Forum Guide

Hi all, 

Here is our
Forum guide where we introduce you to all the functions in the forum.

Forum Guide

HMDLaura HMDLaura
Staff member  /  edited February 2019

Hi all,

Here is our Forum guide where we introduce you to all the functions in the forum. We tried to cover everything in a simple way but let us know in the comments when you have further questions.


Guide chapters

>Get started<

>Profile & Settings<

>Discussions, Comments & Interactions<

 

Useful read

>Welcome to the Community<

>House Rules<

>Ranking & Points<

We hope this will help you find your way through the Forum.

Best regards,
Laura 

Comments

  • HMDLaura HMDLaura
    Staff member  /  edited February 2019

    Get started 

    On the first page you have already some insight in the forum. You can see the Discussion categories and most importantly, you can Sign In to your profile or register and join our Community.


    When scrolling down you find the teaser pictures to our latest announcements, competitions or polls you can get involved with. When scrolling further you see all Recent discussions – all discussions which have been recently created or commented. The discussions with an ‘Announcement’ tag above the title are sticky threads and always stay on the top.

    While scrolling down you might have seen the teaser pictures to our categories.

    In these categories you find all discussions that have been created so far.

    Phones – includes all discussions about our different Phones. You want to discuss about your Nokia 8 or the latest update on Nokia 6.1 plus? That’s your category to go

    General – In here you find different stuff just like this Guide or different Contests and Activities. You have ideas we should include in our next phones? Or you just want to talk about the latest cat video you saw on YouTube? Here is the place for it

    Tech talk – You are part of the Android Developer Preview program? Or just want to participate in the new Beta-Labs discussions? The Tech talk area is where you can exchange your experience with others.

    Regions – For some regions we have a sub-forum where you can talk all Nokia in your mother tongue and hear all about local specials.

    As soon as you are logged in, you get a view like this


    On the left-hand side, you see the Categories we talked about earlier on again. On the right side you see your avatar with your nickname and a bunch of symbols.

    The avatar and your nickname will take you to your profile. We will have a look at it a bit later.  

    Globe – Shows you all your notification, i.e. when another user mentions you in a comment or someone comments on one of your topics.

    Inbox – Users can send each other private messages. When you receive one you will find it here.

    Asterisk – You can bookmark topics you’re interested in and you will see if anything has changed in these topics here.

    Gear – This will get you to your profile settings, which leads me to our next part in the Guide. 
  • HMDLaura HMDLaura
    Staff member  / 

    Profile & Settings

    With one click on your or someone else’s name you can view one’s profile.   


    1. Shows all your recent events concerning your profile, e.g. when you receive a new badge you get a notification here.

    2. Here you see all general information in your profile

    3. The most important parts here are Discussions and Comments. You can not only see how many you have created, but also which one. With a click on Discussion or Comments you will receive a list with all your comments and discussions you have written.

    When you scroll down you will find Reactions and your Badges


    The Reactions section shows you how other users have perceived your comments – so basically it is showing you how many people liked/agreed/disagreed or laughed about your posts.

    Badges represent your achievements in the community. You can earn them by fulfilling certain requirements such as commenting 10 times, earning 10 LOLs and so on. Of course, we have some special badges not everyone will receive as well 😉

    As we had a look at the profile you might be wondering how to change your username or maybe your avatar? Let’s check the settings by clicking on the gear symbol.

     

    Now you have a choice between ‘Edit Account’ and ‘Preferences’.

    We start with the ‘Edit Account’ option.

     

    Here you can change all your personal details such as Display Name, avatar and password. Very simple, isn’t it?

    In the ‘Preferences’ you can change how you receive your notifications.

    Whether you want to get your notifications via email or just as a pop-up notification in the forum just tick/untick the box, save your preferences and it is done.

    Now that we have covered what you can see and do with your profile, let’s move on to the fun part and see how you can interact with others. 
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  /  edited February 2019
    @jumble did you give your consent for Laura to use your profile in this forum guide?! :D 


  • HMDLaura HMDLaura
    Staff member  / 
    @madbilly no, I was very unpolite and didn't even ask but I have a feeling @jumble won't mind  :p
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  /  edited February 2019
    @HMD_Laura :D I'm sure that so long as you feed @jumble you can do what you like! :grin: I think that @jumble should become the community mascot, I might start a thread... :wink:

    PS - I see that @jumble is also a beta labs member! I wonder which phone works best with those little paws... :grey_question:
  • I think this information should be given to all newly registered members immediately once they create their profile. As a new member I wasted lot of time to find out why I was not able to start a "New Discussion".
  • Gort Gort
    ✭✭  / 
    Sorry for this whinge. I've been a member for longer than 24 hours, yet I still can't start a discussion on a question about the Nokia 7.1 that I'm thinking about buying. I've searched for this question on the board (and elsewhere), and I can't find a relevant topic to post it in, at least concerning the 7.1. How much longer must I wait?
  • HandsomeJussi HandsomeJussi
    ✭✭  / 
    > @Gort said:
    > Sorry for this whinge. I've been a member for longer than 24 hours, yet I still can't start a discussion on a question about the Nokia 7.1 that I'm thinking about buying. I've searched for this question on the board (and elsewhere), and I can't find a relevant topic to post it in, at least concerning the 7.1. How much longer must I wait?

    I really hate this 24h system. Really stupid IMO. And it is not mentioned ANYWHERE. Took me forever to find this. Propably would have never joined if I knew this -.-
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    @Gort if you still can't start a new topic then post in the forum and website feedback section.

    @HandsomeJussi - it's mentioned here, in one of the other threads in this section of the forum: https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussion/42267/ranking-system-and-points
  • Gort Gort
    ✭✭  / 
    OK, it seems to be working now. I have been able to ask my question.

    @HandsomeJussi Totally agree with you. There must be plenty of people who want to ask a question who are put off by not being able to do so.

  • The "edit account" is not working, I tried to make changes there but the "save" button doesn't do anything. I want to update personal info my profile, someone please help me
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    Hi @Karl Dominic Tiongson you should ask in the forum and website feedback section.
    Cheers :)
  • Daryl C123 Daryl C123
     / 
    Cant comment in forum so like karl there is an issue.
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    Hi @Daryl C123 , you managed to comment here so which forum do you mean? Do you mean you can't start your own topics yet? There's a reason for that, you should read all the links which Laura posted to learn why.
    Cheers :)
  • why can't i create a new discussion? I don't have the 'new discussion' button.
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  /  edited May 2019
    @even710:
    madbilly said:
    Hi @Daryl C123 , you managed to comment here so which forum do you mean? Do you mean you can't start your own topics yet? There's a reason for that, you should read all the links which Laura posted to learn why.
    Cheers :)
    I honestly feel like broken record sometimes....
  • RafalW RafalW
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    None of the "starter information" explain why images uploaded while creating a post reply aren't showing.
  • MollyF MollyF
    ✭✭  / 
    I can't figure out how to start a new topic. Please help
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    RafalW said:
    None of the "starter information" explain why images uploaded while creating a post reply aren't showing.
    Hi @HMD_Laura this would be a useful addition :)
  • Can I get nightmode on nokia5.1
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    Super User  / 
    @madbilly Now I understand the joke behind @jumble.🙈
    Maybe I was supposed to know this only after a few months when for some reason I checked this post again. lol

    MEOWWWW...
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    Hi @Kartik Gada I don't get it, what's the joke?
    Cheers :)
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    Super User  / 
    madbilly said:
    Hi @Kartik Gada I don't get it, what's the joke?
    Cheers :)
    Not exactly a joke. Back then, I was wondering who jumble is and what are you all talking about. I hadn't seen the cat and the account name in the tutorial images above which I saw just yesterday and understood the whole thing. 
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    Super User  / 
    madbilly said:
    @HMD_Laura :D I'm sure that so long as you feed @jumble you can do what you like! :grin: I think that @jumble should become the community mascot, I might start a thread... :wink:

    PS - I see that @jumble is also a beta labs member! I wonder which phone works best with those little paws... :grey_question:
    This one @madbilly
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    Ah, I see now @Kartik Gada - yes, it was funny, maybe not a joke but funny.
    I wonder what @jumble is doing now? I see that they logged in this morning to see who'd mentioned then! :smiley:
  • singhnsk singhnsk
    Super User  /  edited September 2019
    madbilly said:
    Ah, I see now @Kartik Gada - yes, it was funny, maybe not a joke but funny.
    I wonder what @jumble is doing now? I see that they logged in this morning to see who'd mentioned then! :smiley:
    As @HMD_Laura said, she was testing email login to find the issue. @jumble just helped her do it.
    Now @madbilly 's job is to find that second account, because she said "Two test accounts" xD
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    Super User  / 
    madbilly said:
    Ah, I see now @Kartik Gada - yes, it was funny, maybe not a joke but funny.
    I wonder what @jumble is doing now? I see that they logged in this morning to see who'd mentioned then! :smiley:
    Yes, funny and not a joke. 😅
  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 
    Ah yes, two test accounts. I think I know what the other one is but I'm keeping it a secret ;)
    :D
  • singhnsk singhnsk
    Super User  / 
    madbilly said:
    Ah yes, two test accounts. I think I know what the other one is but I'm keeping it a secret ;)
    :D

    Tell or I flag as inappropriate. Choose one 😝😎
    You can't be sure if that's the actual test account that she used :p
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