Forum Frequently Asked Questions

User Preferences and Settings

How do I change my settings?
Select Profile > MyProfile from the Tools menu to access the Edit My Profile page. You can view your username and email. You can edit your location, occupation, biography, interests, homepage, signature/signature image, and avatar/gravatar.
How do I show an image next to my username?
Access your user profile per How do I change my settings?. Select one of the pre-defined avatars and click OK or use the Browse button to select an avatar image from your local system and click OK. The maximum file size is 50 KB, 300x300 pixels.

Posting Issues

How do I post a discussion in a topic?
Start by selecting one of the member communities (i.e. Nutritarian Network); then select a topic from the list of Topics. Click the blue New Discussion button at the top or bottom of the list of Discussions to access the Creating New Discussion page. Enter the title for a new discussion and the content for the post, then click the Add Post button.
How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a forum administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the EDIT button on the relevant post.
Why can't I access a community?
Some communities (i.e. NEI Alumni Community) may be limited to certain users or groups (i.e. NEI alumni). In addition, your ability to view, read, post, or perform other actions is limited according to your level of membership (i.e. Silver, Platinum, etc.).
Why can't I add attachments?
You must have the proper membership level in order to post in a Community, before you can add attachments to a post. Contact the forum administrator if you are unsure about why you are unable to add attachments to your post.

Formatting and Discussion Types

Can I use HTML?
No. It is not possible to post HTML on this forum and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried out using HTML can be applied using the formatting toolbar when posting a message.
What are Smilies?
Smilies, or Emoticons, are small images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether.
Can I post images?
Yes, images can be shown in your posts. You may upload the image to your post as an attachment. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible webserver) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To link to an image use the Image button on the formatting toolbar.
If you want to upload the image to your post as an attachment, click the "attach files" link below the Add Post button. Then a choose or browse button should appear below it that lets you pick the image you want to upload. After you select the image, follow the instructions next to it if you want to display the image inside the post. That means insert [img]att1[/img] into the post wherever the image should appear. If you upload multiple images, you can change the 1 to a 2, 3, etc.
What are sticky discussions?
Sticky discussions within the topic appear on top of other discussions in a topic and are marked with a Blue Thumbtack icon. Discussions are made sticky by Administrators and Moderators. They are often quite important, so you should read them whenever possible.
What are closed discussions?
Closed discussions are discussions where users can no longer reply. Discussions may be locked for many reasons and were set this way by either a Moderator or Administrator.

Private Messaging

I cannot send private messages!
You are not registered and/or not logged on or you do not have a high enough membership level to post (must be Gold or higher). Please register and log in to be able to send PMs.
I have received a spamming or abusive message from someone on this forum!
Please e-mail or PM the forum administrator with a full copy of the message you received. The forum administrator can then take action.

Searching the Topics

How can I search a topic or topics?
Select Search from the Tools menu, and enter a search term in the search box. Click the blue SEARCH button. You can use the Advanced Search link on this page to further finetune your search parameters by restricting the search to a certain Community or Topic, a date range, and posts by Dr. Fuhrman only, All Medial Staff or Everyone.
How can I find my own or someone else's posts and discussions?
In any discussion, click a users' avatar or username to access the View Profile page for that user. Click the Total Posts link to access a list of all posts by that User.

Topic Subscriptions

How do I subscribe to specific topics or discussions?
To subscribe to a specific topic, click the watch this topic for new discussions link upon entering the topic. To subscribe to a discussion, reply to the discussion with the Subscribe to this discussion checkbox checked OR click the watch this discussion for replies link within the discussion itself.
How do I remove my subscriptions?
Select Profile > MySubscriptions from the Tools menu to access the My Subscriptions page. Click the unsubscribe link next to the post from which you wish to unsubscribe.


What is maximum attachment size allowed on this forum?
The maximum file attachement size is 3 MB.