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I've been trying to compile a list of useful threads for members who would like to learn a little bit more about how permies.com works.

The links should be live - just click on them to go to the thread.

About Our Forum & Permaculture
Dave's universal welcome page
forum goals/mission
a safe place for gentle souls to talk about homesteading and permaculture
What is permaculture?
permaculture jargon translator
How to improve your garden's soil
book review grid
contact us, contact staff, contact paul

list of and links to all forums
what do these titles mean? - steward, gardener, etc.
purple moosages
received a suspicious, inappropriate or abusive PM?
flags
acorns
apples

Emails from Permies
how to I change my email address?
I want fewer emails. (also how to unsubscribe from everything)

General Forum How-To's
How to start your own thread (and how to find a list of all our forums)
how to post on permies (including using quotes to reply)
how to make your posts better (including how to add pictures)
how to add images to your post
Using formatting tags at permies.com to make your posts more awesome
How to link to a specific post in a thread (lets your link put someone right at a specific post in a thread instead of the first post)
embed youtube video
How to cross-post a thread so it shows up in multiple forums


How to Add a Profile or Cover Picture
show your location

Giveaways, Book/Seed/Gear/Etc Reviews & Summaries
how the book promotions work
upcoming book/dvd promotions
how to do a book/dvd summary
How to Make a Review for a Review Grid (Gear/Plants/Seeds/Books/Films/etc)
How to make a Summary for Review Thread (Gear/Plants/Seeds/Books/Films/etc)


Selling and Advertising on Permies
promoting your stuff
advertise on permies
how to set up a digital market thread
affiliate payout details (permies & paypall's "cut")

Publishing Standards
publishing standards
be nice
real-sounding name policy
leaving room for other people's ideas
but but but but
hate in the name of love
you should do something
citation needed?
censorship
respect for copyright
debate vs sharing
free speech
deleting stuff
probation posts
banning

the cider press
meaningless drivel

Paul Wheaton and the Empire
wheaton eco scale
wheaton laboratories - the mission
how to link to amazon so 'the empire' gets part of the money
what do I do if I have a question for paul wheaton?
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I think this thread would be an excellent sticky for this forum. That way you wouldn't have to keep bumping it to the top.
 
pollinator
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I agree. Although I must admit I had a lot of fun figuring it out by trial, error, and observation before such a nifty information policy was coalesced.
 
Mother Tree
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brad millar wrote:I think this thread would be an excellent sticky for this forum. That way you wouldn't have to keep bumping it to the top.



Ah, but you see, it's a sneaky ploy. Paul has figured that stickies get ignored as people just get used to seeing them there. Plus they make the place look untidy. He figures that people will notice things better if they get bumped up every now and then.

If only was more organised and did it a bit more regularly...

Landon has the right idea though. Observe, observe, observe...
 
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Hey all, I am a recent addition to Paul's team of Permaculture minions ( ) and I just wanted to say this thread was SUPER helpful trying to figure out the lay of the land with the forums! Thanks for the list Burra.

- Cassie
 
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And, here is how the owner of another site explained something to his users:

Forums are not democracies. Forums may be publicly accessible, but they are NOT public spaces.
They are equitable to the front yard of homes, and any speaking that is done in them is at the
grace of the forum owner.
There are no rights on forums. Even as a member, you are a guest.



 
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Here's a link to the Jargon Translator, something we came up with to help people know what some of the words mean in permaculture or on this site. It's a work in progress and does not claim to be comprehensive, and in fact its purpose is to focus on the small number of most frequently used words. It can help to get a bunch of clarity in a concentrated space.

In every group or discipline there are usually a fair amount of words that the people in the group know and may not be self-explanatory to people new to the group. But it's really a small number of words total out of the whole set of words people use, so a little bit of information about terminology can make a lot of difference.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11BOr98wBlXPtb501r2CKeEYHQurF4DPvjFJQbItfC6E/

(Also, if there are other terms you don't know and really would like added to the list, or want people to define supplementally to the list, you can post them on this thread for discussing/developing the jargon translator http://www.permies.com/t/39315/tnk/JARGON-TRANSLATOR-THREAD-post-words, and this will help it get more and more fine-tuned. Hope this is helpful for others, I learned a lot in the process of working on it.
 
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Is there somewhere that explains all of the icons on the site? Like folders with stars, different colored folders, splats instead of folders in the thread lists?
 
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You have to be looking at a subforum page, for example urban in the growies forum to see the legend/key. The key is at the bottom of the page of all sub-forums.
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Example of subforum key
 
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Bump
 
Burra Maluca
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Burra Maluca
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raven ranson
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do we have a tutorial on how to make a signature?
 
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raven ranson wrote:do we have a tutorial on how to make a signature?



ug. still looking for one of these.  It keeps coming up.  

short version: my profile --> general information about yourself --> signature
 
Now I am super curious what sports would be like if we allowed drugs and tiny ads.
Useful and fun gifts for a homesteader
https://permies.com/t/97875/fun-gifts-homesteader
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