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Old 02-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #1  
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Talking Welcome Newbies!! Please Read!

Hello and Welcome to the 100 lb club!!

Goddess Jessica and I moderate the 100 lb club with and we would like to welcome you to our area and share some tips for navigating the site.

We are an active community, and I know sometimes it's hard to find what you need... but every person's voice is necessary in our mutual struggles. You have a lot to give us... and we to give you. Generally, there are a few types of posts in this forum -- Stickied posts, challenge posts, tracking posts, and general posts.

Stickied posts
These hang out at the top of the 100 lb club forum. These are threads that we don't want to get lost. They include...
  • The 100 lbs club profiles (This is where we get to learn about you and can learn about us!)
  • Progress Pics (This is where you get to see those awesome before and after shots!)
  • ONEderland All stars and 100 lb losers club (this is a special thread where we honor those who frequent the 100 lb club with and who have reach Onderland or have lost over 100 lbs)
  • The Current 100 lb Challenges (We have many challenges going on all the time, we have tried to gather them all in one place to make them easier to find!
  • 100 lb Club RECIPE Thread and other sticky worthy posts! (This is a gathering of some of the better and more helpful threads that have come up over time)

Tracking Posts
Other tracking posts have a distinctive name that's pretty much the same each week. They might be for the scale or just accountability.

Sometimes you'll see a NSV thread (non-scale victories) where you can post successes that aren't related to a number of pounds -- like going Rollerblading for the first time, or being able to wear your wedding ring again, or going up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, or wearing a smaller size clothing -- whatever your non-scale victory is.

General posts
Then, of course, there are the actual "normal" threads. These make up the bulk of the site, really, and even if you don't post on any of the challenges or tracking posts, you are more than welcome to read and respond and post in these. This is where folks vent and cheer and post links to nutrition articles and ask questions and congratulate one another... just about anything you could think of.

Some people are active in all the challenges and tracking posts, because it helps them keep on program. Others do a little of that, but primarily are interested in the normal support-type posts. Others don't participate in any of the challenges, or weigh-ins, but chime in on some of the other posts.

There's a LOT going on here. It's a very active community. And you're right -- it's not always intuitive to a newcomer. But there's a lot of gold to be mined, if you have the interest. I hope you continue to visit us, and participate as you feel inclined.

Weight Trackers:You can get a weight tracker when you have been here 20 days and also have posted 20 times. If you would like to add a ticker to your signature, here's how to do it. Go to User CP in the purple tool bar above. On the left side choose Edit Signature. At the top of that page is where you follow the directions to make a ticker. It will walk you through the process. When you're finished making it, the code will appear. There are actually several codes visible, choose the one that says for use on 3FCs. Highlight it and then hit CTRL and the C key. Then go back to the original Edit Signature page. You can do this by hitting the BACK button several times. Then on that page, scroll down and you'll see a text box. Click your cursor into that box and then hit CTRL and the V key. The code that you copied should now be there. You can add a name or message in that box too if you want and that will become your "signature". When you're finished you'll need to scroll down just a bit further and hit Save Signature. Then you should be good to go.

We are always glad to have newcomers. If you should ever have any questions or need anything, please feel free to PM me!

One more thing...
Some folks are still set to the System default for number of posts per page. This shows you less posts per page.

To fix:
1. Go to User CP
2. Select Edit Options
3. Scroll down to Number of Posts to Show Per Page
4. Select Show 40 Posts per Page
5. Remember to Save Changes

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