New Users want to know Who? What? Where? When? and Why? but mostly How?
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What do inquiring New User minds want to know? New Users have many questions; experienced BGG members have even more answers. Those answers may be obvious (to the experienced member), snarky, deep, tongue-in-cheek, hilarious, thumb-worthy, concise, rambling, nearly impossible to understand, clear as a bell, and so on and so forth.

Below are links to the New User Questions forum for posts with the words who, what, where, when, why, or how in the subject. Obviously this isn't everything New Users ask about, but it does cover quite a few topics.

I'll update from time to time and would like to keep the list itself "clean", so I'm not allowing additions or comments. If you have suggestions, please Geekmail me instead.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, try the HOWTO BGG forum.

Update: Thank you all for your support. Collectively, so to speak, you've given me this little guy...meeple If you're not sure who he is, just ask in the appropriate forum.

Update: Due to changes in the structure and features of BGG, some of the posts/answers below may not currently apply. I have given current alternate answers in some cases.
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1. Board Game: The Comical Game of Who? [Average Rating:3.94 Unranked]
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Designers
Where's the Who's Who about these people, these "Game Gods"?...
+ Alphabetical list of all designers

GeekGold (GG)
Where/how do you find out who donated Geek Gold to you...
+ GeekGold (wiki)

Moderating (Mod)
Can users see who modded them

Reviews
Who do you have to sleep with to get 3+ GG for a review?
+ Review (wiki)

Thumbs (Recommendations)
how do I know who thumbed me?
+ Recommended (wiki)

Wishlist
How do I know who have this game on their wish list?
+ Wishlist (wiki)
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2. Board Game: What? [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:10206]
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Adding games to BGG
what makes a game acceptable for inclusion on BGG?
+ New Game Submission Guideline

Auctions
after an auction.... what does the seller do?

Avatars
What IS an Avatar?!
+ Avatar (wiki)

Badges
bronze, silver, and gold : what are the tiers?
Copper, then what?
+ System awarded microbadges (location changed from original answer)
What is a wicker basket?
+ Wicker basket GeekList
What will happen???

Conventions
okay don't laugh,... but what is Essen?

Dice Rolls
Public dice rolls - What does this mean

Forum posts
Where to find what is coming out
What did I do wrong?
How do you quote only part of what other user has posted?
question about what type of game rules we can submit
+ Game Rules (wiki)
FLGS is what?
Geek Shorthand...What the hecks it mean
+ Glossary (wiki; location changed from original answer)
Which forum is used for what?
What is the difference between Quote and QuickQuote, etc.?

GeekGold (GG)
what's up with gg?
What is the best way to get my hands on some geek gold?
Ask not what The Geek can do for you, but what you can do for The Geek (or "How I earned my Avatar")
So I've just got an Avatar. What next?
What ways can you earn geekgold?
What is Geek Gold?
Geek Gold - What is it all about?
Ok what is geekgold and what do you use it for????
Can some one tell me what geek gold is?
+ GeekGold (wiki)

GeekLists
What are Geeklist, Geeklist Items and Geekmail?
What is Blocking on a GeekList header?

GeekQuestion
What is GeekQuestion?

Guilds
What are Guilds and How do they work?
+ Guilds

Hot games
What makes a game "hot"?
What decides what's "hot"?
What makes a Hot Game hot?
What is the Hotness list and how is it ranked?
Exactly what makes something hot enough for "the Hotness?"
+ Hot Games Module (wiki)

Hot 10
What the heck is the "hot 10" in your profile?
Real noob question: what does "hot 10" stand for?

Images
What am I doing wrong? Can't imbed images into Geeklists?
How is decided what is the "standard" image for a game

Login
What have I done....

Marketplace
Alright, what's the secret handshake for adding eBay items?
Someone bought a game from me, then backed out... what now?
+ Marketplace-Trade Dispute Resolution

Mechanics
What's a "trick-taking" game??
+ Examples of trick-taking games
Silly question - what does "crayon" mean??
+ Examples of crayon rail games
what are the different types of dice games
+ Examples of dice rolling games

Miscellaneous (for now)
What is secret santa

Moderating (Mod)
Geek modding pics. Rhyme, Reason ? what is the secret?
+ GeekMod

My collection
finally, grrrr, got my entire collection onto BGG... now what?
In the comments section of our collections, what significance is given to comments in RED??!
What date was (insert game name) added to my collection?

Online gaming
What is "BSW"?

Personalized recommendations
What's up with "Personalized Reccomendations"?
What does "Personalized Recommendations" do?

Plays
What constitutes a "game played"?
What makes my games played stat increase?

Rating
What is the Scoring scale??? (1 to 10???)
+ Ratings (wiki)
What does N/A mean?
What is Bayesian Average?
Game Log: What is the rating box for in the individual player entry?
What's the difference between the Geek Rating an Avg Rating?

Reviews
Writing Reviews - What do folks write them in?
What's the difference between a User Review and a Session
+ Reviews (wiki)

RSS Feeds
urls for rss (Can anyone tell me what urls I would need to get just forum posts in Reviews and Sessions?)

Sleeves
What are these "card protectors" that i read so much about?

Statistics
What Is Friendless Stats?
+ http://friendlessstats.dtdns.net/dynamic/index.html

Tags
What are tags?
What are Tags for?
+ Tags (wiki)

Thumbs (Recommendations)
what's the use of "thumbs up"?
What's a Golden Thumb?
What purpose: Thumbs?
+ Recommended (wiki)

Time
What is BGG time?

Trades
What's a math trade?
What is an ULTIMATE TRADE
+ Math Trades (wiki)

Tuckboxes
What is a tuckbox?

Types of games (abstracts, Euros, etc.)
what are abstract games?
+ Abstract Games (wiki)
What is a Euro game exactly
What are "German games" that i'm reading so much about???
Just what is a "Euro"?
+ Eurogame (wiki)

Weight
What is function of "Game Weight" from Heavy to Light???
What is Game Play Weight?
+ Weight (wiki)
+ Ratings (wiki; includes Weight)

Widgets
What to do with widget code generated ?
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3. Board Game: Where in the World? [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:12238]
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Avatars
Where do I find instructions on how to make, upload an avatar?
+ Avatar (wiki)

Badges
Where would I go to upload a micro badge that I created for review?
Where's the page for making microbadges?
+ Designing and submitting microbadges (wiki)

Buying games
I want to find some online shops and dont know where to post my questions
Where do you buy your games?
Where can I buy online a board game in euro currency?why is everything on US$ or UK pounds?
Bought a game off the marketplacee but can't find where to leave feedback

Conventions
Where can I buy a Con Game Journal? or make one?

Designing games
Where can I find game design resources?
Multiplayer RP Boardgame, where do I post it to be veiwed?
How to start a game design diary and where to read others.
Where to post a game idea?
how (and where) to upload home made games?
Where to post this kind of topic. A game I'm trying to make.

Designers
Where's the Who's Who about these people, these "Game Gods"?...
+ Alphabetical list of all designers

Donations to BGG
Looking to find a link on where to donate to BBG
+ Support BGG

Forum posts
Where to post game questions
Need to find out where to post about possible alternate tiebreakers
Where to post a "help identify" question?
Where are the thrift store finds of the week threads?
Where do I post about card game design?
Question on where to look for a set of rules
+ Game Rules (wiki)
Where did Session Reports go?
Where to post.... announcements for gaming events
Any way to see where I've posted??
Where to put general boardgaming crafting articles?
Where's the best place to post "Help me remember this game?
Where to post a self-made expansion of an existing game?
Where to post - Game Tokens?
Where and how to ask for info about a game?
Where should I put up sessions on a WW2 EPIC
Where did my Session Report Go?
Where do I post this? to ask about finding game stores
Where to pitch for reviews?
Where to ask a specific question about game play
where do you go to write a review
Where is the place to start working on a Session Report?

Gamers
Where can I find gaming partners?

GeekGold (GG)
Where/how do you find out who donated Geek Gold to you...
Where can I find the total amount of GeekGold I have?
Where to locate how much geekgold you have?
Where can you see your geekgold balance?
+ GeekGold (wiki)

GeekLists
Where id my Geeklist go?

General submissions
Where do you submit things?

Moderating (Mod)
Can someone please tell me where I need to go to approve images
+ GeekMod (wiki)

New games
Where to find what is coming out
Where can you find out about new and upcoming games.

Online gaming
Where do I find BSG [Battlestar Galactica] games to play on the forums?

Play testing
Where can I playtest games?

Rating
Where do you find info concerning a game's peak ranking?
Where are they? the definitions of various "ratings" and "weight"
Where can I find a graph of game rank vs time?
+ Ratings (wiki)

Search
Where is BGG located?
Where to find...

Trades
Where do Trade Geeklists go?

Want parts
where to buy pieces

Wishlist
*Silly question warning* Where's the box with which I add a game to my wishlist?
+ Wishlist (wiki)
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4. Board Game: Say When!! [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
 
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Conventions
Newbie Question about GameCon, when is the....

Files
[Rules] When is it appropriate to upload them onto the file section?
+ Game Rules (wiki)

Forum posts
"Rules Questions" - a suggestion when asking them...

Images
When posting,how to show images side by side instead of top to bottom?

Marketplace
Fee to BGG when selling?

Plays
When recording plays on BGG...
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5. Board Game: Why [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:11061]
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Buying games
Where can I buy online a board game in euro currency?why is everything on US$ or UK pounds?

Forum posts
Why are some posts hidden????
Why is my forum post cut off?

Images
Why can I not upload photos that keep getting refused???

Login
Why do I keep getting logged out?

Marketplace
Why aren't (entered) shipping $ amounts reflected in the sale of a game at BGG's marketplace?

Moderating (Mod)
Why sessions have to be "approved"?
+ Sessions (wiki)

My Collection
Why can't I save the view of my owned games list the way I want?

Plays
Why record plays?

Trades
please tell me why?

Types of games
Why so few Role Playing Games?

Want parts
marking for "want parts" - how (ie why does it not always show up)
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6. Board Game: Howzat [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Adding games to BGG
How to submit a self made game?
How to put a game of bgg???
how to post a new game
Questions on how to post a game
How to i get my games on bgg?
How to...??
How do I...
How to post a Print and play game?
+ New Game Submission Guideline (wiki)
+ Add New Item
How do you suggest an alternative name?
How long does it generally take for a game to be added to the database?

Admin
How do I get Admins answer my questions?
+ Admins (wiki)
How can we merge articles/lists/etc.?

Auctions
how to cancel an auction?
How do BGGers keep track of the private auctions they have bid on?
How do I list an auction?

Avatars
How does one buy an avatar...
+ Avatars (wiki)
How to Shrink Down an Avatar
How can I make my avatar small enough but still keep its detail
Where do I find instructions on how to make, upload an avatar?

Badges / Patrons
How much do microbadges cost? (Not accurate)
+ Buy microbadges
How do I submit a BGG Microbadge Design and any requests?!?
How long until I know whether or not my designed microbadge is accepted/rejected?
microbadges and how to obtain them
How long do you keep a microbadge?
+ Microbadges (wiki)
How do you get a patron badge?
New user's ignorance... how does one donate to the geek?
+ BGG Patrons (wiki)
How to make microbadges?
How do I become a patron?

Blogs
How on earth do I create a Designer Diary
How do I start a blog here on BGG?
How to start a blog?

Buying games
Starting Out Strategy - How many games to buy?
New User - Confused about how to buy games
How to convince yourself not to buy games

Comments
how do I find out a specific user's comments and ratings for a specific game?
How do you view rating comments easily?

Designers
How do I get listed as a Designer? [Create a New Person]
How do you add/update a game designer on a game?

Designing Games
How to start a game design diary and where to read others.
how (and where) to upload home made games?

Editing
How do I fix dead/incorrect links in the Links section?
How to update Game Info section
How do I customize the front page of BBG?

Fans
How to un-Fan a game

Files
How long does it take for a file that I've sent to go onlin

Forum posts
How to get a thread pinned?
3X3 grid in a forum thread - how
How do you effectively keep up with your threads/posts?
How to post a Comment without a Subject
How long does an enty need to be?
Is there an easy way to see how many different users post to a thread?
How to see recent posts in Game Forums for games that you own?
+ Recent Additions
How do you put Flickr photos in your post?
Help! How do I see the most recent posts made in a Forum??
How do I add a session?
how do you put a link?
How to link to web pages (ie see here)
How do I post a URL in a shorter format?
How do I insert an Image in a post?
how do you embed youtube into a geeklist entry? HELP PLEASE!
+ Forum Formatting (wiki)
How to keep the post listings set to the page you want
How to delete a thread?
how do I find my posts quickly after logging in?
How do you flag an offensive reply?
How do I create two columns in a thread/post ? Can anyone help.
How to post BGG links properly
How to Insert Geek Link Thread - ID ?
How to make buttons at the bottom of initial post?
How do I change the font color of a post?
How do you link to a specific post within a thread?

Gallery
How do I add a .pdf to my geek gallery?
How do I choose the image for gallery view of my collection?
How do I access the "personal image gallery"?
How do I upload images directly from my iPad?

Gamers
How to find users in my [Canadian] city?

GeekBuddies
How do you request for someone to become your GeekBuddie?
Geekbuddies - how to add
How to Make Friends and Influence People... Or Just Add a Friend
How do you keep up with your BGG friends....Geekbuddies?
How do I get geek buddies?
+ GeekBuddies (wiki)

GeekGold (GG)
How to donate gg to another user?
Where/how do you find out who donated Geek Gold to you...
I am a stranger around these parts - how do I get me some of that there GeekGold?
how do you get gold
For new users: How-to earn GeekGold (pinned)
Ask not what The Geek can do for you, but what you can do for The Geek (or "How I earned my Avatar")
How you get Geek Gold in this piece?
Where to locate how much geekgold you have?
+ GeekGold (wiki)

GeekLists
How do I add my Geeklist under the game I want?
How long does it take for geeklist to appear?
How do I add to an entry existing GeekList?
How can I save geeklists to one of my favorites?
How to include a user's name in a geeklist in a certain way?
how to insert a Geek Link for a GeekList?
+ GeekLists (wiki)

GeekMail
How do I report a spam geekmail to the admins

Guilds
How long for a guild to be approved?
What are Guilds and How do they work?
How do I change the name of our guild?
+ Guilds

Hot games
How are Games in the "Hot Games" section on the home page determined?
What is the Hotness list and how is it ranked?
+ Hot Games Module (wiki)

Images
How to display images side by side
When posting,how to show images side by side instead of top to bottom?
Imageposter wants to delete an Image. How?
How can i delete an image which I've previously posted
How to delete BGG's image?
How do I tie image 355638 to game 37643?
How do I resize BGG Images in a forum post?
How to set the default image for a game
how do i post an image
How do I post/link an image in a forum response?
How do I ad a representing image for a game
How do I set a representative image for a new game?
How to insert pictures in a post
How is decided what is the "standard" image for a game
How to Post Pictures in Session Report
How to embed images in a post
How to see pics in Large
How do I request uploaded images and articles be moved?
How to link an image to a board game entry?

Images, Proposing representative
How can i change / add a thumbnail to a game...?
Just downloaded my first pictures... how do you choose the picture that is in the info section?
How are new representative images "nominated"?
How do I recommend a new Representative Image?

Kickstarter
How do I find the Kickstarter top ten list?
How to add a Kickstarter Project?

Login
How do I actually Log In to BGG?

Magazines
How to get to the magazine indices ??

Mailbox
How do I get rid of the daily "update" messages?
How do I stop getting mail telling me about 'updated games'?

Marketplace
How do I edit a market place ad to add pictures?
Question -does anybody know how to change the price on a game already posted in marketplace at this site exactly im lost.
How do I edit my marketplace post?
How to sell batches of games on BGG?
How do I submit a link to a "game entry's ebay module"?
Hey all just wondering how to link ebay sales?
How to activate the ebay module on the game page
how to do an auction transaction Through BGG Marketplace?
How to rate a seller after buying from marketplace?

Miscellaneous (for now)
Anyone know how to flatten out a "Warped" gameboard??
How do I enter Contests?
How to become GotW [Geek of the Week]?
+ Geek of the Week (wiki)
How do you figure out if a game is out of print?
How to make my website a URL in my User Details?

Moderating (Mod)
How does one submit an article to Geek Mod?
How Do You Become A Forum Moderator?

My address/location
How do I post my address on my BGG profile?
How to add my country flag near my name ?
How do I change my shipping address?

My collection
How do I export my collection including my tags?
+ Using the BGG XMLAPI (wiki)
How do I preset a status for future entries?
Can't add owned game in my profile - how can I add some games?
How can I quickly build up my collection?
how to add games to games owned list

Online Gaming
How do I find a Play By Email or Vassal Player on BoardGameGeek?

Play testing
How does one become a play tester?

Plays
How do i delete PLAYS!
How to Edit Game Log
How do I remove a play of a game?

Polls
how to create a poll?
How to create a Poll?
+ Polls (wiki)

Publishers
How do you add a new publisher?
How can I list my company as a Publisher? [Create a New Company]

Rating
i can't figure out how to rate a game i've played
How many votes does a game need to have a rank?
How do I assign my games ratings (number of stars) please?
How can I view the rank changes of a game?
How do I rate/comment a game?
How do I rate a game on BGG?
How to rate games? Please tell me what I'm doing wrong
How do I rate a game...the mechanics of it?
How do I rate a game?
How are ratings calculated?
How can I Rate Games?
Overall game ranking, how does it work?
How do you rate games?
How do I rate a game?
Im a newuser, how can I rank games ?
How do you Rate a Game? Especially one that has no rating at all
How do I rate a game... I click the game, it shows the rating.. but does not allow me to rate?
how to rate a game?
How do I rate other user's collections?
+ Ratings (wiki)

Reviews
How to submit reviews for moderation?
How to post to
How does one write a review and have it appear in the "reviews" section?
+ Reviews (wiki)

Search
How can I search the forums for complete phrases, i.e. "GMT East" instead of any listing with either word in it?
How can I find members in an area?
How can I search for games wich are published in 2008?
How do you search gamers by country?
How to find a players in the Philadelphia area?
how do I use the find gamers tool?
how do I search teh geeklists for something specific

Subscriptions (Alerts)
Not a new user - but I don't know how to set-up alerts
How to read subscriptions with multipleupdates
How to remove a subscribption?
How do I find all my subscriptions?

Thumbs (Recommendations)
how do I know who thumbed me?
How to undo errant Thumbs

Time
How do I adjust the time...?
How do I get the correct time stamp in the forum?

Trades
Trading Parts - How does this work?
How do I go about trading a game?
trouble figuring out how to trade on here
How cancel a trade proposal
How Do I Cancel A Trade I Proposed?
How do I remove a trade proposal once extended?
How do I put in the condition of a game in my For Trade lists?
How to rate a User after a trade
How do I find out about upcoming math trades?

User name
How do I stop being English?
How can I change my user name?
How can I delete my real name from my avatar?
I choose poorly. How do I change my user name?

Videos
How to add youtube videos to post

Want parts
marking for "want parts" - how (ie why does it not always show up)
How do I set the "Has Parts" and "Wants Parts" flag for a game?

Wantlist
HOW DO I EDIT MY WANT LIST?
How do I set up a Wantlist?

Widgets
How to put a widget on profile page

Wishlist
How are games in the wishlist (within each group) ordered?
How do I email my wishlist?
How do I know who have this game on their wish list?
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