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« on: January 31, 2021, 12:43:41 AM »
« Last Edit: February 20, 2021, 06:36:23 PM by Shadav »
A Placeholder for The Rules, whenever I get around to adding them
Rules will be updated as we see fit to help keep the community in order

Posts must be in English, except in appropriate Specific Languages boards (you may request specific language boards)

No porn (I shouldn't have to say that, but.....)

Be kind/respectful

No hate speech nor harassment

No spam

No promotions/advertisements outside of your own supplier board
you must register as a supplier and you will receive your own board to interact with members
you are free to interact as a regular member throughout the rest of the forum

Referral links are allowed but do not abuse it....don't go spamming referral listings....but if someone is looking for something you can use your referral link, or if you write an article, you can place relative/related referral links within the article.....

Some words are censored (if you feel that it shouldn't be, or that a word should be...feel free to let me know) [sometimes the censor is stupid, so feel free to let me know so I can try and fix it]

Keep all buying/selling/trading to the classifieds forum by posting in the Classifieds section
PLEASE NOTE WE (THL) ARE NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSACTIONS!
We simply are offering a convenient way to the community for pier-to-pier buy/sell/trade.... that being said, if a member is found to be a scammer they will be banned once proof is shown of the transaction and scam! The member that was scammed will need to file a complaint with their bank or credit card company for reimbursement of payments. Please make sure of the users trade count before starting a transaction with them. As well as please make sure to rate the buyer/seller after the transaction.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 07:34:28 PM »
Hello Guest
if you are new here, well then you'll probably want to read through some things here :)
if you're not new, well it's a refresher  :crazy:

when creating a post don't forget to click on the Subject and Icons tab and fill out the subject
you can also change the message icon if you want

clicking on the formatting tab has all of the bbc shortcuts and formatting options

the attachments tab, well is for attachments
after uploading a file you can click on the (Insert Attachment #) and it will post the attachment into the post

other options tab you can select/deselect settings like notify me of replies and other things

then there is all of the smiley tabs  =))
496 smileys  :holymoly:



There are currently 4 themes to choose from
The sites default theme THL, custom made by me for the site (yes you can blame me for it ;) )

The default theme that comes with the forum

A theme named Dani
which I altered from it's original form and added a red version (it's from another site I own)

A theme named NightBreeze
this is personally one of my favorite themes
I also altered it a bit and added a green version and a purple version (they are from yet another site I own)

please note that other themes, besides THL, may not work correctly...if you notice any issues please feel free to report them stating which theme and color you are using

due to extremely modifying the forum, I can not and will not be adding any more themes....however if you would like a recolor of one of the current themes, feel free to ask and I will do my best.



not that I think anyone will need it, but posts are "limited" to 100,000 characters  ;))
however there is a minimum of 15 characters and minimum 3 words (to try and cut down on spam type replies)

signatures have a max 400 characters and 2 lines, 5 smileys are allowed, bbc is allowed, 3 images are allowed max width 200px, max height 100px, max font size allowed is 12px (please note that donors get 3x the amounts)

there is a warning system in place...warnings do not decrease over time unless an admin changes it
only staff and the warned user can see warning levels
after 5 warnings the user is automatically put on a watch list
after 15 warnings the user is automatically put on to moderated posts (staff must approve posts)
after 20 warnings the user is automatically put on mute
depending on the severity a user may be banned without any warnings



as noted above, there are a lot of modifications that have been done to the forum (over 200, pushing 300)
a few of them are
incase of a browser crash, one modification will attempt to restore entered text in the Quick Reply form and Reply form
The text entered in the Quick Reply field is saved when moving between pages of the same topic, which allows you to reply to messages located in a different places of the current topic.
along these same lines is the multi-quote that uses cookies to allow multiply quoting of messages (even from different topics)
as well as there is the Save as Draft button, if you start to create a post but are not ready to actually post it yet.

The extended helper is a good place to learn about how the forum functions
Introduction - SMF User Help
it's not 100% but it's a good start for those new to forums

Member awards, you will see that at the bottom of your posts there might be some awards, you can also find them in your profile...there are awards that are automatically added/removed such as most time online, most posts, years you've been a member, ect....then there are some that can be assigned such as helpful user, knowledgeable, ect

you will also notice at the bottom of posts there is a smiley post rating system
each rating carries a weight to it, in theory I could set it up that if a post reaches a specific negative number that post would automatically be hidden from view, but meh I'm not going to implement that as it could be taken advantage of.
Currently the settings are
Like +1
Agree +2
Admire +5
Love +5
Funny +1
Sad 0
Shocked 0
Angry -1
Informative +3
Winner +5
Useful +5
Optimistic +1
Creative +1
Dislike -1
Disagree -2

now what does all those settings mean....eh nothing really, just a little more fun with the reactions :)


you will notice that when you post a link (most of the time) it will display the links title instead of the url

bots and topic authors do not increase post view count, so topic authors can't make their posts appear to be more popular than they really are...

in your profile you will find all kinds of settings
custom titles (you can use bbc), member name colors, referrals, buy me a drink (if set and put your paypal, if members wish to they can send you donations for helpful posts and things), and many more things

there's a treasury (if you'd like to donate, also shows where donations are going), a hall of fame page, a team page

the list goes on and on about modifications but  :yawn:
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 08:40:27 PM »
« Last Edit: February 20, 2021, 09:17:48 PM by Shadav »
if you're still reading.....
on to the user groups "ranks"

Administrator (admin)

has all permissions

Manager

has some admin rights to manage some parts of the forum

Moderator (mod)

moderates specific boards

Banished

Banned Members
have no permissions

Bot

  • can not
  • can


view contact details
view memberlist
view who's online
view profiles
view team page
download attachments


Guests
require verification to search
  • can not
  • can


view contact details
view memberlist
view who's online
view profiles
view team page
download attachments
add or edit events
post or comment


Regular Member (applies to all post count based levels)
  • can view
  • can use
  • edit own
  • can
  • can't


forum statistics
memberlist
who's online
calendar
profiles and buddies block
team page
treasury
contact page
who downloaded attachments


Donator

has all regular member permissions +: ShowHide

allowed more space, smileys, images, and larger font in signature
no time limit to edit posts
No Attachment limits
unlimited pms
can edit display name


Supplier

has all regular member permissions + donator permissions + moderates their own specific boards and allowed to advertise within their own specific boards

Post Count Based (may change)

Newbies (0 - 5)

can not use pms, add/edit events, post external links, use buddy system, change repute, signatures, add website to profile
can view classifieds but not list/buy/give trader feedback
require verification to post

Semi-Newbie (5 - 20)
under 10 posts external links are set to [nonactive] under 20 posts external links are set to [nofollow]
under 10 posts requires verification to send pms (max 20 pms allowed)
can use signature, but can not add links

Junior (20 - 100)
Member (100 - 500)
Senior (500 - 1000)
Contributor (1000 - 5000)
Peon (5000 - 10000)
Hearsay (10000 - 50000)
Myth (50000 - 100000)
Legend (100000 - 500000)
Demigod (500000 - 1000000)
God 1000000 +
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