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Thread  n. (thred) [1]

  1. a series of posts and responses on a message board.
  2. a group of messages or postings on forum, all relating to a single topic.

Usage

Users can create and reply to messages on a forum. The thread starter (known as OP), can create a topic and other users can reply to it. The messages descend in chronological order.

Users can report a thread for having inappropriate content, bringing it to the attention of the moderators.

AboutEdit

Creating a topicEdit

  • Users can start a topic by clicking the "New Topic" button in the upper corner of a forum.
  • They are then directed to a page to compose their topic.
    • The Subject is where the user creates the title of the thread. It can hold up to 60 characters, this includes spaces.
    • The Tags is where the user creates keywords. It can hold up to 5 comma-separated words.
  • Below that is the formatting box. Which consist of HTML code to decorate text. They are...
    • B (Bold text), I (Italicized text), U (Underline text), and S (Strike text).
    • Quote, Code, and URL.
    • A (Change text color)*, AAA (Change text size)*, Left align, Center align, and Right align.
    • IMG (Add image), Imgleft (Add left-aligned image), ImgRight (Add right-aligned image), and ImgMap (Add image map).
    • Add Media and YouTube.

'* Text colors: Dark red, Red, Orange, Brown, Yellow, Green, Olive, Cyan, Blue, Dark blue, Indigo, Violet, and White.
'* Text size: Extra small (size 7), Small (size 9), Normal (size 12), Large (size 18), and Extra large (size 24)

  • And below that is the emoticon section where users can click on an emote and have their coding appear in the message.


Main article: Emoticon

  • Finally there is the content box, where users will compose their message.
    • The content box can hold 50,000 words, this includes spaces.

Available optionsEdit

  • To the right of the "New Topic" area are the options...
    • Post Style: Say, Whisper, Shout, Think, Document, and Omate.
    • Post Action: Roll Dice, Random Number, Display Inventory, and Display Friends.
    • Add Poll: Question bar, Length of Days (leaving blank means the poll never ends), and Option- which means add more polling subjects. There can be up to 10 options per poll.
  • At the very top, users can Preview before they post, have the option to "Promote [My] Post"*, and Submit.
  • At the very bottom, users can 'Disable topic voting'. This option cannot disable this later once the topic is submitted.

'*Promote My Post options: Sparkle (blue), Gold (yellow), and Alert (pink). Each of these cost Gaia Cash.


  • These formats are not available for quick access from the formatting box.
    • List work by placing bullets [*] within the list coding.
    • Spoiler will hide any content in an invisible box, which can be accessed by clicking on the button to 'show' or 'hide'.

Types of threadsEdit

  • New posts - Marked by a paper icon with a yellow dot, 'new postings' are by the creator of the thread or a reply by another user.
  • No new posts - Marked by a paper icon, this indicates that no new postings have been added to a thread since being clicked by a user. The yellow dot disappears once clicked.
  • Announcement - Marked by a paper icon with an exclamation point, these posts are by Gaia Staff. Announcement threads can contain site polices, rules, guidelines, and site updates.
  • Sticky - Marked by a paper icon with a red pin and an orange splat, these post are usually by Gaia Staff. They are announcement threads that can contain contain site polices, rules, guidelines, and discussions.
  • New posts [ Locked ] - Marked by a paper icon with a yellow dot and a lock, 'new postings' are by the creator of the thread or a reply by another user, however, these types of threads have been locked by either Gaia Staff or Moderators.
  • No new posts [ Locked ] - Marked by a paper icon, this indicates that no new postings have been added to a thread since being clicked by a user. The yellow dot disappears once clicked, however, these types of threads have been locked by either Gaia Staff or Moderators.

ReferencesEdit

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