Welcome! Here are some helpful tips for using these forums!
Tags/Categories - You must chose a colored primary tag for a new post. The gray sub-tags are optional but make finding specific content faster. You can use multiple sub-tags to get more specific, like "GMing" and "PBTA". Only admins can create new tags. You can request a new tag here
Replies - Hit the "reply" button at the bottom of a post. This will auto-tag the original poster and let people reference the original post when they read your reply. If you are just joining in a discussion without a specific reply you can just fill out the box at the bottom of the discussion page.
Follow/Ignore a discussion - If you'd like notifications for all replies in a discussion, click the follow button! You can also ignore a discussion if you don't want to see it anymore. Hit the "Following" option on the main page to see updates on all the conversations you follow!
Tagging users - Type @ and then start to type their user name. A list of suggestions will pop up. Pick the right person!
Quoting - On desktop or mobile, highlight the text you want to quote on the person's original post and a pop up will come up with "quote." Click that and it opens a reply with the quote already in it.
Private Messages - There are 2 ways to start a PM with someone! Private conversations will appear in your "Latest" feed just like a public discussion but will be marked as "private" with a little icon on it. Only the people in the conversation will be able to see it.
1) Hit "Start a Discussion" just like you were starting a new post. At the top of the box, select a tag and click "recipients" next to where you put the conversation title. You will be prompted to input names there.
2) Go to the person's profile by clicking on their name. Hit "Controls" on the far right of their profile and select "Send a message."
User groups - Patreons get little gold shields! Hosts have orange stars! Do you belong in one of these groups but don't have a badge? PM Kimi or request your Patreon shield here!