Here's my welcome speech:
Hello, and welcome to the forums!
We use a lot of terms and abbreviations here, so here are a few tips to help you find your way around:
-Thread A thread is a post that other people can respond to, like this one that you've made.
-Signature We call them sigs or a siggy for short.
-Color fade A lot of people like to use color fade in their signatures. To do it, look up ' text color fader ' and then copy and paste it here. If that doesn't work, then copy and paste the HTML code (it might be harder to copy and paste if you're on mobile, though).
-Nicknames Most forumers have a name other than their usernames for people to call them by, like Splashy, and me, Fairydragon. They usually put it at the top of their sig.
-RPs and FWRPs RP stands for roleplay, and FWRP stands for forum-wide roleplay. I'm not sure how to explain these, but you could ask someone else if you like...
-Die When a thread dies, it means that nobody has responded to it in a long time.
-OCs A lot of people also have ' OCs ' which stands for ' Original Character ' or ' Own Character '. They're basically characters you make so you can roleplay with them, and you usually put a description of them like this:
-Bump, poke, boop and up These are just some things that we post to try to keep a thread from dying.
-WoF This stands for Wings of Fire.
-WoFMB This stands for Wings of Fire Message Board, another way to say 'forums'.
-SA Spirit Animals. It's another book series.
-SAMB Spirit Animals Message Board. A lot of forumers come from here, and we go back and forth a lot.
-Stars The star on the bottom right corner of a post. If someone stars a post, it means they like it. The total number of stars you have is written on the top right corner of the screen (if you're on mobile, press the three lines on the top left of the screen, it will be displayed there, instead). You can't unstar posts.
I hope you enjoy your time here in the forums, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!