How do I check my messages?
You can check messages by clicking on the envelope icon located on
the thin grey strip that appears at the top left of the page. A
panel will then drop down where you can compose messages and read
messages you've received.
How do I manage email notifications?
You can manage your email settings by clicking on the "My Settings"
link in the right column.
How do I change the theme of my page on a network?
When you join the network, a profile page on that network is
created for you. You can edit your page's theme by logging in and
clicking the My Page tab. Follow the link at the top of the page to
"Edit Profile Appearance." You can choose a theme for your page,
entirely separate from the network's theme, and customize the color
of each item on the page.
What is a text box? What can I put in my text
A text box is a box to which you can add a variety of content. It's
just another way to make your page your own! Simply click the
"Edit" button in the top right corner of the text box on your My
Page to get started. You can add the following to the text box on
How do I change my profile photo?
Log in to the site and click the "My Settings" link on the right
side of the page. Click the "Browse" button under the Profile Photo
field to locate an image on your computer. When you upload a new
photo, the old one will be deleted. New profile photos can take up
to thirty minutes to show up, so don't worry if your new photo
doesn't appear immediately.
How do I add photos?
You can add photos by clicking on the Photos tab that appears at
the top of the page. You can upload them from your computer, mobile
phone, Flickr, or email account.
How do I delete a photo?
To delete a photo, go to that photo's detail page. In the toolbar
to the right of the photo, locate the red X with a link to "Delete
Photo." Click on this link.
How do I see a specific person's photos?
You can view a member's photos page by clicking on their name next
to a photo, or by selecting the "View Photos" link under their name
on the photo's detail page.
How do I report an offensive photo or comment on my
When you're signed in, click "Report an Issue," which appears as a
link at the bottom of every network page. This will alert the
Network Creator to the offensive photo.
How do I crop a photo without software?
While most computers come with image-editing software now capable
of cropping (Preview for the Mac, Paint for Windows), there's also
another web-based solution.
a fairly easy-to-use cropping system. You can just upload the large
image you want to crop, set your desired size and it'll do the
rest. For reference, our recommended width for header background
images is 955px. Height can vary so experiment for the best
How do I add videos?
You can upload a video by clicking on the Video tab
and selecting "Add a video." You can
add videos from your computer, cell phone, email account, or any
service that provides video embed code like YouTube or Google
Music and Podcasts
You can add
music or podcasts
from your page or from the home page. Follow
How do I join a group?
To browse the Groups, go to the Groups tab
. Don't see what you are looking for? Start a
Group of your own.
Do discussions within a Group appear in the Discussions
Nope! Group discussions are contained entirely within that group,
and don't appear alongside Community Forum discussions.
Can I subscribe to a group's forum posts?
Yes. Go to that group's page and click on the RSS link at the
bottom of the forum section.
Do I have a blog? Where is it?
Every member of the Forum has his or her own page on the site,
including a blog. To get to your blog, click on the My Page tab.
Find the "My Blog" box in the middle column of the page. You can
add a blog post by clicking on the "Write your first entry!" link.
Once you write the first entry in your blog, this link will
disappear. A link prompting you to "Create a new blog post" will
now appear at the bottom of your blog on your page.
Can I contribute to discussions?
Yes, we hope you will. Browse through the discussions. Click on
"reply to this" and type in your response. You can add a hyperlink
and an image.