Guide to Navigating the Forum

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Symbols and Prefixes:

Europeia makes use of a series of symbols and prefixes to give its users a plethora of information about its forums and threads at a glance, below is a quick overview of some of those symbols and prefixes.

- When you see this on any forum it means that there are things in the forum that you have not yet read. It can mean either that there are new threads in the forum, or that old threads have new posts. If you have no interest in reading the threads in that forum you can click the icon and it will mark all current threads in there as read.

- This, like its partner, appears on forums. When you see it it means that you have read, or at least seen, everything in the forum.

- This symbol appears on threads when they are locked. A locked thread can no longer be posted in; except by certain groups or with the permission of certain groups.

- When you see this icon on a thread it means that the thread is pinned, which is called stickied on some forums. When a thread is pinned it will remain at the top of the forum even if new threads are posted after it. Pinning is usually done to draw attention to important threads.

The Purposes of Categories and Forums:

Almost every forum has a description telling you about what the purpose of the forum is; what is sometimes less apparent is why forums are grouped in a particular way; though this information is often second nature to our older members. Below is an overview of the forums categories; and the purposes of some of the most important forums in each of them.

Europeian Centre - The Europeian Centre is the port of call for new arrivals to Europeia. Our Newcomer's Hall, the Office of Citizenship, and the Office of Foreign Diplomats are all located here on a permanent basis (the last two within the subforum: Citizenship & Foreign Relations). When Europeia hosts multi-regional festivals or events, they are also often housed in this category, and on a more permanent basis they can be found in the Republic Square, Arts and Entertainment, and Games subforums. The Employment Central, which contains all current job openings in the Ministries, also resides here.

Arnhelm Capitol District - Arnhelm is the capital city of the region; speaking in purely roleplay terms. The Capitol District is where the high offices of the government are located. The Palatium Manner is the home of the Supreme Chancellors, 34 Goldenblock Avenue is the home of Europeia's President, where their office and the office of the Vice President are located. It functions as the nerve centre of the high executive; where ministers can meet with the President and each other to discuss the goings-on of the government. The r3naissanc3r Administrative Bureau is the home to our forum admins, whose duty is to keep our forums, our community, and our members safe and in compliance with the forum's Terms of Service.

Palace of the People - The Palace of the People is where both the Senate and Arnhelm City make their home; the Senate meets within their chamber to make decisions and vote on legislation affecting the laws of the Republic. Arnhelm City is a Semi-Autonomous City-State within Europeia with its own City Council and laws. The Palace of the People is also home to the Oval Room, which is where elections for political office are held, and where campaigns are run. Within the Oval Room is the Voting Booth, which requires a citizen level masking or higher to see. The Voting Booth is the single most important subforum in Europeia as it is where our citizens go to cast the votes that decide the course of the Republic, whether it's electing senators or the President.

District of Regional Enlightenment - The Cultural heart of Europeia, the District of Regional Enlightenment contains the region's media outlets. The Europeian Broadcasting Corporation, the state-run media organisation, makes its home here, and the LethoMonarcy Media Center is also found here, containing citizen's independent media organisations. This category is also home to Europeia's Political Parties and Societies, and the Pine-Euro Regional Library, a repository of knowledge and information available for anyone willing to take the time to read it all.

Ever-Expanding Bureaucracy - This category is the home to the body of the executive government; our ministries. The various forums for any given ministry come and go as Presidents need new ministries with different priorities. Generally, the description of a ministry forum will give you an idea about what it does and more information about a ministry can be found by asking the minister overseeing it. 17 Dove's Swoop Lane is where various embassies from our friends, partners, and regions who want to keep us updated are located. News about important events and festivals in other regions are often posted in these various subforums.

Thanks to Mousebumples for writing the original guide, which can be found here and contains some information which was not included in this updated version.
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