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Forum Tutorial #1 - Posting a thread

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 9:57 AM
Ez a téma olvasható magyarul is!

Hi there,

So I decided to start forum Tutorials too since the ChatNetwork ones are pretty popular and a lot of people said it's easy to understand it and it makes me happy :)
Not to mention that I wouldn't like to leave out the Forums since it's an important part of deviantART too! So let's get started!

BUT before we do anything - I'd like to ask you to read the following FAQ!

:police: FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?

How to post a thread?!


I get asked a lot from newbies to the Forums that how can one submit a thread? There is no button for it and they can't see any links or something! :noes:
It's really easy! All you have to do is select the appropriate Forum you'd like to post your thread to and scroll down a little!

For example let's say that you'd like to promote your chatroom or group here on deviantART!
The right place to do that is the

Groups, Chatrooms & Events Forum!


Important: Always read the sticky threads before posting! They contain every information you'd require and rules to the Forums!


SO if you scroll down a little, you'll see the following part:



Just type in the subject, the body part and hit submit!
You can always use the 'Preview' function to check if the coding is right and the links and other tags :)

But please make sure that:
:bulletpink: You actually read the Forum Posting Guidelines!
:bulletpink: Your thread is following the Forum Rules! -  FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?
:bulletpink: It is in the right place!

Little plus:
If you'd like your thread to be locked - you can ask a Community Volunteer in #help and they will kindly do that for you :)

Do you have a question?



Or you have any ideas what to include in future articles?
Awesome! All you have to do is write a comment on this journal!
on the linked one, not on this one - but I welcome any questions here as well ;)

My Chat Tutorials



:bulletpink:  TUT #1  - Creating Chatrooms?
:bulletpink:  TUT #2 - What 'Privclasses' are? 
:bulletpink:  TUT #3 - Chatroom Customizing 
:bulletpink:  TUT #4 - Deleting Chatrooms 
:bulletpink:  TUT #5 - Joining Chatrooms 
:bulletpink:  TUT #6 - All the small Commands 
:bulletpink:  TUT #7 - Tabbing

Take care,
dekorAdum
:peace:




My First Forum Tutorial!
In the future there will be more! Please remember that I welcome any suggestions regarding what to include in my articles! All you have to do is go to this journal and comment!

In this article:
:bulletblue: How to post a Forum Thread?
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:iconprantr:
Prantr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
I just keep getting:
"403 Forbidden: You don't have permission to access this page. Please consult our help library if you need any assistance."

... when I try to post a thread. I've tried removing cache and so on; not working. :(
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
As the message said, try search for an answer in the FAQ. There could be many reasosns why you cannot post.
I would suggest you go to the Help Channel (#help) or contact the Help Desk.
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:iconprantr:
Prantr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks! I managed to post a thread. The problem was me having URLs in the thread. It'd be great if DeviantArt had better error messages. :D
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I see!
Well I'm glad it worked out for you!
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:iconprantr:
Prantr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks! :)
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:iconnuclearsharingan:
NuclearSharingan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Can you update your thread? Cause it's annoying when you make thread and after a while no one can see it cause it's too far back.... Or do you make a new one that looks exactly the same?
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately there is no way to update threads. 
Intentionally bumping your threads - commenting on them, so they will appear on the top - is against the rules, you can read it here:
Excerpt from FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?
  • Intentionally bumping your thread by posting a comment so that the thread is 'bumped up' to the top of the page is not allowed.
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:iconnuclearsharingan:
NuclearSharingan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
ok thanks
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SatansRetriever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super helpful Thanks!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad I could help!
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:iconportiam:
PortiaM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this really helped!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad! :)
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:iconjulbba:
julbba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I try to post a thread it says "FORBIDDEN - You don't have permission to access this page. Please consult our help libaray you need any assistance."
I don't get it?? Do you need to be PREMIUM just to post a thread? :c
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Which forum were you trying to post into? :)
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Dharthez Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I have the same problem. And I tried to post everywhere. Please help.
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:icondharthez:
Dharthez Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Clearing cache didn't help. 
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you tried asking in #help like I suggested the other person? Or contacting the Help Desk?
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:iconjulbba:
julbba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Digital Art forum. I would have asked help about a drawing program. 
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So you try to post a new thread and it gives you that message?
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:iconjulbba:
julbba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. D: All the time...
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm. I would say try asking in #help. If the room is empty, then go to the Help Desk.
Or maybe you could try clearing your browser's cache...not sure if that would help.
FAQ #643: I was asked to clear my browser's cache. How do I do this?

Hope it helps!
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:iconjulbba:
julbba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks :/ hope it helps!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Let me know if you, or they figured it out!
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:iconkoogleblitz:
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i view my own forum threads? i dont want to have to search it every time i want to go back to it.
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I'm not so sure if this is the only way to do it or not, but what I usually do is I go to my activity page - you can find yours here:

koogleblitz.deviantart.com/act…

and there is a section for Forum comments, it should be there if you're not that frequent in the forums. If you are, then I have no idea, I'm sorry.
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thanks
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:iconmiyaaku:
MiYaAku Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! I do have a question: What category would I put for help in translating/writing lyrics/speeches in foreign languages? o:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrlyplz:

Also if you are not sure what to say, it is a good idea to lurk and maybe reply to a few things first. Get an idea of the atmosphere, otherwise you might walk into complaints thinking everyone is going to be nice....
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:dummy:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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dekorAdum Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlawooplz:
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