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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...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guide to using Talking Point

    Hi everyone, We've produced a quick guide explaining how to use Talking Point, with tips on: Logging in to Talking Point Starting a discussion Posting a response Checking messages Searching for discussions on a specific topic

    Started by SerenaS‎, 27-06-2014 02:46 PM
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  7. 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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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Chat room open today 10-4

    Hi everyone, Just a reminder that our chat room will be open from 10am - 4pm today. It's a place to have conversations with other members in real time. Please feel free to pop in and say hi :) NB: To use the chat room, please make sure you're logged into an internet browser and not the...

    Started by HarrietD‎, Yesterday 09:51 AM
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Basic Instructions For Dummies

    Dear All, Please can you tell me how to use these message icons? I have tried, but they never seem to work. I'm obviously missing the salient point, as per usual. Thanks! Jude

    Started by Jude‎, 01-08-2004 12:41 PM
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  4. Using your own photo as an Avatar

    First thing is that you need to have a picture on your computer that you can use. I'm assuming here that you are using a picture of yourself. If not, then you need to think about the copyright of any picture you may wish to use and that you shouldn't just take steal] images from random websites,...

    Started by Brucie‎, 21-02-2006 04:13 PM
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  5. 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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  6. What has happened to the old posts?

    Does anyone know?

    Started by Noorza‎, 22-07-2013 08:48 AM
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  7. New and amended Tutorials

    I am continually adding new tutorials to the Talking Point microsite and it may not always be obvious when I have added a new one. I will use this thread to let members know. Please be aware that at present there is some jiggery pokery needed on the tutorials to make them print sensibly. I...

    Started by Brucie‎, 22-11-2007 09:41 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. Old messages not being displayed?

    Hi All, If you ever find that you are NOT seeing all of your posts or only see a few messages then you may find this tip useful. I came across this issue as I only saw a few posts and then noticed that the default for this setting is only 30 days. There is a setting at the bottom of the page...

    Started by CraigC‎, 22-07-2003 12:19 PM
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  10. 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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  11. Chat room

    Has TP ever considered implementing a chat room? or is that too hard because u'd need full time administrators? I just thought wouldn't it be great if u could get online and just chat in those moments when things are suddenly tough and u want to talk to someone? I know we can post here, but...

    Started by jc141265‎, 19-06-2007 01:21 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Exclamation Problem with Inbox and Sending emails....

    This is not strictly a TP problem although of course it is affecting the emails I receive of threads I am subscribed to. If anyone computer savvy can advise me I would be grateful. Didn't get online till late last night and discovered most if my Inbox emails had disappeared. A great many there...

    Started by Loopiloo‎, 17-02-2012 11:09 AM
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  16. 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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  17. Moved: Monitoring Mum with Camera

    Started by kevwright‎, 10-08-2012 04:31 AM
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  18. Multiple quotes in a message

    Here is some hastily prepared preliminary documentation - unfinished as yet, but giving, hopefully, the bones of using more than one quote. Here is page 1

    Started by Brucie‎, 01-09-2007 08:48 AM
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  19. could you tell me how to unsubscribe and delete all my posts

    Hi I've been searching the site for a way to unsubscribe, thanks for all your support but it's time to go so I would like to delete my posts and 'unsubscribe' I dont know who I should ask so if one of the moderators would be in touch I would be grateful. Best regards Denise

    Started by allend100‎, 01-12-2012 08:06 AM
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  20. 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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  21. Showing a web site link in a message

    If you want to display the address of a web site in a message you post on Talking Point, have a look at the atached document. Please note that when you have Copied the link, make sure you Paste it straight away as described.

    Started by Brucie‎, 06-09-2004 09:49 PM
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  22. Transferring photos from mobile to PC

    I have some precious photos of my mum on my mobile (taken when she wasn't looking as she doesn't like having her photo taken). I would like to transfer them to my PC or even to another mobile. I have a USB cable and have connected PC to mobile using this but it won't send. I am a techno dinosaur. ...

    Started by turbo‎, 10-03-2011 03:27 PM
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  23. Talking Point's Infraction System

    Hello everyone To ensure that Talking Point is as effectively supported and protected as possible, we are introducing a structured ‘Infraction System’, to be used when the forum’s rules are broken. This new system replaces the existing warning system and is not only clearer but makes use of...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 02-05-2009 06:38 PM
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  24. Forum Tutorials (tell me what you would like to see)

    Hi All, Over the next couple of months I hope to start putting together some tutorials to guide users around the features on the Talking Point forum. These tutorials will be aimed at you! Why am I doing this? The help file that comes with the forum software...

    Started by CraigC‎, 23-11-2004 10:16 AM
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  25. Searching the forum for short terms - for example EPA

    Hi All, Unfortunately the vbulletin software that we use for the forum does not allow you to search for short terms such as 'EPA'. As and alternate, you can use a search engine such as google to do this for you. The following steps force google to only search one particular site. Open...

    Started by CraigC‎, 27-09-2007 10:43 AM
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