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  1. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 10:46
    As many who have been here a while will have noticed, many newbies often ask the same old questions. The new "threadid" links make it far easier to send people to an old thread with whatever they need to know but this still means finding a thread with the details they require.

    How about we keep this thread updated with links to the most often asked questions and answers. Then its just a case of linking to this thread where the user can then find the answer they require.

    Either post a link to a usefull thread and give a little description of what is explained or a small explanation on how to do something which is asked often.

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    How to "upload" an avatar
    Thread 36237
  2. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 10:48
    Using The Vacation Flag
    Thread 52536
  3. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 10:59 / 1 edit
    Formating and link codes
    Enter the codes bellow without spaces

    [ i ]italics[ / i ] = italics

    [ b ]bold[ / b ] = bold

    [ gid ]2279848[ / gid ] = Game 2279848

    [ uid ]80775[ / uid ] = User 80775

    [ threadid ]26440[ / threadid ] = Thread 26440

    [ fen ]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR[ / fen ] =


    I know there are others but cannot remember what they are. Perhaps someone will add the others.
  4. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 11:17
    [b]Fast Forward to end of thread[b]
    Thread 52531
  5. 23 Sep '06 16:01 / 1 edit
    Get Firefox and Greasemonkey extension.

    [Why? To take advantage of userscripts to enhance your use of this site]

    Thread 47492




    2) Who are the mods?

    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/comhub/volunteers.php
  6. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 16:22
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Get Firefox and Greasemonkey extension.

    [Why? To take advantage of userscripts to enhance your use of this site]

    Thread 47492




    2) Who are the mods?

    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/comhub/volunteers.php
    Thank you Strange, just what the Dr ordered

    Different URLs
    You may find different URLs posted around the site which are not the one you personally use - be aware that the following are all links to this site (just under a different guise):

    www.redhotpawn.com
    www.redhotchess.com
    www.timeforchess.com
    www.playtheimmortalgame.com
    www.chessatwork.com

    There are possibly more than these - feel free to add the others as you see fit.
  7. 23 Sep '06 16:35
    (Why not make this thread sticky? And edited so any out-of-topic postings are deleted? {as this one})
  8. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    23 Sep '06 16:40
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    (Why not make this thread sticky? And edited so any out-of-topic postings are deleted? {as this one})
    sounds good - worth suggesting to Russ - i shall go add this in the site ideas thread {this post could also go if its going to be edited}
  9. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    24 Sep '06 14:18 / 3 edits
    {part of the chuff to be removed}

    ok its starting to look like this thread may get linked to from the current sticky thread. and it looks like the thread may get closed between updates so that it doesnt become corrupted. (and all the chuff will be removed).

    if anyone has any further suggestions once the thread has closed please let me know and i shall try to get them added.

    in the mean time we need to add some of the other obvious ones - any other suggestions?
  10. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    24 Sep '06 14:24 / 1 edit
    How To Castle
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=castling

    How To Perform 'En Passant'
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=enpassant
  11. 24 Sep '06 17:07 / 1 edit
    Where is the gallery of pictures of the people who play here?

    RHP Faces
    http://www.formstar.net/rhpfaces/
  12. 24 Sep '06 17:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MCA
    [b]Formating and link codes
    Enter the codes bellow without spaces

    [ i ]italics[ / i ] = italics

    [ b ]bold[ / b ] = bold

    [ gid ]2279848[ / gid ] = Game 2279848

    [ uid ]80775[ / uid ] = User 80775

    [ threadid ]26440[ / threadid ] = Thread 26440

    [ fen ]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR ...[text shortened]...
    I know there are others but cannot remember what they are. Perhaps someone will add the others.[/b]
    [tid]tournament[/tid]
    [cid]clan[/cid]
    [ccid]clan challenge[/ccid]
    [clid]clan league[/clid]

    (Insert the number of the tournament, clan etc. instead of the word.)

    There's also a Greasemonkey script (see above) which does these for you.
  13. 24 Sep '06 17:33
    Hyperlinks are not possible in the public forums, but you can use them in private forums:

    [url=http://insert.url.here]Link description[/url]
  14. 24 Sep '06 21:16
    and if in doubt, try reading the FAQ

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=faq
  15. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    25 Sep '06 22:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by aging blitzer
    ... try reading the FAQ

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=faq
    This is a good time to point out that there appears to be a change to how this thread is going to function. It looks like there is going to be some updates to the FAQ pages to include some of the information found in this thread.

    This being the case I think we should compile a list of information which we feel needs to be added to the FAQs.

    So far Ragnorak has provided a good "Upload Avatar" instruction (see Thread 52809) and we have found a couple of others in this thread already:

    Formating and link codes (updated by Nordlys - twice)
    Using The Vacation Flag

    I am not sure how Russ would be about linking to stuff outside the site from the FAQ (i.e the greasemonkey and redhotfaces) but these could also be put forward as a "Recommended Sites" idea and see what Russ thinks.

    If anyone has any other suggestions then please post them in here. They could be full descriptions and/or instructions, simple ideas of what you feel would be worth adding or even edits to the current FAQ content. Two I have found are:

    ~ The "Moves of the Pieces" page has a link to the en passant rule for pawns but does not have not one to the castling rule for the king.
    ~ The "How do I castle?" FAQ can be removed now that there is a full section devoted to it.

    MCA

    P.S. The more we add to this the more often we can give blitzer's response and remind people that the FAQs should be read, but try to remember that the FAQ page does say "The help forum is often a good place to get assistance if you are confused by the rules", so try not to use "Read The FAQs" as a blanket response to everything.