Instructions /FAQs on how to use the online Forums & manage the email notification subscriptions

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Forums

 

How can I set/filter/update my subscription to the Forums and their email notifications? I only want to receive email notifications for topics related to the LibraryLinkNJ Announcements and Advocacy.  I don’t want to receive emails about job postings, giveaways or any of the topics in the other Forums. 

  1. Log into your User Account.
  2. Under "User menu" on the left, click "My Account."
  3. Click the “Forum/Email integration” tab (third tab after "Edit" in the top/middle of the page.)
  4. Check the boxes of the Forums you wish to subscribe to OR subscribe to them all by checking the “Subscribe to all" box.

  5. Click the "Subscribe" button at the bottom of the page to save and submit your subscriptions.
  6. If you are subscribed to all Forums, no further action will be needed when we have a new Forum type (category) in the future. 

Note: you can always change your subscription setting by following the steps above. If you want to deactivate your subscription temporarily, uncheck all forum types you are subscribed to, and click "Subscribe" button at the bottom.

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What is included in an email notification message?

Sender: Username of the forum/comment post user <no-reply@librarylinknj.org>
Subject: Forum topic/comment subject
Message Body: 
Form topic/comment post contents
Posted by: Name, Email Address, and Library Affiliation of the Forum/comment post user.
You can post replies in the Forum (link to the Forum topic/comment post).

 

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Will I get an email notification for my OWN post/comment to the Forum?

No. Users will not get an email notification for their OWN Forum post or comment. Our new email notification system doesn't recognize that a user would need a notification of his/her own post or comment. When your Forum topic or comment is posted to the Forum, it will generate email notifications to all users except you.

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Can I change my delivery frequency options? 

Unfortunately not at the moment. We had to use a different email notification system for our upgraded website, and the system doe not provide different delivery frequency options. You will receive an email notification for each Forum topic/comment post.

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How do I post a new Forum topic? How can I send a message to the membership?

  1. Log into your User Account.
  2. Click “Forums” on the menu bar at the top of the page.
  3. Click “New Topic” button.
  4. Fill out the form and click “Save” at the bottom to post.

    * Note: Please make sure you click “Save” only once! Clicking it several times will create multiple posts and email notifications.  If it appears your browser is taking a long time to process the post, open another browser window and check the Forum page to see if your message is there.  If it is , close the browser that is still running.   

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 How do I edit or delete my own forum post?

  1. Log into your User Account.
  2. Go to the Forum post that you want to edit.
  3. Click the “Edit” button at the bottom of the post. Note that you can edit your own posts only.
  4. Edit your post content and click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
  5. If you want to delete your own Forum post, you can use the "delete" button. Click the "delete" button when you have received the "Are you sure you want to delete..." message. Please note that deleting your own post will also delete all comments added to your post. If you don't wish to delete other's comment(s), please use "Edit" option instead. You can replace your post with “This post is deleted by the user” and click “Save”. 

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How do I post a comment to a Forum topic?

  1. Log into your User Account. Go to the Forum topic post that you want to comment on
    Or
    In the email notification of any Forum post that you want to comment on, click the link that says, “You can post replies in the Forum (post link)”.   If you are not logged in yet, you will be asked to log in.
  2. Click “reply” button at the bottom of the Forum post. 
  3. Provide a subject and make your comment. Click “Save” to post your comment,

    * Note: Please make sure you click “Save” only once! Clicking it several times will create multiple posts and email notifications.  If it appears your browser is taking a long time to process the post, open another browser window and check the Forum page to see if your message is there.  If it is , close the browser that is still running.   

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Can I edit or delete my comment or reply to a comment?

You can edit your comment or your reply to a comment. You cannot delete your comment, so that other users’ comments are not affected by your action. If you want to remove your comment, please use "edit" option, and see the instructions below.

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 How do I edit my comment or reply to a comment?

  1. Log into your User Account.
  2. Go to the comment or the reply that you want to edit/delete.
  3. You have two options below your own comments and replies --- edit and reply. 
  4. Click “edit”.  Edit your comment and click “Save” at the bottom. If you want to delete your comment, replace your comment with "This comment has been deleted", and click "Save". 

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How do I reply to a comment?

  1. Log into your User Account.  Locate the comment post that you want to reply to.
    Or
    In the email notification of any comment post that you want to comment on further, click the link that says, “You can post replies in the forum (post link)”.   If you are not logged in yet, you will be asked to log in.
  2. Click the “reply”  link below the comment post.
  3. Click “Save” to post your reply.

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I want to reply to the forum/comment post user directly, instead of posting a comment/reply to the Forums.

  • In the email notification,  you will find the email address of the Forum/comment post user. Please send your reply to that email address.
  • Note:  Please DO NOT use the “Reply” button in your Outlook or any other email client to respond to a Forum posting.  The email notification uses "no-reply@librarylinknj.org" and your follow-up posting or comment will not be delivered.

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