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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:43 PM Edited by AceKingston, 08 September 2013 - 06:39 AM.

Ok, I have been noticing that a lot of members have problems adjusting to the new layout and since miro updates his guide only once a month I am creating a temporary F.A.Q. guide until miro updates it.
 
NOTE: I made a new interactive video tutorial for the new layout, please watch it:
 
 
Enjoy.
 
Notifications
 
This is one of the new features added to the site. It notify's you if another member adds you as
a friend, respects you etc. You can manage your notifications. Simply click the Notifications
icon and select 'Options' and enable and disable or enable whatever you like.
 
Respect
 
Some of you might have noticed the numbers under your name/avatar? These are respect points. You
get them if another person respects your posts. You will be notified via the notification system.
 
Friends
 
As the name states, you can add basically anyone as a friend, like in Facebook.
 
The new search function
 
Using the new search fuction is easy, just type in the member/topic. 
 
Apart from these you can leave comments in other members/your profile and rate other members out
of 5 stars.
 
There have also been changes to the BB code system.
 
I'm not going to go into detail here, since this is mainly an FAQ guide:
 
FAQ:
 
1.How do I search for my posts?
 
Click on your profile, and on the left-hand side you should see an option called 'View posts'
select that and you can see your last 10 posts.
 
Or: (Thanks to deepthroatgta6) Go to any profile and click on "Find Content" and in the next page's left sidebar in "See this member's", click on "Only posts" will give search results of posts made in last 365 days (results limited to 1000).
 
2.How come the pages seem to be longer?
 
The admins have increased the number of posts per page to 35-40.
 
3.I miss the little side bar on the left-hand side...
 
The side-bar is still there, just click on the little << on the left.
 
4.How do I embedd Youtube videos?
 
Just copy the whole URL and put it in-between the Youtube codes. The forum embedds it automatically.
 
5.I miss the old forum skin, are the admins planning to add it again?
 
There is a plan to add a skin similar to the older one soon.
 
6.Can I down-respect a post?
 
No, you can't.
 
7.Have the avatar sizes indeed been increased?
 
Yes, they have. They are now 102x102.
 
8.What happened to the Announcements forum?
 
It's still there but it isn't viewable to normal members, but expect it to be added in the coming
weeks.
 
9.What happened to the tableb tags?
 
They have been removed but there is a good chance that they are added soon.
 
10.How do I view my member log?
 
Click on 'Warning points' in your profile.
 
11.What happened to the Forum Leaders? I can't see any
 
They are still there. Click on the forum, scroll down and on the right hand side in the corner you should
see this 'Forum Led-by - xxxx'.
 
12.When can I change my username?
 
You cannot at the moment but it should be available soon. You can already see a glimpse of the
feature on your profile. Click on profile and select 'Name History'.
 
13.Is it possible to change the skin?
 
No it's not. But there will be more skins added soon.
 
14.I was told there would be a chat feature...
 
Well leaving comments on a person's profile is itself kinda like a chat.
 
[u]15.I clicked on 'Edit profile' but I cannot edit my avatar! I can only edit my signature,
help?
 
Hover your mouse over your picture and select change.
 
[u].16.Are the admins working on fixing the bugs?
 
Yes, they are since the forum has just launched nothing can be perfect.
 
Related topics:
 
Official problems with new boards thread: http://gtaforums.com...-boards-thread/
 
 
That's it guys, I've added all I could think of. Enjoy using v1.5A
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

Please add back join date without having to hover over someones name.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:12 PM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 06 September 2013 - 06:21 PM.

For post history,

Go to any profile and click on "Find Content" and in the next page's left sidebar in "See this member's", click on "Only posts". It will give search results of posts made by that member in last 365 days (results limited to 1000).

 

Also, subscribed topics list is now "Content I follow" accessible by clicking your username in the banner on top.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

Just remember the network admins are still hard at work tweaking things and ironing things out based on our feedback and how well things are working, make sure you put suggestions/comments etc in Site Suggestions :^:

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#5

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nice FAQ, but you forgot to close your underline tags for 16 and 17 =P

 

Also,

 

7.Can I down-respect a post?

 
No, you can't.

 

Imagine if you could. Oh dear.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

For post history,

Go to any profile and click on "Find Content" and in the next page's left sidebar in "See this member's", click on "Only posts" will give search results of posts made in last 365 days (results limited to 1000).

Wait, does that mean that we won't be able to see our first post after reaching 1001 posts or being member of the forums longer than a year?


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the feedback and I am experiencing problems with BB codes atm. Definitely a forum problem. So that's the reason for the crappy BB coding.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:20 PM Edited by shoumic, 06 September 2013 - 06:21 PM.

2.How come the pages seem to be longer?

 
The admins have increased the number of posts per page to 50.

It's 35 here on my end, could someone else check as well? Other than that I see no other problems with the information in this topic. But with a lot of the questions, only time will give us a definite answer. 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

Why can't we have a proper chat feature?


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

I think it's somewhere around 40. I might have to change that.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

Wait, does that mean that we won't be able to see our first post after reaching 1001 posts or being member of the forums longer than a year?

 

I tried using the search module in various ways but didn't succeed in getting full post history.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:28 PM

6.What happened to the medals?

 
The medals have been replaced by the Respect system.

From what dark-brown orifice did you pull that out?

 

It's 35 here on my end, could someone else check as well?

50 for me.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

 

I tried using the search module in various ways but didn't succeed in getting full post history.

Oh no :( I hope they fix it.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

I don't know what you guys are all talking about but you can check your whole post history by clicking find content in your profile then click "Only posts" under the "See this member's" heading.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:36 PM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 06 September 2013 - 06:39 PM.



I don't know what you guys are all talking about but you can check your whole post history by clicking find content in your profile then click "Only posts" under the "See this member's" heading.

True, you can but try it with other member's profile. No, it is limited to last 365 days or 1000 posts for your own profile as well as others.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

From what dark-brown orifice did you pull that out?

 

50 for me.

 

Well it was just assumption. But I'll wait and see if it is indeed true or not before changing it.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

True, you can but try it with other member's profile.

So we can se all our own posts?

 

btw I could only see 5 of your posts, Hameer.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:41 PM Edited by Hameer, 06 September 2013 - 06:44 PM.

So we can se all our own posts?

 

btw I could only see 5 of your posts, Hameer.

Don't know why, I can see all your posts by going to Find The Content.

 

They're limited to 1000 posts :/


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

So we can se all our own posts?

No. :p

 

I'm sure they will fix it.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:43 PM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 06 September 2013 - 06:45 PM.

Don't know why, I can see all your posts by going to Find The Content.

It is because his join date isn't older than 6th/7th sept 2012 and his posts are below 1k too.

 

Ed:Oops, double post.

 

@thebodies 40pages x 25posts = last 1000 posts. :p


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

Don't know why, I can see all your posts by going to Find The Content.

By clicking "find content" I found 40 pages of your posts, but they're only going back to April this year. :/


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

Is there a way to change the font style? For some reason it looks sloppy on my notebook, the old one was just fine. Made two pictures to show what i mean:

 

http://i.imgur.com/eQMkyoC.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/9VrIcAI.png


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Are the admins fix the speed of the mobile versions because it's slow as f*ck.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

Is there a way to change the font style? For some reason it looks sloppy on my notebook, the old one was just fine. Made two pictures to show what i mean:

 

http://i.imgur.com/eQMkyoC.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/9VrIcAI.png

Unfortunately no, it's the font they use on GTAV.net.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Is there a way to change the font style? For some reason it looks sloppy on my notebook, the old one was just fine. Made two pictures to show what i mean:

 

http://i.imgur.com/eQMkyoC.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/9VrIcAI.png

Nope. Only admins can change that.

 

However, you can change your font when posting.

 

If you feel the font is looking sloppy or bad, you can always suggest that in the site suggestions section.

 

http://gtaforums.com...te-suggestions/


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

I don't think the youtube thing works, unless I'm doing something wrong...

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:55 PM Edited by Raavi, 06 September 2013 - 06:56 PM.

I don't think the youtube thing works, unless I'm doing something wrong...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xHcvug3WI[/youtube]


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:55 PM Edited by deepthroatgta6, 06 September 2013 - 06:57 PM.



I don't think the youtube thing works, unless I'm doing something wrong...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmOpD46eZoA[/youtube]

@Raavi, Fail :p Needs full link.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Is there a way to change the font style? For some reason it looks sloppy on my notebook, the old one was just fine. Made two pictures to show what i mean:
 
http://i.imgur.com/eQMkyoC.png
 
http://i.imgur.com/9VrIcAI.png


I think you need to have the font Oswald installed.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:56 PM Edited by VF94, 06 September 2013 - 06:59 PM.

I don't think the youtube thing works, unless I'm doing something wrong...

They changed it a bit, now you can post the whole link instead of just what is after the =

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