DPWR can be a big and confusing place at first and we want to help you understand what is here.
This is the place most people who come to DPWR are looking for. All you need to do to reach the Archive is click on the "Archive" tab near the top of the page, below the DPWR logo. Once you are at the Archive you can use the sidebar to the left to reach articles of interest. You can use the "search" link under "browse" to search for exactly what you are looking for. The search tool offers a variety of filters if you wish to use them and is a very effective system for narrowing your search to exactly what you are looking for. Under "browse" are a number of other ways to browse the Archive, whether by "tag", "most viewed" or some other way. Tags are the primary way that the articles in the Archive are organized.
This the place where you will find several different forums. As with most forums on the internet, you may view any the forums without registering, but in order to post you do have to register. All you need to do to reach the Forums is click on the "Forums" tab near the top of the page, below the DPWR logo.
At the top are the forums for the Guild of Archivists. Here the business of the Guild is discussed including managing and expanding the Archive. joining GoA is simple, but being a member of GoA is not required for participation in these forums or in other Guild activities.
Below that you will find the Writer's Ring Forum. This is the place for posting fiction, images or other creative output. This is also the place to discuss storytelling in-game or through making ages. GoA's role in approving the story aspects of ages that are shared with the community makes DPWR a great place to discuss story ideas.
Below those forums you will find the Community Forums. These forums are for general information and include most other kinds of forum activity not included in the other forums, including off-topic discussions.
Below those forums is the Community Projects Forums. Here you will find a variety of projects and groups which are hosted at DPWR.net but are not necessarily affiliated with DPWR or GoA.
Below these forums are the Forum Support & Feedback Forums. If you have a problem with the forums or want to give some feedback, this the place to go.
The gallery is where members of DPWR can upload images and create their own albums. All you need to do to reach the Gallery is click on the "Gallery" tab near the top of the page, below the DPWR logo.
The links page where a variety of links to other important sites in the Uru community available. All you need to do to reach the Links is click on the "Links" tab near the top of the page, below the DPWR logo.
The library is where fiction submitted by other members is stored. All you need to do to reach the Library is click on the "Library" tab near the top of the page. It is divided into Myst-related stories (MRED) and general fiction (General). The Library has not been in use for quite some time and its functionality may be limited.
The community tab is the place to find out the latest news related to Myst, Uru and the player community. All you need to do to reach the community section is click on the "Community" tab near the top of the page.
The members tab allows you to see all the members of DPWR and search for specific ones. You can also filter your searches. All you need to do to reach the members section is click on the "Members" tab near the top of the page.
This is a great place to find specific details on how to use the features of DPWR. All you need to do to reach the help section is click on the "Help" tab near the top of the page. Some of this information may be old, so if you encounter a problem please send a PM to Alahmnat (if you do not know how to send a PM see below for further help in finding your inbox).
The Golden KI is a screenshot competition for in-game images taken during normal gameplay. All you need to do to reach the golden KI section is click on the "Golden KI" tab near the top of the page. As MOUL is shut down and what comes next has not yet started, this competition is not currently running.
There is also a Search Button at the far right that allows you to search the forums, the Archive or the gallery.
Your Profile, Control Panel and Inbox
Once you are registered, your profile can be accessed by clicking on your user name at the top left of the screen below the tabs (your user name is probably right below the "DPWR.NET" tab). Your user control panel can be accessed by clicking on "my controls" and then "my controls" on the drop down menu. Your inbox can be found to the far right of the screen, but in that same row at the top of your screen, right below the tabs. The link to your inbox probably is right below the "Search" tab.
Again welcome to DPWR. Feel free to look around, post in the forums, and join in the things that are happening here.
~The DPWR and Guild of Archivists Staff~
Edited by Horatio252, 02 October 2008 - 06:37 PM.