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By Fexelea
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Welcome to the new board! I hope everyone likes the new theme. It should be more responsive, faster, and provide easier and more fluid navigation. You should also find the posts easier to read, and have more space at your disposal.

You can find all smaller sub-forums for ESO, Witcher, Fallout, Salt and Sanctuary, Demon's Souls, Dragon's Dogma, etc under "All Games"

This how-to navigates you through several forum options, and explains several panels. Specific questions regarding bbcode or such are likely covered in the FAQ.

Quick Navigation: How to Change your Avatar, Password and email.

Starting with the INDEX


1. Register or Log in
2. User options
3. "Home" or "index" button. Clicking this twice presents two different displays. (Or you can set to view forums or active topics via your User Panel)
4. Search the forum (not the wikis or blog)
5. Forum Categories: Click here to navigate to your preferred category. You can bookmark the URL for each if you want to only ever go there.
6. Google+ a specific page or topic, or follow Fextralife on several social media
7. Global announcements: This includes threads and Blog Articles that are currently important.
8. Board Statistics. If you want to know who is online, go to the bottom of the board.
0. Active topics list.

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Click "Fextralife" again and...


The active topics become all available categories!
You can set one of these settings to be default via your User Panel
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Click a Category


Clicking any of the names on the left sidebar will take you to its category. You will now be able to see all subforums within each category "at a glance"
The background will change to the category background, as shown in the picture
Breadcrumbs appear to help you navigate

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View a Forum


11. Button to create new topic
12. Subscribe to forum (you can chose to be notified of new posts on your User Panel) and "Mark as read"
13. Forum announcements
14. Forum Content. The red icon means "you posted here".

Note that on all index, categories and subforums, posts since last visit will be highlighted to a lighter color than default.

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View a Thread


15. Topic Title
16. Change the font size
17. Subscribe and bookmark topic (you can set notifications on your User Panel)
18. User name, total posts, total rep, total wiki edits, forum rank. (mouse over for full user details)
19. Quote post (edit will also appear here if this is your own post)
20. Report post
21. Upvote / Downvote
22. Follow this user (allows you to track their posts on your Wall)
23. VIP users get their own rank
24. All user who set their gamertags/ids through their user panel will display it here
25. Special VIP shelf - shows owned forum shop items.
26. The reply number. This will change to a bright color if you haven't read this post.

Note that on all index, categories and subforums, posts since last visit will be highlighted to a lighter color than default.

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Scroll down a Thread


27. Quick Reply Quick BBCode. Just highlight your text and then click these.
28. Full editor: More smileys, more BBcodes
29. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Links


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User Options at top right


30. Inbox = View your messages, compose more
31. Wall = View your user wall, manage your follower subscriptions
32. Shop = Visit the forum shop
33. Souls = Manage your forum souls, use your bank, buy lottery tickets, or rob others.
34. User Panel = manage all your board preferences


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User Panel


All user menus have a "double bar" navigation. Select the "main" navigation on the left, and the "sub-catagory" on the right.
35. Overall options navigation.
36. Indivual sub-menues for each option.

How to Change your Signature / Gamertag
a. Click your profile icon from the top right of your screen
b. Click "User Panel"
c. Now there are two drop-down menus. From the LEFT menu select "Profile". This alters the right menu, and now you can select "Signature" and "Gamertags" to add your information.

How to Change your Password / Email
a. Click your profile icon from the top right of your screen
b. Click "User Panel"
c. Now there are two drop-down menus. From the LEFT menu select "Profile". This alters the right menu, and now you can select "Edit account settings" to add your information.

How to Change your Avatar
a. Click your profile icon from the top right of your screen
b. Click "User Panel"
c. Now there are two drop-down menus. From the LEFT menu select "Profile". This alters the right menu, and now you can select "Edit Avatar" to add your image.




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Forum Shop


All users can access the shop, where you use your "souls" that you get from posting (and soon from wiki edits). However, only VIP users may purchase items from the shop.
37. Select categories of items.
38. Check out what other users are selling.


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User Wall


Your user wall is a great tool for keeping track of users. You can posts comments here, and other users can reply to them. You can do this on their walls as well. You can control over these comments and can delete those you don't want.
39. This feed shows you posts by everyone you follow. It is extremely handy!

Keep in mind you can set notification settings for following and mentions via your User Panel.


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User Profile


When you visit another user's page, here is what you will see:
40. VIP rank for VIP users
41. Forum Ranks
42. Private message and contacting options
43. Add a friend and add a foe. If you don't like someone, add a foe and their posts won't be visible to you.
44. Item shelf for shop icons


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And that is about it! Feel free to leave feedback, suggestions and questions as replies to this thread.
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By ElCazador
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I'm loving it!
Is it possible to bring back Souls count at the top of the screen?
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By Archon
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Everything looks good so far. Am I missing something though? I can't seem to edit my profile picture nor my signature. Is it due to the implementation not being complete?
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By Archon
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There currently is no option for "signature settings".
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By Archon
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I... I knew that! :not talking:
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By Agurzil
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Little problem I just had: Before the new design, you could only see threads when you were in a subforum (DS3 General), now you can see threads in all higher branches of the forums (DS3). This makes it a bit difficult to write a new thread, or figure out were exactly you are in the hierarchy, since there is no clear difference between sub- and intermediary forum.. Some sort of different colorisation between subforums and intermediary forums would be nice. Or whatever you think would be good to clearly differentiate between them.
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