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About SCBWI & the Blueboard => Blueboard History, Hints & Tips => Topic started by: Verla Kay on September 08, 2016, 04:47 PM

Title: A Hint of History and Some Timesaver Tips
Post by: Verla Kay on September 08, 2016, 04:47 PM
What IS the Blueboard?

The message board was created by Verla Kay in 2003, to give her (and her peers) a safe and friendly place to share kidlit writing and illustrating information on the internet. It has grown into an incredible resource helping thousands of writers all over the globe. One of its main strengths has been the faithful and loyal band of 10 Moderators and  6 Administrators who lovingly care for the board on a daily basis. It was acquired (along with Verla Kay and her loyal helpers) by SCBWI in October of 2013.

History of the Blueboard: 

It started with 100 people and now has  almost 12,000 members! Here’s how it was created:

https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=68971.msg836561 - msg836561:

Timesaver Tips:

1)   Click on the world globe under any person's avatar on the Blueboard to go immediately to their personal website.
2)   To turn off Smileys – Click on: Profile>Modify Profile>Look & Layout>Current Smiley Set. Change to>No Smileys. Click CHANGE PROFILE in the lower right corner to SAVE your profile changes.
3)   Collapse the board making it smaller by clicking on the minus sign (-) in any blue category name (just to the right of Unread Posts). Poof! The name of the category is still there, but now no boards are showing. You can bring collapsed boards back at any time by clicking on the plus (+) sign.
4)   Overwhelmed by over 230,000 new posts on the board? Click on “Show Unread Posts Since Last Visit” (underneath Welcome <your name> at the top of the board), then click “Mark All Message As Read.” Now only the newest posts will show as unread messages.