The User Control Panel. (CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SHOP UPDATE)

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The User Control Panel. (CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SHOP UPDATE)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:59 pm

NEW UPDATE TO UCP REQUIRES UPDATE TO THIS TOPIC, UPDATES ARE UNDER WAY.

It seems a lot of you still have trouble navigating the new User Control Panel option.
I'm going to explain all of its functions.

Well, first, you have to click on the button under the big Chao Island banner that says 'User Control Panel" (Henceforth referred to as UCP)
This brings you to the front page.

The Sections and Subsections are: (On the list to the left) (Click the Name to skip to that post)
  • Overview
    Front Page (This is where clicking on the UCP button first takes you)
    Manage Subscriptions
    Manage Bookmarks
    Manage Drafts
    Manage Attachments
  • Profile
    Edit Profile
    Edit Signature
    Edit Avatar
    Edit Account Settings
  • Board Preferences
    Edit Global Settings
    Edit Posting Defaults
    Edit Display options
  • Private Messages (More easily accessed by clicking the "# New messages" Button next to the UCP button)
    Inbox
    Saved Messages
    Outbox
    Sent Messages
    ________________________
    Compose Message
    Manage PM Drafts
    Rules, Folders & Settings
  • Usergroups
    Edit Memberships
    Manage Groups
  • Friends
    Manage Friends
  • Chao Points
    Overview
    Transfer
    View Logs
    (THIS SECTION CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
  • Shop
    Inventory
    Donate
    Selling
    Settings
    (THIS SECTION CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Part of the shop (the buying area) is only accessible via the "shop" link beneath the Chao Island banner.



I will go over each of these Different Sections each in a different Post.
Each post corresponds with one of the Bold and Underlined Section names above.
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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:50 pm

OVERVIEW SECTION

In this post, I will go over the Section named "Overview".

SUBSECTIONS:
FRONT PAGE
Over on the right, you find a Big box.
This box contains 3 of it's own sections.

The UCP section just briefly goes over what the UCP does.

The Important Announcements section will probably never be used, that's what the announcements forum is for.

Your activity shows you what Forum and Topic you are most active in, as well as your total posts and how big of a percentage your posts make up of every post. It also shows you your Joined Date.

MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS
This just tells you at a quick glance if your favorite topics have any new posts.

So subscribe to a topic, enter what you wish to subscribe to, and press "Subscribe topic" This area then tells you if it has any new posts or not.

Once you have subscribed, topics will show up in this area, basically how they would in the Forum. You can mark them, and then click the "Unwatch Marked" to unsubscribe to these topics.

This feature also E-mails you if the topic you subscribed to gets a new post.

MANAGE BOOKMARKS
Same deal really. But with no E-mail.

MANAGE DRAFTS
If you have to go somewhere, and you aren't done typing a long post, or you get bored and need something else to do, you can hit the save button, next to the Submit button, to save your Post into this page. Simply hit "View Draft" and you can start from where you left off. I've actually used this feature twice since I started this topic.

MANAGE ATTACHMENTS
I don't think we can use this feature.


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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:13 pm

PROFILE SECTION
This is basically the "Profile" button we had on the Old Forum. Except that this one has is more organized.

SUBSECTIONS
EDIT PROFILE
This is the area that lets you type in addresses for outside contact from CI. (NOTE: Any abuse/ rule breaking from another CI member off-site cannot be punished unless it carries over to here. You have been warned)

For the ICQ, AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber entry locations, just type your Address (Such as Fakename@hotmail.com for MSN) and be done with it. These will show up on your profile.

Website will link to the website that you type in. (Follow the normal link rules here please)

Occupation and interests aren't really important, this will also show up on your profile.

Entering your Birthday allows you to be wish a Happy one, down at the Bottom of the index. Entering a year will show your age.

For an example, look at my profile to see what it will show up as.

The "gender" area allows you to set your gender to male, female, and if you wish for you gender to be unknown, click the "none specified" button.

EDIT SIGNATURE
This is just what appears at the bottom of every post you make (For some reason, they are disabled in sections that Normal users can't post new topics in, along with BB code, Moderators can fix this)

It works the same way a post does, but YOU MUST FOLLOW THE SIGNATURE GUIDELINES LISTED HERE!!!!!!!!!!!
You have no idea how many people have been PM'd in the last week being told to change their Sigs.

EDIT AVATAR
Avatars are the image that appears to the right of each post.

The way to change your avatar has been posted here: http://www.chao.hippotank.com/forum/vie ... ?f=4&t=669

EDIT ACCOUNT SETTINGS
You may not change your username. Fusion or Mooncow can, but users cannot.

You can change your password by filling out every box.


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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:41 pm

BOARD PREFERENCES SECTION
This is sorta hard to give an overview of....

SUBSECTIONS
EDIT GLOBAL SETTINGS
Pretty Much Self Explanatory. I'll go over the parts that may not be.

Board Style is the 3 alignments that chao can go into.
Currently there is something wrong with each one.
Chao/Neutral: Links are the same color as normal text. [Text is now underlined, but still the same color]
Hero: Moderator names are impossible to see without highlighting. [They are now red]
Dark: On topics, Usernames are all white. Except for the Admin. [Fixed, Moderators are red, users are white admins are yellow]

I use hero though.

Timezone changes from place to place. Default it +/- 0.
Timezones for Americans.
Eastern Shore: -4
Western Shore: -7

There are 2 timezones between them.

EDIT POSTING OPTIONS
In order for optimal settings:
Yes
Yes
Yes
No.

EDIT DISPLAY OPTIONS
Don't mess with this one. It's perfect as is.

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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:29 pm

PRIVATE MESSAGES SECTION
You can also come here by clicking "# New Messages" under the banner. (# changes depending on the PM's you have)

SUBSECTIONS
If you enter this by way of the UCP button, you enter the compose message subsection.
If you enter this by way of the "#NM" button you enter the inbox.

INBOX
Shows Private messages you have received. They read like individual topics.
Next to the topic of the PM, there is a Colored Square.
BLACK is a Marked Message
GREY is a message you have replied to
GREEN is a message from someone on your Friends list
RED is a message from someone o your foes list (Foes list is disabled, therefore you will never see this one)

You can delete messages, and reply to them within the message itself.

SAVED MESSGAES
Once you look at a PM, you will see under the reply button, there is a button that says "Move to folder" Next to this button, there is a drop-down list. If you select "Saved Messages" From this list, then click "Move to Folder" A message will be moved to this subsection (You can also move Saved messages back to the inbox)

In this section, you can re-read PM's no matter how old. Heck, I have one from January sitting in there right now.

It works the same way as the inbox.

OUTBOX
This is a place where sent messages that haven't been read yet are placed. You can edit them and delete them.

SENT MESSGAES
Also referred to as a "Sentbox"

Same as the inbox, but this is messages that were sent by you, and have been read.


Now, there is a Big line in between this part of the Subsections and the others. I have no idea why though.

COMPOSE MESSAGE
On the left-Hand side you can add one recipient to your message. Type in their username in the box provided and click "Add"

Works just like a Post other than that.

MANAGE PM DRAFTS
Same thing as Post Drafts

RULES, SETTINGS AND FOLDERS
Here, you can make certain Rules and new folders. For instance, if a user begins PMing me regularly I add a new folder with their name on it, and make all of their PM's go there.

To make a new rule:
Just choose the stuff from the Drop Down Menus that appear. Not that hard. Just pick what you want. You can make messages go somewhere else, or delete. From specific users, or groups.

To add a new Folder:
type in the new name in the marked field and click add.

Those are the only settings you need to use n this subsection


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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:35 pm

USERGROUPS SECTION
This lets you see which groups you belong to, and which ones you own, along with the ones you don't.

SUBSECTIONS
EDIT MEMBERSHIPS
To join a Group, (first ask to join just so you don't barge in) and then select the group.
Scroll down to the Drop-Down menu, and select Join selected (Selected as the default) Then click Submit.

To leave a group, do the same thing, but select "Resign Selected"

I don't know what that last option does, but I'm not going to test it out.
MANAGE GROUPS
You can use this ONLY if you own a group.

There are actually 2 subsections of this subsection. Good Grief.

SUB-SUBSECTION 1: EDIT
This sub-subsection lets you change your groups physical settings, such as it's description, what group type it is, and it's default avatar.

I Highly suggest you don't change your group name. Keep it the same name as the topic.

Group description is self-explanatory. Change as you wish, but it still has to do with your club.

If your group type is set to open, then people can join your group by the method listed above. If it is set to closed, then you must enter members with the method listed below.

With these next set of stuff if there is even one person with your group as default, DO. NOT. USE. THEM. Otherwise, go nuts.

This stuff is your group members default avatar, if your group member's default group is this one. (confused? Tell me if you are, when this is unlocked) It operates as a normal avatar uploader.

SUB-SUBSECTION 2: MANAGE USERS
Basically, this adds and removes members from your group (SilverGolem, I feel sorry for you when it comes to this page) But it does have some more features then that.

This just lists your members, but if you mark them in the box, you can make this group their default (WARNING: If you do this, the group color option will not be allowed) you can remove them, and I don't know what approve does, that's done in the next box down.

With this box, below the member list, If you type in anyone's name, and click "add to group" they enter your group. Useful for people with closed groups. Then this is the only way people can enter your group.

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Re: The User Control Panel. (Still a work in Progress)

Post by Drouge » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:07 pm

FRIENDS
Since there's only one subsection....

The Foes option has been disabled, due to the nature of the list.

To add a friend to your list, type their name in the box and click add friend.
To remove them, highlight their name and click submit.

Doing this allows you too see if they're on more easily, it also marks PM's from them with a green box.


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Re: Would you turn down an offer to become a Moderator?

Post by Drouge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:11 pm

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Re: Would you turn down an offer to become a Moderator?

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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by BriefCasey795 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:32 am

why was the foe list disabled? the efects still work on mine.
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Drouge » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:49 am

Because it would cause unnecessary fighting, and it was a Friend-list copy. I think if you added people to it before it was disabled, there would be no way to change it afterward.

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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by RS Chao » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:50 am

Because the foe list serves no use what so ever, other than being a haetur.

Anyways, this helps quite alot.~
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Topgun » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:38 am

You should also note that occasionally the pms link at the top of the page may say "0 new messages, -# unread messages". I've seen a few topics about it.
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Flame » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:56 am

Wow thanks i was sruggling with that

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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by _Shadow_Chao_ » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:53 pm

Nice drouge, good work. :cool: you should link the first page "index" to you're other posts to make it easier for people to navigate :wink:
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Yzarro » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:30 am

...a septuple post? and by a mod? for shame... :no:

XD jk, I understand why it was needed.
I didn't read all of it, yet. I hopez I lernz somethin' noo. :3
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by kdlove96 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:38 am

um i need help with putting a pic in my sig,how the heck do i put a pic in my sig?
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Enzo03 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:14 am

Found an error; clicking upon the "Friends and Foes" link sends me to a page saying "You cannot edit posts in this forum."
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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Drouge » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:21 am

Thank you Enzo, turns out, I had the link set to the page that lets you edit that post, rather than the post itself. It has been fixed.

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Re: The User Control Panel. (COMPLETED)

Post by Flame » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:23 pm

Flame wrote:Wow thanks i was sruggling with that
*Struggling

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Re: The User Control Panel. (CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SHOP UPDAT

Post by Selvut283 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:33 pm

This really is helpful.
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Re: The User Control Panel. (CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SHOP UPDAT

Post by GraphiteAchasse » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:12 am

OMG
that is the BIGGEST bump I have seen all year! XDDDD

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Re: The User Control Panel. (CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SHOP UPDAT

Post by eblu » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:58 pm

Sorry for the huge bump, but I have a question.

How do I remove a pending membership?

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