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  1. This needs to be posted EVERYWHERE.
  2. This topic has been sticky in top of the forum by Justinblue
  3. Thanks guys! I've added a section on images and the BBCode toolbar. Feel free to suggest revisions. :)
  4. sick
  5. Nice job, very informative.
  6. Thanks. I'm just new here and this one is very helpful.
  7. Nice well done!

    Add this: strike to the "Style" section.

    [strike]<text here> [/strike] 
  8. At what post count can I edit my messages?

    Thanks
  9. There's no post count restriction for editing messages, but the UK forum is bugged and often won't let you.
  10. sorry guys. i am new here. how can i submit an article in the forum. i do not have a submit button on the screen. please help. thank you
  11. I am having the same problem. When I click "Ask the community" I get a window to enter my question but no submit button. HELP???
  12. randomizer said:
    This needs to be posted EVERYWHERE.


    I agree!
  13. Where's the flag/report button? Or do you have to PM a mod?
  14. Above your post there are a couple of grey links. The right-most one is the report function. It used to be red but they changed it and now it's invisible.
  15. Ah, thanks. I usually gloss over them because they're grayed out. =X
  16. lotri said:
    Ah, thanks. I usually gloss over them because they're grayed out. =X


    I know - took me a little bit to figure that one out myself. :)
  17. I've asked more than once for it to be changed back to red but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe I should try again.
  18. randomizer said:
    I've asked more than once for it to be changed back to red but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe I should try again.


    Maybe they just don't want people to see the red and think "Shortcut to awesome!" and spam all the mods.
  19. If that was the plan it isn't working :lol:
  20. This topic has been desticky in top of the forum by R_manic
  21. This topic has been closed by R_manic
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