These tips will help you get started much faster on CowboysZone by helping you understand how the site works! Tip #1 - CowboysZone.com is a Family Friendly site! We do not allow offensive content or personal insults to be posted here. There are plenty of other sites that welcome that kind of content. Tip #2 - All new members go through an introduction phase where some of your access such as posting new threads and LIKE'ing posts are limited. You can create new threads in the Members Zone forum though and you can reply to existing threads in other forums! You will gain full member access soon enough just by using the site. (NOTE: There are several more criteria than just reaching a certain post count so spamming posts will not make the process go any faster!) For more information, read the How do I become a full member of CowboysZone? thread. Tip #3 - Read the Forum Rules before you post to learn what is not allowed here! Tip #4 - At the top of the page below the blue menu bar, you will see a New Posts link. That link will show you the new threads and threads that have new posts since the last time you visited the site. Tip #5 - You can tag users in your posts using the @ symbol and then typing their username. For example, if you type @Reality, I will be tagged in your post and receive an alert for it. Please do not abuse this as we can take it away from any user who does so! Tip #6 - You can modify which things you receive in-site alerts and email alerts for on your Alert Preferences page. Tip #7 - Some older tablets and phones may have issues with the editor when posting or replying to threads. To use the older text editor, go to Preferences page and uncheck "Use Rich Text Editor .." and click the "Save Changes" button. Tip #8 - You can enable or disable email alerts for threads you are watching as well as whether or not you automatically watch threads you post in by going to your Preferences page. Tip #9 - You can quickly access the Fan Zone, Newsfeed Zone, Off-topic Zone and other forums using the links in the blue menu bar at the top of every page below the logo. Tip #10 - You can quickly get to the home page by clicking on the CowboysZone.com logo image at the top of every page. Tip #11 - We have a Chat area that is quite popular during games if you prefer a chatroom over the game day thread. You can access it by clicking on Chat link in the blue menu bar at the top of every page. Tip #12 - You can see all players the Cowboys have signed by clicking on the Signed Players link in the blue menu bar at the top of every page. Tip #13 - You can mark threads in all forums or a specific forum as read by clicking on the Mark Forums Read link at the top of the page below the blue menu bar. Tip #14 - You can change the background and foreground colors of the site by going to your Preferences page. Tip #15 - You can ignore users by clicking on their username or avatar, then clicking the "ignore" link. Tip #16 - You can greatly improve the speed and performance of the site by disabling user signatures. This can greatly help reduce your mobile bandwidth usage and also reduce browser crashes in older browsers on mobile devices. To disable signatures, go to your Preferences page and uncheck "Show people's signatures with their messages" and click the "Save Changes" button. Tip #17 - You can become a Zone Supporter by sending in a donation by clicking on the gold donate button at the top right of the page. We will continue to add to and revise this list of tips so check back often!