To register for the community click the “Join Community” link on the login or 'home' page. Once you are on the registration page enter the required information (usually name, email, password)in the form. Click “I accept the terms and conditions” box and then click "Join". You will then be taken through a "Welcome Tour." At any point you can proceed to the AFib Town home and return to the Welcome Tour at a later time.
To log in to the community enter the email address that you created the account with along with the password you created and select "login". You can select “Remember my Email” (not recommended for public computers) to remember your account email address. If you forgot your password you can reset it by clicking "Forgot Password" which will send a new password to your account email address.
The user profile photo is the main image that represents you and is associated with all your activity within the community. To change profile photo click the “Update” link on the Edit Profile Page. You can then upload a photo then click 'Make Primary Photo,' or select an existing photo as your primary photo.
Your user status lets you tell community members how you are or what is on your mind or simply to say hello. Your status will show up on your profile and on the Recent Activity area. To change your status click inside the status box, type in your update and click save.
The recent activity box shows you the latest activities that you and community members have participated in on the site. You can click on the user and content links inside of the recent activity box as well as view previous updates to view other popular content.
The 'My Bookmarks' on your My Content page gives you a way to quickly get to specific content items on the site that you have bookmarked. You can bookmark items including resources, profiles and photos. You can also leave notes on your bookmarks.
You can vote on the latest poll topic by selecting your choice and clicking “Vote”. Once you have voted you can see the totals for all users that have participated in the poll.
In the 'My Account' area you can update the main account details for your account including username, first name, last name email address and password.
The Privacy Settings tab in the My Account area gives you control over who can see your content. There are three settings for each area that can be applied: friends only, everybody and nobody. The areas that you can control privacy for are profile comments, profile information and all content. You can also restrict access to limit the ability for other users to send you a private message.
The email notifications tabs allows you to control what areas of the platform send you an external email to your account email address when there are updates to content you uploaded or are participating in. You can also unsubscribe from all site notifications in this area.
The Subscriptions area allows you to set the frequency of subscription alerts that is best for you. By default, all members receive daily alerts of new Forum topics, Blog posts, and Resources. There are four settings for each subscription area that can be applied: instant, daily, weekly or none.
The My Content area allows you to manage all of your photos, videos, files and audio. For each item you upload you can add a title, description and tags. For all of the items you can share them in the associated site wide galleries. In the photos area you can select a photo to be your main primary site photo. For photos you can also choose to upload or link to a photo to be shared in the community. For videos you can embed videos from other sites such as You Tube or upload a video from your computer. For files the maximum file size you can upload is 20 megabytes (mb). This is also where you'll find your Bookmarks. You can bookmark and take notes on content throughout the site and easy access it here later.
The Friends pages allows you to view, remove and accept friends from the community. If you have any pending friend requests you can select one of the following options: “Accept” to add them as a friend, "Decline" to not add them and "No Action" to leave them as a pending request.
The site inbox or private system messages allows you to communicate privately with other users on the site. The inbox view allows you to see latest messages you have received from other users. Within the Inbox you can open and read a messages by clicking on the subject header of each message. You can also delete a message, click check box and then click “Delete Selected”. To view sender’s information profile click the user name.
Use the invite page to invite your friends and contacts to the community. Your name and the email subject are automatically populated all you need to do is add email addresses by typing them in the next box. Separate each email address with a comma. If you’d like to add a personal message, do so in the box below the email address box. The message body is an automatically generated email from the community. Once you have all of the information populated click on "Send Invitation".
To edit your profile, click the arrows to the right of each profile information area. This will expand that area and allow you to fill out the profile information form (boxes marked with a red star are required). When finished with each section click "Save" and the information will display on your user profile.
From the profile page you can see and change your main profile picture, view your community stats, see the community recent activity, view a list of your friends, and see comments members have left for you. You also can see your profile details such as your education or work information.
To connect with other users on the site or become 'friends' you will need to send them a friend request. To send a friend request you will need to view their profile and click on the "Add as Friend" link. If you are already friends you can also remove them in the same area. Depending on the specific user's setting you may also send a private message, invite them to a group you are already a member of or leave them a comment on their profile. You may also be able to view all of the profile information and click on the links to find other users with similar interests or experiences.
Forum discussions are open to the entire community to create, comment and read online discussions relating to the community. Categories can only be created by community administrators.
To create a new post click the category title and then click the forum post topic that you would like to participate in. You can also create a new topic by clicking 'Create a New Post'. Once you have selected go to the bottom of the page and enter your comment. To see your comment before it is public, select “Preview". Once you To post your comment select “Submit" and your post will display in the category selected.
On the Resources page you can find a variety of items that we think you might find useful. Click Search Resources to browse by more specific topic areas, age and audience.
To provide feedback, simply click in the comment box. When you are finished, click 'Submit.'
Profile based search is an easy way to find other people with the same interests or expereince in the community. To use profile based search all you need to do is click on the keyword in the profile information of the user's profile you are viewing. This will search the platform for all users with the same information and return a list of those users in the search results. You can then view their profiles and add new friends by sending them a friend request.
To search quickly using a keyword or phrase type the keyword, name, or topic you are looking for in top right seach box located in the site header or navigation area. You can select a specific area to search in from dropdown box to the left of search field. When you are ready click “Submit” and you will be returned a list of all content items an users relevant to your search terms.
To search for specific words in a community area, select the type (Members, Photos, Videos, Blogs, Forums, Files, Resources, Tools) and then enter keyword, Username, or Email address. To Search for members, enter email address. You may specify searching for members with photos only, that are online only, or members of groups created within the community. To search for users through their basic information, enter their gender, location, contact information, words in their “About Me” section and/or city. To search for users through their education and work information, enter their college name, degree type, high school, employer and/or position. To search through their social medias aliases, enter their Twitter handle.
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