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    How to Create a Poll

    If you’d like to add a poll to your thread, you can use the Post a Poll option when creating a thread. Add a Question and add responses in the appropriate fields, then click Create thread.

    You can control how many responses a poll allows, allow members to change their votes, and/or withhold results until members have voted. You can also add a poll directly within an existing thread that you've created ("Add a Poll" in the thread tools dropdown).
     
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    How to Format Your Posts

    The toolbar includes any formatting you should need, including lists, smilies/emoticons, and code display.

    Note: XenForo displays only BBcode (all old posts have been converted from HTML). You can find a list of relevant BBcode formatting in the help pages here: http://forum.digitalcamerareview.com/help/bb-codes

    To add an image to your post, you have two options:
    1. Insert from a URL. Click the image icon in the toolbar to insert an image directly from a URL.
    2. Upload an image from your computer.
      a. Click the orange “Upload a File” button below the post box. A window will pop up allowing you to navigate to the file on your computer.
      b. Once you’ve selected the file, you will see it under the Attached Files section. You can then choose to insert it as either a thumbnail or a full-size image. (Note: If you see a blank image, you may need to refresh the page.)
      c. Click either and the image should appear in your post (or BBcode for image insertion). If you already have an image code in mind, you can use the code to add it in.​
    3. To add video to your post, click the Media icon and add a video URL (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, Liveleak, Metacafe) and click “Embed”.

      To insert spoilers into your post:
      1. Click the Insert icon and choose “Spoiler”.
      2. Choose a Spoiler title if desired (you can leave it blank) and click "Continue".
      3. Add your actual spoiler text within the SPOILER tags in your post.
    To insert a code block into your post:

    1. Click the Insert icon and choose “Code”.
    2. Choose a language (HTML, PHP) or just leave as “General Code” and add your code in the input box.
    3. Click “Insert” to see your code block in your post.

    You can preview your post by clicking the orange “Preview” button.
     
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    How to Watch a Forum for New Threads

    Want to know when new threads are created in a certain forum? Click the “Watch Forum” link at the top of any forum. You’ll then have the option to select the notifications you want to receive, and how – via email (notifications of new threads will come immediately after they are posted) or via alerts (alerts will update at the top right of the forum, next to your profile info and inbox).

    Note that if you’ve previously been watching any forums, you will need to sign up for these notifications again.
     
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    How to Watch a Thread for New Posts

    If you just want to know when a certain thread is updated, you can click “Watch Thread” at the top of that thread and choose whether you’ll receive email notifications or not (if not, notifications will be given to you as alerts). You can also sign up to watch a thread via the “More Options” button when making a post.
     
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    How to Start a Conversation with Another Member (or Members)

    If you want to have a private conversation with another member (or members), you can do it two ways:

    Inbox menu


    1. Hover over the Inbox menu at the top right of any page. Click the link that says “Start a Conversation”.

    2. Add participants by typing their usernames – matching names will auto-populate as you type.


    3. Create a conversation title (subject line) and your message. You’ll have access to the same tools as you have when creating posts. You can give conversation participants the ability to invite others, if that’s something you want (will be unchecked by default).

    From a thread

    1. Click on a user’s name within any thread.
    2. On the resulting profile pop-up, click on “Start a Conversation”.

    To follow existing conversations, check your Inbox.

    You can change the settings for who can start a Conversation with you by going to your profile and then "Privacy" and scroll down to the "People Who May..." section.
     
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    How to Manage Alerts

    Your Alerts menu is where you’ll find updates on recent activity from forums and threads you’re tracking. Hover over the Alerts menu at the top right of any page to see recent alerts.

    Click on “Alert Preferences” to manage what activity triggers an alert.
     
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    How to Edit Your Profile and General Preferences

    Hover over your username in the top right menu to find a number of options to update your profile and general preferences. This includes updating your avatar (the forum is Gravatar-enabled), adding a custom title if you have this permission, add information and more.
     
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    How to Find Members

    Click on Members in the main menu to view a list of members with the most messages, likes and points in the community. You can also search for members from this page, and view the members who have birthdays on a given day (also accessible in calendar form via the birthday calendar).
     
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    How to Search

    You can search for content using the Search bar at the very top right of any page. You can specify what user’s posts you’re looking for, or date parameters for your search.
     
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    How to Log Out

    Done with your session? You can log out of your account by hovering over your username and then clicking “Log Out”.
     
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