This tutorial is aimed at helping members use forum functions from basic to advanced.,, I know it took me quite a while to find some of these things LOL . :good: NAVIGATING THE FORUM Spoiler There are multiple ways to navigate smoothly around the forum, first the nav bar near the top of the forum main page. There is also a quick nav section at the bottom of the site that is very handy, you will also find the link to Forum Rules there If you wish to see who is online or serch members by group this section at the bottom of the homepage is where you want to find POSTING A THREAD Spoiler To start a new topic navigate to the upper right of any forum section and find You will then be greeted with a page with a space for your thread title and thread content,as well as your post control panel which has a slew of options from inserting images to changing fonts and text size and much more. At the bottom of this page you will find a place to add attachments, preview your thread, post or cancel Once you've made a thread or a post you can edit it by using the "edit" button, NOTE: If you are editing your own thread, you can edit the title by clicking "edit" then "use full editor" If you wish to share your threads from XPGamesaves with your social networking friends you can do so via the appropriate button found at the bottom,,just above the nav panel or at the top below the thread title REPLYING TO THREADS Spoiler To reply to a members topic you can read through the topic (prefered method before a quick response), scroll to the end, or use the "reply to this topic" button found in the upper right You will then be greeted with the same layout as described above in "POSTING A THREAD" section. At times you may want to quote another member to inform them you are replying to their post, do this using the "quote" button at the bottom of their post If you wish to quote multiple replys, there is also a "multiquote" button click this on all posts you would like to quote You will then see a box at the lower right of your screen popup showing how many quotes you have selected, click "reply to X quoted posts" and you will be directed to a reply box with all the quotes in one, eliminating the need for multiple replys to a thread. And again if you want to change what you posted edit it by using the "edit" button, You can follow any topic you wish by clicking the "follow this topic" button to the right of a given thread, you will recieve notification anytime the thread is replied to. There is also a "report" button to be used in case a thread or post needs moderator or admin attention, this is to be used if the thread/post is against forum policy/rules. GIVING REP Spoiler you can let a poster know that you appreciate their efforts by leaving them "rep" PROFILE NAVIGATION Spoiler I will not go very deep into profile customizing etc, mostly because features vary widely from non-premium to premium members, most anything you need to find related to your threads/posts or profile can be accessed via this panel at the upper right under your user name Uploading A Video Spoiler Click Add Video More options From there just fill in all the necessary field as well as picking the correct category. Then click Add Video. Then to edit and access a bunch of other abilities you would go to the right of your title where is says "Video Options" and click it to get a down fall of a bunch of things you can do. Uploading A Download Spoiler Click Upload File Pick a Category Upload the file and screenshots of it Then fill out the rest of the form with the correct information then click add submission To edit the file go to the bottom of your post and click Edit File Adding A Blog Spoiler Click Add Entry You will be prompted a category choice. After that you will then be surfaced to a page of filling in the title and things of that such. When you are done you can either save it as a draft or publish it for everyone else to see To edit the topic and a bunch of other abilities then click right next to your title where it says Options Private Messaging System Spoiler http://www.xpgamesaves.com/topic/121821-tutorial-private-messaging-system/ I know there are many I missed and will probably give this an overhaul at some point but time to call it a day for now Enjoy and see you around the forums :good2: Thanks to all members and staff at XPGamesaves for making this a great community !!