How to Use the Mushroom Forums/Mushroom Forum Frequently Asked Questions WARNING: WORK IN PROGRESS! Last update: 27 October 2013 Hello and welcome to the Mushroom Forums! This guide will hopefully help answer any questions one might have about posting here. The Rules Okay, first off make sure you have read and understand the rules. They are really quite simple and self-explanatory, but a few that I think really need to be reiterated are: Do not incriminate yourself if you will be discussing mushroom growing. We do not allow members to implicate themselves in the production of illegal substances. You are allowed to speak in the first person when discussing using mushrooms or hunting for them, however... Do not use SWIM! Discussion of sources is not allowed. Asking for or offering illegal substances will get you a ban. Requesting sources for legal substances/items (such as spore syringes) is only allowed in the Sources Forum which is available for Gold Members and up. Do not ask for prices of mushrooms. Do not discuss how much you paid for a quantity of mushrooms. All the rules on Drugs-Forum are strictly enforced. So, there's the not-so-fun part out of the way. Forums and Sub-ForumsNow, we will move on to forum functionality/options/etc. Here is a look at the top part of the main mushroom forum. Sorry the pics are kind of blurry. For some reason they uploaded as crappy JPEG files... anyway: The mushroom forum is divided up into 3 sub-forums, on top of the root mushroom forum. As you can see, there is a sub-forum for discussion of amanita mushrooms, mushroom cultivation, and mushroom usage. Here is a generalized breakdown of what each sub-forum contains: Root Forum: Information on mushroom hunting and picking, mushroom studies and research, information threads on different species of psychoactive mushrooms, legal information, and miscellaneous other threads which do not fit into any other sub-forum. Amanitas: All information on psychoactive amanita species. Magic Mushroom Growing: All information on the cultivation of psychoactive mushrooms. Magic Mushroom Use: Information about using mushrooms, trip reports and experiences, health concerns, combinations with other drugs, dose info, and anything else related to actual usage. If you post a thread, and we feel it is better suited to another forum, it will be moved (with a redirect). Thread DisplayHere is a look at how threads are displayed within a forum/sub-forum: How to Find Information on Drugs-ForumThere are three ways to help you find information on the topic you are interested in. First, is the search engine. You can do a search of the whole forum, or search only the mushroom forums. The first screenshot points out where to find the links to do so. Second, are thread prefixes. A prefix puts a thread into a general category - you can see all avaliable prefixes here: Prefix Descriptions. If you click on a prefix, you will be taken to a page which lists all threads in the particular sub-forum which have that prefix. For example, clicking on "Combinations" in the Magic Mushroom Use sub-forum will give this (cropped version): All threads prefixed with "Combinations" will be listed, in order of last post date by default. Finally, thread tags can be used to find different threads on similar topics. You can find the tags at toward the bottom of each page in a thread. Here is information from the site FAQ on thread tags: Thread Tags Clicking on a tag will bring up all threads which also have that particular tag. Here is what the Tag box looks like. Say we click on "mushrooms and maois"... That will bring up a page with this: ***Please use these tips to determine whether or not the topic you are interested in has already been posted before you start a new thread! Threads which are on the same topic may be merged or deleted.*** Starting or Replying to a Thread Well, here is information on thread creation and replying from the FAQ: FAQ: Forum Posting Functionality FAQ: Forum Posting Tips WORK IN PROGRESS!