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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:06 AM

JOEKONA


I am like a lost sheep here. How do folks who are pretty computer illiterate navigate the site. I come here and find I can't do anything!


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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:08 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


What are you trying to do?

And WELCOME!!!!!!!!!! We need to get you a Browncoat!


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"We don't fear the reaper"



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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:10 AM

WASHSYOUNGERSEXIERBR

Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges


If your new just stick to the recent threads in community.

If your after firefly stuff go in general discussions.

Randomness in talk story

Hello and welcome by the way

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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:12 AM

PENGUIN


If you want to post pictures, here's a tutorial written by a brilliant man from the mythical state of Iowa!

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=5&t=22105


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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:37 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Welcome to the 'verse Joekona! Click on the community link near the top of the screen and in that room you'll find a FIREFLYFANS Central link. There should be some helpful things in there and if you don't find what you're looking for jusk ask. The folks around here are pretty shiny about helping out.

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:44 AM

EMBERS


welcome!
if you are looking for some Firefly/Serenity goodies there is a list, and links, here:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=15816

wander at will through the Blue Sun Room for fan fiction

I think you'll get used to the layout as you lurk,
recent threads do get buried, and lost pretty quickly, but you can find the Firefly episode discussions easily (because it has it's own forum)

Best to go to 'community' (top of page)
you'll see the top five current discussions

and below you'll see all the forums where other discussion can be found.

enjoy!

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Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:25 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Welcome home, Joekona (#21320)

It's right shiny to have you among us.
Have a strawberry and a mug of Mudder's
Milk.
Come on up to the galley for a turn or
two at the buffet.

If we can find the proper personnel we
ought to be able to get you your own
virtual browncoat.

Then we'll give you a ball of string.

There is no Minotaur lurking, but the
site is labyrinthine indeed. And hyper-
spatial. And a very rich and useful site.
I used to come here and get utterly lost,
though it was enjoyable.
The string helped me find my way back
until I got used to the geometry of the
place.

(P.S.: Don't bother with a trail of bread
crumbs; something eats them...)

{In all seriousness, if there's a specific
thing you want to do or find or know, just
ask and someone will help you.}

bun
~2006~Firefly Summer~2006~
==We aim to exponentiate==
----Hide the rum! 0507----

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Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:40 PM

KANEMAN


*steps out of troll costume*

I have seen this site called hard to navigate before. I do not get it. I think it is the best board I have come across in years.

1 LOG-IN
2 CLICK ON "COMMUNITY" or something else that you fancy.
3 LOOK AT "LATEST POSTS" to see whats up
4 PICK WHAT YOU WANT...General, Talk story, Real World, Other Sci-fi, etc...

Once on a page the latest thread is on top.
Click on thread of interest...Read
To respond to post topic click on reply.
To respond to a specific post click on reply with quote. Rinse and Repeat

*Climbs back into costume*

You suck!....Well, it's true.

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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:16 AM

JOEKONA


You assume a lot, the mere mention that it is "the best board you have come across in years" is an indicator of advanced knowledge/experience!

This is my first experience with a "board" and for me it is hard to navigate. I have no perameters to guage what is easy or difficult in the use of a "board".

For me this is difficult.

I do graciously accept your help, and appreciate the effort you took to help me. I will try this next time I go into the site.

What the heck is a thread?

A little advice if I may:
While it is fun to identify with a character in a ficticious setting, you may be going a little over the top trying to become "Jaynelike" in your personna.
Give a try to being who you are, you just may be a more interesting and worthy character than that which you perceive.



Joe

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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:24 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Joe

When you click on community you will see a list of discussion areas, General, Talk Story - these break down the diffent types of this to talk about. If you click on General discussion, you will be taken to a list of topics. These topics are threads.




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I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"



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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:25 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Quote:

Originally posted by kaneman:
*steps out of troll costume*

I have seen this site called hard to navigate before. I do not get it. I think it is the best board I have come across in years.

1 LOG-IN
2 CLICK ON "COMMUNITY" or something else that you fancy.
3 LOOK AT "LATEST POSTS" to see whats up
4 PICK WHAT YOU WANT...General, Talk story, Real World, Other Sci-fi, etc...

Once on a page the latest thread is on top.
Click on thread of interest...Read
To respond to post topic click on reply.
To respond to a specific post click on reply with quote. Rinse and Repeat

*Climbs back into costume*

You suck!....Well, it's true.



Kaneman - that was beautiful! I am all teary. Well Done! ....well up to the "you suck" part.

hugs and kisses!


----
I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"



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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:28 AM

JOEKONA


Thank you very much.

I will try your advice the next time I go to the site.



Joe

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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:37 AM

JOEKONA


Thank you for your help.

I will try as suggested in my next visit to the site.


Joe

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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:39 AM

JOEKONA


Thank you for your assistance.

I will contact you in the future when I visit the site again

Joe

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Friday, August 25, 2006 9:51 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by Joekona:
What the heck is a thread?



A discussion. When you posted your original questions you started a thread. All of the replies to your first post as well as all subsequent replies (and replies to replies ad infinitum) are part of the thread. The term comes via the wacky world of operating system design where it denotes a single process among many but I kind of like to think of message board threads as being akin to wool being spun into yarn - disparate fragile strands being merged into a stronger whole.



David

"Not completely as well as the series of Firefly..." - From a review of Serenity at amazon.de

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Friday, August 25, 2006 10:13 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by Joekona:

What the heck is a thread?




What you're posting in.

When I got here I did find it difficult as well; too cluttered. And I'm a web developer!

While getting used to the site, the important stuff is in the middle of the page. Look for "Latest Discussions". Right below that is the 16 (?) last threads in which people have posted. Basically, when someone makes a post, that discussion (thread) goes to the top of the pile.

At the bottom of this section is a link to the top 100 discussions. This is what you may want to look at later as people on this site are quite talkative and many still active discussions are bumped off the main page periodically.


If you are brave, you may want to look below this section to see "Real World FFF.net". This is where the political discussions, etc go on. They can get heated, so...


Now, once you are comfortable with the site and contributing to started discussions, you may want to start your own topic. If you look to the right of the page (somewhat beside "Latest Discussions") you'll see, "Message Boards".

These are basically general catagories for people to keep there discussions in. If you click on one of those links, you'll get the top x number of threads for that particular section. Also, a discription of what is to be discussed in that particular section is discribed at the top e.g.

"""
General Discussions

General discussions and comments relating to Firefly.
"""

Once you find the section which is appropriate to what you wish to discuss, somewhat at the top right of that page is a "POST NEW THREAD" link. Click that an follow the directions.

A note on posting: I've noticed that many many people here do not look before they post. What this does is make several threads on the exact same thing, at the exact same time. Then people who want to contribute to the conversation as a whole need to post in several different threads. This is somewhat irritating to many people. Also, people tend to ask questions that have been discussed ad nauseum.

Both these issues can be resolved by doing a simple search through google. It is done by doing the exact same thing that you'd normally do with google, but add "site:fireflyfans.net" (without the quotes) to the search as well. This will force google to only search this one site.


At any rate, I hope that helped. If you have anymore questions, just ask and someone will answer.

Have fun

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I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"

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Monday, August 28, 2006 9:47 AM

JOEKONA


thank you for the help.

Way too cluttered.


Joe

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Monday, August 28, 2006 9:47 AM

JOEKONA


thank you for the help.

Way too cluttered.


Joe

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