View Full Version : Tips, Techniques and How-to Articles for Interacting on Discussion Forums

Mike Phillips
06-11-2012, 04:47 PM
Tips, Techniques and How-to Articles for Interacting on Discussion Forums (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/51466-tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums.html)

I get 1-3 Private Messages a week from a new member with a zero for their post count telling me the sent me a PM because they didn't know how to start a new thread.

So here's a list of my current articles on topics like, "how to start a new thread".

We were all new to discussion forums at one time, I understand this and that's why I wrote the below articles, to help others out and flatten out the learning curve.

If you're new to discussion forums, read the first three for sure...

How to start a new thread & How to reply to an existing thread (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/27449-how-start-new-thread-discussion-forum-reply-existing-thread.html) <-- Good for Newbies

A tip to help yourself get great answers when you start a thread (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/29344-tip-help-yourself-get-great-answers-when-you-start-thread.html) <-- Good for Newbies

How to write a good title for your thread (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/introduce-yourself/20306-how-write-good-title-your-post.html) <-- Good for Newbies

NEW - How to navigate to other pages in a thread (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/44227-how-navigate-other-pages-thread.html)

NEW - How To Subscribe to a Thread (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/44570-how-subscribe-thread.html)

Roll Call - What's your real first name? (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/off-topic/33701-roll-call-what-s-your-real-first-name.html)

How To Register with the Autogeek Discussion Forum (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/27444-how-register-autogeek-discussion-forum.html) <-- Good for Lurkers

Using a member's Posting History to find an answer (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/30453-using-member-s-posting-history-find-answer.html)

What to do when you see a problem on the forum (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/off-topic/24085-what-do-when-you-see-problem-forum.html)

How to share an article using a blue clickable link (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tips-techniques-how-articles-interacting-discussion-forums/23913-how-share-article-using-blue-clickable-link.html)

How to expand the message box (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tricks-tips-techniques/23245-how-expand-message-box.html)

How to tell if you're logged into the forum? (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/how-do-different-types-things-ag-discussion-forum/21293-how-tell-if-you-re-logged-into-forum.html)

Post your intro thread here but post topical question in the related forum group (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/introduce-yourself/20177-post-your-intro-thread-here-but-post-topical-question-related-forum-group.html)

How to use the "Editor Mode" to break a single quoted message up into smaller quoted sections (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/off-topic/20690-how-use-editor-mode-break-single-quoted-message-up-into-smaller-quoted-sections.html)

Hope the above helps...


Mike Phillips
06-12-2012, 06:20 AM


06-12-2012, 06:53 AM
I'm glad you also have the below 'how-to articles' to assist in: "Interacting on discussion forums"...

listed under...http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-expert-featuring-mike-phillips/23722-articles-mike-phillips.html

Thanks again Mike! :)
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