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.




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





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.




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.



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..




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.




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.




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.





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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I wish we could just go to Post Not Yet Read somehow and that way not be scrolling around as much for stuff I've not read already. How do you get the posts on the list of categories to show the date/time of the last post? It doesn't tell you if you've seen it already or not that way. Just wondering.

I wonder if we can get that Post Not Yet REad added too and I miss the different colored fonts too. Maybe they will add these things with time.

I do love the site.
Anyone else figured this stuff out please let me know.


I have a request to make of those of you with banners that move in some way...twinkling stars, names, etc. I understand that with this type of picture people with epilipsey can have a seizure. They aren't able to join us here on the forum because when they come across one of these pictures it is a problem for them. Could I request those of you with the blinking banners change them a bit? I know it may be a pain but we want everyone to enjoy it here and those with this problem won't be able to visit at all if we don't help them out a bit.

Hi Robin,

The only thing I've noticed so far is that to the right of each main topic/discussion it lists the 'latest activity'. So, I look for that first. If it shows something recent since my last logon, I'll click on it and look for the latest activity in each sup-topic. It's not as good as having Posts Not Yet Read....but it's better than nothing. (hope I explained it right! LOL!)

Hi Anna, I do that too, just hope maybe we get something better as time goes on. THANKS!!!
It's not a problem with me Gail... The more people that join,the better!!
Does anyone know if there's a way to see if you have messages here....without having to remember to click on your name to get to your "page"?? If I hadn't received an AOL e-mail, I wouldn't have known I had any messages.


I think the only way to do this is to go to 'manage your page' then click on the option to recieve an e-mail when you recieve a personal message. It sounds like you already have this option checked anyway as you recieved your message notification.

Thats the only way that I've found anyway.

Hope this helps.

Love Jennifer XX
Thanks, Jennifer. I thought I may have missed something....darn. Maybe the administrators will be able to add that feature in the future.

Anna :o)
Hi eveyone, wow this new look site is awesome!! Is going to take time to get use to it. Thanks for all the tips.

Debbie X

Hi Debbie..welcome!!!
Adding video clips from internet site to the video gallery.

Just go to videos, then click on add video.

A box will open asking you to upload videos from your pc, but if you look down the left hand side at the bottom, there is a button for-

Youtube, Hulu and Vimeo.

Click on youtube and a box will open for you to paste the URL link to the youtube video.

Once youve pasted it, click on upload and voila, its done.

Hope this helps.

Love Jennifer XX
omg jen even i did not know this thank you hun


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