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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:34 AM

Help! How do I get around on this site?

 

SurvivingAntidepressants.org is a forum site. Forum sites have been around on the Internet for a very long time, almost as long as the Internet has been around, and way before Facebook. (Facebook is an elaborate forum site.)

 

Forum sites are organized very simply.

  • There's a main index page that shows all the different forums, like the table of contents in a book. Here, the index page is http://survivingantidepressants.org.
  • If you click on a forum, such as Introductions and Updates, you will see a list of topics inside the forum. You can add to a topic by posting in the box at the end, or you can start a topic by clicking the big black Start New Topic button at the top right of every forum page. (Please look around a bit and try not to duplicate existing topics.)

To go to another forum, you would go back to the index page. You can do this by clicking on the site logo or one of the breadcrumbs at the top of every page. The breadcrumbs look like this:

 

SurvivingAntidepressants ---> Support ---> Read This First


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#2 Altostrata

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

I would prefer not receiving email notifying me of posts... unless someone is offering me some chocolate. :) I did receive an email this morning. Thought I had not checked that box. Not sure what to do. Thanks

Excellent question.

Look up at the right corner of your screen. Click on the bar containing your screen name. In the drop-down menu, click on My Settings.

On the left, click on Notification Options and choose your preferences. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the Save Changes button.

I suggest everyone make sure "Watch every topic I reply to" is unchecked, because the notifications will drive you crazy. I will see if I can turn it off for everyone.

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Summary: User drop-down > My Settings > Notification Options > choose prefs > Save Changes
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You may have requested notification about a particular topic.

To turn that off, go to the user drop-down menu, go to My Settings, then click on the Forums tab. On the left, click on Manage Watched Topics and click a check next to the topics for which you want stop notifications. Scroll down to the bottom, choose Unsubscribe from the drop-down, click on the button that says "with selected."

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Summary: User drop-down > My Settings > Forums > check off topics > Select Unsubscribe > click on "with selected"
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I hope this helps. The software vendor is going to redesign this area in their next update.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

Why is the file folder on the far left sometimes reddish, as opposed to dark grey and light grey?
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

The pink folder means Hot Topic (No New). I must have set a certain number of posts in a topic to show as a "hot topic." Would you like me to change this?
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

The pink folder means Hot Topic (No New).

I must have set a certain number of posts in a topic to show as a "hot topic."

Would you like me to change this?


Thanks for finding out and thanks for asking!

I never paid attention to hot topic-ness in the past. I don't see any use for it, since I'm going to read everything anyway. But it doesn't bother me, and perhaps other people use it?
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

please, i cannot find how to have under my name " pm this member"
thanks

You have it, Stan. It's the little letter icon:
send_pm_from_post.gif

You can't see it because it belongs to you, but everyone else can see it.

Is that what you were asking about?
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#7 Altostrata

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:23 PM

How to find your content

 

To see all the topics you've posted in, the topics you've started, or all the posts you've made, use the drop-down menu next to your name in the upper-right corner.

 

Click on the little downward arrow. Choose My Content.

 

In your content list, use the drop-down menu in the blue bar at the top of the list to change the view.


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

Is there a way to log on and see which threads I've posted in, and which threads I've started? For instance, I was told someone had written something in my intro thread. If I wasn't told that, I wouldn't have gone to that thread. xo

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:08 PM

There are several ways to do this:

 

- The link labeled "View new content" in the upper right is a way to see what posts are new.

 

- In your drop-down in the upper right corner, click on My Content to see all the topics you've started and posts you've made.

 

- To get e-mail or pm notices of new posts to a particular topic, open that topic and click on the big blue button Watch Topic at the top.

 

There may be be more ways -- if you know of any, please post here to answer summer's question.


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

This doesn't answer your question exactly, but it's another way to see if a post has been added to your thread since you were there last -- When you return to the site after being away from it, the folders on the far left will be dark if there's a new post in that forum since you were here last. Then, there will be a little red-outlined page, also on the far left of a topic title, if there has been a new post since you were here last. Even while you're on the site, you can reload the forum index page and see what folders have gone dark.
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

Strange tho b/c no colors show up for me... but, I can tell what is dark and what isn't, and can see the outlined page. Great!

Just out of curiosity, which browser are you using? I'm on Firefox. I wonder if that makes the difference. Here we are at the edge of my technical knowledge! :lol:
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:39 PM

Firefox also. You surely have more tech knowledge than I have!

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#13 Altostrata

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:26 AM

Question: What is this reputation thing? Answer: See the lower right corner of a post. There's a plus sign (+). Click on this to vote for posts you admire. This adds to the poster's reputation. You will not see this in posts by admins and mods. Admins and mods can't accrue reputation.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:01 PM

Question: Who is Alexa, and why doesn't she post in the Introductions forum? Answer: You may see a mysterious visitor, Alexa, on this site, with her boyfriend, Google. Alexa and Google are Web spiders indexing the site so it can be found in Web searches. I may turn some of them off because they're adding to our concurrent user load. Google is the most important one. (stan, what do you think?) Here are the spiders (called, in the system, User Agents): About Alexa Altavista Ask Jeeves Excite Google Facebook Infoseek Inktomi InternetSeer Look Looksmart Lycos MSProxy MSN/Bing WebCrawl Websense Yahoo
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:32 PM

Google, but with my websites i never take care of alexa, bing and other yahoo motor searcher, i tried some but they are to small

for anxiety 

12 years paxil - cold turkey 1,5 month - switch celexa 1 year taper; total 13 years on brain meds 

66 years old - 8 years  med free

 

in protracted withdrawal syndrome

 

chronic fatigue syndrome...off balance and dizzy...sleep very bad...dryness syndrôme...prostate...derealization...itching psoriasis...unable to be quiet inside... to rest though improvements akathisia...dilate bronchitis ...auto-immune disorder...conversion disorder...strong back pains...permanent stress...emotions no control...my senses are false... many feelings are false since beginning...locomotor disorder ...

 


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:44 PM

Firefox also.

You surely have more tech knowledge than I have!

two years ago i tried internet explorer and firefox
internet explorer was more powerful to view very heavy complicated written websites, firefox stopped, could not read heavy files,
but heavy websites are rare, and internet explorer is much more complicate to use, so i use firefox and thunderbird as many people

for anxiety 

12 years paxil - cold turkey 1,5 month - switch celexa 1 year taper; total 13 years on brain meds 

66 years old - 8 years  med free

 

in protracted withdrawal syndrome

 

chronic fatigue syndrome...off balance and dizzy...sleep very bad...dryness syndrôme...prostate...derealization...itching psoriasis...unable to be quiet inside... to rest though improvements akathisia...dilate bronchitis ...auto-immune disorder...conversion disorder...strong back pains...permanent stress...emotions no control...my senses are false... many feelings are false since beginning...locomotor disorder ...

 


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:55 PM

two years ago i tried internet explorer and firefox
internet explorer was more powerful to view very heavy complicated written websites, firefox stopped, could not read heavy files,
but heavy websites are rare, and internet explorer is much more complicate to use, so i use firefox and thunderbird as many people

And Firefox has upgraded itself many times in the last two years. That should make a difference, non?
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
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Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

Google, but with my websites i never take care of alexa, bing and other yahoo motor searcher, i tried some but they are to small

Yes, I thought some of these were out of business.

Here's an interesting wikipedia article on Alexa https://secure.wikim.../Alexa_Internet It feeds the Wayback Machine!

I believe I'll allow Google and Bing, maybe Alexa, for old times' sake, but turn off the others if I can.


And Firefox has upgraded itself many times in the last two years. That should make a difference, non?

It upgrades itself every couple of weeks. Quel nuisance!
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:37 PM

How can I best use View New Content to see topics with new posts in them?

 

If you click on View New Content, the link in the upper right corner, you will see all topics with new posts in them.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:11 AM

How can I find a link for my post?

To get the permalink for any post, click on the number of the post in the upper-right corner of the post and copy the link.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

Could this be a bug? I see some strange menu-like text rule on the bottom of the screen, just below the [Update View] button. Together with a closing HTML comment tag. See screenshot.

Claudius -- this is interesting. I found when you "comment out," the double hyphens in <!-- ... --> work in pairs. If a double hyphen appears anywhere in the code, it negates the --> close comment.

I added a work-around -- another pair of hyphens. Is the code still displaying in your browser? (This is a little tricky in this software because the double hyphens are inherited from the CSS, they don't actually appear in the code.)
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:47 AM

What does "Silver star" under a person's name mean?

When you've made your 5th post, your member title will change from Getting Started to Member.

As you increase your posting:

Silver star 100 posts
Gold star 1000
Platinum star 2000
Fingers of titanium 5000


The above titles may change at my whim.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

How can I send personal messages?

1) In the upper right corner of the page, you'll see a tiny downward arrow next to your name.

2) Click on that arrow.

3) Select Messenger from the drop-down menu.

4) In the Messenger, to send a new message, click on the big blue Compose New button.

You're on your way.....
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:19 AM

How can I embed a YouTube video in a post?

To embed a YouTube video,

1. Click on the Share button on YouTube.

2. Click on the Long link box.

3. Copy the long link.

4. In your post on SA, click on the Insert Media button at the top of the post window. (It looks like a little pile of 3 snapshots.)

5. Paste the link into the Insert Media box.

6. Click on the Insert Media button.

7. Save your post by clicking the Add Reply button.

The YouTube window appears in your post.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

How can I get e-mail notifications about posts in topics I'm interested in?

To set e-mail notifications:

1. From the drop-down next to your name at the upper right of your browser window, select My Settings.

2. Under Your Options, look at the Settings tab.

3. From the list on the left side, click on Notification Options. Set your preferences.

4. From the list on the left side, click on Your Notifications. Set your preferences.

If you want notifications for a particular topic, click on the big blue Watch Topic button at the top left of the topic.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

Someone is irritating me. How can I make this stop?

Personality conflicts happen online and seem even more intense than offline personality conflicts. Do not let these disturb you. You can block seeing a person's posts by putting the person in your Ignored Users list:

1. In the upper left corner of the screen, click on your name.

2. From the drop-down list, choose Settings.

3. On your Settings page, click on the Profile tab.

4. Look at the list on the left side. Click on Manage Ignored Users.

5. Add the person's screen name to your Ignored User's list.

6. You can choose to ignore personal conversations as well as posts.

For you, it will be as though the person does not exist on this board.

If you feel you are being harassed, put the person in your Ignored Users list immediately.

Harassment also may warrant a complaint to a moderator or administrator via personal message.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

I'm getting unwanted e-mail. How can I hide my e-mail address on this site?

You may have set your e-mail to be visible. To hide your e-mail address:

1) In the upper right corner of the page, you'll see a tiny downward arrow next to your name.

2) Click on that arrow.

3) Select My Settings from the drop-down menu.

4) Under Settings, in the list on the left side, click on Notification Options.

5) In the first choice under Privacy Settings, check the box next to Hide my email address from other members.

Now, if people want to contact you, they must send you a pm. You may wish to get e-mail notifications of your pms. To do this:

6) Scroll further down the Settings page to Private Messages.

7) Check the box next to Notify me when I receive a new personal conversation and any other options you wish to activate.

If you have your e-mail address hidden and personal messages turned off, there will be no way someone other than the administrator can send you a message through this site.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

I want notifications about new posts to topics I'm interested in, but I'm getting too much e-mail.

Unfortunately, the new post notification function in this forum software works poorly. You may wish to turn off all topic notifications.

If you still wish to receive notifications, make sure the site e-mail address
survivingads-at-comcast.net
is in your e-mail address book.

To change topic notifications or unsubscribe, change your settings:

1) From the drop-down menu next to your name in the upper right corner, open My Settings.

2) On the "Settings" tab, click "Notification Options." Review settings for "Watch every topic I reply to."

If you have selected "Immediate notification," you may receive an e-mail for each reply made to each topic, which you may find to be a nuisance.

3) Click on "Save changes" button at bottom of page.

4) Click on the "Forums" tab.

5) Click on the "Manage Watched Topics" link. Change topic settings.

6) Click on "Save changes" button at bottom of page.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

What is this reputation thing? (Now disabled.)

At the bottom right of each post, you may have seen a little plus sign in a green circle.

This is the site's "reputation" system. It's similar to a "like" button.

If you click on it, it would add a point to the poster's reputation.

People haven't used it much on this site, so it didn't mean anything. I've disabled it. (If you want it back, please let me know.)
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

I tried, I really did :wacko: Can't find where to edit info in "My History (confidental)" in left column of Profile page. I don't see this in others' profiles, so assume it is hidden? It is in area with Birthdate, Referred By (also says 'Confidential'). Also, any chance of changing my Screen Name and/or Title of my introduction? I DID figure out how to change from Mobile format to Full Site all by m'self! I recall a time when I could find my way around a computer... At what point in w/d does that function return?? PIA
Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

"Referred by (confidential)" and "My history (confidential)" are fields required at registration. You can't edit them. No one but site staff can see them and they are sworn to keep the information confidential.

You cannot edit your screen name, or a post made more than an hour ago.

If you want such changes made, you'll need to request it of an administrator (me, alexejice, or Patience) and you'll need to give us a good reason to make the change.

Changes in screen names are deliberately limited so as to retain a continuity of identity for the individual.

Edits in posts are limited or we'd be spending all our time doing that.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Explanation at http://survivinganti...ndpost__p__5634
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#33 chickie

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

How do I introduce myself in this site. It said tht I could not start topic. Where do I go to begin to ask a question?
Been on antidepressants for 25 yrs.
Started in 1990.
Been on serzone, paxil,effector and Celexa which has been for last 5 yrs.
Have tapered off everything with no success doing 1-2 year tapers. Withdrawal started this past Sept on 12mg after 1.5 years of taper.started on prozac and he did a 4 week taper off Celexa which restarted at 20mg.off Celexa now for 10 weeks.on prozac 15mg for last 10 weeks.also now on klonopin
.125mg 3x day and .25mg at night.
MD thinks prozac is too strong.
Been through w/d many times and this is it.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Sorry, only the admin can start a topic in the Read this First forum. chickie, please go to the Introductions forum http://survivinganti...ns-and-updates/ and start a topic about yourself there.
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#35 Altostrata

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

How can I find a post I made yesterday?

There are many ways to do this.
  • Use the Search box at the upper right of the page.
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  • Click on the View New Content link at the upper right, under the Search box.
  • Click on the green Discussions tab at the top of this page, click on the forum where you posted. You will see the topics with recent posts at the top.

And many more....
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#36 Altostrata

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

How do I post to a topic?

  • See the list of forums here http://survivinganti...ndex.php?/index or click on the Discussions tab up at the top of every page.
  • Choose the forum you want to post in. You'll see a list of topics.
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  • Type your response, click on Add Reply at the bottom, and you've posted.

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