How To Guides For Forum Features

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SHaines

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Greetings, science fans!

We appreciate you taking the time to join our community. In an effort to help you make the most of your time here, we've compiled a series of guides to forum features you may find useful.

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Reporting A Post

If you're curious about how a feature works, or want to suggest features to be added, please create a new thread in this subforum and we'll check it out.

Thanks very much!
 
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Reporting Posts

No one likes to see internet spam, so we work hard to keep it off of the LiveScience forums. We do this in several ways, but our best defense against spam is our community - that's you!

If you happen to see spam (or any posts that violate the forum rules), we'd appreciate you taking a few moments to report it so that it can be quickly removed.


How do I report a post?

  • Beneath every post you'll find the Report option.



  • Click that button to pop open this text window, then fill in the reason you're reporting this post. This can be as simple as Spam, or you can report posts for violating specific forum rules.


  • Click the Report button to send it to our Moderators and we'll investigate just as soon as we can.

Thanks to all of you for helping keep the forums running smoothly!
 
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Editing the Time Zone for Your Forum Account

  1. Click your username in the upper-right of the forums
  2. Select the Account details option
  3. When you're on your account page, select Preferences on the left side of the screen
  4. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu
  5. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page
 

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Changing Your Forum Avatar

  1. Click your username at the top-right of the forums
  2. Hover over your current avatar
  3. Click Edit
  4. Select Browse and find the file you want to use on your PC.
  5. If you don't have the image handy, try finding it via Google, if it's an image from online. If it's a personal image, you will need to track it down to upload it again.
 

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Changing Forum Themes (Dark Mode / Light Mode)

Xenforo forums come with some very helpful features, but one stands out to me for being painless but incredibly powerful: changing themes. You can swap the theme with nothing more than your mouse, so it couldn't be easier.
  1. Login to the forums and scroll down to the bottom of the page
  2. In the lower-right corner of the forums you'll see a box with the forum name in it: LiveScience
  3. Click the forum name to open the Style Chooser
  4. Pick the style you want to use
 
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