Support Members Guide to Mangahelpers

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最終形態 / Saishuu Keitai / Final Form
Feb 3, 2006
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Hi and welcome to Mangahelpers! This thread is a quick guide to the basics of Mangahelpers forums, settings, and control. Not all of the forum features are discussed here, please start a thread for any questions not answered.

The Staff

Mangahelpers staff is divided into four levels:
  • Mangahelpers: Local moderators, in charge of specific forums.
  • Global Moderators: Have moderation power over the entire forum, provide leadership at the moderation level and are the heads of enforcement.
  • Tech: Mangahelpers IT team. In charge of coding, creating themes, and maintaining the back end of the forum.
  • Administrators: Have control of the front end of the forum. In charge of forum management, maintenance, and policy.
  • Senpai: Senpai are former staff members, no longer active but honored for their contributions to Mangahelpers.
A listing of the current staff is available here. Please PM anyone, if needed. If they can not help, they will pass the message on to someone who can.

The Like Button

At the bottom right of every post is the "like button". Clicking it places your username underneath the post. Rather than making a "gratitude" post to say thank you or that you agree with the post, click the button to show appreciation. Everyone loves to see a long list of names liking their post, and there is no limit on the number of posts you can like.

The number of times you have been liked is available on your member profile right beneath your post count.

Thread Prefixes

Prefixes are a helpful way to sort and organize threads. When starting a new thread, there will be a drop down with prefix options to the left of the thread title field. Select the most appropriate prefix when starting a thread. Prefixes don't have to be perfect, they are meant as general categories, not specific. Prefixes allow forums to be sorted by content. Clicking on the prefix (located to the left of thread title) sorts out any threads with different prefixes. Not all forums support prefixes.

Additionally, thread sorting options are located in drop down menus at the top of every forum.

The Report Button

The report button is a shortcut to contacting the first available staff member when there is a problem. The button is located at the bottom left of every post and private message, next to online status. Appearance can vary depending on theme. If at any time you see a post that violates Forum Rules, please click the report button. The moderators will be alerted immediately. Other members can not see who reported a post, reports are only visible to Mangahelpers and higher. Private messages can also be reported. Reported messages are only visible to Administrators and Techs.

When you click on the "Report" button, a "report reason" box will pop up, which you can fill in to explain the reason for reporting the post, with as much as detail as you can to ensure any action necessary is taken as soon as possible.

Avatars and Signatures

Mangahelpers allows avatars with a maximum size of 150 x 300 pixels and 100 kilobytes. Signature pictures are allowed to be 600 x 200 pixels with a maximum file size of 500 kilobytes allowed. An additional height of 20 pixels is allowed to account for text, smileys, and links. With all elements included, maximum signature size is 600 x 220 pixels.

Avatars and signatures can be added from the drop down menu with your username, located at the top of screen. Click 'your username', select 'signature' or 'avatar'. Or follow this link for avatars, and this link for signatures.

Avatars can either be uploaded from a hard drive by clicking 'browse' or by copying and pasting a URL into the field.

Signature pics can also be uploaded by clicking 'browse' or copied from a URL. Once uploaded, click the text that reads 'insert sig pic' to create unique bb code, which will automatically be inserted in the text field. Then copy and paste the image location of 'your current signature picture'. Text, links, bb code, and smilies can be added into the text field in the same way as a post is composed in the forum.

Your Account

In addition to editing avatars and signatures, other account information can be edited using the account control panel. Email and password can be changed in the account control panel. Remember to check for a confirmation email after any changes are made. Admin can recover lost passwords, or check the email an account is registered under if it is ever forgotten.

Edit Personal Details allows basic profile information to be added, changed or updated. This includes gender, location, biographical information, occupation and the option to display or hide date of birth.

Edit Contact Details allows you to add or update social media accounts that can be used for contact.

Edit Preferences includes additional profile information including the ability to set profile to invisible, showing current activity or not, watching threads/forums, time zones, forum themes, and receiving alerts and many more options.


Also in Edit Preferences, under the 'option' heading, is an option called to automatically watch threads created or replied to. There are various alert settings to choose from. Threads are subscribed to automatically when you make a post, unless the above option is deselected. If manually disabled, the option to selectively watch threads is available. When viewing a thread, select the 'watch thread' option under the Thread Title at the top. This allows you to subscribe to threads you do not post in, or to subscribe to select threads if your subscription mode is set to 'do not subscribe'.

When new posts are are made in a thread you are subscribed to, an alert will be posted on the homepage of your control panel. You can also be alerted via email if that option is selected. Subscriptions can be managed in the 'list subscriptions' link in your control panel. Additionally, in Edit Alert Preferences, located in the account options drop down is an option called. This allows you to select various options to receive notification alerts for posts, threads and forums.

Any further questions? Please feel free to post a thread in this forum or PM a member of staff! We are always here to help.
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