How do I use this website?

Feeling a little confused? That’s ok! Here is a quick how-to guide on using a forum :star_struck:

The most important thing to know about forums are topics and categories.

Topics are a spot where we can all come together and talk about a certain well… topic! It’s a bit like a big group text message, where we all come together and chat. There’s lots of different topics (just like being a part of lots of groups text messages) that you can go and talk in. An example of a topic might be ‘What’s your favourite videogame?’.

To make sure all the different topics don’t get muddled up, they’re sorted into categories. Categories are really just like a folder to keep all the topics in. For example, the ‘What’s your favourite videogame?’ topic might be inside the ‘Geek stuff’ category! Inside that category, there would also be other geeky things, like ‘Look at this cool app I made’ :smile:

If you’re still a bit confused, that’s totally fine. It’s a good idea to just start playing around, replying to things, and you’ll get the hang of it in no time. If you still have some questions, you can reply to this, and we will answer them for you.

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The (free!) forums are run every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6PM, and are safely monitored by the Girl Geek Academy team..

We need everyone’s help to keep the Girl Geek Academy Forums a friendly and creative community where people with different backgrounds and interests feel welcome.

Be respectful.

When sharing projects or posting comments, remember that other Girl Geeks of different ages (8-12) and backgrounds will see what you’ve shared.

Be constructive.

When commenting on others' projects, say something you like about it and offer suggestions.

Share.

You are free to remix projects, ideas, images, or anything else you find on the Girl Geek Academy Forums – and anyone can use anything that you share. Be sure to give credit when you remix.

Keep personal info private.

For safety reasons, don't give out any information that could be used for private communication - such as real last names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, links to social media sites or websites with unmoderated chat.

Be honest.

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