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Duffield1:
First, you have to register.  Some areas are open to guests, but most require you to sign in.

Once you've registered, you are ready to go.  You can ask and answer questions in the "Intelligent Questions and Intelligent Answers" section, or you can use the less formal IntelligentAnswers Café to rant, chat, debate any items that really don't fit into the category of "Intelligent Questions".

Changing your avatar
If you want to change your avatar, it is quite simple.  You go into "Profile", then click on the left on "Forum profile information".  You can either upload your own pic, link to another picture on the internet, or you can use one of the avatars in the avatar library, including some pretty cool animated ones.  It is possible to add more avatars to the library - I've uploaded over 100, but will be doing more over the coming weeks and months.

Messaging
There is a messaging facility within the site that allows you to send private messages to other users - an improvement over iQ is that this system allows you to send the same message to up to five people, which can be helpful.  However, you do have to make a few posts to the site to activate this feature - that is just spam protection, so we don't get people signing up and then spamming everyone with sales messages.  Can't quite remember how many posts you have to make, but you'll soon find out!

Asking a question
Asking a question is very easy - just find the appropriate category (is it a general question, one about how the site works, or are you just wanting to have some fun, in which case the café is the best place), and then click on "New topic".  That will start a new 'thread' (question) within the section.  When asking, please try and put as much of the question as possible in the 'Subject" box (this should really be titled 'Question') so that other users can see, at a glance, what the question is about.  Complete the question, or add any supplementary information, in the box below. 

You can add pictures by clicking on "additional options" at the bottom, if you so wish. 

Answering a question
Simply click on "reply", and then away you go.  Unlike iQ, there is no facility for differentiating between answers and comments/opinions, but you can use the 'quote' button to refer to someone else's answer.  Just play around with it - we're not going to be nasty to people who are simply trying to learn how to use the system!

How to stop getting email notifications of everything
Go to your profile, then in the 'Modify Profile' box on the left of the screen click on Notifications and email, from there you can select which, if any, notifications you get sent.

I'll add more hints and tips to this section in the coming weeks - but in the meantime, please feel free to look around the site, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

In fact, please ask loads of questions - that's what we're here for!

macavity:
I tried the messaging after two posts and it worked then

Duffield1:

--- Quote from: macavity on 11 March, 2009, 09:17:19 PM ---I tried the messaging after two posts and it worked then

--- End quote ---

I think it asks you to verify you are a real person by typing in the content of a graphic panel for the first few times you send a message.  After that, the system recognises you as a 'real' person, rather than an answer-bot or sam-bot!

whatacat:
I'm not very used to these forums, what's a "Sticky Topic"?

Hiheels:
If a topic is sticky it means it will always be at the top of the board and not moved down by newer posts.

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