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    TVTome_Shadow

    [1]Aug 26, 2006
    • member since: 05/01/05
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    In an effort to help some of the new users, or anyone else that might be lost, I've compiled a set of helpful links that might be of interest.

    Important Update(s) *(Last Updated: 6/26/09)

    - Updates, And - - Submitting to TV.com? What's That About?
    New bug fixes and features are on the way, including check boxes for importing cast and crew, the return of missing emblems and more. In addition, the Level 2 restriction for submissions has been lifted. All Level 1 users can now submit. Feel free to send all comments, ideas, concerns, etc. to support@tv.com.

    - Official Redesign Reported Bugs List
    With help from user more_ncis_now, here is an official list of all known bugs associated with the redesign. The list will be updated as new bugs are found or fixes are implemented.

    TV.com Help Center / Knowledgebase

    TV.com Help Center
    TV.com Knowledgebase
    The TV.com Help Center is a resource created specifically to help users who may need help with the site. And together with the TV.com Knowledgebase, you should be able find the answer you're looking for. Check it out.

    FAQ

    Official TV.com FAQ
    Straight from the source, an official thread describing some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the site and its features (includes a list of all known emblems/ranks). New Editor guidelines, definition on "gaming," and a new way to report "MIA" Editors are also included.

    Forms

    Request to Add a New Show Guide
    Know a show that isn't listed? Fill out the above form to request that it be added. (Note: No points are awarded for filling out this form.)

    Request to Delete a Show or Person Guide
    Found a duplicate show or person guide listed, or one that simply doesn't exist? Fill out this form to have it removed.

    Terms of Service

    TV.com Community Terms of Service
    Anything and everything regarding forum use and user behavior. As a registered user, you're expected to abide by these rules at all times in the forums/blogs. Read them carefully.

    Forum Moderators

    AngelandSpike
    danbambridge
    Edward_Nigma
    GeorgeFergus
    Gislef
    Grailwolf
    more_ncis_now
    Studog2961
    VillaFan
    TVcom_Moderator - This account is used by all nine moderators listed above, not just another, separate individual.

    These users have been granted mod status across the forums/blogs by the staff to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you have a question regarding the forums or forum moderation, any of the first five users above would be a good choice to send a PM to. Additionally, you may also wish to post your question in the About the Forums - Ask the Mods forum rather than sending a PM, if you'd prefer.

    Ban Policy FAQ (Updated 09/10/07)
    From the forum moderators, here's the official policy on user bans and frequently asked questions about suspensions/bans, warnings, moderations, etc. in a very simple Q & A format.

    Signatures & Profile Images

    Signature Rules and Information
    Planning on having an image as your sig? Please read these rules first to have a better understanding of how big your sig can be and to prevent it from being reported and/or removed.

    PROFILE IMAGES: Banner / Icon / Personal Image Limitations
    All profile images (banners, icons, personal images) now have some new limitations, which are also indicated in the Preferences section. If one or more of your profile images don't meet the new standards, you may want to fix them as soon as possible.

    Help Forums

    TV.com Ideas
    Have an idea on how to improve the site? Go ahead and post it in this forum to get feedback from other users and perhaps even from staff members.

    TV.com General User Support
    Got a question/problem about the site and/or its features? If you're question/problem isn't answered in the FAQs (listed above) or anywhere else, feel free to post in an existing thread related to your question/problem or start a new thread if one isn't found and someone is bound to help you out.

    TV.com User Submission Support
    If you have a question about user submissions, then this is the correct board to post them in. This board is intended for all types of user submission questions/issues.

    User to User Help: Hints & Tips
    Looking for the best tips, tricks, and how-to's? Then you've come to the right place. Here you will find tips and hints from some of the more experienced users. If you have a tip of your own, feel free to share it.

    TV.com Technical Support Board
    If you're having any sort of technical problems with the site (i.e. unable to add/remove shows from your favorites, problem rating episodes/shows, PM inbox glitches, etc.), then this would the correct forum to post them. All bugs with the site should be reported in this forum.

    Redesign Feedback
    Please use this board to give feedback on the site's new redesign. This is also the place to report any bugs associated with the redesign and offer suggestions on what needs to be improved.

    Editor Forums

    Ask the Editors
    Planning on becoming an Editor in the near future, or just looking for a place to discuss current Editor issues? Then this is the place. This forum is also for anyone who wants to get tips, feedback, and other useful info about editing guides. (Note: Anyone may post here, Editor or not.)

    Editor's Lounge
    This is the special Editors-only forum for Editors to discuss anything and everything pertaining to editing guides. (Only current TV.com Editors may view and post in this forum.)

    Editors

    TV.com Editor Guidelines
    A new thread that every Editor should be aware of, listing the minimum requirement duties that they should follow regarding their queue and user submissions.

    Editor Special Circumstances
    Are you an editor who won't be active for a while? Please post in this thread to let staff members and other users know when and for how long you'll be gone. This will insure that the staff will not consider you MIA and/or retire you from your guide(s).

    New Guidelines for Reporting MIA/Problem Editors
    New guidelines for reporting MIA/problem editors have been posted in the above link. Read them carefully so you'll know what procedures to follow when you encounter an MIA and/or problem editor.

    Submissions

    TV.com Guidelines Center
    All the guidelines you'll ever need - all in one place! This thread includes every current guideline there is to know about submissions (for both person and show guides), editors, and reviews. If you ever have a question about any of these, this would be the place to look for the answer.

    ****Submission Tips!****
    1) TV.Com Submission Tips - Week 1 - Write Like You Talk
    2) Submission Tips - Column #2 - Sourcing Your Material
    3) Submission Tips - Column #3 - Know Your Capitals!
    4) Submission Tips - Column #4 - A Matter of Timing
    5) Submission Tips - Column #5 - Soundalikes And You!
    6) Submission Tips - Column #6 - Periods and Commas and Colons, Oh My!
    7) Submission Tips - Column #7 - Apostrophes, Hyphens and Quotation Marks, Oh My!
    8) Submission Tips - Column #8 - Numbers and You
    9) Submission Tips Column #9 - New Season New Shows
    10) Submission Tips Column #10 - How to Write a Better Biography (pt 1)
    11) Submission Tips Column #11 - Tips on Trivia (Part 2)
    12 Submission Tips Column #12 - Star Quotes and Appearances
    13) Submission Tips Column #13 - How to Submit an Episode
    14) Submission Tips Column #14 - Episode Notes, Trivia, and Allusions
    15) Submission Tips Column #15 - Episode Quotes
    16) Submission Tip Column #16 - Writing reviews
    17) Submission Tip Column #17 - Adding Cast and Crew

    Contribution Points

    The New Contributor Point Values
    Wondering how much a certain submission is worth? This constantly updated thread lists the current CP (contribution point) values as of July 2nd, 2007.

    User Levels/Ranks/Emblems

    The New Unofficial Level and Emblem Thread
    Want to know how many emblems there are? Well, here is a complete list of all known TV.com emblems, including level emblems, chat emblems and other special emblems.

    Forum Game Threads

    TV Fun & Games
    Since only a maximum of four game threads are allowed per show forum (if the Editor allows them, of course), all other forum game threads will go here. Please read the new forum rules for this forum here.

    New Users

    Welcome New Users
    If you've just signed up with the site and aren't sure how everything works, this board is for you. Here is where you can learn everything there is to know about posting. Go ahead and post a question and some of the more experienced users will gladly help you out. Also, please be sure to read the Welcome New Users Forum Rules thread to know the rules of this forum. Welcome aboard, guys!

    Off-Topic Forum

    Off-Topic Forum
    Want to discuss something other than TV? Well, this is the only place (besides your own blog) to discuss anything not related to TV.

    Off-Topic Help Thread (Rules, Restrictions, and FAQs)
    As part of an effort by the forum moderators to promote healthy discussion and prevent junk threads, this thread describes an additional set of rules that apply to the Off-Topic forum only in addition to the already mentioned Terms of Service (listed above).

    TV.com / C|Net Staff Members

    Jaxiecracks - Community Manager
    Danmod - Community Manager / Data Producer
    waltmor - Programming Producer
    bboys577 - Data Manager
    lilaholland - Data Manager
    _UNICRON_ - Site Designer
    RealWildChild7 - Site Designer
    smushmeg - Site Developer
    cooncesean - Site Developer
    emaldalani - TV.com Staff
    symlink - C|Net Engineer
    dudelance - Software Engineer
    TVTome_John - Former TV Tome Webmaster
    Teivan - C|Net Games & Entertainment Technician
    CybertronR - Technical Producer - GameSpot | MP3.com | TV.com
    Mr_Lara - Site Director / Product Development - TV.com
    thequayplay - Site Director - TV.com
    Vermifuge - C|Net Engineer
    honeybuzzer - Operations Manager - GameSpot | MP3.com | TV.com
    sbritton - C|Net Games & Entertainment Technician
    VinceL - C|Net Games & Entertainment Technician
    BallGame - C|Net Games & Entertainment Technician
    Butlers - C|Net Developer
    jsd - C|Net Games & Entertainment - Director of Technology

    MP3.com Staff Members

    crowdermp3 - MP3.com Community Manager

    These are just some of the staff members who continually work on the site and develop new features, as well as fix the bugs that pop up.

    **Note: If you feel an Editor may be abusing their power in any way, please send a PM to the ProblemEditor ID and staff will look into it.**

    That's it for now. These links may be updated at any time, as necessary. If there's anything else of importance that needs to be listed here, please let me know.
    Edited on 06/26/2009 1:42am
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    KraigA

    [2]Aug 26, 2006
    • member since: 04/17/06
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    Thats a great list, just wondering how you managed to pin this though??
    Wow this must have took a long time. Great work!
    Edited on 08/26/2006 8:51am
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    DragonSpawn2006

    [3]Aug 26, 2006
    • member since: 01/12/06
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    • posts: 2,190

    KraigA wrote:
    Thats a great list, just wondering how you managed to pin this though??

    The Mods must have thought it helped out users a lot so they decided to pin it. For the part about TV.com crashing the Emmys, I thought it was saying Tv.com crashes (that is what it has been doing lately)

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    fastesttruck

    [4]Oct 21, 2006
    • member since: 12/14/05
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    • rank: Holy Level 10!
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    I cant seem to click on the links?
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    more_ncis_now

    [5]Oct 22, 2006
    • member since: 01/29/06
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    Hey Fastesttruck.

    I've just tried the links and the only one that won't work is the one for the Unofficial Community FAQ - I'll PM TVTome_Shadow about this one.

    As for the other links, everything but the ones to the Editor's Lounge and the TV.com Editor Guidelines should work for you.

    Do you have a pop up blocker turned on? The links open up a page in a new window, so it's possible that your pop up blocker is stopping the pages from opening.
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    fastesttruck

    [6]Oct 24, 2006
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    Ok that would do it. But why have them open in a new window? I hate when they do that
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    more_ncis_now

    [7]Oct 24, 2006
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    Some people like it one way, some another.

    I think a lot of users like them to open in a new window, but honestly....it's usually just the preference of the person writing the original post that depends on how links open. When I write links, I write them so they open in a new window purely because that's my preference.
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    123home123

    [8]Jan 12, 2007
    • member since: 05/24/02
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    Firefox and IE7 users can middle click on a link to open it in a new tab instead of in a new window.
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    KraigA

    [10]Sep 26, 2007
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    123home123 wrote:
    Firefox and IE7 users can middle click on a link to open it in a new tab instead of in a new window.


    I have IE7.. but "middle click"? Both my PC and Laptop uses a pad.. is the middle click something to do with an actual PC Mouse? ..
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    more_ncis_now

    [11]Sep 28, 2007
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    Yeah, some mice have three buttons but on most it's the scroll wheel...you can click it down like an extra button. I don't think you have that option on a laptop, but usually if you right click there's an option to open the link in a new tab.
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    HumbleNewb

    [12]Jan 14, 2008
    • member since: 11/03/07
    • level: 11
    • rank: Red Shirted Lt.
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    I can't believe I missed this thread until now! This is exactly what I was looking for, especially in regards to the list of moderators and staff members. It's been underneath my nose the entire time. Silly me.

    Though, I don't see Nilla_chelle01 listed on either list. I thought that user was a staff member?

    Edited on 01/14/2008 11:37am
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    6tacky

    [13]Jun 8, 2008
    • member since: 04/06/08
    • level: 17
    • rank: The Crazy Neighbor
    • posts: 129
    no way im doing all that lol
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    Llama_guy

    [14]Jun 15, 2008
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    The list of emblems this guide links to is outdated. I'd suggest linking to The New Unofficial Level and Emblem Thread instead; I update it whenever I get news on emblems.
    Edited on 06/15/2008 2:48pm
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    TVTome_Shadow

    [15]Jun 15, 2008
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    Thanks for the link, Llama_guy. However, for some reason, it's not letting me edit my post. I've changed the link in my blog, though.
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    Llama_guy

    [16]Jun 16, 2008
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    TVTome_Shadow wrote:
    Thanks for the link, Llama_guy. However, for some reason, it's not letting me edit my post. I've changed the link in my blog, though.

    You're welcome Huh, that's very strange. Well, this site isn't exactly known for its glitch scarcity -_-
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    TVTome_Shadow

    [17]Jun 16, 2008
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    It finally let me edit my post today, so I've updated the link here now, too.
    Edited on 06/16/2008 7:47pm
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    invisibleturtle

    [18]Jun 24, 2008
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    Ahahahaha... none of the links work!
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    Llama_guy

    [19]Jun 26, 2008
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    invisibleturtle wrote:
    Ahahahaha... none of the links work!

    Umm... yes, they do. Maybe you're experiencing/experienced a glitch or something.
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