Getting started on the WES forum
Welcome to all WES members!
Thanks for checking out our new forum for all Writing Equipment related matters.
This discussion is here to help with the set up of your profile and customising notifications.
Now that you have created your account you will be able to create new discussions, favourite discussions and manage your notifications for replies from users and more.
A good place to start would be to control how you receive notifications of updates to topics. By default most email notifications are turned off, but we think you’ll want to have a little more communication via email so you don’t miss a reply or mention from someone.
So… On desktop, head over to the top right to the gear/cog icon and click that. You should see an option “Edit Profile”. Go ahead and click this.
On the next page you can control certain settings related to your account, including updating your password and managing your notification preferences.
To the right there will be a menu with the option “Notification Preferences”. Please click this.
On the following page you have the ability to set which notifications you wish to receive. In general we have all but the last set to on, otherwise we’ll end up getting an email for every discussion we’re every going to be in. But you’ll no doubt need notifications for bookmarked discussions, replies to your own discussions and when someone mentions your name. So go ahead and turn these on and hit “Save Preferences”.
Once this is done you can click your name at the top and you’ll be able to view your main profile view.
This page is in fact the “Profile page” as it were. The front facing page for you.
Here you can upload an image of yourself or something to recognise you by, view your about information and see your recent activity. On the right hand side you’ll also notice that you have notifications, an inbox for private messages, a discussions section which lists your discussions and a comments section which lists your comments.
All rather self explanatory :)
The little bell at the top reflects your notifications - this will show a number in it when you are logged on in the forum to inform you of how many new/unread replies etc you have.
Feel free to get posting and enjoy!