1. I can view the posts, but how can I also write my own posts in this forum?
This forum can be viewed by all visitors. Posting privileges are limited, however, to Registered Dietitians.
If you are a Registered Dietitian and a member of this site, please feel free to
request posting privileges by clicking the Posting Request/Status page from the submenu.
2. I'm an active member of the Dietitian Directory on this site, and therefore, my RD certification status has
already been checked. Does it need to be checked again to gain posting priviliges?
No. If you are listed in our Dietitian Directory, your RD certification has already been checked. There is nothing
else you need to do. You have already been granted unlimited posting privileges by default and can post at your leisure.
Please take a look at our Posting Policy page available from the submenu before posting for the first time.
3. I have posting priviliges. How do I post?
To write a post for a topic, click one of the topics from the forum home page first. You'll then see the "Write a Post" button above the current list of posts for the topic.
If you drill down to a post, you'll also be able to write a reply to the post. Click the "Write a Message" button to write a reply.
If you drill down even further to view a reply, you'll also be able to leave a message at that level. You'll see the Message Reply box below all displayed replies.
4. I see that some users have an avatar (picture), their signature, and the link to their web site showing for
all their posts. How do I do this?
Please note that these are optional features that can be set before or after you write a post or a reply.
You can add these features from the Forum Signature page, available on the submenu. This option shows after logging in. From here, you're
able to enter your website URL and a few lines to show your credentials (your signature). It also gives you the option of uploading a picture/photo in jpg or gif format. Please note that the dimensions of the picture are 70x70 pixels.
Yes, you can also change your username and email address, but not from the forum signature page. These are your global site settings. You
can always change these from the main Settings page for your account available on the top left of the site (above the logo).
5. How do I set up email alerts for my posts and replies?
When you write a post or reply, you'll notice an email notification checkbox below the commentary box. Choose to check it or uncheck it as you submit your post or reply.
6. I'm not posting, but I'd like to get email notifications for some posts. How do I do this?
You'll notice the "Get Email" button at the topic level and post level. If you click it, you'll be able to get emails for all topics, if clicked at a topic level, or for all posts, if clicked at the post level.
You must be logged in in order to access the "Get Email" button.