Do not try to cheat our system and do not post an unnecessary amount of useless posts only to earn credits here. We have a zero spam tolerance policy and this will cause a ban of your user account. Otherwise we wish you a pleasant stay here! Read the forum rules
We have a few rules which you need to read and accept before posting anything here! Following these rules will keep the forum clean and your stay pleasant here. Do not following these rules will lead to permanent exclusion from this website: Read the forum rules.
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Here you find out how to make the most of the features offered by the XSimulator Forum.
1. Do not write useless posts for collecting coins
Do not try to cheat our system and do not post an unnecessary amount of useless posts only to earn credits here. We have a zero spam tolerance policy and this will cause a ban of your user account. You can read here more about our coin rules
2. Do not spam
We ban immediately all spammers permanently without exception
3. Behave respectful and friendly
4. Do no post illegal content
This also includes anything that contains weapons or porn stuff
5. Do not post excessive advertising
If you are a company you can post from time to time in the market place section
if you want to advertise anywhere else send admin pm for our advertising plans
6. Commercial projects & prototypes
Where there is a commercial intent related to SimTools, even in the case of a DIY prototype, the proper place for that thread is in the Commercial Simulators and Prototypes section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-prototypes.52/
7. Do not ask for support via personal message (pm)
All support questions should be handled publically in the corresponding support forum so that anyone with a similar question can participate on it.
Exceptions: If someone is offering explicitly his support via pm feel free to ask him. On the other hand it's still the better choice to ask your questions publically.
New User get a notice on top of the forum and above the quick reply formular saying:
"Your are not allowed to post any links until you have 5 posts, it will be rejected to prevent spam."
Remember members give freely of their time and expertise, so be respectful and first search the FAQ section and forum before asking a question. If you have a gruff response from a member it is likely you have not bothered to help yourself.
In general spamming existing posts to earn coins will be unwelcome and may result in a forum ban.
Please do use the like, dislike, agree, disagree, funny, winner, informative and the other options for an existing post as an abbreviation of a compliment or view, not an emoticon by itself in a separate reply.
Generally an emoticon or image only post is only acceptable when it truly captures the moment and in those cases it is usually a custom image that someone has deliberately gone looking for to achieve that end. It is like telling a good joke, it has to be well timed and appropriate to the flow of the thread. Here is an example where the thread is about speed controlled fans: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/speed-controlled-fan-dirt-3.6137/#post-67199
Criticizing without first engaging with the community is likely to be regarded as an insult. You may well have and are entitled to post an opinion, but be mindful that there is a huge repository of combined member experience so be respectful and do a search on the topic beforehand. @SeatTime captured the essence of community expectation thus:
"Ask any of the members here, building a sim is not a straight forward process, what type of sim you build is not only a personal choice, but how you build it will be based on many things, technical background, what you may have access to etc...etc. There is really no best way. Members do have a life away from sims, so any information given and placed on this site is gold and will save you time and money. Be happy that this site exist at all and is manned by a great group of people. So you have to do a bit of reading and pose some questions ... think of it as a right of passage": http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/sim-builds-and-materials-used.6694/#post-74143
Thus members here all should value these points in there reply/posts :
- Positive and compassionate attitudes
- Honest recognition of own strengths and weaknesses
- Patience and diplomacy while debating
- Disciplined to remain on-topic
- Solo and cooperative problem solving
- Proper English posting and correct spelling as possible
- Pictures/videos are highly appreciated as a slandered universal language .
Be aware that all forum content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported, or as noted in individual posts. The license requires giving credit to the original author for their original work. You can give appropriate credit by naming the author or preferably by a direct link to the source post.
You can purchase week long access to plugins for 250 coins and the latest version of a plugin will be found here, with update notices also posted to the forum: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/categories/downloads.1/
If you download a file from the download section it will cost you 10 coins each time. No matter if you have a valid coin package or not. If you have a valid coin package you can still download all the plugins.
In general spamming existing posts to earn coins will be unwelcome and may result in a forum ban. If you need coins and have a project to test then ask, it is possible for other members to transfer coins to you, at the member's discretion.
Instead spamming and if you do not can or do not want to create a building thread you can purchase a download package here:
This will give you a much better reputation instead posting useless posts just for the sake of earning enough coins.
You can also transfer coins directly to a member from the recipients Bio Box, or from the 'Balance' link near the top right of the forum:
What do I get for which activity in coins?
Registration: 10 Coins
Happy Birthday: 5 Coins
Update full profile: 10 Coins
Upload avatar: 5 Coins
Create new thread: 10 Coins
Thread deleted -10 Coins
Thread get reply: 1 Coin
Create poll: 5 Coins
Vote poll: 1 Coin
Poll get a vote: 1 Coin
Thread get sticky: 10 Coins
New post: 6 Coins (with word multiplicator for large and extended posts)
Post deleted: -6 Coins
Upload attachment: 5 Coins
Download attachment: -10 Coins
Attachment downloaded: 1 Coin
Once the Forum topic page has opened click on the Post New Thread button, give your thread a suitable name and add content to it:
A good way to ensure you don't miss critical updates is to 'Watch' a Thread, that way you get automatic notifications each time that thread is updated.
To Watch a thread just click the 'Watch Thread' just under the Select Language drop down box toward the right top of the thread page.
Open up Google, and type:
Followed by the search query. You can use the "+" symbol to looks for all your words (search a phrase)
I searched for: best+angle+for+a+shoulder+mount
(so full text is: site:xsimulator.net/community best+angle+for+a+shoulder+mount)
Let Google do it' search and then click on Image in the Google search results.
You can see the results here:
Then click a picture that looks like it's what you need:
Then click the "Visit Page" button to go to the post that talks about shoulder mount angles:
By default any thread you start or reply to will become watched. This will generate an email every time someone replies as well as an alert on the alert's menu. You can change this behavior in your preferences.
To watch a thread without participating simply click “Watch Thread” on top of any thread.
To start a private message click on a member's name and click 'Start a Conversation'.
If a member sends you a personal message you will get a notification in your 'Inbox', located above any page right next to your account menu.
Privacy controls set who can view what on your profile.
Your options are all visitors, members only, or people you follow only. In lots of cases, visitors are restricted
by system wide settings as to what they can see without you explicitly setting anything.
- Visitors are everyone including non members
- Members are people who have registered here just like you
- People you follow are people that you've chosen to follow by clicking “Follow” on their profile
There are a range of things you can control from your User Account:
• Edit your profile
• Add an avatar
• Change your preferences
• View your news feed
• Control your privacy options
• See what you have previously post
To add an attachment simply click “Upload File” and browse for the file on your computer.
You will have the option of inserting a thumbnail or full size image. Thumbnails are best to be considerate
of members with slow connections. If you don't chose either then thumbnails will automatically be placed
at the bottom of the post.
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