Helpful Tips on using the ECIGSSA forum

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  1. Silver

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    This is mainly for the newer members and especially those not familiar with forums. Here are some tips to help you while using ECIGSSA.

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    How do I find content?
    Browse the home page, all the content is sorted in various categories. Each category has subforums. When you click on a subforum, you see all the threads, each with its own title. Clicking on a thread takes you to the content in that thread. Each piece of content is a "post". They are sorted chronologically, with the most recent posts at the top. You can scroll down and click on the next page if there are too many posts to show on one page.

    The categories are broken down into the main areas, Community, General, Hardware, E-liquid etc. Each subforum breaks it down further.

    How do I search for something?
    You will see in the top right a search facility. Use it to search for anything you want. You can search across the whole forum or just in the subforum you are in at the time. You can also search just the thread you are in.

    Another way of searching (credit goes to @blujeenz) is to use Google to search ECIGSSA. Go to Google and type in site:www.ecigssa.co.za followed by the keywords. Or if you are searching for an exact phrase, type it in inverted commas. For example site:www.ecigssa.co.za "What is a Silver". Then you will get the Google results from only ECIGSSA instead of the whole world wide web.

    How do I tag another member in my posts?
    What is a tag? Its a way to alert another member you have mentioned him/her. Just type the @ symbol and then immdiately after (without spaces) the first three letters of their forum name. It will bring up a dropdown list of members, just pick one. Or just type their whole name.

    When you tag someone, their name shows in blue when you post your post. Like this... @Alex

    Note: on Tapatalk, you have to type out the whole name. It doesnt show the dropdown after 3 letters.

    It's a good idea to tag the member you are referring to in your post. They will then get an alert that they are being spoken about which can help in many situations. For example, answering questions.

    How do I find the vendors?
    They have their own section on the home page and each has their own subforum. Click on one of them to check out their threads - where they advertise their products and specials

    How do I send a private message (PM) to another member?
    Two ways. You can click below the members avatar on "Start a conversation" which will open up a private message. Or you click on the inbox near the top right and select "Start a new conversation".

    How do I keep track of what I have read and not read?
    It's all about "unread" messages. When you log in, you will see a little red box next to the New Posts at the top of the screen with a number. That's the number of posts you have not read. Clicking on that shows you the threads that have posts you have not read. Most recent at the top. Many of us use this as our main screen to browse latest content that we may be interested in.

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    You can mark all unread threads as read by clicking on "mark forums read" in the blue sub menu below the main menu at the top. That option is on the left. You can also click on the little "blue cloud icon" to the left of any subforum name to mark just the posts in that subforum as read.

    How do I sell my stuff or look for good second hand deals?
    Head to the "Classifieds: For Sale" forum. On the home page it's in the "Private Market" section. But please read and follow the rules which are in the first thread at the top of that forum.

    Other help and advice
    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask one of the members of the Admin & Mod team. We all have staff badges on our profiles.

    Enjoy your stay here. It is a special place. Please keep it clean.
     
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    Hi,

    How do I respond to a classified ad if I am interested in purchasing something.
    I am new on the forum and don't know how to use it.

    roypretorius -at- vodamail.co.za

    Thanks
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    Hi Roy, you can simply post a comment on the classified or start a private conversation with the seller by clicking on his name and selecting "start a conversation"
     
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    Also some advice about Internet and privacy - don't use your email address complete like that. Rather use something like Roy at vodamail dot Co dot za

    Reason for it is Web search bots can read your address and you will notice a large increase of spam mail.

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
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    Just REPLY in the thread you saw the advert... or you can send a message to the person selling the item in private by moving your mouse over the INBOX icon on the top right of your screen and select Start a New Conversation.
     
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    Hi @Roy Pretorius
    Have moved your post and the subsequent answer posts to this thread.
    The other guys have given good advice

    Also scroll up to the top of this thread for some other helpful tips on using the forum.

    All the best and please feel free to ask more questions if you have any
     
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    Thanks. Really appreciate the info
     
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    Just bumping this thread for the benefit of the members that have joined recently...

    Someone was recently asking about tagging members
    Tagging helps a lot when you want to catch their attention - the member you have tagged gets an alert that they are being tagged in a post and they will most likely see it - and much quicker.

    So tag members when you want to draw their attention to your post. Just type the @ symbol and then the first three letters of their member name and a little drop down list will appear where you select which member you want to tag. Or you can type the full name. Watch out for spaces and numbers etc.

    On tapatalk, there is no dropdown functionality - you have to type the @ symbol directly followed by the exact user name to tag them.

    Hope that helps
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of the newer members
    Just scroll up to the top if you havent seen it
    These tips may help you get a bit more out of your ECIGSSA experience
     
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    Great info !!!
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of the newer members
    And especially those that may be new to forums
    Hope it helps
     
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    @Silver it's a great idea to bump threads like this so that newbies can read.
    Don't know about others, but I often just scan these threads to refresh my memory.

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    Thanks @ddk1979
    I agree 100% - you are so right!
     
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    Just bumping this thread for the benefit of newer members
     
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    NEW MEMBER (DUMB) QUESTION ALERT!!! :BangsHeads:

    I've searched the forum but cant find anyone asking this before.
    How do I upload pics from my PC? The Upload button seems to only cater for Image URL's. No option for Upload from My Computer.
    Am I missing it somewhere?
    Thanx
     
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    At the bottom of the text block is a blue button labeled "Upload a File", use that one! :)
     
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    Ahhhhh! Pesky little critter was hiding. :giggle:
    Thanx @Stosta
     
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    No problem!
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of the newer members

    Also, just a reminder about forum tags. If you want to catch the attention of another member, its always best to tag them by writing out their forum name with the @ symbol before it (no spaces). Then they get an alert that they have been tagged and there is more chance they will see your post.

    If you on a normal browser, typing @ and the first three letters will show a dropdown list and you can select the member you want to tag
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of newer members

    Read the original post at the top. Some nice tips to get a better idea of some of the features and improve your experience here.

    For a fuller richer experience with all the features, please use a normal browser. Tapatalk strips out a lot of the functionality.

    Enjoy
     
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    Bumping this post for the benefit of the newer members

    Happy Friday by the way - weekend is here!
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of newer members to the forum
    Welcome and hope it helps you to improve your vaping
     
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    Bumping this thread for the benefit of newer members.
    It has some useful tips at the top that should make your forum experience a better one.

    Also want to re-iterate the issue of tagging members
    Like this - @Rob Fisher
    That way they get alerted that you tagged them and often respond much quicker. Otherwise they may not even
    see your post.

    Note that its much easier to tag someone when using a normal browser, not Tapatalk. On a normal browser, after the first 3 letters, it brings up a dropdown list with the members matching those and you just pick the member.

    Am going to copy and paste that section on tags from the post at the top...


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    How do I tag another member in my posts?
    What is a tag? Its a way to alert another member you have mentioned him/her. Just type the @ symbol and then immdiately after (without spaces) the first three letters of their forum name. It will bring up a dropdown list of members, just pick one. Or just type their whole name.

    When you tag someone, their name shows in blue when you post your post. Like this... @Alex

    Note: on Tapatalk, you have to type out the whole name. It doesnt show the dropdown after 3 letters.

    It's a good idea to tag the member you are referring to in your post. They will then get an alert that they are being spoken about which can help in many situations. For example, answering questions.
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    Where would one post a thread, or on a thread to ask for advice on flavours that can be made with what I have, and what I can add to my flavours within a budget from my local suppliers (Mostly Boss Vape)?
    I'm struggling to mix anything that I am able to vape, and it's ruining the experience for me and leaving me very frustrated.
     
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    https://www.ecigssa.co.za/forums/e-Liquid-recipes/
    Make thread there.

    Or get an eezshot Red Pill from Bossvape for R150 and bobsyouruncle
     
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