I've migrated from Ask and am having trouble navigating this site. Can anyone provide helpful hints and explain the icons and symbols? Sometimes there are red/green boxes. Sometimes not. What is the best way to begin?


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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

OK. I'll try to help out here. The red and green boxes are where you vote for the answer if you like it. Then you can thank and blurt the answer which lets the person know that you liked the answer. In the answer box, the symbols there are similar to an e-mail. 

The only three you really might use are the last three. Insert image, Insert video, and link. Image is easy as you can take any image and attach it to your answer like an e-mail. We'll get to how to use the video part when you've been on for a while. Questions : To find them like I did yours, click "new" or "topics" to see questions. Easy when you get the hang of it ! Don't worry, I'll try to help all I can.

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Rath Keale
Rath Keale commented
I'll tell Otis. He thinks his world is ending because he is losing all his friends. The library is ten miles away and he has no car.
I know you are super busy, Bob, but what you do today is so important to so many people. Thank you.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I wouldn't want to lose Otis. Dang, I don't want to lose anybody. :(
Corey The Goofyhawk
Wow. I was wondering what the green and red arrows were for. Thank you!
Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

It's also very necessary to click on the green "up arrow" whenever you see an answer by Ray Dart.

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Wizeold Dogmom
Wizeold Dogmom commented
Merlin!! scroll down and you will find me again.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
So naturally I clicked it right here. I'll remember to keep an eye out for you, Ray. :)
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Your profile left me laughing, Ray. With just a little luck we'll shortly be joined by another English electronics engineer (though he was in product development in Silicon Valley). Well, he's lived more than half his life in California so I guess he's a Yank now.
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Wizeold Dogmom answered

I found your question by going to my profile and clicking followers then clicking your profile. The blurt sends the question to your followers. The thank writer makes the thumb go up.

Answer box icons: font and underline, then four icons are list and page layouts.

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Wizeold Dogmom
Wizeold Dogmom commented
Merlin!!! Good to see you! I was knowing my leg off a little while ago too! Ok click my avatar and my profile will come up, under my pick is a follow box. The thank writer makes the thumb number go up, the red and green boxes with arrows are to vote and show up in notifications,( the little bubble at the top of the page by your pic push it. Blurt sends the question to all your contacts.
Wizeold Dogmom
Wizeold Dogmom commented
yeahsure linda
yeahsure linda commented
I found the best way to find people was when I saw a family member I clicked on them then followed their followers.
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Yo Kass answered

Hey Rath, I see you've already received a few answers... But if you (or anyone else) have questions or need a helping hand, feel free to message me on here or just post a question.

I totally understand how confusing it can be learning to navigate a whole new site, so please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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