This is to help New Members get a start on BYC. Q: How do i change my signature? A: Click on Profile then Scroll down to Personality. Click on it an it will lead you to box where you can add your signature Q: How Do I change my avatar? A: Click on Profile then Scroll down to Personality. Click on it an it will lead you to a button where you can add a avatar Q: What is new egg? A: It is your title Q: How can I change my title? A: Your title changes depending on how many posts you have Q: What are all the titles? A: Just hatched- 25 Posts Out of The Brooder- 50 Chillin' with my Peeps- 150 Overrun with Chickens-500 Chicken Obsessed- 1000 True BYC Addict- 2500 Flock Master- 5000 Depending on your involvement they make give you a customized Title Q: What is a Golden Feather Member? A: Is a paid Membership. You'll have more storage space. You can request a title and many more perks. It's 12 dollars for Six months. 20 for a year Q: I don't like my user name. Can i change it? A: Yes you can. Just PM a Moderator Q: How do you PM someone? A: All you have to do is Click on the PM button underneath the person's name Q: How do I post a Picture? A: Click on Uploads. Chose the file. Then submit. Then Pick which picture you want to use. Copy the code underneath the picture. Then Copy the code in the post. Your Picture will now be there Some Common Abbreviations often used: A Broody: a Chicken who is broody. Which means she wants to sit on eggs. Bator: A incubator BBR:Black Breasted Red BIL:Brother in Law BLRW:Blue Laced Red Wyandotte BLRW:Blue Laced Red Wyandotte BO:buff orpington Boss: Black Oil Sunflower Seeds BR:Barred rock BTB:Black tailed buff BTW:black tailed white BYB:Backyard Breeder CM:Cuckoo Marans DCear Children DDear Daughter, Dear Dad DE: Diatomaceous earth DFear Father DHear (most times) Husband DMear Mother, Dear Mom DSear Son DSDear StepDaughter DSFear StepFather DSMear StepMother DSSear stepSon EE: Easter Egger. A breed of chicken FIL:Father in Law GPH:Gold Penciled Hamburg IMHO:in my humble opinion IMO:in my opinion JBG:Jersey Black Giant LF: Large Fowl MIL:Mother in Law Mutt: A Mixed breed OEG:Old English Gamebirds OEGB: a Old English Game Bantam. A chicken Breed PQ- Pet Quality RIR:rhode island red Scovy: Muscovy Duck SDW:Silver Duck Wing SIL:Sister in Law SLW:Silver Laced Wyandotte SQ- Show Quality WCP:White crested polish Tips: 1.Have fun. The forum is for you to enjoy yourself 2. You'll need a sense of humor. Sometimes you have to just laugh things off. 3. Don't Open Really Old Threads. 4. Don't Be afraid to Start a thread. If you have a question go ahead and ask. 5. Don't Give in to Trolls. BYC is a wonderful place but there are a few members who choose to "troll". Don't give them the satisfaction. Just click the report button and file a report. 6. Sometimes your threads will get ignored. Don't take a personally. Sometimes people just don't know how to reply. 7. Being a new member can be hard. Often if you have a low post count some people won't take you seriously. Don't let it get to you. You are a important part of this community. 8. If you ever have a question you don't feel like posting feel free to PM me. I would be more than welcome to answer it the best I can. 9. If someone continuously trolls you on multiple threads please just WALK AWAY. It is the mature thing to do. You don't want to do something you'll regret later. 10.