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Jeannie143
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 2/17/2006 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to post some info for the newbies or the regulars who may not be familiar with all the stuff on the site.

When you look at this page there is a dark blue bar that has :
Log Off | Control Panel | Home | Calendar | Chat | Search | Members | Help

You can go or do whatever the button says. If you click on the Chat button it will bring up a chat window separate from your other window. Enter your name and password and click on the room you want to enter. If someone else is in the mood to chat they will enter that room also and off you go... Please remember to click on the little red and white exclamation point button when you enter chat. Then if no one else is in the room you can go back to reading posts. The chat window will pop forward to the front of your screen when someone else enters the room you're in.

Members button will take you to a list of all members. When you click on a member's name you will be taken to their personal info page where you can find out anything they have listed about themselves as well as where their last five posts are.

The light blue bar has
HealingWell.com Community > Diseases & Conditions > Fibromyalgia > Site Navigation 101

Each of those is a link. By clicking on the 'diseases and conditions' button you will go to the master list of all the forums. By clicking on the 'Fibromyalgia' button you will return to the home page of this forum. Forum quick jump is pretty obvious.

In the white area under that on the Fibromyalgia page there is a "New Topic" button where you click if you want to start a new thread. Next to that is a "SORT' field where you can choose how you want the forum to appear on your browser. I like to sort by "Last Comment" because that way I can see who was online last and what was posted. When you are on the actual thread page there are three buttons, New Topic | Post Reply | Printable Version. I like to read through the posts before I post my reply so I never use those buttons. The threads make more sense if you read what everyone has to say before you enter your reply at the bottom. If you enter a quick reply you don't have emoticons to play with and you must click the submit button to post. If you want to enter a more elaborate reply then click on the 'Post Reply' button where you can do all kinds of fun stuff to your reply.

In the lists you can click on a topic to see what is being discussed, click on a member name to be taken to their personal page, check out how many views a topic has had and how many people have responded to that post.

Under the postings list there are some blue bars that are pretty boring... but one is kind of cool. It's called the "Who's Online" bar. It tells you who our newest member to Healingwell is, and it tells you who is online right now at healingwell. If you click on the word "Details" it will tell you where each member is on the site. When you visit the Details page you will see a large number of 'Guest' visitors. Most of them are not people but 'spiders' or site robots who scan the pages for relevant information for search engines, email addresses for spammers, topics for advertisers and similar things. By checking out the Who's Online area of the page as soon as you enter the site you will be able to see if there is someone you want to chat with and sometimes you can enter a new topic-- Jeannie? Chat? and we can meet in the chat room.

This concludes my lesson for the day. tongue
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Warren
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 534
   Posted 2/17/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Here's the secret stuff that takes you FOREVER to discover that Jeannie just wasn't gonna tell you how to do!!  You know when you sign up at Healing Well, you put all this stuff down about yourself including your email and whether you want other people to see it, etc.

Well, if you want to go change this stuff, you will be all day trying to figure out how to do it; UNTIL YOU CLICK on the "JOIN" button in the top navigation bar under the "HealingWell.com" logo.  If you are logged in, this will take you to your profile stuff so you can review and change whatever you want to about all that stuff you initially filled out!  Jeannie just figured she'd see how long you'd go before you screamed for help in frustration!!

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.


Jeannie143
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 2/17/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Warren, aka CGG <chronic grumpy guy>,

You may edit your information on HW any time you want by clicking on the 'control panel' button. There you may change the users you want to ignore, edit your profile (the stuff that's on the page the 'join' button takes you to..) and lots of other stuff.

The bestest thing to do is just click on different buttons until you find out how everything works. (This is how I learned my way around!) You can always use your 'back' button or close the window and try again. There is no penalty for getting into parts of the site you aren't familiar with... Honest!

Signed,

The Ever Helpful and Cheerfully Spirited Jeannie

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"People expect more from people with naturally curly hair."
-Sally from the comic strip "Peanuts"

Claire-Bear
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/21/2006 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
That's actually really helpful, thanks Jeannie!

Jeannie143
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 2/21/2006 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Claire!
Congratulations on reaching your 100th post! tongue
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Claire-Bear
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/22/2006 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay!  Thanks - I didn't even realise!
 
yeah  

Jeannie143
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 3/8/2006 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
bump
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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