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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by mfcorb, Oct 30, 2012.

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    Just joined. I'm a bit confused on how to interact with the forums.
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    Greetings. Welcome to the iPad forums. If you have a question or are looking for help use the search function to see if there has already been someone asking that question. There may already be an answer you were looking for. If you don't find that there is already a post with an answer go into the section you think that is related to your query and start a new post. You'll be getting an answer from one of the many people who frequent these forums.
    The is a section that has the information about the forum rules and etiquette. Give these a quick read. Most of all have fun.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF - Peace
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I would suggest to start here:

    Forum Rules, Help and Info

    and have a look at the 2 topics at the top.
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    Same here.. sometimes forums can be kind of intimidating :)
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    Not this one. We are very friendly. Reports of cannibalism here are drastically exaggerated.
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    Awesome Kev.. there def is a ton of valuable info on here.. I have been lurking for months and I feel comfortable posting finally :)
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    I am finding this forum incredibly difficult and frustrating to use. I have looked for a simple 'how to' section, i.e. how to post, how to do an accurate search, etc. I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to search for a simple question when the search feature brings up hundreds of unrelated posts. Please point me to a simple 'how to' guide. I've read the forum rules and section for new users.
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    Wait a minute I thought I saw leelai snacking on an arm yesterday :D
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    At iPF we expect new users to kinda know how to use Forums, quite similar that searching for a tutorial for using a mouse on the Windows website would render useless. I suggest using Google on how to use a forum related items, rather then iPF which has it's primary focus on iPads and iOS with the exception of the Off-Topic section.

    Sent from K48AP, the classic
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    It takes some time to get used to a forum, but the search is similar as if you would use a google search.
    I usually just put certain words in quotes, which makes things a bit more relevant.

    Looking through related forum sections and skim through at least the "sticky" posts that are pinned to the top (and remain there) usually contain handy information.

    As for posting, people look at the title of the post. Only when they click on it, they will see the actual content, so when you create a post, use a title that has a brief version of your question, and then go into detail in the actual post. Posts like "I need help", "Help me" etc, don't work well.
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    I just wanted to say that I found this app yesterday and have been reading posts ever since.

    Thanks for all the information that has been posted here. I am on my ipad3 all the time and learning
    new info from everyone here.
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    Welcome to this community to my friends, I am Also new one here from UK...
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    In your biography you state your location is the USA. So when you say "from UK" do you mean you have moved from UK to USA, or that you devote your time between those two countries?


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    I have always lived in the state of Ohio in the USA. From reading posts I see a lot of you are
    from UK. am I in the wrong forum?
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    Not at all!

    Now I have to declare that I too live in the UK but this is an American owned and run forum.....we just happen to be very active on a world wide scale.....so you certainly are in the right forum and we are glad that you are here.

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    I know how to use a forum. It just seems to me this one uses odd search parameters. For example, I search on adding mailboxes to the mail function, and I am referred to a section with over one thousand answers, most of which only mention the words 'mail' or 'mailbox'.
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    If you have searched, and not found what you are looking for, IMO the best bet is to start a new thread with your question. At the rate the OS is being updated and with the amount of new models, older answers may not pertain to your issue in any case.

    The very worst thing that is going to happen is that your thread will be closed as a duplicate, and, in that case, the link to the duplicate would be supplied in your thread.

    If the question is important to you, it may be of use to other people, and that's what the forum is about: sharing knowledge.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

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