How-To USING THE FORUMS: MEMBER BENEFITS

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Welcome to the Forums! Here are a few tips for using some of the functions and features available to members. I'll add more to this thread over time. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

The Big One: Search.
Since the search function is processor heavy, we only make it available to members. Tip: it's almost always best to use "advanced search". There are a lot more options to drill down to better results. Pay attention to WHERE you are searching, "Everywhere, This Forum, This Thread", etc. Selecting "Display results as threads" is almost always the best choice. If you want to really narrow your search down, select "search titles only".

Media.
Members can create their own media libraries ... with unlimited albums. You can determine who can see your albums, who can comment, who can "rate" them, etc. A super easy interface to upload images or videos... an even easier way to embed YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.

Profile Covers
Similar to a cover photo on Faceplant, I mean Facebook... you can upload cover photos/images for your profile page. You can store up to 5 of them and change them out as you like. Make it yours.

Images or video's in a post.
Images are simply drag and drop. Drag an image from your desktop or folder and drop it in the message area. Done. To embed a video, just paste the video's address (url). The same goes for Instagram , Facebook, most social media sites (posts or videos). You can also post Spotify & SoundCloud playlists using just the url.

Post Drafts
Have you ever gotten way into a long post only for some internet gremlin to drop you, causing you to lose your masterpiece? Won't happen here, the forum will save your draft as you go. Even if you cant get back on for 12 hours or more, when you come back, your draft will be there waiting for you.

Coming Soon: DarkThirty.
A darkened, low light style for those of us who surf when we shouldn't... like when the S.O. is trying to sleep. Keepin' the peace.


More to follow...
 
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About Avatars
Members can set a custom avatar in a couple of ways.

1) You can upload your own. Make the image 256x256 in either jpg or png. To upload it, click your name in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Click the default avatar that shows next to your name in the drop down memu. Done.

2) We also pull Gravatars if you have one assigned to the email address you registered with. For more information on Gravatar go here: Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars . Note, you do not have to have a WordPress site to use a gravatar.

When you've gotten your gravatar account, and assigned an avatar to it, anywhere on the web that you sign-in with that email address, your gravatar will be used; a) if the site supports them and b) if the site uses avatars.
 
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To access the Ad-Free Members Only version of the site:

At the bottom (left) of each page see the link "DRN 2018" . Click it.
A dialog box will open, click on "OldSchool - Members Only"

This version will display by default until you either log-out, or delete cookies.

Enjoy the clutter free browsing and thanks for joining!
 
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