The Top-Ten Basics

  1. The first order of business: sign up for WellCommons.com! If you already have an account on LJWorld.com, KUSports.com or Lawrence.com, just sign in. (You don't have to sign in to just look at pages, but if you want to participate, sign up.) We're asking each of you who sign up or sign in to fill out your profile and use your real name. We think that WellCommons will be a safer, more productive place if we all know each other. However, if you've posted a lot of anonymous comments in LJWorld and want to keep them that way, create a new sign-in on WellCommons. You'll need to use a different email address than the one you're using for LJWorld. But that's easy to obtain through Gmail or Yahoo, for example.

  2. This site is organized into six super-groups: Wellness, Trauma, Nosurance, Locavores, Kiddos and Wise. We'll add more as time goes on.

  3. If you want to participate in a group -- just start posting!

  4. There are three levels of participation in a group: member, contributor and administrator. The group administrator is the person who creates a group.

  5. Members can post into the group's resources section.

  6. Contributors can edit other contributors' posts.

  7. Administrators can change members to contributors or to administrators. They can also ban people. They can edit group settings. They can create sub-groups. There's more on all this in the How-To's.

  8. Anyone who's signed up for WellCommons.com can create a group. Just click on "All groups"....which is in the upper left of the site, under the list of super-groups. That will bring you to the WellCommons group index. At the far right, see a button that says, "Create a Group". Click on that and it will open up a page to enter the information for your group. When you create it, we will relate it to one of the super-groups. This is a health site. If you create the Buick Electra mechanics group, we'll ask you to wait a while until we set up the entertainment/events/hobby site.

  9. We like visuals....photos, videos, charts, graphs. Most people do. So, we've made it really easy for you to add them.

To add a photo from your own computer, click on "upload a photo", which is at the bottom of the white space for posting, and browse through your files to add a photo.

To add a photo from LJWorld, KUSports, lawrence.com or Flickr, click on "link to a photo or video", open a separate browser window, find the photo you want to share on the Internet, copy the URL, and then paste into the box that has a beginning of a url (http://). If you need them, you'll see more instructions in the posting area.

To add a video from YouTube or Vimeo, click on "link to a photo or video", open a separate browser window, find the video you want to share on the Internet, copy the URL, and then paste into the box that has a beginning of a url (http://). If you need them, you'll see more instructions in the posting area.

You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo, but not from your own computer yet.

For detailed instructions on how to add photos and videos, check out "How to Post a Photo".

Questions? Contact:

Jane Stevens -- jstevens@ljworld.com

Jonathan Kealing -- jkealing@ljworld.com

Karrey Britt -- kbritt@ljworld.com

If you're a business and want to start a group page, contact:

Alice Brewer -- abrewer@ljworld.com

Edwin Rothrock -- erothrock@ljworld.com

Or, scroll to the bottom of this page, and type in a question in the white space where it says: "Send us suggestions, bug reports or just say hi."

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