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    Default Common Questions from New Members

    I receive emails from time to time with similiar questions, so I'll start posting those questions and answers here. This is for questions about forums, software and navigating our community features. For Lupus related questions please see our main forum.

    If you are a new member and have a question about how the forum functions work, please post here so we can add it to our questions. Thanks!

    What is a blog? A blog is like an online notebook to post your thoughts. You can treat it like a diary, or a place to post recipes, schematics, your favorite poetry, jokes. You can also add photos and attachments. Every member has their own blog. See the "Blogs" link on the top navigation bar.

    What is the difference between a thread and a post? A thread is a collection of posts. When someone makes a post on a new subject in a forum, then a thread has started on that subject. Other members add their own posts to that thread. In general, the individual posts are on the same general subject. Think of our forum as a fabric, and each "thread" is what makes the fabric or content of our forum. This thread you are reading is about "Common Questions from New Members".

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    could you please list the basic operational guidelines for private messaging. for example, when we respond to a pm, do we delete the originators message, or scroll down to the bottom and add ours?

    sometimes, i have trouble when i want to send a new pm while i am in the window that allows me to read my messages. the only way i know how to send a pm from this window, is to completly back out with arrow button till i get to main menu for pms, and then i can find the link on the left side.....i know this makes no sense....if you will just put a few instructions down, i am sure they will help, as you can see, i no nothing.

    thanks for your contributions...i love the forum.
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    Your message will usually go on top of the originator's message. However, I usually delete the originator's message after or before I respond to a pm.
    I also will print the originators message so that I can respond to everything they've said and not have to back up to the message.
    Also, you can click on the originator's name (it is always in blue, meaning it is a hyperlink) and it will give you a drop down list with options. One of the options is to send a private message to that person. You can click on a member's name anywhere in the forum and it will either take you to their page or give you a drop down menu!

    I hope that this is helpful! Perhaps someone will be along with even more information for you!

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    Hi Conrad..

    My Private Message folder is almost full and I was wondering if there's a fast way to delete more than one message at a time?

    I've been having to open each Private Message and scroll down and check the 'delete' box and then click 'delete this message', over and over again.

    I tried checking all the little boxes on the right side of the screen and then hitting the delete button on my keyboard, but that didn't work.

    Just wondering if there's another option....

    Thanks,

    Lori

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    thanks saysusie,

    yes, you answered my question, and i appreciate it. I knew i was missing something, and it is the drop down screen on the left side....

    everyday, i am thankful for you and this group.
    Phyllis

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    Hi Conrad...

    Happy Friday or is it Thursday or Saturday in your neck of the world....

    Hey, I am getting lost in the posts. Prior we use to be able to see all new posts that we had not replied to, read or not... not just the ones that are new since the last time we logged in. I find myself going around in circles trying to find posts that I know I read or times I question, was it really there and Lupus is toying with me...

    Also prior we were able to see posts that had not been answered at all, no repliers...

    Can those features be implemented into this new site....?

    Thank you for all you do..hugs.
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    Lori...

    The very first square, unchecked box..which indicates all PM message total in bold face..one click there, will enter all checks in all PM message boxes..and click delete in the scroll window at the bottom of the page.

    If you want to do it by day...the first line on each day.. yesterday, Wednesday and etc..indicates all PM's that day in bold face number...click that box and it will click on all for that entire day.

    If you want to just keep one message of the day..still click on the day's entire number bold face number and deselect just the one you want to keep by clicking on that one check mark..

    Am I sounding like a sausage...confused you?

    Hope it helps..

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    Thanks Oluwa...

    Worked like a charm!

    It was a little sausagy at first, but I swam through my fog.....read it 3 times....and the lightbulb went on.....

    I feel like such an idiot sometimes....looking at things right there on the page and just not seeing them.

    I want my pre-Lupus brain back pleeeeaaasssssseee!! Thinking of the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz right now.... "If I only had a brainnnnnn!"




    Oh, would ya look at what I did.....I used the smiley for 'thanks' first, hit enter and on the next line, used the veryhappy smiley.....and it looks like my smiley is saying thanks.

    Guess I'm not an idiot....figured that one out all by my lonesome.

    Hugs Oluwa....

    Love,

    Lori

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    Would it be possible that we could have a place to do short quick blogs, like on twitter.

    On twitter it ask "What are you doing?" Then has a place to write. Only a 140characters. About anything you want.

    Then when we are feeling good, we can write long blogs in the current place we blog.

    And short blogs in the short blogs place, when don't feel up to writing a lot!!!

    Hope this makes since
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

    Take Care,
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