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20-09-2007
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Welcome! Newbie FAQ's ... How to's about posting, navigating and tFS protocol.
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The thread is for all newer members to learn about how to use many of the more popular functions here, how to navigate around our numerous forums and, most importantly, about member protocol.

Please make note of this post about member protocol: #10


Welcome to the Fashion Spot!


Hello,

Today is my first day on TFS. Any advice, ideas or suggestions on how to learn more about this awesome site.



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Omigsh! That's a tall order! We are a huge site with thousands of threads. You will notice that in some forums, the past week's activity goes on for pages.

There are several ways to use the site. To just browse and explore is probably the best way to get a feel for what is here.

You may start your browsing by clicking on the home page (upper left in the dark gray bar) then then clicking again on the link to take you to the forums. When you get to that page You will see a several collections of individual forums grouped into sections. The sections are;

Front Row which is mostly about the fashion buisiness and careers, designers, collections, models etc.,
Visualizing Fashion, which is about the rest of the business, fashion magazines, ads and the people who produce all that eye candy for us,
the Finishing Touches which is about accessories, shoes, bags, shopping;
the Style Spot about incorporating fashion into your own lives and celebrity fashion;
the Sidewalk Cafe , about other, non fashion and unrelated subjects, celebritiy gossip, music,films, personal issues;
the Information Spot where announcements affecting all the members are made and where you can get help ... your reference place.


Please do a search first for your topic, before starting new threads. Our search function is found. above right on the bar. There is information in this link, about how to search more effectively since it can be difficult at first. We are a huge site at tFS, with thousands of threads on almost every subject. So, it's usually best to start out with an advanced search, search by thread titles and ask for results by threads. And to narrow it down even further, you may select a forum too ... if you know which forum might be applicable.

Please familiarize yourself with our Community Rules ... see bar at bottom of every page .... and when posting, check to see if there are additional rules for posting in that particular thread (usually thread rules or guidlines are in the first post or two in a thread) . We are a closely moderated site and we expect our members to stay within the rules.


Some of our unusual rules here at tFS are:
  • We want you to credit any photos or articles that you post here.
  • We do not allow any talk about weight, drugs or politics.
  • We discourage spamming and self promotion ... see here for those rules.
See the Community Rules and the Announcements forum (pinned threads) for detailed information about all the rules. We find that is keeps the Fashion Forum on topic and a pleasant place to share and network.

If you have any further questions about how to do things, there are lots of very helpful threads right here in the Member Support forum so you may ask your unanswered questions in the appropriate thread. And all of the moderators ("Mod Squad", our user names are purple) are at your disposal ... just send them a Personal Message (PM) if you need extra help with something.

Welcome, and make yourself at home!

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17-05-2009
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i have a question: how do you choose the description you get?
i see people called 'scenester', 'windowshopping' etc
does TFS pick those names for you or can you change it yourself?
thanks!

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17-05-2009
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Hi Ghostboy - your 'title' changes as you post..
Only those with a premium account can customize their title.

Minimum posts :

windowshopping 0
scenester 50
rising star 100
front row 200
backstage pass 500
trendsetter 1000
tfs star 1500
fashion insider 2000
fashion elite 2500
fashion icon 3000
V.I.P. 3500

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26-01-2010
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Hey I'm also a newbie so hello to everyone

Question: How do I subscribe to a thread?
(sorry if that has been mentioned before - sure it has- I just can't find it )

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26-01-2010
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To subscribe to a single thread, go to Thread Tools in the upper right part of your screen, click subscribe to thread, and choose the desired options.

To change global subscription settings, go to User CP > Settings & Options > Edit Options > Messaging & Notification > Default Thread Subscripton Mode. Here you can set up how you want to be notified for all threads you post in.

More info here: http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f44...off-38190.html

There is a lot of information in the Member Support and Feedback forum, a lot of times you can find it with Search.

Welcome to tFS!

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Ok found it

Amazing, thank you!

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17-02-2010
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I have a question, there's a item called " Give karma ", what does that make to an account ?

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It sends a message to the person who posted it. You can use it when you want to say something nice to a member about their post, like "Thank you", or "I agree with this. " or "I always enjoy what you post." That member will see the message left for them in their UserCP in the "karma" section and it will also have a link to that post, so they know what they said, that you liked.

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23-03-2010
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the Fashion Spot member protocol:



I got a nice PM from a new member who specifically asked about tFS "protocol" which I thought was a very good subject to talk about with someone who is new, so I wanted to share it here, too. Some of it has already been coverd above, but there is some important things that need to be emphasized:

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I suggest that you start by familiarizing yourself with all of our complex rules here. They are probably a lot different than most other forums, but we've found that each rule has made the forums friendlier, more viewer friendly and a more interesting place to be. And we enforce them ... so you might as well learn them.


Theres 3 places you should start with:

Community Rules (linked at the bottom of every forum page). We have an unusual rule about no "weight talk" ... pay attention to that. There's a thread about how that came about and member feedback in the Member Support forum, if you are interested.

Announcements Forum ... where details and updates about some of the rules are posted. We have a few important theads in there about how to credit your sources, our "no self promo" policy, where not to host your images (we have banned a few hosting sites due to porn) and other things like this. If you have a blog or a business site, you need to pay especial attention to the "no self promo" information, because we are very strict about that.

Member Support & Feedback Forum ... where there are threads about various topics about how to use all the functions on tFS and where you can ask questions to get clarifications on each subject. Here, you will learn about all kinds of technical stuff like how to attach images, how to host them elsewhere, how to search, how to start a new thread (you must do a search first ... we usually have an ongoing thread about your topic), about our karma feature, subscribing to threads, email notifications, and dozens of other functions. Also, it's here that you can see discussions about policy changes ... like the no weight talk rule and the banning of hosting sites that featured porn. We often seek member feedback when considering a rule change.

Lastly, some of our forums and some threads have specific rules. Forum rules are pinned near the top of each forum ... sometimes they are called "ettiquette" threads or say something like "Must Read!". A few threads that tend to have problems with off topic issues or that have special instructions may have rules too. If a thread has rules, it will be noted in the title, saying something like Please Read Post #1.

Beyond this, we encourage our members to particiapte and contribute more than just to post mindless chatter (power posting/empty posting). We love to see interesting conversations with various members bringing information and their opinions to the discussion ... we love positive debate. Members may disagree with each other, as long as they do it respectfully, never insutling other members or thier opinons.

Learn to use our seach function ... we are so huge that you will miss too much if you don't use it. To narrow down your results, which can be in the hundreds, make sure you search by thread titles. We have a general search function and a more advanced one on the top nav bar. If you are already in a forum you may drop down to the lower nav bar and search only that forum ... and if you are in a thread you may search posts in it the same way; the lower nav bar. Be aware that your search keywords must be at least 3 letters or the system won't recognize them at all. But, to help make up for that ... we have added a google search at the very bottom of the page which does recognize smaller works ... but it's not as detailed.

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10-09-2010
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Hi guys im new around here, just wondering how to create a new thread? i cant find it!!

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Welcome CarlaPatricia!

First, search to see if the topic you want already exists. There are a lot of threads and there's a good chance an appropriate one exists!

For instance, there is a thread on the topic of How To Start a Thread (that's its name). I found it by searching for "start thread".

Here's the link:

http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f44...ead-43927.html

Enjoy the forums!

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Welcome CarlaPatricia!

First, search to see if the topic you want already exists. There are a lot of threads and there's a good chance an appropriate one exists!

For instance, there is a thread on the topic of How To Start a Thread (that's its name). I found it by searching for "start thread".

Here's the link:

http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f44...ead-43927.html

Enjoy the forums!

Found it!! thanks a lot

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Hi, I'm not new to tFS but, someone sent me a message via FB and asked if I could invite them to the forums. Don't you just sign up? Or do you have to invite? How do I invite if so?
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You should have a section called Issue New Invitation at the top of your User CP. Remember that you must type in the email addresses of the person or people you wish to invite; the system will not recognize cut-and-pasted addresses.

Please only invite people who you think would be good members. You have a measure of responsibility for the people you invite.

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