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  1. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

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  2. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    Forum Format
    The Seafight Forum is structured as follows:
    House Rules

    This thread is the most important thread in our Forum. It lists the Seafight Forum rules and guidelines. Please take the time to read it before posting in our Forum.

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    Headquarters

    Players cannot post here. This is where the Seafight Team posts all the Official information from the Game Team. This section is divided into 3 subsections:


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    Official Announcements:
    Official Seafight Announcements concerning the game and/or Forum.

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    Tech Announcements: Official Announcements related to tech issues/changes.


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    Event Announcements: for Seafight Events.


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    Please read these sections before posting a question.



    Help – Everything about the Game


    This section is divided into 4 subsections:

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    Seafight Bible: This section contains useful threads related to the game and the Forum.

    Game item information can be found in the Seafight Bible Index.

    To access the Index, click on the General FAQ's section. On the next screen, click on the Index.



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    General FAQ's: A collection of Game FAQ'S.



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    Events FAQ's: A collection of Event FAQ's.


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    Payment FAQ's: A collection of Payment FAQ's.


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    General Questions: You can ask your game questions here.


    New Pirate Tutorials: You can come here to get advice from other players.

    Technical Issues: Players can report all technical problems with the game, here.



    Users’ Corner


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    General Discussion: Post your opinions on current game topics.


    Guilds: Post your Guild's information here.


    Idea Pool and Suggestions: Post your ideas about game changes.


    Creative Lounge: Post your game screenshots and videos.


    Official Forum Games: Take part in Official Forum games and contests held by Seafight.


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    Who is Who: Listings of the Mod Team, fellow players, and Guilds.

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    General Feedback: Discuss game-related topics with other players.


    Chat: You can speak with Moderators regarding Chat Bans.


    Archive

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    Find old threads here. This section is closed for posting.

     
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  3. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    READING Messages

    1. Choose the section which is likely to have a question similar to yours. For example, General Questions:

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    2. Scroll down to look for a keyword in the title. For example, Castles:

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    3. When you find this word, pass your cursor over the title and read the pop-up:

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    4. When you find a question similar to yours, click on that title to read the Thread.


     
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  4. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    POSTING Responses

    Let's use the "The Team" section as an example.

    1. Scroll down, and select "The Team", under the "Who is Who" section:

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    2. Click on the thread, or the person, you wish to reply to (e.g. Serengettispirit):

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    3. On the next screen, click on the last page in the area where the page numbers are displayed.

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    4. When this page appears, scroll to the bottom of the page and find the reply box. Enter the text that you want to post.

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    5. If you are satisfied with how the post looks, click the "Post Reply" button.

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    The "More Options" Feature


    1. Click on "More Options" to view the extra options for posting (like Preview or Watch Thread):

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    2. On the next screen, choose whichever function you wish to use:

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    Reply to Thread: Allows you to quote another post. See QUOTING Another Post for details.

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    load a File: Allows you to upload images and videos using the following formats: txt, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, and docx.



    Preview: Allows you to see how your post will look before posting it in the Forum.
    3. If you like the way the post looks, click "Reply to Thread" to send.


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  5. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    DELETING

    If you no longer want to have a post listed in the forum, you can delete it.

    To delete your post, use the "Delete" link at the bottom of your post:

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    A box will then appear. Insert a reason into the information field, and then click on "Delete Post":

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    Please note that you can only delete your own posts, as long as the thread they are posted in is still Open.

    You cannot delete your own post that started a thread, and you cannot delete other players' posts.

    If you feel one of your posts should be deleted, and you cannot do it, please ask for a Moderator's help.

     
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  6. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight


    QUOTING Another Post

    You can partially quote another post if you feel it helps convey your message.

    Please remember that full quotes are not allowed in the forum.


    1. Select the post you wish to reply to:

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    2. Go to the bottom of the post, and click on "Reply". This will insert the quote:

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    3. Remove the irrelevant parts of the quote:

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    4. Add your reply underneath the quoted section, then click "Post Reply".

    You can also quote multiple posts. Click "Reply" for all the posts that you want to quote. Don't forget to trim the quotes.


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  7. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    Creating a NEW THREAD

    Please remember to read the Forum Rules and Section Rules, before opening a new thread.

    1. Select the most appropriate section to ask your question:

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    2. Click on "Post New Thread". You will find these at the top right, and bottom right corners of the page:

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    3. Enter a relevant Title.

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    4. Write your question in the main message box, and check your message using the Preview button:

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    If you are satisfied with your post, click the "Create Thread" button:

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  8. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    EDITING

    The post editor offers plenty of options to personalize your post.


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    Bold/Italic/Underline


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    Bold: Makes the text letters and numerals bold.

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    Italic: Use this to type with italic lettering.


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    Underline: Places a line underneath your text.

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    Text Color/Font Size/Font Family

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    Text Color: Changes the color of your text.

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    Font Size: Changes the size of your font. The default setting is a size 4.


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    Font Family: Allows you to choose different styles of font.


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    The font types are:

    • Arial
    • Book Antiqua
    • Courier New
    • Georgia
    • Tahoma
    • Times New Roman
    • Trebuchet MS
    • Verdana
    Link/Unlink: Here you can create and remove hyperlinks.

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    Link: Create a hyperlink, and place it in your post.

    1. Copy the link you want to use.

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    2. Click on the “Link” icon.

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    4. Paste the link you copied into the information field on the next screen.

    5. Click on “Insert”.

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    Unlink: To remove the hyperlink from the information field, above, click on the "Unlink" button. You will then be able to copy and paste other links into the box.

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    Alignment: You can align the text you highlighted using this button. 3 different alignment settings are available: Align Left, Align Center, and Align Right.

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    Highlight the part of the text you want to align, then click on the alignment setting.

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    Unordered List: This setting adds bullets to your list.


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    List Within a List: To create a list within a list, highlight all the items and click on the "Unordered List" function.

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    Next, highlight which parts you would like to be within the 2nd list, and press the Indent button as shown above.
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    Ordered List: This setting creates a list using numerals.


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    Move Text: Moves the cursor to the far left of the box (outdent), or will move the cursor to an indent position.


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    Smileys: Click to add smileys to your post.


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    Image: Insert images into your post. Copy and paste the link of the image into the information field, then click “Insert”.


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    Media: Share videos in your posts. Following services are enabled:

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    • Dailymotion
    • Facebook
    • Liveleak
    • Metacafe
    • Vimeo
    • YouTube

    Insert: Allows you to insert different things into your post.


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    Quote: Allows you to place quote boxes within your text:

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    Spoiler: This inserts a small graphic with text into your post.

    1. Click the "Insert" icon.

    2. Click on the "Spoiler" option.

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    3. Type an appropriate title into the information field, and then click "Continue".

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    4. Type text between the 2 opposing brackets:

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    5. Then post your reply:

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    Code: Allows you to place code into the text.

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    Strike-through: Literally puts a line through the letters of your text:


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    Save Draft: You can always save your post as a draft; but there is also an automatic save function. Your post is saved every 30 seconds during editing. If a post is saved as draft, you can switch over to another thread, or close the forum. You can then come back to the same forum thread, and continue editing.


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    Undo/Redo Buttons

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    Undo:
    Removes image or text that has been placed into the post.

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    Redo: Brings back text and images that you removed from your post.

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    Tables: Design, and insert tables:

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    Click inside of the lines, and use the space key to stretch out the columns:

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    Type inside of the boxes to create the table:


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    Remove Formatting: This option removes all used formatting in the text. Highlight the text where you want to remove the formatting, then click the icon.

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    BB Code Editor: If you click this button, the normal editor surface will disappear. The BB Code editor will appear. This is only useful if you know how to use the BB Codes.


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  9. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    Report Function

    What is the Report Function?

    This function is used to report inappropriate posts: insults, personal information, etc. Use this function only when you see a post that breaks the Forum Rules. This function is located at the bottom of the screen.


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    Reporting a post that does not break any Rules will get you an infraction.
    Can Moderator posts be reported?

    Yes, but ONLY if it breaks the Forum Rules. Being unhappy with a Moderator's answer, or a wrong answer, is not a valid reason to report a post. If you are not happy with a Moderator's answer, please contact the Customer Care Team.

     
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  10. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    User Functions

    There are many user functions available on the Seafight Forum Board page.

    Members: Clicking this will allow you to view notable members of your server's Forum.

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    Calendar: This displays the Sales and Events that are to take place during the month.

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    Search Forums: Allows you to search through Threads and Posts within the Forum.

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    Watched Forums: Allows you to enable/disable email and alert notifications. You can also start/stop watching specific sections of the Forum.

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    This will then place the words "Watch Forum" in the upper right corner of the screen:

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    When clicked, this pop-up will then appear:

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    You can choose to receive notifications for new threads and new messages. You can also disable this function.

    You can select to receive your notifications through alerts or emails.

    Watched Threads: Allows you to watch specific Threads within the Forum sections.

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    Replies: How many replies this thread has received since being posted.

    Views: How many views the thread has received.

    Last Message: Takes you to the last message of the thread.

    New Posts: Allows you to view all new posts placed into the Forum. It will also allow you to access all recent posts, if you have scanned every post in the Forum, already.

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    Scheduled Threads and Schedule Posts: These are both moderator functions, and are not available on players' accounts.

    Search Functions: Allows you to search for Threads in different ways:

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    1. You can search by titles, only.
    2. You can search by a player member's name.
    3. Newer Than: allows you to select a date within which to search.
    4. You can limit the search to 1 specific section of the Forum.
    5. You can have your search results displayed as Thread listings.


    By clicking the "More. . ." option, you can engage in an advanced search for a Thread:

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    Once you have set your parameters, click the "Search" button to begin.


    Forum Profile Listing


    Your Profile Listing is located in the upper right corner of the Forum. Scroll over your name to bring up the listing.

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    You can then click on each of the options. Separate screens will appear for each, allowing you to customize your settings.

    Your News Feed - Manage your News Feed.
    Likes You've Received - See the likes you received from other players.


    Conversations

    View conversations - You can see the private messages that the Moderator Team has sent you.

    These messages are sent ONLY when a warning/infraction is issued.

    Settings

    Signature - Set-up your signature, here.
    Contact Details - A place to enter contact information - for your safety, please leave it blank.
    Privacy - Allows you to select what personal details you wish to share with the public.
    Preferences - Set-up your forum preferences here.
    Alert Preferences - Set-up your alert preferences here.
    People you follow - Add/remove the people you follow in the Forum.
    Show online status - Reveals your online status via your Mateys List.
    Logout - Logout from the forum. Logging back in is possible only through the game account.

     
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  11. Seren

    Seren Team Leader Team Seafight

    Signature Settings

    To build your own signature

    1. Double-click your name at the top right corner of the forum.

    2. Under your profile, click "Signature".

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    You will now see a box. This is where you will build your signature:

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    To view other people's signatures

    After double-clicking your name at the top, on the left side, click "Preferences".

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    Check the box "Show peoples' signatures. . ." This will allow you to see other signatures.

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    For guidelines on what is acceptable for a signature, see Signature Guidelines.

     
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