We're committed to continually expanding and developing our new community forums, but we also know many people have been asking about many of the new features and how to effectively use all of the options given to you as a regular community member. In this thread, we explain many of those features and settings and how to utilize them. This thread will be continually updated over time.
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There are several different ways to receive notifications in the community forums, and they can all be set through your Community Settings. This section contains information on Subscriptions, Notifications, Post History, Private Messages, and where to access them.
In this area you will see many settings already checked off or set to default. To change any Email Notifications, select Notification Settings and review the Notify me of section to choose when you would like to receive an email notification for any replies, posts, responses, likes and several other related to posts you create or subscribe to.
If you want to be automatically subscribed to all posts you participate in, you can set that option under General Settings.
Once you configure your General Settings and Email Notifications, you might be wondering where you can see these notifications on the forums themselves. On your profile picture on the top right corner, you'll see a circle with a number in it to indicate how many notifications you have received and not yet reviewed.
Once you click on your profile picture, you'll be presented with a variety of links and types of notifications you've received. These notifications can include private messages, posts you are subscribed to, and other people liking your content, as well as notifications about your profile leveling up.
Select the bell icon on the left to view your Notification Feed.
Selecting the envelope icon will take you to your Private Messages, while the chat bubble will show your Post History.
Many of the most evident new features of the community comes in the form of post options. This section encompasses how to post pictures and videos, insert spoiler tags, and add a signature to your posts. For all photos, gifs, and videos please make sure they do not violate the Community Forum Guidelines & Etiquette.
Pictures & Videos
Whenever you create a topic, send a private message, or reply to a user on any of the Activision Community forums, you have the option insert a picture, gif, or video into your post. Follow the steps below based on the type of media you're uploading.
One of the main options for inserting a photo into your post or message is to upload it from your computer or device. This is done by selecting the Photos button when you're using the message editing tools:
To upload an image, select Choose Files and then select the image you want to upload from your computer.
Additionally, you can also insert an image by selecting the URL tab and then entering an applicable image URL into the field.
After selecting either of these uploading options, you then pick two different options for formatting.
Finally, you can add a caption to the image by selecting Add a Caption under the thumbnail of the picture in the upload screen.
Select the Photos button to upload gifs in your posts. Most of the instructions from uploading gifs are the same as those for images, but with slightly different rules.
Videos can only be inserted into a post using a URL, and cannot be uploaded from your computer.
To insert a video, select the Video button on any post or message.
After adding a URL to the Video URL field, you can then select Preview to see the formatting options.
After selecting your options, you can insert your video into the post or message and then edit it from there.
When you want to post something that might be considered a spoiler, you can now use a Spoiler Tag to give people the read or ignore the spoiler content.
Applying a Spoiler Tag simply requires you to highlight the text you want to hide and then selecting the Spoiler Tag button in the editing tools. This button is located just to the right of the Video button and looks like an exclamation mark inside a triangle.
Here's what a Spoiler Tag looks like and functions:
Adding a signature to your profile automatically adds your signature whenever you create or reply to a post or a private message. Here's how to add a signature:
You can also change whether or not you can see the signatures of other users. To do this:
When you're engaging in another member's post, you can reply to their post in two different ways:
With this option you have all of the tools at your disposal that were previously described in this section. Additionally, this option allows you add quotes, check your spelling, and shows you what post you're replying to at the bottom.
When you're viewing any thread on the forums, you have a few different options to sort the threads, replies, and posts on that specific thread. To access any of those options, select Topic Options on the right hand side of any post.
Sorting All Threads on a Forum
You can also sort based on an entire section of a forum. When viewing an individual forum section, you should see a Topic Options button displayed.
With this Topic Options dropdown, you'll see a variety of options related to subscribing, moving items, or marking threads. You can also sort how threads are presented to you. There are two options for sorting threads in any forum section:
The search tool allows you to look for users, posts, or specific information on the forums. Search can be accessed by selecting the magnifying glass icon at the top of any forum page. You don't need to be logged in to use search.
Select the magnifying glass and click or tap inside the search box. From there, select Turn On Suggestions (if turned off) to have your search results appear in a dropdown box below the search box.
Select the magnifying glass and click or tap inside the search box. From there, select Turn Off Suggestions (if turned on) With suggestion turned off, you'll then be taken to a search results page with detailed search results.
By default this tool will be searching for posts. If you select the Users tab, you can then search for user profiles. Additionally, you can sort by the types of posts you're seeing with a variety of options, or you can click on Advanced to select even more specifications for the search.
An important part of your Activision Community profile is your Account Profile page. From there, you can link social media and game accounts, both of which help Activision Support assist you with a variety of issues. Linked accounts might also be required for certain promotions. You can change some basic profile settings in this area, such as your forum name.
Please note: you will be required to log in to your gaming or social media account to complete the linking process.
If you have any issues linking or unlinking an account, please contact a Community Moderator.
Changing your Forum Name