TAY Classic

So, if anybody still has questions about TAY, or just doesn't get something, here's a small tutorial I figured we might need.

I- Main TAY and TAY Classic:

Main TAY is the more formal TAY. Basically, we use it to share more in-depth articles or important topics and whatnot. Only authors can post on Main TAY, but anybody can post on TAY Classic. If you miss the casual nonsense that occurred on Old TAY, before the Kinja change, then head on over to TAY Classic. But first, check out the following tutorial.

II- How to post on TAY Classic:

So, first off, click on the "Compose Post" button on the top right corner of the UI.

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A posting editor page should have appeared. Go on and type whatever. You can mess around with HTML, and throw in multiple pictures or videos and spice it up to your tastes. Once you're done, and want to post it, head on to the bottom of the editor.

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So it seems a lot of people get thrown off by only having one option in the "Publish On:" section. If you're not an author, then there's nowhere else where you can post. However, see the "Tags" option above it? Type in "tayclassic" on there.

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Like that. Once you hit the "Publish" button, it should be saved onto TAY Classic.

III- Gaining authorship:

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A lot of people were put off by the whole "author" system that was set in place. Many have a lot of questions, and little answers. Well, TAY is almost entirely user-run. The resident admins- Dyram, Odin and GiantBoyDetective- are the ones who overlook the authorship granting process. I have zero influence regarding the selection and approval process, but that doesn't mean that me, as an author, can't do anything. In fact, all of the authors can play a little but important role in allowing TAY to grow. If you, as a non-author, wishes to post on Main TAY, first you'll have to post on TAY Classic. Then, as authors and other users go through TAY Classic, somebody may feel that main TAY would benefit from having the article featured. And they may share it on TAY.

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Once it's featured, and admin may think you have the spunk to be an author, and set you free from the virtual shackles of non-authorship.

IV- TAY Classic and Open Forums:

Ok, so as previously mentioned, TAY Classic is basically the better place to go if you want casual interaction with us TAYers. However, Open Forums are also set up daily for all to enjoy. The point of these Open Forums is to allow newcomers to freely post and have a nice chat with everybody there. They were initially set up during the first few days of new TAY, and they apparently just kept on growing. However, I've noticed that the activity levels expire soon, and sometimes comments may be lost in the flood of replies that occur down there. So, personally, I try to promote the usage of TAY Classic for all your casual needs. You'll see me posting there very often, since I have a lot of non-important, bullshitty stuff to say. Open Forums will still be posted to accommodate the new people, but I suggest we gradually move on to TAY Classic, in general.

I know it's a bit late for me to be posting this, but I keep hearing a few complaints and figured it's best to just throw it out there. Apparently, we have a lot of newbies who feel deterred, and TAY's a nice community, so it's a shame that not everybody can participate. So why don't y'all start heading over to TAY Classic to help our family grow? If anybody has any further questions, feel free to reply.