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    Posted: May 31 2013 at 11:07pm

The aim of this thread is to have "How to use the forums" information in one place.
There is a lot of information on the "FAQ" Section.
This will be a thread to which additional forum related info can be added to.
This would be a place where one could ask questions about the "use of the forum".
Those who do not know about this thread or choose otherwise can always post how to use the
forums questions elsewhere.

An attempt will be made to add any additional following posted information to this initial post.
Goal: Have forum use information in one place for reference.


HOW TO USE THE FORUMS.    FORUM INFORMATION.

FAQ
Some of the things included in FAQ are:
           How do I post a message in the forum?
           How do I delete posts?
           How do I edit posts?
           How do I add a signature to my post?
           Private Messaging       (sometimes referred to as:   PM)
Click on following link for information on above and other FAQ   AND   also see info below:
http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/forum_FAQ.html

FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES
http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/forum-rules-and-guidelines_topic6850.html?FID=3&PR=3

ABBREVIATIONS USED ON THE FORUMS
http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/abbreviations-on-forums_topic9524.html

ADD AVATAR TO ONE'S PROFILE
     Prior information deleted pending clarification.

CONTACTING A FORUM ADMINISTRATOR
     If one needs to contact a forum administrator about a forum matter, send a PM or email.
        Send a PM:          PM to:        Miriam
        Send an email:   EMail to:     info@tnbcfoundation.org

CREATE A NEW TOPIC (thread)
      Login to Forums.
      From the Home Page:
              Click on the Forum where the new topic/thread would seem to fit best:
                     Ex:   TNBC Talk, Let's Talk about Chemotherapy etc.
              At the top:     Click on   "New Topic + "   
              Type the name of new topic/thread you are wish to make in the Subject Box.
              Type your initial post in the message   Box Area
              Click on " Post New Topic"    and a new Topic/thread will show on the forum.

DELETE A POST
Unless you are a Forum Moderator or an Administrator you can only delete your own posts and only if
the forum has been setup with the relevant rights for you to be able to delete your post. If someone
has replied to your post then you will no-longer be able to delete it.
Note: If someone has already posted below your post and one wants to "delete"
                               one's entire post, one can "edit" post and leave no post.   This will show
                               one accessed that thread but one's prior post will not show.
        To delete a post:
            Log in to forum
               Go to post one wishes to edit.
               Click on:   Post options.
               Click on:   Delete Post     
               Message Pop up:   Are you sure you want to delete this post?
                                                 Choice:     Cancel     or     OK

DISCLAIMER
Found at bottom of home page.
All information contained on this website is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or medical treatment. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and her/his physician.
Please consult your healthcare professional with any question you may have. You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you read here.
http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/disclaimer.htm

EDIT A POST
To edit a post:
                          Log in to forums.
                          Go to post one wishes to edit.
                          1st step:       Click on:   Post options.
                          2nd Step:      Click on:   Edit Post      
                          3rd Step:       Edit post
                          4th Step:       Click on: Update Post
When you edit your posts depending on the forum setup, it will display the username, time, and
date of when the post was edited at the bottom of the post.

HYPERLINK    (Adding a "live" link in a post)
   Using the "insert hyperlnk" icon.
   The "insert hyperlink" button on the forum has the http:// embedded in it (meaning you can't remove it
     at the beginning.)       
        Copy a link for an article.
        Go to icons at top of the message box and click on the insert hyperlink icon (a globe).
        Paste in in the link. Click OK
        You will be asked to enter the link again. Paste link again.   Click OK.   
        Now because it would have 2       http://     inserted into the link,
            go the beginning of the link address just copied and remove the one of the    http://
        The link will show "live" on the preview and post on the forum
            but not on what you just wrote on the message box.
   To make a link without the use of the "insert hyperlink" icon is:
        In the message section, put     [ URL ]
               IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE A SPACE AFTER OR BEFORE THE FRONT AND END BRACKETS.
                    If a space was not left in these directions, it would not show correctly.
        Then (from another screen),   copy the link (http:// address)
        Go back to the message box and paste the link.
        Type in [ /URL ]
               IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE A SPACE AFTER OR BEFORE THE FRONT AND END BRACKETS.
                    If a space was not left in these directions, it would not show correctly.
        The link will show "live" on the preview and post on the forum
            but not on what you just wrote on the message box.   
   If one is initially having a problem making a live link, just put in the http:// address and others
            can copy and paste the http:// address in their browser.

NO RESPONSE TO A POST.
        Some days there are many new posts and all members may not read all the new posts.
        Some times a member may read a new post and plan to go back and post a reply.............
              but then after reading other new posts simply forgets (or ? chemobrain) to go back and post.
        Some times there are posts about questions/matters that members do not have answers to
               and/nor any information on the matter.........rare but can happen.
        Possible Solution : Try posting again saying something like......am still trying to find
                  information on........or maybe post and re-word your question a little differently ........
                  and hopefully some one who has information you are looking for will see the second post
                  and respond.

PM (PRIVATE MESSAGING)
     See: http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/forum_FAQ.html
               See Private Messaging for:
                           What is Private Messaging?
                           I cannot send Private Messages
                           I cannot send Private Messages to some users
                           How can I prevent someone from sending me Private Messages
     TO SEND A PM:
        Login to Forums.
        Go to: Member Control Panel    (top left)
        Go to: Private Messenger
        Then one sees:
              Private Messenger Overview
              Inbox
                   Just like your Email 'inbox', the incoming Private Messages Inbox stores any Private
                   Messages that have been sent to yourself, from here you can view or delete any messages
                   you have received.
             Outbox
                  This is where outgoing Private Messages are stored. Messages remain in your Outbox until
                  the recipient has deleted the message.

             New Private Message
                  From this option you can compose new Private Messages and send them to other forum   
                  members.
                                 Type in    Username     of member being sent a PM
                                 Type in    Subject           
                                 Type        Message in the Message Box       
                                 Click on   Send Private Message to send the message

PRIVACY POLICY
Found bottom of Home Page
http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/privacypolicy.htm

PRIVACY POLICY: Not posting personal contact information.
From: http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/forum-rules-and-guidelines_topic6850.html?FID=3&PR=3
"15. Do not post offline personal contact information (i.e. your home address, phone numbers etc.)
and do not ask for personal information from others"
Addendum: This is my thought for consideration: Consider one's email address as personal
                      contact information and not posting it in a forum.
                      If one has already used one's email address as a user name, contact an Administrator
                      at the TNBC Foundation at phone 1-646-942-0242.


SEARCHING ON THE FORUMS.
Use the "Search" function by typing in word/words for what one is looking for.
"Search" found on Forum Home page or any TNBC Forum Page .
      Top of page........on horizontal line after   "FAQ"

SIGNATURE (How to add)
Signature = Info on may see at the bottom of other posts with info such as:
    Type of Breast Cancer (IDC, ILC etc), Stage, Grade etc.
First create a signature in your 'Profile Information' through your Member Control Panel Menu
     Log in to forums.
     Click on "Member Control Panel" .   Top left. Under "Forum Home".
     Click on "Profile Information"
        At bottom: Enter a signature that you would like shown at the bottom of your Forum
                             Posts (max 200 characters)
Once you have done this you can add your signature to the bottom of your posts
               by checking the 'Show Signature' checkbox at the bottom
If one is not sure what the abbreviations stand for in the Signatures at the bottom of some posts,
        see    http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/abbreviations-on-forums_topic9524.html

SPAM: HOW TO REPORT SPAM.
Log in. Go to post one believes is spam. Click on: "Post Options" Then on "Report Post"
     Document problem with post.   Send report.   TNBC Forum Administrator will do follow up
     on the post in question.
CAUTION: Be sure to click on "Post Options"   and do not post in the "Post Reply" message area.

VIEW ALL POSTS SINCE ONE WAS LAST ON FORUMS.
From Forum Home Page: Top RIght after Yellow Star: Click on "New Posts"
Default will be since last time on forum.
One can change the drop down after Show Topics to time frame that one wishes.
       ex:   last 12 hours, last 2 days, last month etc.


WHERE TO POST ON THE FORUMS
- If one is not sure where to post, post where ever you think your post fits in.
    The most important thing for members who wish to post is: to post.
    The above and below info are guidelines for when first starting to post.
- From the Forum Guidelines:
          Check for open topics.
          Before posting a new topic, please check to see if there is already a topic open on the subject.
               Ex: If related to Vit D3, one might consider posting on topic "Vit D3' on the TNBC Talk forum.
                      Question related to abbreviations on the forums, one might consider posting on topic
                                    "Abbreviations on forums" on the Welcome New Members forum.
               Use the " Search" function to find exisitng topics on the forums to post on.
                                       See above SEARCHING ON THE FORUMS
- One may start a new topic on a forum.   See above CREATE A NEW TOPIC.
- If one is a new member, one may consider introducing oneself on:
      http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/welcome-from-tnbc-foundation_topic8.html?FID=3&PR=3
          Among other new member options:
             - One may also consider starting a new topic on the WELCOME NEW
                 MEMBERS forum.    (When initially diagnosed, one may have many questions and some
                 like to introduce themselves on a new topic....and then use that thread to ask additional
                 questions as they arise.   See CREATE A NEW TOPIC)
            -   One may have questionsi/no on a new topic and could consider creating a new topic
                 posting on the forum (New Members, Talk about Chemotherapy etc) where topic seems
                 to fit in best.
- There may be a few topics in the Announcements section of a forum
    (as well as the TNBC News, Resources & TIps) where only Administrators can post.

              

Additional posts with questions about the USE of the forums are welcome.
Additional posts with other USE of the forums information that would be helpful for other
members are encouraged.



With caring and positive thoughts,
Grateful for today..............Judy



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CONTACTING A FORUM ADMINISTRATOR
     If one needs to contact a forum administrator about a forum matter, send a PM or email.
        Send a PM:          PM to:        Miriam
        Send an email:   EMail to:     info@tnbcfoundation.org

CREATE A NEW TOPIC (thread)
      Login to Forums.
      From the Home Page:
              Click on Forum one wishes to make a new topic/thread on.
                     Ex:   TNBC Talk, LEe's Talk about Chemotherapy etc.
              At the top:     Click on   "New Topic + "   
              Type the name of new topic/thread you are wish to make in the Subject Box.
              Type your initial post in the message   Box Area
              Click on " Post New Topic"    and a new Topic/thread will show on the forum.

NO RESPONSE TO A POST.
        Some days there are many new posts and all members may not read all the new posts.
        Some times a member may read a new post and plan to go back and post a reply.............
              but then after reading other new posts simply forgets (or ? chemobrain) to go back and post.
        Some times there are posts about questions/matters that members do not have answers to
               and/nor any information on the matter.........rare but can happen.
        Possible Solution: Try posting again saying something like......am still trying to find
                  information on........or maybe post and re-word your question a little differently ........
                  and hopefully some one who has information you are looking for will see the second post
                  and respond.

PM (PRIVATE MESSAGING)
     See: http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/forum_FAQ.html
               See Private Messaging.
     To send a PM:
        Login to Forums.
        Go to: Member Control Panel    (top left)
        Go to: Private Messenger
        Then one sees:
              Private Messenger Overview
              Inbox
                   Just like your Email 'inbox', the incoming Private Messages Inbox stores any Private
                   Messages that have been sent to yourself, from here you can view or delete any messages
                   you have received.
             Outbox
                  This is where outgoing Private Messages are stored. Messages remain in your Outbox until
                  the recipient has deleted the message.

             New Private Message
                  From this option you can compose new Private Messages and send them to other forum   
                  members.
                                 Type in    Username     of member being sent a PM
                                 Type in    Subject           
                                 Type        Message in the Message Box       
                                 Click on   Send Private Message to send the message

WHERE TO POST ON THE FORUMS
          One may post on any of the forum topics on any of the forums.
               Ex:   If related to Vit D3, one might consider posting on topic "Vit D3' on the TNBC Talk forum.
                        Question related to abbreviations on the forums, one might consider posting on topic
                             "Abbreviations on forums" on the Welcome New Members forum.
               Execptions: There may be a few topics in the Announcements section of a foroum
                                          (as well as the TNBC News, Resources & TIps) where only Administrators
                                          can post.
           One can use the " Search" function to find exisitng topics on the forums.
                      See above SEARCHING ON THE FORUMS
           One may start a new topic on a new forum.
                  See above CREATE A NEW TOPIC.
           If one is a new member, one may introduce oneself on:
                 http://forum.tnbcfoundation.org/welcome-from-tnbc-foundation_topic8.html?FID=3&PR=3   
           If one is a new member, one may also choose to start a new topic on the WELCOME NEW
                   MEMBERS forum.    (When initially diagnosed, one may have many questions and some
                   like to introduce themselves on a new topic....and then use that thread to ask additional
                   questions as they arise.   See CREATE A NEW TOPIC)
                            


              
Grateful for today............Judy

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Please see 1st post for complete information on posting/etc on the forums.


Posted in 1st post is:

ADD AVATAR TO ONE'S PROFILE
    Prior information deleted pending clarification.

Grateful for today...........Judy


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Added to 1st post:

HYPERLINK    (Adding a "live" link in a post)

Using the "insert hyperlnk" icon.
The "insert hyperlink" button on the forum has the http:// embedded in it (meaning you can't remove it
at the beginning.)       
     Copy a link for an article.
     Go to icons at top of the message box and click on the insert hyperlink icon (a globe).
     Paste in in the link. Click OK
     You will be asked to enter the link again. Paste link again.   Click OK.   
     Now because it would have 2       http://     inserted into the link,
        go the beginning of the link address just copied and remove the one of the    http://
     The link will show "live" on the preview and post on the forum
        but not on what you just wrote on the message box.
To make a link without the use of the "insert hyperlink" icon is:
      In the message section, put     [ URL ]
            IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE A SPACE AFTER OR BEFORE THE FRONT AND END BRACKETS.
                 If a space was not left in these directions, it would not show correctly.
      Then (from another screen),   copy the link (http:// address)
      Go back to the message box and paste the link.
      Type in [ /URL ]
            IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE A SPACE AFTER OR BEFORE THE FRONT AND END BRACKETS.
                 If a space was not left in these directions, it would not show correctly.
      The link will show "live" on the preview and post on the forum
        but not on what you just wrote on the message box.   
If one is having initially making a live link, just put in the http:// address and others can
        copy and paste the http:// address in their browser.


If any one has simpler directions to make a "live link", please share and above HYPERLINK
directionis will be updated.    Thanks.


Judy


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wildabandon just posted:
Originally posted by wildabandon wildabandon wrote:

My computer blocked access to the shrinkpictures.com telling me it is a known malware site and my computer would become infected if I visited that page.  Will try another avenue as I did find some other sites on the internet.


If any one has other/further information on the status of :
       http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/
or if any one else can provide directions to add an avatar, please post.    Thanks.


Grateful for today...........Judy

Addendum:
Put the web address in my browser and did not get a warning.   I did not try to use the site
   just tried to go to the site.
If any of our computer savy members, can check out the web address for trust worthiness,
    validity and viruses, please post what you find.     Thanks.


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Bumping for new members.

If any one has other/further information on the status of :
       http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/
A member posted on another forum that she got a "known malware site" warning on her
computer. Other members have not had a problem with the shrinkpicutres.com site.
Or if any one else can provide other directions to add an avatar, please post.    Thanks.


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