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New User? How to get started…

  • New User? How to get started…

    Posted by TalkBaja on August 6, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    First of all… Welcome aboard!

    We hope you find this site a useful and informative tool as we have invested a lot of time and effort into ensuring this site to be user friendly as well as functional across multiple platforms; on your phone, desktop PC and tablet.

    Update Profile and Add a Profile Image

    While you spend some time checking out and becoming familiar with the website, we strongly recommend you go to your user profile page that is reached by the drop down menu accessible via the image icon at the upper right corner.

    From there you can update your profile with as little as or as much information as you feel comfortable in sharing as well as adjust your contact and privacy settings while using this website.

    And while on your profile page we also suggest you upload a profile image and cover photo to your profile.

    Your profile image will appear, representing you on any threads or replies you make in our discussion forum and your cover image is exactly like what you see in social media; a large, hi resolution, elongated image that will appear at the top of your profile page.

    Groups vs Forums

    There are currently 35 News Groups here on Talk Baja covering a wide variety of Baja related topics. As a new member, you are automatically subscribed to all of the groups by default and over time – as you decide which topics interest you – may unsubscribe from any group, with the option remaining to subscribe back to any groups you left, at any time, if you should choose to do so.

    Groups Directory

    Each News Group has its own, dedicated and completely independent discussion forum attached to the group where members may participate in the discussions, post, commenting and uploading videos, photos and documents. When clicking on Forum Activity, Members can view the latest forum activity in their subscribed News Groups.

    Latest Forum Activity

    You may also subscribe to individual forum discussion posts that interest you to receive a notification of any new activity in that discussion.

    Posting Rules
    Before posting or commenting, we require that all members read and familiarize themselves with our posting rules:

    Forum Posting Rules

    So now what?
    A great place to dive in and get started would be to post an introduction thread in our news group designed just for that purpose, telling us a little bit about yourself so we can get to know something about you and your connections to Baja Mexico.

    Simply click on “New Discussion” to begin creating your introduction.

    To access the various post formatting options located via the menu at the lower left of the posting box, simply click on the Aa menu item to switch back and forth between the two post formatting menus that include photo, video and document uploading as well as font styling, list formatting, adding hyperlinked text and smiley icons to your post or replies.

    The photo / video upload tool is easy to use and simply click to open an upload window on your phone, tablet or PC and choose the image/video file(s) you wish to add to your post (up to 10 files per upload), much as you do today on social media.

    When finished and ready to make your first post go live, simply click on the POST button at the bottom.

    Feel free to create a new discussion thread in this Site Support group if you have any related questions on using the website, discussion forums, posting, photo uploading, etc.

    Enjoy!

    trekker replied 1 year, 6 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • offroadrage

    Member
    August 6, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks, that helps.

  • trekker

    Member
    August 6, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you for this. I was trying to figure out how to convert text to bold typeface and didn’t realize the menu at the post dialog box could switch like that. Cool!

    • BajaGringo

      Organizer
      August 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      My bad for not posting that earlier

      • trekker

        Member
        January 12, 2023 at 8:19 am

        I also just figured out how to use the quote function, cool!

  • coyote

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 10:49 am

    It’s actually pretty intuitive, I like this software.

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