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Using the PC Gamer Forum Features

The PC Gamer forums have many helpful features, so this thread will serve as a one stop shop for customizing your forum experience.

Read through this post and the replies to learn about some of these features. If you notice any features that don't have a guide, be sure to post a request for a guide in this subforum.

Bookmarks
  1. On top line of post you will see 3 buttons, 1st is share, 2nd is Bookmark and 3rd is the post number
  2. Clicking it sets the bookmark, but you can also add extra info if you like
  3. They are all stored in Your account > Bookmarks in the left navigation panel on the forums
 
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TIP: How to embed imgur image galleries into threads

You can't use the insert image box as you will get an error saying something went wrong.

Instead you can use any of the other choices like

insert link
insert media
Copy/paste link direct into body
The forums currently don't show the gallery in the preview so like me you may think its not working.

But once you post thread it will show an image, just hover mouse over left or right corner of image to go back or forward through the gallery
 
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What is a cover?

If you click on my avatar, the red image a cover. It also shows if you go to my Profile page



Now to set a Cover, go to your Profile page
Under the line that shows your last activity, there are two red buttons
1 is Find and the other is Cover
If you click cover you get


Modify cover image shows



Which are self explanatory

Style Cover - Lets you choose from a colour wheel
Choose cover Preset - This is a feature that will be enabled at a later time
Delete Cover - Self explanatory

It lets you make your profile feel more at home and spices up your avatar in posts.
 
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Customize the Look of the PC Gamer Forums
  1. Login to the forums and scroll down to the bottom of the page
  2. In the lower-right corner of the forums you'll see a box with the forum name in it: PC Gamer
  3. Click the forum name to open the Style Chooser
  4. Pick the style you want to use
    1. PC Gamer - Dark is my personal favorite
    2. You can change this as often as you'd like
    3. Default style is best avoided. If you select it, scroll to the bottom of the forum and look for the link Default Style in the center of the page to get back to the Style Chooser.
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Toggle Width

If you run the forums in full screen, you may discover that the columns seem too thin and there is a lot of blank space on both sides of the screen



to fix this, scroll to bottom of the page and on the right, next to the theme changer, you will find the Toggle Width button

(stock photo used from elsewhere)

and after that the page will look like this


note: I am running dark reader on top of the dark theme, so your blacks may not be as black.
 

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Reporting a Post
If you see a post you believe violates our forum rules for any reason, please help the Moderators find them by using the Report option (available on every forum post).

  • When reading the forums, just click the little Report link at the bottom of any post.
  • Write up a quick sentence explaining why you're reporting the post (Spam posts can simply be labelled as Spam and we'll take care of the rest).​
 
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