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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When you start a DISCUSSION on the FORUM section you have control of it.  If you change your mind, if it's going no where and no one looks at it or responds to it.  Maybe it's just old and of no interest at a certain point and you decide it shouldn't be even on the site anymore you can take care of it. 
At the top right of the where it says OPTIONS click on the arrow. You as the starter of the Discussion have the option to Edit, Close, Add, or Delete the Discussion.

Hi everyone, I was just explaining something to a friend and thought it would be relevant to post it here.

If you start a discussion thread in any category

(“general chat”, “Tours gigs & announcements” etc), you have options that only you have access to. On your thread page, where it says: “All discussions”, “My discussions” and “add”, you should have a link that says “options”. If you click on it, you should be able to read:

:Edit Discussion”

“ Close Discussion “

“Add Tags” and

“Delete Discussion”, which you can do at any time. Just remember that whenever you add something to your initial text or if you add pictures etc, save your changes. I’ve only started one discussion thread so far but learned a lot from it. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada

P.S.: Oops, sorry Joy, I hadn't realized you'd  posted pretty much the same info I just did, but hope my few details help anyway. :D

Sylvie B.

No problem, you added a few details more. The more "Help" items here, the better!

Joy

NJ

Hi everyone, I wanted to share something it took me 3 years to figure out! lol For the longest time, I couldn't figure out how to send a message to all my friends from my forum in-box. So, if you are in your forum in-box, first click on "compose". When you get to the page where all your friends are listed, scroll down to where it says "select" and simply click on "friends on this network" and the total number of your friends should appear. Then just type in your subject, text and "send". I haven't experimented with "none", which I assume would mean you can either draft or send to someone outside the forum, but asI've said, I haven't tried. Doing it this way is a lot faster than having to check off all the names of your friends! :D Thanks for reading. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada

HI ALL!  THERE HAS BE A RECURRENT PROBLEM OF FANS UNABLE TO SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS POSTED IN THE GALLERY AND VIDEO SECTION OF THIS FORUM THERE IS A PRIVACY SETTING FOR VIDEOS AND PHOTOS  IF YOU GO TO YOUR PROFILE PAGE CLICK SETTING  ON THE LEFT SIDE  CLICK PRIVACY  THEN ON RIGHT SIDE THERE IS A SETTING FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS  THE SETTING ARE ANYONE, JUST FRIENDS OR JUST ME  IF YOU SET IT ON JUST FRIENDS THEN ONLY THOSE THAT ARE FRIENDS WITH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR PHOTOS OR VIDEOS  IF YOU SET IT ON JUST ME  NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT EXCEPT YOU  IF YOU SET IT ON ANYONE  EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT  HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL

GLORIA

Hi Gloria, thanks for listening to my suggestion, I'm sure it'll be helpful! Take care sweetie and have a great week. Hugs,sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

Hi everyone, as a follow-up to my July 26 2013 post, I want to add a little further tip. I sometimes want to send a group message to most of my friends, except for the MB admin or the friend who supplied new info. So, I found out that to omit only a few friends, I follow the above procedure, but then go back to uncheck the few who can't use the info. For example: if I have info for my U.S. friends and it's useless to my German friends, I would check them off/uncheck their names. That's it. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

Hi everyone, I realized yesterday that I’d been giving incomplete information to fans who wanted to be notified when new concert dates were added. I’ve been following  and getting new dates from admin since 2010 and got the new  date yesterday. I accidentally clicked on “stop following” and I panicked. So I went back to the ”Events” page that I accessed through the main page of this site. I realized that even if you click on “all events”, the page doesn’t contain a “follow” link. So, to follow and get alerts for new events, you have    to go to the actual Michael Bolton admin’s page, click on “view all” events, then find “follow” and click on it. So there you go. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

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