For those of us who have used the Community Page in the past I thought it might be helpful to post some ideas that could help the newcomers.
I'll go first!
For those who have just gone on the Community page, said "Yikes" and left. There are ways to make the experience "better". The first thing I did was go to Groups and choose which ones I wanted to be a part of. Look for Groups on the right hand side of your home page. Click on Customize and choose the ones you want. The Groups you chose will then be listed under My Groups (make sure they are all there)
If you only want to look at one particular group you can click on it there. Otherwise, the only groups that should show up on the home page are posts from the group you chose. Plus, I assume, posts that LLS shows that we have no control over.
That will eliminate seeing all the posts that you have no interest in. If you ever want to see them you can add them to your groups or just on in Groups and click on that particular group.
This from Red Cross Kirk:
There's a thing over there called "MY STORY". You can access it by clicking on your user name at the top of the page, you will be delivered to the page with "MY STORY". Come back to this forum and copy your signature. Go back to the new forum and click on the big red "Edit my story" button toward the bottom. Paste your info there and then click the "Save" button.
It's not exactly the signature thingy we have here, but it's easily accessible when someone clicks on your user name.
Hope this helps.
And this from campanula:
Last night I signed into the LLS Community. RED FLAG: to sign up, you have to give your name, e-mail address and birth date. This will show up for anyone to see when they click on your name, unless you adjust privacy settings. To do this, click on the "gear" icon next to your user name in the upper right hand corner, and choose "Privacy Settings." Enter "LLS Researcher" as the only person who will be able to see all information. (I would appreciate it if someone would let me know if they can ever see more than "campanula" and "diagnosed" on mine).
I also signed up for https://www.cmlsupport.org.uk/forum/1 and plan to use both sites for awhile.