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The Blueboard has changed!

Its new look is due to the installation of a fully responsive theme. You will find that the Blueboard will now automatically change sizes according to the computer or device you are using for access. You should no longer need to scroll from side to side, trying to read what is on your screen. Your Blueboard Management Team and SCBWI’s tech team have been working hard for many months to make this changeover as smooth as possible for everyone on the board.

I’m sure many of you will have some questions about this new theme, and we will try to answer your questions here, in this thread, as quickly as possible,  to help your transition to this new theme be as painless as it can be.

Some questions we anticipate you will have immediately are:

Where are the Unread Posts buttons?
What happened to my profile?
Where is my Private Message center?
How do I log off?

You will find all of these things that used to be in the menu at the top of the Blueboard under your Name on the right-hand side of the board. Just click on your name to access all of these areas and/or features of the board.

Something you may notice right away is that you no longer have to scroll down to the bottom of the board to access the Forum Stats, see the list of members currently on line, or to see the most recent posts on the board. These items are now in a sidebar on the right-hand side of your screen. (They may be in a different spot on a phone screen.)

We have tried to keep the colors of boards as close to the old ones as possible. SCBWI Only areas are still green boards, SCBWI PAL boards are still purple, open areas of the board are still blue, etc. You will most likely notice right away that the color of the Registered Members Only area of the board has changed to a different blue - aqua. This will alert you when you are posting that you are in a more secure area of the board – only registered members of the board can see these areas, unlike the regular blue boards, which are open for viewing by  everyone on the internet.

Thank you, Everyone, for your patience and understanding as we all work through this important change for our wonderful Blueboard.
#1 - March 28, 2017, 01:13 PM
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Here's another tip for you... if there is a section of the boards that you NEVER look at and NEVER want to see, click on the ^ arrow in the menu of that board and it will collapse, so next time you come to the board you won't have to scroll past all of those boards - just the category header. If you decide at some point that you want to see what you are missing, click on the ^ again and the boards will all return for your perusal.
#2 - March 28, 2017, 04:30 PM
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If you are suddenly getting notifications about posts on the board and don't want to get them, go into your Profile (under your name in the menu on the board) then go to Account Settings, click Notifications and unclick Turn Notification On When You Post Or Reply To A Topic. That should stop the notifications.
#3 - March 29, 2017, 09:23 AM
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