[OFFICIAL] New Users Guide For The Hopscotch Forum


New User Guide To The Hopscotch Forum

Hello new user! This is the Hopscotch Forum, a place to talk about coding and Hopscotch! This post is an in-depth guide to help you get started here! This post will be split up into sections, if you want to learn more about one thing go to that section, or if you are squeaky clean new, read through them all in order!


Forum Basics

Hopscotch Forum 101 - all the information you need about forum categories
How To Create A Post - a guide on how to create a post to start interesting discussions
Community Guidelines - the rules that everyone needs to follow on here - please read these!
Your Community Leaders - information about what the leaders on here do
What Are User Trust Levels? - a guide about user trust levels
How To Report Potentially Innapropriate Content- Useful if you see a suspicous post or comment


Discussion on The Forum

What Is The Point Of Having Multiple Topics? - A continuation to Hopscotch Forum 101
Where should I put my Original Artwork? - Useful if you want to know where and how to post your art!
Forum Abbreviations - A small guide to common abbreviations used in conversation on the forum
Continuing Discussion - How do you continue discussion without going off topic?
What Topics Are Permitted On The Hopscotch Forum? - Coming Soon!


Regular’s Guide To The Hopscotch Forum

This section is only available to users who are Regulars. Please follow this link to get to this portion of the guide:

https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/official-regular-s-guide-to-the-hopscotch-forum/51519

If you want to become a Regular, here is a list of requirements:
How Do I Become A Regular? - A list of requirements on how to become a Regular


Fantastic Badges And Where To Find Them

Coming Soon with update v1.2!


More sections coming soon!

@omtl

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Hi everyone,
This is a huge topic in which I have linked topics with great tips and tricks to help out new forum users. Feel free to share this to welcome new users, and give them a safe resource to use when they need a little bit of assistance. In this topic I have links, helpful beginner tips, and more! Scroll down and read what you like! Please recommend topics to me in the “reply” section to add! Thanks to FearlessPhoenix for making this topic editable again after 6 months!!

NOTE: I have linked a bunch of additional topics in the “reply” section of this topic, before I was granted edit access to it again. Those topics are UBER helpful, so I 1000% suggest you check those out as well.
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TOPICS BY OTHER FORUMERS
@lollypopcorn
Featured on Hopscotch
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/my-opinion-about-featured/32611

Another great topic about the same subject:
@laser_eyed_puppy
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/how-to-get-featured-the-topic-we-all-need/50893

@William04GamerA
Polls on the Forum
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/how-do-you-create-a-poll/35989/7

Some other works by this same forumer:
Preference Menu on the Forum
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/a-guide-to-preferences/22914?u=william04gamera&source_topic_id=39594

Groups: Only for forumers who currently have a group
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/cool-feature-add-font-awesome-icons-as-a-group-image-tutorial/36568?u=william04gamera&source_topic_id=39594

@t1_hopscotch
Trust Levels
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/what-are-trust-levels-faqs/1003

If that did not help you enough with trust levels, here is a link to a website that explains trust levels from THT:

@WynterDiamond
This is actually not a topic, this is a reply to one of MY first topics!
Everything!
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/hey-guys-its-swati-bang/38301/3

@ChocolateFox
Everything (literally everything!)
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/a-beginners-guide-to-the-hopscotch-forum/22920

@KayKat
Abbreveations
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/forum-abbreviations/34019?u=sophia71205

@EnchantedHopscotcher
Everything
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/welcome-to-the-forum-d/26776

@Hopscotcher
How to make a topic
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/how-to-make-a-topic/49405

@ruineditwas
Deleted Accounts/Suspensions
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/deleted-accounts-and-suspensions-a-helpful-guide-to-the-forum/49998

@HopscotchRemixer
OFFICIAL New Users Guide (More helpful topics!)
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/official-new-users-guide-for-the-hopscotch-forum/50940

@Sprouse
What Unlisting means
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/what-does-unlisted-mean/11823

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HELPFUL THT ANNOUCEMENTS
@Liza
Hopscotch Curators: if you did not know about them!
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/hopscotch-curators/39103

@asha
Nominations for Featured: to nominate awesome projects!
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/nominations-for-featured/6104

@hopscotch-curators
Nominations for Featued 2.0: nominate awesome projects!
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/nominations-for-featured-2/41711

@Liza
Docs and sharing
http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/docs-and-sharing-email-addresses/19294

@Liza
Everything
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/using-the-forum-like-a-pro/23

@Ana
What can get your post deleted
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/a-non-exhaustive-list-of-things-that-can-get-your-post-deleted/50807

@Ana
Leaders (if you were unaware)
https://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/about-forum-leaders/50380

Note: Read some on the replies on these topics! Users in the comments section share some really valuable tips as well. Also, feel free to contribute to any discussions on any of these topics!


BEGINNER TIPS :stuck_out_tongue:

1) Start off Easy!
I made SO many topics when I first started. So many, that THT had to put my account on hold for almost a week. All of my topics were decent, but my one tip would be to ease into it. Maybe start off by replying and liking. Then once the forum gets used to you, start making some topics to benefit the forum!

2) Follow the Community Guidelines
This is an easy one, but still very important. Being on the forum is super fun when you follow the rules. The rules are to keep all of us safe on this platform. If you see any sketchy activity, report it to a leader or THT member ASAP! We need everyone’s help in keeping our community safe and protected!

3) Do not get Discouraged!
I see this so often. New forumers will make drawing topics and similar topics, and half of their comments will be to SBYP. This make sense, and helps declutter the forum, but I have seen that it can discourage so many forumers. Sometimes all of their topics have SBYP in the comments section. Also, similar feelings can arise when leaders close your topics because you may not have SBYPed.
DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED! Just try and make topics that relate to current forum news!

4) Do not feel Obligated!
Don’t feel obligated that you have to make a informational topic that helps people. YOU DON’T! You can always just stick to asking questions, answering questions, and checking out other topics! If you want to be involved, try helping someone with tricky code or figure out a bug!

Do you have any more tips? PLEASE comment them down below and tag me! I would love to hear them!
Thank you to everyone who shared my topic already! :smile:

Any more topics you feel should be talked about? Comment down below and tag me, so I can add them to this topic! Thanks!! ALSO, let me know if you have any minor but important tips you want me to add to this last segment!

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