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  • Registering/Logging On


    Registering on Dream City RPG, is relatively easy and straightforward. Here is a step-by-step guide to registering for the first time and logging in thereafter.

    Registering:

    1. Find and click on the REGISTRATION button at the top right of the page.
    2. Fill out the menu that pops up once you press the button.
    3. Choose your username, add in your email address, and strong password.
    4. Verify that you aren’t a robot by clicking on the box and then agree to the terms and privacy policy.
    Logging On:

    1. Press the Login button at the top right of the page,
    2. Enter your Username or the Email that you signed up with in the pop-up menu,
    3. Enter your secure password.
    4. (Optional) Click off “Stay logged in” that way you won’t have to login every time you visit.
    5. Press the “Login” button.
    6. If you don’t have an account, you can press the “Register now” button and follow the instructions above.
    Your Account

    Now that you’ve registered your account, it’s time to customize it! There are a lot of options, so this section will be limited to some of the basics. With some exploration, you should be able to find everything, but when in doubt, ask!

    To access your account, click on your name at the top of the page on the right-hand side and a drop-down menu will appear. From here, you’ll notice several different links that you’ll be able to click on in order to make changes to your account. For our purposes, at this time, click on “Account Details.” From this screen, you can change the avatar (the picture that’s next to your name throughout the forum), add your DOB, Location, website, etc.

    Avatar: To add an avatar, simply click the image next to the right of the word “Avatar.” Make sure your avatars are appropriate, even though this forum is rated 3-3-3, it does not mean that we want to see people’s genitals or any excessive gore on every one of your posts.

    Signature: If you have ever noticed another user with an image or links below their name, that’s their signature. To add your own signature, you can click your avatar/name in the corner (the same place where you went to go to your account settings). In the dropdown menu, you’ll see there is a link for signatures. All you do is click the button, which will open a new page, and there, you can add in your signature. Like avatars, we ask that your signatures are appropriate.

    Privacy: When you click the “Privacy” button, it will open up a page to your privacy settings. Here, you have the option as to whether or not you are online, your current activity, how much of your DOB you want displayed, if you want emails, and what you would or would not like other users to see.

    Preferences: This is where you can change different forum options. You can select your time zone, edit email options, change content and privacy options. Additionally, you can select which alerts you do and do not receive.

    Alerts: Alerts are there to let you know when there’s a new post on your watched thread, a new thread in a watched forum, if you’ve been tagged, if you have a new PM and various other things. To see your alerts, click the bell icon next to your username. By clicking “Show All” you will be taken to a page where you can see your recent alerts. If you would like to make changes to your alerts, press “Preferences” to be taken to a new page where you will be able to make those changes.

    Private Messages (PM)

    Private messages, also referred to as PM(s), are exactly what it sounds like, messages that are private. Within this forum software, they are also called “Conversations.” These generally take place between two people, but can also be amongst a group. Below are the steps to accessing, starting and replying to PMs:

    Accessing Your Conversations:

    1. Next to your username, you will see an envelope icon, which you will want to click.
    2. Clicking the icon will open a drop-down menu where you will be able to see your messages.
      1. Additionally, you can press “Show all” to open a new page to view your messages.
    3. Click the message you want to view and it will open on your page to view it.

    Starting a PM:

    1. After clicking the envelope icon, in the drop-down menu, you will see it says “Start Conversation” on the bottom right. Click this and it will open up a page for you to compose your message.
      1. Alternatively, from your “Show all” page, you can find the “Start Conversation” button on the top right.
    2. When writing your message, you will be able to decide if the other person in your conversation is able to invite others into the conversation and you can also lock the conversation so no one else can reply.
    3. (Optional) Press “Preview” to see what your message will look like once it is sent.
    4. Once you’re completed with your message, press “Start Conversation” to send.

    Replying to a PM:

    1. Open the message you would like to reply to (use above instructions).
    2. Go to the bottom of the message and type your response into the text box.
      1. Alternatively, you can press the “Reply” button on the bottom right of the box in which the other member’s message is in. This will bring you down to the reply box on the bottom and quote the message.
    3. (Optional) Press “Preview” to see what your message will look like once it is sent.
    4. Once completed you’re completed with your message, press “Start Conversation” to send.

    PM Features:

    When using PMs, you will notice you will be able to “Like” and/or “Quote” someone within your message by simply clicking the button. You will also be able to customize your message (i.e. bold, underline, change colors, insert images, etc.) by using the editor, which is right above your message.

    *Please note: We expect you to be appropriate and abide by the Dream City RPG Rules within your PMs. If you feel uncomfortable or someone is not following the Rules within PMs, press the “Report” button at the bottom left of the person’s message.

    Posting

    You registered your account; you know how to start a PM and you’ve read all the guides. Now you’re ready to post! May I suggest starting with an Introduction Post?
    1. Log in! There’s only one forum you don’t need to log into the access and that is the advertising forum. Other than that, you have to log in!
    2. Find the forum (i.e. The Office or Introductions) you would like to post in and click on it.
    3. Now Post!
      1. Posting New Thread, there are two ways to do this:
        1. Click on the box that says “Thread title,” which will trigger the forum to open up the box where you will type the content of your thread.
        2. Click “Post Thread,” which will open the page to where you will add your Thread title and the content of your thread.
      2. Posting a Reply:
        1. Go to the bottom of the thread and type your response into the text box.
        2. Alternatively, you can press the “Post Reply” button on the bottom right of the box in which the other member’s message is in. This will bring you down to the reply box on the bottom and quote the message.

    Thread/Post Formatting: So, you want to make your post pretty? Make it build, make it colorful, add some images, etc., this is all possible. BEFORE you press the “Post Thread” or “Post Reply, you want to format your message. You will see the Editor right above where you are typing your message. It features the ability to bold, underline, italics, resize, align, and change the color of your text. Not to mention you can also insert an image or two, see all of the smilie options, insert attachments and so much more. The best way to get to learn all of the formatting tools is to try them out. Make sure to preview your post before you submit your thread and/or reply.

    Editing Threads/Posts: To edit your post, go to the thread or post that you want to edit and press the “Edit” button, which is on the bottom left of your post.

    Deleting Posts: Long story short, you can’t delete your post and/or thread at this time. If you would like it to be removed, report the post and/or thread, which will alert the Dream City RPG staff, one of which will then remove your post and/or thread.

    Thread Prefixes: Thread prefixes allow you to apply predefined options to individual threads which are displayed before the thread title. There are some parts of the forum that you will need to utilize these prefixes and some in which they will be optional. To utilize Thread Prefixes, click the down arrow to the left of the thread title, which will open a drop-down menu. Select your prefix and when you post your thread, your prefix will be there. To change your prefix, edit the first post (thread starter)

    Bookmarks & Watching Threads:

    1. The Bookmark Page is where all of the threads are that you may want to come back to are found. In order to bookmark a thread and/or post, go to the thread and click the little bookmark image that is in the corner of the post.
    2. To get alerts when a new post is made in a thread (this is especially useful you’re in a roleplay), you will want to “watch” the thread.” To do this, go to the thread and click “watch.” You will then get alerts. You can see your watched threads by selecting the “Forums” drop-down menu at the top. You can also stop watching threads from this page or by unclicking “watched” on the thread.
    Media Gallery

    The Media Gallery allows you to create galleries of images, videos, and audio, organized into pre-defined categories or user-created albums. You are able to leave comments on people’s albums and/or media by selecting the album or media and going to the message box at the bottom of the page. You can also react to the media or album by pressing the thumbs up button on the bottom right below the media or album or leave a rating, which you can do by pressing the “Leave a rating” button at the top right of the page.

    How to Use:

    1. Access the Media Gallery by pressing the “Media” button at the top of the forum. This will open the Media Gallery.
    2. Select “Add Media” at the top right of the Media Gallery page if you would like to add media.
    3. Option 1: Add your media to an existing album by selecting a pre-defined category.
      1. Press “Upload file” (upload from your device) or “Embed media” (uses site URL) to add your media. Upload the file or provide the URL and press the continue button.
    4. Option 2: Create a personal album by pressing “Create personal album…,” which will open a new page.
      1. Press “Upload file” (upload from your device) or “Embed media” (uses site URL) to add your media. Upload the file or provide the URL and press the continue button.
      2. Add your Album Title and Album Description, then press “Save.”
      3. You will be able to see the amount of storage you have left on the bottom left.
    5. To Edit:
      1. Media: Go to the media that you want to delete and press the “Edit” button found on the bottom left. Fill out your reason for deleting or permanently delete the media.
      2. Album: Go to “Your albums,” select the album, opening the album you want to edit. Under your album’s title, you will see the “Report,” “Edit,” Delete” buttons. Press “Edit” and edit away!
    6. To Delete:
      1. Media: Go to the media that you want to delete and press the “Delete” button found on the bottom left. Fill out your reason for deleting or permanently delete the media.
      2. Album: Go to “Your albums,” select the album you want to delete by clicking on the checkbox on the album’s top left corner. This will open a popup menu on the bottom of the page. Select the action “Choose action” menu and select “Delete Albums.” Fill out your reason for deleting or permanently delete the album.
        1. Alternatively, if you open your album, you can press the “Delete” button on the bottom left under the album’s title.
    7. Watch/Bookmark Albums and Media:
      1. In order to bookmark an album and/or media post, go to the album or media and click the little bookmark image that is on the top right of the album or in the corner of the media.
      2. To get alerts when a new post is made or media is added, you will want to “watch” the album or media. To do this, go to the album or media post and click “watch,” which is on the top right, next to the bookmark icon. You will then get alerts. You can also stop watching albums or the media post by clicking “unwatch,” which replaced the “watch” button.
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