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Sledge
02-01-2008, 08:30 PM
We have a lot of great features here. So many, in fact, that some of the best ones get overlooked. I thought I'd take a moment to point out some fun things that our members might not know about.

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1. Reputation
Reputation is more than just if people think you are a bad mamma jamma or not, it's also a fun point system. Some people will use this for determining someones history of credibility, and others may just have fun showing props for a good post. To leave someone reputation points just find the scale icon (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/42/scalegd2.jpg) in the top right corner of their post. Click it and show them some love. It can even be as simple as "Fo' shizzle!" or "Hell yeah!". You can give reputation points 10 times in a day. If your reputation drops below 10 points you will not be able to give others props until you rise back above 10 points. The more reputation points you have, the higher your Reputation Power and the more points you give others when you give them reputation points. Rep Power = the maximum amount of points you give others when you give them reputation.

Ways to gain Rep Power:
Post 100 Times - You get 1 point of Rep Power for every 100 posts
Stay Active - You get 1 point of Rep Power for every 90 days you are an active member
Receive points - For every 100 points you receive from peers you'll gain 1 point of Rep Power
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2. User Rank Bars (http://orlandounited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5)
Most forums have little stars (also known as pips) that appear under members names that shows their ranking (how many posts, active days, etc.). Other places have a clever name like "Cool Guy", "Total Loser" and "Newcomer". At Orlando United we went one better and EVERYONE has what we call a User Rank Bar under their name. During your stay at Orlando United you will move up the ranks, collecting different User Rank Bars. There are ten total (not counting special Bars that are given) and you can see them all right here (http://orlandounited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5).

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3. New Posts
We realize the forum is a pretty nice size and can be quite intimidating if you aren't familiar with the site. Fortunately in the navigation bar at the top of your page you will see a link that says "New Posts" and it will show you everything that's happened since you last visited.

Also, on the left side of the forum you'll see an indicator telling you when there are new posts in the forum. When there are no new posts it will look like this: http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4546/forumoldry3.gif When there are new posts it will light up like this: http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7366/forumneweu5.gif If you want to turn the light off and mark it as "read" just double click the image.

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4. Subscribed Threads
Have you ever posted something incredibly cool and then came back later to see all the awesome things people said, only to not be able to find the thread you had posted in? Uh, yeah, me neither, but if that were to happen, all you would need to do is click User CP in the top left corner of the page. By default, if will display every thread you have posted in, but only when there are new posts. That way, you no longer have to search around for your threads or posts. Cool, huh?

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5. Currently Active Users
The stalker in us will love this one. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the main page you'll see a table titled "What's Going On?". The first thing in that table says "Currently Active Users". Click it and you can see exactly what other users are doing. Creepy, huh?

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6. Preview a Thread
If you want to see what a thread might be about without having to click it, just hover your mouse over the thread title and the first sentence of the thread will show up, giving you an idea on what is inside!

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7. Who Voted
When making a poll where you want to share who voted for what, look for an option called "Make votes public: Displays all users who voted, and what choice they voted for." in the Misc. section near the bottom. If this option is chosen, the numbers of people who voted on the poll will be in a link form. Click the numbers and it'll show you who voted for what.

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8. Multi-Quote
Have there been times when you want to reply with multiple quotes from several threads like this below? All you need to do is click http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif in the post you want to quote. It will change to http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/multiquote_on.gif. Then, after you select the multiple post you would like to quote - hit http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/quote.gif. It will goto the Advance reply and have all the quotes in there you would like! Enjoy!

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Have a cool tip that you want to share? Let's have it...

FGCUSabre
02-02-2008, 09:30 PM
I see sledge is being a stalker!!!!

Sledge 09:17 PM Viewing Who's Online

And no tips yet...I am still looking

I do have the new post link Favorite Placed so I just goto my favorites and it always pulls up the new post - then I open the ones I want to read and mark the others as read.

Sledge
02-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Not a lot of you are using the reputation system yet. That needs to change. It can be a whole lot of fun.

FGCUSabre
02-03-2008, 11:07 PM
How do I get Rep points to give away? Is it the rep points I get - I just give them back? I am still a little lost. lol.

Sledge
02-03-2008, 11:14 PM
No. You don't give them away. You keep your own, but you're basically telling someone you liked their post. You don't lose anything from it.

Try it out on my post and you'll see what I mean and what it does.

FGCUSabre
02-04-2008, 10:46 AM
im having fun with the reputation now. birthdays...picking the winners of a big game...things like that.

i did learn i can not give reputation points to one person without spreading the love first.


another tip i learned is after you search by new post...you can mark all post as read by going to quick links...and its there. theres also a link so if you marked all read...you can just look at todays post.

FGCUSabre
02-04-2008, 03:51 PM
Is there anyway for the reputation to pop up when you goto the boards? Just an idea...I do not know if theres a setting or not.

Maybe if people get a pop-up (similar to when they get a PM) people might be more aware of reputations. I do not goto the Control Panel often. If theres no setting dont worry about it....lol...

Sledge
02-04-2008, 06:20 PM
Is there anyway for the reputation to pop up when you goto the boards? Just an idea...I do not know if theres a setting or not.

Maybe if people get a pop-up (similar to when they get a PM) people might be more aware of reputations. I do not goto the Control Panel often. If theres no setting dont worry about it....lol...
Funny you mention this. I worked on finding a solution last night to no avail. I agree with everything you said, but it looks like until I can find a solution your going to have to check out the User CP to see who gave you some lovin'.

Sledge
02-04-2008, 06:48 PM
New tip added.

d a n n y
02-04-2008, 07:22 PM
i know I got the 10 ponits for joining but can't see it anywhere in my user CP?

Sledge
02-04-2008, 07:30 PM
i know I got the 10 ponits for joining but can't see it anywhere in my user CP?
Scroll after the subscribed threads and you'll see a "Latest Reputation Received" table. I just checked the logs and the only one you should have is from me that I gave you on February 1st. I'll give you another one just to test it out.

You see those green boxes under your post count? As you gain more and more reputation you'll get more and more boxes.

d a n n y
02-04-2008, 08:01 PM
I still can't find it.

Sledge
02-04-2008, 08:10 PM
Check now. I checked and it says you have 30 reputation points.

d a n n y
02-04-2008, 08:17 PM
Now I can see it, thanks.

FGCUSabre
02-04-2008, 11:30 PM
thats fine about the reputation stuff...i figured it was a setting..but its a wish list for the editor...lol...

any chance we can get spoiler tags added? the white text didnt work when you replied to my other post. lol.

Sledge
02-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I'll work on that too.

Let's move requests and ideas to the Comments and Questions forum and leave this thread for tips. Thanks, guys.

Sledge
02-11-2008, 04:13 AM
Tips Updated.

FGCUSabre
02-15-2008, 03:04 PM
1. Reputation
Reputation is more than just if people think you are a bad mamma jamma or not, it's also a fun point system. Some people will use this for determining someones history of credibility, and others may just have fun showing props for a good post. To leave someone reputation points just find the scale icon (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/42/scalegd2.jpg) in the top right corner of their post. Click it and show them some love. It can even be as simple as "Fo' shizzle!" or "Hell yeah!". You can give 10 reputation points a day. If your reputation drops below 10 points you will not be able to give others props until you rise back above 10 points.

Other ways to get points:
Register - Everyone that registers gets 10 points
Post 50 Times - You get 1 point for every 50 posts
Stay Active - You get 1 point for every three months you are an active member



Giving out Rep is fun! I gave out my max today! lol. But to see who got some Reputation - you will have to check your User Control Panel!

Sledge
02-21-2008, 01:00 AM
A few adjustments have been made to the reputation system:

- Now you have to post 100 times to gain 1 point of Rep Power instead of only 50.
- Now for every 90 days you are active you'll receive 1 point of Rep Power instead of 14 days.

Some of you may lose Rep Power because of the new changes.

FGCUSabre
02-24-2008, 10:41 PM
I have a new tip. Have there been times when you want to reply with multiple quotes from several threads like this below?



Tips Updated.


A few adjustments have been made to the reputation system:

- Now you have to post 100 times to gain 1 point of Rep Power instead of only 50.

All you need to do is click http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif in the post you want to quote. It will change to http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/multiquote_on.gif

Then after you select the multiple post you would like to quote - hit http://www.orlandounited.com/forums/images/buttons/quote.gif

It will goto the Advance reply and have all the quotes in there you would like! Enjoy!

Sledge
02-24-2008, 10:54 PM
Thanks, James. I added this to the list. :rep: :wave:

allienoves
03-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Can we see who gives us the reputation stuff?

d a n n y
03-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Can we see who gives us the reputation stuff?

You could see in your CP.

BriMan
03-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Can we see who gives us the reputation stuff?

Yes you can. In the top tool bar (where you find the chat room, new posts and arcade), all the way to the bottom left of the toolbar is UserCP. Click that and you can see who gave the points, and for what posts.