Welcome RAIDers Let's start you up by familiarizing with the simple features and functions that you will come across. RAID101.com primarily functions as an online community. It's a website where members can post discussions and read and respond to posts by other community members. Discussions have various Categories or sections which deal with special topics. E.g. Travel, Food, Computers & Automotive etc. Under each Section you will have various Sub-Sections relevant to that Section. Each section has various running discussions which are called Threads. Threads are the core part of any community. To start a discussion or to share anything with the community simply create a thread in the right section. Other members will see your Thread and can reply/comment on it. Since Forums have been around since the beginning of the Internet they developed have their own jargon/terminology. You will encounter different words/acronyms and symbols such OP ? Original Poster OT ? Off Topic ^^ ? Gives a reference to the last comment on the thread. Flame ? Heated discussion. Spam ? Repeated unnecessary posting. Double Post ? To post the same reply twice in succession. <more to come>.. RAID101 is managed and run by a group of senior members who have special privileges. They are present on the forum just like every other member but they have extra responsibilities to ensure a pleasant experience for all.The Senior staff of RAID101 have the RAID Leader badge. If a member is found to be in violation of any rule or guideline then it?s the staff?s responsibility to investigate and resolve the matter. The staff of RAID101 is available at all times to address any concern that you may have so feel free to contact them though Email or by posting in the Staff section. Please familiarize yourself with the Simple Rule & Guidelines of RAID101 so that you can be an active member of the community. On certain occasions the Mods and Staff will be required to edit/delete threads and posts which are not following the guidelines of the forum. All this will only be done to ensure that everyone has an equally enjoyable experience. Home: Link to Home page of RAID101 Community: Community Homepage --Mark forums Read - Mark all thread read --Search Forums - The Search Page --Watched Threads - List of threads that you are subscribed to and will received alerts for. --What's New - View the most recently updated threads in the whole Forum. --Tags - A Tag Cloud of all the hot topics being discussed on the forum. --Live 101 - A live feed of all the activities across the forum, updated in real time. What's New: View the most recently updated threads in the whole Forum. Member: List of Registered Members , see who's online and what they're upto User Albums: Create your own albums for sharing pics and view albums created by others.. TRAiDE: The Community marketplace where you can trade with fellow members. Team 101: Meet the minds behind RAID101 and get know them better. Help: Help & Support corner, includes Rules & Guidelines for Members.