Using The Updated Forums

WHEW! I have been wanting to update the look and features of the forums for sooooo long, to be honest, it terrified me. But, I finally jumped right in and I am quite pleased with everything.

When a subscriber logs in she will see links to areas that she has paid for. If you subscribe to the forums you will see a ‘Members Only’ link in the upper menu area. If you subscribe to the Trauma Video series you will see a Trauma Videos link.  When you click to access the forums you will come to an index page of almost 40 different forums along with any current announcements. For the forums just click on a subject you want to know more about and you will be taken to a page that has all the topics (discussions) in that forum. Be sure to scroll down as most forums have several pages of topics.

To comment on a discussion after you have read it, scroll to the bottom and after all the comments there is a ‘Reply To box where you can make your comment. When you are done typing just click the ‘Post’ button.

If you would like to start a new discussion click on a forum where you want your discussion to go and scroll down to the bottom. There you will find a place to put your discussion title and a box where you can share your story, opinion or ask a question. HINT: Computer or internet glitches can delete your topic as you are typing. I always recommend if you have a long post that you type it in a text program or Word document first, then copy and paste it in the topic box. If a glitch does happen you can usually recover what you wrote by simply clicking the back arrow in your browser, but that doesn’t always work.

You can do a search or just choose a forum from the forum page and see all the discussions from past and present. So please, take some time to browse through the forums–there are so many stories and topics there, I’m sure you will find something that resonates with you and your situation. You may find a lot of information, answers and resources.

I know this site can be confusing, so if you need help getting around, just click the ‘Forum Instructions’ link at the top of the forums page to get back to this page. And, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at JoAnn@sisterhoodofsupport.org

The Forums are only visible and accessible to paid subscribers, others will not even see the menu links even if they sign in; nor will they be able to access them even if they had the links. Once a Sister cancels or her subscription runs out she will no longer be able to see the links or access the private Forum pages.

The new ‘look’ is not just a pretty face, it has other added security features that I really like.

I have tried to simplify things and make them as intuitive as I can.  The search box is a good way to find discussions and comments on any subject. Just type in a word or phrase and it will bring up a list of all the discussions and comments with that word or phrase. You will have to be specific or the search will return hundreds of pages!  It’s all pretty organized, and so much easier than before.

I’ll keep adding information here as needed–so be sure to keep checking this page for more information and comments at the bottom. There are many more features, but I don’t want to overwhelm you right now.

I never know what each of you need until you tell me. So please, let me know what you need. You can email me at JoAnn@sisterhoodofsupport.org or comment below.

Hugs to all. ~ JoAnn

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