A quick-start guide to the most commonly asked questions
Welcome to the forums! We are glad to have you here. You must have many questions, and this is the place to find some answers to the most common ones!
- Why can’t I post a topic on…..?
- Where do I start…?
- How can I find the most recent discussions?
- How do I change my display name?
- How do I create a new discussion?
- How do I post a picture
- How do I post a link?
- How do I private message a forum member?
- How do I report a post or member?
- What is the lock icon next to a thread about?
- A guide to common forum acronyms/abbreviations
- What do I do if I still have questions or problems?
- Social sites for extra information
Why can’t I post a topic on…..?
All users must be registered with SlotTechnician.com to post to the forums.
Where do I start?
The forums and moderators are here to help answer questions and share information. We recommend introducing yourself to the community and sharing a little information about your experience as a slot technician.
Before posting please take the time to familiarize yourself with not only Slot Technician, but also with those topics previously covered in the forums. You can do a forum search to see if other discussions have taken place on your topic of interest.
1) Start Reading the current forum posts!
The forums are a great way to join the discussion about slot machines and casino gaming technologies.
How can I find the most recent discussions?
Click the ‘What’s New’ button in the menu area. This is a great way to see what’s hot and trending in the discussions.
How do I change my display name or edit my profile information?
To edit your forum account follow these instructions:
- 1) Go to http://slottechnician.com/members
- 2) Click the Log In button in the top right hand corner of the menu area.
- 3) Click Edit Account Details
- 4) Enter Your Desired Screen Name
- 5) Click Save
- 6) Logout and back in to see the changes
How do I create a new discussion?
To create a new discussion in a specific forum, first go into the category that relates to the topic you are discussing and click on the “Start New Topic” button, which is located on the upper right side in yellow. You will then be presented with a window in which you can, select whether this is a poll, choose your topic tags, add your subject line (what your question or comment is about), and type your comment or question into a body field.
When you are ready to submit your comment, scroll to the bottom of the form, and you can choose to click on the “Preview Post” button or directly “Submit” your post. If you choose to Preview you will now be presented with your comment in the preview state. If you are not satisfied with the way your comment appears, click on the “Edit” button, to correct anything you wish to change.
If you are satisfied with the way your message appears, click on the “Submit” button. You will be presented with a confirmation message, indicating that your message has been submitted to the forum for public viewing.
At any point during the process of composing your comment, if you change your mind about posting a comment, click on the red “Cancel” button, and your comment will not be posted. You will be taken back to where you had left off before initiating the post.
How do I post a picture?
Place your cursor where you wish to insert your picture.
To insert a picture from a link, click on the icon that looks like a webcam in your message taskbar. This will give you a place to paste the location of the URL where the picture is stored.
To directly upload a picture to the post scroll to the bottom of the window and click “choose file” where you will be prompted to find the picture on your computer. Once uploaded click “attach this file” then the “add to post” button to insert it into the post.
*note* some areas of the forum are locked to picture attachment
How do I post a link?
To link to a web page, highlight the word you want to link and click link icon. Paste the URL into the highlighted box and hit “ok”
How can I private message a forum member?
If you hover your mouse over the name of the person you want to contact in a thread (or do a search for their member name on the top right of the forum under “member”) you will see an option on the left side of the pop up for “send message” This message will appear in their inbox. You can access your conversations by clicking on the mail icon on the upper right section of the screen next to your user name.
How do I report a post or member?
If you happen to come across a particular message in the forums that contains spam or other offensive content which violates our ToS, we encourage you to notify our moderators by clicking the report button located directly below each individual message on the right hand side. Once clicked, you will be prompted with a submission form. Simply clarify what type of offense that best describes the post and click the “Submit”button. Once reported, our moderators will be notified of the message and it will be reviewed. Reported messages will not automatically remove the message.
What is the lock icon next to a thread about?
The icon next to a thread indicates that this discussion has been locked by our forum moderator or administrator and no further post or replies will be allowed. This usually occurs due to a violation of the Terms of Service or by special request of the original poster.
CC – Crowd Control
CF – Crowdfunding/crowdfunded
CM – Community Manager
FP – Foundational Principles or sometimes Founder’s Points
IP – Intellectual Property
IT – Internal testing
KS – Kickstarter
OP – Original Poster
StTA- Something to think about
I have a problem or a question not answered here
If you have questions about your account, have a forum related issue, or just need some help you can always message our community admin. If your issue is about something that is broken and more support related, you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or post in our bugs section in the forum.