTalk organizational structure--moderators, admins, ambassadors, and TalkBoard
How to report a post to the moderators
Basics of FlyerTalk forum organization--what goes where (Miles & Points, destination, community, etc.)

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[Wiki] New To FlyerTalk: The "How To Use The Forum" Tutorial

Old Nov 11, 2013, 1:52 am
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[Wiki] New To FlyerTalk: The "How To Use The Forum" Tutorial

Canarsie's already gotten some great links posted over at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/infor...flyertalk.html, but sometimes it's good to start with the basics. Let's use this thread and the wiki above to help everyone figure out how to use the site!
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