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#1 Fugazi

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

Welcome to the Eurobricks FAQ, including the Website & Forums Index.

New and long time members alike will find here answers to most of the common forum-related questions, as well as links to relevant discussion threads. Please have a look here before creating a new topic as your question may have been answered before or could belong to an existing thread. This FAQ is meant to complement but not replace the member guidelines – please read them carefully for the final word on EB policy.



New members

Was I too young to register?
Why can’t I see my profile, or other members’ profiles?
Why can’t I use my Personal Messenger?
Why am I unable to post in specific forums?

Can I reach the staff using the Eurobricks e-mail address?
Where can I find help with the new board features?
What does AFOL mean? MOC? SNOT?
Where can I get more advice?


Posting tips and etiquette

Why should I watch my spelling or avoid short posts full of emoticons?
Is it allowed to revisit (bump) old topics?
How can I upload pictures of my creations to the forums?
Can I also upload videos to Eurobricks?
In which forum should I post my MOC?
Why can’t I make a poll?
Can I edit the title of my topic?


Member profile

Is my signature too big?
Can I change my user name?
What are the different ranks? How am I promoted to a different rank?
What do the tiny icons under a member's avatar represent?
Can I have a country flag as a tag?
What is the short caption under a member’s avatar?
Why can’t I upload a new avatar?


Technical issues

Why does Eurobricks keeps logging me out?
I couldn’t access Eurobricks, what happened?
Why can’t I find the topic I’m looking for using the Search function?
Why does the forum clock run one hour late?
Where can I ask for assistance with other technical problems?


Other features

Where are the set reviews?
What is the Eurobricks Reviewers Academy?
Other common requests


Eurobricks Master Indices



#2 Fugazi

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

New members


Welcome to Eurobricks! Before anything else please familiarise yourself with the member guidelines. Rules are few but their observance helps this community stand out as a friendly place for all members.

Member guidelines



Posted Image Was I too young to register?

Eurobricks is targeted at mature adults. Immature posting behaviour will be investigated by the staff.

Target age group discussion



Posted Image Why can’t I see my profile, or other members’ profiles?

New members’ accounts have a few restrictions in place to keep spammers and bots from abusing the site. Most noticeably, members can’t view personal profiles (including their own) until they have achieved 10 posts. This restriction is lifted automatically when your post count reaches 10.


I can’t view member profiles – this is where all such queries end up.



Posted Image Why can’t I use my Personal Messenger?

New members can’t use the Personal Messenger to send or receive messages until they have reached 10 posts. Members with the rank of Knight (500 posts) and above can start group PM conversations. The specifics can be found in the User groups and tags reference thread.


Eurobricks user groups and tags - PM restrictions
Personal Messenger Issues



Posted Image Why can’t I add links to my signature?

New members can’t add links to their signature until they have reached 10 posts. The actual number of links allowed increases with the rank.



Posted Image Why am I unable to post in specific forums?

As an anti-spam measure, new members are denied posting rights in selected forums until they have reached a number of posts.


Can't post until reaching 10 posts:

LEGO Mafia and Role-Play Games
Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds
The Bazaar


Can't start a topic until reaching 10 posts:

Community
Culture and Multimedia


Can't start a topic until reaching 100 posts:

Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds
The Bazaar



Posted Image Can I reach the staff using the Eurobricks e-mail address?

Please only use this address if you are unable to contact the staff via the board (Personal Messenger). If you do please be patient as this mailbox is not currently monitored on a frequent basis. There will be no reply to questions already answered in this FAQ.


Posted Image Where can I find help with the new board features?

If you have trouble finding your way around the new board, head to the EB Visual User Guide for help with all the new (and old) features. Alternatively, you can also have a look at the integrated board help feature.


Eurobricks: A Visual User Guide
Help Topics



Posted Image What does AFOL mean? MOC? SNOT?

Find explanations of the various LEGO acronyms used in these forums in the Eurobricks Glossary.


LEGO Glossary



Posted Image Where can I get more advice?

Many useful tutorials can be found throughout the Eurobricks forums. From MOCing to brickfilming and photography, find them all in the Index of Tutorials.


Index of Tutorials



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

Posting tips and etiquette


Posted Image Why should I watch my spelling or avoid short posts full of emoticons?

Because you are a mature member, and that you take pride in writing posts that other members will want to read and will be able to!


Posting standards – a word from the Staff
How to write an effective post – useful tips from a member



Posted Image Is it allowed to revisit (bump) old topics?

The short answer is… it depends! If you have a meaningful comment or precision to add to a long buried topic, do it. If in doubt, follow the link below to a more nuanced explanation of the dos and don’ts of topic bumping.


Revisiting (bumping) old topics



Posted Image How can I upload pictures of my creations to the forums?

Eurobricks does not host pictures. Your pictures should first be uploaded to an image hosting service such as Brickshelf or Flickr.


How to upload images to Brickshelf
Operating Flickr tutorial


Then you can embed (deeplink) pictures in your posts on Eurobricks following the instructions in one of the tutorials below.

Posting deeplinked images from Brickshelf
Uploading from Flickr to Eurobricks


Please also make sure that the images you are posting are not oversized: at most 1024x768 pixels, ideally no larger than 800x600.

How to resize pictures using MS Paint
How to perform a batch image resize using IrfanView (a Pirate forum tutorial)
Creating clickable thumbnails (a Pirate forum tutorial)


For any other questions regarding picture uploading, use this thread:

Image uploading/posting



Posted Image Can I also upload videos to Eurobricks?

To embed videos from YouTube use the code below, replacing ‘ObLSt0DGZDs’ by your video’s YouTube ID.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObLSt0DGZDs[/media]


Posted Image In which forum should I post my MOC?

If in doubt, ask in this topic:


Which forum does my MOC/topic belong in?


Alternatively, post away and a member of Staff will move your thread to the most appropriate forum.


Posted Image Why can’t I make a poll?

Members are only allowed to create polls in their threads once they reach 500 posts. Until then a member of the Staff can create a poll for you if they deem it appropriate.

How to make a poll
Other poll-related questions



Posted Image Can I edit the title of my topic?

Members can't edit topic titles. If you need to do so, either PM a member of Staff or post a request in the following thread.


Topic title editing requests



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Member profile


Posted Image Is my signature too big?

The member guidelines suggest as a rough rule that a signature should not contain more than 200 words and four pictures each with a maximum pixel height of 200 and a file size of 250k. Instead of building up a huge signature, we recommend using the ‘About me’ section of your user profile where there are no restrictions on picture and text usage.


Signatures discussion
Using the 'About me' feature



Posted Image Can I change my user name?

Members are allowed to change their user name once they reach 500 posts. There is a limit of one user name change every 365 days. There is no option for the members to perform user name changes themselves in the current version of the board -- changes must be requested from a member of Staff via PM.


Posted Image What are the different ranks? How am I promoted to a different rank?

Most member user groups (or ranks) are automatically reached by achieving a determined number of posts. Staff members are promoted through an Administrator. The details can be found in the user groups and tags reference topic.


Eurobricks user groups and tags - the reference
Ranks discussion – for all questions


If you are a Female Fan of LEGO and would like to be identified as such with a 'Lady' user group tag, head to this thread to request your tag and access to the Ladies Lounge!

Girls, stand up!



Posted Image What do the tiny icons under a member's avatar represent?

Special tags are given to chosen members on special occasions. There is no exhaustive list of what every tag stands for, although many are awarded for significant contributions or as contest awards.


Eurobricks user groups and tags - the reference
Tag discussions



Posted Image Can I have a country flag as a tag?

Country flags are awarded to Fellows and Staff.



Posted Image What is the short caption under a member’s avatar?

Just like tags, personalised titles are awarded to chosen members for noteworthy contributions. Please don’t ask for one, they are given at Staff’s discretion.

Titles Q&A



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Why can’t I upload a new avatar?

Make sure your avatar is no bigger than 100x100 pixels and 5 kb. After uploading, reload/refresh your settings page if your new avatar doesn’t show up.

Avatar issues



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Technical issues


Posted Image Why does Eurobricks keeps logging me out?


Login issues



Posted Image I couldn’t access Eurobricks, what happened?

Report your problem in one of the following threads, or look for server maintenance announcements in this forum.


Eurobricks server issues
Website outage



Posted Image Why can’t I find the topic I’m looking for using the Search function?

Look for search tips in this thread:


Search questions


Alternatively, use an external search engine such as Google with ‘site:eurobricks.com’ and your keywords in the search box. If all else fails, post a request in the Search Assistance Centre thread and the staff will attempt to locate the thread you are looking for.

Eurobricks Search Assistance Centre


Forum Indices are frequently updated and are useful search tools. A complete list of Master Indices can be found below.

Eurobricks Master Indices



Posted Image Why does the forum clock run one hour early?

This is a long-standing glitch that can't be easily fixed. We decided to live with it instead!



Posted Image Where can I ask for assistance with other technical problems?

For other technical questions and troubleshooting, use the following threads. Remember that technical issues encountered while using other websites (Brickshelf, Bricklink, Flickr, etc.) are best raised with the respective staff of those sites.


Forum skins -- Comments and Issues
Eurobricks tech help
Bricklink down? (in the LEGO General Discussion and News forum)
Brickshelf up, down… who knows! (in the LEGO General Discussion and News forum)



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

Other features


Posted Image Where are the set reviews?

While every themed forum used to have its own Review Index, we now have a central database for set reviews, the EB LEGO Set Index. It is still a work in progress, so for themes that haven’t yet been included you can start your search in the set reviews Master Index.


Eurobricks LEGO Set Index
Set Index discussion
Set Reviews Master Index



Posted Image What is the Eurobricks Reviewers Academy?

Led by the some of EB's finest LEGO set reviewers, this program aims at teaching participating members how to write and photograph superior reviews. More details and sign-ups in this thread:


Eurobricks Reviewers Academy



Posted Image Other common requests

New emoticons
Ad complaints
Forum creation requests



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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

Eurobricks Master Indices


Posted Image Website, Frontpage and LEGO General

Website & Forums Index - this index
Set Reviews Master Index - links to all the thematic review indices
Eurobricks Set Index - the new review database (work in progress)
Index of Tutorials

General Discussion and News Index



Posted Image Themes

LEGO Licensed Themes Index of News Topics

LEGO Licensed Themes: MOC Index

The Star Wars Forum Index
Watto's Junkyard Index- Star Wars contests

Historical Themes Index
Guilds of Historica Information Thread and MOC Index

LEGO Action Forum Index

LEGO Pirates Master Index

LEGO Sci-Fi Launchpad

LEGO Town Main Street - Main Index
Heartlake Park - the Friends Hub

TRAIN TECH Historic Topics
TRAIN TECH MOC Index

LEGO Technic Index
The Technic and Model Team MOC Index

LEGO Action Figures General Index

Special Themes Master Index



Posted Image Special Interests

Minifig Customisation Index and Guidelines


LEGO Digital Designer Index

Brick Flicks & Comic Forum Index
Comic Index

The Mafia Games Index
Heroica RPG Index
The Role-Play Games Index



Posted Image Eurobricks Community

Eurobricks Event Index

Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds Forum Guidelines and Index

Community Index







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