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Quick Start Guide- No longer applies to new forum software as of 04/26/2016

#1 Post by richb » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:49 am

MEPIS Community Users Forum
What you need to do and how certain features work

What you need to do

1. User Control Panel - In the upper blue menu bar there is a link to your User Control panel. Here you can set your Board preferences and review information concerning your profile. I encourage you to review all the information and settings here and set your preferences as desired.

2. Avatar - You will need to upload your avatar. the maximum size is 120x120 pixels, and 64 Kb. Also in your user control panel, Board Preferences, Edit display options, make sure “Display avatars” is checked.

3. Signature - In your user control panel, Board Preferences, Edit posting defaults. check “Attach my signature by default”. If you have BB codes such as bolding or URLs you will have to edit your signature as phpBB handles these codes differently than vBulletin. It would be very helpful to put your system information in your signature as an aid when you ask for help. Information to include would be CPU, Graphics card, memory, Mepis version, and KDE version. Also be aware that your signature will not show until after you have made 5 posts.

How certain features work

1. Private Messages - After composing a private message and clicking send, the message will stay in your outbox until it is retrieved by the recipient. A nice feature to see if your message has been read.

2. Posting - If you are composing a message in a thread and a post is made in that thread while you are composing, when you click on the submit button, the other users post will show on the screen. This allows you to re-edit your post if the other users post has a bearing on yours, before submitting. Clicking submit again after re-editing if necessary, will submit your post.

3. Forum icons - The round icons to the left of the forum listing on the index page indicate the status of the forum.
Unread forum - orange dot
Read forum - blue dot
Forum has sub-forums - blue dot with a smaller dot in lower right
Locked forum - Dot with a lock in it
Linked forum - dot with an arrow.
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4. Thread colors - The status of threads in a forum is indicated by the title color as follows:

Opened thread in this session - As displayed is a medium blue; hover is pale blue
Read - As displayed is pale blue; hover is red
Unread post in thread - As displayed is dark blue; hover is orange

Note: Dark, pale and medium blue need to be seen to understand the difference in shade.

5. Post icons - At the bottom of each post are three icons to perform functions on the post. They are Report post, Mark post solved, and Give thanks to poster. Mods and admins will have more icons.
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Report the post - A red exclamation point
Mark post solved - A green check mark
Give thanks for the post - A yellow thumbs up.

Block at post left - This block shows you user name, online status, rank, avatar if enabled, joined date, number of posts, and thanks received and given.

Rank is an indication of the number of posts as follows:

Forum Novice - 1 pyramid - 0 Min posts
Forum Regular - 2 pyramids - 101 Min posts
Forum Guide - 3 pyramids - 1001 Min posts
Forum Veteran - 4 pyramids - 3001 Min posts

6. General Forum Appearance Issues

a. I would suggest that everyone with an LCD screen follow this link: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/. It has test patterns for setting up your LCD screen. If you are not happy with the result, you can revert to your defaults, or adjust by eye,
b. Some have reported black lines through the pages in the forum when using the NoSquint extension with FireFox. To avoid this set your Full zoom level to 100%, and adjust your text size to your preference.
c. For Google Chrome users, there is this extension to adjust the default font size. https://chrome.google.com/extensions/de ... kadjepdnka

phpBB Support site - This is a link to the phpBB support site where you can review documentation and access the knowledge base and Support forums. http://www.phpbb.com/support/
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Re: Quick Start Guide

#2 Post by sheken » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:59 am

Hi,
I am new here. I installed an old version of Mepis to Laptop Hard Drive, just to try it out. Prob should not have ! I have saved my User Name & Password, but it will not sign me in with that setup. How can I overcome this or uninstall Mepis to rectify please ?

Thanks, sheken.

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Re: Quick Start Guide

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:09 am

You were asked for two passwords upon installation. The first would be your user password, the second the root password. Both are case sensitive, so "PassWord" is not the same as "password"

Try logging in as the user "root" - it could be the password you are trying is for the root user.
If you can log in as root, it's easy to change the User password. either from the Kuser program, or from a terminal using the passwd command.
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Re: Quick Start Guide

#4 Post by eriefisher » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:51 am

Rank is an indication of the number of posts as follows:

MEPIS Novice - 1 pyramid - 0 Min posts
MEPIS Rules - 2 pyramids - 101 Min posts
MEPIS is Cool - 3 pyramids - 501 Min posts
MEPIS Guide - 4 pyramids - 1001 Min posts
MEPIS Enthusiast - 5 pyramids - 3001 Min posts
I was wondering about the pyramids? I don't see any under my name.

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Re: Quick Start Guide

#5 Post by richb » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:54 am

eriefisher wrote:
Rank is an indication of the number of posts as follows:

MEPIS Novice - 1 pyramid - 0 Min posts
MEPIS Rules - 2 pyramids - 101 Min posts
MEPIS is Cool - 3 pyramids - 501 Min posts
MEPIS Guide - 4 pyramids - 1001 Min posts
MEPIS Enthusiast - 5 pyramids - 3001 Min posts
I was wondering about the pyramids? I don't see any under my name.
In some cases I have to manually activate them as most, but not all users, have them show automatically.
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Re: Quick Start Guide

#6 Post by eriefisher » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:43 am

Thanks, I figured there must be some kind of scheme to it.

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Re: Quick Start Guide

#7 Post by megatotoro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:13 pm

richb wrote:
eriefisher wrote:
Rank is an indication of the number of posts as follows:

MEPIS Novice - 1 pyramid - 0 Min posts
MEPIS Rules - 2 pyramids - 101 Min posts
MEPIS is Cool - 3 pyramids - 501 Min posts
MEPIS Guide - 4 pyramids - 1001 Min posts
MEPIS Enthusiast - 5 pyramids - 3001 Min posts
I was wondering about the pyramids? I don't see any under my name.
In some cases I have to manually activate them as most, but not all users, have them show automatically.
It seems I'm one of those...below my avatar I see no pyramids.. :gamer:

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Re: Quick Start Guide

#8 Post by richb » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:16 pm

megatotoro wrote:
MEPIS Novice - 1 pyramid - 0 Min posts
MEPIS Rules - 2 pyramids - 101 Min posts
MEPIS is Cool - 3 pyramids - 501 Min posts
MEPIS Guide - 4 pyramids - 1001 Min posts
MEPIS Enthusiast - 5 pyramids - 3001 Min posts

I was wondering about the pyramids? I don't see any under my name.
In some cases I have to manually activate them as most, but not all users, have them show automatically

It seems I'm one of those...below my avatar I see no pyramids.. :gamer:
I need to manually enable some users. They did not all transfer to the new software,
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Re: Quick Start Guide

#9 Post by megatotoro » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:03 pm

Yay! I see my first pyramid! Thanks! :celebrate:

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Re: Quick Start Guide

#10 Post by eselma » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:33 am

Another poor soul with 185 posts but no pyramids... snif!

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