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Hi, my name is Sabine!

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Sabine
Sabine Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi everyone, am looking to connect; 60 yrs old, single, living alone with no f&f nearby, mostly housebound. Am retired on ill health on contracting ME/CFS 12 yrs ago. Am a total nerd, into anything aesthetics, saving the planet and all its people from conflict and hunger. Looking forward to meeting people.

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  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 22,285 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @Sabine Welcome to the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Have a look around and join in with us. Take care.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,934 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Sabine welcome, that's not being nerdy, that's caring. What have you done so far to save the planet. Alot of us now are more aware of things we can do to save the environment 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,154 Scope online community team
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    Hello @sabine and a warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you with us and it sounds like your interests would make for great discussion here on the community. 
    Please jump right in and get involved in any discussion that takes your fancy or create a new one of your own if you're feeling up to it. The coffee lounge is a great place to start. 
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  • Sabine
    Sabine Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you, tbh, i really struggle with the navigation of this online platform, its v clunky, takes ages to load and very complicated interface🤔
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there @Sabine and welcome, sorry to hear you're struggling to navigate the forum, are you using a laptop/PC or mobile phone/tablet? 

    Is there anything we can do to help at the moment, or any questions you'd like to ask?

    Here's a few of the best places to get started:

    • Recent discussions is where you'll find all the latest conversations our members are having
    • The categories page shows all the different topics for discussion
    • The virtual coffee lounge is a place to chat, get to know other members, and play games too
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  • Sabine
    Sabine Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi Alex, thanks, i use a smartphone.
    In the homepage is no login option and the community drop down menus are not in the main menu top right. So, i cant get into the recent discussions or coffeelounge. I dont need to get points or levels and an email everytime i post either. I am 60, am not doing this for a reward or recognition, just hoping for mature, techfree, easy access to proper conversations. I will keep trying. Thanks

  • Sabine
    Sabine Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Sandy_123 said:
    Hi @Sabine welcome, that's not being nerdy, that's caring. What have you done so far to save the planet. Alot of us now are more aware of things we can do to save the environment 

    Hi Sandy, cheers, still trying to learn to respond to comments, hope this works? Other than that, i ll get back to you on my very small personal save our planet efforts.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,664 Pioneering
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    The online platform, is not 'user friendly', frustrating, really needs a upgrade.  
  • Sabine
    Sabine Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi @ Purrrrrrr, hope you get this, posted a reply to you before, who knows where it is gone? 

     one cant reply to individual comments in a thread or ask a follow up q of any person. This ridiculous and not fit for purpose. It could actually do harm. Like you day, time lag, not loading, disappearing stuff. How rude.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi again @Sabine I'm glad to see you settling in a little more, you're doing fine! And thanks for your feedback on the forum platform, I'll make sure this is passed on to the team. 

    As others have mentioned, it might be a little easier to navigate on PC, but I appreciate the portability of a phone is more appealing! 

    If you need any help managing notifications or have any other technical issues, please contact community@scope.org.uk, or @Community_Scope to let the team know. 

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend :) 
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