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Robert 17th November 2006 10:59 AM

Absolute Beginner's Guide To The Forum
Welcome to the "Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Small Business Ideas Forum!"

The purpose of this guide is to:

1. Help you understand the basics of the forum and how it operates.
2. Provide pointers on where you can find answers to your questions.

If there is anything that you'd like to see covered in this guide, please post a response to this thread so we know what should be added.

Let's get started. :)

1. Don't be afraid! Everyone was new to the forum at some point and didn't know what to do and had questions. We like newbies here!

2. Be sure and take a moment to read our forum rules. It will only take a minute or so and it will help you understand what's necessary to keep the forum a fun and productive community. You can find the rules here:

3. To learn about making your first post, read this thread:

4. To learn about setting up your signature file, read this thread:

5. For a glossary of terms used on the forum, read this thread:

6. For how to view your own posts and checking for replies:

7. For a list of frequently asked questions about how the forum works, visit this page:

As I mentioned earlier, this guide is just getting started so post your questions so I know what else to provide.

Have fun!!:banana:

fairdoes 22nd November 2006 06:45 AM

What a good idea, Robert!:D

Robert 22nd November 2006 12:28 PM

Thank you! :) Although I can't actually take credit for coming up with the idea. ;)

business10 21st June 2007 11:08 PM

a very good guide for absolute beginners like me

calvinc07 9th November 2007 01:28 PM

thank rob
thanks robert for the great advice i will see what principles i can apply to my own bussiness .

jennifermaben 5th December 2007 05:22 AM

Hello Robert,

I'm new here and I must say your post is absolutely perfect I really appreciate.

Jennifer Maben
Market Analyzer

echowanna 13th December 2007 03:56 AM

let me look around then, i am new here.

tristangemus 17th December 2007 10:46 PM

Thanks really helped.
[3rd post]

$tipjanec 22nd May 2008 06:54 PM

A friend recommended this forum to me. He is very pleased. I hope i will be pleased too

Edgar Mphafi 23rd May 2008 02:40 PM

hi everyone In the forum.

bettercartoon 10th June 2008 12:15 PM

Thanks, Robert! The forum looks great!

welford 21st June 2008 10:30 AM

I have been here a long time, it seems now more and more members participate, cheers to everybody ;)

ritadylan 18th July 2008 02:32 AM

very good information thank you Robert

eleavylee 16th August 2008 07:41 AM

i am newer
thank you for your advice

youbetcha1018 29th September 2008 10:14 AM

:thumbsup2 Thanks to you Rob for posting this. This will really help and guide me here in this forum.

Mark Brown 26th November 2008 04:40 AM

Thanks for sharing this wonderful info. It will a great help to increase our knowledge...

ricky028 4th March 2009 06:47 AM

Thanks Robert for all the advices. Its really a nice and useful forum.

Keats 18th March 2009 05:14 AM

Really helpful, thank you!

abbitt 22nd March 2009 01:05 AM

Thanks for letting me know ...

didaSNIPER 24th March 2009 08:03 PM

thank you rof help me

MapleafBizGuy 12th May 2009 10:44 PM

Thanks, good to be here.:imnew1:

Rowena Lee 13th May 2009 11:14 PM

This is a great guide for me since I'm a newbie here.


ebosysindia 22nd May 2009 07:47 AM


You post is very perfect post for newbie to use forum posting.

Thanks :)

jenniiwc 7th September 2009 06:01 AM

Hi all

romanojames 13th September 2009 08:11 AM

Would be glad to learn a lot here!Hello everyone!:imnew1:

Esquire7 21st September 2009 10:57 AM

Hey guys!
I like this guide, it's simple and user friendly. It helped me already. Thank you!

rebecca16 22nd September 2009 03:27 AM

Thanx for all the info Robert, it will definitely help a newbie like me a lot!

Lentrepot 1st October 2009 09:33 AM

Thanks so much for all the good information - as a newbie to this site and forums in general this will all be helpful to me!

multimediocrity 13th November 2009 07:54 PM

Thanks! I'm new, and I look forward to making this a routine site to visit.

andrej.mitrev 4th December 2009 10:27 AM

Thanks for your suggestions, they really helped me because i am new... :)

Giap 21st March 2010 10:51 PM

I just joined today and this essential starter guide really help me to get started nicely.

Good system


wy0453 18th June 2010 02:37 AM

Excellent list! I've learned more from this forum in about 2 days than I have at any other forum community.

voiceville.july 23rd June 2010 11:23 PM


These would certainly a great help for me to navigate this forum...


david.delaney 25th June 2010 09:55 AM

Thank you so much Robert! That was really helpful!

kittycatnow2010 17th August 2010 09:58 AM

hello to everyone...

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MicroSourcing 2nd February 2011 07:59 PM


Thanks for sharing this info. I really appreciate it being a newbie in this forum :)

smithemily 27th April 2011 02:47 PM

Hugs and Kisses.............Thanks for the advice!!!!!!

niteshahir 28th May 2011 06:10 AM

How many posts require to activate signature links?
I read thread which provides details regarding signature links. But, I am quite confuse with following post.

The ability to create a signature file will only be available after a new member has made a few posts.

Is there any specific number for posts or not? Or totally based on admin decision??

Logan 28th May 2011 12:15 PM

Its not based on admin decision in that way. Its a random number so it isn't the same for all (throws off spammers) and it can change over time. A few means about 3 or so. It happens automatically based on number of posts "approved".

It becomes an admin decision that someone doesn't receive that functionality if they spam the forum... then i set the status so we all don't have to see the spam and eventually banned so I don't have to continually deal with that user spamming the forum.

Thanks for asking the question, I'm happy to explain whatever needed and I'm sure if you are asking others have wondered the same thing as well.

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