New Member?

New Member?

Quick Start Guide

We have a quick start guide that we recommend that all new members read. It gives an overview of the layout of the forum, explains what you need to do to post in Workshop, and mentions a few other important aspects.

You can find the guide here: New Member Quick Start

Introduce yourself

A good first step when joining a new community is to introduce yourself, so head over to our New Member Introduction area and say hi! And don't feel like you need to write an extensive autobiography if you don't want to; we're happy just to have you here!

Why can't I post?

If you are unable to make a new post or forum thread, it could be because of three reasons:
  1. Your account's email is unconfirmed. To solve this, you must confirm your email by clicking the link we sent you when you registered. If you don't see the email, when logged in you should see a notice at the top of the page telling you that you're awaiting email confirmation; you can resend the email by clicking the link "Resend Confirmation Email."
  2. Your account is moderated. This could be the case if you're under 13, or, more likely, if your account was flagged as a spam account. This can happen for several reasons. If this is the case, contact us and convince us you're not a spam bot and we'll activate your account.
  3. You're trying to post in a restricted section like the Writing Workshop. Some sections, like Announcements, Articles, Resources, the Debate Room and the Writing Workshop don't allow posts until you've been around for a while.
If you're sure none of the above is the case, please contact us and we'll investigate the issue.
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How Do I Create a New Thread?

Creating a new thread is easy. Navigate to the forum you'd like to post your thread in - make sure it's the appropriate forum.

Once you've navigated to the forum, there should be a "Post New Thread" icon in the top right of the forum page that lists the threads. It's circled in red in the below image:

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To post, simply click that icon. You should then go to a form where you can enter your thread. Add the title, content, and click Submit/Post and your thread will be posted.

How Do I Post a Reply to a Thread?

Posting a reply to a thread is pretty straightforward. Select the thread you want to reply to. Scroll to the very bottom of the page. You should then see a "Quick Reply" form. It's circled in the image below:

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Once you've entered your content, click "Post Reply." Your reply should instantly be added to the thread.

Alternatively, you can click the "More Options" link to use a more detailed post editor. You can also then preview your post before submission.

What Are Likes & How Do They Work?

On each post you have the option to "Like" a post. Use this to show approval or agreement in order to avoid making very short remarks like '' I agree'

On this forum there is no dislike function, if you dislike a thread we ask you to simply move on to another without saying so

Usergroups

Here at WF we have several different usergroups used to distinguish different members.

Admins, which includes the Owner/Founder and the Operations Manager.

Super Moderators, who are the moderators for the whole of the forum.

Supporter members, which are members who've subscribed to help WF grow and stay online.

New Members, which are members who've not yet been registered for 14 days and have less than 20 posts.

Members, the normal usergroup after you're no longer considered "new."

Active Members are members who've been here for 90 days (3 months) and made at least 100 posts.


Senior Members are community members who've been here for at least 180 days (6 months), have made at least 250 posts, and have earned at least 50 post likes.


Contributor members are prominent members of our writing community. They come with the "Contributor" user badge. The criteria to be considered a Contributor is registration for 365 days, 500 posts, and 200 post likes.


Community Volunteers are forum members who've volunteered to help WritingForums.org in some way. This includes people who help keep the forum tidy, and volunteer contest administrators for the Monthly Short Story, Flash, and Poetry Contests.

Banned members are, of course, banned; the strikethrough demonstrates this.

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