How do I edit my __________ (profile, settings, avatar, password, privacy, preferences, etc.) Look at the upper right hand side of the page on the black navigation bar. You can click on your name and a menu will drop down. This menu has all of your important links. New users will be able to upload an avatar after you've made 10 posts. How do I update my time zone? This setting is in your preferences. Click your name on the black navigation bar to get a menu with the Preferences link or you can click here. What happened to private messages? Next to your name on the navigation bar is a mail icon. Click on it to find your private messages. The new forum also refers to these as "conversations". When you get a new PM, the icon will notify you. Can you add another subforum for ______________ specialty? We have found over the years that it works best to keep the number of subforums at a minimum. When we find a lot of people are discussing a certain topic that warrants its own subforum, that's when we'll create one. Recently, we've simplified some of the rarely-used special subforums back into general ed subforums and that is a trend that may continue. Is there a link that will take me back to the main page of the forum? Yes, this can be found on every page. 1) The logo at the top left side of the page and 2) "Forums" on the navigation bar both link back to forums.atozteacherstuff.com. 3) There is also a light gray "breadcrumb" bar at the top and bottom of forum content. Use the "Forums" link. How does the News Feed work? You can customize your news feed to show you topics, forums, and people you are most interested in. You can find a link to your News Feed from your username on the navigation bar. Click your name and the menu will drop down. Click News Feed. Your news feed will include threads and forums you choose to watch. You can also choose to "follow" other members or even "ignore" members you'd rather not see. What is the difference between Recent Posts and New Posts? Recent Posts will show you all of the recent posts and New Posts will only show you the ones you have not read yet.