Pretty Much Information For All Newcomers (✿◠‿◠)

If your here (reading this post) your either

  • New here, and need help

Or

  • Here to help someone new.
Open this if your new here and need advice/help

Welcome to the HS forum. Your probably familiar with the app, but not here. So, I’ve found some things to help you out. I found some help for new people, but I’m not regular, so i cant move it to FAQ. If your wondering, Regular is a trust level that lets you edit posts. But you have to be very frequent on the forum
The Newbies Guide to Hopscotch
What does the "trust level" mean?
Also, check out the FAQ topic for more stuff! And now for a few tips

  • Tag discobot (here, in the bookmarks where it gives you the tutorial, or wherever else you can. Just don’t spam tag discobot here).
    (How to tag: @(user’s name)

  • search up your question- it could have been asked before!

  • play around with text formats or check out the gear icon when making a post. You can even create a poll- it can be helpful!

If your here to help someone new

Thanks for coming here to help newbies. Put links to helpful topics, or give advice! If they tag discobot in this topic, let them see what discobot can do. Just make sure they don’t spam tag him!

If your new, I hope you enjoy using the forum. It can be helpful! If your here to help, thanks. Show users around, or help them out! I know @tankt2016 will help (they help out new users a lot, I know she knows a good topic for newcomers).
Enjoy using the forum, everyone!

@omtl (sorry if this is the wrong topic to tag this, but people CAN contribute to this) (Also if you were tagged again it’s because I edited this, sorry for that)
And now the most helpful advice in this whole thing, from tankt2016. U huge thank you to them:

Click the arrow on the quote to go to the post. There’s a bunch of info in it.


Extra Info:

General Topics have a seperate topic now, in #gt. Your General topic goes there at one per user until it is full.
The pomtl is for projects and gts, while the omtl isn’t. Check their guidlines for more info.
If you have questions, ask here or search it up.
Please don’t tag the omtl or pomtl here, I tagged the omtl already.
When you start, you don’t have many tools. After a while, you should get a badge that lets you do stuff most people on here can do- the basic tools. This means you got member. It doesn’t take too long, just stick around a while.
Also, if your wondering how to get regular, you have to be on for a few months- and be active. You can also loose regular if you get it.
Anyways, enjoy using the forum!

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Omtl is perfect for this, don’t worry

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Ok, good. I know the FAQ topic is new and I need people to help give advice for newbies.


So imma add a bonus advice, so every post has some advice or help. To quote, tap the little speech bubble!

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That’s ok. I didn’t think it was against the rules for tagging the omtl and i know someone in there has advice


More advice. Again. The omtl is a big tag list. It has guidlines. For example, don’t tag it in small posts
(Edit: oops, it looks like he deleted his post)

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The guidelines could be bent, in your case, tagging omtl for this topic is ok

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Oh, really? I didn’t know. Also I’m trying to add quick info so it’s not just chatting, but newbies can get tips and advice too


To add an image, tap the little photo icon: image
It will give you two options, but the rest is pretty easy. You can even add photos from the web! This also includes GIFs.

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(Unfortunately videos cannot be posted)

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True, but you can paste a link to one.
Just click this: image
And paste the link and type in an optional title. So, for example, let’s say I wanted a link for this topic. And wanted it titles, “help”. I just click that, and paste in the link and give it the title “help” and it comes out like this: Help.

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Awesome topic! It is really helpful and organized, I think.

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I should make a topic for people stuck in 2016.

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Which I am still stuck in.

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Hey @tankt2016 can you add your thing for the newbies with the text tips and stuff about omtl and stuff to this
So everyone who checks this can see it
I didn’t even know about the aqua text before I saw that

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A huge welcome guide for new users

Welcome to the forum!
Also, remember this is a forum built for a coding app. It’s not just some random kids’ chatroom. ; )
So, here’s some huge welcome that took half an hour to put together.
By the way, try tagging
@discobot start new user
but not with that font. Discobot has a surprise for you…
I’m going to put the welcome in a dropdown box thingy. Because it’s huge.

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!

Have this huge thing of information I put together!
Just tag me if you need any help.

Fonts

Fonts are fun to experiment with, so here are some HTML font tricks!

<a> makes aqua text </a>

Aqua!! There also used to be red, green, and blue colors, but I think it messed up the color scheme of the forum or something.

<thistextwillbeinvisibleaslongastherearejustletters>
You can just type random letters for that, too. Just keep the thingies at the end.

# type # and a space for big bold text

Big!

<big> makes big text </big>
Big!

<sub> makes low and small text </sub>
Regular text vs. sub text
There’s one to make the text high and small, too, but I forget it.

** this text will be bold **
Bold text!

*this text will be italicized*
Italics!

<s> strikethrough text </s>
Strikethrough!

<u>this text will be underlined</u>
Underlined text!
Okay, on second thought, maybe they deleted that font trick…

Now here is one JonnyGamer invented.
Type:
<sub>

Put some text here
Add more here
Keep adding lines of text
Add as many as you want

Remember to hit enter after typing <sub>, else the trick won’t work.
It’ll turn out with the lines of text on top of each other, like this!

Hi!
Welcome to
the forum! This is
how the font trick will
turn out!


Here’s a link to a topic on more cool fonts, even though I probably covered a lot of them.

Tagging

How To Tag
Tagging someone will send that user a notification.
This is how you tag someone.
@everyone
Just type an @ and then put the user’s username next to it to send them a notification!
Don’t worry, the tag I used doesn’t actually tag @anyone.


The OMTL
Don’t type @ and omtl together, unless you’re making a contest or something, you’ll tag 150+ people. And members of the OMTL aren’t that happy when they get tagged for something random like

Oops! Oops! Loop-de-loop!

And other pointless stuff like that. Be aware, there are guidelines on OMTL usage, and I suggest you read them. (Oh, and OMTL stands for Official Mass Tag List.)
If you want, you can join the OMTL here.
There should be a “join” button on that page somewhere, in addition to the OMTL guidelines.


The POMTL
Then there’s the POMTL (Project Official Mass Tag List), tagged by a person who made a project who would like constructive criticism or tips on improving on his or her coding. This one consists of 61 people.
You can join here.

Again, don’t tag it for random things and leave the OMTL and POMTL if you leave the forum.
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Also, I strongly recommend going over the Community Guidelines, because if you break them, you’ll probably be suspended, and I have no idea how long that one user has gotten suspended for. Basically no bad words, be humble, try not to get in an argument or flame war, don’t give away personal information, don’t spam (post random stuff), and be positive. Oh, and put your General Topic in the #random-stuff category. (And you won’t be able to access that category until you’re of the Member trust level, which shouldn’t take to long to earn if you’re active.
Here’s a link:
Community Guidelines

Links To Helpful Topics

Here’s some links to other helpful topics for new users! Some of them might even contain more links!

Must Read for New Users!
Pretty Much Information For All Newcomers (✿◠‿◠)

Made by @tankt2016

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Thanks this I think is the most helpful guide for new users

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You’re welcome, and thanks! I’ll probably be editing it more.

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PLEASE i beg you strike the link to my topic from the list

Thanks for sharing the link to this topic on other topics, tankt! I hope my topic helps other users. Also, if your new here you can ask any questions you have.

Who’ s list? Mine, or @tankt2016 ‘s?

Sorry OMTL if you were tagged again, I edited the post so there’s more information. I didnt tag you again, it just automatically tags you when you edit a post the omtl was tagged in i think

@tankt2016 you’re prob gonna wanna edit that, now that #gt is a thing