Communities

  1. What are Health Impact News Communities?
  2. How do I navigate through the various Communities?
  3. What if I’m only interested in one or two Communities?

Registration and Accounts

  1. What do I have access to as an unregistered guest?
  2. What features are available for registered users?
  3. How do I register?
  4. I’ve registered but do not have access to chat features?
  5. How do I change my profile photo?
  6. How do I edit my account information?
  7. How do I access my settings and/or preferences?
  8. How do I disable notifications?
  9. How do I delete my account?

News, Articles and Discussions

  1. How do I join a discussion?
  2. How do I start a discussion?
  3. Can I follow a discussion?
  4. How can I see which discussions have new comments?
  5. How can I see the most recent discussions?
  6. Can I see which discussions are the most popular?
  7. How can I view the full length original article linked to a discussion?
  8. How do I mark a discussion as “read”?
  9. How do I quote another users comment?
  10. How do I search the site?
  11. Why are discussions moderated and by whom?

Groups

  1. What are Groups?
  2. What kind of Groups are there?
  3. What is the difference between "Private" Groups and "Hidden" Groups?



Answers

Communities

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What are Health Impact News Communities?

Health Impact News (HIN) Communities is social platform that enables friends to connect, discuss and share information in a secured environment. Each community represents a news category on the HIN main site. They are as follows:
1. Medical Kidnap Community
2. Vaccine Impact Community
3. Medicine Watch Community
4. Created4Health Community
5. Sustainable Agriculture Community
6. Coconut Health Community
7. Alternative Health Community
8. Real Food Nutrition Community


How do I navigate through the various Communities?

There are two ways to find your way to the various Communities:
1.Each story published on the HIN network will have a link to 'Join the Discussion'. This will take you directly to conversation for that specific news story.
2.Browse to the HIN Communities home page located at: https://community.healthimpactnews.com


What if I’m only interested in one or two Communities?

Users are free to participate in any number of communities based on their areas of interest.



Registration and Accounts

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What do I have access to as an unregistered guest?

A guest user has the following capabilities:
1. Create and comment on topic threads.
2. Like a topic or comment.
3. Share a topic or comment on social media facebook, twitter, google+.
4. Access to public groups


What features are available for registered users?

Registered users have all of the same features as guests with the following added capabilities:
1. Join or create private or hidden groups.
2. Send friend requests to other community members.
3. Secure real-time chat.


How do I register?

Visit our registration page at http://community.healthimpactnews.com/register . You may choose to register a new account or simply log-in with your Facebook account.


I’ve registered but do not have access to chat features?

Please make sure that you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the confirmation link sent to you after registration. If you have not received such an email please check your spam folder or visit your profile page to have the email resent.


How do I change my profile photo?

Visit profile page, You can see edit profile link. On left hand side there is "Change Picture" button, By using this option you can provide new profile picture for your account.


How do I edit my account information?

Access to your profile page is provided at the top right of the navigation header, Simply click on the profile icon and then your username, You can see edit profile link.


How do I access my settings and/or preferences?

Access to your profile page is provided at the top right of the navigation header, Simply click on profile icon and then your username, You can see settings link.


How do I disable notifications?

Access to your profile page is provided at the top right of the navigation header, Simply click on profile icon and then your username, You can visit settings page by simply click on settings link, On settings page you will see Notifications option. You can simply uncheck notification option and save the changes.


How do I delete my account?

Access to your profile page is provided at the top right of the navigation header, Simply click on edit link and then delete account button. You need to enter your username to confirm that you wish to destroy this account. This action is irreversible and you will not be able to recover any of your data.



News, Articles and Discussions

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How do I join a discussion?

You can join any discussion by clicking the REPLY button to the discussion. You will find 'REPLY' button for each discussion.


How do I start a discussion?

Under all Communities you will found one button "New Topic" , by clicking on that you can create a discussion. Discussion is a new topic.


Can I follow a discussion?

Steps to Follow any Discussion :
1. Visit to any Community to see all the discussions.
2. Open one of the discussion.
3. At top of any discussion, you will find main topic of that discussion.
4. There is one button which has symbol of EYE and that is used to 'FOLLOW' any discussion.
Note: Here we should include image.


How can I see which discussions have new comments?

1. On Navigation bar you will find 'Unread' tab which will show you all the discussion which has new comments.
2. 'Unread' tab is available for only registered users.


How can I see the most recent discussions?

On Navigation bar you will find 'Recent' button which will display a list of the most recent discussions for one or more communities. i.e. if you are on the home page and click 'Recent' then the list will be a combination of all communities. If you have drilled down into 'Sustainable Agriculture' then clicking 'Recent' will only show items for that given community.



How can I view the full length original article linked to a discussion?

1. For every main topic of the discussion which is at top, has one link called 'Read full story...'.
2. If you clicked on 'Read full story...' you will get redirected to main article related to that discussion.


How do I mark a discussion as “read”?

1. On Navigation bar you will find 'Unread' tab which will show you all the 'Unread' discussions.
2. Here you can select one or more discussions and mark them as READ.


How do I quote another users comment?

For every Comments there is one option called 'Reply', which will quote another users comment.


How do I search the site?

On the right side of the navigation bar there is a magnifying glass icon. Clicking this icon will reveal a search box.


Why are discussions moderated and by whom?

Public discussions are moderated in order to maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere in the community. Selected community members handle the moderation of all comments in public areas.



Groups

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What are Groups?

Groups are a collection of users in the Health Impact Communities.


What kind of Groups are there?

There are public, private, and hidden groups. Public groups are moderated by the Administrators of Health Impact News. Users can create either private or hidden groups, and self-administer these groups.


What is the difference between "Private" Groups and "Hidden" Groups?

1. Private groups are visible to the public, but users cannot read or participate in any group activity unless they are accepted and join the group. The name of the group only will appear in a directory. One can request to join the group, pending approval by the group admins.
2. Hidden groups are not listed to the public in any directories of groups, and one can only join by invitation from a hidden group owner or hidden group admin. The group admins have to manually add the new users.