Until we get a tutorial up and running you can ask questions here about how to do things. The site is very user friendly, so if you go click stuff you won't hurt anything and you will learn by doing. A good place to start is on you own page. There is a link to adding photos from your computer, adding videos, changing your page colors, etc. Play around, I know I learn better by doing than reading directions.
When you are in a discussion, remember to click on the "FOLLOW" tab on the bottom of every discussion and you will recieve notice of any new posts to that discussion.
In Groups, (click on "View ALL" under GROUPS on the Main Page to see all the various groups) you have to "Join" to post comments. Once you join, you will be able to post, add a discussion and "Follow" activity of that group. In the Groups Discussions Page, if you click on "Notify" at the bottom of the page, you will recieve notice of any new discussions in that group. You can join any group you want, except a private one, these you have to be invited into. We are hoping that various Rescue Groups will start their own groups so that they have one place where all their volunteers can gather in private.
When you first go into a discussion on the Main Page or in Group Discussions, look around and click on every "Follow" in every already established Discussion and you will recieve notices of any added posts. This is especially important in Doodles in Need and The Doodle Train. There are many States and Regions listed and if you don't click "Follow" on every one you want to follow, you might miss a post.
You can add photos from your computer from any text box by clicking on the little "BLUE/GREEN" square above the box. It lets you "Browse" your Pictures File on your computer. "Add" the picture and you will see some gobbldy gook (tecnical term) code, type your message either before the picture code or after it and when you click on Reply, the pic will be in the post.
Well that should get you started. Remember to clicl "Follow" at the bottom of this page and you will get notice of when someone else asks a question.
GO PLAY, READ, LEARN, SHARE, CONNECT. WE HOPE THIS SITE WILL BECOME A CONNECTION HUB (A COLLECTIVE) OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA.