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[Tutorial]Where Is Everything In The New Forum Style?

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11th June 2010, 05:43 AM   |  #1  
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Post #2 reserved.
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Talking [Tutorial]Where Is Everything In The New Forum Style?
I thought I'd take it upon myself to create a thread to help everybody find where everything is in the new forum style...
This is not the thread to post bugs found in the new style. That thread is located here.

Where are the page links?
They're where they normally are:


or you can use the ones on the left hand side at the top of the threads:


Where is the link to the User Control Panel?
In the navigation bar at the top:


Where's the search box?
Up in the top right hand corner of the forums:


How do I get back to the news page/XDA Portal?
It's in the Nav Bar, second link:


Where is the New Thread button?
Same place it was:


Where is the Sub-Forum Search?
It's at the top, right-hand corner of the Threads section:


What are the links with the Gears and Box with the arrow?
The gears one is the advanced search and the box with the arrow is the Log Out button:


What are the "Forum Tools"?
The Forum Tools is a drop down menu that consists of links to Post a New Thread, Mark This Forum Read, Subcribe to This Forum, and View Parent Forum:


Where's the Donate(to XDA) button?
Right dead center of the NavBar:


How do I change the style to the new one or revert back to the old one?
Scroll down all the way to the bottom, and click the arrow on the box that has the name of the style. Like this:


These ones are courtesy of DaveShaw

Q: Where are the forum rules?
A: At the top of every page, next to the twitter and facebook links.


Q: Where does the "News" button take you?
A: The portal.


Q: Where is the Member List?
A: Very bottom-right of every page.


Q: How do I view the admins / moderators of the board - I used to use the "View forum leaders" button at the bottom of the Forum Index.
A: Same place as the Member List - very bottom right.


Q: How do I know know a thread's got unread posts?
A: It will be bold - same as the old theme.


Q: How do I know a forum has unread posts?
A: The (>) next to will be White for "Read" and Brown for "Unread".



Hint: Did you know you can collapse the forums on the Index? Just click the "^" at the right of the forum name and it will be collapsed and saved. Everytime you visit XDA the index will be considerably smaller.

Hint: Did you know that the "find your device..." box can navigate you to any forum (not sub forum) on the site. This is now on every page.

Another Hint: Don't like the big front page? Try "Compact View" from the Index page (at the top in the Breadcrumb bar).


Let me know if any of you guys need any more help with/finding links and stuff..
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11th June 2010, 08:10 AM   |  #3  
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Nice little tutorial. I will post it on the XDA-Portal, with all credits to you of course.
11th June 2010, 08:28 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ElCondor

Nice little tutorial. I will post it on the XDA-Portal, with all credits to you of course.

thanks Elcondor!
ill be adding more tomorrow and as people ask questions.
11th June 2010, 11:48 AM   |  #5  
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Great work Jake!

I have some more you can use (I'll let you add the screen shots )

Q: Where are the forum rules?
A: At the top of every page, next to the twitter and facebook links.

Q: Where does the "News" button take you?
A: The portal.

Q: Where is the Member List?
A: Very bottom-right of every page.

Q: How do I view the admins / moderators of the board - I used to use the "View forum leaders" button at the bottom of the Forum Index.
A: Same place as the Member List - very bottom right.

Q: How do I know know a thread's got unread posts?
A: It will be bold - same as the old theme.

Q: How do I know a forum has unread posts?
A: The (>) next to will be White for "Read" and Brown for "Unread".

Hint: Did you know you can collapse the forums on the Index? Just click the "^" at the right of the forum name and it will be collapsed and saved. Everytime you visit XDA the index will be considerably smaller.

Hint: Did you know that the "find your device..." box can navigate you to any forum (not sub forum) on the site. This is now on every page.
Last edited by DaveShaw; 11th June 2010 at 02:10 PM. Reason: OMG, I don't know left and right.
11th June 2010, 02:30 PM   |  #6  
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Thanks Jake, this is fantastic.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveShaw

Great work Jake!

I have some more you can use (I'll let you add the screen shots )

Q: Where are the forum rules?
A: At the top of every page, next to the twitter and facebook links.

Q: Where does the "News" button take you?
A: The portal.

Q: Where is the Member List?
A: Very bottom-right of every page.

Q: How do I view the admins / moderators of the board - I used to use the "View forum leaders" button at the bottom of the Forum Index.
A: Same place as the Member List - very bottom right.

Q: How do I know know a thread's got unread posts?
A: It will be bold - same as the old theme.

Q: How do I know a forum has unread posts?
A: The (>) next to will be White for "Read" and Brown for "Unread".

Hint: Did you know you can collapse the forums on the Index? Just click the "^" at the right of the forum name and it will be collapsed and saved. Everytime you visit XDA the index will be considerably smaller.

Hint: Did you know that the "find your device..." box can navigate you to any forum (not sub forum) on the site. This is now on every page.

thanks Dave!
btw, you couldve just added your stuff to my post

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Thanks Jake, this is fantastic.

thanks
11th June 2010, 10:04 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jake044

thanks Dave!
btw, you couldve just added your stuff to my post

I didn't want to just edit your post, I can edit the 1st one, or just add a second post if needed?

Dave
12th June 2010, 12:33 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveShaw

I didn't want to just edit your post, I can edit the 1st one, or just add a second post if needed?

Dave

lol, I don't mind.
But, yeah, you can add a reserve post for me.
thanks again Dave!
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