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Hi everyone i found this site by accident yesterday & boy am i glad i did.
I'm new & really need things explaining to me.
Please can an admin tell me how to find my way around?
I have no idea how this site works in terms of finding my way around & knowing where to post
certain messages in the relevant area for discussion?
I'm appealing to you for help because i have plenty to offer this site not just in terms of my illneses.
And educating others but about others illnesses aswell.
I'm a highly intelligent woman with such a lot to offer this site & im more than happy to like others posts if you will all please kindly like mine?
What are badges people get awarded?
I've no idea about anything?
Can you please take the time to explain the workings of the site?
Thank you for reading this.
PLEASE like my post.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,489 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope maybe you can help here 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You have posted lots already so you know how to post 
    When you click new discussion it asks you which category you want to post in and you select from the drop down options 

    At the bottom of the page it gives you quick links and mist recent posts are in the recent discussion section 

    Or you can select all groups for list 

    The badges are awarded when you reach certain milestones like number of posts, number of likes, tagging people , adding photo etc 

    Hope this helps a bit 
  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 479 Pioneering
    Hi @Queenofdisabilities, welcome to the forum.
    I'm not part of the Admin Team, so can't really go into the workings of the site but I can tell you that there are some really lovely, sympathetic people here who will listen to you, allow you to get things off your chest and offer some advice if they can.
    I'm not in good health myself and there are times when I just want to stay in bed and not emerge again but I try to keep going and offer what little advice I can on here occasionally.
    Do please keep in touch, I'm sure that other members will respond to you positively.
    Take care. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,682 Scope online community team
    edited March 2021
    Thanks for the tag @janer1967 :) I've seen this @Queenofdisabilities and I'll reply to you shortly with some information. You can then ask any further questions that you might have. 



    It seems as though you've worked out how to start a new discussion already, which is great, but the easiest way to do this is probably to click the '+ New Discussion' button in the top right hand side of the screen. 

    You can use the drop down menu to select the category in which you'd like your discussion to be posted. You'll then need to write a title, and the body of your post, which you can then publish by clicking the 'save post' button at the bottom.


    You can view all of the categories of discussion we facilitate here at this link. You can find this by clicking the 'helpful groups' link on the front page of the community, in the light blue box on the left hand side of the page.

    Many members prefer to navigate the community by viewing a list of the most recent discussions. You can get to this page by clicking the 'recent discussions' button on the navigation bar at the top of every page.

    If you think you've posted in the wrong category, then just let us know and we can move it for you :)


    You can comment on a post by typing your comment in the 'type your comment' box at the bottom of a discussion. Click 'post reply' to post your comment. 

    Reacting to posts

    There are currently three choices of reactions on the community: like, awesome, and insightful. You won't get a notification if someone reacts to your post. 

    Reactions contribute towards points, which unlock new ranks. Your rank is currently 'listener'. Once you have 25 points, you'll be able to privately message other members if you wish. 


    You can get badges for various different things, including post count, number of reactions, and some special one-off ones for example a badge for completing a challenge or game. You can see what badges you have on your profile page, which you can view by clicking on your username. 


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  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hey Tori what's this message about me hun please?
  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hi Oxonlady
    Thanks for the welcome.
    How are you today?
    That's exactly what i needed & wanted to know thanks for that.
    Any kind sympathetic people that will help & support me id so grateful.
    Please will you like any messages I post?
    As I'm very keen to learn about badges we get awarded.
    I have got 1 since yesterday & really really want to get more.
    We all have to keep going despite our illnesses & limitations.
    I have so so much knowledge & want to share it with all of you.
    I will most definitely keep in touch with all who have replied to my posts.
    Thank you you also take care.
  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hi janer1967,
    Yes the only thing i know how to do is post.
    Thanks for telling me all this.
    Yes it definitely really helps.
    Please will you like my posts?
    I need all the likes i can get.
    Hugs & you take care ok???‍???
  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 479 Pioneering
    Hi @Queenofdisabilities, I have not been feeling great today, I'm waiting to have a scan on my lower spine but no sign of an appointment yet!

    Badges is one area I know nothing about, I'm afraid... I've no idea if I have any to be honest!

    What are your main interests?
    Take care. 
  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hi I'm so sorry to hear that.
    Everything crossed you get your scan really soon.
    No problem will ask someone who knows.
    I love music its my passion as is singing i sing a lot.
    Love days out,foreign & UK holidays.
    Like watching my big widescreen TV.
    Its like being at cinema 1 of my nbrs said ?.
    I love my garden but can't do anything due to my serious pain 
    Like dining in & out dont need to go to cinema as I have my own!
    I was born to care for & help others.
    I love love love reading.
    What are your interests?
    I always take care thanks you to ok?
  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 479 Pioneering
    Hi @Queenofdisabilities, it's great to hear that you have so many interests!

    My main interest currently is my artwork, it keeps me going. I can just get on with it whenever I feel well enough.
    I also love Sudokus, crosswords and anything that stretches my brain!

  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hi oxonlady ,
    Oh yes I have to keep busy.
    My black German Spitz is my  bestie,my confidante, my unofficial hearing dog,he makes me laugh everyday.
    He is my baby boy & i love him unconditionally.
    I also love word searches & cross words because they keep my brain busy.
  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    HI & a big thanks to Tori for explaining how the site works.
    I now know what ro do & will follow your instructions now.
    Its so easy to get lost!!

  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Janer1967 well I didn't know that.
    I would much rather get them for helping someone or writing a great post that inspires people.
    Or by supporting & being there to let them have someone as opposed to no one.
  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 479 Pioneering
    Hi @Queenofdisabilities,
    how are you?

    I've been at the hospital all day and haven't long been back. How's your day been? 
  • Queenofdisabilities
    Queenofdisabilities Member Posts: 91 Connected
    Hi oxonlady,
    How are you today?
    I was at hospital this afternoon 
    I even got a member of British Army driving me home.
    I had 2 nice scientists look after me & 1 made me a cuppa.
    Hope you are coping.
  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 479 Pioneering
    Oh, sounds quite a good afternoon! Are you taking part in a research study?

    My legs are very bad so went to have special compression stockings fitted but it was no good whatsoever, my legs hurt too much. So the next step is for the doctor to refer me to the specialist clinic. Goodness knows how long that will take!

    I'm truly exhausted after the trip to the hospital, going to bed shortly. Didn't sleep much at all with the pain last night and I'm on strong painkillers... 

    I noticed at the hospital that some soldiers were helping out at reception, I think they were guiding people to the vaccination rooms. 


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