posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Cameo
1. Is there a way to keep track of all threads I have posted to? I would like to check back for updates.
The best way to do this is to learn to use "My ATS". Press this button
menu bar to go there and you will see all of the threads you have participated in listed on the right. When somebody replies to one of those threads,
it is bumped up to the top of the list. You can also change what forums are shown on the left 2/3 of the page by hitting the "edit forums" link at
the top, and by hitting the arrows on each box to change their order (you'll see what I mean when you check it out).
2. I need help understanding how newspaper articles work at ATS. If I find an article of interest, should I submit it somehow, or can I start
a thread about that subject?
You can submit current news to the ATSNN news portal
where it will be voted on by other
members. If it reaches 15 yes votes it will be upgraded to an ATSNN
story. For an in-depth explanation of how to
submit stories, go here
. The news submission form is accessible from this button in
the menu bar:
Alternatively, you can simply start a new thread, probably in the Other Current Events
. Type a short intro, quote a few paragraphs from the article making sure to include the link to the story, and then give your comments or
analysis of the story below. It's probably best to practice this way a few times before submitting a story to ATSNN because the expected standard is
3. How do I use the quote function in my replys?
You can either use the automated function by pressing this button
at the top
of the compose post window and the instructions will lead you through it, or you can type the quote code around the text you wish to quote like
[quote] Blah blah this is quoted text here [/quote]
Just replace the curly brackets with square brackets [ ] and it will look like this:
Blah blah this is quoted text here
Hope this helps.
[edit on 2005/6/12 by wecomeinpeace]