New to the Detroit board? Read Me First!

MMRoberts11MMRoberts11 member
First Anniversary Combo Breaker First Comment
edited June 2013 in Michigan-Detroit
Congratulations on your engagement and Welcome to Detroit board!

Here are some tips to get you started:

* Read some posts before you start posting (aka "lurk").  It's a great way to get a feel for the board and also you might find some answers to questions you have!

* You can't change your username so choose wisely.  Avoid putting your full name (especially last name) or e-mail address as your username.  Remember this is a public forum and anyone can read anything that we post.  If you have any of these in your current username, create a new account before you start posting.  This will save you the trouble later.

* Introduce yourself!  Whether you're a newbie or a longtime lurker, please post and tell us about yourself and fiance.  We'd love to know your wedding details!

* Don't ask for opinions unless you want the truth.  Many posters can get put off by hearing that other people don't like their ideas.  The general consensus is that it's better to hear from a bunch of strangers that it's a bad idea than from your own friends and family.

* Vendors are NOT allowed to post on these boards, even if they offer their services for free.  Vendors will be banned immediately.

* The more information you can give us when asking a question, the better answers you will receive.  Include your budget (if possible), number of guests, general location, etc. since this will help narrow down options for you.

* The boards are searchable.  Scroll down and type in whatever you are looking for and select the board you would like to search.  Odds are, venue related questions have already been asked and answered by the most knowledgeable people who can help.

* Speaking of vendors, check out the sticky at the top of the board first.  It has a wealth of information regarding past and present knotties' vendors.  If you still have questions after checking it out, feel free to ask!

* We don't always have to talk about weddings!  Random chitchat is much appreciated to break up the flowers/favors/bustle talk.

* For TK's Community Rules, click here.

Siggy Help:

* If you want a countdown/ticker, you can find some here.

* If you want to create a bio (and we love it when you do), try weebly.com or mywedding.com to get started.  Both sites are very simple and user friendly.  To include it in your siggy use the following HTML code (remove the red stars and change the text in the blue)

<*a href="YOUR WEBSITE URL/"> My Bio</a*>

* To upload a picture into your siggy, first upload it to tinypic.com.  Choose either the Thumbnail or Website/Email option.  Once it's finished, choose the "HTML for Websites" option.  Copy and paste this code into your siggy.

* To place items on separate lines (so they line up correctly) include a <br/*> (remove the red star) between the lines of HTML code.

* If you want the RSVP count information, use the following HTML code (remove red stars and change the text in blue):

<*img src=http://tinyurl.com/5okj57 /> 0 Invited<br*/>
<*img src=http://tinyurl.com/5e5xyn /> 0 Yes<br*/>
<*img src=http://tinyurl.com/5acwqr /> 0 No<br*/>
<img src=http://tinyurl.com/65h7dw /> 0 Unknown<br*/>


* For a list of common knot lingo, CLICK ME!

* Every weekday, there is a different thread topic.  Currently they are:
Monday:  MMPP (Monday Morning Planning Poll) - What wedding planning do you have this week?
Tuesday:  Confessions/vents
Wednesday:  For Sale Wednesday and Wanted Wednesday
Thursday:  AW Thursday - AW = Attention Wh*re.  It's your turn to brag about all the big and little things going on.
Friday:  TGIF - Tell us about your plans for the weekend

* If you ever see an Operation Aborted message but want to post in the thread, quote a previous response.  This will bring you to a new screen and you can delete the quoted text and write your own comment.

* To post a picture in your post (PIP), click the tree icon at the bottom of the message box.  Then select the photo and upload.

If you have any other questions/comments/concerns, feel free to page me by typing *MMRoberts* or *Megan* in the subject line.  You can ask/say anything there or send me a PM (private message).
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