Links and Info for New Members

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For new members (or old members who run into an issue), please make a post in this forum asking any questions you have about using the site and how it works that are not answered in the FAQ. Not only are we happy help you, but also we can use your feedback to make the site better for tomorrow's new member! A lot of the instructions throughout the site and answers in the FAQ are there because someone else pointed out that it wasn't clear before.


IMPORTANT: The Public Suggestion Box is NOT for discussing issues with the Review Team. If you are a reviewer and need help, please first check the Review Team Page and then if you still need help use the Review Team Support Forum. If you are an author and need help, please first check the Author Dashboard and if that does not resolve your issue use the private contact form. For reference, there is a contact link on every page of the website.


To ensure the above procedures are used, posts by new members in the Suggestion Box will be held for moderation.

There are over 240,000 members at Following the proper procedures to get help or make suggestions actually helps us help you much faster.
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Links and Info for New Members

Post by Gravy » 02 Sep 2018, 22:03

Links for New Members
  • Site rules can be found here:
    Topic Creation Guidelines
    And here:
    Strict Anti-Spam Rules
    Please note that these rules apply to all members, not just authors.
  • Help with varifying your email (please follow the instructions from the first post of this thread):
    Email Verification
  • Site FAQs:
    • If you are interested in the Review Team, the FAQs explain about the Review Team and how to join.
    • Alternatively, if you wish to delete your account, but encounter an error when selecting that option on the Contact form (a link to which is below), the FAQs explain how to do so successfully.
  • If you need it, messages sent from the Contact form go directly to the mods:
    Contact form

Links for new Review Team members

Please note that soliciting comments from other members, via Private Messages or asking for them in comments, counts as spamming and self promotion and is against the rules.

Please note that Books on Bookshelves cannot be read or downloaded and are just for show. Your Review Team page explains where and how to get review books.
  • Review Team page:
    Review Team page
    Please note, you should read all the information on the different tabs of this page before choosing a book to review.
  • Forum for posting your completed reviews (remember to reread your Review Team guidelines!):
    Private Review Team forum
    • Please note that the entire book must be read to review it.
    • If you cannot, or do not want to finish the book, you have the option to quit the book on your Review Team page. However, quitting an excessive amount of books will have a negative impact on your reviewer score.
  • Instructions for using the BBCode:
    How to Bold and Italicize text.
    Please note, only members of the Review Team will be able to access this thread.
  • If you have a question or issue that pertains to the Review Team:
  • If the previous thread does not help, this forum, Review Team Support, is where you should post (note: this forum is not for debates or complaints, but for seeking advice and answers to questions):

    Remember to check for answers on your Review Team page before posting here.
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