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Offline Toynbee9

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Newbie Here
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:57:57 am »
Hello everyone,

It was Mstcool who referred me here.  I was over at the main community support group when he/she spotted me.

Basically, I'm a computer ignoramus  :confused: and am trying to teach myself how to set up a forum using SMF2.  I found a site called Create Forums for Free and set up a test site there so as I can teach myself how it's done.  Don't know if I shall stay there, but I needed to set up a test site in order to build up my confidence which has improved slightly.

Am now looking around to find out how I can download a gallery, insert thumbnails at the side where the board headings are and trying to work out how membergroups work. 

Be warned, I shall be asking you a load of questions.  So please forgive me.

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 11:30:38 am »
Haha, welcome to SMFNew. :) Enjoy your stay, feel free to check out the wiki, and if your questions aren't answered on the wiki, feel free to ask! :)
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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 12:35:27 pm »
Hello, welcome to SMFnew. ;) I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to ask any questions, we are here to help you. :)

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 01:31:34 pm »
This is SMFNew not Create Forums for Free. If you want support please make a SMFNew forum.

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 02:11:00 pm »
I am aware this is not Create a Forum.  I was under the impression this is where newbies like myself go in order to ask questions about SMF?

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 02:29:01 pm »
Bro sup
um dont use create a forum bro
go to smfnew.com/signup
and make it
its awesome im not jk
Thanks for joining

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 02:46:49 pm »
Oh wait.....is SMFNew a host site?  I was under the impression it's where newbies like me come to ask general questions about SMF?

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 02:51:58 pm »
Yes, we are our own SMF host. We allow you to create 1.x AND 2.x servers, we have 99% uptime, 24/7 support, and awesome themes and mods on all free forums. Then, if you want to take our hosting to the next level, you could buy SMFNew Pro Hosting, which gives you complete unrestricted access to your forum, transfer to our pro servers, AND you get priority support. :)
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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 03:43:17 pm »
Tony thts either create a forums support forum if they have one or the real simple machines
i spotted u at the real simple machines
BRo i suggest that u use smfnew
i can help u for smfnew
i know alot bout smfnew
i use to HATE smf forums
but when i joined smfnew my whole life changed
it became better. Now i ALWAYS use smf. Cmon bro smfnew is awesome

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 04:17:38 pm »
Mstcool, 

If your willing than I shall endeavour to be able.  I need all the help I can get.

So let me see if I have this right.  SMFNew is also free, but naturally if you don't want add ons then you can pay for that.  Is that right?

By the way, how many posts do I make before the capta is taken off?

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 11:32:47 am »
No, no, SMFNew is free, but if you want mods or themes, you don't HAVE to pay for them. Here's your options if you want different mods or themes:

Either
1. Suggest a mod or theme in the suggestions board, where the community as a whole decides if it is to be installed or not.

or

2. Purchase our Pro Hosting package, where you have complete access to your forum, and you have your site migrated to our Pro server. With Pro Hosting, you can do literally anything that is technically possible. You can upload your own files, your own mods and themes at your whim, or you could even add your own pages to your directory to create a full website. If you would like more information on Pro Hosting, please see this article: http://wiki.smfnew.com/index.php/Pro_Hosting

:)

And about the Captcha verification... I believe it stops at around 10 posts or so. I don't know the exact number, since I'm not an admin, but I do seem to notice that on forums with that verification system on them, they usually stop the verification at around 10 posts or so. :)
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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 07:14:26 pm »
Jaekob one question
i was helping ninja111 once
and he said he doesnt have any ftp access details
so how can they find the details?

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 12:16:24 am »
I told you I don't have it because that is my personal information and not yours.

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 05:36:43 pm »
No, no, SMFNew is free, but if you want mods or themes, you don't HAVE to pay for them. Here's your options if you want different mods or themes:

I think I'm not articulating myself very well.  My apologies for that.  Hard to explain computer stuff when your not computer techie.

Allow me to start again.  I signed up originally with CreateAForumforFree, because I wanted to learn a) how to start a forum and b) I needed to learn how to use the SMF package.

As it happens, I prefer this community suport forum....it looks more active.  As a result, I signed up to SMFNew (which is also free) and created a forum.  This is the forum:   http://royalmischief.smffy.com which is currently closed to viewing because I am working my way through all the features and options.  This pic gives you an idea what it looks like - but it needs loads of work

Either
1. Suggest a mod or theme in the suggestions board, where the community as a whole decides if it is to be installed or not.

or

2. Purchase our Pro Hosting package, where you have complete access to your forum, and you have your site migrated to our Pro server. With Pro Hosting, you can do literally anything that is technically possible. You can upload your own files, your own mods and themes at your whim, or you could even add your own pages to your directory to create a full website. If you would like more information on Pro Hosting, please see this article: http://wiki.smfnew.com/index.php/Pro_Hosting

Sorry, the above is where I got lost.  When you said
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Suggest a mod or theme in the suggestions board
  Does this mean I have to get an okay from the community in whom I ask to be a moderator?  Going through the features and options, I got the impression I could download a number of themes if I chose to. 

Also, prior to purchasing the pro-hosting package, I shall be able to open to the public and invite members to join the forum shan't I?   :confused:

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Re: Newbie Here
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 05:43:39 pm »
Oh, no, my bad - I should have been a little clearer. When I said "mod", I meant a modification. Something that changes, removes, or adds a specific feature/features to your forum. On our free service, you can add modifications and themes by suggesting them - that allows our community to decide if they like it or not.

You're able to add moderators (users who help keep your forum spam-free and a fun environment) at your own whim - no need to suggest that. ;)

When you purchase Pro Hosting, you're able to add your own modifications and themes at your own whim. You don't have to speak to anyone about it, as your forum is literally COMPLETELY under your control. :)

If you would like more general information on our services, please check out our wiki: wiki.smfnew.com :)
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