Help is here. (In the form of what may be an extremely long post... but still.)
First and foremost... Here is a link to the FAQ: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq.bml
I found it extraordinarily helpful when I was new to livejournal. If you can't find what you need there, though... you can leave a comment here, and I'll see if I can answer your questions. (It's also a really good way to get your ?s answered, if someone else has already asked... or a reference for later, if you forget.)
OK... moving on... I'll post a few Q&A of my own... just basic beginner stuff, so everyone can get started.
Q: How did you get your journal to look like that?
A: After I logged in, I moused over the "Journal" tab below my user name... and selected the "Edit Journal Style" button. That popped me into a screen with four tabs on it... "basics" "Look and feel" "custom options" "advanced"... "basics" is just that.. what system you use, etc. "look and feel" changes your journal theme... mood icons... etc. "custom options" lets you tweak what you chose... for example, I chose "Flexible squares" as the theme for the linkshell journal... then I chose "Machine" as the basic colors for it... I then went into "custom options" and added a background image and changed a few colors to produce what you see when you go there now. (If you aren't sure what theme you will like... there are previews of each if you click on the samples link next to it.)
Q: How do I post to my journal?
A: The easiest way to do that is to click on the "Post" link... just under your user name, after you log in. (You can also click on the "My LJ" tab... and there will be a place for you to post there. And a "More Options" button to open a full screen for posting.)
Q: How do I post to the community?
A: Once you become a member, you go to the "Post" link... it will automatically post to your own journal by default. To change that... you will need to click on the "post to:" drop down below the posting screen and other options... and change it to "post to: d_perception" instead of your own journal. Once that is done, and you have typed out your post... just hit "update journal" and we can all see what you posted from our friends page.
Q: Where did you get all those icons?! O.o
A: I'm addicted to them... and have hundreds on my computer... lol. Plus, I made a few of Caly to use on my journal.
Q: How do I get icons?
A: You can either make your own... or find them on lj or the internet. lj has quite a few communities dedicated to making them. They must be 100x100 pixels, and there is a size limit... lj will tell you if it's too big when you upload them. You can also set one as your default, so that if you only have one... or want to use one... it will post with your default every time.
Q: How can I see what everyone posted?
A: If you joined the community... it's already on your friends list, and you simply click the friends tab to view what has been posted. ...If you would like to see what each of us has posted in our own journals, simply add each of us to your friends list, and once that person adds you back, you have complete access to their journals on your friends page too.
Q: How do I see what everyone is talking about?
A: After someone makes a post... and we all read it, if we have a comment, or something to add... or would like to confirm that we will be there... we click on the "leave a comment" link at the bottom of the post to reply... or see what someone else has replied, as well.
Q: How do I post ss in my journal or profile page?
A: You have to have a photobucket, myfilebin, or some other photo storage site account. Once you have that, it's easy as 1, 2, 3... You go to the url where that picture is... copy it... go back to your journal page, or edit profile page.. and type this: "img src=" (no quotation marks) and place it between < >, that's all there is to it... and your pic should be where you want it.
Q: How did you make our names bold and centered on your post?
A: I used html code...
Place these between < > or </ > in order to open and close:
b = bold
i = italic
u = underlined
center = centered
There are others too... here's the FAQ for it: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=72
Q: Where'd you get the mood kitty?
A: Under "Journal"... "Edit Journal Style"... there will be a few tabs to choose from to customize your own personal journal... tabs are: "basics" "look and feel" "custom options" "advanced"... under "look and feel" you will see toward the bottom of the page "mood icons" ... click on the samples to see a preview of each.
Please leave a comment here if I have not answered your question... or if you have another I have not covered. And, I'll try my best to get it answered for you... whether I know it, or I find an FAQ to answer it for you.
Other than that... what does everyone think of the journal? I'd love to know what you think.
Just click the "leave a comment" link at the bottom of this post to let me know. ^^
See you in game.