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    Default Learn How To Use the Astronomy Forum & Site Software



    I think its a bit confusing for new users to post threads (new questions) and posts (replies) and generally move around the forum due to its size.

    Did you know?

    Did you know we have a download area with great downloads all free?:
    http://www.astronomyforum.net/downloads.php

    Did you know we have a albums area for the community?:
    http://www.astronomyforum.net/members/albums.html

    We also accept photo uploads here:
    Astronomy Photos - Astrophotography Gallery - Astronomy Photos Pictures

    We even have an arcade here:
    http://www.astronomyforum.net/arcade.php




    To Navigate the Forum Area

    The forum is split into sections which will be organized a bit better but basically are in the structure

    > Forum Welcomes

    > Astronomy Beginners Forum (please only use this forum if you have less than 50 posts and are a new user to astronomy. If you have a specific question, please take the time to post it in the right forum.)

    > related Astronomy Discussion

    > Telescope Equipment General Discussion including accessories and eyepieces

    > General Telescope Discussions (ie refractor, dob, reflector discussion goes here)

    > Specific Telescope Manufacturers and model discussions (ie if you have a problem with your Nexstar 8SE or a question, it should go here)

    > Astronomy forum archives (old stuff here)

    > Regional Forums

    > Off Topic, Forum feedback and Announcements (any suggestions, ideas, and off topic (non-astronomy) discussions go here please)




    To Start A Discussion / Question or Reply (add to an existing discussion)


    First you have to find a forum (section) to post your question/discussion or comment (please navigate to the forum of interest), and then you will see a button on the top left with a pen saying New Thread

    if you click on that you should be able to post a question or discussion, it looks like this: Please add a Descriptive Title to your Question/Discussion. Bad examples include: Help! / First Telescope? / Newbie / etc.

    For replies (ie. post) just scroll to the bottom of the question page or discussion page, and add your reply (post) by writing and clicking Submit or click this button in either the Quick Reply area, or click on Go Advanced for special features including adding photos/images (by adding an attachment), and more.


    To Search for Less than 3 letter terms use this trick:

    Forum Search - tweak for common short astro terms

    To edit your signature:

    signature line to posts

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    To Post Images or Pictures



    How to Upload an Image/Photo or any other items (PDF,DOC,ZIP)

    The best way to add a zip file, document, power point, or any other format is to add an Attachment, to do this in your editor click on the Paper Clip to add an attachment. You must start a new Thread (as above) or Post in an Existing thread. Click on the Go Advanced button to see the below.



    Or you can click on manage attachments to also open this window




    For photo Uploads

    you can either upload an attachment, or preferred to add it to an Album or Photo Gallery.

    For the Photo Gallery simply upload here:
    Login - Astronomy Photos Pictures


    For albums, you must create an album (just click here to create one yourself in one click) and then follow the steps to upload your photos to the album! its that simple
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    FAQ:After uploading how do I add the photos to my posts/threads? see below

    Adding Photos/Images to your Posts/Threads

    We are the only forum to have this feature to make it extremely easy to add any of your old uploaded images to your posts/threads. The images have to have been uploaded either via attachments to the forum, in an album, or in the photo gallery area.In either the Thread creation area, Quick Reply Box or Go Advanced Box click on the Camera with a Green Arrow:



    Next a popup will show up with paged index of ALL your old uploaded attachments, gallery photos and album photos!



    Simply choose the format (best is Thumbnail with link to original gallery image but in the image above its showing Original with link to gallery below) - and click on the image. It will be added into your text editing area! its that simple and easy to access your photos on our community
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    To read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for usage of the forum see:

    Astronomy Forums | Telescope Forums & Reviews | Astronomy Community - FAQ: Board FAQ
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