At the top right of the first page of any board you are given some Quick
Links options. If you have not yet logged in they are:
Once you are logged in they are:
• My Board Profile
• Edit My Preferences
My Private Messages (0 unread) <that number changes if you have a message or two>
Mark all Discussions in This Message Board as New
• Mark all Discussions in This Message Board as Read
My Board Profile will take you to
the profile that is associated with your board visits. Once there you can access your iVillage profile by clicking on
the "See my iVillage Profile" option. You will be then taken to the Public view of your iVillage Profile. You
may modify your profile by clicking on the "Go To My View" option.
Edit My Preferences When you
select this one you are taken to a page that has the following options across the top of the page:
Preferences Tagging Macros Subscriptions & Bookmarks
Within the Preferences tab you will find the following options:
Preference Options Display General Linear
Layout Private Messenger
Within the Preference Options you will find several very straight
foreward options to make. All but the "Signature" and "Biography", that is!
If you create a Signature it must be done
in HTML code and the system rejects any code that it considers inappropriate. This is something you may well need some
help with. Be aware too, that if you change your siggy at any time it changes everywhere you have used it on iVillage.
There is a further explanation offered by iVillage at this link.
You may create a Biography in which you can tell something about
yourself (or anything you choose to talk about!!). If you would like to see an example of this simply click on my user name
somewhere on the board. You will be taken to a page at which you see my Avatar and beneath it the words "about me" -
that is where my 'biography' is displayed.
The 'Display', 'General', 'Linear Layout', and 'Private
Messenger' pages are all rather user friendly, so just go check them out!
Tagging This is
a way of creating a "key word" or words for your post....to make it easier to find when the board is being 'Searched'. Tags
would also allow you to locate specific messages that you have posted later.
Macros On this page you
can create snippets of information that you might use a lot. This could be words or a graphic that you like. To
use one that you have create you need only select one from the Macros drop down box that will appear at the right of the Spell
Check and Quote options at the top right of your message box.
Subscriptions & Bookmarks
This allows you to change the way your Subscriptions and Bookmarks are managed.
Mobile This allows you
to establish the setting for Mobile communication to the boards.