Help - Using the Bioelectronic Medicine Website
To register for the BioelecMed network click the “Sign Up” link on the Home page or click here. Then follow the instructions and enter the required information.
To log in to the community enter your username and password on the bioelecmed.org website. Then select the community link on the subsequent page. If you've forgotten your username or password you can retrieve it by clicking "Forgot Username/Password".
The user profile photo is the main image that represents you and is associated with all your activity within the network. To change your profile photo click the “Change profile photo” link on the Dashboard page. This will take you to the My Content upload photo area. To make an image your profile photo, check the 'Make this my profile picture' check box when uploading the photo. To make an existing image your profile photo, click the image and then while it appears in the active space, check the box for 'Make this my profile picture' and then click save.
Your user status lets you tell community members how you are or what is on your mind or simply to say hello. Your status will show up on the network's Recent Activity area. To change your status click inside the status box, type in your update and click save.
The recent activity box shows you the latest activities that you and community members have participated in on the site. You can click on the user and content links inside of the recent activity box as well as view previous updates to view other popular content.
The 'My Messages' block shows your outstanding friend requests and new messages in the internal inbox. This inbox is only for messages sent within the community and does not email your account email address unless you have message notifications turned on. The message center also includes your watch list settings which allows you to subscribe or 'watch' the latest updates in groups, forums, or classified ads you are monitoring.
The 'My Bookmarks' area gives you a way to quickly get to specific content items on the site that you have bookmarked. You can bookmark items including photos, videos blog posts and groups.
You can vote on the latest poll topic by selecting your choice and clicking “Vote”. Once you have voted you can see the totals for all users that have participated in the poll.
The 'My Colleagues' area lets you see your friends and provides a link to visit their profiles. It also shows you the total number of friends that you have.
In the 'Account' tab in the 'My Account' area you can update the main account details for your account including first name, last name, email address and password.
The 'Privacy' tab in the 'My Account' area gives you control over who can see your content. There are three settings for each area that can be applied: friends only, everybody and nobody. The areas that you can control privacy for are listed. You can also restrict access to limit the ability for other users to send you a private message.
The 'Notifications' tab in the 'My Account' area allows you to control what actions in the Network will cause you to receive external email notification to your account email address . You can also unsubscribe from all site notifications in this area.
The 'My Content' tab allows you to manage all of your photos, videos, files and audio. For each item you upload you can add a title, description and tags. For all of the items you can share them in the associated site wide galleries. In the photos area you can select a photo to be your main primary site photo. For photos you can also choose to upload or link to a photo to be shared in the community. For videos you can embed videos from other sites such as You Tube or upload a video from your computer. For files the maximum file size you can upload is 250 megabytes (mb).
The Colleagues pages allows you to view, remove and accept friends from the community. If you have any pending friend requests you can select one of the following options: “Accept” to add them as a friend, "Decline" to not add them and "No Action" to leave them as a pending request.
The site inbox or private system messages area is found in the 'Inbox' tab under the 'Dashboard' tab and allows you to communicate privately with other users on the site. The inbox view allows you to see latest messages you have received from other users. Within the Inbox you can open and read messages by clicking on the subject header of each message. To delete a message, click the check box and then click “Delete Selected”. To view an email sender’s profile click the user's name.
In the 'Invite' link under the 'Dashboard' tab you can invite your friends and contacts to the community. Your name and the email subject are automatically populated all you need to do is add email addresses by typing them in the next box. Separate each email address with a comma. If you’d like to add a personal message, do so in the box below the email address box. The message body is an automatically generated email from the community. Once you have all of the information populated click on "Send Invitation".
To edit your profile, click the arrows to the right of each profile information area. This will expand that area and allow you to fill out the profile information form (boxes marked with a red star are required). When finished with each section click "Save" and the information will display on your user profile.
To view your profile, click the 'View Profile' link under the 'Dashoard' tab. From the profile page you can see how the rest of the community views your profile. Edit links appear in the profile fields blocks, but are only viewable by you when viewing your own profile.
To connect with other users on the site or become 'colleagues' you will need to send them a request. To send a colleague request you will need to view their profile and click on the "Add as Colleague" link. If you are already connected you can also remove them in the same area. Depending on the specific user's setting you may also send a private message, invite them to a group you are already a member of or leave them a comment on their profile. You may also be able to view all of the profile information and click on the links to find other users with similar interests or experiences.
To comment on an article, first make sure that you are logged into BioelecMed.org. Scroll to the bottom of the post and find the Comment Box. If you are not logged in, you will not see the Comment Box. Simply type in your comment and click "Submit Comment".
Profile based search is an easy way to find other people with the same interests or expereince in the community. To use profile based search all you need to do is click on the keyword in the profile information of the user's profile you are viewing. This will search the platform for all users with the same information and return a list of those users in the search results. You can then view their profiles and add new friends by sending them a friend request.
To search quickly using a keyword or phrase type the keyword, name, or topic you are looking for in top right search box located in the site header or navigation area. You can select a specific area to search in from dropdown box to the left of search field. When you are ready click “Submit” and you will be returned a list of all content items and users relevant to your search terms.
To search for specific words in a community area, select the type (Members, Videos, Articles) and then enter the keyword, name, or email address. To search for members, enter their email address. You may specify searching for members with photos only, that are online only, or members of groups created within the community. To search for users by their profile attributes, such as college, member type, or council, use the appropriate block in the search page.