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  • New here ? Here is your guide to Buffyforums.net !


    Hey newbie,

    this thread is meant, to help you with your first steps around this board. But before we start - it is great that you have found your way to Buffyforums.net and we hope to see you around a lot!

    There is already an official welcoming post and another post with rules and guidelines, that you can check out here:

    http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/sh...to-BuffyForums
    http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/sh...ing-Guidelines

    And here is, what we think, might help you, if you are new here:

    1. Start posting!

    We are excited to hear about your thoughts, opinions and views! Feel free, to join in every discussion or to create your own threads.

    If you want to post something in an existing thread, just type your answer in the blank box underneath the last post of the thread and click the little orange box that says "Post Reply". You'll find it on the right-hand side below the box with your text

    You can quote every previous post by clicking the little word "Quote" that appears at the bottom of the respective post right next to the word "Comment". Your own post will still appear as the newest post in the thread. If you click the word "Comment" instead, your own statement will appear directly within the post you are commenting on. This feature is only intended to be used for short statements and is restricted to 100 letters. Please create a new post for lengthier thoughts and arguments.

    If you want to create a new thread altogether, please go to the most suitable subforum first and click the light blue box labeled “+ New Topic” on the upper left side. Please enter a title for your thread and you can go ahead!

    2. Start Posting by saying “Hello”

    You are welcome to start by creating a thread in the Welcome Forum. Just say Hi and let everyone know, that you are on board! If you feel like it, you could also tell us, how long you have been watching BtVS and/or AtS or which character, season, or episode you like most.

    3. Ask us!

    If you have any questions, no matter if it is about how to navigate this forum, which rules to follow, how to add an avatar, or how to find a certain thread or member, just go ahead and ask.

    You can always post a question on one of the subforums. If it is a technical question, you probably should ask in the subforum Information, FaQs, and Suggestions. If it is a non-technical question, you can either post in the subforum Welcome Posts or in the subforum Miscellaneous Forum.

    You can also post any question in this thread, by typing into the blank box at the bottom and clicking the Post Reply button.

    Last not least, you can contact our admins, mods or members about any questions you have, via Private Message.

    You can find the admins and mods of Buffyforums.net here:

    http://buffyforums.net/forums/help#f...r/forumleaders

    4. Private Message

    To send a private message you have to click on the word Messages that you can find in the header on the right side between your profile name and the word Notifications. If you click on Messages a menu will open. Click on "Go To Message Center" since this is the easiest way to send and read private messages.
    In your Message center, you find a button labeled "Compose New" on the left-hand side. If you click on that button space for a new message will open and you start by adding the name of the recipient. The title of your message is next and then the text can be typed in.

    Private Messages can only be read by you and the member, you have posted it to but it is possible to include more than one member in a conversation if you want to do so.


    5. How to browse the forum

    There are several ways, to navigate this forum. The main site of the forum lists all the subforums, where you can find the threads, that belong there thematically. But you can also use either the button New Topics that will appear directly underneath the title Forums (the one in the header) if you click on Forums once. This way you will see every topic that has had new posts since your last visit to the forums (or for the last two weeks approximately). You can also click the button Latest Activity.

    Another option is to subscribe to a thread by clicking the button +Subscribe that will show up on the right-hand side of the top of each thread once you have opened a thread. If you have subscribed to a thread, you will get a notification, as soon, as anyone else has posted in that thread.

    6. Be a friend and join groups

    You can also subscribe to other members by clicking on their user name and choosing “Subscribe”. If someone else wants to subscribe to you, you will get a notification and you will be asked, to accept the offer.

    There are also groups. In some of them, you can only post if you are a member. You can find all existing groups by clicking on the button Groups on the header next to the button Forum Leaders.

    7. Avatars, signatures, and banners

    You can upload an avatar picture (maximum size 100 pixels by 100 pixels or 48,8 kb) if you click on your user name at the top right-hand side. You choose My Profile from the menu that will open and click on Edit Avatar on the left-hand side right underneath the space where your Avatar will show up once you have uploaded it. You can upload an image from your computer or enter an URL. You can also choose a signature that will be displayed on the bottom of your posts. Many users love to have banners - pictures or graphics at the bottom of their posts - as well, but you need to have assembled a certain amount of posts before you are eligible for uploading a banner. Therefore start posting already ;-)

    flow

    P.S.: I was kindly given permission to post a welcoming thread by Llywela
    Last edited by flow; 26-08-20, 01:03 PM.
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    Wow flow. I'm impressed! Thanks...and the ball never crossed the line.
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    • #3
      Hi! Quick question: I tried to post a new "Hello" thread in this forum last night, but I received a message that it required approval. And I have not seen or heard anything since. Is this normal, and am I just being impatient? What mostly worries me is that I can't find any evidence of last night's post existence, or any indication of its current (unapproved) status. It was a fairly longish post, so I *really* hope it's still out there and will get approved and posted at some point... So basically I'm looking for some reassurance that all will be well and I didn't write that post for nothing.

      I am sorry that I now have to make this post without having properly introduced myself. I tried to contact the Welcome Posts forum moderators with my question, but I couldn't find a way to message them.

      To have at least SOME kind of introduction, here's a very short summary of what I tried to say in my attempted Hello post: I have been a member here for years, but I never actively posted due to lack of time. Still I wanted to say Hi and let you all know that I'm here. I will not be posting much (see: lack of time), but I'm lurking and enjoying all the new activity on the forum.

      (In case this post will also go up in smoke, I'm making sure to save an offline draft this time!)
      https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDutchess

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      • #4
        Double Dutchess - as in I Hate You / As Time Goes By (Hello Stranger) / Bobby, Roger and Eileen videos? To answer my own question - yes - same avatar.

        Awesome! They are such clever pieces of work. No - don't waste your time talking to us. Go! Make more videos!

        Sigh...sorry...my enthusiasm got the better of me. It's nice to have your presence acknowledged. Please make some more videos.
        Last edited by TriBel; 13-04-18, 12:21 PM.
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        • #5
          Hey DD, great to see you over here.

          I'm a little confused about the posting issue you've had. I think I remember one of the more recent members saying they had a similar thing but as your account has been set up for years I can't see why it would be doing it to you. If the post doesn't appear when you're next on then if you can drop me a PM about what the title of it was I'll try to contact a mod and find out for you.

          I hope to see you in the rewatch at some point, whenever/however you're able to join.

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          • #6
            Hello Double Dutchess,

            it is nice, to have you posting here (after all those years ). I don`t know, what happened to your post, but there have been some spam posts on the board lately. Maybe that is the reason, your post has to be approved by a mod ? I am glad, your second post showed up with no problems at all.

            The Bobby, Roger and Eileen Video is my absolute all times favorite BtVs and Atvs video. It is just awesome. Thank you so much !

            I hope to see you around, but I also wouldn`t mind some more videos

            flow
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            • #7
              Hi DD. I too am a fan of your videos! It's so good to see you here. I hope you do find some time to post

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TriBel View Post
                Double Dutchess - as in I Hate You / As Time Goes By (Hello Stranger) / Bobby, Roger and Eileen videos?
                Thank you for the welcome, and yes, that's me (as you already realised).

                No - don't waste your time talking to us. Go! Make more videos!
                Ha! Believe me, I want to, I really do. I have so many vid ideas floating around in my head, but for many months I have had zero time to do any vidding or basically any kind of fannish activities. At least talking to you guys will be a little easier to squeeze into my schedule than vidding. But believe me, whenever I have the time to do the latter, I definitely will. It's nice to know you have been enjoying my vid productions!
                https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDutchess

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stoney View Post
                  Hey DD, great to see you over here.
                  Hi Stoney! Yes, since BuffyTube is dead I'm going to need a new place to post, so I've decided to de-lurk here. I had been planning to do that anyway, seeing all the new activity lately, but later -- during the summer holidays or so. It's Cil and via her, Aurora who pushed me over the edge to do it now already.

                  I'm a little confused about the posting issue you've had. I think I remember one of the more recent members saying they had a similar thing but as your account has been set up for years I can't see why it would be doing it to you. If the post doesn't appear when you're next on then if you can drop me a PM about what the title of it was I'll try to contact a mod and find out for you.
                  I didn't expect to need approval either. It seems weird that I can reply to existing threads, but not start a new one on my own. Especially since under Posting Permissions it says "You may post new threads". So I don't know why it happened, but I hope my Hello post (title: "Hello from DD", very original!) will show up once a moderator has had time to have a look at it.

                  I hope to see you in the rewatch at some point, whenever/however you're able to join.
                  I don't know about joining in, but I have been reading along with the rewatch since it started. Very interesting! Though I must confess I'm a bit behind right now -- such long posts, so little time to read them.

                  Originally posted by flow View Post
                  The Bobby, Roger and Eileen Video is my absolute all times favorite BtVs and Atvs video. It is just awesome. Thank you so much !
                  Hi flow, thanks for the welcome! It's good to hear you like Bobby, Roger and Eileen so much. It's not one of my more popular videos, but I have a big soft spot for it myself, so this warms my heart! And as I said to Tribel, I would really like to make more vids. But time is the issue, as always.

                  By the way, my apologies for hijacking your Guide to Buffyforums thread and turning it into a kind of welcome thread for myself. Maybe these posts can be moved once my own Hello thread shows up??

                  Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                  Hi DD. I too am a fan of your videos! It's so good to see you here. I hope you do find some time to post
                  Thank you very much! I am making some time now, work can come later

                  Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                  Didn't SpuffyGlitz have this same issue when she first started? I think she was told she had to make a certain number of posts before she could actually start a new thread.
                  I wasn't told anything like that, I just got a general message saying that my post needed approval by a moderator.
                  Last edited by Double Dutchess; 13-04-18, 01:19 PM. Reason: I need to add more replies, because I think you're not supposed to make multiple posts in a row?
                  https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDutchess

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                  • #10
                    Didn't SpuffyGlitz have this same issue when she first started? I think she was told she had to make a certain number of posts before she could actually start a new thread.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                      Didn't SpuffyGlitz have this same issue when she first started? I think she was told she had to make a certain number of posts before she could actually start a new thread.
                      Ah that might be what I was thinking of. Although creating a welcome thread isn't unusual when people join and DD's been a member for a long time too, so it sounds like a glitch to me. As I remember, SpuffyGlitz was able to post a new thread the next day, I'm not sure her original one ever appeared though I'm afraid to say DD. I've dropped a note to Ehlwyen in case it can be found.

                      Originally posted by Double Dutchess View Post
                      I don't know about joining in, but I have been reading along with the rewatch since it started. Very interesting! Though I must confess I'm a bit behind right now -- such long posts, so little time to read them.
                      Well I've tried at odd times to persuade you to join in over the years, no reason to stop now. Any level of contribution, as and when you like, would be welcome. I just don't want you to feel you have to be up to speed or posting regularly to join.
                      Last edited by Stoney; 13-04-18, 02:14 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I wasn't told anything like that, I just got a general message saying that my post needed approval by a moderator.
                        Stoney - I received a similar message - about a week or so after I joined. It puzzled me because I didn't think my post was particularly contentious.

                        I am making some time now, work can come later
                        I'm *working from home*. This is *research*.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stoney View Post
                          Ah that might be what I was thinking of. Although creating a welcome thread isn't unusual when people join and DD's been a member for a long time too, so it sounds like a glitch to me. As I remember, SpuffyGlitz was able to post a new thread the next day, I'm not sure her original one ever appeared though I'm afraid to say DD. I've dropped a note to Ehlwyen in case it can be found.
                          Thanks! I may have been a member for a long time, but I had never posted before, so this may be standard procedure for anyone who makes a first post. Still it is a bit odd if it works that way, because posting a thread to introduce oneself is (as you say) likely to be the first thing that any new member will do. It's not a nice start if the first post you ever make gets thrown away! But I won't give up hope yet that it will show up eventually (although by that time it probably won't contain much new information anymore).

                          Well I've tried at odd times to persuade you to join in over the years, no reason to stop now. Any level of contribution, as and when you like, would be welcome. I just don't want you to feel you have to be up to speed or posting regularly to join.
                          It's appreciated!

                          Originally posted by TriBel View Post
                          I'm *working from home*. This is *research*.
                          Same here
                          https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDutchess

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                          • #14
                            Hi and nice to meet you. I'm nervous, I feel like I'm meeting a celebrity! Lol

                            I think ghostar had a similar problem with their welcome post. It seemed to appear quite awhile after it was posted and it was the post right before yours. So maybe threads in welcome have to be approved to keep out the spammers?


                            “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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                            • #15
                              Hi there DD, another face I recognise from Live Journal.

                              Hope you'll enjoying posting here.

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