Forums I’ve been banned from forums! Help! Forum Rules FORUM GUIDELINES STICKY THREADS I have a question. Where should I post it? Q What is AT? A AT stands for "Active Topics." AT can be found by tapping on the Active Topics button when first logging into forums. Only the top 25 recently active threads will appear in AT at a time. A thread is considered active when someone has posted in it recently. To bring a thread into AT, simply bump it. Q Why did my thread get locked?! A Threads may be locked for excessive off topic posts, lack of effort in the OP, or RoC/ToU violations in the thread. If your thread gets locked, you may not complain about it in forums. If you feel your thread was unfairly locked, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why you think your thread should be unlocked. Q What is BBCode? A BBCode stands for "Bulletin Board Code." It is a programming language that is used by this forum to add formatting to your posts and threads, such as bold font, color, and different sizes, just to name a few. How do I use BBCode? I want to try testing some BBCode. Where can I make some test posts? How do you make bold/underline/color/italics? How do I post pictures? Q What do I need to know before I make my first post in forums? A Before you make your first post in forums, it's a really good idea to lurk for awhile to get a feel for how to conduct yourself here. Take note of the way others are posting and decide how you want to present yourself here. Show your unique personality, but remember to always follow the RoC and ToU when posting here in this forum. I’ve been posting awhile now, and I think I’m ready to make my first thread. What should I do? Why can’t I post on kaw_admin threads? How do I find my post count? QWhat is a troll/flamer? AA troll is someone who makes others think they are a certain way without actually feeling that way. Their intent is to bait you into a heated discussion to get you angry and make passionate comments. A good troll never gets caught. However, trolling is against the RoC and may earn you a forum ban. True trolls are VERY rare, and you'll likely never know that you're dealing with one, if they're worth their salt. A flamer is someone who makes inflammatory comments to upset you. Unlike a troll, their intent is clear - they want to upset others. Flaming is a violation of the RoC and ToU and may get you banned from forums. Do not flame this forum. Nobody likes a flamer. If you want to flame, go elsewhere. Keep your posts on topic and make sure that what you say contributes to the forum. This doesn't mean you have to pretend to be friendly. You can disagree and debate without flaming. Debate and disagreements are welcome here, but when you disagree for the sake of disagreement, you've crossed the line.