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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Welcome to SevenString,org, you're new here, so I thought I'd take the time to welcome you and teach you a few things about the site that will make things much easier for you as a new member.

    A Note On The Forum's Search:
    While the forum has a built in search feature it has some quirks. Namely:

    -It does not work with queries of three characters or less. So if you try and look up "EMG", "RAN", "G&L", "777", "JEM", "SD", "RG7", etc. it'll return zero results.

    -It works via tagging. Thus, if threads are improperly tagged, it's going to significantly limit your results.

    How To Search:
    This forum has been around for quite some time (going on 6/7 years now), so chances are a lot of what you're going to ask, or want to know has been covered, often many times over.

    The best way to search this site is actually to use Google. Many of you may know this method already, but for those that don't, I'll explain it as clearly as I can.

    First, open up a new tab in your browser, and go to Google.

    Now type your search term into Google. For example, lets use "Ibanez Guitars" as the search term.

    It should go something like this: Let me google that for you

    Now, to get Google to seach SevenString.org for "Ibanez Guitars" you'll want to put this: Ibanez Guitars site:sevenstring,org into Google (replace the "," with a "." of course).

    It should go something like this: Let me google that for you

    You'll notice all the results you'll get are those from here, SevenString,org.

    Please, feel free to make a thread, especially if searching doesn't bring you the results you want/need.

    Necro-Bumps:
    A "necro-bump" is when you post in (which "bumps" a thread to the top of the forum) a thread that's quite old and it's last post was months, or even years ago. Typically, anything that hasn't had a reply in 6 months or more, is pretty much dead. Necro-bumps are frowned on around here, especially when they are, for all intensive purposes, pointless.

    For instance, say you find a thread which hasn't had a reply in a year. The thread shows a guitar that you think looks awesome. As tempting as it may be to post a comment saying "That's a really cool guitar!", that would be necro-bumping.

    What does necro-bumping have to do with searching? Well, 99% of necro-bumps are from posters who find the "dead" thread via a search. So careful not to accidentally necro-bump when searching. It happens to a lot of folks though, so don't worry if you do it and then realize, you won't be instantly banned. :)

    Is there ever a good reason to necro-bump? In fact there is. If you find an old thread and can contribute a significant amount, then feel free. For instance, say you wrote a killer song a year or two ago and recorded yourself playing it on YouTube. You then find that, that video was posted in a thread and everyone LOVED it, but the thread is almost a year old. Feel free to post that you're the creator and offer tabs and insight into your tone.

    So, what are these green bars under our avatars?
    These are a part of the forums built in reputation system, or "Rep". Just like reputation in the real world, you'll have a reputation that follows you around here. If someone finds a post you make to be of merit, or just plain funny/interesting, then they'll press the little "scale" symbol underneath your avatar (the picture under your name), select "approve" and have the option to write a friendly little message. This will add to your "Rep". The more rep, the more green bars.

    By that same token, if someone finds your comment to be negative, stupid, or just plain not what they like, they'll choose "disapprove" when they click the scale. This will take away from your rep. Too many "neg-reps" and you're bars will be red.

    Does rep really mean anything? Not really. It won't effect your abilities to post, or status on the site to a significant degree. That's not a license to be an ass, but you won't be instantly reprimanded if you have some red bars.

    What if I don't agree with rep I receive? Us Moderators can't do anything to change it, but if you do receive neg-rep in bad faith, we can have a stern talking to, to the guy who did it.
     
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  2. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    But i want to know right now if Engl can get a br00tal metalcore tone....

    :lol: Thanks for the Search tips Max. :metal:


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  3. natspotats

    natspotats SS.org Regular

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    ahhhh so many uneeded questions are being answered because of this
     
  4. theo

    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    I actually had no idea you could use google to search the forum like that, thanks man :)
     
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    Rashputin I am Rash

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    Great thread max. Thanks. I never knew about the scales. Grats on being a super mod!:bowdown:
     
  6. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    pfff...ENGL can deliver the br00talZZZZ bro..the br00talZZZ!!! :hbang::hbang::hbang:

    great post Max!! how many hours per night do you sleep.. you seem to be up before me and to bed after me!!! lol !!! (hope you get some $$$ for your services!!):hbang:
     
  7. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    :rofl:
     
  8. teqnick

    teqnick The Juggernaut

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    You forgot to mention that instead of search, one can also ask you and get an in depth accurate response within 5 minutes :lol:
     
  9. BrainArt

    BrainArt Deftones Guru.

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    :rofl: This is so true, and this thread was so desperately needed. :yesway: :)
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Quick tip, to get free rep, post in super old threads with nothing but 'u mad' or 'this (topic) sucks!' Works a treat, you may even win a free holiday! ;)
     
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    josh pelican Banned

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    Josh Pelican's Rules for Newcomers
    1. If you have to question yourself before you post something, don't post it.
    2. Don't start new topics seeking answers. If you have questions, go here: Sevenstring.org - View Profile: MaxOfMetal.
     
  12. Psychobuddy

    Psychobuddy edxgxsrfrz

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    Thanks for the thread Max.

    It's good to see the new mods taking initiative and cleaning this place up [not that the old ones didn't].
     
  13. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    :agreed:
     
  14. how do you put a picture in your comment thing?
     
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    Dan Senior Member

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    I'm impressed Max, i would have thought you'd send everyone to Randy just to piss him off! :lol:
     
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    schecterhellraiserc-7 Always On Chat

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    thanks for the tip
     
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    matt ritti SS.org Regular

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    i've been visiting ss.org for a few years but only recently started posting.i started a new thread about finding a pre-amp for 9/10 string and part of the reply was i should use" carriage return because a huge box is hard to read".firstly, i would like to say any response is very much appreciated(re:pre-amp).secondly,i also prefer keeping a low profile,so if i'm doing something screwy how do i fix it(huge box,etc.)?anyway,ss.org is great and i'm happy to be here. thanks m.r.
     
  18. VBCheeseGrater

    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    ^^^^ carriage return=hitting 'enter' or 'return' key to space out your sections. I think they probably just mean "Use paragraphs and spaces in your monstrous essay". hope this helps!
     
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    SirensCry SS.org Regular

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    THX a lot 4 the explanation! much appreciated! :metal:
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Thanks you very much for the helps!
     
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