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3.6 - Spoiler Tags
Spoiler tags must be used when discussing the plot of a game, this includes videos as well. Typing **Massive Spoilers** or anything similar in the thread title or post is not enough. Failure to use a spoiler tag on a newly released title will result in an automatic three day ban.

To create a spoiler tag, the following needs to be inputted into your post;

[spoiler=ID]spoiler text here[/spoiler]

ID can be replaced with anything you want, but each spoiler tag must have a different code or the spoiler tag will not open. For a more in-depth guide for the use of spoiler tags, refer to the Spoiler Tag Guide thread.

A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:



3.7 - Embedding Videos
Ever wanted to post a video in the Funny Videos Thread or add one to a Trophy Guide? posting one as a video and not a link is simple. Firstly, copy the video url and paste it into your post. Make sure the 'Automatically parse links in text' and 'Automatically embed media' checkboxes are ticked, they should be by default. Click the submit button and your video will be embedded.

Please note that some youtube urls will have feature at a different part of url i.e http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YNR7wuSTE6g

The above link will not embed your video, it will appear as a link instead. You'll need to use one of the following instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNR7wuSTE6g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNR7wuSTE6g&feature=player_embedded


A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:



3.8 - Adding Images
There are several ways to add images to a post. The maximum file size is 19.5 KB, 97.7 KB for jpg and zip files. If it's an image file and larger than 620x280, it will be automatically resized. The different ways to add images are as follows

Attachments: To attach images to your post, click on the button. A new window will open where you can upload images from your computer or via url. A maximum of five images can be uploaded per post. This can only be used on forum posts, not social groups, private or visitor messages.

Image Tags: Image tags can also be used to add images into your post. Firstly, you need to upload the image at an image hosting site such as Imageshack or Photobucket. Once uploaded, you will be given a link, copy this. When creating a thread or posting, type [IMG]image url[/IMG], make sure to replace the image url text without the actual url. Alternatively, click the button and paste the url. Click the preview button to make sure the image displays properly. Once you're satisfied, hit submit.

A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:



3.9 - Tags
Tags are used to describe the content of a thread so that it can be easily found via the search engine. Tags are displayed in a box near the bottom of a thread page. Clicking on a tag will allow you to view other threads that have the same tag - and which may be related. Clicking on the word 'Tags' in the top of the box will take you to an overview page with a 'tag cloud.'

To add tags when creating a thread, type a string of words into the box underneath the text editor. Make sure to separate each word with a comma, a maximum of 25 words can be listed. Tags can also be added to an existing thread, click on the 'Edit Tags' link above the quick reply box. This will allow you to add some tags to the thread, the same restrictions as before apply.

A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:



3.10 - Boosting
Boosting is when a multiplayer game is setup to unlock trophies with less hassle or to increase your stats/leaderboard position. Several games frown upon boosting and you may earn yourself a ban if you are caught doing it.

Every game with Multiplayer trophies has at least one stickied boosting thread. All boosting must be organised in these threads. Any additional boosting threads or posts outside the main ones will be locked or deleted. If you think a game deserves an additional boosting thread,contact an appropriate Staff Member.

A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:



3.11 - Thread Subscription
Subscribing to a section of the forum sends you an email everytime someone posts on the thread, daily or weekly. You can also choose not to receive an email for your subscribed threads as well.

To subscribe to a forum, click the 'Forum Tools' link above the list of threads then select 'Subscribe to Forum'. You will then have the option to choose the subscription mode for this forum. If the forum that you are subscribing to has any child forums (forums within a forum) then your subscription will be extended to these automatically. To subscribe to a thread, click the 'Thread Tools' link at the top of the list of posts then click 'Subscribe to Thread'. Finally, to subscribe to a group, Navigate to the group, then click on Group Tools and 'Subscribe to Group'.

After you opt to subscribe to part of the forum, you will be taken to a new page. Select how often you wish to receive emails; No Email, Daily, Weekly or Instant. To un-subscribe, click 'Unsubscribe from forum/thread/group' from the thread, forum or groups tools. You can also unsubscribe by accessing your User CP and clicking unsubscribe in the subscription block.

A video guide can be found within the spoiler below:


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