Getting Started on the Boards: Top 5 Things to Do
With our new message board system there are more options. It takes some time to get acquainted with all of the things you can do with your preferences and message options, but here are five things we recommend all iVillagers do to get started on the boards:
1) Update your signature
To update your signature, log in and click "Edit My Preferences
" located in the upper right corner of any message board page. This will take you to your personal preferences and settings for the message boards. You can add text and HTML code for fonts, images and links in the signature box. Please be sure to keep your signature's size and simplicity in mind as a courtesy to other users. Updating your signature will update it on all of the messages you've posted.
2) Set your preferences
From your preferences page
you can also set your time zone, choose if you'd like to view signatures and/or HTML in messages or use the rich text editor to compose your messages. (This allows you to easily select fonts, colors and other formatting when posting your messages.)
3) Jump to the first unread message
The boards work best if you're logged in because the system will remember your preferences and what messages you've read and those you haven't. To make sure you're always taken to the most recent unread messages, click "Edit My Preferences", then click "Linear Layout
" *. Be sure the option to "Jump to first unread post in a topic" is checked, then save your changes. When you visit your favorite boards and click on a discussion title or the green "new posts" indicator, you'll be taken to the first unread message.
*Note: From this page you can also choose how many messages you want to see per page in a discussion and how many discussions (or "topics") you prefer to see on each page in folder view.