12 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2014 2:37 AM by luvbooksCM

    Update Status

    TXAnnie

      I have received emails and notices in my inbox that I haven't updated/set my status.  I don't know how to do this. I go to my avatar where it says status update, discussions, and upload. Nothing happens when I click on status. When I click on the other two, another link comes up, but nothing on status.

        • Re: Update Status
          MacMcK1957

          OK, click on your Avatar, toward the upper right of the page.  One of the options on the drop-down menu is "Inbox & Activity."  Click on it.

           

          You should see options toward the top of the page to create Status Update, Discussion, Uploaded File, or More:

           

           

          I think you can take it from there.

          • Re: Update Status
            MacMcK1957

            Try clicking on the little clipboard thingie (that's the technical term) next to the words.  Sometimes I have problems clicking icons on my iPad, and it works better in one browser than another.  (Usually Chrome seems to work better than Safari.)

              • Re: Update Status
                TXAnnie

                Thanks yet again, Mack, and I love your tech term!  I had tried that but wont open. Frustrating as the other two links for discussion and upload files works. Yes, I'm using Safari and will try on a PC and see if a different browser will help. As always, I  appreciate your help.

                  • Re: Update Status
                    luvbooksCM

                    I'm probably not going to be much help here, but I haven't received any messages in my inbox asking me to update my status (although I've posted a few status updates over the past few days). I have learned how to add a comment to an existing status or to delete my status, but the only way to update that I'm aware of is to type a new status in the "what's going on?" box as shown in Mac's illustration..

                     

                    I'm working on a computer and I tried clicking on the "status update" as shown in Mac's illustration, and it doesn't appear to be an active button, so I don' t think the ipad is the problem. The other two buttons, "discussions"& "upload file" will bring up a box.

                    Maybe all you need to do is type in the box where it says "what's going on" to post a new status update? Perhaps that's what the emails are referring to?

                    Another way to look at your status updates is to go to "view profile", then click the "activity" button, then click "status updates" and it will bring up all your posted status updates. If you click the time stamp next to your screen name, it brings you to another section where you can comment on your status, repost, share or delete that status. I'm not sure if this is of any help to you. I'll try to add a few screen shots for illustration. I'll be right back.

                      • Re: Update Status
                        luvbooksCM

                        Okay. Here are the screen shots of what I was referring to. I"m not sure if this will be helpful. If you click the time stamp next to your name (in my case it says "24 hours ago", it will bring you to the 2nd screen shot.

                        status update 1.PNG

                        This is what it looks like when you click the time stamp and your options are to the right. You can't edit your existing update from here. Not sure if that feature is even possible.

                        status update 2.PNG

                         

                        Mac - I don't see any personal information blunders on these pics, but if you see something, let me know! My vision isn't what it used to be. Good thing I don't work in cyber security!

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                          • Re: Update Status
                            MacMcK1957

                            I think I may have given some bad advice.  When that "What's going on" box is displayed you're already in the Status Update process, and all you have to do is type there and click on "Post".  That's why clicking on "Status update" won't take you anywhere; you're already there.  Your latest status update was yesterday: "I really need to get some work done today, although this is much more fun."

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                              • Re: Update Status
                                luvbooksCM

                                Mac, I think you meant to reply to TxAnnie. I was only using my status update from yesterday to illustrate a few different ways to change/post updates. I probably wasn't clear about that. The illustrated post was just a companion post to the one above (post #5).

                                 

                                I do have a question, though. I've never received any messages in my inbox asking me to update my status, even though it's been 24 hours. I wonder why TxAnnie is receiving those messages? Unless I'm completely misinterpreting the original post.

                      • Re: Update Status
                        TXAnnie

                        Well, I feel not too bright!  I thought the "Whats going on?" question area was just another area to post a discussion, not part of the update process. Thank you Mack and Luvbooks for your patience and tenacity til it finally sunk in. I think I'll go bury my head in the sand for awhile  .