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GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #contest

As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

Xmas Charity - Begin Donations
Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

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Hi everyone! I'm currently in my last year of university, graduating in May next year! I love art and I've tried my hand at various things such as drawing anime/chibis/doodles but it seems like I'm better at doing pixel art, so I've stuck with that since. I'm self-taught, so I'm still experimenting around with different styles. I've been running an active shop for over a year with a few hiatuses in between. I love GASR as it has a great community where I can interact with fellow artists and art lovers :) I've made many friends here over the years and I hope that continues for a long time to come!

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Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:56 am
GASR 101 - Forum Basics

This topic covers the very basics of how GASR and the forum works~

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Index

Click on the text to be taken to that part of the thread

Forum Basics
......... Slang/Terminology


How to Use the Forum
......... Profile Pictures
......... Posting in a Thread
......... Creating a New Topic
......... Sending Private Messages
......... Watching Topics & Your Favorite Threads
......... Finding the topics you have posted in / created
......... Your Inbox
......... Friends and Foes List
......... Using the Tagging Feature
- How to use the Toolbar

Posting Basics
......... Basic Text Formatting
......... Adding a List
......... Adding an Image
......... Quoting Text
......... Inserting a Code Box
......... Insert a Table
......... Create a Link
......... Insert a Flash Object
......... Insert a Video
......... Using Emoticons

Other BBCodes


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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:16 am
Slang and Terminology

The slang/terminology used most often on our forum.

#k -------------- 5k = 5,000 | 110k = 110,000 | Basically "k" stands for 1,000
Avi -------------- Your IMVU avatar
Collab ----------- A collaboration/combination of two artists, whether in a piece of work or a shop
Creds / Credits - Imvu website currency
DNP ------------ Do Not Post. If this is in the title, or thread anywhere, do not reply to the topic
DP(s) ----------- Display Picture(s)
FF --------------- First Free (meaning first order in the shop is free)
GASR ----------- Graphic Arts Services and Requests forum
GASRian -------- Active member in the GASR
GASRer --------- Synonym for GASRian
PM -------------- Private Message
PPFP ------------ Post Pictures For Practice
PYP ------------- Pick Your Price
Req ------------- Request
Screenie -------- Screenshot (normally of your IMVU avatar)
Siggy ----------- Signature in the forums
Temp ------------ Temporary (usually seen as "Temp Shop" [Temporary Shop])
Tut -------------- Tutorial
WIP ------------- Work In Progress
WL -------------- Wishlist

Forum = Graphic Arts Services and Request
Thread = A set of messages grouped together is a thread
Post = A specific reply made by a user

Below is a Form, not a forum.
Code:
Ordering a DP
Screenies:
Text:
Etc:


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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:18 am
Profile Pictures

When you first sign up with the forums your profile picture will automatically be this.



This is just to show that you have not yet customized your display picture!
If you like this image, feel free to keep it.

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Changing your Profile Picture

If you want to change your profile picture first go to Profile located on our navigation bar at the top of every page.


NOTE: The look of the navigation bar is subject to change with different forum layouts.


Once you have entered your profile page, you want to click on the tab that says Avatar.



This is the area where you can customize you avatar image.
However, keep in mind avatar images must not exceed 160 pixels x 220 pixels.

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Uploading your Picture



You have 3 options to upload your picture.

You can choose for forumotion to host your image by either...

- Uploading an Avatar from your Computer
- Uploading an Avatar from a URL


However, if forumotion hosts your image the file size cannot be higher than 64 KB.

Or you can host your image yourself by using photobucket/tinypic etc and just link to an offsite avatar
If you link to an offsite avatar, there is no restriction on the size of the image!

When you are finished customizing, remember to click save!
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:19 am
Posting in a Thread

There are two ways post in a thread!

Quick Reply

Scroll to the bottom of a topic and you will find a place to write a post


All you have to do enter your message and then click Send and you've posted in a topic!

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Post a Reply

At the bottom of a topic there is also the Post Reply button.


If you click this, you will be taken to a more in depth message writing page as seen below..


Then all you have to do is click Send and you've posted in a topic!
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:20 am
Creating a New Topic

To create a new topic, go to the subsection of the forum you want to create your topic in.

Scroll to the bottom and you'll see a button labeled New Topic



After clicking this, you will be taken to a page to create a new topic.



There are three important things to making a new topic

Title of the Topic - Try and be as specific as you can about your title so users know what you are posting about!

Topic Icon - The topic icon let's people know the "subject" of your topic. It's useful to let people know what you are selling without having to mention it in your topic title!

Message Body - The message of your topic!


When you are done click send and you've posted a new topic.

Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:21 am
Sending a Private Message

If you want to send a private message or check your inbox click on the envelop on the navigation bar at the top of every page.


NOTE: The look of the navigation bar is subject to change with different forum layouts.


Right now I have No Private Messages but it will update itself if I get sent a private message!

Once you click this you will be taken to your inbox.
From there you want to click on the PM button.



Then you will be taken the the send a new private message page.



These are the important areas you want to fill out...

Username: Specify the username of the person you want receiving your message

Friend: Or you can pick from the list of your userfriends!

Subject: Let them know what the message you are sending is going to be about.

Topic Icon: You can also specify what the subject of the message will be about (maybe you're messaging to ask about an icon etc)

Message Body: Of course, the message itself goes there!


Once you are Finished Writing Your Message Click Send.
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:22 am
Watching Topics & Your Favourites

There is a Slight Difference between Watching a Topic and adding one to your Favourites.


Watching a Topic
If you watch a topic, you will receive emails whenever a response is posted to that topic!

Adding a Topic to Your Favourites
If you add a topic to your favourites, it will be listed in your favourites but you will not receive emails when it gets updated.
However, it will allow you to keep track of threads you like!

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How to Watch a Topic

Go to the topic you want to watch and scroll down to the bottom.

Right above the Quick Reply on the right side there is a link that says watch this topic for replies.




After clicking that it will tell you that you are now watching this topic for replies.




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How to Add a Topic to your Favourite
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:23 am
Finding Topics you Have Posted in / Created

First you need to go to your profile page.
There are a couple of ways you can do so.

There is a shortcut to your profile on every message you post.



Or you can look yourself up on the member's list.

To do so go to Memberlist on the navigation bar at the top of every page.


NOTE: The look of the navigation bar is subject to change with different forum layouts.


Once there you just have to search yourself.


Then click on your profile picture/name to be taken to your profile.

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Once on your profile, click on Statistics.



If you click on Number of Topics you will be taken to a list of all the topics you have made.
If you click on Find all Topics where you have posted in you will be taken to a list of all the topics you have posted in! (not just ones made by you)

You can also look this up for other members as well on their profiles!
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:25 am
Your Inbox

To access your inbox click on the envelop on the navigation bar at the top of every page.


NOTE: The look of the navigation bar is subject to change with different forum layouts.


Right now I have No Private Messages but it will update itself if I get sent a private message!

This will take me to my Inbox.



Your Inbox can hold a maximum of 50 messages

If you begin to get more messages, it will automatically delete the oldest message and replace it with the new one.
So clean your inbox often!


Some important areas...

Inbox: Shows you the current messages in your inbox

Sentbox: Shows the messages you have sent to other users.

Outbox: This shows messages you have sent to users but they have not yet read. If they haven't read the message yet, you can edit the message.

Savebox: You can also save important messages! They will be saved in your "savebox".

How full your Inbox is: It also tells you how much % your inbox is full.

Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:25 am
Friends and Foes List

Update: Forumotion, unfortunately, has not implemented a system where users will be notified of new friend requests so you will just have to check them on occasion.

We've been hearing you guys ask for a blocking system for a while now, and we've decided to finally implement one! The reason why we were hesitant before is that we were concerned about "block and run" theft, but luckily we've figured that out.*

Click here for your friends and foes list!


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What is This?

What are friends:
Your friends list allows you to have a.. well, friends list.

What are Foes:
Foes are members whose messages will not be visible to you and you will not receive any more private messages from them.

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Adding People to Your Friends/Foes List

You can add people to your friends list by sending them a request. That person will receive your friend request and have the choice of accepting or declining the request.



However, when you add someone to your foe list, they do not get a notice about it (like how a regular blocking system works).




The add/block buttons are located on a user's profile under the log out/send credits links.


The only exception to this is that you cannot block moderators or administrators.
We may have to contact you about something important in the future.


*Your friends and foes lists are public, and if drama starts to ensue because of it then we have no problem removing this feature.
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am
Using the Tagging Feature


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Coming soon


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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am
How to use the Toolbar

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Do not PM this account with any forum issues. Please PM a moderator instead. Thanks!
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:34 am
Basic Text Formatting



Most of the codes posted here are also available on this bar.
It shows up whenever you make a post on our forums and therefore you don't have to return to this thread to do basic formatting!


  • Make your text bold


    Code:
    [b]Insert Text Here![/b]

  • Make your text italic


    Code:
    [i]Insert Text Here![/i]

  • Underline your text


    Code:
    [u]Insert Text Here![/u]

  • Strike a line through your text


    Code:
    [strike]Insert Text Here![/strike]

  • Center Text



    Code:
    [center]Insert Text Here![/center]

  • Align Text to the right



    Code:
    [right]Insert Text Here![/right]

  • Change the font size


    All you have to do is specify the size (numerical value)
    Setting the size as 1 - will make the text very small.
    Setting the size as 24 - will make the text very big.


    Code:
    [size=value here]Insert Text Here![/size]

  • Change the font colour


    There are two ways you can do this you can insert the name of the colour.
    For example: red, blue, green, black, white, etc.


    Or you can insert the hex colour code.
    To find these codes, you can search on google or this is a great website I use a lot - hex hub.


    Code:
    [color=colorname or hex code]Insert Text Here![/color]

  • Change the text font


    Please note, not all fonts will work specially ones that are not default on computers.


    Code:
    [font=insertfontname]Insert Text Here![/font]

  • Make Scrolling Text

    There are two type of scrolling text:
    Vertical Scrolling

    Code:
    [updown]Insert Text Here![/updown]

    Horizontal Scrolling

    Code:
    [scroll]Insert Text Here![/scroll]

  • Upside Down Text - Upside Down Text 

    Code:
    [flipv]Insert Text Here![/flipv]

  • Horizontal Flip - Horizontal Flip 

    Code:
    [fliph]Insert Text Here![/fliph]

  • Create Sub Text - Create Sub Text

    Code:
    [sub]Insert Text Here![/sub]

  • Create Sup Text - Create Sup Text

    Code:
    [sup]Insert Text Here![/sup]

  • Make Text Appear Blurry

    Code:
    [blur][color=#434343]Insert Text Here![/color][/blur]



You can combine more than one of these codes to make more interesting effects!


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Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:34 am
Adding a List

There are two kinds of lists you can make...

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Bullet List

Allows you to list things separated by bullets.
Example List

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple

This is a Bullet List and the code can also be found here.


To insert a list you need to have every point separated by list tags.

Code:
[list] [/list]

Inside this code, for every point you have you will need to put the code to add a bullet.
Code:
[*] Information here
[*]

So in the end, the code for my colour list would look something like this..
Code:
[list]
[*]Red
[*]Orange
[*]Yellow
[*]Green
[*]Blue
[*]Purple
[/list]

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Numbered List

If you want numbers separating each points instead of bullets like this...

[*]

Example List

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Purple


Then all you have to do, is change the list tags to this.
Code:
[list=1] [/list]

This code for a numbered list can also be found here.




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Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:35 am
Adding an Image

To be able to add an image from your computer onto the internet, you will first need to use an image host!
Some of the most used image hosts are...

Photobucket
Tinypic
Imageshack

After uploading it from your computer to one of those sites, I will be given a link to my image.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2dt3d6w.png


Then all I have to do, is take that link and insert it in between image tags.

Code:
[img]LINK OF YOUR IMAGE HERE[/img]

And voila, I have inserted my image into the forums!



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There is also a shortcut for this feature here



Then all you need to do is insert the link of your image there and it will automatically put it between the image tags.

You can also define the height and the width of an image...


Code:
[img( height px, width px)]image link here[/img]


You just need to change the height and width into a numerical value.
And this will change the size of your image.





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