New User Guide and Discourse Cheat Sheet

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(App Shah) #1

This post is a ‘how-to’ or a ‘cheat sheet’ which explains how to go negotiate Discourse and execute basic functions.


My No. 1 Tip for new Discourse users

There are SO many new things to learn and remember when finding your way around a new platform for the first time. You will read many documents containing helpful information and you’ll probably want to refer back to them at some stage. You can bookmark those posts for easy reference by using the button at the bottom of the post.


How to retrieve bookmark?


How to get notify about New Replies and Topics?

To read more, just keep scrolling down! As new replies or new topics arrive, they will appear automatically – no need to refresh the page.


To get back to the home page

Just click on Crunchify forum logo at the top-left bar.


To reply with a quote

To do a reply with quote, highlight the text you want to quote and a pop-up will appear saying “quote reply”. Click it and that text will be copied to a new post. To reply to multiple posts in the same thread, repeat the process again until you get all your quotes.


##Inserting an image
Once you reach Trust Level 1 you will be able to insert images using:

  • drag & drop (it even works for multiple images at once )
  • the upload button in the composer toolbar (keyboard shortcut: CTRL+G)
  • a link to the image (on a line by itself)
  • copy & paste (Chrome only)

##Subscribing to categories and topics
Some key definitions to understand are:

  • Watching - You will be notified of every new post in the topic. The count of unread and new posts will also appear next to the topic’s listing.

  • Tracking - You will be notified only if someone mentions your @name or replies to your post. The count of unread and new posts will also appear next to the topic’s listing.

  • Regular - You will be notified only if someone mentions your @name or replies to your post.

  • Muted - You will never be notified of anything about this topic, and it will not appear on your unread tab.

To subscribe to a Category (or forum) go to your preferences (via your Profile page) page.

To subscribe to a Topic (or thread) go to the topic in question and scroll to the bottom. Just above the Suggested Topics table is a notifications drop-down, from which you select the appropriate option.


##Notifications
When someone replies to you, quotes your post, mentions your @username, or even links to your post, a number will immediately appear at the top right of the page. Select it to access your notifications.


Understanding TrustLevel?

Please visit TrustLevel page.


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(anon66258068) #2

Thanks for sharing quick Community Cheat Sheet. Already started using it.


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This topic is now a banner. It will appear at the top of every page until it is dismissed by the user.


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This topic is no longer a banner. It will no longer appear at the top of every page.


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