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Twillow
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Twillow

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Hello

The purpose of this thread is to help forum users with forum fashion. :)

This is a work in progress that has been built with great help from the community.

Questions and comments are always welcome. :)

(Thanks to Tren for the cool title. :))

Table of Contents


NEW !!! IMAGES on the forums =)


Colours on the forums

Emoticons aka the Smiley faces

ASCII-Art and Signatures on the forums

Formatting on the forums

How to change your forum avatar

Forum Avatar - Above & Below

Below the Avatar, Part 2

Elegant Prose ~ How to make the text work for you
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23-Jan-2014 19:07:25 - Last edited on 21-Jul-2016 20:55:50 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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Twillow

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Colours on the forums


You can enhance your posts with
coloured
text.

Two helpful threads for colours: Full List of BBCode Colours and Guide to Signature Making, page 3.


Fun & Imagination


Fun & Imagination with Colour

Please click on the above link to see something awesome! :)

Fun & Imagination with Colour 2

Please click on the above link to see something stunning! :)

Thank you so much, C 0 D E, for sharing your work here with us!


Colour-quette


Use of colour in your messages can work for you or against you. Like signatures, colour shouldn't detract from the actual content of your post.

Some colours seem to provide too much of a harsh, glaring contrast. Other colours are hard to see if they don't provide enough of a contrast.
If a colour is hard to see, highlighting the webpage may help.
Also, combining color with the other formatting of bold, italics, or underlining may help.

Emoticons aka the Smileys

Emoticons are one of the 11 formatting options listed in the upper right.

Others can be made by hand and more individualistic: ^.~

Emoticons can help to convey tone in a text-based only medium as well as change the meaning of a sentence. Emoticons can also be used emphasize a point, highlight irony, or lighten the mood. Please keep that in mind when you use them. :)
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23-Jan-2014 19:07:40 - Last edited on 30-Jun-2016 19:16:14 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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2005

Twillow

Forum Moderator Posts: 39,834Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
ASCII-Art


ASCII art is only allowed in designated threads. At the moment, Bored? Draw #ere! is the only available thread.


Signatures on the forums


The RS forums now have an automatic signature box option which you can customise. It is located in your forums profile. To go to your profile, you can click on My Profile, which appears in the upper right corner or click on your name to the left of your post.

There is a 300 character limit to your signature. You can use all of the formatting options that are available for posting. Any content you place in your signature needs to be within the rules of the forum.

You can also manually create a signature. Please be sure that you keep a manual signature to less than approximately an inch so that it does not overwhelm any content posted. :)

Formatting on the forums


When you make a post, you have 12 formatting options listed in the upper right:

Bold
Italic
Underline
Strike
Alignment
Color
(6 basic ones)
link within the Runescape website
emoticons
QFC to another thread
spoiler

no parse
embed an imgur image

The alignment option was added July 2015.
The imgur image option was added July 2016.

You can post this side

over here!

Or in the middle!
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23-Jan-2014 19:07:45 - Last edited on 12-Sep-2016 18:04:00 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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2005

Twillow

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How to change your forum avatar


If you are a member, you can change your forum avatar by using the photo booth in game. At the moment, all that is seen on the forums is your head image. If you wish to see your full image, you can find it on RuneMetrics by clicking on Character when in the profile view.

The booth is located outside of Falador, to the west. It is near the Makeover Mage's house.


Please note:
*You can take a photo once every 2 hours.
*You can't take a picture wearing/wielding borrowed items.
*The gaze effects will not show on a forum avatar.
*If you experience an avatar glitch (which would show up in the Adventurer's log with a "waist up" image instead of a "full body" image), retake your picture within an hour after a system update occurs in game.
*If you use an ability that triggers the battle pose (like freedom), then quickly take your profile picture, your full-body picture in your adventurer's log will appear in the battle pose.

Looking Good, Looking Classy


Your eyes, the window to your soul or mysterious stranger? :)

Headgear none:

Rock that Curls hairstyle...OWN that pony-tail. :)

Headgear open-face:

Some examples include: helmets, wizard-type hats, hoods, wigs, tiaras, coronets as well as accessories such as the nose peg or fake beak.

Headgear hidden-face:

Some examples include: full helmets and masks.

Special Effects:

*Wearing double eyepatches creates the illusion of dark glasses.
*Dungeoneering-specific items, when equipped, can be photographed after building a photo booth by replacing the portal in the smuggler's room.
*Some helmets can be enchanted by Pikkupstix in Taverly. After summoning scrolls are stored in the helm, the helm's color changes slightly.

(Thanks to 5-x and others for helping with the info in this post.)
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@Twillow_RS|| #teamblue|| #Purple4life

23-Jan-2014 19:07:50 - Last edited on 30-Jun-2016 21:31:04 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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2005

Twillow

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Forum Avatar - Above & Below


Above

If you are using a title in game, it will grace the space above or below your avatar.

Titles are currently disabled on forums.


Titles are regularly added to the game, many from Solomon's stores and others from quests and special events. There are currently almost 200 titles available in game. If you wish a title to appear on the forums, you need to use the Gear Icon (Sword and Shield) in game.

It's hard to categorize the titles, as they run the gamut from combat-based to cheeky to altruistic. Also, titles can be earned as a reward from easier quests as well as the most difficult ones.

For example, you can get Barbarian Assault titles just for completing the tutorial and descending the ladder:
Collector
Attacker
Defender
Healer



Below

Some information regarding membership status appears below your avatar. The month and date of when you first bought membership, unless there was a significant gap in membership.

For example, Player A purchases membership in August 2014, so it would initially say Aug [member icon] 2014. After their membership runs out, they let it lapse 15-30 days and then subscribes again in Oct 2014. The date would change to Oct [member icon] 2014.

If you have an active subscription, you'll see a membership icon directly below your forum avatar. If you're a regular RuneScape member, this icon will appear
red
in colour. However, if you have purchased a Gold Premier Package, or a six-month Summer Special package, the icon will appear
yellow
in colour.


Also, below one's name, there are links to Posts by User, Forum Profile, and Runemetrics.
RuneMetrics is an in-game and website based analytics tool that could help you be the most efficient frog of all time when it comes to leveling and completing tasks. :)
money for nothing and some hugs for free!

@Twillow_RS|| #teamblue|| #Purple4life

23-Jan-2014 19:07:58 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 15:05:16 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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2005

Twillow

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Below the Avatar, Part 2


Below one's name, players can now see how many posts a person has made. Additionally, coloured badges mark milestones for number of posts. To see a player's badge, you need to hover over their name.


1 - Bronze

50 - Iron

200 - Silver

500 - Steel

750 - Gold

1,000 - Mithril

2,500 - Adamant

5,000 - Rune

10,000 - Opal

25,000 - Sapphire

50,000 - Emerald

100,000 - Ruby

250,000** - Diamond

500,000** - Dragonstone

1,000,000** - Onyx

2,500,000** – Hydrix



The gem and range information came from Wikia.
**We'll know for sure when Tufftypower achieves these. =P
money for nothing and some hugs for free!

@Twillow_RS|| #teamblue|| #Purple4life

23-Jan-2014 19:08:03 - Last edited on 12-Sep-2016 18:06:07 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
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2005

Twillow

Forum Moderator Posts: 39,834Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
Elegant Prose ~ How to make the text work for you


As already mentioned, use of colours can work for you or against you.
There are other forum fashion accessories and considerations that help or harm your message.

How to Hook 'Em - making the title work for you


Want your title to catch their attention? ASCII symbols, colours and other formatting can help with that, as seen in the example below:

,.**'*Chillin' Weekends¨'°•.,
-----------------
ty S euss and S euss' friend :)

The
cyan
used above also vividly reinforces an aspect of what it means to chill. Unfortunately, ASCII symbols, colours and other formatting can quickly use up your available characters, so it's best to find a way to use them sparingly with maximum visual impact. The symbols can be used in your actual title as well.


Paragraphs versus 'The Wall'


If you have some spacing between your thoughts (paragraphs in some cases), it makes reading easier. Having a wall of text doesn't make it easier. In fact, like the real life Wall of China, which was built to make people go away, a wall of text does the same.

ALL CAPS and other formatting accessories


ALL CAPS messages seem bold and loud; thus, they are often seen as shouting to the readers.

Speak softly and carry a big (
carrot
) stick :)

Contemplating Quotes


You can find the quote button at the lower right.
Quotes help a reader follow the conversation trail.
It is best to avoid quoting lengthy quotes in their entirety. Also, please avoid making a long chain of quote as it is considered spam.
money for nothing and some hugs for free!

@Twillow_RS|| #teamblue|| #Purple4life

23-Jan-2014 19:08:15 - Last edited on 29-Jun-2016 20:24:09 by Twillow

Twillow
Aug
fmod Gold Premier Club Member
2005

Twillow

Forum Moderator Posts: 39,834Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
NEW!!! Images on the forums! :D


Mod Lyon's Step-by-step guide:

Step 1) Find an image you'd like to use on imgur (http://imgur.com/topic/Staff_Picks/bZ86bSx.gif)
Step 2) Right-click the image and select "Open image in new tab" ( http://i.imgur.com/bZ86bSx.gif)
Step 3) Edit the URL to be the image code and file extension (bZ86bSx.gif)
Step 4) Come to the forums and hit the Imgur button (little picture)
Step 5) Enter the image code and file extension
()
Step 6) Enter some text into your post (this is a requirement with all BBCode)
Step 7) Submit your post
Step 8) Enjoy!
money for nothing and some hugs for free!

@Twillow_RS|| #teamblue|| #Purple4life

23-Jan-2014 19:08:24 - Last edited on 21-Jul-2016 21:19:50 by Twillow

Heroicrogue

Heroicrogue

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Fashion Tip #1: ALWAYS match, otherwise you won't do your character justice.

Fashion Tip #2: Work that up-do, OWN that pony-tail.

On forum tips, you can always minimize sub-sections that you don't ever use to make the forums seem more navigable.

Btw, at first I actually thought you had meant to offer tips on how to have the perfect avatar for the forums. :P

23-Jan-2014 19:10:29 - Last edited on 23-Jan-2014 19:14:00 by Heroicrogue

VIP Tom
Feb
fmod Member
2009

VIP Tom

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Profiled! Will probably update as you add more information so I can include my own tips and suggestions other players can use whilst on the forums. :)

Tom

23-Jan-2014 19:10:45

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