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Iatrogenesis

Hi,

 

I've noticed the "follow user feature" only works if you manually toggle "Someone I'm following makes a post" under "General" in "Notification Settings". Is that a bug only affecting me?

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Altostrata

It's not a bug, it's an individual setting. You make the choice if you want to follow particular members.

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Iatrogenesis

Thanks for the answer, but I still don't understand... There is a button on every user's profile that I can click to follow them. What I mean though, that it won't give me notifications or send me emails unless I toggle that on under that separate notification menu I can access by clicking on the bell icon. It took some time to figure that out, I would have expected to get notifications by default when I chose to follow somebody.

 

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Altostrata

Good point. I see in the global settings that has been left out by mistake. I have enabled

 

Someone I am following makes a post

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Iatrogenesis

That's nice! I wanted to ask as well, are you blocking the Tor Browser or is Comcast doing that?

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Altostrata

We're not blocking it as far as I know.

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Altostrata

This may be deliberate by IPS. I'll ask them but don't get your hopes up.

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Iatrogenesis

Thanks. Oh yes, I've read about Comcast making some rather absurd statements about the Tor Network. It's a shame if they just started blocking it, I imagine some people would like to use it to connect to this site as it's a convenient way to avoid being tracked by corporations and governments as well which I understand could be important for those who live in countries that are (getting increasingly) authoritarian and whose governments like to snoop on their own citizens.

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Iatrogenesis

Oh, you meant Invision, I misread that as ISP. And apparently Comcast officially likes Tor, anyway.

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Altostrata

Our hosting service will not unblock the Tor browser, they think it's for exploits. Sorry.

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Iatrogenesis

Exploits, pff... It's a great privacy tool. Well, anyway, thanks again for contacting them about this.

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gardenlady

How do I edit a tag on my topic?

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Altostrata

Only a mod can edit a tag once a topic is published.

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Nevertoolate

Just a general question out of curiosity how many members are on this site please? 

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ChessieCat
On 1/1/2019 at 8:19 AM, Altostrata said:

Latest statistics:

 

- 11,424 registered members since founding in March 2011
- Currently, about 150 new registrations per month
- 3,000 registered members visited this last year
- 5, 796 case histories in the Introductions forum
- Since 2011, most viewed topics regarding Tapering (views include unregistered Guests):

  • Tips for Tapering Wellbutrin (500,000 views)
  • Tips for Tapering Lexapro (312K)
  • Tips for Tapering Pristiq (276K)
  • Tips for Tapering Effexor (246K)
  • Tips for Tapering Cymbalta (243K)
  • Tips for Tapering Prozac (224K)
  • Tips for Tapering Celexa (187K)
  • Why taper by 10% of my dosage? (147K)
  • Tips for Tapering Lamictal (131K)
  • How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules (130K)
  • Tips for Tapering Seroquel (130K)
  • Tips for Tapering Ability (113K)

- Estimates of “engagement” for last 6 months from https://www.similarweb.com/website/survivingantidepressants.org#overview

  • Total Visits 88.76K
  • Avg. Visit Duration 00:15:01
  • Pages per Visit 7.14
  • Bounce Rate 29.29%

 

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Nevertoolate

Wow

 

Thank you 

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MoreMeditateLessMedicate

What's a typical timeframe from when members submit a post and administrators approve? I ask because I still have two replies I made on my Intro thread still pending - one of them from last Thursday. 

I'm mainly asking for managing my expectations and whether it is ever prudent to post anything that is time-sensitive on here.

Thanks y'all!

David

 

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Altostrata

The first two posts of new members are reviewed, approved, and responded to by staff to make sure initial withdrawal questions are answered.

 

It may take a couple of days before our staff works through our queue of posts from new members.

 

In your case, it seems during a software upgrade your posts did not appear in the moderator queue. Apologies for this one-off software glitch.

 

 

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Button

Can some tell me how to get to the admin cp and you the default tool in the topics area thank you 

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ChessieCat

Hi Button,

 

I assume that you are asking this question because you are receiving the following error message:

 

[[Template forums/front/topic is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]

 

Some of the mods are receiving this error message when an @ tag is included in a post and we have had to remove it in order for the post to submit.

 

I've just tried it and I am still getting the error message.

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Button

ok thank you, dose that mean I can't tag you guys in anything at the moment. 

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Button

is there another way I can get information to altro and yourself?

 

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Altostrata

Software will be upgraded today to repair that error message.

 

You can use the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.

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Altostrata

How to find Introductions topics with "☼" in the title?

 

When people have turned the corner in recovering from withdrawal from psychiatric drugs, we mark their Introductions topics with "☼" (We ask these people to please post Success Story topics when they are fully recovered.)

 

To find those topics, In Google search, enter

 

site:survivingantidepressants.org "☼"

 

You will get all posts on SurvivingAntidepressants.org in topics with "☼".

 

If you want to see all "☼" topics about venlafaxine, for example, enter

 

site:survivingantidepressants.org "☼" venlafaxine

 

Highly recommended!

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honingbij

How do I tag someone?
I see user names tagged in a blue box, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks for any help!

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Shep
On 4/15/2020 at 3:28 PM, honingbij said:

How do I tag someone?
I see user names tagged in a blue box, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks for any help!

 

If you type @ and then the person's username, you will "tag" them. Like this: 

 

@honingbij

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neverknew

How can I copy my history into a post that I respond to somewhere other than introductions?

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ChessieCat
Posted (edited)

Do you mean pasting a link to your Introduction topic?

 

If this is what you want to do, go to the first page of your Introduction topic and copy the URL aka address and paste it in the post.  If you don't want it to appear in a summary box but just as a link, immediately after pasting the URL you click on Display as Link at the bottom of the Reply Box.

 

Some members include the link to their Introduction topic in their drug signature.  This way you can just state that the link is there instead of posting the link in the post.

 

I hope that helps.

 

If it's something else that you wish to do, please explain more fully.  Thank you.

 

Edited by ChessieCat

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Artistic1

Two questions:

1. How do I use the "quote" option? I see people selecting quotes from other members' posts, and the quote appears in a box in their message, then they can post a reply to it.

2. How do I get the "@(member name)" option to work? I see posts with the @ symbol and the member's name in a black box so that they will receive notification of a reply. I typed @(member name) into one of my replies, and it didn't appear in a black box when posted. 

Thanks.

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Frogie

Hi:

 

I will try to answer your questions.


 

57 minutes ago, Artistic1 said:

How do I use the "quote" option? I see people selecting quotes from other members' posts, and the quote appears in a box in their message, then they can post a reply to it.

Highlight what you want to quote. A box will come up that says “quote selection”. Select that and it will copy your quote.

 

59 minutes ago, Artistic1 said:

How do I get the "@(member name)" option to work? I see posts with the @ symbol and the member's name in a black box so that they will receive notification of a reply. I typed @(member name) into one of my replies, and it didn't appear in a black box when posted. 

Just type @and the persons name. Names will drop down. Select the name you wish to tag and will show up like @Artistic. It will be highlighted in blue.

 

Hope this answers your questions.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

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Artistic1

@Frogie Thanks so much. Both worked!

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Frogie
5 hours ago, Artistic1 said:

@Frogie Thanks so much. Both worked!

Glad to hear that!

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