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Posting Tips for new members

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posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 10:38 AM
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Tips by Mechanic 32

Here are some tips that I would like to pass on to other members.




Tip 1. I keep a text file handy with bb code for images, font size, etc.

In the file I simply have
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for images you have uploaded at ATS uploads, photobucket, etc.
[size=4][/size] to change text size to 4 (3 = normal)
[size=5][/size] to change text size to 5 (3 = normal)
[b ][/b] to change to bold text
[i][/i] to change text to italics

*note - use square brackets on all. Had to use curly brackets here, so that you can see the example.

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More can be added to this list. I only have these, because these are the ones I use most frequently.

To use this open the text document while on ATS. Minimize it, so that it is always opened while your on ATS.

Place the cursor in between the tag pair. Type in for example your image url like this .

Select that entire line. Copy it, then paste it into your post.

When you close the text document, when asked to save changes, select no. (otherwise your image url will be saved there.)






Tip 2. Similar to tip one, but only for image urls.

I keep a list close at hand with my image urls, with tags in place.

example:
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The same thing can be done with hyperlinks.








Tip 3. Greetings to new members. Here is the basic template I am currently using for when I greet new members.

example:
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Welcome to ATS. I hope that you enjoy your stay here.

Here are some links that you might find useful.

Terms And Conditions:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

ZeddicusZulZorander's handy ATS Handbook:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

ATS Points System:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

How to Complain or offer Suggestions:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

ATS Etiquette:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

ATS Free Avatars:
www.belowtopsecret.com...

Avatars and signatures:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Threads without tags
www.abovetopsecret.com...

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Always personalize the header of the post:

Hi membername, membername welcome, etc. Use exact spelling for membername, including capitals.

then paste the the body of the message. Post reply.




Other members, have any other tips?


edit = adjust example1, bbcode is off, but example not displaying correctly.

[edit on 3/31/2006 by Mechanic 32]




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