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dhaupt
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Bringing new members to the forum

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I'm going through my sugesstions from you

this is from Muse

Muse if you do send them a link they can simply open an account when they get to the main Community Page then on the far right or above they will see the sign in/register buttons.

If they don't have a link they should go to the home B&N.com page

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/?bnit=H&bnrefer=HOMEPAGE

then float your cursor over books and scroll to the bottom right under B&N exclusives, blogs and forums, then they can create an account as above.

They should refer to this B&N help forum for any questions they need answered

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Help-Book-Clubs-My-B-N/bd-p/Help

And of course I will answer any  question I can and find answers to any  question I can't

 

remind them that the forums work best with Google Chrome or Firefox

 

I hope this helps, I know it works because we have two new members who came to be with Marilyn last month and stayed because they got to know and love all you guys. :smileyhappy:

 

I hope this answers your question Muse

and the rest of you know that I am looking into the other sugesstions.

 

 

 

 

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Catherine111
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum

Just my two cents . . .  I find it really hard to navigate around the B & N main page to find the forums.  I had the hardest time.  I had the direct link from Marilyn Brant that took me to the forum, so I just added the page to my computer favorites, so I could get there fast.  I still don't post a lot because I am still learning my way around! 

Catherine
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dhaupt
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum


Catherine111 wrote:

Just my two cents . . .  I find it really hard to navigate around the B & N main page to find the forums.  I had the hardest time.  I had the direct link from Marilyn Brant that took me to the forum, so I just added the page to my computer favorites, so I could get there fast.  I still don't post a lot because I am still learning my way around! 


Thanks Catherine for being so patient with us and for the fortitude you show in getting around.

I really appreciate that you're here !!!

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shadowcat80
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum

My major suggestion to new users bookmark your username forum homepage thus you can get to forum easily and quickly cause Catherine is right it's hard to find from the main bn page.
Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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Peppermill
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum


shadowcat80 wrote:
My major suggestion to new users bookmark your username forum homepage thus you can get to forum easily and quickly cause Catherine is right it's hard to find from the main bn page.

Quite agree.  I actually have a Foxfire tab set for: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/

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dhaupt
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum


Peppermill wrote:

shadowcat80 wrote:
My major suggestion to new users bookmark your username forum homepage thus you can get to forum easily and quickly cause Catherine is right it's hard to find from the main bn page.

Quite agree.  I actually have a Foxfire tab set for: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/


Pepper, Hi I hope you're doing well.

Thanks for commenting

you're quite right that bookmarking the pages is a good idea.

It's good to see you on the forum :smileyhappy:

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1AnneB
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum


dhaupt wrote:

Peppermill wrote:

shadowcat80 wrote:
My major suggestion to new users bookmark your username forum homepage thus you can get to forum easily and quickly cause Catherine is right it's hard to find from the main bn page.

Quite agree.  I actually have a Foxfire tab set for: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/


Pepper, Hi I hope you're doing well.

Thanks for commenting

you're quite right that bookmarking the pages is a good idea.

It's good to see you on the forum :smileyhappy:


I've bookmarked the forums in my favorites in Internet Explorer  - once in a while they don't work, but I think it's the phases of the moon .......LOL

 

Anne

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dhaupt
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum


1AnneB wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

Peppermill wrote:

shadowcat80 wrote:
My major suggestion to new users bookmark your username forum homepage thus you can get to forum easily and quickly cause Catherine is right it's hard to find from the main bn page.

Quite agree.  I actually have a Foxfire tab set for: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/


Pepper, Hi I hope you're doing well.

Thanks for commenting

you're quite right that bookmarking the pages is a good idea.

It's good to see you on the forum :smileyhappy:


I've bookmarked the forums in my favorites in Internet Explorer  - once in a while they don't work, but I think it's the phases of the moon .......LOL

 

Anne


Ah phases of the moon good one Anne, and yes sometimes my browser on Safari doesn't work but usually when I used the requested browsers of Google Chrome or Firefox they work fine unless of course we have vistors 

 

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Mountain_Muse
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum

Hey Pepper!!

 

I have a pre-set tab, too.  everytime I log onto the net.  I'm already logged onto B&N bookclubs/General Fiction :smileyhappy: .  Thank you all for the trails to the registration point.  I"ll be able to point people there for joining us here for rollicking fun and games.

 

Muse

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Dante2000
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Re: Bringing new members to the forum

It took me years days hours to find the discussions link in the fly over. But now that I've found it, looks like there are worthy discoveries. Bad design for bn.com.

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dhaupt
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RaoulRaz wrote:

It took me years days hours to find the discussions link in the fly over. But now that I've found it, looks like there are worthy discoveries. Bad design for bn.com.


RoulRaz, I don't care how you found us just that you did, B&N.com is still trying to find the best way to put all their many feet forward and I'm sure once they perfect it there will be a better mousetrap for us all

but for now thank you so much for your tenacity and I hope that you find some worthy forums especially mine  and visit often :smileyhappy:

 

thanks so much for your post I love new members