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This forum is a place for new members to introduce themselves, and to ask questions about how Talking Point works. It contains Help videos and other technical tips.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended thread Welcome new members - introduce yourself here

    If you are a new member, welcome to Talking Point (also known as TP). :) This is your place to say Hello to other members, and tell us a little bit about yourself - for example, about your connection to dementia and your reasons for joining. ** If you'd like to start your own discussion...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 22-07-2013 08:09 AM
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A notice for users of our mobile app: app update on Friday 28 February

    Just to let everyone know that were going to be updating Talking Points mobile app this coming Friday, 28 February. There are several bugs in the current version, and the new version should be more stable as well as being easier to use. Serena and I have tested out the new version, which...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 25-02-2014 01:20 PM
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  3. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Upcoming chat room sessions

    Many thanks to those of you who joined in or visited our new chat room this week: it was great to see people taking an interest. :) The schedule of live chat sessions for the next few weeks is below, and we’ll post reminders ahead of each one. The dementia-themed sessions will provide an...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 24-01-2014 04:10 PM
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  4. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point Help Videos

    We have recently made four short films, which explain how to register on Talking Point, and give an overview of the forum's main features. The films are: How to register on Talking Point Key features of Talking Point How to post a message on Talking Point

    Started by KatherineW‎, 04-04-2012 06:18 PM
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  5. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: New to Talking Point? Welcome, Safety, Abbreviations

    If you’ve just joined Talking Point – welcome. :) If you're trying to find your feet, here are some tips: Why not read our post about finding your way around Talking Point. Whether you’ve found Talking Point recently or you’ve been with us for a while, you will probably find the following...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 31-08-2010 11:39 AM
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  6. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A quick note re. spammers please read!

    All busy online forums have to deal with spammers from time to time (people who send unsolicited messages with the aim of promoting their goods or services with forum users). For the vast majority of the time, our moderating team ban spammers before they get to do anything on Talking Point...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 17-06-2011 06:08 PM
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  7. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Making it easier to add images and files to posts on Talking Point

    Several of you have reported that you have found it quite complicated to attach a picture (or other file) to a post on Talking Point. Im happy to say that weve done some work on this function, to make it more straightforward to use. From now on, the process for attaching a file to a post on...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-11-2012 03:18 PM
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  8. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point survey 2013 - the results are in!

    The latest Talking Point user survey results are in, and they can be viewed here. 693 people completed the survey, which is a brilliant response. Many thanks to all who took the time to share your views. :) For those who don't want to read the whole document, a few key findings are: 90%...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 28-01-2014 11:19 AM
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  9. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Would you like to help facilitate sessions in the Talking Point chat room?

    Hi everyone, Many of you will hopefully be aware of the TP chat room by now. Over recent weeks, we've run sessions on a number of topics, including: - peer support sessions for people with dementia - carers' self-care - coping with sleep problems - a Q&A sessions with two of our Helpline...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 21-03-2014 03:51 PM
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  1. Arrow Talking Point upgrade - Information and Questions

    We need to upgrade the Talking Point software, vBulletin, every so often, and we are now due an upgrade. This essential work will be carried out on Tuesday 31 May. Please be aware that Talking Point will be unavailable on that day, whilst our technical team are working hard to ensure that the...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 19-05-2011 05:14 PM
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  2. Lightbulb Forum upgrade

    Hi everyone I thought I would set up a thread for you to post any queries about the new features on Talking Point. The FAQ system is pretty comprehensive so it is best to first check there first, but I will try and answer any questions that come up. Forum FAQ General Forum Usage

    Started by said‎, 07-04-2009 02:04 PM
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  3. Exclamation Please read: Talking Point updates

    Hi everyone, Following feedback weve had from users - in our most recent annual survey, user testing project, and via the forum itself - were going to be updating Talking Point next Monday, 22 July. The forum will be unavailable for a few hours first thing that morning, whilst our technical...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 15-07-2013 08:04 PM
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  4. What has happened to the old posts?

    Does anyone know?

    Started by Noorza‎, 22-07-2013 08:48 AM
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  5. Question BIRTHDAY GREETINGS / How to do it

    Hello Every body , On the last Birthday greeting ( Grannie G ) i put a Post as i normally do :) However a lot of T P'ers i noticed put "Very Posh Ones Up " Greetings in Pink & even Ballons etc ! ! ! & thought how much nicer it looked than normal black :( Qustion Please : How do you do...

    Started by grove‎, 29-03-2011 10:05 PM
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  6. Some ideas to get your point across

    This post is to provide some pointers to posters who might have some problems getting their point across. 1) Emoticons AKA Smilies are great :D :):rolleyes:;) but when you use too many of them, it's difficult to actually read and understand what you are saying. It becomes more like one of those...

    Started by jenniferpa‎, 03-12-2012 02:47 AM
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  7. Thumbs up Support on the move: Talking Point launches new mobile app

    Im thrilled to say we are launching a free mobile app for Talking Point today, which will make it easier and quicker to use the forum on the move. (Some of our eagle-eyed members came across the app just ahead of todays official launch, and I was very happy to see that early feedback has been...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 30-05-2013 08:06 AM
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  8. Visiting Profiles

    I feel guilty now .... I just looked up some profiles because I wanted to check on some people's last posts ... and now I feel like I am snooping .... or I have an ulterior motive ..... and members might be wondering why I chose to 'look at them' - only I wasn't ......:eek: I am very, very...

    Started by Tender Face‎, 06-05-2009 02:09 AM
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  9. Ladies and gentlemen: may I introduce you to your "ignore list"

    Apropos of absolutely nothing :D are you all aware that the Talking Point has an ignore list feature? Specifically, if you click on a user name, you are given the option to add that user to your ignore list. From then on you will not see any of that users posts. The procedure is: click on...

    Started by jenniferpa‎, 25-04-2007 06:12 PM
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  10. Useless IT person back!!!

    How do you get pictures,images put on a post ie when someone is down you send them flowers and chocolates.Thankyou.

    Started by danny‎, 19-03-2010 05:32 PM
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  11. Has TP display changed or have I got some settings wrong?

    Until approx yesterday, threads in the "Support for people with dementia and their carers" board appeared in bold where there were messages I hadn't read, and non-bold otherwise. Now they all appear in bold. Is this an "improvement" in TP, or have I or my laptop got in a muddle? (I've had a few...

    Started by PamD‎, 17-09-2011 09:51 PM
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  12. Thumbs up Introducing two new volunteer moderators

    Hi everyone, Im delighted to welcome two new Volunteer Moderators, Izzy and Noorza, to the Talking Point team. Many of you will already know Izzy and Noorza: Izzy has been a forum member for many years and was previously a Volunteer Host, and Noorza has been an active member since she joined...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 24-10-2013 09:52 AM
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  13. how do I quote from a section of a post?

    I know this is ridiculous but I cannot work out how to just quote part of a post in a reply. I have to quote all or nothing!

    Started by Butter‎, 10-07-2012 10:41 AM
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  14. Is this a scam............

    ...........or am I being over-cautious? Shortly before Christmas I received a phone call form someone with an asian accent, saying they were from Microsoft customer services. I had sent error messages (which I had, my old laptop was constantly freezing), and they were going to rectify the error....

    Started by Skye‎, 31-12-2009 10:10 AM
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  15. Help!!!!!!!

    Just bought my first digital camera.Have taken some pictures and uploaded them into my computer,I have tried uploading them onto here but nothing happens.Thankyou,Angela

    Started by danny‎, 08-05-2010 04:10 PM
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  16. Have you seen duplicate words in posts?

    John (Beechmount) indicated in another thread that he sometimes sees a post where the last word of a line is sometimes duplicated (either on the same line or on the next). I'm trying to track down what the problem might be but it's difficult because I am not seeing the same problem. So I'm...

    Started by jenniferpa‎, 18-01-2013 10:55 PM
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  17. Where are my threads?

    I am so hating the segretation. I dislike that I cannot find my posts. I loathe the fact that people I have been communicating with are no longer contributing to the carer forum. And that carers are no longer communicating much with the partners' forum. Who benefits from this?

    Started by Big Effort‎, 26-07-2013 12:48 PM
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  18. computers

    Hi Brucie I think you are the expert. When I post a message or start a new thread and if I've made a spelling mistake and try to correct it, or go back to add something, Why is it that I have to type the whole thing again, because, the following letter is deleted and then the next and so on?...

    Started by alfjess‎, 20-04-2007 11:01 PM
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  19. Adding an avatar

    You might also check my previous notes http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/showthread.php?t=2879 Below, page 1 of the new notes

    Started by Brucie‎, 31-08-2007 09:42 PM
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  20. How to put a QUOTE in a post??

    Hi, when I have read something in a post and I want to include it in a reply, how do I do that, please?

    Started by CaPattinson‎, 30-10-2010 12:12 PM
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  21. Question Report triangle for blogs ?

    Hi, Might it be worth while putting a report triangle on blogs as well as threads, I know this is one for the moderators but I thought I'd raise it for your next housekeeping ideas meeting. With kind regards from Jo

    Started by Jo1958‎, 20-03-2011 01:37 PM
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  22. Monitoring Mum with Camera

    Hope this is the right place for this! Am a bit of a gadget nut so naturally I want to find some incredibly complicated techie way to monitor my Mum (lives on own and has Dementia) without having to constantly drive round to her. Before I start anyone know of any thread already discussing...

    Started by kevwright‎, 10-08-2012 04:31 AM
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  23. got no smilies:(

    any ideas anyone please, like using smilies. just now started using a dongle and lost the smilies option

    Started by CaPattinson‎, 19-05-2012 07:56 PM
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  24. TP Layout

    Has the layout of TP been changed recently I definately dont like what I see on my screen now, as their is loads of glare the other sites I go on have not changed

    Started by lin1‎, 16-01-2013 04:08 PM
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  25. Unhappy ?? Attachment Probs! Ideas?

    Each time I try to add an attachment to the end of a post it is inserted at the beginning! The cursor is in the right place but the attachment isn't. Any ideas please? Also, when I choose 'go to last post' I am taken to the beginning or middle but not the end:confused: Ideas about this?

    Started by CaPattinson‎, 11-03-2012 11:49 AM
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