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The Purpose of this thread

The purpose of this thread is to compile information from different parts of each forum and answer some of the frequently asked questions pertaining to Slickdeals.net.

This list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically and as deemed necessary, so please check back for updates. If anyone has questions that should be listed here or general comments, please post them. Thanks


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  • Buying/Selling Forum or Subforum

    The administrator of this site does not want to have a buying/selling forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to buy and sell on the internet, please use those.
  • Trading Forum or Subforum

    The administrator of this site does not want to have a trading forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to trade on the internet, please use those.
  • Other Forums or Subforums

    The administrator is always looking for ways to improve the website. If you have a forum you wish to suggest, other than what is mentioned above, feel free to make it known. First, search the Site Issues and Suggestions forum to make sure the idea has not been brought up already. If it has been brought up, post your interest in the thread that already has been created. If you find no threads after searching, create a thread in the Site Issues and Suggestions forum.


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New Users
  • The full New User Guide can be found here.
  • New Users have limited privileges than regular members. New Users posts and threads are also monitored by the moderators. Just participate more in the forums.
  • How long does it take until a new thread from a new member will be approved?
  • Limits on new user's privileges can also include:
    *not being allowed to send PM's (private messages)
    *only being allowed to send one PM
    *not being able to use a custom avatar
    *not being able to use a custom user title (the L1, L2 thing under your username).
    *Sending website URLs and email addresses in a PM is also disallowed for new users.

Most of these limits are in place to deter would-be spammers but usually don't last too long. So be patient, participate in the forums as you normally would, and soon you'll have access to just about everything

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    See here or here or here

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  • Members with the the user title of New User cannot have a signature. Just participate more Smilie
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  • Slickdeals smilies are allowed
  • You can add a countdown clock
  • Your signature can not be longer than 500 characters excluding BBCode markup and no longer than 1000 characters including BBCode markup.

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What is a Wiki, where can I find it, and how do I edit it?





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Last Edited by Flood December 1, 2010 at 08:10 PM
New Format

From now on please post corrections here. Just copy and paste the old info and then below it, make the proposed corrections. This is much easier for me to update the initial post. Plus, the wiki links were taking you to the first post anyway, which seemed moot. Thank you. --McSlick

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corrected- Thanks acesmuzic!
The vbulletin link (http://forums.slickdeals.net/faq.php?faq=vb_faq) in the FAQ's section no longer works. I'm pretty sure it should now be this: https://slickdeals.net/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq

Added under Tips & Tricks - Thanks Schooby!
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#46
Thanks for this thread.

How are people posting smilie's that aren't on the smilie list? Any recommended websites for smilies/avatars? Thanks
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#47
Quote from jennrn View Post :
Thanks for this thread.

How are people posting smilie's that aren't on the smilie list? Any recommended websites for smilies/avatars? Thanks
Here is the entire list. Or you can link a miley by selecting insert image from the posting menu. It's the yellow icon with the mountain and moon.
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#48
Thanks widgit!!!

Have a good one Smilie
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#49
Much better Vbulletin upgrade. The home page looks a lot better.)
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#50
A.)Why can't I figure out multiple quoting?
I click the multiple quote button on post and then another and then go to the open field. I try pasting after I select the multiple quote. Is it possible that I am one of the only people who doesn't get it?

B.)Why can't I find any information on multiple quoting?

Why isn't there a prominent location for advanced posting with a listing below like:

Advanced Posting:

Adding and naming a hyperlink
Multiple quoting
Starting a Thread
Enhancing your post when posting a deal (Suggestions)
i.e.
1.) Put multiple links when posting a deal with original prices and sale prices
2.) Add a product review from a reputable source when posting a deal
3.) Include a link for the rebate

I have to tell you, I am getting frustrated and feel confined. I have been around for awhile and did not want to post a deal because I didnít know how to insert a link and name it instead of along string of characters. I need encouragement man! What I requested above would be considered encouraging.

I just feel like answers are buried too deep in the website.
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#51
Quote from JSRANCHMN View Post :
A.)Why can't I figure out multiple quoting?
I click the multiple quote button on post and then another and then go to the open field. I try pasting after I select the multiple quote. Is it possible that I am one of the only people who doesn't get it?

B.)Why can't I find any information on multiple quoting?
To multiquote, click on the multi-quote button on each post that you want to quote, except the last post. On the last post that you're quoting, click on the regular 'reply' button instead. When the reply box comes up, all of the quotes *should* be there, including that of the final post.

Quote :
Why isn't there a prominent location for advanced posting with a listing below like:

Advanced Posting:

Adding and naming a hyperlink
Hyperlinking: Info in this very thread Smilie


Quote :
Starting a Thread
Click the button that says 'New Thread' that's at the top left of any forum Smilie

Quote :
Enhancing your post when posting a deal (Suggestions)
i.e.
1.) Put multiple links when posting a deal with original prices and sale prices
2.) Add a product review from a reputable source when posting a deal
3.) Include a link for the rebate
That type of info and suggestions are in almost all of the FAQs for each forum, which are stickied at the top of each forum. Unfortunately not everyone reads them.

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I have to tell you, I am getting frustrated and feel confined. I have been around for awhile and did not want to post a deal because I didn't know how to insert a link and name it instead of along string of characters. I need encouragement man! What I requested above would be considered encouraging.

I just feel like answers are buried too deep in the website.
hug It's true, a lot of the information on how and what to do is spread around throughout the forums. That's why McSlick put this FAQ megathread together, to try to bring as much of the information together in one place as possible. nod
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Quote from widgit View Post :
To multiquote, click on the multi-quote button on each post that you want to quote, except the last post. On the last post that you're quoting, click on the regular 'reply' button instead. When the reply box comes up, all of the quotes *should* be there, including that of the final post.



Hyperlinking: Info in this very thread Smilie




Click the button that says 'New Thread' that's at the top left of any forum Smilie



That type of info and suggestions are in almost all of the FAQs for each forum, which are stickied at the top of each forum. Unfortunately not everyone reads them.



hug It's true, a lot of the information on how and what to do is spread around throughout the forums. That's why McSlick put this FAQ megathread together, to try to bring as much of the information together in one place as possible. nod

Thank you so much for your enlightening response. All of it was very helpful. I did see hyperlinking in the thread and you have pointd me in the right direction and now I know where to go. I was proposing consildation of 'like' information all falling under one topic ~ all you need to know about posting in a prominant location.
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#53
Quote from widgit View Post :
To multiquote, click on the multi-quote button on each post that you want to quote, except the last post. On the last post that you're quoting, click on the regular 'reply' button instead. When the reply box comes up, all of the quotes *should* be there, including that of the final post.



Click the button that says 'New Thread' that's at the top left of any forum Smilie
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Quote from JSRANCHMN View Post :
Thank you so much for your enlightening response. All of it was very helpful. I did see hyperlinking in the thread and you have pointd me in the right direction and now I know where to go. I was proposing consildation of 'like' information all falling under one topic ~ all you need to know about posting in a prominant location.
I hear ya. I have been thinking of ways to re order this thread so maybe this will motivate me-- I have been slacking Embarrassment You can always go to the first post and search the page using your internet brower (ctrl + F in IE & FF) just type in what word you are looking for.

So now you know how to multi-quote, hyperlink, and where to find other answers to your questions, so hopefully you got the encouragement to post some slickdeals cuz we need ya! Grouphug
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#54
Quote from McSlick View Post :
Added to this thread Thanks

I hear ya. I have been thinking of ways to re order this thread so maybe this will motivate me-- I have been slacking Embarrassment You can always go to the first post and search the page using your internet brower (ctrl + F in IE & FF) just type in what word you are looking for.

So now you know how to multi-quote, hyperlink, and where to find other answers to your questions, so hopefully you got the encouragement to post some slickdeals cuz we need ya! Grouphug

Thank you very much. You know I was actually just trying to help with a suggestion of what I thought might be benefical to the Slickdeal's community. I feel validated with your response and definately more empowered. I have seen how developed some people are when they post a deal by putting several links in the initial post, including product reviews and links to rebates and that is inspiring. When I tried to post something I didn't even know how to put a link in with a name and I felt a bit lame putting a a long string of characters in so now I feel more Slickdeals savvy.
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#55
Nice job man.
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#56
i saw today that my signature had been changed because i had linked to a site with referral links in it.

fair enough, but why can't i edit my signature now? i just get a message that i am not allowed to have a signature. am i on time out? Smilie
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#57
Quote from er1ca View Post :
i saw today that my signature had been changed because i had linked to a site with referral links in it.

fair enough, but why can't i edit my signature now? i just get a message that i am not allowed to have a signature. am i on time out? Smilie
You should probably PM a moderator for the answer to that question. Here's the list of mods.
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Quote from AggieMom View Post :
You should probably PM a moderator for the answer to that question. Here's the list of mods.
thanks, will do
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Reputation Points (Reps)
  • What is a rep?
  • How do I rep? (screen shot)
  • I tried to rep but I canít. Make sure you logged in. Also, the rep feature is disabled for new users.
  • How much are reps worth? thanks buddy72192
  • You can view your last five reputation points by clicking here
  • How can I see all my reputation points from a certain post? screen shot
  • How can I see all my reputations points since I joined? PM a moderator if interested.
  • I tried to rep but it says "Sorry, you cannot give reputation to this post. The post is either too old or it is disabled for that particular forum.
From "Quick Links" in the Forum Bar, click on "My Profile". On your profile page, there's 5 tabs underneath your rep points: "Deals I Like", "Deals I Don't Like", "Voting History", "Reps" and "Reps Given" (your rep history is in the latter 2 tabs).

You can only see your own rep history. Others can't see your rep history, with the exception of mods. And you can't see others' rep history. The latter 2 tabs on a profile page is omitted if it's not your own profile page.
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Quote from jaded_echo View Post :
From "Quick Links" in the Forum Bar, click on "My Profile". On your profile page, there's 5 tabs underneath your rep points: "Deals I Like", "Deals I Don't Like", "Voting History", "Reps" and "Reps Given" (your rep history is in the latter 2 tabs).

You can only see your own rep history. Others can't see your rep history, with the exception of mods. And you can't see others' rep history. The latter 2 tabs on a profile page is omitted if it's not your own profile page.
Thanks updated
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