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4/15/13 11:16 P

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Does anyone have any other points about posting for our newcomers, or those new to posting?

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4/10/13 7:24 P

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You're welcome, Jane!

Editing Posts
Sometimes, when we have posted, we re-read our comments and realize that we have spelling mistakes or grammatical errors that we wish to change, or we think that our post doesn't make as much sense as when we thought it.

If that happens to you, simply go to your post. If you are logged in to sparkpeople, there will be a button to click on called "edit my post". This "button" will be right under your post, on the left-hand side.

Click on that, and it will take you to an editing screen. Change what you wish to change, and click "post message".

The message should be as you want it now.

Reporting Inappropriate Posts
Occasionally, we may find a post that is offensive (never happened in the history of this Team, as far as I know) to us, or in our case, to our Faith. Also, sometimes, people or companies join sparkpeople simply to find customers for their products or services.

They will post advertisements as comments in threads. We are not allowed to do this on sparkpeople.

If you ever see an inappropriate post like that, there is something you can do: scroll down to the end of the thread. On the left hand side, at the bottom of the whole page, is a button called "report inappropriate post".

If my memory is correct (it's been so long since I've come across an ad in a thread), you will be given a new screen. You just type in what the problem was - for example "person posting ads for acai berry supplements" or "person linked to an offensive pornographic picture" or whatever.

The message goes directly to sparkpeople experts who examine the material and if they agree that it is offensive or inappropriate, they will remove the post, and contact the member.

cj

Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 4/10/2013 (19:26)
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You're welcome.
Of course, moments ago I realized two things I forgot - editing posts and reporting inappropriate posts. Will talk about those tomorrow ...

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It's always good to have a refresher course...thanks so much!

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Hi everyone.
Does anyone remember the first time they posted on the team boards? I do. I was terrified! I actually read and re-read other people's posts before having the nerve to post anything myself!

I didn't know at the time that what I did had a name - "lurking". Lurking is understandable when you are new to a team and unsure how to interact with the other members, or if you are shy. But, please feel free to post if you wish, we usually don't bite.
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Now, for those of you new to posting, here are some tips to help you navigate around.

There are two different areas where members of sparkpeople can post. One is the general sparkpeople message boards. To find the message boards, look up at the top of this page. The orange bar at the top has a list when you roll over it with your mouse. A red drop-down menu includes the phrase "message boards". Click on that to go to them.

Please note, that if you have any technical questions related to the site itself, or technical questions about your program or specific things about diet or exercise, please post on the general message boards. The sparkpeople experts do not monitor our teams unless there is a problem, so you cannot get an expert answer on spark teams.

If one of the leaders sees a technical question on the team boards, they will likely re-post the question on the regular boards in order to get help and support from the experts.

Instructions for posting on the general message boards can be found at these links:
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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The second place where you can post is on teams. Each team is different, but there are some things that are the same on each one. There are always "Forums". These are the general areas to post. Some teams have more or less forums. However, all teams must have a General Discussion Forum, as well as an Introduction Forum.

Here in Catholic Critters we also have a "Novena" forum, an "All Things Catholic" Forum, and a "Challenges" Forum.

Within the forums there are various topics or "threads".

I think of it like a magazine (the Forum) with different articles (the threads) within the Forum.

We also have what we call "stickies" or "sticky topics". These are topics that the leaders of the team believe should be kept at the top of a forum so members can easily find them. They may be permanently sticky, or change depending on what the topic is about. For instance, if we have a challenge running, we will "sticky" the topic explaining the challenge so it stays at the top of the Forum. However, once the challenge is over, we will remove the sticky so it can make way for other, newer topics.

Because space is limited on the main team page where we see all the forums, sparkpeople only allows a certain number of topics/threads to be showing at one time. In the General Discussion Forum, 5 topics can be seen. In our other Forums, only 3 topics can be seen at any one time.

If we have any sticky topics in a forum, they are listed first, then other threads. The topics most recently replied to always shift immediately to below the "stickied" topics. Threads not posted on in a while, shift further and further down the list.

Now, just because we cannot see the whole list of topics on the main page, does not mean that they are missing. To find all the topics under a Forum, simply click on the title of the Forum, or click on "see more topics" at the bottom of the Forum.

Clicking on "see more topics" also allows you to see when the topic was last replied to, and who did the posting. This is useful if you are keeping up with a conversation in one of the threads, and you want to see if anyone has posted after you last did.

If you wish to keep up with a thread, there are two ways to do so. Whenever you post on a thread, you will automatically be "subscribed" to that topic, provided you have not ticked off the box in your email preferences to request no emails from sparkpeople.

(ask here if you don't know how to control this and a leader or experienced team member can explain how to check that)

Another way to subscribe to a thread that you may not have posted on yet is to click "subscribe to this discussion" at the top of any thread topic.

I am sure that there are many other tricks or tips we can share about how to post on message boards. If you have a tip to share, please post a reply to this post, and let others know your words of wisdom.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post it here, and we will try to answer your questions.


cj (cjbaggins), Jane (JCEDIT89), Jocelyn (IMMACULATEHEART), Leah (CATHOLICCORGI) - your team leaders




Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 4/9/2013 (17:58)
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