Forum User Manual

Welcome to the Heating Help Discussion Forum! We hope you love what we’ve built for you, and that you find success through the knowledge you gain here and happiness through the relationships you build. Please take what you need and leave what you can. 

Here are some guidelines for using this forum:

For more information, consult our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Contact Erin Holohan Haskell, forum administrator, through the forum or here if you have additional questions.

 

How to open a forum account

Go here and sign up: https://forum.heatinghelp.com/entry/register

How to start a new discussion

If you’re on a desktop computer:

If you’re on a mobile device:

How to take a poll

If you’re on a desktop computer:

If you’re on a mobile device:

How to edit a post

If you’re on a desktop computer:

If you’re on a mobile device:

How to add an image to a post

If you’re on a desktop computer or a mobile device:

How to add an attachment

If you’re on a desktop computer or a mobile device:

How to add a link to text

If you’re on a desktop computer and would like to turn a word into a link:

If you're on a desktop computer or mobile device you can also just place the url within the text box and it will automatically turn into a clickable link when you post your comment.

Post Reactions

You can react to a post by clicking on the icons at the bottom of the post (such as Insightful, Awesome, Like). You can only choose one reaction per post.

How to quote someone in your post

If you’re on a desktop computer or a mobile device:

How to reply directly to someone else in your post

If you're replying to someone, use the @ symbol before typing their username. If their username is more than one word, use quotation marks. For example, @"User Name".

How to search the forum

You can search the forum by typing your keyword into the search box. Once you receive your search results, you can filter them using the tools on that page.

The Profile Page

Each user has a profile page and Inbox within the forum. You can receive direct private messages via the Inbox on this page. You and other users can also post notes for public view on your profile page.

How to add a signature to your profile page

Please note that showing your company’s name and location is reserved for those who subscribe to our Find a Contractor feature. 

How to change your password

How to change your username

Only administrators can change usernames. Please contact us.

How to change your profile picture

Notifications

Set how you will be notified when people respond to your posts and more

Bookmarks

If you'd like to be notified about new posts to a specific discussion, you can bookmark it by clicking on the bookmark icon next to a post you’d like to follow.

How to send private direct messages to other users

You can also click on the person's username and then click Message.