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Using thread tabs

In order to help us keep things more organized, we ask that when posting certain kinds of content (photos, videos, and resources to name a few) that you add what's called a 'thread tab' to the thread you're creating:


Clicking on the 'no tab' drop down menu gives you a number of thread tabs to choose from, depending on what kind of content you're trying to post. In this example we'll be posting a video to the forum:


You will now see the tab next to your thread title:


Continue creating your thread and click the 'Create Thread' button below the text field. Now that your thread has been posted to the forum, you can use thread tabs to filter different types of content. In the picture below you can see that there are several thread tabs located along the top of the train hopping forum:


Clicking on any of these in a forum section will filter out any threads that do not have that thread tab. So, for example, if we click on the videos tab:


We can now see all the threads in the train hopping forum that have been tagged with the thread tab 'videos'.

As you can probably tell, this makes it a little easier for folks to find the videos you've posted, or if you're only interested in watching videos (or photos, resources, etc) in a certain forum area.

Finally, you can get rid of the current filter by clicking the 'show all' link:


Which Tabs Should I Use?

We currently have the following thread tabs available to all users:
  • Photos - This tab is for threads that have a numerous photos, or the photo is the central subject of that thread. It's not necessary to use this tab for every thread that has one minor photo in it.

  • Videos - Threads with a videos tab will always have at least one video in it.

  • News & Blogs - These threads contain copy and pasted news articles and blog posts from around the internet.

  • Resources - Resource threads contain information that is useful to travelers currently on the road. They can be information on places to stay, dumpsters worth scavenging or offers of a shower to get clean in at someone's house.

That's it. If you have any questions about using thread tabs, please use the ask a question link on the bottom of the left hand column, and we'll add it to the FAQ!
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