Will you guys please give a welcome to Colliemom?

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  1. Tired Teacher

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    You can find her by looking to see people I follow.
    She is thinking about joining us here.
    She's a super nice and smart lady!
    Thank you!!!
     
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  3. stargirl

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    Welcome, Colliemom! Looking forward to your joining A to Z!
     
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    Thank you, stargirl! Happy to joining the board and meet fellow educators.
     
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    ☺️ Thank you, Tired Teacher.
     
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    :welcome::atoz_love:
     
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  7. Tired Teacher

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    Mountain Joy is now with us too. I have just gotten to know her in the last few months, but she is a very polite and sensible teacher!
     
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    I'm wondering if more new members will be joining as the fairly active Proteacher forum is having issues and probably going to implode unfortunately. Members there are looking for a way to stay in touch via similar social media, and this board has been mentioned as an option.
    (I was a member there, too, but got locked out of my account a few months ago because I forgot my password and got no response when I requested a password reset, so I can read the public threads but can't post. But I still check in every now and then and that's the latest I see being posted about.)
    IMO, the more members, the merrier lol.
     
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    Stargirl, Yes, I am trying to get a small group of nice people over here. I lost my log in info over there a few times too. Fortunately, the editors were extremely nice, asked me Q's and got me back on easily.
    I am worried they have gotten sick or something b/c no1 has seen or heard from them in awhile. Yeah, I am hoping people will welcome them. Some people are setting up FB pages and others would like a site more like AtoZ.
     
  10. stargirl

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    Yeah, I emailed them but never heard back. I also tried to set up a new account but it required a "secret pass phrase" which totally stumped me. I think the editor or site owner is deliberately stepping away/getting ready to shut things down for some time now & didn't want to allow new members to join. Too bad, because it was an enjoyable forum. I hope you can get more posters to hop over here;)
     
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    It has been a really nice place for years. 1 year, trolls took over for a few months and I moved over here for the peacefulness! :) I miss some of the people who used to make me laugh a lot on here, but there are new people here now and a few of the ones I knew are still here. HMMM.. IDK what the secret pass phrase is either.
    Hopefully, we will have some new members. The 1 thing I wish about this site is that I could send private messages. IDK why, but I think my account does not allow it. Does yours?
     
  12. stargirl

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    I think years ago when I first joined here, you were able to send PMs. I don't know if you still can. I kind of stepped away from A to Z when it slowed down a few years ago, but maybe now it will get rejuvenated a bit:) I know posters at PT are setting up FB groups but I know many people prefer an anonymous board, or simply don't have a FB account for various reasons.
     
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  13. Tired Teacher

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    Yes, some people are setting up FB sites and others are more private in their personal lives. I am retired now, but years ago, I am sure I vented a few times about things I was dealing with in the classroom. I never would have been free to do that on FB.
     
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    Oct 14, 2021 at 4:26 PM

    Tired Teacher! I made it :) Not sure how to navigate this site, but I am here!
     
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    Oct 14, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Welcome, PeachTeach! I’m learning to navigate the site, too!
     
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    Oct 14, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    If any of us makes a post and you are following them, a red notification shows up in the right hand corner. Stay on forums at 1st until you get used to it. Teacher Time Out is like the lounge. The other threads have Q's you can answer if you feel like you have something to add or can help having to do with teaching.
    I am so glad to see you here! :)
     
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    Oct 14, 2021 at 5:28 PM

    Hi colliemom and welcome :)
     
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    Oct 16, 2021 at 8:31 AM

    Welcome & I hope you enjoy it here!
     
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    Oct 17, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    BTW there must be a way to send PMs still, because I see a little envelope icon next to my username in the top right-hand corner that says Private Messages when I click on it. Don't know how to actually send one, but there's gotta be a way.
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 12:33 AM

    I do too. I have never figured out how to "start a conversation." I'd love to know how.
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 1:05 AM

    If you have the requisite amount of posts, it is as easy as clicking on the little envelope icon after clicking on "start a conversation". You will need the screen name(s) of the person or people who you wish to get your message (up to five, I think) and then give your message a title, similar to those we use when we start a thread. You can then send a message that may only be available to the members in the "address", but I think that there are a couple of options that allow your recipient(s) to either invite others into the private message, versus the message being seen only by those members who you initially invite. I have sent private messages for several reasons - sometimes you want to share something with another member mutually involved in thread, without pouring gasoline on a fire if the thread seems headed to being shut down because of members posts being unprofessional and not in compliance with the rules that this forum uses to keep subject matter on topic and civil.

    The million dollar question is what constitutes the "requisite number of posts". I have been a member for over seven years, and I couldn't begin to tell you what the number is, nor who is in charge of adding these small perks. There's a bit of randomness to the whole procedure, but however long it took for me to be given this "privilege" seemed to be long enough for me to have a healthy respect of the forum and a fondness of those who post here regularly.
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 1:06 AM

    :welcome:
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 1:53 AM

    I have the envelope in the right hand corner, but I don't have the option of "start a conversation." I looked for it on and off for years! :) I had been hoping it would work by 1K comments, but it didn't. Maybe 2K needed? lol IDK
    That is the main reason I stayed on PT more b/c I can PM there. Hopefully, it'll work here eventually! :) Thanks for explaining! :)
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:27 AM

    Check your Contact Details and privacy settings to make sure you are set to accept conversations and who can start conversations with you.

    There are two options for getting a message started.
    Be signed in.
    Option 1:
    Hover over the envelope next to your user name (in the top right).
    At the bottom of the box there is Start Conversation.
    Click Start Conversation and continue with the instructions vickilyn provided for entering participants and message​
    Option 2:
    Click the envelope.
    When the new screen appears, click the Start Conversation button.
    Continue with the instructions vickilyn provided for entering participants and message
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:52 AM

    Hello newbies! What do you teach?
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 7:06 AM

    You probably have done so already, but check your account options.
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 10:15 AM

    Hi TeacherNY- I’m now Retired! :blush: I taught at both the elementary and secondary levels.
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 2:06 PM

    HOWDY!!!!
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    When I hover, I am not given the option of starting a conversation. The only PM I have is 1 that I think Teacher Groupie started. I think it may be an option someone has to grant you to start a conversation. I am not sure. If you ever have spare time, can you see if you can start 1 with me? Thank you for your help!
     
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    Oct 18, 2021 at 7:14 PM

    I have done this too to allow messages from members only.
     
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    Oct 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM

    I tried. It does not let me start a conversation with you.
     
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    Oct 19, 2021 at 6:39 PM

    Hello, Colliemom! I guess we'll see how this forum treats us!
     
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    Thank you for trying!
     

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