I wasn't sure where exactly to put this topic, Feedback seems to be the best.
I wondered if anyone might want to know how to add an individualized signature to their posts, and thought I'd try to walk you through it, if you might be interested. It's easy enough, though it can be "fiddly".....but if I can do it, so can you!
First of all, what you need to do is to
LOG IN, and then go to:
USER CONTROL PANEL...click on:
PROFILE....then click on:
There will be a window there that looks like the one you write posts on.
Write whatever you want in there that you would like to have as your signature on all your posts.
[e.g., mine currently says: “12-04-08: BMI is below 35: NO LONGER QUALIFY FOR SURGERY! Diane G. RN, LMFT Lap Band 11-13-07"]
WARNING: IF YOU INCLUDE YOUR BOTH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAMES IN THIS SIGNATURE, GOOGLE CAN AND WILL FIND IT AND ADD IT AND YOUR POST TO THE SEARCH RESULTS IF ANYONE GOOGLES YOUR NAME. Trust me on this one, learned it the hard way. That’s why I went to just first name and last initial. I don’t care if fellow bariatric patients know who I am, but I’d rather not have the entire Internet world knowing what I’m up to!
When you have typed in what you want, click on:
PREVIEW......if you are satisfied, then click on:
That’s all there is to it.
If you want to change font color etc, just highlight the text, then click on font color, and go from there. You’ll get the hang of it by playing with it.
Another thing: BE AWARE that every time you update your signature, it will be updated on ALL your PAST posts too. Example: if you go to older posts of mine, like the beginning of November, my signature has CURRENT weight loss info on it.
TICKER FACTORY GIZMO:
Adding one of these is also easy, but even more fiddly. Go through the same steps as above, stop before you “Submit”, open another Internet tab, and go to tickerfactory.com. Scroll down and click on “Weight Loss”, the first one in the left hand column. Find the “ticker ruler” you want. NOTE: there are actually 16 pages of these, so click on the “page numbers” to advance to the next ones, and NOT on “Next” yet.
Once you have decided on a “ruler”, click on it and THEN click on “Next”.
Then do the same with choosing a “ticker slider” [10 pages of these], and then click on “Next.”
On this last page, fill in a password [this is the only way your page is identified, you won’t have a “user name” to find it again.]
Under “Track” click on “Weight” [the “weight change” one shows only BMI, “weight” shows BMI AND lbs lost.]
Fill in the info on weight, height etc. [I’ve never bothered with the waist measurements.]
Click on “Next”.
OK, now the really fussy part. To transfer your Ticker to the SOBC website, scroll down to where it says “bbCode”. Copy ALL the code in that box....be aware that it is a line or two longer than it appears.
Now, back to the SOBC website, and the “edit signature” page: Paste the info into the box. Check it in “preview” and if it’s ok, then “Submit”.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any problems with it, or if you have other questions.