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PE: Introduction to the ForumChat & Forum Week
Many people are not aware the forum exists on DeviantART, so this article aims to introduce those who are new and are not as familiar with the forum as others.
Within the forum, there are many forums that you can post in, either by creating your own threads for discussion or by posting in other people's threads. In this sense, one of the best things about the forum is the ease of communication between your fellow deviant comrades! The forum presents an opportunity for you to meet more people, get seen more and participate a variety of discussions that you find interesting. By creating a thread in the forum, you encourage other people to make posts in response to your original post. Likewise, other people who post threads encourage you to post your own thoughts, creating an awesome environment full of sharing opinions.
If you scroll down the forum page, there are many Forums that focus on a specific topic so that all

PE: Forum OverviewAfter Astralseed's awesome article on Breaking Into Chatrooms, today's article will be focused on providing a general overview of the forum!
Within the forum, there are many Forums that you can enter into to create threads for discussion. These threads encourage other people to make posts in response to the 'original post' created by the 'original poster' - the person who created the thread. If you scroll down the forum page, there are many Forums that focus on a specific topic so that all threads within that forum must relate to the specific topic of the Forum itself. For example, if you stumble across the 'Gaming Forum', the specific topic is 'Gaming', so all threads within the 'Gaming Forum' must relate to 'Gaming'. This is important because if your thread does not relate to Gaming, it will be moved or locked.
After clicking the forum, for example, the

PE: Ten Tips and Tricks of the ForumSome (hopefully) helpful tips and tricks for your experience in the forum!
1. Quick Access to Replies
Click into a thread and you can see a bold heading 'Devious Comments (Add yours)' at the top. Click on the 'Add yours' part to be directed to the bottom of the thread where you can reply to the original post. Alternatively, you can click on the 'Reply' button on the left side of the original post right at the top to make your reply.
2. Access Threads Differently
If you click into a forum, for example the Deviants Forum, you will be presented with headings at the top: Topic, Started By, Replies, and Latest Reply. In the Started By column, there will be the name of the person who created the thread, and how


Chat Rules FAQ

PE: Introduction to ChatsChat and Forums
The purpose of this article is to help others become familiar with what chat rooms are, the purpose they serve, and how to get involved with chats here on deviantART.com. Let’s begin!
Chat Rooms: A Brief Overview
The term chat room or chatroom, is used to describe any area on the Internet, a computer network, or website where users can communicate with one another in real time. Think of it like web based group text messaging except you may or may not know the users communicating with you. Chat rooms are great in that provide us with a venue to socialize with others who share a common interest. For instance, here on deviantART.com there are numerous chat rooms available, which can easily be found by going to the chat page.
The deviantART.com Chat Network
The Chat Network here on deviantART.com consists of a large number of chat rooms, both official and unofficial. Official chat rooms are operated by deviantART staff and volunteers

PE: Breaking Into ChatroomsI realize the title of this article may sound a bit strange so let me clarify that I will not be teaching you how to hack chatrooms or the like.  No, no, we won't be burglarizing them either (is that even possible? :O). Today I'd like to talk about how to have a positive first experience when joining the chats here on deviantART.  While we have many users who chat on dAmn daily with great experiences, sometimes it can be difficult to find your own place in the chats and make your experiences there positive.  I will go over what I feel are main topics/points which every new chatter can benefit from knowing about as well as include a few tips on how to make your chat experience positive.  
:#devart: is deviantARTs official general chatroom and is moderated by Community Volunteers.  This chatroom is a great place to go if you are looking for a chatroom that is active on a regular basis.  This is frequently the firs



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WisteriaVenler Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello everyone :) 
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Hello everyone! :happybounce: 
rizihike Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I still practice and do my best. nice to know everyone doing great here. :)
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zwartkat197 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi guys! i've been on DA for more than a year! still not that good yet. If you have the time come check out my gallery :D. Thank you all !!
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WatersBreedlove Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  Professional General Artist
Hi - Noob here. Had this account for years but just started working on it for reals this week. Is it ok to give people that first free Llama when they give me one? Or am I missing the point?
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TheDabbler84 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey everyone!
Been on dA for about a month, but still feel like such a noob!
People are not all that friendly so far T^T 
I wish I knew about this page sooner!
apf612 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I’m new to dA. Hoping to make some friends and share some thoughts and ideas, and do some art trades if I’m lucky!
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