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  1. Mini

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    Mini's Guided Tour Of the MiniMins Website!!!
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    This is how I get around MiniMins.com.............



    Click on MiniMins.com at the top left of the page and it will always bring you to the front page with all the names of the forums for you to explore. :superwoman:


    Or use [​IMG] "Forum Jump" on the top left of the blue tool bar on top of the page. Click on it and a box will drop down with all the names of the forums... and you can click into anyone of them and your there.:party0011:

    When you click on a forum name like "Chit Chat" it opens up and you will see all the threads that are in that particular forum.


    Look up on the :rolleyes: Blue Tool Bar at the top of the page between Calendar and Search you will see 'New Posts' Click on this and all the latest new posts as they happen are here:)

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    Also some members might be use to looking at the more familiar Summary Page, which you can have by clicking on Summary on the *Blue Tool Bar at the top of the page.*

    Or click on this link* http://www.minimins.com/summary/



    On the Blue tool bar you will find User CP on the left side on the top of the Blue bar...which is handy for getting into your profile to edit your signature, add an avatar or change your profile.

    User CP is also where you go to add your weight tracker in your signature and this link below to a Tutorial will help you put one up:)

    http://www.minimins.com/tutorials/19172-how-setup-weight-loss-ticker-tickerfactory-com.html


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    On the Blue Tool Bar at the top of the page you will see other Tutorialsand and how to use other functions of this site.:character00148:




    :sign0144:When you are a newbie

    You are in a group which has no avatar, limited signature space, no Private messaging other members, no sending email to other members and you cannot upload images to the gallery.

    When you reach 20 post s's you get avatar privileges and a larger signature space and can upload images to the gallery.

    When you reach 50 posts, you get even more signature space, and private messaging and emailing is enabled.

    I hope you understand the privileges that you will receive for being a long term poster.



    FAQ is also on the tool bar and our Flash Chat room:blahblah: where you can talk one on one with another member.



    Gallery is where you can put up your own photos, your own personal album will hold 20 good size photos, or many more smaller ones.

    If you look under your avatar you will see Gallery beside your name and if you click on it, it will bring you into your very own album.


    Arcade where we have a good selection of games for you to play and if your good enough you can become champion![​IMG]


    On the Quick Links, you get all sorts of goodies, like Today's posts, Mark Forums Read...Open Buddy List, where you can add people like your friends and stuff. User Control Panel section is the same as the user CP...short cuts.:character00201:

    [​IMG] Buddy List! :gen126:
    This is a list of users you wish to identify as your Buddies. To add a user to your buddy list, go to your User CP and in the left Nav Panel under Miscellaneous, select [Buddy / Ignore Lists], type the user name you wish to add in the Buddy List and click 'Save List' [Update Buddy List]

    To remove a user from either the Buddy or Ignore Lists, un-tick the box next to their name and click the 'Save List' button.

    To add a user to either list, enter their name in the empty boxes for that list and click 'Save List'.

    Alternately, you can click on their user name in any post and, from the drop-down menu, click the [Add user name to Your Buddy List] link.

    Buddies will appear in the Users on line list with a + sign following their user name.


    :)Subscribe to a thread/email notification::) :fyi:

    What is email notification? If you post a new thread, or reply to an existing thread, you can choose to be notified by email when someone else replies to that thread. You can also choose to receive email notifications of new posts in a thread without posting in that thread, by clicking the 'Subscribe to this thread' link displayed in the thread page.

    If you choose to stop receiving email notifications from a thread, you can turn off the option by either editing your post, or by unsubscribing from the thread here.

    Only registered users may receive email notification, and they can set whether they want to receive email notification by default by editing their options.
    Email notification is also referred to as 'Thread Subscription'.




    Finding your own posts and threads: :confused::rolleyes:

    Go to Members List and click on the Button near to your name or the that says "FIND" on it and you will see the history of posts on threads....



    :sign0163: At the bottom of the front page we have a shout box, you can type a message in it if you need help in a hurry or just want to share something and get attention quickly!:sign0009:



    For instant inspiration click on the Inspirational Slide Show on the Blue Tool Bar!:wow:



    [​IMG] If you need help on using this site please post in Technical Forum Support http://www.minimins.com/forum-technical-support/






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    Also on this Blue Tool Bar you will find forum leaders/Moderators and it is a quick way to see who is on line. Forum leaders also show up as highlighted on the top of the page on the double tool bar and again at the bottom of the page with "Who's on line" !

    Forum leaders are all on different stages of their own personal weight loss journey and they will be glad to help you out where possible.


    :booboo::sign0007:Editing your posts:

    You can use word spell to check your spelling it is on the right top corner of the post box ABC click on this and you can download it for your own personal use. However this option is only available on Internet Explorer.

    You can edit your own posts up to 15 minutes after the initial post...after that you must ask your forum moderator to edit it.

    You may edit and change the title of your thread yourself by going into the forum where your thread is and clicking anywhere right of the title name and a box will appear like magic...then you can edit your title. There is a tutorial on the blue tool bar to show you how to do it. http://www.minimins.com/tutorials/


    :gen147:Any problems please contact your forum moderator and if she is not available, you then may ask one of the super mods, or anyone of the admins and they will do it for you.



    What is Rep Power:confused:


    Reputation Points

    Reputation are the green boxes that come up beside your name. The more green boxes the more reputation points that user has received.

    How do you get Reputation Power?


    you get one point for every 100 post you do. Also others can give you reputation points. When you have 100 points that then is equal to 1 reputation power. So the more points the more power.


    What you can do with them?

    If you like what a member has posted you can give them reputation and this then will help their reputation grow.

    Some members now have rep power of 1 and others have rep power all the way up to 226 or more! Which means they can give 226 reputation points.

    Also, grey/black box is shown by people who give reputation comments that elect not to show reputation, and/or have 0 reputation power.



    You can give people reputation points by clicking the

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    it is at the bottom left hand corner under Avatar.

    You can see the comments left for you in UserCP, but not the people who have left them for you.




    This is how it usually works as explained by KD.:thankyou:

    "If a person with a rep power of 10 approves one of your messages, it gives you 10 reputation points. If a newbie has no rep power and they approve your post, then you won't get any points from them (but it's kind of them anyway :) )

    Your rep power depends on a number of things including how many posts you have made, how long you have been a member and how many reputation points you have.

    The quickest way of upping your rep power, is to post loads and approve messages of people with high rep power, so that maybe they will reciprocate. In other words grovel :D

    At the end of the day…it's just a bit of fun. Nothing to take too seriously.

    Right....off to do some grovelling :D"



    How to use all the commands:
    [​IMG] This will switch you between WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) to command based formatting [​IMG]

    The "Fonts" area allows you to choose different fonts for your text

    The "sizes" area allows you to change font size

    [​IMG] allows you to change the font colour


    [​IMG] This allows you to add smilies other than the ones in the box to the right of the text area

    [​IMG] If the attachments option was enabled, this is how you would upload attachments

    [​IMG] This is UNDO - it will reverse your last action.

    [​IMG] This is REDO it will undo your undo!

    The B, U and I stand for Bold, Underline and Italics - all apply to the text you type

    [​IMG] This is to make all of your text "Left Justified" which means it will all line up on the left side of the screen

    [​IMG] This will centre your text

    [​IMG]This will line all of your text to the right side of the screen

    [​IMG] This will allow you to make a numbered list. Select all text for the list and click this button

    [​IMG] This will allow you to make a bulleted list - see above for instructions

    [​IMG] This will "out dent" your text - select text and click this button

    [​IMG] This will INDENT a selected block of text

    [​IMG] This allows you to put a link and instead of it showing up as http://blog.minimins.com, you can add text like "Click Here" and the link will be attached to the text. MiniMins Blogs

    [​IMG] This allows you to remove an underlying link from specific text

    [​IMG] This allows you to add an click able email address

    [​IMG] Click this button to add a picture to your post

    [​IMG] Add your text in a quote box

    The last 3 buttons are so you can add code, HTML or PHP - none of which are allowed on here [​IMG]
     
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  3. katy2tul

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    I can not get my ticker on is this because i havent posted enough? I can highlight all of the code but when i right click for the second time i can not copy as no options appear
     
  4. Mini

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    You should be able to put your ticker into your signature...

    Here is how it is done...

    How to setup a weight loss ticker on Tickerfactory.com
    First, the steps on setting up any ticker on Trying To Conceive Ticker is the same as this, the only difference is the information you provide at the end.

    So, on with setting up the ticker!

    Step1: Go to Trying To Conceive Ticker and click "weight"

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    Step2: Choose a ticker ruler, basically a background for your ticker. I choose the hearts one. Then click next after you have made a decision. You can see the other tickers they have by clicking 1-15 for a greater selection.

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    Step3: Now you have to choose a marker, just as you chose the ruler in the previous step. Again you can see more markers by clicking on the nubers at the bottom.

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    Step4: Now you need to fill out your information, nothing too hard, just some info about your current weight, your goal weight, start weight etc. I filled it out with some example weights.

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    Step5: This page shows you a preview of your ticker, you can modify the ticker if you dont like anything and just repeat the steps above. More importantly is the box below, with some wierd looking text.

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    Step6: This code you need to put into your signature, make sure its the BB Code and not anything else as the BB Code is the only one that will work. To copy the text, this is the simplest and best way. Simply right click inside the box, a menu as shown below will appear. Click "Select All".

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    Step7: Now, the text is selected you need to copy it. Again right click in the box (the text should remain highlighted like below). Then click "copy".

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    Step8: Now go to MiniMins.com (www.minimins.com) you need to put this text into your signature. Click UserCP which in the blue bar at the top on the far left. Then you will see a menu on the left side of the screen under the blue bar. Click "Edit Signature" You should see something similar to below. Right click in the box and a menu will appear. Click Paste.

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    Step9: You should see the code in the box as in the picture below. Be sure to click Save Signature.

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    Step10: After you click Save Signature, you will be brought back to your UserCP, click edit signature and you will be able to see a preview of your signature as seen in the picture below.

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    If you have done some posts before setting up your signature for the first time they will NOT show your ticker. However all new posts from the moment you setup your ticker you will see your signature under your post.
     
  5. scirishman

    scirishman Full Member

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    Thanks Mini - that's very helpful...I'm on my way to 20 posts...yipeeeeee!!! :D
     
  6. missyl

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    I've got a bigger signature, but when I add more stuff it says 500 character limit. Then I made 50 posts, and it still says the same thing. I've only got a couple weeks written and my ticker, any idea why?
     
  7. chele80

    chele80 On a mission

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    how do I change me default reply font to purple?
     
  8. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] allows you to change the font colour, just click on it and it will show you all the colours and you pick the one you want.

    Then when you type it will change to your purple colour.

    If you have typed your message and you want to change the colour you highlight it and click the colour and it will change it for you...the same with size and font.
     
  9. chele80

    chele80 On a mission

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    Thanks mini - that's what I do but is there a way in my profile to change it so it's automatic and I don't have to change it in every reply?
     
  10. Mini

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    You can customize your profile page but I don't think it is possible to do it here on the forum but I will ask Pierce:)
     
  11. Kitteh

    Kitteh Resident geek

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    just wanted to jump in and say what an absaloutely fantastic post mini.. it explains everything in such detail.. making it very easy for newbies.. or technaphobes.. lol.. like me..!!!

    x x
     
  12. orlágael

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    wow,thanx 4 the advice!!
     
  13. lauzjayc

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    thank you - that was also helpful to me too!

    xx
     
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    Thanks Mini that's an amazing help! I'm on my way to 50 posts now :)
     
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    hi ya thanks for the info!!!!
     
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    hey sticky! i cant upload my pic n i thought i could now but it keeps saying the pic is not valid eventho i have cropped it n stuff!! any tips?
     
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    Hy i wanted to know how to change the color i write in and in my signuture i cant find the a any wher can you help plz x
     
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    Thanks very much, very helpful indeed, am slowly getting the hang of Minimins! x :p:p:p

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    Thank you so much, what a help.
     
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    Thank you - that was very helpful.:D
     
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    what does thanked mean on the left hand bar, im a newbie and dont know anything.

    this post has really helped

    xxx
     
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