HOW TO USE THE FORUM
In order to learn how to use the forum, you can watch the video, and/or you can read the description below the video. Both cover the same information.
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Watch this video to learn how to use the forum
Here are detailed instructions on how to use the forum
Part 1 – Registration, Profile Info, Login
Most of the process is quite easy and pretty much self explanatory. However if you have no experience with forums at all, here is a detailed step by step walk through which will get you set up in just a few minutes.
Step 1 – Registration:
Go to this url: http://www.thaihealingmassage.com/forum/
This is what you will see. Click on the “Register” link which is marked on the picture.
Step 2 – Fill in user name and email:
This is what you will see next.
Create a user name which you need to login. It is not publicly visible.
Fill in your email and name.
Fill in your display name. This is publicly visible. It should be your actual name. Then solve the math question (spam prevention).
Next click on “Register”. A password registration link will be emailed to the email address which you filled in on this form. Look for an email from Thai Healing Massage Academy.
Open the email and click the link in it. You will be redirected to a page where you can set your password. Replace the suggested password with one of your choice. Make sure to write your user name and password down at this point.
Step 3 – Login:
Next go back to this url: http://www.thaihealingmassage.com/forum/.
Then click on the “login” link in the top right corner to the right of the “register” link which you had clicked in step 1 (see image 1). Now fill in your user name and password there and log in. You will be redirected to the forum profile section.
Step 4 – Complete your personal profile:
Click on the “Edit Profile” tab.
This is what you will see after you click on the “Edit Profile” tab (image 3). Your login name is already filled in. This name cannot be changed.
Now fill in your first and last name, your website, if you have one (use the http://yourwebsite.com format), your location and some biographical info about yourself. Then click on the “Update Profile” button.
Now you are registered and logged in, and your profile is complete. You have to be logged in in order to post in the forum. You can easily check if you are really logged in by looking in the top left corner of the screen right below “FORUM”. If you are logged in, it will say: “Logged in as ‘your name’. If you don’t see your login name there, you are not logged in, and the posting will not work.
Part 2 – How To Use The Forum
The forum is really a collection of several sub forums. When you login to the forum, you will see a listing of several sub forums.
Step 1 – Decide which forum you are going to use:
For your first time in the forum, I suggest you choose the “Introductions And Networking” forum to introduce yourself to the community.
==> Now click on this forum (marked as forum 1 in red).
Step 2 – Start a topic:
This is what you will see after you click on the “Introductions And Networking” forum.
Each forum contains a number of topics. These are threads which are started by one person. Each topic can contain many posts.
The topic title is the overall description what a collection of posts is all about.
==> Now click on “Add Topic“.
This is what you will see next after you click on “Add Topic“.
- Fill in the name of your topic, for example “Hello from London“.
- Write your first post (Unless you write a post, you will not be able to save the topic)
- Topic tags help your topic to be found by the search engines. You don’t have to use this feature, but if you do, use words which describe best what your topic is about. Let’s say if you are going to talk about foot massage, your topic tags should be “foot massage”.
- Finally click on “Submit Topic” to save what you have entered so far.
Now you created a topic, and you made your first post. From now on, all future posts by you or anyone else should go under the same topic.
Do not create a new topic as long as you are talking about the same subject. Keep posting under the existing topic to keep all posts neatly organized under the same topic. To add a new post under the same topic, click on “ADD REPLY” – Do not click on “ADD TOPIC”
You only want to create a new TOPIC if you want to:
- post something in a different forum
- you want to start an entirely new conversation.
For example you have one topic where you talk about the Complete Thai Massage course, and then you want to talk about the Foot Massage course. In this case you would start a new topic, even if you are in the same forum.
A topic is the heading for an entire conversation thread,
and the posts are the individual comments under the same topic.
If you want to be notified by email when someone posts something in your topic, in other words someone replies to your post, then you can click on the “Subscribe button”, and you will be notified of each new post in your topic.
==> PLEASE NOTE: If you create a topic about one of our courses which you are taking, or if you are posting as part of our certification program, then your topic needs to be in the THAI MASSAGE VIDEO COURSE forum: