• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
  • X Likes 27
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.

Dave's universal welcome page
forum goals/mission
a safe place for gentle souls to talk about homesteading and permaculture
permaculture jargon translator
book review grid
contact us, contact staff, contact paul
list of and links to all forums
what do these titles mean? - steward, gardener, etc.

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

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 Add a Profile or Cover Picture
show your location
promoting your stuff

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

probation posts
banning
purple moosages
received a suspicious PM?
flags
acorns
apples
the cider press
meaningless drivel
how the book promotions work
upcoming book/dvd promotions
how to do a book/dvd summary

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?
COMMENTS:
 
Posts: 109
Location: Menifee, CA
13
  • X Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
Posts: 1703
Location: Western Washington
21
  • X Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
Posts: 10277
Location: Portugal
1012
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar trees wofati
  • X Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

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...
 
steward
Posts: 3933
Location: Zone 9b
307
bee books food preservation fungi
  • X Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
 
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
292
  • X Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.



 
pollinator
Posts: 579
Location: Massachusetts, 6b, urban, nearish coast, 39'x60' minus the house, mostly shady north side, + lead.
20
  • X Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
gardener
Posts: 398
Location: St Paul, MN/Tularosa, NM and now a gapper at Wheaton Labs
258
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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?
 
pollinator
Posts: 1026
Location: Greater Houston, TX US Hardy:9a Annual Precipitation: 44.78" Wind:13.23mph Temperature:42.5-95F
111
bike books forest garden tiny house transportation urban
  • X Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
permies-page.jpg
[Thumbnail for permies-page.jpg]
Example of subforum key
 
gardener
Posts: 323
Location: AB, Canada (Zone 4a - Canadian Badlands)
52
bee chicken forest garden fungi rabbit trees
  • X Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
bump.jpg
[Thumbnail for bump.jpg]
bump kittehs
 
master steward
Posts: 7290
Location: Left Coast Canada
946
books chicken cooking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Bump
 
Burra Maluca
Mother Tree
Posts: 10277
Location: Portugal
1012
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar trees wofati
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
bump
Content minimized. Click to view
 
Burra Maluca
Mother Tree
Posts: 10277
Location: Portugal
1012
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar trees wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
bump
 
I've got no option but to sell you all for scientific experiments. Or a tiny ad:
Video of all the PDC and ATC (~177 hours) - HD instant view
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!