I thought it might be pertinant to add a thread of hints and tips on using this new site.

 

A few of us who have already had the time to 'play' and 'explore' on here have worked out how to do different things and if you discover something else thats new, perhaps you could post it here in this thread to keep it all in one place.

 

Here a are a few that I have found so far.

 

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When you post a reply in a thread you only hasve 15 minutes to go back and edit that post.

 

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We have discovered is that photobucket is no longer required to add a photo to your post.

 

When replying to a post- just click on the small black camera at the top of the post and a link will open with a 'browse' button.

Click on browse and you can find the photo in your computer, click on the image and the nclick on open. This places the link to your image in the browse section.

click on 'save' and the image will be placed in your post.

 

 

When typing a new post- the procedure is the same except the camera button is replaced by a small photograph.

Click on this and then follow the same instructions as above.

 

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If you click on your screen name at the top right hand side of the screen by the 'sign out' button this will take you to your private profile setting page.

 

To the left side of the page it says 'Manage my page' and manage my 'photo'.

 

Click on 'photo' and here you can add a profile photograph/avatar in the same method as above for adding photos to your post.

 

Click on 'manage page' and here you can personalise your page. This page is your own personal 'wall' where you can check your in box, alerts, set messages etc...

You will also see a button called 'My apps'. Here you see a list of applications so you can add different applications to personalise your private page.

 

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This hint was courtesy of Dianna.

Click on E-mail and you can arrange your settings so that you dont recieve an e-mail everytime somebody replies to a thread that you have been posting on. You can also change the settings for recieving alerts etc..

 

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Also on your profile page you can change the colour and the font size and style.

Who can view your profile page.

You can also upload music and videos.

And there is also an email address for you to send photographs etc from your mobile phone. (as long as you have this feature enabled on your mobile phone)

You can add a link to your facebook page, Youtube, Myspace and Twitter.

 

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To send a PM to someone, click on their name in one of their posts (where it says 'Reply by.NAME.')

This then takes you to a list of their discussions. Under the bold text title saying ' '..NAME.discussions' its  says send message. Click here and you can type your message. If you are not already 'friends' with this person, you will need to add them first before you can PM them. This can be done from the send message box aswell.

 

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There are two ways to reply to a post in a thread.

1st way- under the original post there is a blank box. Type your reply in here and it adds your reply to the bottom of the thread.

Or- click on 'reply to this' in the last post that appears on the page and a box will appear for you to type your reply.

This also adds your reply underneath the last post on the page.

 

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I hope these hints help you.

 

If anybody else has any other hints or tips or discovers something new that we can do on here, please add it to this thread to keep them all in the one place.

 

Love Jennifer XXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You are very welcome Helen.

Love Jennifer XXXX
HOW TO PUT A PICTURE IN YOUR OWN AVATAR....

Will you please put a picture in your avatar because all the black and white is not "nice"lol .We like to see how the persone looks like who is posting.

Tip;
Go to your own private site
You see on your left photo in dark..click on that.
Than you see on top were you can put all your info about yourself, Abouf this all you can look for a picture what you like from yourself ore Michael if you would like this..
Than when you have the picture just click on Add..
And if that is done you have a Avatar.

I could do it so I hope you will do it too it makes us more like a big fam. like this.

lots of love Jacqueline

Thank you Jac. I love seeing what people look like.

It's lovely to be able to put a face to a name so that you can visulalise them when you post to them. It makes the friend much friendlier.

Love Jennifer XXXX
Your more than welcome Jen,
And your a 100% right about that. It make it more personaly than the black and white avatar lol...
We already knew eachother lol and one day I want to see you for real.

We would have a bleast lol
lots of love and love you always Jacqueline xxx
Yes you wish lol...No just be yourself that is more than enough..You can be beautiful from the outside but how is the inside???
So Juliet just stay yourself pleassssssse because your inside counts more than the outside.

lots of love Jacqueline
I am going to try again.

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Hi Janniche, Jennifer has more tips on the thread "The music player on here". Click on this link:
http://michaelbolton.com/forum/topics/the-music-player-on-here
Hopefully, that should help, good luck! Take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada
My pleasure! :D
Thanks Jennifer,
Since Im unable to get on as often. This sure helps.

Tina
Hello,
Knowing I have been here on this site for a while now, why is it that I can't find PM to me or how to know if ones I send are recieved?
I know I know, I can hear you all laughing at me now, this computer and I do not think alike. Oh well, thanks for your help.
One of these days I might catch on to it! LOL

Kellie
Hi Kellie, I know how you feel sweetie: I couldn’t find my in-box on my page either but I found a way around it. The best way (for me) to access my messages, is to get E-mail alerts when I get a message. Go to your page and click on “manage my page”, then click on “E-mail”. Verify that the line that says “a personal message” is checked and don’t forget to save your changes if it was unchecked. Now, technically, when you get a personal message, you get an E-mail that contains either a partial or full message from the sender and at the bottom, a link to get to your MB In-box to reply. I have bookmarked my MB in-box, so I don’t have to look for it! Lol Now to read the full message, click on the partial message link, that will take you to your full message. Once you’ve read it, scroll up to “reply”, click on it and it will take you to an edit box, type your text (limit of 4000 characters) and click on “send”. If you want to double-check that it’s sent, click on “sent” messages and that will take you to another page and there your sent messages should be. I hope this doesn’t sound too complicated Kellie because that’s the way I explained it to another friend. I know that when we started on the Beta site, Gail helped Robin to view her in-box on her page, so if you do want to have quick access, without E-mails, Gail might be able to help. Let me know if you think I can help more. Take care and break a leg! Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

Hi everyone, I’ve posted this explaination in 3 places already so in order to stop repeating myself, I’ll post it here so I know where to direct people who need this info.  Okay, a few of my friends have noticed that there’s not always a “reply” option under a person’s comment on any given discussion thread. The reason for that is that if there isn’t  one, it’s because what you’re trying to respond to, is a reply to someone else’s post. Let’s say Person 1 posts something and person 2 responds, along comes Person 3 who wants to also respond to Person 1. The Person 3 response will show up under Person 2’s reply and might not have a “reply” link. So, if you are person 4 and want to respond to Person 3, you’d have to click on “reply” of Person 1 for it to show up under person 3’s comment. I hope this isn’t  too confusing. That’s the way I explained it to my friend Kathy who is self-proclaimed  “computer-blind” lol  and she understood it. Hope this helps anyone curious. Take care all. Sincerely, Sylvie from Canada

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