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Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Table of contents:

Introduction to the forums/Registering to the forums! (www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!)
Where to put your post (sub-forums)! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1533907#post1533907)
How to post, posting tools and posting tips! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1533987#post1533987)
Different types of threads and how to make yours better! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534025#post1534025)
Reporting another player! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534088#post1534088)
Communicating with others on the forums! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534144#post1534144)
Profile settings! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534290#post1534290)
Account settings! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534475#post1534475)
All about polls! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534608#post1534608)
BBCode, and where you can find all the configurations! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534648#post1534648)
Why NOT to post about punishments and scams! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1535011&posted=1#post1535011)
Vulgarity and sexual obscenity; understand the ridiculousness! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1535151#post1535151)





Introduction to the forums!

Hi, all, and welcome to the RTsoft forums! Congratulations on your new membership here! This is a wonderful, diverse community where you’ll find lots of spirited discussion, advice, and debates, as well as places to voice your opinions, and places to write what you see fit (within reason).

Firstly, what are forums? If you've never been on game forums before, you should read this over. The forums are a place in which you can discuss anything and everything related to what the specific forum is about.

In this case, the RTsoft forums are a community center for everyone who plays one or more of RTsoft's multiple games. Here, you’ll find discussions about the game, questions about the game, and even ideas or suggestions for how to make a game better - everything gets discussed, even stuff not about the games, which is why we have the RTsoft Tavern (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?4-RTsoft-Tavern), for off-topic threads and discussions!

There are rules to follow when posting on this forum, and if you can't follow these rules, you will be punished accordingly by the moderators. Solorien, who is the head moderator here, has made some official rules for you to follow: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?141939-Growtopia-Forum-Rules (quoted version below within the spoiler).

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE THE SAME RULES WE'VE BEEN ENFORCING ALL ALONG.
They are being posted due to the growing number of people on the forums and the numerous times "I didn't know" or "There's no rule about that" have been used as complaints about getting infractions.
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1. BE CIVIL
Although this is a very simple, straighforward rule, I am including some examples of civil behavior below. This is not a comprehensive list and specific situations will be evaluated individually.

* treat the community and the individuals within it with respect
* use family-friendly language
* when disagreeing with someone make your points calmly, politely and with evidence
* avoid threatening people in any way
* avoid sexual content (including content that can be interpreted as sexual because of context)
* avoid bullying behavior
----bullying = ongoing abusive behavior involving a power imbalance
----power imbalance = a popular or experienced member attacking a new member or a collection of people attacking one person
* be tolerant of others' beliefs, cultures and personal quirks
* avoid trolling behavior
----trolling = drawing attention to yourself and causing problems in the community through lies, manipulation, alt accounts or other disruptive actions

Members who are unable to remain civil (in these ways or in other ways yet to be mentioned) will be given warnings (for the first offense) or infractions.

2. USE THE CORRECT SUB-FORUM
Threads posted in the wrong sub-forum may be deleted. Infractions may be given for intentionally or repeatedly posting in the wrong place.

3. AVOID SPAM
* Spam includes advertising other companies, posting multiple copies of the same thread, bumping your own thread repeatedly or posting nonsense in order to raise your post count or disrupt normal forum activities.

4. USE APPROPRIATE SIGNATURES
* limit your signature to a reasonable size, use spoilers to hold pictures or text that is too long
* see rule #1



As mentioned on her thread, it's a case by case investigation, you will be punished if they see fit - and a moderators word is final, if you don't like what you were punished for, there is no need to publicly uproar about it, you can message the moderator themselves, or message Solorien - there is no need to post about punishments from the forums or the game here, as we, as players, have no power to help you. Side note: if your thread has been closed or deleted there is 99% of the time a good reason for it, and therefore it would be a foolish decision to past the same or a similar thread again.

The punishments for violating any of these rules is a warning/infraction - the more you get, the bigger your punishment will be. After an amount stock up, your account will be banned, however, I believe they can fade after a few months. If your post breaks the rules in a severe manner, your account may be instantly banned - breaking the rules isn't tolerated here, so you should post accordingly.

Registering to the RTsoft forums!

Go to www.rtsoft.com/forums, and you will see the loading screen, click the "Register" button in the top right: 88884

Then, you will have to enter your date of birth, once your details are entered, click "Proceed" (both the info boxes and the button are shown for you): 88886

After you have entered your date of birth, you have to choose a (valid unused) username, enter your real name, email address and other required information (as well as some additional information for you to input if need be): 88887

Below all of that information are the RTsoft Forum Rules (well, the vBulletin ones, at least, you can find the official RTsoft Forum Rules specifically for this forum here (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?141939-Growtopia-Forum-Rules)), you will then have to confirm to agree to those rules (as highlighted) and then you can complete your registration by clicking the shown button: 88888

Congratulations on now registering to the forums! :)

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 12:56 PM
HUGE sub-forum update has just happened, and this guide will tell you ALL you need to know about where to post what! Now, this new update has allowed every sub-forum to be more specific in content, so each description won't be as long - BONUS for you as it's less to read! ;)

Before I start, when posting within the specific sub-forum you're about to post in, check the specific thread by Solorien about information about that specific sub-forum!

There is the first section known as "Sub-Forums" - this consists of: 95652

Announcements - you CAN'T post here, but you can come here to view the awesome information right from the developer's themselves!

Update Discussions - here you can post your opinions (hey, you're allowed those here?!) on ALL the updates, whether it was a recent one, a revealed one or one that happened in the past, discuss away (all forum rules still apply to every sub-forum, including ones heavily opinion oriented).

Guidebook - this is where all of the guides (about Growtopia and the forums) are posted, this is also where you should post all of your questions if there isn't a guide answering your specific topic (USE THE SEARCH BAR FIRST).

Meet & Greet - "Here's where new players introduce themselves and experienced players threaten to quit." - Want to leave? Do it here. Just started? Do it here. Meeting new people is great, yo!

Next we have the Marketplace, was originally one sub-forum for all of your marketing needs, now there is a more condensed, specific system: 96952

Buying & Selling - have an item you want to sell, or you're looking on purchasing that new amazing item that came out the other day? Do it here, the place for both buying AND selling!

Value Discussions - have an item you want to sell, or want to buy one, but you're not sure on the price? Ask away within this sub-forum!

Collaboration - here is where you will post to request for help, or offer it in areas such as: farming, quests, events, recipes, clearing a world and anything that requires help from other players!

Next is the "Your Contributions" section, which is where you show your amazing Growtopia stuff, it consists of: 95626

World Showcase - here you can show off your amazing worlds which you're proud of (I'm looking at you, Fredi!), who knows, you might even win WOTD if you post it here (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?9150-Is-your-world-good-enough-to-be-a-World-Of-The-Day-!)!

Contests & Giveaways - want to host an epic contest, event or wish to host a simply giveaway? Do it here, you'll gain a crowd in no time!

Fan Creations - here is where you post your amazing drawings, videos, stories or any form of art. "PLEASE NOTE: Pictures, videos and stories that include any sexual content (explicit or implied) will be deleted without warning and infractions will be given. Sexual content is NOT tolerated on these forums. Community members that cannot respect this will be permanently removed from the forums."

Suggestion Box - have a cool new idea you would like in Growtopia? Or a new mechanic for an already existing item? Post it here, the developers will (occasionally) look for ideas here, and who knows, yours might make it in (most likely during a Player Appreciation Week).

"Problems" is the next one, although only one sub-forum is actually for your use: 95627

Bugs & Glitches - have a report of a bug or glitch that occurred to you during your gameplay of Growtopia? Post it here so it can be solved (although I normally send mine to the Support Desk by habit, but hey).

I've been banned! - you can't post here, it's more of a formal reminder of what I, and many others have tried to tell the onslaught of forum members who post about their ban that we can't do anything and that they should email support; it consists of one thread by Solorien: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?260480-My-account-has-been-punished!

Lastly we have the "Other" section: 95628

Everything Else - this can't be explained any better than how it already has been: "Appropriate topics for this forum include questions or discussions that do not fit in other forums.

IMPORTANT: This forum is NOT for starting drama or making personal attacks on other community members. Posts designed to attack other community members, stir up drama, or disrupt the intended use of the Growtopia forums will be deleted without warning.

In fact, posts like that are no longer allowed in the Growtopia forums. They have proven to be too detrimental to the well-being of the community. Infractions will be given for abusive or disruptive behavior. If you are looking for drama or personal attacks, perhaps the Growtopia forums aren't really where you want to be.

PLEASE NOTE: If you post your thread in the wrong forum, it will be deleted without warning. Infractions will be given for repeatedly posting in the wrong sub-forum."

Growtopia Beta Server - Is the Beta server currently up, running and ready to go? Well, if it is, post bugs and glitches about what you're testing here. We all appreciate it so the updates can come out! :)

Growtopia Korea - Are you Korean? If so, you can post here to converse with other Korean members of the community!

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Firstly, how to post.

To post a thread, you simply have to click a button. That button is easy to find. Just go into the sub-forum you wish to post in, and look at the top left, there is a button saying "+ Post New Thread", here is an image: 81260

You can also click "Forum Tools" and "Post a New Thread" which works all the same: 81261

To reply to a thread, it is a similar process. You do the same, but go onto the thread you wish to post in, not the sub-forum. The button is in the same place and says "+ Reply to Thread", here is an image: 81262

If you'd like to see who replied to a thread, and also how many times they did, you can click the "Replies: <Insert Number Here>" button next to a thread: 88889
Then, you will be shown who has replied as well as how many times in a separate window: 88890

You can also quote another player which allows you to post, but with a quote of another player will appear in your quote:
<Insert Quote Here> To do this, you simply click the "Reply With Quote" button below a players post: 81264

The small button next to the "Reply With Quote" button is to "multi-quote", you can click this no numerous posts, then either "Reply With Quote" or "Reply to Thread" to have numerous quotes within your post, to further prove a point, or to reply to other people at a faster pace.

To delete a post, you will have to go to the said post, and click "Edit Post" in the bottom right corner: 84544
After you do that, you must click the "Delete" button: 84545
After that, you must make sure to click the "Delete Message" button, if not, even if you click the "Delete" button shown in the next step, your post will remain: 84546
(Note: adding a reason is optional, it doesn't really make a difference.)
After you've gone through all of the above steps, click the final "Delete" button to remove your post: 84547


Threads that you can’t reply will display an envelope with a lock sign over it in the sub-forum view. Here is an example of some locked threads: 81265

Replying to a thread is easy enough, but you really want to focus on what you put in your reply. What you post makes a difference, and what you put in your posts is always more important than the number of posts you have. REMEMBER: quality over quantity!

So when you’re typing your reply, make sure that you keep these guidelines in mind:



Is your post relevant to the topic being discussed in the thread?
Is your post necessary?
Does your post follow forum rules?
Is this helpful to the original poster (OP) of the thread?
Does your post contribute to the thread?
Does your post contain thoughtful, helpful, and constructive content?
Is your post respectful towards everyone and not derogatory in any way?
Does your post focus on the subject of the thread, and not the OP or the way the topic is being presented?


All of these points, especially the last one, are crucial to making a good, well rounded post that contributes to the community and gives meaning to the thread. You will be judged by how you post, not by post count or having a cool avatar. The most important thing to remember is to stay on topic- post comments that are relevant to the thread. Remember, you are discussing the main topic of the thread. Not the person who posted the thread or the way they’re presenting it.

Now, we shall move on to posting tools. There are many tools that you can use when posting. When you are writing a post, you will notice that there is a toolbar at the top of the text editor. The image shows them: 81266

Below is a table with numbers pointing to a specific tool, below the image are numbers which correspond to the numbers given to the tools, and each number will have a description of the corresponding tool.

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1. When posting, you can choose to enter a title to customize your post. On threads, you are required to enter a title when posting.

2. The one on the left - This will paste everything that you have copied as "plain text". This means that things like email addresses, phone numbers, or URLs that you have copied will be pasted with no links attached to them - plain text. The one on the right - This allows you to paste into the text editor using microsoft word. Simply copy what you want from your word document, and paste it into the text box that appears when you click on the tool.

3. This lets you change the font, or look, of the text when you’re typing. Experiment with different types of font to see which one you like. In order to change the font of something you've already typed, select the desired text and change the font.

4. This allows you to change the size of the font. The sizes in the text editor range from 1-7, with the default size being 2. You cannot surpass the size limit by posting from Microsoft Word in, say, 70 size type. Once you make your post, the text size, and often the formatting, will be reset if you have copy/pasted from another source (i.e. Google Drive, Microsoft Word). If you want to change the size of existing text, select the desired text and change the size.

5. This allows you to change the color of the text you’re typing. You can either set the color you want to type in before you start typing, or select and color certain areas of text. We recommend not using colored text for everything you write, as it is time consuming and can also be annoying to others.

6. This allows you to insert emojis, also known as smilies, into the text editor. You can do this by using the toolbar, clicking on one of the smilies on the side of the editor, or typing a BB smiley code into the text editor.

7. This allows you to put attachments into your post, and to undo or redo the attachment that you've put in.

8. Click here to delete the formatting of all selected text. This will take away any indents, paragraph organization, font size, color etc.

9. Wraps tags around selected text.

10. A few formatting options, B means bold, I means italic and U means Underline.

11. This line contains all the tools you need to make a table.

12. Align text, left right or center.

13. Make a list in numbers of bullet points. You also have the indent left and right buttons which when pressed give you an indent.

14. 14 contains the tools for hyper-linking and inserting movies/images.

15. This is the quote option which puts text/images etc in a quote box.

16. By selecting one of these icons your thread title will have the chosen icon before the title of the thread.

17. If selected your signature will show but if it isn't your signature won't.

18. Links like www.google.com will automatically become a click-able link if this is checked.

19. If selected, : ) will not be replaced with the smile emoticon.

20. Here you can upload and remove attachments to and from your post.

21. If checked with an option from the drop-down you will be subscribed to any further replies made in this thread.

22. With this you can rate the thread you are about to post on.

Now, on to tips.

These tips will help you to make meaningful, colorful, and descriptive posts that contributes to the conversation.

Posting will take up the majority of your time on the forums. As a result, you need to know how to post in a good way. I've already given you good posting guidelines in the first segment, but now we’re going to show you some examples, as well as more things that you can do to ensure that your post will make a contribution.


Have a unique posting style - posting with a unique style will allow you to be noticed. Your posts don't necessarily have to be long or contain funny meme pictures, but you'll create a posting style that’s unique to YOU, which will make you, as a member, stand out.

Make your posts stand out - make your posts stand out by using a certain format, signature, or, as mentioned above, posting style. Sometimes making your posts stand out may not always be the right choice, but it’s certainly a way to let people see you’re contributing to the conversation. Some people choose to make their posts stand out by using pictures in every post, posting in poem format, or using another 'signature' posting style.

Post with a purpose - always post with a purpose in mind. A better term for this is 'quality over quantity,' meaning you should always hold the content of your posts above the number of posts you have. Posting just for the sake of increasing your post count can be considered spamming, as you likely aren't posting in a way that contributes to the conversation. An example of NOT posting with a purpose is members who post "LOL first 10chars."

Always think about what you're posting - think about your post - does it follow the guidelines provided at the beginning of this section? Your post should always be detailed, and relevant to the topic of the thread. It’s especially important when you're making a thread that your thread is relevant to the sub-forum that you're posting it in.

Always try to make your post meaningful- after all, that’s what you’ll be judged by.

Managing Attachments

Within your post, you may update a render, but there is the old one, sitting at the bottom of your thread as an "attached image" and you want to get rid of it. You may want to add an image you've added into another thread with ease. I'll show you how to do just that.

Simply click the "Edit Post" button, as shown: 128106

Then go to advanced editing by clicking the "Go Advanced" button, as shown: 128108

You should see a screen similar to this, but with the content of your post, not mine: 128112

Once here, scroll down to what is known as "Additional Options" directly below the screen just shown: 128113

As you can see, I have a ton of images in this post alone, chances are you won't have that many, but this makes it easy for me to manage them from different devices, they are circled in this image: 128116

To manage your attachments, click the "Manage Attachments" button: 128117

Once you click this, you will be given a File Upload Manager, which contains all of the images you've posted throughout the time on your account: 128118

All of the files below on this screen are the ones within the current post that you're editing: 128119

From here, you can drag previously used images into a new post, deleted attached images you don't want in your current post, and save images that you don't have on a device, which you'd like to have again. I find this feature incredibly useful!

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Thread making tips:

In order to be able to submit your thread, you need to give it a title, as well as at least 10 characters of text. Here are some things to keep in mind when making your thread:


Did you read the stickies, and does your thread conform to them?
Is your thread relevant to the topic being discussed in the sub-forum you're posting the thread in?
Does your thread follow the forum rules?


A yes answer to all of these guidelines is always good when creating a thread, especially as a new member. Here are a few tips for creating a new thread:

Make your thread detailed - making a detailed thread will allow people to understand the idea you’re trying to get across, and help prevent any confusion.Some members can be angry if threads contain little or no details, either because they can’t understand the point of the thread or don’t get the point you’re trying to make. It’s important to provide details and explanations to avoid confusion or arguments ensuing from lack of content.

Post with a creative title - giving your thread a unique, creative, and catchy title will make it stand out from the other threads, and help it be noticed.A creative title will get more members interested in posting on your thread.

Make the thread itself unique - posting the same thing as several other threads is boring for other members, repetitive, and can be considered spam. Post about something that’s unique and new, something that hasn't been discussed before or currently isn't being discussed.

These tips are great for posters new and experienced alike! Always remember to follow the forum rules, and keep these tips in mind.

Once you've typed what you want to be in your thread, click on the 'Submit New Thread' button in the bottom right- hand corner of the page: 81270

Types of thread:

Locked thread - already covered, however, to reimburse, it's a thread you cannot reply in, and has been closed to keep it specific to what's in the thread, or is a violation of the forum rules. Example: 81271

A "hot" thread - it's orange and it's a thread which has a lot of posts in, and is considered "popular" by the forum database. There are two types, one which contains posts you haven't read, and one that doesn't contain posts you haven't read:

Contains posts you haven't read: 81272
Doesn't contain posts you haven't read: 81273

A "cold" thread - it's blue/grey and it's a thread which doesn't have many posts contained within it, and isn't considered "popular" by the forum database. There are, again, two types, one which contains posts you haven't read, and one that doesn't contain posts you haven't read:

Contains posts you haven't read: 81274
Doesn't contain posts you haven't read: 81275

If there is a thread in which you have replied to it, whether it's hot, cold, or locked, it will have a green arrow symbol (there is only going to be one variant shown, all green arrows mean the same thing): 81276

Polls, due to them being so detailed, different and dire, will be covered in another section further on in the thread.

Tip: another easy way to tell if a thread contains unread posts (or doesn't) is to look at the title, if it's bold, it does, if not, it doesn't. :)

Tip: you can see all of the more recent posts in all sub-forums by clicking "New Posts" at the top of the screen (left side): 85917

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 01:38 PM
In this section I will cover reporting. Reporting is in place to alert moderators or administrators about something that violates forum rules or could be considered inappropriate. This section will be split up into two main segments, reporting an in-game player, and reporting a forum member!

Reporting a forum member!

Reporting a post:

Recognize an offensive post.
Private Message a moderator - there will be a section on private messaging somewhere further on, if you're not sure how!
Let them handle it from there.


Getting involved and not being able to do anything when a player is cussing at you and being profane is useless, there will be bullies in the world, and when you come across them ignorance is bliss.

Be careful when reporting. If you are in doubt about whether something should be reported it is best not to. It's safe to report spam and insults but don’t get carried away.
When entering a reason for the report make it detailed (If possible). If it’s just spam then mention the spamming, and leave a link to the threatbut if there is a bigger reason for the report make sure you give a detailed reason. By reporting spam and rule breaking posts you are making the forums a cleaner place!

You can also report private messages. Only report private messages if they are spam or they are offensive or they are a privacy invasion. Note, if you are experiencing an invasion of privacy from a member you do not recognize, please report and do not respond.

Reporting a PM:

Recognize an offensive message
Private Message a moderator - there will be a section on private messaging somewhere further on, if you're not sure how!
Let them handle it from there



Notice how it's the same as before, moderators handle reports so you don't have to, however, this doesn't make them your slaves, they're volunteers, you should cut them some slack now and then!

When somebody does anything bad to you on the forum, and you don't want it to continue, you can also add them to your ignore list, simply go to their profile, look below their avatar and click the button circled below:
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Reporting an in-game player!

When an in-game player is causing you any issues, it's best to remember that there ARE tools to help you avoid it, so we'll run through that first.

/Ignore - this allows you to ignore a player, and any chat and/or msgs you receive from them. Thus, keeping their profane messages (if that's the case, or any other sort of harassment/spam) at bay.
/Ban - this allows you to remove a player from your world, if they're causing any issues by spamming, being vulgar, accusing you of something or causing general, low-tier chaos.

When you want to report a player, do /mods, and if there are any online, /msg them (only once!) and they can handle it. If there are none online, you can always email support@growtopiagame.com with images and a brief summary with the rudimentary aspects, and they'll look into it.

You have the power to make your own game play experience how you want it - you have been given the tools, use them! :prophet:

Additional information by Aimster: How to deal with bullies! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?46155-How-To-Deal-With-BULLIES)

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 02:03 PM
In this section we’ll walk you through methods of communication. There is only one main type of communication Private Messages (PM). I will show you how to use this method of communication, and tell you why it should be used.

So you want to talk to your forum friend/in-game friend who isn't online. Thinking that you can have a conversation in a thread, you start a new thread to talk to your friend about stuff. However, having a discussion within a thread is annoying to other members, disrespectful to the original poster if you are having the conversation in another member's thread, and also isn't private - any can get involved in your conversation when it's on a public forum.

To send someone a private message from their profile, simply visit their profile page and click on the 'Send Private Message' button: 81283

You can send someone a private message from a thread by clicking on the member's username and then clicking on the 'Private Message' button: 81284

When you click on either of the buttons mentioned in the above methods, you will be directed to this screen: 81285

If you have gotten to the private message screen by clicking on the button on a member’s profile, the username of the recipient will already be entered in the ‘Recipient Users’ box at the top. If you would like to add more recipients, or if you did not select any recipients to begin with, you can enter recipients by typing in their username. Once you have typed enough letters into the box, a list of available recipients will come up. You can select the recipient you want and they will be added to the list of recipients: 81286

NOTE: if you are adding recipients to a private message that already has a single, selected recipient, you will need to add a semicolon ( ; ) after the first recipients name in order to enter the next recipient. The 'Recipient Users' box already notifies users to separate members names with a semi-colon, but some users do not see this message, so I'll add it here to reimburse that.

You may send a private message to a maximum of five members at a time, and there is a 60 second cool down on sending private messages. After you have selected your recipients, type your message into the box below. You must also include a title in order to send your private message. After you have included a title and typed your message, send the message by clicking the 'submit message' button at the bottom of the screen: 81287

You can only store a maximum of 50 messages at a time, after this, nobody else will be able to send you any more messages, so you should clear your inbox every once in a while.

Clearing your Private Message space:

Go to your settings by clicking on 'Notifications' at the top right of the page.
Click on ‘Inbox’.
Select the items you want to delete by checking the box next to them.
Scroll down to the 'Selected Messages' button and click it.
Select 'Delete' and click ‘Proceed...’.


Editing your Private Message settings:

1. Go to the 'Settings' section in the top right hand corner: 81289

2. Then click 'General Settings' under the 'My Account' tab: 81290

Now, there is a Private Messaging section in this, I will explain what each setting does.

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The first setting in the private message section is the option to turn private messages on or off. This is a simple setting, you can either select on to receive and send private messages, or you can select off to not receive or send PMs.

The second setting allows you to choose who can send you private messages. If you select ‘from all members’, anyone who is a member of the forums can send you a private message. If you select ‘only from contacts and moderators’, only forum members who you are friends with and site leaders can send you a PM.

The third setting allows you to have private messages sent via email. If you select to turn this setting on, you will receive an email notification whenever you are sent a private message. You will always get an email notification when your PM inbox is full, regardless of whether or not you have this setting on or off.

The fourth setting allows you to choose how new Private Message notifications are displayed to you on the forums. You can choose to be notified of a new message by a pop-up, which will notify you of a new message when you refresh the screen.

The fifth and final private message setting helps you manage your private memory storage space. You can turn this setting on to automatically discard (not save) private messages that you have sent to others. This means that you can’t keep a record of sent PMs, but it also means that you have more storage space for your inbox and won’t have to clear your private message space as often.

Your private message space can only hold 50 messages before you have to delete some. You can slow down how fast your private message space will fill up by using the fifth setting we discussed earlier.

Note: you can only send three private messages per hour, so be careful who you choose to use them on.

Note: there's a 5000 character limit when sending private messages, including BBCode!

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 03:06 PM
First, to look at/edit any of your account settings, you need to click the 'Settings' button at the top right of the page: 81294

I will be going through this image section by section, as it's all of the directives in editing your profile: 81298

Note: when I mean section by section, I mean there will be three separate posts, one for "My Profile", one for "My Account" and one for "Networking" and "Miscellaneous".
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"Edit Profile"

Here you can change your email and password - this will change the email and password in which you use to log into your forum account (not your game account): 81299

The rest of the information here is on how you can edit your profile information, and which of that forum members can see.

You can add in your date of birth, however, it's not a necessity - you can also choose to hide this from other forum members, however the administrators will still be able to access your information: 81300

You can also add a website URL, if you own your own wesbite, or want to link it to your profile, or even a profile of another forum, and you can also provide any contact details in which other forum members can contact you through, which will appear under your avatar/location in every post: 81301

Additionally, there is information which you can edit from your profile, but also here, such as your occupation, hobbies, and even a short biography: 81302

"Edit Profile Picture"

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Note: a profile picture is different from an avatar, it's not what will show up when you post, it's what shows up when people look at your profile.

Here you can change your profile picture, it's simple, there are two options, to change it by file, or to change it by website link. It also shows you your current profile picture, of specifies if you don't have one.

Make sure your image fits the requirements before trying to add it in, or it won't work!

"Edit Avatar"

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This is the exact same as a profile picture, however, it's based on the picture that is shown after every post you make on the forums.

Same as before, two options, to change it by file, or by website link. And also shows your current avatar, and specifies if you don't have one.

Again, make sure your image fits the requirement before trying to add it in, or it won't work!

"Edit Signature"

Here you can edit what is called a signature, it's something which appears below every post (unless you toggle it off below the post you're creating) and it can be used to provide links to other thread, images you enjoy or funny images, videos you want to advertise, and pretty much everything which conforms to the rules of the forum. There is a 500 character limit (including BB code), so make sure you're pretty concise if you're using text in your signature.

Above it there is a preview of your signature.

Mine, at the time this was made, looks like this: 81310

"Profile Privacy"

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This one is pretty self-explanatory, you can toggle certain things to:


Everyone (includes guests and blocked members)
Members only (includes everyone except guests and blocked members)
Your Contacts (only your contacts can see the information toggled)
Your Friends (only your friends can see the information toggled)


By default, this is set to everyone, so if you want to keep things more private, you have to do it manually.

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 03:46 PM
First, to look at/edit any of your account settings, you need to click the 'Settings' button at the top right of the page: 81314

I will be going through this image section by section, as it's all of the directives in editing your profile: 81315

Note: when I mean section by section, I mean there will be three separate posts, one for "My Profile", one for "My Account" and one for "Networking" and "Miscellaneous".

"Edit Email & Password"

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Here you can edit the email and password linked to your forum account - you must, however, enter your present password for any of your changes to be deemed viable. Pretty self-explanatory, if you ever change the email in which you use, I'd suggest changing it here, too, to receive notifications of private messages and such. :)

"General Settings"

Note: the "Private Messaging" section will not be covered in here, as it was covered in the previous "Communicating with others on the forums" section.

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Invisible mode allows you to login to the forums, but not appear at the bottom of the forums on the "online users" list, which would be classed as "lurking", you can toggle this on and off whenever you wish to do so.

The "vCard" option is something you can allow, it's predominantly for business use and I don't see why anyone on Growtopia would need to use this.

Google definition: vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web or instant messaging. They can contain name and address information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, logos, photographs, and audio clips.

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The receive email option is for receiving automated emails from RTsoft when you get a private message or anything that the system feels like notifying you about - if this does not concern you, you don't check your emails for this kind of thing, or you don't want to receive these emails, you can disable them here.

Default Thread Subscription Mode is when you reply to, or make a thread, you will receive a notification if somebody replies to that thread after you have, whether it be on your control panel, your email, daily or weekly, or not at all - you can toggle all of these options here. You can view all of your subscriptions here (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/subscription.php) and revoke your subscription from certain threads here at your own leisure.

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Here you can edit the threads you see, and what you see in them. You can choose to see/not to see signatures, avatars, and images (if you have a slower computer, toggling these off is probably the better choice).

You can choose the order you see threads, whether it be oldest-newest or the other way around - the default is "Linear - Oldest First".

You can also choose how many posts you want to see per page (the default is 20) - you can choose 5, 10, 20, 30 or 40 per page.

Threads will disappear after a certain period, if you choose for them to do so, you can choose numerous different time spans. I believe the default is none disappearing, and being able to see all the threads made since the beginning of the forums.

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On the date & time options you can choose your timezone (I believe the default is toggled specifically to your area), and all of the timestamps such as when a thread was made, or a reply was done, will be in that timezone, even though the other player may not be within the same timezone.

DST (daylight saving time) is where, in the summer, the clocks move forward by one hour to account for the change in daylight - the forums will automatically move forward (well, their timestamps for your specific timezone) if you have this toggled to allow for a more accurate time-stamp alignment.

If your country has a different starting day for the week (default is Sunday), you can select that here if you wish to do so, for the calendar to appear correctly.

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 04:35 PM
This section will be covering all about polls, and how YOU can create one! :cool:

Firstly, what is a poll? A poll is a section of options which answer the question designated to it in order to gather information from other forumers - such as asking "Would you want to see this" with the answers "Yes", "No" and "It doesn't concern me". You can ask all sorts of questions and gain designated answers from the forumers which are accurate and easier than them writing a post.

To create a poll, simply start a thread as shown in the "How to post, posting tools and posting tips" segment of this manual. Below, there are some additional options, one of which is "Post a Poll": 81333

All you do is simply check the box, to confirm you're going to create a poll, and then choose the amount of options you're going to add. When you then submit your thread (still requires a title and a minimum of ten characters), you will be automatically redirected to the poll creation interface: 81335

You then can enter your question, and the number of answers/options you previously selected when first submitting your thread. You also can choose how many days it will take for the poll to end/be inaccessible to other users, to choose how long of a period you want it to be until you gather your results. You can set it to 0 if you would like your thread to remain indefinitely.

You can then "Allow Multiple Choice" - this would be for questions such as "Which of these do you like" and out of say, A, B, C, D, E and F, the player likes, A, D and F, they would select those three options within the poll.

"Make Votes Public" allows everyone who selects "View Poll Results" to see which user voted for what.

Automatically parse links in text is for links within your answers, which is very rarely done.

Above your created thread, after submitting your poll, your poll will look like this (with your own question/answers): 81336

When you click "Vote Now" it will submit your vote if you selected one. View poll results will show who voted for what/how many people voted for which answer (if not made public): 81337

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Note: all of the codes are of the same compiling, the only difference is the text between them, all of them are executed by putting [<insert text>] and then[/<insert text ]

Rather than me explaining it, there is an official vBulletin BBCode guide, which is on this forums due to it being made by vBulletin! Here is a link which shows you all of the BBCode entries: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode

When using BBCode, it will enhance the quality of your post, allow you to use spoilers to hide information people may not want to see, add images, videos and gifs to your post, and do pretty much anything that the tools allow you! :)

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 07:11 PM
There is a constant bombardment on the forums of "I got punished for no reason, help!" - that's not how you can gain help, this will hopefully help you out on how to get help, and why here isn't the place to do so.

How to properly get help on the situation!

Email support: support@growtopiagame.com - these are the people with the answers, and the ones who can help you - they normally respond in less than 24 hours, so I'm sure you can acquire a reason there.

Why you shouldn't post about it on the forums!

1) People here can't possible help you - we don't know why you were punished, as players, we have no clue - the people who read your thread don't have anymore of an insight to your punishment than you, or in fact have less of one as some people are just trying to get out of a punishment and know what they wrongfully did by violating the /rules of Growtopia.

2) Moderators on the forum but they can't disclose and publicly discuss punishments, and calling one out on a public forum. But sometimes, if you really want the attention, you could be publicly humiliated by posting a thread and getting an answer to why you were punished, whether it be hacking or hosting a drop game.

3) It clutters the forum - the forum are a place for discussion of the games within it in their designated sub-forums - and the fact that numerous threads are made per day about you being punished, simply evades that purpose. You could easily get a faster, more accurate response by simply emailing support (support@growtopiagame.com). Spamming is against the forum rules, too, and if once isn't enough for you to ask, I've seen it where players spam threads until they get an answer - don't!

4) You will be mislead; "Oh, I was farming and got banned!" No, that's not how it is - I cannot stress enough that you won't always be banned for what you were doing at that very moment.

Scenario:


Player gets bullied, witnesses a scam or a player hacking.
Player reports to the support desk and/or an online moderator.
The support desk and/or an online moderator look into it, maybe taking a day or two.
You're banned for something you previously did which was a violation of the rules, and not what you we're doing at that point.



5) You will probably be told what you've been told here anyway, numerous times over. And eventually your thread will just be closed by a moderator telling you to email support, which you could have done and gained a response by at that point.

Also, please note that posting about you've been scammed by somebody else is classed as publicly demeaning that player, and it will NOT be tolerated and will be treated the same as any other bullying scenario, to make this warning more official, in a sense, here's a post by Aimster from a while back warning you of the same thing: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?129681-WARNING-Singling-out-players-claiming-you-ve-been-quot-scammed-quot-IS-NOT-ALLOWED

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 08:14 PM
Okay, I see a lot of vulgarity and such here at the forums. This post will hopefully help you understand the ridiculousness of obscenity and why it shouldn't be used.

This game has a variety of people within the community, all of different ages. This means that we have people of a lower age, teenagers and people even below that age group. These people don't need to see vulgarity or sexually-oriented language or phrases, it's the last thing we want for them. Sexually-oriented language is something children shouldn't see, as, most likely, they know nothing about it, and this could effect what they search and how they behave in and out of game. Children follow by example, so, by you using vulgarity, obscenity, profanity, innuendos and sexually-oriented language, they will most likely copy the language/phrase(s) you said to them, whether it be via Private Message, or they saw you say it in a thread. We don't want this. If you see someone blasting out vulgarity, report them.

Bullying comes into this. This sort of language is most often used to offend someone, we don't want people being bullied here, we want to keep it family friendly, all content should meet the requirements of family friendly as this game has all age groups within a family. Bullying is wrong, it's violative, it's unethical, and it provides unbalance on the forums.

The forum rules say, and I quote: "BE CIVIL" - it's all about context and connotation, if you mean for it to be sexual, vulgar, or use any form of innuendo, you aren't doing any help - you're contributing to the negative factor of the posts that contain obscene language, and that's exactly what isn't needed on the forum, and it's incongruous.

Now, here is where you can help; every time you don't use vulgarity or sexually-oriented language, you make the game/forums have less profanity in all; you may not think it, but by not swearing you're actually being helpful.

Forum Netiquette!

Firstly, what is netiquette, you might ask. Well, simply, it's the "correct" or "acceptable" way of using the Internet. It's basically the common courtesy of communication and how not to be a detriment to other people's experience on the Internet.

Parts of this were briefly covered in the "How to post, posting tools and posting tips" section of this manual, however, this is here as it links to the above section, and is an important thing to be reiterated.

Stay on topic - many people use forums for knowledge gathering as well as social interactions. Forum posts and threads can be read by hundreds or thousands of users, and as such it's important to read the topic of a particular discussion and keep your posts related to that topic. If you are looking for a general chat, then use the RTSoft Tavern, and no other forum. Derailing threads is annoying and counterproductive.

Don't be a troll - a "troll," as all of us know and have had the unfortunate experience of witnessing, is a person who breaks netiquette on a regular basis by posting inflammatory messages and/or pointless posts when responding to other users on the forums. It's not how to behave on the forums, if you want to troll, go in-game and hang out with your friends. I'm not saying you can't have a laugh, or make a joke here and there, but there's a line, don't cross it.

Be respectful - remember that there is a human being on the other side of the screen, too. They deserve to be treated with respect and courtesy, just as you would like to be treated. There's no need to belittle, demean or bastardize anyone on the forum and there never will be. If you don't like someone, ignore them, this guide tells you exactly how to. And if someone is bashing another forum member, this does not mean you can bash them. PM a member of staff, let them deal with it. Being the bigger person is ALWAYS the better option. If you do respond to them, and by all means you can, BE RESPECTFUL.

Don't double post and/or spam - this one is self-explanatory, doing things simply to up your post count isn't the way to go about posting on the forums. Quality over quantity, people!

Don't type full messages in CAPS LOCK - this is EXTREMELY annoying and moreover, hard to read. Capitalizing one word or phrase is fine, that's emphasis, but typing a whole paragraph in capitals because you're having a rant is absurd. Just don't.

Search before posting - chances are that most of the questions you have, have already been answered at some point or another by another Growtopia player or member of the forum, therefore you should ALWAYS use the search function before making you own thread to not annoy forum members with a question that has been asked and answered hundreds of times.

Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life - it can be argued that the behavior in real life is different to that of online gaming, it certainly isn't and shouldn't be lower. General respect is widespread, and shouldn't only be used in certain places.

Be accepting of mistakes - not everyone has the same amount of experience on the forums as you do, and not everyone knows the rules of netiquette. At some point, you will see a stupid question, read an unnecessary, irrelevant response, or encounter misspelled words; when this happens, practice kindness and forgiveness as you would hope someone would do if you had committed the same offense. If it's a minor "offense," you might want to let it slide. If you feel compelled to respond to a mistake, do so in a private message rather than publicly reply to their post.

If you don't wish for arguments or disagreements, then don't post a thread/reply to one - the forums are a place for people to get their opinion across, whether you agree with their opinion or not, it's their personal opinion, you can disagree with it but you can also respect it, disrespectful posts aren't tolerated here. If you do not want disagreements, then don't post a thread nor reply to one. However, if they disagree with you and then start to be vulgar, offensive or sexually-oriented with their post, then you have a right to be mad, PM a moderator, they'll handle the situation for you, don't worry. ;)

Don't tell someone you didn't ask for their opinion or response - you are free to post a thread and reply to one as long as it abides by the rules, however, you are not allowed to tell who is allowed to view or reply, because it's a public forum, meaning everyone who isn't banned has a right to use it.

Don't repeat another users post/thread - always read through the thread and posts before replying to it. Sometimes I see a thread and numerous people have responded to the question at hand with a VERY similar response, they don't need telling 32 times, read the posts of the thread before being repetitive. However, you are free to clarify or add information to an already created post WITHOUT EXACTLY OR ALMOST PARROTING ITS POINT - you can quote their post and then add to it, or elaborate it a bit more, that is no problem.

Don't publicly report another player of Growtopia - if you have an issue with a certain user, don't make a thread about it. That's just being rude, if you have an issue, PM a forum moderator with the said issue and they will be more than happy to look into it for you.

Don't bash other players - bashing and giving criticism are different things! To bash one said user is to insult them, make them feel bad, and basically bully them, this isn't criticism, this is something which isn't tolerated. To give criticism it to point out bad things in somebodies post or something, to actually help them improve, better to be given in the form of constructive criticism, it's more polite. Bashing players = Bullying = Not tolerated = A violation of rules = Punishment.

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 09:19 PM
Here is a place where I (and hopefully other forumers) will provide you with general tips and tricks, which could include information not within the other posts, or could be a summarized version of what they contain. At the end of every tip, if there is a relevant one, there will also be a link to a useful forum thread! :)

1) Report the posts you disagree with to a moderator, don't add flame to the fire! Reasons for reporting include: Spam, inappropriate language or pictures, insulting/offensive comments, duplicate posts or threads, posts in the wrong sub forum.

Thank you to all the people who already help the forum by doing this, and a huge thank you to everyone who helps out in the future. I, as well as others, really appreciate it!

2) NOBODY who is a staff member of the game, RTsoft, or any company/position related to the game (such as the Support Desk) will NEVER, EVER ask for your password - they don't need it, and they have no desire to ask for it, anyone who asks for it is not who they say they are, and they're trying to steal your items, and this is what is known as a phishing scam, don't fall for it! (More information here!) (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?46456-WE-WILL-NEVER-EVER-ASK-FOR-YOUR-PASSWORD!)

3) You cannot sell or buy accounts, so advertising that on the forum isn't the smartest thing to do (or you could just NOT try to sell your account!). As well as this, you cannot sell items in-game, both will result in the permanent ban of your account, keep trading to in-game items!

4) When arguing/debating with one another, KEEP IT CIVIL! In my opinion, it is entirely possible to have a meaningful discussion, full of opposing opinions, without ever having to be spiteful to one another. You'll actually look more professional if you manage to keep a level head.

5) When you want to report a bug, you can also email support@growtopiagame.com if you think it's easier, game breaking or won't be seen on the forum, if you want to post it on the forum, you should do so in the Bug Reports & Problems sub-forum (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?34-Growtopia-Bug-Reports-and-Problems); you can either create a new thread, or simply post it on this collaborative bug report thread (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?7727-Bug-Report-Thread). I recommend reading this thread by Sam Richardson (AV8R) before posting any bug reports; " [READ BEFORE POSTING HERE] Tips on what we CAN and CAN'T help with (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?225098-READ-BEFORE-POSTING-HERE-Tips-on-what-we-CAN-and-CAN-T-help-with)."

6) Posting here about punishments will NOT help you - us regular players do not have the ability to know what happened within your punishment, nor what went on prior, all we know is the information you tell us within your complaint thread and we all know that the information there will not always (if ever) be reliable; email support@growtopiagame.com instead, they can actually help you where as we can't!

I will constantly update this specific post if there are new tips I think of, or any of you forum members provide any valid ones!

GTLighty
06-23-2015, 09:24 PM
This thread seems very useful. Should become a sticky. ;)

Shadin Siddique
06-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Uhm,so we can post now! Yay..
This thing taught me some techniques I never knew. (About the hot and grey/blue email looking-things!)

raqk
06-23-2015, 09:32 PM
http://sanalzade.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/troll-face.jpg

Out of all the posts on these here forums, your 10,107 certainly are the best.

Guide 10/10 should stickied

Jack Bowe
06-23-2015, 11:18 PM
This thread seems very useful. Should become a sticky. ;)


Uhm,so we can post now! Yay..
This thing taught me some techniques I never knew. (About the hot and grey/blue email looking-things!)


Out of all the posts on these here forums, your 10,107 certainly are the best.

Guide 10/10 should stickied

Thanks for all of your positive feedback, guys. The main aim of this thread is to help new forum users understand how to use the forums, to enhance their experience - so if you see a new forum user, it wouldn't be a bad idea to direct them to this thread. :)

ASAD
06-23-2015, 11:49 PM
This thread should be sticky-ed, I really had problems finding the +Post thread button, Because of that I left the forums and came back a few months later x)

Indicative
06-24-2015, 12:23 AM
Sticky Confirmed.

ianCSzz
06-24-2015, 01:02 AM
10/10 would sticky this thread.

I'll put a link here from my siggy.

tson
06-24-2015, 03:04 AM
Only thread that actually needs to get stickied.

JOSHIE63
06-24-2015, 05:10 AM
I can't say much more than what's already said. I didn't read it though — I know all of that information already. It's a great guide that deserves a sticky! A quick question though: how long did that take to plan out and compile.

Jack Bowe
06-24-2015, 06:34 AM
I can't say much more than what's already said. I didn't read it though — I know all of that information already. It's a great guide that deserves a sticky! A quick question though: how long did that take to plan out and compile.

Took me the whole day yesterday. I'm more of a spontaneous writer.

|ThyLuigi|
06-24-2015, 04:01 PM
Table of contents:

Introduction to the forums! (www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!)
Where to put your post (sub-forums)! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1533907#post1533907)
How to post, posting tools and posting tips! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1533987#post1533987)
Different types of threads and how to make yours better! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534025#post1534025)
Reporting another player! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534088#post1534088)
Communicating with others on the forums! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534144#post1534144)
Profile settings! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534290#post1534290)
Account settings! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534475#post1534475)
All about polls! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534608#post1534608)
BBCode, and where you can find all the configurations! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1534648#post1534648)
Why NOT to post about punishments and scams! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1535011&posted=1#post1535011)
Vulgarity and sexual obscenity; understand the ridiculousness! (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?214966-The-Forum-Manual!&p=1535151#post1535151)





Introduction to the forums!

Hi, all, and welcome to the RTsoft forums! Congratulations on your new membership here! This is a wonderful, diverse community where you’ll find lots of spirited discussion, advice, and debates, as well as places to voice your opinions, and places to write what you see fit (within reason).

Firstly, what are forums? If you've never been on game forums before, you should read this over. The forums are a place in which you can discuss anything and everything related to what the specific forum is about.

In this case, the RTsoft forums are a community center for everyone who plays one or more of RTsoft's multiple games. Here, you’ll find discussions about the game, questions about the game, and even ideas or suggestions for how to make a game better - everything gets discussed, even stuff not about the games, which is why we have the RTsoft Tavern (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?4-RTsoft-Tavern), for off-topic threads and discussions!

There are rules to follow when posting on this forum, and if you can't follow these rules, you will be punished accordingly by the moderators. Solorien, who is the head moderator here, has made some official rules for you to follow: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?141939-Growtopia-Forum-Rules

As mentioned on her thread, it's a case by case investigation, you will be punished if they see fit - and a moderators word is final, if you don't like what you were punished for, there is no need to publicly uproar about it, you can message the moderator themselves, or message Solorien - there is no need to post about punishments from the forums or the game here, as we, as players, have no power to help you. Side note: if your thread has been closed or deleted there is 99% of the time a good reason for it, and therefore it would be a foolish decision to past the same or a similar thread again.

The punishments for violating any of these rules is a warning/infraction - the more you get, the bigger your punishment will be. After an amount stock up, your account will be banned, however, I believe they can fade after a few months. If your post breaks the rules in a severe manner, your account may be instantly banned - breaking the rules isn't tolerated here, so you should post accordingly.

Nice guide, although I recommend that if this is just a forum guide, (more than just growtopia), you should include
all the subforums and forums here, not just the growtopian ones.

Jack Bowe
06-24-2015, 06:25 PM
Nice guide, although I recommend that if this is just a forum guide, (more than just growtopia), you should include
all the subforums and forums here, not just the growtopian ones.

I agree, however, the forum is predominantly Growtopia based, and therefore the community is moreover oriented through Growtopians - however, if it does become a demand - most of the other forums (such as Tanked) aren't sub-forum specific, and the ones that are, are seemingly full of experienced forumers.

|ThyLuigi|
06-25-2015, 01:10 AM
I agree, however, the forum is predominantly Growtopia based, and therefore the community is moreover oriented through Growtopians - however, if it does become a demand - most of the other forums (such as Tanked) aren't sub-forum specific, and the ones that are, are seemingly full of experienced forumers.

Okay, fair enough.

ianCSzz
06-26-2015, 02:02 AM
Free bump for senpai

L3thalHunter
06-26-2015, 11:24 AM
This must be a sticky!!!

Bejewled
06-26-2015, 11:25 AM
Maybe you could also copy some key points from the FAQ?
Because i don't think anyone looks at it.

ianCSzz
06-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Thanks, ianCSzz!

I have one post still reserved - thinking of turning it into a tips from experienced forumers kind of thing - if you have any tips to submit, or suggestions for a new section (might not even add one), just post below. :)

About infractions? Or FAQ?

Jack Bowe
06-26-2015, 03:09 PM
This must be a sticky!!!

Cheers. :D


Maybe you could also copy some key points from the FAQ?
Because i don't think anyone looks at it.

Which FAQ? As I am thinking of keeping this thread forum related, rather than game incorporated.


About infractions? Or FAQ?

I might just add that into the first section.

Magicalfishy
06-26-2015, 03:13 PM
Wouldn't expect any less from you Jack.

It looks like you're trying really hard to get a sticky. Good luck! C:

Bejewled
06-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Cheers. :D



Which FAQ? As I am thinking of keeping this thread forum related, rather than game incorporated.



I might just add that into the first section.

Its on the blue bar, next to Private Messages and Calendar

Jack Bowe
06-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Wouldn't expect any less from you Jack.

It looks like you're trying really hard to get a sticky. Good luck! C:

Not about the sticky. :p


Its on the blue bar, next to Private Messages and Calendar

I'll look into it for key points I could add, cheers!:)

9Life
06-26-2015, 04:14 PM
Wouldn't expect any less from you Jack.

It looks like you're trying really hard to get a sticky. Good luck! C:

You're too afraid your nice boy rep is gonna get ruined if you actually express your opinions, so instead you take small jabs at people in small font.

Magicalfishy is a coward C:

This guide should get stickied in my opinion, I too had a lot of problems when I first started the forums.

Jack Bowe
06-26-2015, 04:29 PM
You're too afraid your nice boy rep is gonna get ruined if you actually express your opinions, so instead you take small jabs at people in small font.

Magicalfishy is a coward C:

This guide should get stickied in my opinion, I too had a lot of problems when I first started the forums.

Glad you now like the thread, I appreciate the positive feedback, from all of you. :o

Magicalfishy
06-26-2015, 05:05 PM
You're too afraid your nice boy rep is gonna get ruined if you actually express your opinions, so instead you take small jabs at people in small font.

Magicalfishy is a coward C:

This guide should get stickied in my opinion, I too had a lot of problems when I first started the forums.

Well, this guide is very well written and much needed. However, I think as a moderator, it would be their job to create a thread like this and not a member. JackBowe has my respect as a friend and as someone who follows his work. I don't necessarily agree that this thread was useless or even "butt-kissing," but I did believe Jack was trying very hard to get a sticky, and he deserved it.

I'm not trying to preserve my "nice boy rep" by "taking small jabs at people." It wasn't meant as a dissing statement, I was just saying how it really looked like he was trying and that he deserved it. I will always speak the truth, I don't sugarcoat or lie.

|ThyLuigi|
06-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Bumping this for the sake of humanity.

Jack Bowe
06-26-2015, 08:33 PM
Well, this guide is very well written and much needed. However, I think as a moderator, it would be their job to create a thread like this and not a member. JackBowe has my respect as a friend and as someone who follows his work. I don't necessarily agree that this thread was useless or even "butt-kissing," but I did believe Jack was trying very hard to get a sticky, and he deserved it.

I'm not trying to preserve my "nice boy rep" by "taking small jabs at people." It wasn't meant as a dissing statement, I was just saying how it really looked like he was trying and that he deserved it. I will always speak the truth, I don't sugarcoat or lie.

Don't worry, Fishy, I didn't take any offense to it. :o

I see your point - making a comprehensive guide, which takes hours of work would seem like a sticky would be in order - but that doesn't bother me, I can keep this thread alive for as long as it needs to be if it's not sticked, if it is sticked, then that'd be great, but that's not why I made the thread, I made it to help people, and make new forumers have an easier life. :p

|ThyLuigi|
06-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Thanks, ianCSzz!

I have one post still reserved - thinking of turning it into a tips from experienced forumers kind of thing - if you have any tips to submit, or suggestions for a new section (might not even add one), just post below. :)

Oooh, okay...

Well, my advice to new forumers, and all forumers in general, is to keep your head on when you're arguing, and to try not to offend someone - if you don't, you'll get nowhere.

9Life
06-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Well, this guide is very well written and much needed. However, I think as a moderator, it would be their job to create a thread like this and not a member. JackBowe has my respect as a friend and as someone who follows his work. I don't necessarily agree that this thread was useless or even "butt-kissing," but I did believe Jack was trying very hard to get a sticky, and he deserved it.

I'm not trying to preserve my "nice boy rep" by "taking small jabs at people." It wasn't meant as a dissing statement, I was just saying how it really looked like he was trying and that he deserved it. I will always speak the truth, I don't sugarcoat or lie

Why put it in small font then?

Jack Bowe
06-27-2015, 08:00 PM
Let's keep this thread drama free, guys.

Note: in the "BBCode" section - I am thinking of adding a spoiler containing all of the popular BBCodes, such as spoilers and hyperlinks - what do y'all think?

Magicalfishy
06-28-2015, 01:25 AM
Let's keep this thread drama free, guys.

Note: in the "BBCode" section - I am thinking of adding a spoiler containing all of the popular BBCodes, such as spoilers and hyperlinks - what do y'all think?

Great idea, you got my support.

cristy19999
06-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Eh, pretty impressive thread. Took a look on every post you did and I can say is awesome for newbies who just joined a month ago, 2 weeks ago or right now. Answering your question above, I'd do so. Anyways, great work you did in this thread - hopefully, you'll make more and more threads like this. I am overwhelmed! :ninja:

Jack Bowe
06-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Eh, pretty impressive thread. Took a look on every post you did and I can say is awesome for newbies who just joined a month ago, 2 weeks ago or right now. Answering your question above, I'd do so. Anyways, great work you did in this thread - hopefully, you'll make more and more threads like this. I am overwhelmed! :ninja:

Thanks, Chrystiano, I really appreciate the (positive) feedback - makes it all worthwhile knowing it could help new forumers. :)

Magicalfishy
06-30-2015, 08:11 PM
This thread deserves to stay alive.

Btw, Jack come in-game.

ezereal
07-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Jack, I don't want to start an arguement or anything, but I don't find this thread necessary, I don't mean like new forumers totally don't need help, but it's better for us to find them, then for them to find us, what I think is more helpful is replying to their questions than to make a thread full of answers , unless you would want to call solorien or Seth to make this thread a sticky, otherwise I don't see a reason for this thread, I am not like scolding you neither am I throwing poop at you, it's just my way of thinking, if you are able to write this good guide, I don't see why u should not look for players who need help:sweatdrop:

Jack Bowe
07-03-2015, 06:21 AM
Jack, I don't want to start an arguement or anything, but I don't find this thread necessary, I don't mean like new forumers totally don't need help, but it's better for us to find them, then for them to find us, what I think is more helpful is replying to their questions than to make a thread full of answers , unless you would want to call solorien or Seth to make this thread a sticky, otherwise I don't see a reason for this thread, I am not like scolding you neither am I throwing poop at you, it's just my way of thinking, if you are able to write this good guide, I don't see why u should not look for players who need help:sweatdrop:

I wouldn't find it as starting an argument - there will always be a clash of opinions and perspectives, that's what forums are for! :)

I don't need to call anyone to make it a sticky, this is like a reference point, if they think it's sticky worthy, they can do that. However, helping people on the forums would be much easier if I have a compilation of all the commands used, as, if anything pops up where someone wants to know how to do this, that and the other, I will always have this as a point of reference, to teach new forumers and to help them know what they're doing.

I've seen numerous people with this in their signature, and people approach me about it, which shows that the awareness of it can be widespread. :)

|ThyLuigi|
07-06-2015, 06:53 PM
You should add that you can only send 3 private messages an hour.

Jack Bowe
07-06-2015, 09:03 PM
You should add that you can only send 3 private messages an hour.

Cheers for the suggestion - added it. :)

|ThyLuigi|
07-06-2015, 09:49 PM
Cheers for the suggestion - added it. :)

Yey.


ekekmdmriekd

Jack Bowe
07-09-2015, 11:25 AM
Yey.


ekekmdmriekd

:) - the thread is pretty much done now, just a matter of keeping it alive. :p

Johncracker
07-09-2015, 11:26 AM
:) - the thread is pretty much done now, just a matter of keeping it alive. :p

Congratulations on finishing this helpful thread! Free bump to keep it alive! :yeah::yeah:

ID: BEASTLY
07-09-2015, 01:54 PM
Stop being so perfect, Jack. You are making us look bad. This thread is amazing. :D

ZeroRarity
07-09-2015, 04:07 PM
Got it linked to my signature.

BoredSozes
07-09-2015, 04:19 PM
While i love how comprehensive your guide is, i think you should cut and edit to make it less lengthy because many players will be too lazy to read through the entire thing. Or make a short and simple guide with the main points, then link it to the more comprehensive guide for those who are willing to read through the comprehensive one. (Of course, try to encourage them to read the comprehensive one, but honestly most of them will go for the simple and straightforward one.)

AidanDX
07-09-2015, 05:14 PM
This will defiantly help me in the future. :hat:

Jack Bowe
07-12-2015, 11:21 AM
Got it linked to my signature.

Thanks, Zero! :o


This will defiantly help me in the future. :hat:

Glad to know, man!


While i love how comprehensive your guide is, i think you should cut and edit to make it less lengthy because many players will be too lazy to read through the entire thing. Or make a short and simple guide with the main points, then link it to the more comprehensive guide for those who are willing to read through the comprehensive one. (Of course, try to encourage them to read the comprehensive one, but honestly most of them will go for the simple and straightforward one.)

Whereas I partially agree with you, this is part of the reason I added pictures, you can grasp most things by the title and the pictures within it - if I shortened it down it'd be too vague to actually include EVERYTHING. And that is what this manual is intended for.

Thanks for the feedback, though, I'll consider writing a short version in my reserved post, if I get the time or don't want to save it for anything else.

Jack Bowe
07-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Hey maybe a tip for a more compact looking guide, when you are about to post something, scroll down to additional options and uncheck "show your signature"

http://i61.tinypic.com/25gezrk.jpg

That's in there, number 17 on the posting tools section! Can't believe I didn't use it, edited my posts!

Palestinian
07-12-2015, 11:21 PM
Your a special forumer Jackbowe!

PotatoMarco
07-12-2015, 11:29 PM
Damn this is cool

Jack Bowe
07-13-2015, 06:54 AM
Damn this is cool

Cheers, Potato! :cool:


Krazynewb made a masive guide which fits on one post, maybe you exceeded the limit by just a bit. (Or some technical error)

http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?147358-Growtopian-s-Guide-for-Everything

My problem wasn't text, it was the amount of images. :)

Hypnoid
07-13-2015, 07:06 AM
If this thread doesn't become a sticky so I'll kill myself with big knife:crazy::crazy:

GaryAir
07-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Reserved for future use. You may now post. :)

Wait what?

Jack Bowe
07-13-2015, 02:48 PM
If this thread doesn't become a sticky so I'll kill myself with big knife:crazy::crazy:

Thanks, I guess, but let's not go too far. ;)


Wait what?

I, in a sense, "disallowed" (well, requested) that people didn't post, to make the guide look clean and professional in terms of presentation. Therefore, if someone did post, I asked them to remove it (via Private Message); then, I reserved a post in case I need to add a new section to the guide, and gave you guys permission to post feedback, criticism or whatever you like (as long as it has relevancy). :)

|ThyLuigi|
07-13-2015, 07:15 PM
Oooh, I thought of another way to keep making you scroll through your posts to edit them!

You should add "How to delete a post", because I've noticed that even some experienced forumers don't know how.

Jack Bowe
07-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Oooh, I thought of another way to keep making you scroll through your posts to edit them!

You should add "How to delete a post", because I've noticed that even some experienced forumers don't know how.

Thought I added that, I'll read through it again, and of not, I'll add it. Cheers!

|ThyLuigi|
07-13-2015, 09:38 PM
I didn't see it in the "How to post" section, maybe you put it somewhere else.

Also, how ae you doing that thing where the links go to a specific post?

Jack Bowe
07-14-2015, 03:23 PM
I didn't see it in the "How to post" section, maybe you put it somewhere else.

Also, how ae you doing that thing where the links go to a specific post?

I thought it was there, added it in.

And I'm simply getting the URL from a specific post by clicking on the "see more" button below the post on my profile! :)

BoredSozes
07-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Came back just to say that this guide is awesome. Not only is it comprehensive, it is engaging with lots of pictures and very well organized. It is evident that a lot of effort has been put into this guide.

Should be stickied!!

Hercule
07-14-2015, 05:53 PM
I keep guiding every new user of forums to this guide, it's just fantastic and lot helpful :hug:

Jack Bowe
07-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Came back just to say that this guide is awesome. Not only is it comprehensive, it is engaging with lots of pictures and very well organized. It is evident that a lot of effort has been put into this guide.

Should be stickied!!


I keep guiding every new user of forums to this guide, it's just fantastic and lot helpful :hug:

Thanks, guys, the feedback is much appreciated. <3

raqk
07-17-2015, 03:42 AM
Would read again

Free bump! I recommend this guide to all who needing guiding.

Pikasack
07-17-2015, 04:18 AM
This thread is actually really good, i wonder why it hasn't been stickied yet...

It will definately help the new people!

Jack Bowe
07-17-2015, 08:48 PM
Would read again

Free bump! I recommend this guide to all who needing guiding.


This thread is actually really good, i wonder why it hasn't been stickied yet...

It will definately help the new people!

Thanks, guys - if it doesn't get sticked, it doesn't matter, as long as I don't allow it to die, it would be nice to have it sticked, though, for the sake of new forum members.

SuddenRush
07-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Really helpful :D Thanks for posting this, really taught me a bunch of stuff.

Jack Bowe
07-17-2015, 09:09 PM
Really helpful :D Thanks for posting this, really taught me a bunch of stuff.

Thanks, man - and awesome, glad to know you found it useful! :)

Hercule
07-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Thanks, man - and awesome, glad to know you found it useful! :)

We should probably suggest this to be stickied, as we don't have a proper manual than this :rolleyes:

Megazork
07-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Nice job Jack.

thepigfarmer
07-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Cool guide, but Seth has made something like this found at FAQ. Here is a link: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq

Jack Bowe
07-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Cool guide, but Seth has made something like this found at FAQ. Here is a link: http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq

This is the automatic, not well known vBulletin FAQ - there is a forum rules, as well, but it's not as comprehensive and isn't specific to this forum.

thepigfarmer
07-18-2015, 08:17 PM
This is the automatic, not well known vBulletin FAQ - there is a forum rules, as well, but it's not as comprehensive and isn't specific to this forum.
Ah I see your point.

|ThyLuigi|
07-18-2015, 09:42 PM
I have a new goal, make you edit your guide once a page.

You should mention there's a 5000 character limit on private messages.

Jack Bowe
07-18-2015, 11:13 PM
Ah I see your point.

Yeah, that's why I made this guide - easy for new forumers to find, specific to this forum, includes pictures and is comprehensive! :)


I have a new goal, make you edit your guide once a page.

You should mention there's a 5000 character limit on private messages.

Awesome, man, I appreciate the feedback - edited that in.

Jack Bowe
07-22-2015, 06:19 PM
Just wanted to thank all the people who have linked this here guide in their signatures (ZeroRarity, User1234, ThyLuigi, just to name a few); it's really helping widespread the thread and helping more new forumers find it!

If you see a new forumer introduce themselves, feel free to link them to this guide to help them out with their forum experience! :)

ASAD
07-22-2015, 07:22 PM
All that effort, you deserve a bump :p

ZeroRarity
07-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Just wanted to thank all the people who have linked this here guide in their signatures (ZeroRarity, User1234, ThyLuigi, just to name a few); it's really helping widespread the thread and helping more new forumers find it!

If you see a new forumer introduce themselves, feel free to link them to this guide to help them out with their forum experience! :)

Of course, bro. We got your back! Your guide is undeniably helpful to every people who is starting to use the forum for the first time.

Jack Bowe
07-22-2015, 07:58 PM
All that effort, you deserve a bump :p


Of course, bro. We got your back! Your guide is undeniably helpful to every people who is starting to use the forum for the first time.

Thanks, ASAD and ZR! :)

|ThyLuigi|
07-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Just wanted to thank all the people who have linked this here guide in their signatures (ZeroRarity, User1234, ThyLuigi, just to name a few); it's really helping widespread the thread and helping more new forumers find it!

If you see a new forumer introduce themselves, feel free to link them to this guide to help them out with their forum experience! :)

No problem, it was actually auite easy. :rolleyes:

Anyway, you should mention something about the forum emojis. (Ex. :yeah::prophet::scratch::mad::crazy::hug:)

Jack Bowe
07-24-2015, 09:38 PM
No problem, it was actually auite easy. :rolleyes:

Anyway, you should mention something about the forum emojis. (Ex. :yeah::prophet::scratch::mad::crazy::hug:)

I was going to add that within a spoiler on the grid of with the list below it, but I didn't feel the need to mention specific emojis.

|ThyLuigi|
07-24-2015, 10:01 PM
I was going to add that within a spoiler on the grid of with the list below it, but I didn't feel the need to mention specific emojis.

Okay, well, how about you say something about these buttons.
85916

Jack Bowe
07-24-2015, 10:03 PM
Okay, well, how about you say something about these buttons.
85916

Most of this is included in separate sections - such as private messaging is in it's own section, the FAQ is similar to this, and the new posts I guess could be added, but I don't see it as necessary as of now - if I have the spare time, I may add it in, though. :)

Thanks for all your suggestions, Luigi.

|ThyLuigi|
07-24-2015, 10:06 PM
Most of this is included in separate sections - such as private messaging is in it's own section, the FAQ is similar to this, and the new posts I guess could be added, but I don't see it as necessary as of now - if I have the spare time, I may add it in, though. :)

Thanks for all your suggestions, Luigi.

I'm enjoying this, it's pretty fun to skim throgh the entire post and find something that you could implement.

Jack Bowe
07-24-2015, 10:06 PM
I'm enjoying this, it's pretty fun to skim throgh the entire post and find something that you could implement.

Eventually it will be finalized and be the ULTIMATE, completely comprehensive forum manual! :)

|ThyLuigi|
07-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Eventually it will be finalized and be the ULTIMATE, completely comprehensive forum manual! :)

In the BBCode part, isn't included, either in the post or in the forum's list.

Jack Bowe
07-24-2015, 10:13 PM
In the BBCode part, isn't included, either in the post or in the forum's list.

I don't feel like adding it in is necessary for somebody's forum experience - it's barely ever used - however, I am thinking of adding a list of popular BBCode within that section - such as spoilers. :)

Note: I added the New Posts section - cheers!

Felexswavey
07-24-2015, 10:17 PM
Thanks for all of your positive feedback, guys. The main aim of this thread is to help new forum users understand how to use the forums, to enhance their experience - so if you see a new forum user, it wouldn't be a bad idea to direct them to this thread. :)
Great post Jack, finally we have meaningful threads from people who aren't mods. :) It gets tiring hearing all these complaints about different things within game. :sweatdrop: Not trying to offend anyone but too much drama in these threads ^~^

|ThyLuigi|
07-24-2015, 10:20 PM
I don't feel like adding it in is necessary for somebody's forum experience - it's barely ever used - however, I am thinking of adding a list of popular BBCode within that section - such as spoilers. :)

Note: I added the New Posts section - cheers!

Yey, now I'll stop until the next page.

ASAD
07-29-2015, 04:15 AM
Thanks, Felexswavey - for your positive feedback and adding a link to the thread in your signature, much appreciated!:)

Also, I've noticed that in every new forumer introduction thread, the guide is suggested by some of you guys - I also appreciate that!:hug:

Cmon why this isn't sticky-ed yet:crazy:

Jack Bowe
08-02-2015, 12:58 PM
Cmon why this isn't sticky-ed yet:crazy:

Ha, unfortunately that's none of our choices to make - I don't mind, though, the thread can be useful without it being stickied, with a little bit of advertisement, (such as people having it in their signatures and recommending it to new forumers on their introductory threads; thanks to you all!:hug:) if it got sticked, though, it would make it so much easier. :p

I feel like we need a "Forum Help" sub-forum, in which this could be moved and made a sticky there, as it feels more relevant and convenient.

Hercule
08-02-2015, 01:06 PM
Ha, unfortunately that's none of our choices to make - I don't mind, though, the thread can be useful without it being stickied, with a little bit of advertisement, (such as people having it in their signatures and recommending it to new forumers on their introductory threads; thanks to you all!:hug:) if it got sticked, though, it would make it so much easier. :p

I feel like we need a "Forum Help" sub-forum, in which this could be moved and made a sticky there, as it feels more relevant and convenient.

Of course my friend, give it time and it will probably be stickied.

ASAD
08-02-2015, 02:17 PM
Ha, unfortunately that's none of our choices to make - I don't mind, though, the thread can be useful without it being stickied, with a little bit of advertisement, (such as people having it in their signatures and recommending it to new forumers on their introductory threads; thanks to you all!:hug:) if it got sticked, though, it would make it so much easier. :p

I feel like we need a "Forum Help" sub-forum, in which this could be moved and made a sticky there, as it feels more relevant and convenient.

I'm allowed to bump 3 times right?
Bump:rolleyes::crazy:

Meta4 GT
08-05-2015, 06:58 AM
Thanks, this really helped me.

|ThyLuigi|
08-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Bumperooni

BioTestificate
08-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Gotta sub to the thread...Keep this comprehensive piece alive.

|ThyLuigi|
08-12-2015, 02:32 AM
New page? New suggestions, Ima look for some things to improve.

Update: Okay, I think you should add a guide on how to register, a lot of people get confused on how to do it (including me)

Bejewled
08-12-2015, 03:45 AM
Hey jack, might want to add this, if you click on replies next to a thread it brings up a tab of who posted and how many times

Jack Bowe
08-14-2015, 04:45 AM
New page? New suggestions, Ima look for some things to improve.

Update: Okay, I think you should add a guide on how to register, a lot of people get confused on how to do it (including me)

Added that below the introduction in the original post, cheers!


Hey jack, might want to add this, if you click on replies next to a thread it brings up a tab of who posted and how many times

Added just after about posting/replying to a thread, thanks!

iWard
08-24-2015, 02:28 PM
Thank you JackBowe this helped me hopefully I can now use the foums more : )

|ThyLuigi|
09-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Bumperooni

MrHaribo3000
09-18-2015, 10:02 PM
thx help !1!!1! (+ now i need to wait 120 seconds to post my actual thread[Price Check] RIP.)

Jack Bowe
09-18-2015, 10:56 PM
I've created a new post with the reserved post that I had - "Tips & tricks of the trade!"

This is more of a collaborative section, if any you have any tips you'd like to share, and it's valid, I'll add it into the section! :)

|ThyLuigi|
09-19-2015, 01:52 AM
I've created a new post with the reserved post that I had - "Tips & tricks of the trade!"

This is more of a collaborative section, if any you have any tips you'd like to share, and it's valid, I'll add it into the section! :)

-Always preview your posts when using unfamiliar BBCode, and when post pictures, gifs, or videos.

|ThyLuigi|
09-26-2015, 04:33 PM
bumperooni (http://http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/newreply.php?p=1831119&noquote=1)

Jack Bowe
09-28-2015, 07:15 AM
Updated the tips & tricks of the trade post. :)

Krazynewb
10-01-2015, 01:13 AM
Oh you have a lot to do.
Have fun.

Magicalfishy
10-01-2015, 01:18 AM
Time to edit your thread Jack, we've just received a boat load of a forum update. :p

Jack Bowe
10-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Working on it!:)

Jack Bowe
10-01-2015, 09:42 AM
And we're done!

Hypnoid
10-14-2015, 12:55 PM
Waiting for Hamumu to make this sticky...

|ThyLuigi|
10-15-2015, 04:25 AM
WTB and WTS have been replaced by "Buying and Selling".
So you should change that.:rolleyes:

Jack Bowe
10-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Waiting for Hamumu to make this sticky...

I don't think they make player written threads sticky anymore. :)


WTB and WTS have been replaced by "Buying and Selling".
So you should change that.:rolleyes:

Edited, thanks, Luigi!

Liammagoo
10-21-2015, 06:59 AM
I don't think they make player written threads sticky anymore. :)


They should, otherwise they have their heads in the clouds thinking they don't need any external help. If they sticky this, that's one (or perhaps three) less guides to work on themselves.

Jack Bowe
10-21-2015, 07:05 AM
They should, otherwise they have their heads in the clouds thinking they don't need any external help. If they sticky this, that's one (or perhaps three) less guides to work on themselves.

Just an assumption, as all of the old stickies by players were unstickied, and now they're only by Solorien, Seth, Hamumu and Sam Richardson; it doesn't really bother me, though, just need to make sure there's a post every now and then. :p

neil.corrigan12
10-22-2015, 06:57 PM
I can't say much more than what's already said. I didn't read it though — I know all of that information already. It's a great guide that deserves a sticky! A quick question though: how long did that take to plan out and compile.

|ThyLuigi|
10-29-2015, 03:20 AM
I'm bored.

Btw, you should add something somewhere about ignoring members and adding contacts.

Jack Bowe
11-08-2015, 11:31 PM
I'm bored.

Btw, you should add something somewhere about ignoring members and adding contacts.

Added about ignoring users, cheers! :)

Kieran2820
11-17-2015, 11:39 PM
Bbuummpp
This thread deserves to be kept alive.
AND STICKIED

|ThyLuigi|
12-04-2015, 02:26 AM
It always feels like it's been weeks since this has been bumped, but it isn't closed.

Anyway, bumperooni for the newcomers.

Areodax
12-15-2015, 02:38 PM
Probably one of the most organized guides I've seen so far.

Good job Jakey.

SilversoulX
12-26-2015, 03:09 AM
OMG MINIMOD

GummiBear64
12-26-2015, 03:25 AM
JakeyBae, great bunch of words! :)

_CM
12-31-2015, 06:18 AM
This looks like what a mini-mod would say.

Do you even know even know how to distinguish a helpful person from a mini-mod?

Areodax
12-31-2015, 06:47 AM
All helpful people who post generic stuff who don't dare to say a word against the general guidelines are mini-mods.

While alas, your ignorance is showing.

Jack is at least giving the new forumers an idea of what this place really is.

All you've shown in your posts so far are completely stupid and immature, like a toddler.

_CM
12-31-2015, 06:50 AM
All helpful people who post generic stuff who don't dare to say a word against the general guidelines are mini-mods.

So you're saying being kind is being a mini-mod? So every good thing you do you must do something bad? Scam perhaps?


You've been in the forums for over a year and all you can think about mini-mods are someone who's always helpful, who never showed signs of being bad? Stop bandwagon-ing with those stupid people, unless you want to be one of them.

Devilrule
01-02-2016, 08:53 AM
#FreeBump2k16

Spotlight
01-02-2016, 09:05 PM
One question for your Jack, why aren't you a moderator yet?

AGE
01-02-2016, 09:08 PM
One question for your Jack, why aren't you a moderator yet?

To what I've heard, he doesn't want to be one.

|ThyLuigi|
01-02-2016, 09:22 PM
To what I've heard, he doesn't want to be one.

He's a moderator on a million forums.
x_x

AGE
01-02-2016, 09:25 PM
He's a moderator on a million forums.
x_x

Then there must be something on this forum he doesn't want to deal with. Probably the community.

raqk
01-02-2016, 09:25 PM
Why isn't this sticky yet?

Jack Bowe
01-02-2016, 09:42 PM
One question for your Jack, why aren't you a moderator yet?

Because they haven't asked me to be - maybe they don't see me as worthy. :p


To what I've heard, he doesn't want to be one.

Never said I don't want to be one, nor have I ever had the opportunity, a lot of people seem to think I don't want to be one, though - it's like a sneaky little rumor. :rolleyes:


He's a moderator on a million forums.
x_x

You stalk me.


Then there must be something on this forum he doesn't want to deal with. Probably the community.

I love the community! Though it has flaws, I've been a part of it for nearly three years and it'll always have a place in my heart! <3


Why isn't this sticky yet?

It seems since the release of the "Guidebook" sub-forum threads don't become sticky anymore. Don't quote me on that, though.

Liammagoo
01-02-2016, 10:14 PM
One question for your Jack, why aren't you a moderator yet?

The devs hate him or something, they won't let him be a mod after countless requests from many, many people over the past couple years :sweatdrop:

Josh289
01-02-2016, 10:30 PM
You guys choosing a moderator is a huge job. They have to pick very wisely. Reason being is they have to trust people in order to promote them to a mod. It takes a long time to choose the right peers on who they believe is worthy. Reasons why picking someone they might not trust 100% might be an issue is because a moderator has a ton of power. Someone who isn't trusted can't be left with that kind of power because they could use it to their advantage. Plus I don't think Seth and Hamumu are looking for new mods seeing as we already do have a pretty stable team of moderators at the moment. So it's not that the mods hate him they just may either not be looking for new moderators or are looking at their other options and taking everything into consideration.

- - - Updated - - -

I made some typos peers on should be changed to person and instead of saying the mods don't hate him I meant to say the debs dont hate him. Whoops. :D

Liammagoo
01-02-2016, 10:50 PM
[TEXT]

do you have ANY idea who JackBowe is? He's about 62x more helpful than you.

ID: BEASTLY
01-13-2016, 06:29 AM
One question for your Jack, why aren't you a moderator yet?

QOTD :cool:

Akashi Seijuro
02-07-2016, 02:55 PM
i cant change my profile picture now....before,it worked but now it always show "invalid image file" i tried a milion times but it doesnt work
i don"t know about that requirement (100 by 100 pixels) and the avatar image too,can help?

|ThyLuigi|
02-07-2016, 04:39 PM
i cant change my profile picture now....before,it worked but now it always show "invalid image file" i tried a milion times but it doesnt work
i don"t know about that requirement (100 by 100 pixels) and the avatar image too,can help?

Go to a photo editor to check the pixel size (It should be in the corner or somewhere near), but the space (19 Kb) can support a much larger image, it can be seen by going to your files and checking the properties, it should say the size of the picture. You can either resize an image or find one (or make one) that meets those requirements.

Jack Bowe
02-17-2016, 02:14 PM
Bumping this thread back up, glad to see it's still alive!:)

Magicalfishy
02-28-2016, 03:04 PM
We can't let this die!

|ThyLuigi|
02-29-2016, 12:22 AM
On the polls section, add about how to add a poll after you created a thread using 'Thread Tools'.

Liammagoo
02-29-2016, 12:29 AM
And don't forget the #1 rule of the forums:
If it's about you, nobody cares.

Applez
02-29-2016, 03:15 AM
Is your post relevant to the topic being discussed in the thread? Kinda
Is your post necessary? No
Does your post follow forum rules? Sure
Is this helpful to the original poster (OP) of the thread? Not at all
Does your post contribute to the thread? Nopeeee
Does your post contain thoughtful, helpful, and constructive content? lol
Is your post respectful towards everyone and not derogatory in any way? yeah
Does your post focus on the subject of the thread, and not the OP or the way the topic is being presented? uhhh

Jack Bowe
02-29-2016, 07:34 AM
And don't forget the #1 rule of the forums:
If it's about you, nobody cares.

Truest thing I've ever read. :)

Punch
03-01-2016, 10:45 AM
Keep it in first page! :panic:

Jack Bowe
03-11-2016, 08:03 PM
So glad to see this is still alive, even though I have been busy for months with exams and meetings, much love to the community, you guys are still awesome after all this time. <3

Liammagoo
03-11-2016, 08:18 PM
So glad to see this is still alive, even though I have been busy for months with exams and meetings, much love to the community, you guys are still awesome after all this time. <3

*COUGHRSCOUGH*
And nice quote.
Totally not aimed at me.
Totally.

Metalwire
03-24-2016, 12:02 PM
Wasnt you a moderator in past? :prophet:
Not yet:rolleyes:

serge700
03-24-2016, 08:30 PM
How do you post/start a new thread?:scratch:

NinjaPRO
03-24-2016, 11:51 PM
JakeShore was a mod? Im sure Jack or Jake was mod. :prophet:

Jakeshore was a moderator in the past.

Indicative
03-24-2016, 11:52 PM
How do you post/start a new thread?:scratch:

Go to a sub-forum, there will be a button "Post New Thread" in the top left.

Jack Bowe
03-31-2016, 09:02 PM
Wasnt you a moderator in past? :prophet:

Never have been and most likely never will be. :cool:

Polar
03-31-2016, 09:14 PM
Never have been and most likely never will be. :cool:

Why wouldn't you be? Don't you want to be one?
You have morre than enough potential to join the moderating team, Jack. (In my opinion)

Brinx
03-31-2016, 09:26 PM
Jack, I just wanna say. Your threads make me cry, they're SO GOOD.

Jack Bowe
04-08-2016, 04:23 PM
Why wouldn't you be? Don't you want to be one?
You have morre than enough potential to join the moderating team, Jack. (In my opinion)

Jack, I just wanna say. Your threads make me cry, they're SO GOOD.

Because it is not mine or your perspective that counts on if I do or don't deserve to be one, Polar. However, your positive outlook is appreciated. You too, Brinx. :)

mrmax2
04-08-2016, 04:24 PM
Thank You)) 10/10

mrmax2
04-08-2016, 04:56 PM
Thank You.

MrDomassGT
04-09-2016, 07:20 AM
WOW, that's REALLY helpful post you got here !:D

Tohru
04-11-2016, 06:55 PM
Must...Not...Die...This thread shall rise.

Jack Bowe
04-20-2016, 05:35 PM
Thank You)) 10/10


WOW, that's REALLY helpful post you got here !:D


Must...Not...Die...This thread shall rise.

Glad I could help you guys out. Just giving this thread a little bump.

Spotlight
04-20-2016, 05:51 PM
Still not a sticky yet? Damn.

IceKane
04-20-2016, 06:08 PM
This thread is great. Should have been stickied by now. Any plans on a Netiquette Manual?

Jack Bowe
04-20-2016, 06:26 PM
This thread is great. Should have been stickied by now. Any plans on a Netiquette Manual?

I could add that in as a section, actually. Some people could do with it.



Still not a sticky yet? Damn.

I don't believe they sticky threads anymore, due to the new Guidebook sub-forum. I'm not entirely certain, though.

Spotlight
04-21-2016, 10:34 PM
I could add that in as a section, actually. Some people could do with it.




I don't believe they sticky threads anymore, due to the new Guidebook sub-forum. I'm not entirely certain, though.

That's a shame. This entire thread could just be the forum guidebook. It'd be more informative honestly.

Jack Bowe
04-26-2016, 03:11 PM
That's a shame. This entire thread could just be the forum guidebook. It'd be more informative honestly.

Cheers, I really appreciate it! It would be nice to have it as a sticky, then I wouldn't have to make sure to post within every two weeks so the thread closes and died, but I guess it's manageable.


This thread is great. Should have been stickied by now. Any plans on a Netiquette Manual?

Added a small Netiquette Manual section into the final post on the first page - I didn't want to make it too comprehensive as some of the points are simply being reiterated from other sections, however, I do have plans to expand upon that post if need be. Hoping it's what you wanted. :)

IceKane
04-26-2016, 07:07 PM
Cheers, I really appreciate it! It would be nice to have it as a sticky, then I wouldn't have to make sure to post within every two weeks so the thread closes and died, but I guess it's manageable.



Added a small Netiquette Manual section into the final post on the first page - I didn't want to make it too comprehensive as some of the points are simply being reiterated from other sections, however, I do have plans to expand upon that post if need be. Hoping it's what you wanted. :)

Thanks a lot. ;)

TheFanoftech
04-26-2016, 09:08 PM
You've really out done yourself... for the thousandth time.

Polar
04-26-2016, 09:11 PM
I see a sticky coming. Good luck getting one, this thread is by far one of the best ones I've seen
We need more people like you, Jack, helpful, chill, yet working with effort! I've got to say that you're my rolemodel. Great job ;)

Jack Bowe
04-27-2016, 07:05 AM
Thanks a lot. ;)

Glad it's to your liking!


You've really out done yourself... for the thousandth time.

I haven't see you post in a long time, dude!


I see a sticky coming. Good luck getting one, this thread is by far one of the best ones I've seen
We need more people like you, Jack, helpful, chill, yet working with effort! I've got to say that you're my rolemodel. Great job ;)

A sticky at this point is highly unlikely, but cheers, Polar!:)

If any of you see someone newly introducing themselves to the forums, feel free to point them in the direction of this guide, to help them understand everything about the forums! :hug:

Tohru
04-27-2016, 10:44 AM
I put it in my signature. :)

GTDanielD
04-27-2016, 11:00 AM
This may be one of the few helpful threads I've EVER seen! Pretty sure a LOT of the forumers, especially the new ones, would GLADLY appreciate this thread. Cheers for this, Jack!

Hypnoid
04-27-2016, 11:08 AM
Bumping for the OP. He put alot of effort on this thread.

Phoenix234
04-28-2016, 12:37 PM
Nice Guide!I Think this might help some few new forumers also free bump for ya!

|ThyLuigi|
04-30-2016, 04:09 AM
Silly thread, why are you so far from the first page?

Jack Bowe
05-05-2016, 08:20 PM
Going to bring this thread up so it doesn't become lost in the midst of time.

Acrystic
05-05-2016, 10:29 PM
BUMPPPPPP :sweatdrop:

Krazynewb
05-06-2016, 01:03 AM
I'm sad for what has happened to this guide. Truthfully it's on life support. (Not that LifeSupport tho)
Being relied on bumps.
Even though, the sad truth is, it will have to come to an end. Eventually.

But until then, nice guide! Which is what I should've said months ago.

VendLolx
05-14-2016, 04:55 PM
BUMP.

......

Jack Bowe
05-23-2016, 07:08 AM
I'm sad for what has happened to this guide. Truthfully it's on life support. (Not that LifeSupport tho)
Being relied on bumps.
Even though, the sad truth is, it will have to come to an end. Eventually.

But until then, nice guide! Which is what I should've said months ago.

True, it will eventually go two weeks without a reply, but if it came down to it I could easily post it again. :p

raqk
05-23-2016, 07:11 AM
Oh wow, exactly a month from today and this thread will be a year old.

I've probably said this a couple times already, but I still think this thread deserves a sticky.

|ThyLuigi|
05-23-2016, 07:16 AM
Oh wow, exactly a month from today and this thread will be a year old.

I've probably said this a couple times already, but I still think this thread deserves a sticky.
A year old? Already?!

Man, time flies when you're doing absolutely nothing.

DumbOldDoor
05-23-2016, 11:25 AM
Oh wow, exactly a month from today and this thread will be a year old.

I've probably said this a couple times already, but I still think this thread deserves a sticky.

Oh wow... I seriously remember it like yesterday...

Jack Bowe
06-04-2016, 12:09 AM
Oh wow, exactly a month from today and this thread will be a year old.

I've probably said this a couple times already, but I still think this thread deserves a sticky.


A year old? Already?!

Man, time flies when you're doing absolutely nothing.


Oh wow... I seriously remember it like yesterday...

Dang, that's awesome! :cool:

DumbOldDoor
06-07-2016, 05:21 PM
this guide sucks

Arcyus
06-09-2016, 03:27 PM
ITS ALIVE!!!1!1!1

Creditable
06-09-2016, 03:29 PM
How ancient is this?

JOSHIE63
06-09-2016, 06:34 PM
How ancient is this?

It is still applicable to today. Why this has not been made a sticky is beyond reasoning.

Jack Bowe
06-12-2016, 01:55 PM
Added a "Managing Attachments" sub-section to "How to post, posting tools and posing tips!" The managing attachments feature is one I find incredibly useful for updating images without having the old one stay in your post, and moving images I used in other threads to the one I'm currently editing. :)

Jack Bowe
06-12-2016, 06:49 PM
I still remember this, how many hours did you pit into this?

It's nearly a year old! And I'm not entirely sure. :confused:

raqk
06-14-2016, 03:56 PM
Is this thread still going to be worked on and kept alive, or are you going to focus on the one over at growtopiagame?

If so, I feel you should gear this thread more towards the rest of the RTsoft forums, rather than Growtopia related subforums.