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BrittV (facilitator)
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@Mention/tag another member

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:09 pm

Mentioning other community members will send them a notification. It is a way to bring their attention to a thread.

To do so:
• In the post dialogue box, type '@' and begin writing their username
• Select their username from the drop-down menu
• Continue to complete your post, and submit.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Like someone's post

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Sometimes we want to show support for a post but may not have something particular to respond to it.
Pressing the red thumbs up beside a post will show support for the post.
The author of the post will receive a notification that you have liked their post.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Using an RSS feed

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:07 pm

The RSS feed within this site is the RSS XML version to ensure maximum compatibility with RSS feeders.

To include a topic into an RSS feed:
• Select the orange RSS feed on the Forum Home page, beside the topic heading. This will take you to the RSS XML page.
• Copy the URL of this page into your preferred RSS feed software.
• Click 'Add feeder' as applicable to your chosen feeder.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Update forum username

Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:50 pm

Your username should be something which represents you but is not your name to stay anonymous.

To change your username:
• Go to the website's log-in portal at https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/profile/
• Press 'Welcome' in the top right-hand corner
• Select 'Update Forum Username'
• Fill in the new username you could like, and select 'Update Forum Username'

This will now be the username on both your new and older posts.

It's best not to change usernames frequently to help others recognise who you are.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Report a post

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:38 pm

From time to time there are posts in the forum which are not appropriate for the community. These may be against the terms and conditions, spam, or something which you find offensive.

To report this to a Facilitator, press the ‘!’ button on the post's top right corner.

You will be taken to a page to choose your reason for reporting from a drop-down menu and select ‘Submit’.
It's ok to leave the reason blank if you're unsure how to explain it.

A Facilitator will action this and be in contact as soon as possible.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Subscribe to a forum/topic

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:36 pm

You can be notified by email when someone posts in a forum or topic you're interested in by subscribing, doing the following:
• Visiting the relevant topic or forum while logged in
• Select ‘Subscribe topic' or 'Subscribe forum' at the bottom of the page
• After you have subscribed to a list, this place on the page will now say ‘Unsubscribe topic/forum’.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Posts: 119
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Email notifications

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:35 pm

You can choose to receive email notifications when there are replies to something that you post.

To do so, tick the box 'Notify me when a reply is posted’ under the text box before 'submitting' your post.

You can also turn this on for your past posts by
• Going to your relevant post
• Selecting 'Edit' in the post's top right
• Selecting 'Notify me when a reply is posted’ under the text box
• Selecting 'Submit'
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Posts: 119
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

Upload an avatar (picture)

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:33 pm

An avatar is a picture that appears beside your name when you post in the forum.
Your picture should be something that represents you, but remember that it’s important to stay anonymous, so not a photo of you.

You can upload one by:
• Clicking the ‘User Control Panel’ button at the top of each page.
• Select ‘Profile’.
• Select ‘Edit avatar’
• Select ‘Choose file’ and select your saved image
• Select ‘Submit’
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BrittV (facilitator)
Senior Member
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

Send, Receive and Report Personal Messages

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:32 pm

We recommend you communicate in the public forum threads.
Sharing with others will get you the most possible support from others, and your post is likely to help others who could be feeling similarly to you or can learn from your post.

However if you do want to send someone a private message, you can click their name, and once on their Profile, click ‘Send private message’.

Along the top of every forum page there is a link to your inbox with the ( _ new messages) button, which also shows the number of unread messages there are in your inbox

Clicking this will take you to your personal message board you can see your:
• Inbox - showing messages you’ve received
• Outbox - showing messages you’ve sent but haven’t been read yet
• Sent messages - showing the messages you’ve sent that have been read.

If you receive a message that seems inappropriate you can report these messages to Facilitators.
These could include messages that breach the terms and conditions, are spam or simply that you think are wrong.
Click the ‘ ! ’ symbol at the top of the message to notify a Facilitator and we will be in touch about actions taken as soon as possible.

Please be careful about sharing any personal information to others in messages.
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BrittV (facilitator)
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Posts: 119
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

Edit your post

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 pm

You may wish to edit something that you’ve already posted.

Or from time to time a Facilitator may ask you to do so if a part of your post breaches the terms and conditions.

This is possible by going to your post while logged in and clicking the ‘edit’ button that will be at the top of your post.
After making your edits, select ‘Submit’ and the post will be updated.
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