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Forum Communications (E-mail, PM, Newsletter, Notifications) and Profile Settings

Hi Everyone,

To facilitate forum communications, such as allowing members to contact you via e-mail without the need to directly list your e-mail address in a classified ad post (for better security / spam protection), a few settings to explore in your forum profile:

arrow Part I: Profile: How to View and Edit?

There are a number of ways to view and edit your profile.

To view your profile (works whether you have or have not yet posted to the forum):

-Log in to the forum

-Click the "Members" button in the toolbar.

-Search for your username in the username search box or in the list and click on it.

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To edit your profile:

-Log in to the forum

-Click the "Profile" button in the toolbar.

-The "Information" tab will open first.

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arrow Part II: Profile: Setting Options to Check

When viewing your editable profile, you will see a number of tabs:
Information, Preferences, Signature, Avatar, Notifications.


1. Information Tab:

-E-mail and password can be changed here.

-Personalized Profile fields are optional.

-Consider filling out the location field before posting an ad in the Classified / Marketplace section so people know where you are.


2. Preferences Tab:

Options to consider setting to "yes"

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Allow members to contact me by e-mail

Check that your e-mail address is correct in the Information tab before turning on this setting.

Contact will be via forum e-mail form (see screenshot below in part III).

Allow members to send me private messages

Contact will be via forum pm form (see screenshot below in part III).

Notifications can be set to receive e-mails when a member contacts you via personal message (see the Notifications Tab).

For more information about Forumotion PMs from the Help Forum:
http://help.forumotion.com/t8324-private-messages#43332

Allow newsletters

In the event that that we need to contact all forum members about forum-specific news or issues.

Note that this is forum newsletter is different than the Sac Volvo Club Mailing List.
For Sac Volvo Club news and event information delivered directly to your e-mail inbox, sign-up for the Mailing List here:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/mailing-list

Always notify me of replies

If selected, the forum will automatically select the "Notify me when a reply is posted" option with each topic / reply (no need to remember or worry about forgetting!)

Board Language

Can set and/or change here as preferred.

Timezone and Date Format

Forumotion is a company based in France, so the default may not be accurate to where you are. This can be changed here as preferred.


3 & 4. Signature and Avatar Tabs:

See this topic for more information:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t256-avatars-and-signatures-guidelines-and-how-tos


5. Notifications Tab:

You can select which notifications to receive via e-mail.


For more information about Forumotion Profile Settings from the Help Forum:
http://help.forumotion.com/t3341-your-profile-avatar-signature#18910

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arrow Part III: Forum Communications: How to Contact a Member via Forum PM or E-mail?

The easiest way  to contact a member regarding their classified ad is to view their ad (make sure you are logged in) and select one of the contact buttons under their username.

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The forum PM form looks like this:

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The forum e-mail form looks like this:

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Hope that helps!

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Take care,
volvie!

1-31-2018: Forum Profile Screenshots Updated

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by volvie!
on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:59 pm
 
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Topic: Forum Communications (E-mail, PM, Newsletter, Notifications) and Profile Settings
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FAQ: How to Post Classifed Ads to Sac Volvo Club Forum & Where to Find Resources for Buying/Selling

Hi Everyone,

We do not post classified ads to the mailing list, but we do have this Sac Volvo Club Forum where you are more than welcome to post your classified ad(s).

How to post a Classified Ad on the Sac Volvo Club Forum:

Note: To limit spammers, you must be registered and logged in to see and create posts in the Classifieds/Marketplace section.

1. Navigate to the forum:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/sac-volvo-club-forum
or
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/

2. Login to the Sac Volvo Club Forum.

Click on the "log in" button on the right of the top menu to log in.
When you are logged in, you should see that the "log in" button has been replaced with a "log out" button.

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3. Scroll down to the Classifieds / Marketplace section.

4. Click on For Sale or Wanted category link:

For Sale:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f12-for-sale

Wanted:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f13-wanted

5. Click on New Topic.

Once inside the For Sale or Wanted forum, look for a "new topic" button at the top and bottom of the forum frame.
Click on this button to view the full post writing/editing window.

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6. Review the Sac Volvo Club Forum policies and rules.

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7. Start typing your description of the item you are selling (For Sale Section) or looking for (Wanted Section).

If you are selling a car, some things to consider when describing the car in the ad:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t6-before-you-post-read-this
(You will need to be registered/logged in to see this post as it is in the For Sale section)

8. When finished typing your message, look for the "notify me when a reply is posted" text and select that check box to be notified via e-mail when someone relies to your topic.

(See screenshot below.)

9. You can also preview your message before sending to see what it will look like before posting.

(See screenshot below.)

10. When you are done, select "send," and your post will be sent to the forum.

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As noted above, to limit spammers, you must be registered and logged in to see and create posts in the Classifieds/Marketplace section.

If you have not yet registered for the Sac Volvo Club Forum, some additional information:

If you are new to forums and/or need help registering for the forum, take a look at this topic here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t7-forum-newbies-information-and-how-tos-to-help-you-get-started

And/or this one, if using the Apple Safari Internet Browser / having issues with the image verification when registering:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t165-registering-for-the-forum-with-apple-safari-browser

Since you will need to be contacted by another person to complete the transaction, a couple of notes:
-Register for the forum with a real email address (that you check often).
-Set up your forum account to send personal message notifications to your e-mail (as I do not recommend sharing your e-mail address in the forum posts for spam protection).
For more information about how to change these settings in your forum profile, see this topic:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t269-forum-communications-e-mail-pm-newsletter-notifications-and-profile-settings

See this post for more information/background:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t70-spammers-in-the-classifieds-marketplace
(You will need to be registered/logged in to see this post as it is in the For Sale section).

[While in the For Sale Section, take a look at this topic about being on the look out for scams:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t5-buyer-beware-be-on-the-look-out-for-scams ]

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Need some more resources (how much is the car worth, etc.)?

Check out our Volvo Buying Guide and Selling Guide links here:

http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-buying-guide

http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-selling-guide

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Additional Resources:

If you are selling a car or part and would like to find other places to list your car for sale, check out these resources:

Volvo Forums Links:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvoforumlinks

Model-Specific Links (Rear Wheel Drive Models):
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/technical-resources#TOC-RWD:

Model-Specific Links (Front Wheel Drive Models):
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/technical-resources#TOC-FWD:

Volvo Buying Guide:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/volvo-buying-guide

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General questions about the forum can be found in the Information / About this Forum section here:
http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/f16-about-this-forum

Have additional questions?

Contact Us:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus

Attention: Webmaster

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Good luck with your transactions!

Hope that helps!

Take care,
volvie!

3-5-2018: How to post a Classified Ad on the Sac Volvo Club Forum section updated with screenshots.

#how-to  #classified  #buying  #selling  #resources  #information
by volvie!
on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:34 pm
 
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Topic: FAQ: How to Post Classifed Ads to Sac Volvo Club Forum & Where to Find Resources for Buying/Selling
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