#EdenPrograms - Forum Navigation: A How To

Ansley Ansley
Hey everyone, I put together a quick and dirty tutorial for the Forum Homepage to familiarize new contributors with the layout and to serve as a refresher for established contributors.

Take a moment to read through it and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask on the thread! Thanks and happy surfing!






Banners: The images at the top of the forum are clickable and will take you to their respective threads. This is the first place to look for new events and fun things we have going on at the moment.





Google Calendar: Pretty much self-explanatory - all community events are listed here. Check often for new additions. This category is collapsible.





Upcoming Events: This is where you will find club activities. Things like the Rumble, Pinterest contests, and anything else club-related will be stickied here.





Categories: Again, pretty straight forward, this is a mega-list of possible subcategories to post threads. Social is the most common category used, but as long as the thread is related to the category, feel free to post a discussion in any subcategory you see fit*. This is also collapsible.



* There is one exception to this rule and that's Eden Link categories. Starting a topic in any of those categories sends an email to the administrator for the respective company. Please do not start threads in this category unless you are engaging a rep to answer a question about their product lines.

** I lied, there are two exceptions. Eden Programs - this is an admin only category. We post tutorials here. Just think of it as reserved space.



Announcements: This is where you will find important posts on Eden programs and announcements from staff about policy changes. It's good to look at this section at least once a week for any new announcements. This category is collapsible, as well.





Featured Discussions: Simply put, this is the section of sticky posts that we really want you to pay attention to - this is where we make contest announcements and post weekly summaries of what's going on and what's coming up on the forum. Yep, you guessed it; this category is also collapsible.





Forum Search: Learn it, love it, use it. It's a handy tool for searching this vast land we call the Forum. This category is collapsible. (Broken record? Me? Never! )





Sorting: This is one of the lesser known features of the forum. You can sort by last update, topic, number of posts, author, start date, and by category.

For those who are only interested in seeing new discussions posted since your last visit, sort with the "Started" option.

For those looking for discussions on a specific subject, "Topic" is the best option to sort by.

Last update will show you the posts with the most recent comments.





Other: Lightbulbs, Green Hearts, and Yellow Hearts

Lightbulbs show the number of comments since the last time you visited a discussion.

Green hearts are used to mark favorite contributors. You will be able to go to your "Favorite Contributor" tab and see their most recent comments or discussions.

Yellow hearts are used to mark favorite discussions and can be found in the "Favorite Discussions" tab. You can also set alerts to receive email notifications regarding new comments on threads you wish to keep up with.

All discussions you've started and/or participated in can be found in the "My Discussions" tab.
01/23/2013
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Thanks Stormy!
01/23/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Thank you Stormy you are so awesome on the info forums
01/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
Always happy to help.
01/23/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
What an amazing tutorial!
01/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
What an amazing tutorial!
Thankyakindlyma'am.
01/23/2013
indiglo indiglo
Wow! Really nice! I think I'll bookmark this thread, and add it to my future "First contact with new student" list of links.

Thanks Stormy! You never sit still and do nothing, do you?
01/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
Wow! Really nice! I think I'll bookmark this thread, and add it to my future "First contact with new student" list of links.

Thanks Stormy! You never sit still and do nothing, do you?
Awesome, I hope they find it useful. Sitting around doing nothing is boring.
01/23/2013
js250 js250
Wonderful tutorial! I will also add this to new student info--you are a busy, busy woman!!!
01/23/2013
Bleu Bleu
This is so helpful...well part of it XD Nothing like getting through Eden on my own. If I ever find a newbie who needs it I will point them in this direction.
01/24/2013
Kitka Kitka
Great tutorial Stormy, thanks for putting it together for us!
01/24/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Awesome Tutorial!
01/24/2013
Ansley Ansley
Thanks, everyone! Just trying to make things simple for everyone. But, you know us, as soon as you get all this stuff downpat we'll be changin' things again.
01/24/2013
Denise Ellis Lougheed Denise Ellis Lougheed
This really helps i'am new to eden, so this will help me start understanding everything. Thanks Again S.
01/25/2013
Curvy Curvy
Very helpful, thanks.
01/29/2013
Ansley Ansley
Just putting this back at the top for all of our new contributors!
01/31/2013
B/C I CAN B/C I CAN
Oops! I didn't know that the Eden Link automatically went to the administrator. I've asked random questions about particular products there, but I did receive great responses from the experts!
02/07/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
Great info! Thank you Stormy!
02/07/2013
Ansley Ansley
My pleasure! I know things can be a bit tricky and confusing, hopefully it helps.
02/08/2013
Missy27 Missy27
Thank you thank you. This tutorial was so helpful. I tried and tried to figure out what the symbols mean and how to follow a discussion. Thanks again for such clear instructions.
02/11/2013
big b big b
its a great help
02/11/2013
big b big b
Quote:
Originally posted by big b
its a great help
thanks
02/11/2013
Ansley Ansley
Just putting this back at the top...
02/20/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
Question- I see other contributors' discussions under the featured, not just announcements. How does that happen? Is it by popularity, or what?
05/05/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
Question- I see other contributors' discussions under the featured, not just announcements. How does that happen? Is it by popularity, or what?
I never did it as an admin, but Gary started putting posts up there and then the flow just kind of stopped. As soon as I have access again I'll change all that stuff up.
05/15/2013
KitKat16 KitKat16
Thanks for the tutorial, was really helpful
06/15/2013
jrg107 jrg107
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone, I put together a quick and dirty tutorial for the Forum Homepage to familiarize new contributors with the layout and to serve as a refresher for established contributors.

Take a moment to read through it and if you have any ... More
Thank You! I have a question what happened to the classified section?
11/14/2013
iluvPHSfh9 iluvPHSfh9
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone, I put together a quick and dirty tutorial for the Forum Homepage to familiarize new contributors with the layout and to serve as a refresher for established contributors.

Take a moment to read through it and if you have any ... More
Thanks!!
11/15/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone, I put together a quick and dirty tutorial for the Forum Homepage to familiarize new contributors with the layout and to serve as a refresher for established contributors.

Take a moment to read through it and if you have any ... More
This is FABULOUS!!!! Thank you!!
11/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by jrg107
Thank You! I have a question what happened to the classified section?
It's still there.
11/15/2013
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