Info for new boards from your CL's

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Info for new boards from your CL's
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:52am
This Post is from us all! WE hope this helps you in your journey through the new board format!

The Folders:

As you can see, there are several different areas/folders that you can post in. To post a message, click the “start a new discussion” button and there you go. Roll calls will be posted under roll calls, QOTW’s under the QOTW folder and so on… (as long as that appropriate folder is there).

Outline View:

To view the board in a format similar to what we’re used to, Outline view shows the posts similar to the old boards. To get to the outline view, to the top left of the page, just under the search box is a link that says “Outline View”. Click on there, and a new window will open with all the posts. Posts directed to you, or posts of your own will be bolded, making it easier to see your posts and replies.

The Search Function:

As you might’ve noticed, we now have a search box. While it’d be wonderful to be able to search for posts by member, the only results you will get are results that have what you’ve submitted in the subject line. For example, if you type “recipes” in the search box, all the posts that contain the word “recipes” in the subject line should show up.

Archives:

To view the archives, click the “archive” link below the search box. These posts, as normal are still read only. However, as of today, boards will no longer archive. Every post from today until forever will remain active, live posts. Read more about this under “Floating.”

“Floating”:

Posts will be now set up differently. The very top post in each folder is the post that is most active. It is the post that has been replied to most recently. The more inactive posts (the ones with no recent responses) will sit at the bottom of the list. This can actually be a good feature, for if you posted something, and for some reason your post has gone unanswered, you can always go back to it and post a reply to yourself. This will make you post “float” back to the top and make it more viewable to members again.

Your Profile:

You can now add so much info about yourself on your profile!! (of course, that’s if you want to share it) Above the board title, there’ll be a link to “your profile” click on that and your profile will open up in a new window. To change it, just click on the link “update profile” and make necessary changes.

Avatars:

One really cool thing about our profiles is our avatars! To get to your avatar, open up your profiles, click “update,” and then click change image. From there, you'll get a couple rows of different images to choose from. Just click on the image you want and you're ready to go!

“Hats”:

As you might notice, all CLs have a picture of a yellow hat by their name. This is just to be easy distinguished from cl’s and other members. All CMs that post will have a blue hat by their name.

Friends:

While you are reading someone's post, you may notice that there is an option that says “add to friends” under their name on the left side of the screen. Click on that and they will be added to your friends list. This feature gives everyone on your friends list a little face with a blue hat icon by their name when they post. This way, you'll be able to see when your friend has posted. To see your friends list, just go into your profile and click the tab that says “friends.”

Ignore Posts:

The ignore function is a good way to ignore posts from people who may hassle you and make rude comments. You can choose to put them on your ignore list by clicking “ignore posts” right under where you found the “add to friends” link. To take someone OFF of ignore, simply go into your profile, click the tab that says friends, and you can check off the people on your ignore list that you'd like to remove.

E-mail:

This feature is still in the works and as far as I know, being reviewed. But in any case, I'll explain it to you anyway. Anyone who clicks on your profile has an option to e-mail you. If they decide to send you a message, a message box will appear (similar to the kind you post messages on) and they will be able to type in a subject line and the body of their message. They will not be able to see your e-mail address at this point. However, if you decide to reply to them, you will be replying from your e-mail address, which they WILL be able to see. In fact, even if you decide to initiate a message with someone, they will see your email address in their inbox. The e-mail address that is displayed is the one that you have given iVillage. There has been concern about this from people who do not want to receive “member email” in their regular inbox, but from what I hear, you will have the option of "turning off this feature" if you so desire.

Editing a post:

What a great function!!! Not only can we edit it before we post it (which weave always been able to do), but we can now edit it even AFTER weave posted it! To do so, on the right hand side of the screen beside your text there is a tan colored box. In this box, there is a link that says edit. Click on that and you're ready to repair!

Deleting a post:

Now you don't have to worry about saying something stupid and regretting it later. As long as no one has replied to your post, you can delete it. To do so, go to that same tan box where the edit button is and click “delete” post.

Formatting text:

No more long side scrolling!!!! You don't have to worry any longer to make sure you don't put a space before your text, because it automatically formats it for you! Pretty neat huh?

this came from CMZanna.......

* Members can edit messages but they can't delete them entirely.

* (a biggie) Profiles display pages include an email link so members can

email each other without seeing the email address. If members don't

want to be contacted by other members via email, they can turn this

functionality off by going to their Board Settings.

So get busy updating those new profiles as well! We'll be around all day to help out in anyway we can

Vera, Chris, Sheli, Melissa and Rose

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:30am
bump
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 1:32am
Where can we RATE this message? I'd like to rate it but I don't see that option. I've seen it on other boards...do we just have to wait for it to be added?

Thanks

Teresa

Teresa

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:40pm
bumping....for your viewing pleasure.....Chris
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:14am
bump
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 7:00pm
Bump.
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:02pm
Thanks Reesie!
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:53am
Just posting to bump this post back to the top so it's not missed! I do wish we could change subject lines though so we could just put "n/t" if all we want to do is bump!

Teresa

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:20am
Thanks girls! That was a lot of help! I'm still trying to get used to all of this. (And I HATE change! lol)

Thanks again!

Jami

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:02am
This thread will help answer questions!