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Life is about change......But the tremendous change that has happened on this site is extremely difficult to use and follow . I believe that the people who have posted recently have a very valid point and this needs to be adressed and fixed. I am saddened to see that this support network has become such a source of stress to all the people participating by useing it. It is simply what works sometimes does not need to be changed....The community is a broad spectrum of ages.. I still beliee that this needs to be simplified for all users abilities........
sgt173, April 28, 2018 10:33am EST
My two cents worthon the new AFib forum:
I agree with everyone else that is posting about the new format.Its too hard to get around on now and I am computer savy.Also I get tired of having to log in again in everytime I click on something.So far I see nothing that is better about the NEW Forum.I use it a lot less everyday now and I think most of the others are too or stopped trying and quit all together.What was so wrong with the old one?.It was so mush easier before to communicate with others and to even send a personal messege to someone that seems to have completely disappeared.Katie I'm sure you are probably trying everything to make it work better I dont think one on one is going to help many that come here just wanting to learn about theire new found problem AFib
MellanieSAF, April 28, 2018 11:12am EST
A few tips I have learned in navigating the forum:
1) When you receive the digest, if you login to the site immediately, you should be able to do everything, including Reply, in a single 60-minute session without logging in again. The timeout will be changed to 24 hours (doesn't seem to be working yet). Sometimes, even the 60-minute timeout doesn't seem to be working and I have to log in multiple times, but Katie has all of this on her list for the vendor.
2) Easiest ways to get to the My AFib Experience forums (on the computer, not necessarily on a mobile device as I don't use one for this) is from "Your Dashboard" - there are two approaches:
a) In the three folder tabs below the menu, click on "My AFib Experience" (3rd tab) to go to the My Afib Experience home page, then click on the Community Forums dropdown.
b) In the top box (Participate in the Conversation on Your Primary Condition), click on the red "Go to My Primary Condition Forum". That currently takes you to the Technical Issues forum, which is the top forum in the list, but I've emailed Katie today to swap the Introduce Yourself and Technical Issues forums in the list. That way, Introduce Yourself (which we are using as our main forum) will come up when you click that Primary Condition button. [She is not working this weekend, so will hopefully be able to swap them for us on Monday.]
3) Use the "Activity Stream" on "Your Dashboard" throughout the day to see the most recent comments and most active threads in My AFib Experience.
4) Go to the News Blog page to access all the instructions Katie has posted for personalizing what you see, making sure that you have set up Instant Notifications and selected the type of Digest you want and what you want to see in it.
I hope that these tips help relieve some of your frustrations in learning how to get around.
barbara1642, May 2, 2018 5:43am EST
Just my nickles' worth: (inflation, you know).....
Do you think that the replies could be posted in chronological order? I'm getting the newest first, which confuses this poor old brain of mine.
Otherwise, as I've heard here: When you log in, click on "Take me to my condition" or whatever it's called. And there you are.