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« on: July 26, 2015, 01:41:58 pm »

While this is not a high traffic board, I have observed over the years that the same questions tend to get asked over the years "how do I put my PM score under my account?" or "why can't I post maps?"

Over the next week I'm going to use this space to make a comprehensive FAQ, and then maybe I can delete some of the old duplicate threads to tidy this place up. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 09:58:54 am »

I thought this would be a tutorial teaching us how to FAQ. I'm so disappointed... Sad
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 10:51:40 am »

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 02:23:51 pm »

I am one of those newbies that is trying to figure out how to post a map, and maybe try to make it interactive if that is possible. I spent 3 months calculating all the values and forming this map, so hopefully something like that will work.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 03:58:49 pm »

I am one of those newbies that is trying to figure out how to post a map, and maybe try to make it interactive if that is possible. I spent 3 months calculating all the values and forming this map, so hopefully something like that will work.
Well, you're going to have to wait until you get 20 posts. Interactive, I don't know.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 06:51:43 pm »

Once you get 20 posts, click on the 'evc' link.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 05:43:46 pm »
« Edited: December 06, 2019, 09:21:50 am by Dave Leip »

- How do I delete my account?

You may self-remove all information from your profile and ultimate profile you have added since joining. You may remove your posts.  To delete your username account, please contact the administrator via the Email link at the top of every forum page.



- How do I create/post maps?

One way to create an election map similar to the fifty-state ones strewn about the forum is to click on the
button in the site's header. This page has a vast array of options, such as: having up to four candidates, percentage shades, and even going back to the year 1836!

When you click on this button, you'll go to the proper menu where you can modify the electoral college map to whatever permutation suits your purposes. Once you are done, click "Show Map Link", be sure to copy the entire link, and then feel free to post it in your desired thread.

Additionally, some users have posted state-based county maps or maps of municipal elections. Unfortunately, there is no web-based editing tool on this site, and those must be made via Paint or a similar application.

You must have at least 25 posts to post an image, and election maps fall under the umbrella of this requirement.




- How do I pick an avatar?

For those of you who are uninitiated, an avatar is an image that many users have underneath their username and to the left of their posts, typically a state, province, or country and also a political affiliation (or lack thereof.) One can select an avatar by clicking on
and scrolling down to "Forum Profile Information." From there, you will have a vast array of options from Argentina to Zimbabwe! (Just kidding, we don't have Zimbabwe avatars yet.)



- How do I display my political matrix scores under my avatar?

This tends to go hand in hand with the previous point, but it's a little tricky. To have one's political matrix score listed under their avatar, one must first create an account on Dave Leip's Election Atlas proper, not the forum. This can be done here. Once this account is linked to your forum account, you can click the "Site Info" button in the website's header, then "My Atlas", and finally scroll down to edit your economic and social score once on the page "Member Information."



- How do I change my signature?

To edit your signature, click on "Forum Profile Information" (the same avenue you would use to edit your avatar) and scroll down to the table labeled "Signature." If you wish to use an image, or link to either a thread or page, then the same formatting rules that apply to standard posts also apply here.

Note that images from imgur do not work on this site.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 06:07:06 am »

OK, thanks for info.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 10:10:53 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 07:01:39 am »

Some good advice on the 270towin.com maps:


I just want to give you a piece of advice about the 270towin.com maps: You don't need to take a screenshot in order to show your maps; you just have to add the filename extension .png to the map URL you'll get when you click on the share button below the map:

http://www.270towin.com/2018-senate-election/8rmzV2

http://www.270towin.com/2018-senate-election/8rmzV2.png



You're welcome! 🤗
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