Discussion Platform Forest Landscape Restoration
a. If you don't have a ning ID, you can sign up for one.
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b. If you already have a Ning ID, you can sign in with your exisiting ID.
note : In this FLR Learning Network, new network members have to be appoved by an network adiministrator, this can take some time. You will receive an email once your membership is approved.
2. How do I upload or change my picture or profile?
Your picture will appear on your page and with your postings. If
you upload a smaller image it will take less time to upload your
picture. On ‘my page’ you will also find a box with ‘profile
information’. You click on +add profile information. You will see
the screen above and can change your information. Don’t forget to
click on save at the bottom on the page to save your new
3. How do I stay up-to-date with things happening on the Centre for Development Innovation community?
4. Can I receive e-mails when something new is posted on the
Yes, You can receive e-mails when new discussions get started. We advise you to take this email alert so that you know when an interesting contribution has been posted.
To stop the notification you go to the forum page and click on
‘Stop Notifying– Don't email me when there are new
5. How do I reply to a discussion?
It is very easy to reply to a discussion. Under a discussion, you will see an empty box and the text 'reply to this'. Type your answer in the box and click on add reply. That's all!
6. How do I start a discussion?
The Forum is the place for discussions. You can start a new discussion by going to the Forum page and you click on +add a discussion in the upper right corner. If the forum has various categories you can choose which category you want to place your discussion. Click on the relevant category first and then click on +add a discussion. You will get a screen with a box in which you can type your message.
When you’re done, you click on the button with ‘add
7. How do I add an attachment to my discussion?
When you are typing a response you can click on ‘upload files’ at the bottom of the box. You will see three lines with ‘browse’. When you click on browse you can select a file from your computer. Click on ‘open’ to add the file to your discussion. You can add a maximum of three files.
8. Do I reply to a discussion or start a new discussion?
If you would like to raise a completely new subject it is best to start a new discussion. It will help people to notice your question. However, it is not possible to a make a mistake! There is no such thing as posting in the wrong place. And the facilitator can always help you to move the discussion to improve the structure of the forum.
9. Can anybody on the internet read what I post?
The community is private. This means that anything that you post can only be read by the members of the platform, except for the homepage. The homepage is public and can be seen by anybody.
10. Can I send a private message to a member of the platform?
Yes. You can go to a member’s page by clicking on their picture anywhere on the platform. You can click on a member’s picture from the members page (click on the members tab on the home page) or at any other place where you find the member’s picture.
Alternatively, you can write on the page of a member by writing
in the comment wall box, but that message is not private. Other
members of the platform can read that message too.
You can also join us in one of the Walk
Through Guided Tours on 24 March and 8 April.
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