A Guest is someone browsing the site. Guests may or may not have an Enjin account, or be registered on this forum. A Guest becomes a New Member after completing the steps below...
A New Member
A New Member is someone that:
- Creates an Enjin account
- Registers with our forum
- Has at least one CMDR (character) in their profile.
New Members Area
The New Members Area is where you are now, and includes 4 sub-forums. This area is intended to help Guests become New Members, provide helpful hints, and give members an opportunity to post. These initial posts are required to earn the Harmless rank.
Introductions - New members with CMDR (character) can create threads and reply to existing threads. This sub is intended for new users to introduce themselves.
Guides - New members with CMDR (character) can reply to existing threads. This allows staff/members with rank Harmless ++ to create (and comment on) guides for the community. Guides include forum tips, in-game advice, information about using third-party tools and similar "how-to".
Resources - New members with CMDR (character) can reply to existing threads. This is similar to the Guides sub. This sub includes links and directions to useful resources (online and offline tools), official Frontier images & art, trade spreadsheet and similar information/assets.
Off-Topic - New members with CMDR (character) can reply to existing threads. This sub is intended for discussion of all other (non-Elite) topics.
The Harmless Rank
Harmless is the first rank which allows a user to post outside of the New Member section. After a New Member has created a set number of threads/replies (currently 3), they will automatically be awarded Harmless rank. This rank, and above, allow the user to reply, and create threads, outside of the New Member section.
This entire system is designed to limit the options malicious users have for spamming and harassing others, as well as provided a structured environment for introducing new users to forum operation.