Disclaimer (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) This guide will no longer be relevant by February 14th 28th, 2016. Prior to that, spread this far and wide to help out the staff with the update! Yes, I used my own roleplay as an example. It's full though, so I don't think it counts as advertisement--it's just the one thing I have definite control over to use as an example of what to do. Do you want to be a cool citizen of Iwaku? Do you want to know how to make the February 28th update go faster, so you can get the site back sooner? Do you want to help @Diana not completely lose her marbles with this update?! Well then I want YOU... To prepare your thread for the coming update so that Diana doesn't have to do anything to your thread at all. How's that sound? This will take about half an hour of your time to do, but you can retain the same tabular format you've had prior to the Feb 28th update. I'll be using pictures as part of the guideline, to give you a visual idea of what the update is going to do. So, without further adieu, let's get this started. Picture (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) #1: This is the avatar for your role play. It will be lost with the updates, so this is one of the few things I can't help you with salvaging. :( #2: These three tabs here (Rules, Cast List, Updates) will all be going into the Thread tab. The Thread tab will be the only tab that will survive the update, so if you want to save anything, and ensure it looks nice, put it here. #3: This is the thread tab. You will want this open in a second tab on your web browser, so you can move information from the overview, rules, cast list, and update tabs, into the thread tab! #4: These are the tabs we will be formatting into. If you want to use a different format, or not use tabs at all (ex: using spoilerbb code instead), feel free to alter this to suit your own purposes. Step 1: Click on the Overview tab. From here, click on the Edit Roleplay button. REMEMBER: Have a second tab open in your web browser, with the "Thread" tab open! It will make this easier! Step 2: From here, you can begin emptying the Overview, Rules, and Cast List tabs. You have two choices from here. A: You now format your thread tab to have new tabs to put these in. B: You simply copy-paste them over to your thread and rearrange them however you wish afterwards. In the event that you're creating new tabs within your thread, and don't know how to arrange them, borrow my formatting here. Copy Paste Tabs! (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) [tabs][tab=Introduction]Put the text in your Overview tab in here![/tab] [tab=Rules]Put the text in your Rules tab in here![/tab] [tab=Cast List]Put the text in your Cast List tab in here![/tab] [tab=Updates]Put the text in your Updates tab in here![/tab][/tabs] Visual Preview Introduction Rules Cast List Updates Put the text in your Overview tab in here! Put the text in your Rules tab in here! Put the text in your Cast List tab in here! Put the text in your Updates tab in here! In the event you simply move all the information from the other tabs into your Thread tab, you may want to spend a couple hours prettying it up yourself, rather than a half an hour. Step 3 (OPTIONAL): Assuming the Rules & Cast List tabs are empty, those tabs will now disappear entirely. The Overview tab will remain, stubbornly, but if it's empty, then @Diana can just delete it instead of moving all the contents into your thread tab, making it much easier and faster for her to complete this update! However, there is one tab left that, stubbornly, requires its own special step. Damn you, updates! Click on the Updates tab. Here, you will see a couple of options underneath each individual update. The Delete Button is what we'll use to get rid of them. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR UPDATES, you'll need to click the edit button, then copy and paste the contents of each update to your thread, manually. Keep in mind that your updates are also automatically posted into your thread every time you make a new update, so you can look for them through your thread. If you have a lot of updates, this will be tedious, but imagine how tedious it will be for @Diana when she has to do this for hundreds of role plays? Once you've deleted all of your updates, the updates tab will disappear. Step 4: You should now only have the Overview & Thread tabs. (You'll also still have the Updates tab if you skipped Step 3--it will simply be automatically deleted by Diana when she reverts back to the old system.) Play around with the tabs code formatting (or whatever formatting you chose to replace tabs with in the event you didn't use them) to suit your own tastes in the Thread tab, and you're done! Now when Diana goes and owls her way about doing updates, she will only have to delete your empty Overview tab and move your role play to where it should belong. Spread this guide around if you want to help out Diana with her update. It's already going to be a lot of work, but we can actually take a sizable chunk out of it, each individually. If you have any further questions, ask them here. I'll try to answer them whenever possible.