The Tribal Wars 2 Forum Guide

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Good day Everybody,
Have you ever wondered how to use the Tribal Wars 2 forum more efficiently? Ever wanted to start your own thread and had no idea where to post it? Well hopefully after reading this guide you will know how to use the TW2 forum in a more efficient manner. In this guide you will find every little detail related to the forum,i.e Posting, Account management, Benefits of having a Forum Account etc. I hope everyone finds this guide extremely helpful! Enjoy!

What is a Forum?
Simply put a forum is a place where one can express his/her Ideas,discuss in game matters,meet other game players ,Enjoy themselves and more. The limits as to what one can do on a external forum is pretty High! That said lets get on with the guide.

Table of Contents:
Below you will find a overview of the guide with links to each section. Feel free to click the links and explore. Sadly I can only link Main sections and not sub sections.
*New,Any section highlighted in black is also a link now!

  1. Forum User Interface
    • General Overview
    • Forum distribution
    • Forum Rules
  2. Viewing & Posting
    • Identifying Read and Unread Forums
    • Creating a New Thread
    • Thread Prefixes
    • Posting a Reply
    • Quoting,Reporting and Liking a Post
  3. BB-Code Guide
  4. Forum Account Privileges
    • Trophy Points,Likes & Newsfeed
    • Alerts
    • Conversations
    • Drop-down Menu
  5. Account Management
    • General Account Setting
    • Changing Your Signature and Avatar
 
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*General Overview*
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This is basically what the forum homepage looks like. Each square has a corresponding number and the definition to each number will be given below.


1."Forums" takes you to the forum homepage,It includes 5 quick links;


    • Mark Forums Read:Allows you to mark unread threads of the whole forum or mark unread threads of a certain section* as read.
      *Mark unread posts as read for a certain section works only when in the particular section you want to mark threads as read.
    • Search Forums:Allows you to search a forum for a specific post,thread or profile post.
    • Watched Forums:Allows you to access your watched forums.
    • Watched Threads:Allows you to access your watched threads.
    • New Posts:Allows you to see new forum posts since your last visit to the site.

2."Members" allows you to see a list of all the Forum Members,This includes 4 Quicklinks;


    • Notable Members:Allows you to check the members with the most posts,most likes,mos trophy points and the staff members of the forum.
    • Current Visitors:Allows you to check who is currently online and what activity they were engaged a moment ago.
    • Recent Activity:This is also knows as the 'Activity Stream'.You're able to see what and where other users posted recently.
    • New Profile Posts:Here you can check new profile posts on other forum members profiles.

3A."To the game" takes your directly to the TW2 homepage.

3B."Rules" displays both forum and ingame rules.
This includes 2 Quicklinks;


    • Forum Rules:Allows you to check the forum rules
    • Game Rules:Allows you to check Game rules.

3C."Game Support" lets you open "innogames support" and the wiki page.
This includes 2 Quicklinks;


    • Game Support:Opens up innogames in game support window.
    • Tribalwars2 Wiki:Takes you to the TW2 Wiki Page

3D."TW2 Mobile" Opens the app store for both Android and IOS so you can download the TW2 app.
This includes 2 Quicklinks;


    • Android-TW2:Opens up Google play.
    • IOS-TW2:Opens up Apple app store

4.Hovering over this drops down a menu with links to General settings etc. of your account. Clicking it takes you to the main page where general settings etc are found. Clicking on your name in this drop-down menu will take you directly to your profile.

5.Hovering over the inbox drops down a menu with your recent conversation. Clicking a certain conversation takes you directly to that conversation. Clicking it takes you directly to your inbox.

6.Hovering over alerts drops down a menu with your recent alerts. Clicking a certain alert takes you directly to that thread/profile post. Clicking it takes you to the main page where alerts are displayed.

7.Displays Quicklinks for a certain tab. A alternate method of accessing Quicklinks are by hovering your mouse pointer next to the small arrow that displays on a tab.(Only works if that tab has Quicklinks i.e members tab)

8.Shortcut bar to search the contents of the forum.

9."Navigation Bar".Now this is not really it's name,it's what i'm calling it.Basically it shows in which tabs you are.For instance in the above image i am in "Home" under "Forums".Here is a better example of what it does;
Now in this it displays:Home,Forums,The Castle Grounds,Announcements,Game Updates.
This basically shows The order in which you have navigated to go to a certain thread.Now you dont have to go in a particular order,clicking a thread in the game updates will simply show the above order.
Say you read a update and now want to go back to the castle ground(Main tab) you simply click"The Castle Ground" and you will be taken that main forum. Similarly in a world forum tab if you're reading a thread and want to go back to the homepage clicking home/forum takes you there.Saves the Trouble of scrolling a bit.

10.Clicking this opens a "Quick Navigation Menu".
What it looks like;

What you can do with it;
Basically you can explore it and easily click the section of any part of the forum you would want to view. You will be taken directly to the forum section you want to view then.

11.This area displays your account details such as your number of posts,number of likes and your trophy points. Clicking your name takes you directly to your profile page.

12.Members who are online are displayed here along with the number of guests viewing the forum. Clicking "Members Online Now" takes you to the "Current Visitors" I mentioned earlier.

13.Quicklinks to the game,Wikipedia page,Forum rules,Game rules and a link to contact support(in-game moderators) are displayed here.

14.Latest Profile posts on a members profile is displayed here.Clicking the 3 dots(•••) on the bottom right corner of each profile post brings up the post and you are able to like the post/comment on it.

15."Main Tabs".These are identified easily as they are written in a Blue-ish Grey long background.Main tabs can include several forum and these forum can have several other sub forums. We will discuss this more in a bit.

16."Main Forums"Include main forum for a certain main tab.

17.This displays the number of discussion in a main forum,number of total messages posted and the number of sub-forums.

18.Displays the last message in the forum,by who and how long ago.

*Forum Distribution*
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All right,since now we know the general overview of our forum lets get to know how the forum is distributed.
There are 3 main tabs in our forum. They are,
  1. The Castle Grounds
  2. The Town Square
  3. The Realms

"The Castle Grounds":This tab has 5 main forums. These forums can be regarded as the most important forums on the external. The 5 forums are as follows;
  • Announcements:This forum is for moderators to publish announcements about game updates, Forum announcements & Innogames T.V Releases. Also,only moderators has permission to post in this forum.
    3 Subforums:
    • Game Updates: Game Updates are Posted here.
    • InnoGames T.V: Innogames T.V Releases are Posted here.
    • Archive: This sub-forum is for Members to view old Announcements.
  • Competitions: Participate in our frequent competitions and win amazing prizes and prestige
    1 Subforum:
    • Archive: Archived competitions. can be found here

"The Town Square":This tab has 3 main forums. In this section players can talk anything unrelated to Tribalwars 2(In the correct forum),Talk about player project(Guides,External Sites) And even suggest new features or improvements to existing features here! The 3 Forums are as follows;
  • Player Projects:Here players can post guides, External sites links,and scripts(Doubt they allow this for TW2)
  • Ideas & Suggestions:Have a great idea for Tribal Wars 2? Share it with us in this area.
    2 Subforums:

"The Realms":Now this tab includes forums for all currently open worlds. Players can talk anything related to the world they play in the relevant world forum. Each World Forum has 3 sub-forums. They are as follows;
I hope that was insightful! That is basically how the TW2 forums are distributed. If changes occur in the future I will make sure i update this section!


*Forum Rules
Click this to read the Forum Rules.

 
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*Identifying Read and Unread Forums*
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When you first join the forum all the threads are unread. Then once you start viewing threads they become read. Now if you want to identify unread threads it's easy. Here is how.
  • All the main forums can be checked from the homepage itself as to whether all the threads in the particular forum is read or unread. To do so simply check the crown icon in front of the main forum name,If it is all lit up then there are unread posts. If it looks faded then there aren't any unread threads.
    -Contains unread threads.
    -Contains no unread threads.
  • In main forums you find multiple threads. You can identify whether these have been read or not as well. If a thread is unread/there are new posts there will be scroll lit up in yellow color. If you have already read a certain thread then it will be a light brown scroll.
    -Unread Thread
    -Read Thread
  • If there are unread threads in a certain 'sub-forum' then you will see a small blue flag in front of the sub-forum.
    -Contains unread threads

*Creating a New Thread*
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  • Now that we know how to identify unread threads lets see how to create your own new thread.
    To create a new thread all you have to do is simply click "Post New Thread" which can be found just below the search bar in any forum.
  • Next you add a title to your thread(1).Then if a prefix is available to be picked,choose one(2). Then in the text field below that you type whatever you want your thread to say(3). You can make it look better,add images etc using BB-codes(4). If you want to attach a certain file that can be done too(5).You can also preview your thread before posting it(6).
    You also have the ability to select a set of option(7)
    • Watch this thread..:Meaning you will get an alert if someone replied to this thread.
    • Receive email notification:If ticked you will receive a email as well when someone likes a post or replies in this thread.
    • Post a Poll:Allows you to add a poll to your thread;
      Question:Add the question to the poll in this field
      Possible responses:Select the responses are can vote for. To add a new response click 'add additional response'
      Maximum select-able responses: If set to unlimited a player can vote for multiple responses,If set to once a player can only vote for one response Also you can add a number of your choice on the number of responses a player can vote on.
      Options: If allow voters to change their votes is ticked then a player can change his vote. If display votes publicly is a player can see who votes for which response. If allow results to be viewed without voting is ticked then a player can see before he/she votes which response has gotten the most votes etc. If close this poll after... is ticked the poll will automatically close for voting after the time period you have mention expires
    Finally clicking create thread will create your new thread(8).And that is how you create a thread.Click the spoiler below for the numbers.
    What a newly created Thread looks like

    Every reply you make will also contain that small side area (to the left)which shows your avatar,number of posts,number of likes and trophy points and that bottom area which shows your signature.
*Thread Prefixes*
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Now earlier you might have noticed i mentioned "prefixes" multiple times. Prefixes basically are filters for forum. They help navigating through a forum much easier. If you click a prefix then only threads with that prefix will be displayed on that forum. To see all the threads again simply remove the filter. In the TW2 Forum we have around 16 prefixes as of now.

Types of Prefixes:


That's about it. Now you might wonder why prefixes are really necessary. But as i mentioned before it helps you filter threads so that you can see only threads with a certain prefix.
I.e:In the bugs section a player wants to check whether a certain bug has been reported so you go to the 'fixed and reported' section in the bugs forum and click the "
" prefix. Then all the thread with only that prefix will show. So you can browse through and see whether a bug you have found has been reported before.

*Posting a Reply*
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Now if you find yourself wanting a express your thoughts to a certain thread you can do so by posting there. This is super easy,all you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the thread(last page) and you will find a smaller version of the text editor box i showed you before. Simply type what your heart desires and hit "post reply"

*Quoting,Reporting and Liking a Post*
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Quoting
There are also some other neat features called quoting and liking. The other is just to report a certain post to the mods. That said,what can you do with quoting and liking?
Simple. Say you have a certain post by another user you want to reply to(so that the posts after his wont get confused as to what you're saying) simply click "reply" on the post you want to quote and it will be put to your text editor.
You can also multi quote many people,simply click reply to all the post by others you want to comment to and they will be added to the text editor. Although do remember You cannot move through multiple pages hitting reply. Once you leave to another page all your quotes in the text editor will be lost. So if you want to quote posts throughout multiple pages you will have to copy the quotes in the text editor at the end of one page,go to the next paste it there and then start clicking reply again. Repeat the process.
Alternatively another cool way to reply to someones post is by highlighting his/her post and clicking reply. This is useful if you want to reply to only a certain part of the other players post. simply highlight and click reply.
Original post:

What i will be replying to:
Liking a Post
I will go into more details about likes later,for now let's see how to like a post. If you like someone elses post you can "like" it like on Facebook. Simply click "like" which is found on the post.

Reporting
To report a Offensive post click report which is found on the post and a small window will open. write the reason as to why you're reporting the post and click report post.

 
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*What are BB-codes?
"BBCode or Bulletin Board Code is a lightweight markup language used to format posts in many message boards". Basically what this does is that it lets you style your posts,add tables,images,align text etc. In this forum software it is much easier to style your text because you don't have to add tags(i.e Bold tags is [B][/B]). You can if you want to,but you don't have to. So it's way easier.

*The Simple Guide*
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In this guide I will go through the most simple method of using BB-codes. In this version of the BB-code guide we can identify whether a BB-code is activated using the blue background that appears in the BB-code icon Background(only in some BB-codes).Just a heads up i'm not good with this method so I could be wrong in some instances.
  1. Bold: Okay so everyone knows what this does. Bold makes your desired text Bold.
    How to use Bold?
    You simply click the Big "B" icon in the BB-code bar and start typing the sentence you want to be bold. Then once you're done hit "B" again to deactivate it.
  2. Italic: Makes your text italic
    How to use Italic?
    You simply click the Big "I" icon in the BB-code bar and start typing the sentence you want to be Italic. Then once you're done hit "I" again to deactivate it.
  3. Underline: Makes your text Underlined
    How to use Underline?
    You simply click the Big "U" icon in the BB-code bar and start typing the sentence you want to be Underline. Then once you're done hit "U" again to deactivate it.
  4. Text Color: Adds Color to your text
    How to use Text Color?
    Simply Click the
    Icon,Choose your desired color and then begin typing. Once you're done done click
    again and select black color to start typing in black again.
  5. Font Size: Changes text size.
    How to use Font Sizer?
    Simply Click the
    Icon,Choose your desired font size and then begin typing. Once you're done done click
    again and select number "4" to start typing in normal font size again.
  6. Font Family: Changes text font type.
    How to use Font Family?
    Simply Click the
    Icon,Choose your desired font family and then begin typing. Once you're done done click font family icon again and select Arial to begin typing in normal font family again.
  7. Link: Inserts a Link to your post.
    How to use Link?
    Simply Click the
    Icon,pasete/type your desired link and click "insert"

  8. Unlink: Removes an inserted link.
    How to use unlink?
    Simply highlight the linked text and Click the
    Icon.


 
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09.Alignment: Aligns Text
How to use Align Text?
Simply highlight the text you wish to align/image and click
Icon. Then select your preferred alignment and click it. Make sure you select alignment left to return back to typing on the left corner. I recommend highlighting and using this BB-code as it could be a bit annoying having to keep choosing left alignment after you're done.
10.Unordered List: Lets you create an unordered list
How to create an Unordered list?
You first click the
icon. Then immediately your first bullet point will appear. After you're done typing hit "Enter" to go to the next bullet point. If you wish to simply go to the next link and not the next bullet point hit "Shift+Enter". Once you're done click
icon once more to end the unordered list.
11.Ordered List: Lets you create an ordered list
How to create an ordered list?
You first click the
icon. Then immediately your point will appear. After you're done typing hit "Enter" to go to the point. If you wish to simply go to the next link and not the point hit "Shift+Enter". Once you're done click
icon once more to end the ordered list.
12.Indent + Outdent: Indent allows you to move the start of your text towards the right. Basically
think of it as a paragraph. Outdent sends text more towards the left

How to use create an Indent+Outdent?
To Indent a text highlight the text and keep clicking the icon or click the
icon several ties to get to cursor to your desired area and then start typing. To bring the cursor back to the normal position keep clicking the
icon. Test this BB-code out to get more used to it,I know i am not.
13.Smilies: Adds smileys to your posts
How to add Smileys?
Pretty straight forward click the
icon and select the smiley you want to add.
14.Image: Lets you add images to your posts
How to add Images?
To add images to the forum,say from your Pc then you first need to upload it to a site and then from there you can add the images to the forum. You could upload a file directly if you want from your Pc using the "Upload a file" button i mentioned in the previous section.
To add a image click the
icon then a box will appear asking for the image URL. Paste the Image URL here. And click insert. If you don't know how to get a image URL check >This<.

15.Media: Lets you add videos to your posts
How to add Media?
To add Media to the forum simply click the
icon then a box will appear asking for the media link. Paste the link here. And click insert. Remember only videos from certain sites can be shared.


 
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16.Insert: Lets you add Quotes,Spoilers,code & Strikethrough
How to add Insert Options?
  • Quotes
    To add a quote click the
    icon and select quote. Then add the desired quote in between the [quote][/quote] Tags. If you want to add the person who said it type [quote=][/quote] and after the "=" sign add the persons name.
  • Spoilers
    To add a spoiler click the
    icon and select spoiler. After that a box will open if you wish to add a title to spoilers(as i have done) add the title in the text field if not click continue. Then type your desired text in in between the [spoiler][/spoiler] tags.

  • Code
    To add a code click the
    icon and select code. After that a box will open from that select the type of code you want to add(you can choose from general code,PHP and HTML) and in thetext field add your code and click insert.

  • Strikethrough
    To add a strikethough click the
    icon and strikethrough. After which you can type a text that will be stroke-out. After you're done using this BB-code repeat the first steps,click insert then strikethrough again to disable it.
17.Drafts: Allows you to save your work as a draft.
To be honest i have no idea how this BB-code works. There is a automated drafts saver as well but you can also save it using the BB-code. Although i have no idea for how long a draft is saved or how to bring it back up.
How to save a draft?
Pretty straight forward click the
icon and save draft. Your draft should be saved then. To delete your draft click the
icon and select delete draft
  • Undo & Redo: Allows you to undo a mistake or redo something.
    Works like normal undo function and redo function.
  • Remove Formatting:Allows you to remove a BB-code function
    Works like the unlink function. Highlight the text with a BB-code effect enabled and then click the
    icon and the effect will be removed.
  • Use BB-Code Editor:Hides BB-Code buttons
    How to save a BB-code Editor?
    Basically this button hides the BB-code bar and lets you use tags instead of having to use the buttons provided in the BB-code bar. However toy don't need to have this enabled to use tags.
And that is it for the simple BB-code guide. You can also merge BB-codes and use them,i.e add a bold effect,color and a different font family to a text if you want to.Simply have each BB-code you want enabled and start typing. Or you can also highlight you text and keep clicking the desired effects you want for a single text. However you cannot merge some BB-codes this way. If you have noticed I have used Unordered lists inside ordered lists at times,you cannot do this using the BB-code bar. You have to use tags and make sure you nest them properly. You will learn about this in the next BB-code guide.​

 
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*The Advanced Guide(Using Tags)*
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I won't go into details for all the tags. Also note *Most of this has being copied from XenFor BB-Code Guide to make my life a tad bit easier.*.However the nesting guide has been done by me.
  • [B], [I], [U], [S] - Bold, Italics, Underline, and Strike-through
    Makes the wrapped text bold, italic, underlined, or struck-through.
    Example:​
    This is [B]bold[/B] text.
    This is [I]italic[/I] text.
    This is [U]underlined[/U] text.
    This is [S]struck-through[/S] text.​
    Output:​
    This is bold text.
    This is italic text.
    This is underlined text.
    This is struck-through text.​
  • [COLOR=color], [FONT=name], [SIZE=size] - Text Color, Font, and Size Changes the color, font, or size of the wrapped text.
    Example:
    This is [COLOR=red]red[/COLOR] and [COLOR=#0000cc]blue[/COLOR] text.
    This is [FONT=Courier New]Courier New[/FONT] text.
    This is [SIZE=1]small[/SIZE] and [SIZE=7]big[/SIZE] text.​
    Output:
    This is red and blue text.
    This is Courier New text.
    This is small and big text.​
  • [URL], [EMAIL] - Linking
    Creates a link using the wrapped text as the target.
    Example:
    [URL]http://www.example.com[/URL]
    [EMAIL]example@example.com[/EMAIL]​
    Output:
  • [URL=link], [EMAIL=address] - Linking (Advanced)
    Links the wrapped text to the specified web page or email address.

    Example:
    [URL=http://www.tribalwars2.com]Go to Tribalwars2[/URL]
    [EMAIL=example@example.com]Email me[/EMAIL]​
    Output:
  • [USER=ID] - Profile Linking
    Links to a user's profile. This is generally inserted automatically when tagging a user.

    Example:
    [USER=1]Cuddles Assistant[/USER]​
    Output:
  • [IMG] - Image
    Display an image, using the wrapped text as the URL.

    Example:
    [IMG]https://xenforo.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/avatars/avatar_s.png[/IMG]​
    Output:
  • [MEDIA=site] - Embedded Media
    Embeds media from approved sites into your message. It is recommended that you use the media button in the editor tool bar. Approved sites: Dailymotion; Facebook; Liveleak; Metacafe; Vimeo; YouTube;

    Example:
    [MEDIA=youtube]tWyuglGCKgE[/MEDIA]​
    Output:
  • [LIST] - Lists
    Displays a bulleted or numbered list.

    Example:
    [LIST]
    [*]Bullet 1
    [*]Bullet 2
    [/LIST]
    [LIST=1]
    [*]Entry 1
    [*]Entry 2
    [/LIST]​
    Output:

    • Bullet 1
    • Bullet 2
    1. Entry 1
    2. Entry 2
  • [LEFT], [CENTER], [RIGHT] - Text Alignment
    Changes the alignment of the wrapped text.

    Example:
    [LEFT]Left-aligned[/LEFT]
    [CENTER]Center-aligned[/CENTER]
    [RIGHT]Right-aligned[/RIGHT]​
    Output:

    Left-aligned​
    Center-aligned​
    Right-aligned​
  • [QUOTE] - Quoted Text
    Displays text that has been quoted from another source. You may also attribute the name of the source.

    Example:
    [QUOTE]Quoted text[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=A person]Something they said[/QUOTE]​
    Output:
    Quoted text
    A person said:
    Something they said
  • [SPOILER] - Text Containing Spoilers
    Hides text that may contain spoilers so that it must be clicked by the viewer to be seen.

    Example:
    [SPOILER]Simple spoiler[/SPOILER]
    [SPOILER=Spoiler Title]Spoiler with a title[/SPOILER]​
    Output:
    Simple spoiler
    Spoiler with a title
  • [CODE], [PHP], [HTML] - Programming Code Display
    Displays text in one of several programming languages, highlighting the syntax where possible.

    Example:
    [CODE]General
    code[/CODE]
    [PHP]echo $hello . 'world';[/PHP]​
    Output:
    Code:
    General
    code
    PHP:
    echo $hello . 'world';
  • [INDENT] - Text Indent
    Indents the wrapped text. This can be nested for larger indentings.

    Example:
    Regular text
    [INDENT]Indented text
    [INDENT]More indented[/INDENT]
    [/INDENT]​
    Output:
    Regular text
    Indented text
    More indented​
  • [PLAIN] - Plain Text
    Disables BB code translation on the wrapped text.

    Example:
    This is not [B]bold[/B] text.​
    Output:
    This is not [B]bold[/B] text.​
  • [ATTACH] - Attachment Insertion
    Inserts an attachment at the specified point. If the attachment is an image, a thumbnail or full size version will be inserted. This will generally be inserted by clicking the appropriate button.

    Example:
    Thumbnail: View attachment 123
    Full Size: View attachment 123
    Output:
    The contents of the attachments would appear here.​

  1. The ones below are from the TW2 BB-codes Guide.
  • [CONTAINER] - Container
    A transparent container which will automatically overflow if the content is wider than the page or larger than 600px in height.
    Example:
    [CONTAINER]This is a transparent container with a fluid height. It is typically used to enclose large tables which have lots of columns and rows.[/CONTAINER]​
    Output:
    [CONTAINER]This is a transparent container with a fluid height. It is typically used to enclose large tables which have lots of columns and rows.[/CONTAINER]​
  • [TABLE] - Table
    A table.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TH]This is a header cell[/TH][TH]This is a header cell[/TH][/TR][TR1][TD]This is a left aligned cell[/TD][TD1]This is a centre aligned cell[/TD1][/TR1][TR2][TD2]This is a right aligned cell[/TD2][TD]Left aligned[/TD][/TR2][TR1][TD1]Centre aligned[/TD1][TD2]Right aligned[/TD2][/TR1][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    This is a header cellThis is a header cell
    [TR1][TD]This is a left aligned cell[/TD][TD1]This is a centre aligned cell[/TD1][/TR1][TR2][TD2]This is a right aligned cell[/TD2][TD]Left aligned[/TD][/TR2][TR1][TD1]Centre aligned[/TD1][TD2]Right aligned[/TD2][/TR1]
  • [TD] - Table Cell (Left)
    A cell with left aligned text.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TD]This is a left aligned (standard) cell[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    This is a left aligned (standard) cell
  • [TD1] - Table Cell (Centred)
    A cell with centre aligned text.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TD1]This is a centre aligned cell[/TD1][/TR][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    [TD1]This is a centre aligned cell[/TD1]
  • [TD2] - Table Cell (Right)
    A cell with right aligned text.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TD2]This is a right aligned cell[/TD2][/TR][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    [TD2]This is a right aligned cell[/TD2]
  • [TH] - Table Cell (Header)
    A header cell with bold, centre aligned text and a dark background.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TH]This is a header cell[/TH][/TR][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    This is a header cell
  • [TR] - Table Row (Transparent)
    A row with a transparent background.

    Example:
    [TABLE][TR][TD]This is a standard cell in a row with a transparent background[/TD][/TR][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    This is a standard cell in a row with a transparent background
  • [TR1] - Table Row (Odd)
    A row with a lighter background.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR1][TD]This is a standard cell in a row with a lighter background[/TD][/TR1][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    [TR1][TD]This is a standard cell in a row with a lighter background[/TD][/TR1]
  • [TR2] - Table Row (Even)
    A row with a darker background.
    Example:
    [TABLE][TR2][TD]This is a standard cell in a row with a darker background[/TD][/TR2][/TABLE]​
    Output:
    [TR2][TD]This is a standard cell in a row with a darker background[/TD][/TR2]
*Nesting Multiple BB-codes
Most of you already know how to make a text have multiple BB-code effects. I will show below a few of the BB-codes nested. You guys have to test it out and check for more:)
  • [B][I][U][Color][Font][Size] - I will nest these BB-codes into one text.
    Example:
    [B][I][U][color=red][font=Book Antiqua][size=5]This text is bold,italic,underlined,has color red,font family of Book Antiqua and a size 5[/size][/font][/color][/u][/t][/b]​
    Output:
    This text is bold,italic,underlined,has color red,font family of Book Antiqua and a size 5
    Note: The most important part about nesting is making sure the closing tags are closed in proper order. In the above example i started off the Bold tag so that should be closed last. Easiest way to remember this would be if you start with tags 1,2,3,4,5 end with 5,4,3,2,1. If not your text will not be displayed properly!
  • [list][list=1] - I will nest ordered lists in a unordered list.
    Example:

    [list]
    [*]Bullet Point 1
    [*]Bullet point 2
    [list=1]
    [*]Sub point of Bullet Point 2
    [*]second sub point of Bullet Points 2
    [/list]
    [*]Bullet Point 3
    [list=1]
    [*]Sub point in Bullet Point 3
    [list=1]
    [*]Sub point inside sub point of bullet point 3
    [/list][/list]
    [*]Bullet Point 4
    [/list]
    Output:

    • Bullet Point 1
    • Bullet point 2
      1. Sub point of Bullet Point 2
      2. second sub point of Bullet Points 2
    • Bullet Point 3
      1. Sub point in Bullet Point 3
        1. Sub point inside sub point of bullet point 3
    • Bullet Point 4

    Note:It's all about opening and closing your tags in proper order. When nesting lists you need to make sure you start a new list tag if you want to have a sub bullet point and make sure you close it before continuing with the main bullet points.
  • [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] - Adding a link to an image
    I'm sure most of you will be exciter to use this one.
    Example:
    [url=https://en.forum.tribalwars2.com/][img]https://en.forum.tribalwars2.com/styles/tw2v1/design/header.png[/img][/url]​
    Output:
So Like the above three examples you can nest plenty BB-codes but remember you cant next some BB-codes if you use the BB-code bar instead of the tags. For example you can have links inside spoilers,images inside spoiler etc. Play around with the tags to discover cool nesting styles:)

 
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*Trophy Points,Likes & Newsfeed*
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Let's begin with;
  1. Trophy Points
    Simply put trophy points are points awarded for completing a list of milestones. Each milestone you complete you will get a certain amount of points. The list of milestones and points are as follows;
    The total of each milestone you have received is what you see in your profile or next to a post of yours.
  2. Likes
    You receive likes when someone likes a post of yours. It's not much but it shows how much people likes what you post. I've already explained how to like a post so I will teach you where to see the amounts of likes you have received and for what you received the like.
    Hover your mouse over your name found to the left of the "Inbox". A menu will drop down and from this menu select "likes you've received".

    This will take you to a page which shows all the posts you have received a like for and by who. To see your total number of likes you have to view your profile or the details you find next to your post(on the left with the avatar) .

  3. News Feed
    What is a newsfeed?
    Well a newsfeed is where you see the activity of a forum member you have "followed". Yes it is possible to "follow" forum posters on the forum.
    How do I follow a Poster?
    Click "Members",From here search for a member of your choice. Then click his/her name. You will be taken to the posters profile from there choose follow.

    Now that you have followed a poster,how do you access your newsfeed?
    Like before simply hover your mouse over your name and from that select "your newsfeed" and you will be taken to your newsfeed. Where you will see all the recent activity by the people you have followed.

*Alerts*
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Alerts,now this is pretty neat. It basically gives you an alert when someone has posted in one of your threads,liked your posts,posted in a thread you follow and many other things.
How to view Alerts?
There are two ways;
  1. Quick way:
    Hover mouse pointer over alerts button you find next to "Inbox" and check your alerts there.
  2. Long way:
    This method basically takes you to a whole new page and you can view your new and old alerts from there.
    To check your alerts simply Hover mouse pointer over alerts button you find next to "Inbox" and click "show all" or you can hover your mouse pointer over your name,found to the left of "inbox" and click alerts from there.


Changing Alert Preferences
To change your alert preferences simply follow the hover your mouse pointer over alerts button method and click "Alert Preferences" or you could also do the same from your drop down menu when you hover over your name.
Once you enter this page you will see a list of features each which you can set on or off(tick or untick check box) to not receive a certain type of alert. So if you dont want to get an alert for every single thing simply modify your preferences from here and click "save changed" at the end.


*Conversations*
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This is also another very important privilege a forum account users get. This allows you to engage in private/grouped conversation with other forum members.
To start a new conversation hover your mouse pointer over "inbox" and click "Start a New conversation".

This will take you to a new page. Here you will have to add your participants(upto a maximum of 3 only),Add a subject,message and then hit "start a conversation". If you do not want others to reply make sure you tick "Lock conversation" this will stop anyone from replying. If you want others in the conversation to have the ability to invite new members to the conversation tick "Allow anyone in the conversation to invite others" option.
To view conversations simply hover mouse pointer over "inbox"(works only for recent conversations). Or click inbox and then click "show all".
This will take you to your conversations.


Once you're in your inbox,you find 3 quicklinks;



    • Conversations:Shows all your Conversations.
    • Starred Conversations:Shows only your starred conversations.
    • Conversations you started:Shows only conversations you've started.

How to Star a Conversation:
Simply click the check box and a menu will drop down. From this menu you can choose whether to star the conversation,unstar the conversation,mark as read,mark as unread or leave the conversation. Simply select the action you want and click "go".

*Drop-down Menu*
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All this time you have seen me show you a drop down bar that appears when you have hovered over your name. Well this drop down menu has some neat shortcuts to make your life easier.
The Shortcuts;
  1. Avatar:Takes you to your Profile
  2. Name:Takes you to your Profile
  3. Your Profile Page:Takes you to your Profile
  4. Personal Details:Open Account settings page
  5. Signature:Open page to change your siggy
  6. Contact Details:Open page to add/edit your contact details
  7. Privacy:Opens Privacy Settings page
  8. Preferences:Opens Browsing preferences pop-up
  9. Alert Preferences:Opens alert preferences settings page
  10. Avatar:Opens pop-up to change your Avatar
  11. Password:Opens page to change password
  12. Your news feed:Opens your news feed
  13. Conversations:Opens your conversations
  14. Alerts:Opens page to all your alerts
  15. Likes you've received:Opens page to all likes you have received
  16. Your content:Opens page with all your content
  17. People you Follow:Opens page of members you Follow
  18. People you Ignore:Opens page of members you Ignore
  19. Show Online status:If box is ticked,then your online status will be shows in the members online section. If box is not ticked your online status will be hidden
  20. Logout:Logs you out
  21. Update Status:Shortcut bar to update your status

 
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*General Account Setting*
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Click Your name(Left of 'inbox') will take you to a page with a list of settings.
What to press?

What it looks like?
I will talk about every setting excluding how to change the avatar and signature as that will be covered in the next part.
  1. Let's begin with Personal Details.
    Now here you can manage all your personal details. You can add all of them, add only a few or keep them all empty. If you wish to edit your personal details simply access your settings and the first tab will be your personal details. Edit them as you wish and once you're done click save changes.
    List of settings
    • Status:Here you can add a new Status or change the existing one. Character limit is set to 140!
    • Signature(Will be discussed later)
    • Gender:Allows you to pick your gender between male,female and not specified.
    • Date of Birth:Allows you to change your date of birth. You can also choose whether you want to display date and month only of your birthday or year of birth.
    • Locations:Lets you add your current location(honestly you can add anything,even a sentence)
      *Remember when someone visits your profile they can click your location and it will be shows on google maps. so get creative!
    • Occupation:Lets you add your current occupation(honestly you can add anything,even a sentence)
    • Homepage:Lets you add a website that belongs to you
    • About:Basically lets you write a brief description about yourself.
    • Finally click "save Changes"
  2. Contact Details.
    You can add/remove contact details of yours. If a contact detail is added it will be displayed on your profile.
    List of settings
    • Email:Lets you change your current email address.
    • Current Password:Needs to be added when you're changing your email address.
    • Messaging Preferences:There are 3 settings to this;
      • Receive site mailings:If ticked,You will receive a copy of emails sent by the administrator to all members of the site.
      • Accept conversations from..:Lets you choose between all members or only the posters you follow.
      • Receive email when a new conversation message is received:If ticked,Email notifications for new conversations, replies to existing conversations, and being added to an existing conversation.
    • Identities:Lets you add multiple contact details. You may only add account names for;Jabbers,AIM,ICQ,Yahoo!Messenger,Skype,Google Talk,Facebook & Twitter.
    • Finally click save changes to apply newly added/edited settings.
  3. Privacy Settings.
    You can edit your Privacy settings here.
    List of settings
    • General: 3 general settings.
      • Show your online status:If ticked,This will allow other people to see when you are online.
      • Show your current activity:If ticked,This will allow other people to see what page you are currently viewing.
      • Receive site mailings:If ticked,You will receive a copy of emails sent by the administrator to all members of the site.
    • DOB Privacy:Allows you to change DOB privacy settings.
      See "personal details" for the list of same settings related to DOB privacy.
    • People who may..:Let's you pick who may view your profile, who may post messages on your profile and receive your news feed.
      List of Settings
      • View your details on your profile page:If ticked,People you have chosen(all visitors or members only or people you follow only) may view your profile.
      • Post messages on your profile page:If ticked,People you have chosen(members only or people you follow only) may post on your profile.
      • Receive your news feed:If ticked,People you have chosen(all visitors or members only or people you follow only) receives your newsfeed.
      • Start conversations with you:If ticked,People you have chosen(members only or people you follow only) may start conversations with you.
      • View your identities:If ticked,People you have chosen(all visitors or members only or people you follow only) may see all your contact details(i.e skype)
    • Finally click save changes.

 
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4.Preferences.
  • Style:Let's you choose between different forum style. Only if another style is provided!
  • Locale:Let's you change your forum default timezone(Not recommended).
  • Options:Includes a list of settings
    • Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply:If ticked you will automatically receive alerts about thread you create/reply to.
    • And receive email notifications of replies:If ticked,you will also receive email notifications of any new reply to a watched thread.
    • Use the rich text editor to create and edit messages:If ticked you will be able to use the BB-code bar.
    • Use the Flash-based uploader to upload attachments:Self explained
    • Show people's signatures with their messages:If ticked you will see other posters signatures too on their posts.
    • Show your online status:if ticked,This will allow other people to see when you are online.
    • Show your current activity:If ticked,This will allow other people to see what page you are currently viewing.
  • Finally click save changes.
5.Alert Preferences.
Allows you you to edit alert preferences.
List of Settings
  • Messages in Threads:Let's you edit alerts you receive related to threads.
    Receive an alert when someone...
    • Replies to a watched thread:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone replies to a thread you are watching
    • Attaches a file to a watched thread:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone replies and attaches a file to a thread you are watching.
    • Quotes your message:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone directly quotes one of your messages in a thread.
    • Tags you in a message:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone tags you in a message.
    • Likes your message:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone likes one of your messages in a thread.
  • Messages on Profile Pages:Let's you edit alerts you receive related to messages on your profile page.
    Receive an alert when someone...
    • Posts on your profile:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone posts a message on your profile page.
    • Comments on your profile or status:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone comments on a message on your profile page or your status.
    • Comments on your profile posts for other members:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone comments on a message you left on someone else's profile.
    • Also comments on a profile post:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone comments on a profile post that you have commented on.
    • Tags you in a profile post or comment:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone tags you in a post or comment on someone's profile.
    • Likes your profile post:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone likes a message you left on a member profile page.
  • Achievements:Let's you edit alerts you receive related achievements.
    Receive an alert when you receive a...
    • New follower:If ticked,you receive an alert when someone starts following you.
    • New trophy:If ticked,you receive an alert when You are awarded a new trophy for passing a milestone.
  • Finally click save changes
6.People you Follow.
Allows you you to edit people you follow.
  • Adding a follower: You can add multiple poster to follow by simply typing their names(when you start to type suggestions will be given to choose from) and clicking save changes.


  • Unfollow:To unfollow a poster simply click the unfollow icon in front of their name.
7.People you Ignore.
Allows you you to edit people you ignore.
  • To add a player to ignore simply enter their name like before and click save changes(alternatively to ignore someone you can visit their profile and click ignore from their
  • To stop ignoring a poster simply click stop ignoring which you find in front of their name
8.Password.
Allows you you to change your password.
To change your password simply enter the details for all the fields and click save changes.

*Changing Your Signature and Avatar*​
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Now to changing your siggy and avi(short for signature and avatar).
Let's take a second to read the rules related to Signatures and Avatars first.
*Rules might be a bit outdated
Checkered Jester said:
Signatures and Avatars
  • Avatars must be be 80 x 80 pixels.
  • Signatures must be a maximum of 100 pixels high, and 500 pixels wide. This also includes any lines of text added to the side or underneath the signature.
  • They both must comply with all other rules.
  • They may not be animated
*Changing your Signature
To change your siggy you need to go to the page where this is done. To do so you can use one of the following methods;
  1. Hover mouse over name and click "signature"
  2. Or if you find yourself changing your general account details and realize you want to change your siggy,
Now that we know how to get there,lets see how to actually change your siggy.
To add a image(proper signature) you need to first upload it to a image hosting site. Then once it is uploaded copy the image URL and add it in the text field you get between a image tag or simply click the image BB-code and paste the URL in it.

End Result


*Changing your Avatar
To change your avi you need to open the avatar change pop up window. To do so you can use one of the following methods;
  1. Hover mouse over name and click "Avatar"
  2. Enter Profile and when in the profile page click your avatar,
When you click one of these two option a window will pop up. upload avi and click okay. For reasons such as Avi rotation normally adding a avi via a URL is not allowed.

 
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Well that's about it. I hope this guide was insightful and if any changes are made to the forum I will be sure to update it as I can. Please let me know what you thought about the guide. I'd be very happy to hear your feedback! Also if there are any mistakes feel free to point them out:)

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Please Do Not Rip!
If you want to use the content of this guide/this guide for any other purpose PM me

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Special thank you to @Dement0r for giving me the green light to do the guide.
Please not the BB-cod guide(part with tags) was taken from the Xenforo B-code guide and the TW2 BB-code guide!
Again Hope you Enjoyed!

Changes
Edit:sorry this stupid edit time limit is messing things up for me,I'll see what i can do to correct the links etc :(
Edit2:Big thank you to @Dement0r ,again for increasing the edit time limit! All done guys:)

*New,Added a Linked imaged to the first post,click "
"to take you to the top post.


 
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