Hello - I am New

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

  1. mfcorb

    mfcorb iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Just joined. I'm a bit confused on how to interact with the forums.
     
  2. Fid

    Fid iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    505
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Hinterlands of Northern California
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0
    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
     
  3. dvdcatalyst

    dvdcatalyst Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
     
  4. espeed

    espeed iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Same here.. sometimes forums can be kind of intimidating :)
     
  5. KevinJS

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,261
    Thanks Received:
    763
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +865 / 0
    Not this one. We are very friendly. Reports of cannibalism here are drastically exaggerated.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. espeed

    espeed iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NH
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Awesome Kev.. there def is a ton of valuable info on here.. I have been lurking for months and I feel comfortable posting finally :)
     
  7. Counselor

    Counselor iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
     
  8. iJamesH

    iJamesH iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    900
    Thanks Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +115 / 0
    Wait a minute I thought I saw leelai snacking on an arm yesterday :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. biobunny

    biobunny iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    911
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +17 / 0
    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
     
  10. dvdcatalyst

    dvdcatalyst Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
     
  11. LeslieJH

    LeslieJH iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
     
  12. Saffir

    Saffir iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Welcome to this community to my friends, I am Also new one here from UK...
     
  13. The OB

    The OB Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,154
    Thanks Received:
    1,001
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,104 / 1
    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?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  14. LeslieJH

    LeslieJH iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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?
     
  15. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,096
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +748 / 0
    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.

    The Archangel
     

Share This Page