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Title: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 09, 2014, 03:34:32 PM
A great question which I'm sure many might have as forums by nature are sometimes confusing until you figure out how the organization works. I tried really hard to organize Flourish and keep on topic within each thread. You may have noticed, I move threads sometimes to make sure they stay on topic.

Anyway, in terms of not missing anything there are a couple ways to do this!

1. When you first come into the forum, just under your "Hello member" in the upper left corner, there are two links:

- "Show unread posts since last visit."
- "Show new replies to your posts."

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fbptf27ufb%2Funreadpostsweb.jpg&hash=ed13e7a65fadd894a13ebb28fb1bf731)

If you click on the first one, you can see a list of all the new posts since you last visited. Hooray!

2. When you are posting or replying to a thread, click on the "Attachments and other Options" just under the white box where you write your message and click the "Notify me of Replies" box.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Firmrao8nb%2Fcheckboxweb.jpg&hash=3573d33411d03be56d7550f652e96384)

3. Finally, go to any board you want and once inside the board, click on the button "notify" (2nd from right). This will sign you up to receive email notifications of all new posts in that board. I have done this for every board so I never miss a post.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Frrvy8lu4n%2Fnotifyweb.jpg&hash=c8fdb21cf2a98ff080a7d28ad851f9e5)

4. When you first get to the forum, at the main page, if you scroll down and look just to the left of the category titles, there is a little slip of paper icon. It is typically grayed out if there aren't any new posts in that category. If there is a post you haven't seen yet, it is white with lines added to the paper to make it stand out. You then know there are new topics or posts.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fgczh3zhs7%2Fnewiconweb.jpg&hash=57115c349b4472e27ba78b3802bfc9a9)

Once you go inside the category, you can see an orange "new" icon next to the new threads or those with new replies.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fd7evdrz5z%2Forangenewweb.jpg&hash=f91468908db3c7111b3b280cee7f10d0)

I hope that helps! I would love to hear any suggestions you might have in terms of organizing or set up to help make the forum easier to navigate or find stuff!

Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: dailyletterings on January 09, 2014, 03:52:07 PM
thanks, erica!! "NOTIFIED" this post so i get notified of all future responses! haha!

won't be missing anything good on this topic!!  ;)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Nice Plume on January 17, 2014, 02:33:56 PM
Very helpful  (I've already use the two links in the upper left corner... I will do your other advices. Thank youuuuu  ;)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 17, 2014, 07:20:56 PM
You're so welcome!  :D
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Perfectsettings on February 26, 2014, 09:25:43 AM
What do the pink highlights stand for?
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Erica McPhee on February 26, 2014, 07:05:32 PM
The pink highlights are topics that I have "stickied" so they stay at the top of that board.  ;)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: lyndsaywrightdesign on July 21, 2014, 10:15:50 PM
Thank you, Erica!
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Olive & Reid on July 24, 2014, 02:00:46 AM
Thanks so much, Erica. I was feeling a little overwhelmed by how to stay on top of what was happening in the forum, and excited that I can get it delivered straight to my inbox. Looking forward to being a more active member now. x
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: tangledpen on August 19, 2014, 03:43:59 AM
Yes, that was totally helpful, Erica! Thanks so much <3

Cheers,
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: K.D.Klingensmith on September 03, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
Excellent! Thank you!
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: CharissaF on September 28, 2014, 08:02:30 PM
Thanks Erica... So helpful... How are the titles and Karma determined? I understand "newbie" ... But the rest?
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 29, 2014, 03:04:31 PM
Hi Charissa,
The karma button is for when people want to thank a member for their contribution to the forum, answering a question, sharing their knowledge, etc. There is also a "like" button which is located in the upper right part of a post, next to "quote."

The membergroup title is based on post counts. So everyone starts as a newbie. They go up automatically with their post count:

0-50 posts = Newbie
50 posts = Junior Member
100 posts = Full Member
250 posts = Senior Member
500 posts = Hero Member
1,000 posts or more = Super Hero Member

Thanks for asking!  :)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Joel on October 03, 2014, 10:29:21 AM
Thanks Erica.  :)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Sarah Foutz on December 29, 2014, 01:33:21 PM
Thanks for explaining this as I never want to miss out on anything, ever. :)

Also, I have something to add to "Where do I go first?" My tip: the shower. Because I've been sitting here with my workout video all ready to go, and three hours later I'm still in my pj's. And if there are any other folks out there that are as compulsive as me, they might want to actually, you know, GET READY before just diving head-first into the videos. Just a thought. ;)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Karina on December 30, 2014, 04:49:49 AM
Thanks for explaining this as I never want to miss out on anything, ever. :)

Also, I have something to add to "Where do I go first?" My tip: the shower. Because I've been sitting here with my workout video all ready to go, and three hours later I'm still in my pj's. And if there are any other folks out there that are as compulsive as me, they might want to actually, you know, GET READY before just diving head-first into the videos. Just a thought. ;)

this is so true, I need to put a post it on my computer that says "Before logging into forum shower, eat!"
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: CabitacJanine on April 27, 2015, 02:09:57 AM
I was just asking this to myself when I entered, trying to be more active now. Thank you so much!
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: cyndih on September 13, 2015, 07:53:57 PM
What is the Karma number and how does it increase?
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Cindy_H on September 13, 2015, 11:06:41 PM
Thank you so much for explaining all of this! I definitely want to be able to participate to the fullest and this will really help.
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 14, 2015, 12:54:52 PM
What is the Karma number and how does it increase?

Hi Cyndi,

Please see this post:  What do the different icons mean? (http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=306.0)

We also now have a "Super Hero" member which is achieved after 1000 posts.

I love that there is a Cyndi H and a Cindy H and you both posted after each other!  :)
Title: Re: How do I not miss anything good?!
Post by: ash0kgiri on June 13, 2016, 06:35:32 AM
A great question which I'm sure many might have as forums by nature are sometimes confusing until you figure out how the organization works. I tried really hard to organize Flourish and keep on topic within each thread. You may have noticed, I move threads sometimes to make sure they stay on topic.

Anyway, in terms of not missing anything there are a couple ways to do this!

1. When you first come into the forum, just under your "Hello member" in the upper left corner, there are two links:

- "Show unread posts since last visit."
- "Show new replies to your posts."

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fbptf27ufb%2Funreadpostsweb.jpg&hash=ed13e7a65fadd894a13ebb28fb1bf731)

If you click on the first one, you can see a list of all the new posts since you last visited. Hooray!

2. When you are posting or replying to a thread, click on the "Attachments and other Options" just under the white box where you write your message and click the "Notify me of Replies" box.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Firmrao8nb%2Fcheckboxweb.jpg&hash=3573d33411d03be56d7550f652e96384)

3. Finally, go to any board you want and once inside the board, click on the button "notify" (2nd from right). This will sign you up to receive email notifications of all new posts in that board. I have done this for every board so I never miss a post.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Frrvy8lu4n%2Fnotifyweb.jpg&hash=c8fdb21cf2a98ff080a7d28ad851f9e5)

4. When you first get to the forum, at the main page, if you scroll down and look just to the left of the category titles, there is a little slip of paper icon. It is typically grayed out if there aren't any new posts in that category. If there is a post you haven't seen yet, it is white with lines added to the paper to make it stand out. You then know there are new topics or posts.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fgczh3zhs7%2Fnewiconweb.jpg&hash=57115c349b4472e27ba78b3802bfc9a9)

Once you go inside the category, you can see an orange "new" icon next to the new threads or those with new replies.

(https://theflourishforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs5.postimg.org%2Fd7evdrz5z%2Forangenewweb.jpg&hash=f91468908db3c7111b3b280cee7f10d0)

I hope that helps! I would love to hear any suggestions you might have in terms of organizing or set up to help make the forum easier to navigate or find stuff!

This is a much needed section for those new to the Forum like me.
Thanks Erica.