An Unofficial Introduction to the Forums

Dear new forum member, these forums previously sent out a private message explaining various things upon you signing up, but this feature was inadvertently disabled because it was attached to another, more annoying feature.

For this reason, I’ve copied the contents of this former private message below:

A message from milla

Thanks for joining The Blockheads, and welcome!

Welcome to The Blockheads Community. We have a few rules laid out here:

About the Meta category Meta

Meta is SO meta! This is the category where you come to talk about the categories, mechanisms, policies, and so forth of this Discourse community. Guidelines for Meta: If you have a question about discourse, your discourse account, our community rules, or similar please use this forum to discuss them. Please check out the sticky posts at the top before posting a new topic, if you haven’t already. Suggestions for this community channel should go here, while those for the game go into th…

Here are a few quick tips to get you started:

Reading

To read more, just keep scrolling down!

As new replies or new topics arrive, they will appear automatically – no need to refresh the page.

Navigation

  • For search, your user page, or the menu, use the icon buttons at upper right .

  • Selecting a topic title will always take you to your next unread reply in the topic. To enter at the top or bottom instead, select the reply count or last reply date.


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  • While reading a topic, use the timeline on the right to jump to the top, bottom, or your last read position. On smaller screens, select the progress bar at bottom right to expand it:

You can also press ? on your keyboard for a list of super-speedy keyboard shortcuts.

Replying

To insert a quote, select the text you wish to quote, then press any Reply button to open the editor. Repeat for multiple quotes.

You can always continue reading while you compose your reply, and we automatically save drafts as you write.

To notify someone about your reply, mention their name. Type @ to begin selecting a username.

To use standard Emoji, just type : to match by name, or use the traditional smileys ;)

To generate a summary for a link, paste it on a line by itself:

Your reply can be formatted using simple HTML, BBCode, or Markdown:

This is <b>bold</b>.
This is [b]bold[/b].
This is **bold**.

For more formatting tips, try our fun 10 minute interactive tutorial!

Actions

There are action buttons at the bottom of each post:

  • To let someone know that you enjoyed and appreciated their post, use the like button. Share the love!

  • Grab a copy-pasteable link to any reply or topic via the link button.

  • Use the show more button to reveal more actions. Flag to privately let the author, or our staff, know about a problem. Bookmark to find this post later on your profile page.

Notifications

When someone replies to you, quotes your post, mentions your @username , or even links to your post, a number will immediately appear at the top right of the page. Select it to access your notifications .

Don’t worry about missing a reply – you’ll be emailed any notifications that arrive when you are away.

Preferences

  • All topics less than two days old are considered new.

  • Any topic you’ve actively participated in (by creating it, replying to it, or reading it for an extended period) will be automatically tracked on your behalf.

You will see the new and unread number indicators next to these topics:

You can change your notifications for any topic via the notification control at the bottom, and right hand side, of each topic.


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You can also set notification state per category, if you want to watch or mute every new topic in a specific category.

To change any of these settings, see your user preferences.

Community Trust

It’s great to meet you! As you participate here, over time we’ll get to know you, and your temporary new user limitations will be lifted. Keep participating, and over time you’ll gain new trust levels that include special abilities to help us manage our community together.

We believe in civilized community behavior at all times.

Enjoy your stay!

(If you need to communicate with staff members as a new user, browse the forums for a while and, upon reaching Trust Level 1, send a private message to milla.)


The Frequently Asked Questions and About sections are also worth reading in order to acquaint yourself with some of the rules.

In regards to formatting, there are a few topics worth viewing in that regard as well, such as this or this.

In the instance where you’ve ignored every hyperlink, please at least take the time to read these quick tips:
No inflammatory or otherwise controversial topics.
No posting to a thread which has been inactive for 1 month or more (excluding #multiplayer).
No posting twice (uninterrupted) to a thread in under an hour.
No inappropriate content, this includes hacks or exploits.
No sharing of personally identifying content.
No spamming (except in Last Post Wins).
No naming & shaming, if you have a problem with a given user, please report it to milla via private message.

Finally, make sure to check out the categories to make sure you’re posting in the right slice of the forums.

In the sincere hope that you’ve read through this guide in full, I welcome you to the forum. Have a cookie! :cookie:

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That link summary is broken.

Either way, this thread should be pinned globally. :smiley:

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Thank you for this Testif, I’m sure new users will appreciate it!

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Yeah, I’m pretty sure a fair amount of it is. It’s just an utter pain to edit a long post on mobile.

@INeedPie Thank you, I hope they do!

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I’m glad that this thread was pinned! :grinning:

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