how do you use this site ?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gorillagrilla, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. what is a ' thread ? Why are ther all these different sections ? Why do the pages seem to run in reverse ? You have to go to the bottom of the page to see the original question ? then scroll up to see the replies ?I love the info I have been seeing here but it seems very difficult to navigate. Everyone seems so nice and very willing to share thier know - how and all but can someone simplify it for my pea brain ? HELP
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A thread is the name of a discussion topic.. for instance the name of this thread is "How do you use this site"

    Well, some people want to know about pork, some beef, some beans. That's the reason for the different "Forums", or posts about similar subjects.

    Hmm can't seem to find it, but I'm sure there's a setup in the user CP or somewhere for this...view in oldest to newest or visa-versa...anyone know?

    This site is fairly standard in it's operation. Possibly you are kind of new to forum type boards? Or at least have not used Vbulletin <The name of this board's software> before.

    It will become more familiar and easier to use with a bit of practice... We're glad to help ya too!
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First off gorilla, I'd like to welcome you to the site. Lots of great people here and lots of usefull information here. If your not used to the forums it takes a little bit to get used to them. I would try explaining them to you, but richtee pretty much explained it . But feel free to ask any questions you have.

  4. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site GG. [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. wahouse8

    wahouse8 Fire Starter

    To make the threads run in reverse you need to change them in your personal settings in your profile.

  7. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Click "User CP" (up top)
    Click "Edit Options" (on the left)
    Scroll down to the "Thread Display" section
    Change the "Thread Display Mode" pulldown as you like.

    And Welcome!
  8. Thanks all for the help . I am new to the forum thing . This one is so cool it is worth it .Right up my alley .Kinda gettin the hang of it .[​IMG]
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i also like to read the newest first.......CEPT when i do a search........then i want to see the first post first page........instead of going to the last page and werking backwards..........
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, you're about to enter a new and fun site! Just tool around and you'll have a handle on navigation real soon. Lookin' forward to your smokes and Q too!

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