Here is an updated version of the welcome message we send to new members who join the community.
Welcome to the Parkinson’s UK forum community. Members of the forum are people affected by Parkinson’s. This means people with Parkinson’s, friends, carers, families and others. Community members share experiences, information, experiences…and sometimes a virtual cup of tea.Have you signed up to receive private messages?
If you’ve signed up to receive private messages, please be aware that this operates through email. This means that when you send a private message to another community member, your email address will be visible to them. If you would prefer not to share your email address, you can stop receiving private messages by changing the setting under ‘my account’. Alternatively, you can create an email address specifically for use on the forum. Parkinson’s UK cannot be responsible for the content of private messages sent between community members. First things first
By signing up to the Forum, you agree to our Terms and Conditions (http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/forum_policy.aspx
). These set out the legal obligations that we all must abide by. Take a few minutes to read them before you begin. If there are rules that you do not understand, ask us and we'll explain them.
Now that you’ve read the legalese, be sure to review the forum guidelines (http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/default.aspx?page=8686
) This sets out how we relate to each other on the forum. It is also a guide to how you can expect to be treated here. If you see a post that you feel breaches our rules, report it to a moderator. You can do this either by sending a message to: email@example.com
or by clicking on the blue ‘Report this post’ button at the upper-right hand corner of each message. Next, see what others are talking about
You can see the ongoing conversations in a number of ways:
Click on ‘Forum home’. From here you can see all the sections of the forum.
Click on ‘Latest activity’. From here, you can see conversations which have been posted in the last 12 hours. In the upper right hand corner, you can change this time frame to a range of times from 1 hour to 48 hours.
If you have a particular question or an interested in a specific topic, try ‘search the forum’ on the upper left hand side. Is there a topic you're interested in?
Use the 'search the forum' facility to find previous conversations about your topic. Introduce yourself! We’re waiting to meet you.
The ‘Meet and greet’ section gives new users an opportunity to introduce themselves and meet the other users. You can write a little about yourself and why you’re here.
To post a message, click on the "post reply" link in the upper right-hand corner of any post. You can also find out more about your hosts, the Parkinson’s UK community team here: http://bit.ly/zRiAthReady to post more?
There are a number of forums including About the Forum, Daily life, Treatments, Carer’s, friends and family and more.
It is worth taking a look at the stickies about each section. You can do this by going to the main forum page: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/pdsforum/
and clicking on any section. At the top, you will see a post with “sticky” before it. Stickies provide important information about the various sections and where you can go for additional help. Abbreviations
To help you get started, here are some abbreviations which are commonly used on the forum:
OH…other half (partner or spouse)
PwP...People with Parkinson's
ASAP..As soon as possible
ICB…impulsive and compulsive behaviour
thnx -- thanks.
If you ever have a question or want to contact us, you can use this email address or 'Contact a moderator' from the forum.