- Nov 11, 2012
Thank You for the guide, very helpfull
Thanks for the suggestion.Thanks for the thread. Really helped.
Hope you don't mind me adding something I think is helpful.
A great tool to use when posting is the Spoiler. The use may be covered in other threads, but since this is dedicated to the app, it could help others get up and cracking earlier.
Basically, the Spoiler gives users the ability to hide long sentences of text giving readers the option of expanding if they wish to read the content. Really useful when quoting OP's or long posts so readers don't have to scroll through long sections.
Also great for long signatures. Enable bbcodes in settings.
Format is simple and requires only to type in:
[ hide] long text, quote or signature [/hide ]
Without the spaces within the square brackets.
Users, please help other users by using when possible.
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Not with the XDA app there's not but I believe it can be done when using Tapatalk (not totally sure though).Is there a way to search only on a specific forum not the whole sight? I may want to see something but the forum is huge and don't know which page info was on. This would save me time.
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Stickies - If you wish to view the stickied threads of whichever forum you're in (and I suggest you do), then you need to click the Stickies tab inside a sub-forum. (See pic below)
There you will see the threads which have been placed there because they contain important and useful information which will help you out.
Creating A Thread - Before I explain how to create a thread, please follow my suggestion to read the stickied threads first. Also, please read this great guide by saywhatt - [HOW TO] make a good THREAD, POST, QUESTION and POLL and that will explain exactly what to add to your threads to make it the best it can be!
Now it's time for you to learn how to create a thread for yourself
Once you know for sure you're in the correct forum, you're ready to start.
*When you're in the list of threads in that forum, what you need to do is to press the menu button on your device. Doing so will bring up the following options -
*Simply click on the New Topic option and you'll then be brought to the following screen :-
*In the Subject box is where you need to put the title of your thread. Please be sure to follow the guide mentioned above so you can make the most suitable title possible.
*In the box below the Subject box is where you type your post. This will be the first post of your thread so, following the advice is the guide previously mentioned, make sure to include all relevant information, any questions which you need to add and explain it all as well as you can and make sure it can be understood by other people.
*Once you've made sure your thread is ready to be posted, click Submit and you'll be taken back to the list of threads and you'll see the new thread at the top of the list.
Thanks Button - The thanks button is there so we can click that, rather than posting "Thanks" whenever someone helps us out.
To locate the Thanks button, click on a comment and the following menu will show up :-
Simply click on the Thanks button and voila!
The screenshot above had some other useful stuff in aswell.
*Reply - Click this to simply post in the thread.
*Quote - If you want to reply to a specific post, click Quote and it will show their message on with your own. The other person then knows exactly who you're speaking to.
*Multi - The same as Quote but can be used if you want to reply to numerous people in a single post.
*Share - This is so you can share the post/thread to your favorite social network sites, through a text message or even share it across Bluetooth.
*More - This option has a few more options to give you. By clicking More, you can send the user a message or view their profile, you can copy the info of the whole post or just a link to that post and you can also open the post in your web browser.
Sending a PM - At some point on this site you may feel the need to send someone a PM but don't know how to.
Follow these steps and you'll be sending messages in no time.
The first way of doing this is to go to the PM tab, start a new PM and type in the persons username (as shown below)
If you want to send the same PM to multiple users, then after each username but a ";".
Another method is to click on the users display picture and it'll take you to their profile.
Then click on -
Reporting - Unfortunately, we can no longer report a users posts via the app. What we must do instead, is click on the users comment, click on More and then click on Open In Web Browser. From there, follow the guide Getting A Moderators Help.
Posting pictures - If at any point you wish to upload a photo into a thread, click on the camera icon when you're in the comment box and you'll get an option to upload from either Gallery or take a pic straight from your Camera.
As you can see from the pic above, you'll then get the options 'Tapatalk Hosted' which means you can actually have the picture mixed in with your writing (how I have in this thread). Or if you choose 'This Forum' it will pin the picture to the bottom of your post as an attachment.
Using an Image Host - Sometimes while trying to upload a picture on XDA, you will discover that the picture you've just uploaded (using the method above) shows up as an error and will just keep loading. This will be because there's an error in the system somewhere.
Instead of it putting you off uploading a picture, you can always use an Image Host app such as Imgur. What this app allows you to do is to upload the picture to that app and then Imgur will be able to host the file instead. It can then be displayed on xda by using certain BBCode.
Subscribing to Forums & Topics - If you're constantly looking through a specific forum or you're in a particular topic quite a lot of the time, you'll probably want to subscribe to the forum/topic so you've got easier access to view it.
This will explain how to do just that.
Let's say, for example, that you'd like to subscribe to the entire 'About xda-developers.com' forum. All you have to do is navigate to that forum and simply long press on the forum itself.
You'll then see the following pop-up.
As you can see, you're presented with 3 options.
*You can Create a Shortcut so you can have instant access to the forum directly from your homescreen.
*You can Mark the Forum as Read, so it will be as if you have read every single topic in that forum.
*And you can Subscribe to the forum. If you choose this option you are brought to the following screen where you can choose how often you'd like to be notified of changes via email.
Subscribing to a certain topic is exactly the same.
Simply long press on a topic to be given the option to Subscribe or Share.
To unsubscribe from a topic or forum, simply long press again and you'll get a pop-up with the options to Unsubscribe and Change Notification Type aswell as the previous options to Mark as Read and Create Shortcut.