Daily Paul Tutorial 2 - Your AccountSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 08/11/2012 - 11:26
If you have not done so, please read Daily Paul Tutorial 1 - The Blue Menu Bar first.
If you click on the Me link on the blue menu bar at the upper right hand corner of the site, it will take you to your account, which will look something like this:
Across the top, you'll see six small tabs: View, Bookmarks, Edit, Membership, Order History and Track.
You will be on the default page, View. This page is also visible to other users. You can also see any other member's account page by clicking on their user name.
You will see your username in large white type on a blue background, as well as three more tabs: Profile, Posts and Comments:
The Posts tab shows all of your posts in a front-page style format. It is like having a front page of your own, with all your own posts! This page is also visible to the public.
The Comments page neatly displays all of your comments in one place. You can trace them back to their original posts with a couple more clicks.
Back on the Profile page, you will see your picture, if you've uploaded one, or the default Daily Paul image. (You can upload your own picture on the Edit page). Next to your picture, you'll see any personal information you've chosen to add (again, added on the Edit page).
If you are a Premium Subscriber, your Account page will display the Daily Paul Pro banner that says, "I Love The Daily Paul Community So Much That I Choose To Support It Financially."
Below all this is your "recent reception" which is a number calculated based on positive vs. negative votes on your recent posts and comments. Positive is good. The higher the better you've been received by your peers. Negative numbers are also possible. Joη can give us a better idea of how it is calculated.
Below your picture (which, again, is customizable on the Edit page), you will see any friends you've added. You can add friends by going to another user's account page and clicking "Add as Friend."
Why would you want to add friends? According the the DP's FAQ, adding a friend allows you to see the newest posts created by specific people of your choosing! Nice. It is a way of keeping up with what they're up to.
Finally, you'll see a graphical representation of the number of nodes and comments you've made over the past six months. This is visible to other users, as well as to the general public. Clicking on graph point will list your content from that day.
The bottom half of your account profile page will look something like this:
It will show your most recent posts, your most recent comments, your friends' most recent posts, and the recent replies to any comments you have left. If you want to see all of this information, back to your very first post or comment, just click on the "all" links.
Pretty cool, huh?
Going back to the small tabs at the very top of your Account page, the second tab, Bookmarks, is pretty much self explanatory. It is a list of all the bookmarks you've ever created!
To create a bookmark, click on "Bookmark this" after any post. The bookmark will automatically be created and saved to your account. To delete the bookmark, go back to that post and click the link at the bottom that says, "Unbookmark this." Easy.
The Edit tab takes you to a screen where you can customize your account. You can add your own picture, add a signature line, change the appearance of the site, decide whether you want other users to be able to contact you or not, etc.
For now, look that one over, and we'll get to that in the next post.