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Here are the areas that are normally available to you on the opening the homepage of the forum:
Menu Bar (Desktop)
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Menu Bar(Mobile)
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Quick Navigation (Mobile)


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First let's get started with the Menu Bar.
There 5 main subsections that you will need to know on how to navigate the forum.
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1. This button simplye takes you to the main page from any area of the forum.

2. Forums: This is where most of the conversations is being made. Here you will find new threads,posts, and different categories in the forum.

3. What's New: Here it is a little more broad as you will find "whats' new in all aspects of the forum such as new images, new profile posts, new threads, new posts, and a basic layout to keep updated with the Macintosh Cafe.

4. Media: This is where you will find our gallery, We have different categories for our gallery where you can embed your music images or videos and it will all be in neat subsections for your conveniences. You will also have the option of making a personal categories for just for you!

5. Members: Here will will find a lists of all the members at the Macintosh Cafe and statics such as birthdays, most reactions, and new profile posts.

6. Awards: This is the section of the awards you can earn when you participate in the Macintosh Cafe community. you can earn ward badges on your profile for posting, making good content that others react to, and being a well liked member of the Macintosh Cafe.
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6. Profile: This is where you can view and edit your profile, I will go on to more detail later but this is where you can customise your look at the Macintosh Cafe.

7. Here is if someone has sent you a private message on the forum.

8. Here is where you will get notifications from. You will be notified of your watched threads if there is a new post, made a comment on your profile, or replied to your thread.

9. This is where you can change the background of the forum, I will be adding more in the future.
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10. This is where you can search for anything you need to find in the forum
 
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Your Profile and You
Popup from Menu bar
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Profile Page
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Account Details
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Now let's get started with the Profile Popup on the Menu Bar.

1. Your content: This will take you to a page of all of your posts, threads, images, and replies.
2.Account Details: Here is where you can modify your account. You can change your password, username, banner, signature, about me, and social media links.
3. Self explanatory.
4. Self Explanatory.
5. Preferences: This is where you can change the theme of the forum, time format, and your notifications.
6.Reactions Received: Shows how many reactions you received and who gave them to you for.
7. SIgnature: Modify your signature.
8. Connected accounts: Here is where you can connect your social media accounts like twitter.
9. Following: You can follow other members and this displays who your following.
10. Ignoring: these are members who you dont like.

Next, lets look at the Profile Page
1. Profile Posts: This where you can update your status and view your profile posts from you or other members.
2. Postings: This is where you can view the threads that you made and replies.
3. Media: View all of your recent media.
4. Awards: View the awards that you've earned for being a member.
5. About: Here is your about page.
6. Profile Banner: Change your profile cover art. I changed it to Agora Road Japanese Crystal Pepsi.
 
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Posting a Thread or Replies
Now posting is self explanatory but I just want to point out the unique thing about posting at the Macintosh Cafe. WHich is our forum is powered by GIPHY, and you can post custom Emotes. You can view them here.
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I will be adding more in the future so stay active!
 
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Lastly, we have the theme changer which can be found at the bottom of the forum. You can easily change from any of our themes to your liking.
Currently we have the following themes
  • Win96
  • Tokyo Night Shift
  • Macintosh OS- Mint
  • Macintosh OS- Peach
  • Macintosh OS- Sandy Beach
  • Macintosh OS- Ocean
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