How do I create a message on a TME Community board?
First, choose the board from the TME Community on which you want to make a post. Click on that board -- for example Landscape, Nature. If you want to start a new topic for your image, click Create New Topic at the top of the list. Now, you can give your topic a subject and type in your message. Notice that you have access to several format buttons below the message box. You can preview your message before posting it by clicking on the Preview button below the format buttons. Don't forget to click the Create Topic button before navigating away from your message.
* How do I prepare and include an image in my post to the TME Community?
In order to include an image within your post, you need your image must be hosted on an online image hosting system, such as Photobucket or Flickr. These, and others, have a free membership option. Before uploading your image to your online image hosting site, please prepare the image as follows:
1. Size your image so that a horizontal image is no wider than 700 pixels and a vertical image is no taller than 600 pixels at 72 ppi.
2. Save the image as a JPG file at with a Photoshop quality of around 9 (Lightroom quality between 60 - 70). The image should be no larger than 200K to facilitate loading when others are reading your post.
After you upload your image to the image hosting site you are using, obtain the URL of the location of the image. This URL will usually end in .jpg. Copy the URL address of your image and paste it into the message box on TME Community. Next, highlight the entire URL address and click on the Image button in the second line of the format buttons below the Message box. This will put the necessary img code around the address so that your image will show up in your message. You can check to see if the image will show up by clicking on the Preview button below the format buttons. When you finish creating your message, click on the Create Topic button.
* After reading these directions if you would like more information on how to prepare and include an image in your post to the TME community we have published a video with detailed steps that walk you through the entire process. Please click here to view the video.
How can I be notified of updates to a Community Board?
There is a link at the bottom of each board on the forum that allows you to request a notification when that board is updated. For example, if you click on the Landscape, Nature board under Share Your Work, you will see a link at the bottom of the list, in red, that says "Notifiy Me of New Messages in this Board". Click on this red link and you will receive an email each time there is any activity on the Board.
Can I Be Notified of Activity on a Thread?
Even though I don't want to be notified when there is any activity on a specific Board, such as the Landscape, Nature board, there are one or two Threads that I would like to monitor. How can I be notified when a Thread is updated? Just like the boards, each individual thread within a board has a link at the bottom of the thread that says "Notifiy Me of New Messages in this Thread". Click on this to have emails sent to you when the Thread is updated. When you want to stop the emails, go back to the thread, go to the bottom of the thread and click on the "Stop Notifiying Me of New Messages in this Thread".
Help! I'm getting too many emails of updates to the Community.
OK, I thought I wanted notification of updates to a board, but I'm getting too many emails. How do I stop it? If you requested notifications of updates to a Community Board, you will see a link at the bottom of that board on the forum that says "Stop Notifiying Me of New Messages in this Board". Clicking on the Stop link will stop the emails you are getting when this specific Board is updated.
If you continue to receive email notifications of updates to the TME Member Community and you believe that you have clicked the "Stop Notifiying Me of New Messages in this Board" link in those boards you selected to monitor, please go to your Edit Profile & Notifications page (listed under the MEMBERS grouping in the right column) , and from there click on Notification Preferences. When you reach the Notification Preferences page, check to make sure that the "Monitor All Forum Messages" selection, near the bottom of the list, is unchecked.