Greetings fellow Arks!
I thought I would take a moment to make a small tutorial on how to use the search feature that is built in to the forum. This featured should be used before creating new topics, especially question related topics.
When new Arks join the community, certain questions will persistently arise. Using this feature will help reduce clutter and potentially get an answer faster than creating a new topic and waiting for a response.
STEP 1: Click the search icon!
This icon appears as a magnifying glass located above the topic posts.
STEP 2: Click Advanced Search!
There will be a drop-down after clicking the search icon. For the best search options, pick Advanced Search.
STEP 3: Choose Titles and Posts!
After it loads the form for specifying your search parameters, take notice of options at the top of the form. Having Titles and Posts selected will make sure it searches Topic Titles as well as individual posts that contain your keyword.
STEP 4: Select All Categories!
Slightly below the previous step you will see the start of the Advanced Search form. You want to make sure the All Categories option is selected simply because your particular question, suggestion, or topic idea may be located in a separate category.
STEP 5: Specify how your search is displayed!
Towards the bottom of the form you will see a modifier called Sort By. This allows you to specify how you want tour search results displayed. In descending order means that the newest posts/topics will be displayed first.
Show results as has two choices: Posts and Topics. Posts will show you content of a topic based on your keywords, as posted by another Ark. This option is good for seeing if others asked the same question or mentioned your term in their discussion.
Topics will only show you the thread your keyword was found in. This option is good if you are considering creating a topic of discussion about an idea or suggestion.
STEP 6: Useful Topics to consider!
IMPORTANT - Community Guidelines:
General Question thread:
Questions for experienced Arks:
IMPORTANT - Suggestion rules/etiquette:
Suggestions for forum/website:
Suggestions that impact the GAME:
Space Reserved for Links to other topics