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Basic Forum Help Guide
« on: October 21, 2014, 10:49:46 pm »
Hello and welcome!
I see there are a lot of help threads around FeralHeart regarding the forums and I'd like to create this thread for members to look to when they need help about basic information. Let's get started now!

Navigation Bar
Home - This page has some information about what FeralHeart is and features links to important threads like the rules.
Forum - The forum is basically one giant community where FeralHeart members and staff can come together a discuss things, FeralHeart-related or not! There are plenty of boards to post in. If the board had a guideline thread, please read that first! Also, remember to stick to topics that are in their appropriate boards!
Staff - This has a list of all the FeralHeart staff which features a screenshot (photo) of the member and links to their profile, about, and messages. Perfect if you want to get to know them or report a rule-breaker!
Manual - This page has plenty of information about the game and how to play! If you want help about the game, you should see there first. If you can't find anything that can help you, please go here.
Download - This page has links where you can safely download the official FeralHeart game. If you experienced any problems, you should contact a staffer or an experienced FeralHeart community member that you believe can help with the situation.
Rules - Rules are an important must read! When you join the website, you should always read this first! This page is here to show you the rules to read, at any time you wish to read them.
Official DA - This is FeralHeart's official DA (DeviantART) page, where you can join the community and post art/screenshots/literature!
T's C's & Priv Policy - This page includes the official information: Terms and Conditions, Private Policy.
Play Game - Ever since the hacking incident, members must login to this page first and keep it open as you play the actual standalone game for security reasons.


Threads, Polls and Posting
Well, let's start with thread.

What's a thread?
"A thread is a sequence of responses to an initial message posting."
There is another meaning, but it goes way off-topic to the one I'm talking about here.

How do I create one?
Look for the list of buttons (shown at top right). You'll see: New Topic, New Poll, Notify, and Mark Read. Click on "New Topic". Here you get a giant field box, where you type in what you want to say. The buttons above are buttons used for text features, which you don't always have to use. Only if you want to.

What are polls?
"Record the opinion or vote of" or "The process of voting in an election"
Polls are meant for users to cast a vote of their say for data collection, whether it be for an upcoming update or just curiosity.

How do I make a poll?
Remember when I mentioned the buttons on how to make a new topic?
It's right beside "New Topic", it should say "New Poll".

What's posting?
"Posting is the process of transferring entries from a journal or original entry to a ledger book or a thread" as talked about above.

How do I post?
Click on the thread you wish to post on. Then look at the top right for the buttons. You'll find a button titled "Reply".
You can also scroll down to the quick-reply box!


Profiles and Profile Editing
What's a profile?
A profile is a short article or "feature story" giving information of a person and/or organization.

How do I view it?
Log online and once you're logged in, find the "Profile" button. If you're searching the profile of someone certain; click their name in a thread's post or the members list and you'll be lead there.

How do I edit my profile?
When on your profile, look at the buttons off to the left. Use them. They lead you to pages where you can edit your information. Click save before clicking another tab, though!


Staff and How to Apply
Staff are real people who come onto this website to do their volunteered job. Enforce the rules, play, chat with members, and handle moderation reports. It's their job to keep the community safe, active, organized, and controlled. Without them, this place would be hectic and everything would just be haywire. So, appreciate the fact that staff are here to help you and keep the website up.
 
How do I apply for Staff?
You can't. As Red (Redlinelies/Kovured) has stated in this thread : "To be fair, asking rarely gets you anywhere regarding this matter. But since the question has been asked many times in the past, and still occur, we will try to explain as well as possible, but also a few things you should think of. The staff team consists of those who will keep track on potential users that could be seen suiting as a MOD, but just because you think you'd make a great addition as one or the fact that you'd want to help, doesn't mean you will become one. Moderators have powers and responsibilities they need to be careful of and use well, so only those who are trusted enough will be granted a MOD title.

Here's a few things that's common for a MOD:
- Preferably active both within the game and on the forum.
- They've shown themselves as helpful towards the community and game and has a great interest.
- They're known to and have done positive actions in this community and game.
- Are well aware of the game/forum rules and has stayed rather clear from bans and other warnings in the past.
- Know their way around the game fairly well, both inside and outside.
- Is contactable online outside of the game
- Preferred if they are above or at 16 years of age.

Even though this list explains some of the things well, it still doesn't mean a user following these lines would become a mod. But if you behave well you might get offered a MOD position. If you work on your own accord and show you want to help without the soul reason of "being" a mod, then you most likely have good chances."


Links
Official Forum Rules & Guidelines
Official Game Rules and Guidelines
You are NOT alone!!
Guide to Proper Thread Etiquette
How To Report In-Game users
Information Regarding Registration
MOD FAQ + Information (Game & Forum)
If you have any questions and/or concerns, take them up to Staff. Staff are respectful, experienced, and here to help everyone.

[//*DISCLAIMER: THIS THREAD IS NOT HERE FOR BACK-SEAT MODERATION! IT WAS CREATED TO BE HELPFUL!*\\]
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 04:27:10 pm by wolfsquad »


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Re: A Forum Help Guide~~
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 10:58:11 pm »
This is very sweet of you to make and quite thorough however this isn't the right board for this type of thread so I shall move this to the Member Made Tutorials section under Miscellaneous. Thanks so much for your lovely contribution +floof

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Re: A Forum Help Guide~~
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 11:07:32 pm »
Aw, you're welcome!
I was going to add a "You're welcome!" attachment but it was too big, so I just decided to leave that out.

Also, thank you. <3
I knew something was off about this.
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My session timed out while I was creating this (I'm glad I had this on copy-paste) so I had to wait a few minutes just to post it. ^^" Totally worth it though. <3
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Re: A Forum Help Guide~~
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 12:06:13 pm »
Thank you, this is a very helpful thread! Thanks for taking time to put it together^^
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