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    Post Can I use old Tree Style here?

    Yes you can! There are actually three different display options for viewing the forums here:

    Linear
    :(oldest first)
    Posts are displayed chronologically from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously.

    Linear: (newest first) Same as the above mode, except that posts are ordered in an opposite way (newest first).

    Threaded:
    A tree is shown along with every post. This tree allows you to see the relationship each post has to others, in terms of who responded to whom. Only one post is shown at a time.

    Hybrid: A mixture of both Linear and Threaded. The threaded tree box is on the top of the page and below you can view multiple posts.

    Related: How do I switch between modes?
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    Post How do I switch display modes?

    There are a currently two ways to switch between the Linear, Threaded and Hybrid display modes.

    1. At the top of every page under the welcome message, there is a drop down box called Quick Links. Go there and choose Edit Options. You'll be taken to a new page that has a Control Panel on the left and a bunch of boxes on the right. Scroll down the page to the third box called Thread Display Options. The second option inside that box is called Thread Display Mode. Inside that, you should see a drop down menu with 4 options:
    • Linear: Oldest First
    • Linear: Newest First
    • Threaded
    • Hybrid
    Choose which one you want, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes. Voila!

    OR

    2. Inside any thread, there is a drop down menu called Display Modes above the first post or tree (depending upon which mode you are currently using). This is the quickest and easiest way to switch your view. Simply click the drop down menu and choose which mode you prefer!

    Related: What are the different display modes?
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    Post What is Quick Reply/Advanced Reply?

    Quick Reply is just that. A simple and fast version of a post entry box at the bottom of every thread page. It doesn't have all the whistles and bells of advanced, but makes it easier when you just want to type up a quick sentence or two.

    If you want all the fun emoticons, font enhancments and code buttons, click on the Go Advanced button at the bottom of the Quick Reply box. Other ways to get the enhanced version:
    • Use the POST A REPLY button at the top and bottom left hand corners of every thread page.
    • Use the QUOTE button as a method of replying to a particular post. This always opens the enhanced reply page.
    Related: What do Quote and Multi-Quote do?
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    I don't see all the emoticons...

    If, when in Advanced Mode, you dont see all the fun options like emoticons, font enhancements and code buttons (i.e. YouTube or Spoiler), it's a quick and simple fix.

    At the top of every page there is a drop down menu called Quick Links. Go there and select Edit Options. This will bring you to a new page with a Control Panel on the left and a bunch of boxes on the right. Scroll all the way down to bottom of this page. You should see a box called Miscellaneous Options with Message Editor Interface inside. There are three options inside the drop down menu found there:
    • Basic Editor - A simple text box
    • Standard Editor - Extra Formatting Controls
    • Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing
    Choose the Enhanced Interface option and click Save Changes. Voila!

    *note* You will never see all the advanced options inside the Quick Reply box. It uses only the minimal amount of options for faster posting.
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    Post How-To Find Threads

    There are multiple ways to search for and find the topics you are interested in posting about:
    • Main forum page: an entire listing of all available topics and threads. You can easily get there by clicking the coffeerooms image at the top left hand corner of the screen.
    • Forum Jump: A super quick way to find the forum you are looking for. It's a drop down menu at the top and bottom of every Thread and Post page with a list of all available forums.
    • Instant Coffeerooms: This can be found on the upper left hand side of the screen (below the coffeerooms image). This is a quick link box to all main forums. (i.e. NightTime TV, Books, etc.)
    • Search: This can be found at the top of any forum page. It is used for searching individual threads and posts using keywords/phrases. There is also an advanced option.
    • Today's Posts: This can be found in the Quick Links drop down menu in the navbar at the top of the page.
    • User Specific Posts: If you would like to view a specific user's posts or threads, you can do so by visiting their profile and clicking "Find all Posts by" or "Find all Threads by".
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    Today's Posts?

    If you'd like to see all threads updated in the last 24 hours, go to the top of any page and click on the drop down menu called Quick Links. The first option in this menu is called Today's Posts.

    This will take you to a new page with all the threads that have been posted in most recently. Threads in bold have posts you have not viewed yet.
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    YouTube Buttons

    The YouTube button is a for just that, posting YouTube videos.

    Every YouTube video has a URL which you can find in a handy box on the right side of the video that looks like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpNoEopPdM

    Here at coffeerooms, you only want the part of the URL that is bold. When you click the little YouTube button at the top of the Advanced posting box you will get a set of tags that look like this:

    [ YOUTUBE]
    [/YOUTUBE ]

    To post a video, copy the part of the URL that I turned bold up there and and paste it between the two tags. Hooray! You've posted a video!

    Example
    :
    [ YOUTUBE]6bpNoEopPdM[/YOUTUBE ]
    (without the spaces) will give you


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