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NEW FORUM features - Simple tutorial on How to use them

dilaurodilauro New Milford, CT 06776Posts: 32
edited April 2016 in New Member Introductions
Here are some of the changed features in the new Sports-Health system.   (Updated 04/18/16)

Note: you can click on any item that is highlited in blue to give you more details.

PROFILE  (ACCOUNT)

Profile Fields
Member name...............Identify member’s forum name
Email address................Address where member registered for Spine-Health
Gender...........................Identify if  you are a female/male
Full name.......................Member’s full name
Birthday.........................Member’s birthday (optional)
Where do I live..............Where member lives
Medical History.............Add medical notes
Notes.............................Other notes
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Edit my Profile
Edit Profile
Change Password..............Standard Change you password panel
Change My Picture............Change your avatar
Notifications preference...Change how you receive updates to comments, discussions, messages
Edit my Thumbnail............Edit your thumbnail, could be different from your avatar
Quotes................................Quote settings, identify the nested level of imbedded quotes
Signature...........................Signature handling

Comments vs Discussions
Comments are the same as the old forums Threads

My Stuff
My drafts.........................How to use My drafts
My discussions...............(View Posts that I made)
My comments.................(View My  Posts – If you have made one)
My Profile (Account)........What you can do with your profile
My Activity.......................List various action items you have taken (ie change your avatar)
My Inbox..........................Working with Private messages
Signout (Logout)

Forum Tools
Forum Home  (Main forum page)
Latest  (View recent posts)
FAQ
Rules


Private Messages (Inbox)
All message (no separation from received or sent)
Can view all people involved in a specific message discussion

Notifications (User setting)
When another member sends you a message
Receive a Pop-up or Email notification for Discussions/Comments category updates


Bookmarks
• Each  member can set a bookmark for any forum discussion they wish.   That then can be used a following specific discussions.
• Can be set at the beginning of each thread by clicking on the bookmark icon
• Can be view by clicking on the  bookmark icon  on your avatar icon menu


Formatting
• For all of  your threads and posts, there is an ICON bar that allows 
• Highlight text
• Italicize text
• Strikethrough text
• Create Ordered or Unordered lists
• Use Header formats
• Add similes
• Include URLs
• Add images (using URL or file upload)

Navigating discussions Navigation

Here are things that are not part of discussion(thread) navigation 
-  Last Post icon to get you to the last post in that discussion/thread
-  Numbering of each comment

Things to know
- Once you have visited a specific comment, when you come back into that discussion you will be position at the last time you visited the  discussion
- The major comment sepearator is the next members avatar
- Each thread is times stamped mm/dd/yy and hh:mm
- You can quote any previous comment without starting a comment, it will then create a new comment with the quote.
- At the top and bottom of the discussion, you will find the standard numbering and <  > for multiple pages





Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager  I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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