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  1. #1

    TWITTER

    I opened a Twitter account for account called thecancerforums. If you use Twitter, visit us there. If you do not know what Twitter is, it is a place to post very short messages... 160 characters... I will try to post short messages about cancer subject there. I also invite you to post brief messages. For example "I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow" or "My tests results will be available in 2 days." More extensive messages and questions should still be posted on the CancerForums.net site.

    Go to http://twitter.com/home and join. After joining, do a search for thecancerforums and add us to your "following" list.
    Jim
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2405
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

  2. #2
    Just a little more about Twitter. It does not work exactly as I thought it would. Only the person who registers the page can directly post to it. You can reply to things that are posted on thecarncerforums but not post your own messages. You will have to create your own homepage anyhow so you can post your messages there. I will add you to thecancerforums. "following" list.

    I will only use thecancerforums twitter page to post general information about cancers. I have my own personal twitter page where I will add twitters about myself.
    Jim
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2405
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

  3. #3
    The informal "standard" for creating a group in Twitter is to use hashtags.
    {link deleted by admin. You cannot use links until you have been a member for at least one month AND posted at least 10 significant messages}

    You can then add #cancer or #cancerforum or whatever to simulate a group.

    Twitter clients such as TweetDeck let you have a permanent search sort of thing that also act as a group.
    {link deleted by admin}

    A client-free way would be to use TweetGrid...
    {link deleted by admin}

    ... like this:
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    [Aside: Why does this forum have BBCode off, and HTML on (but a little odd, at least to me)?]

  4. #4
    Thanks dcs.


    We have all the bbCodes and most of the html codes off because of a history of abuse by spammers. Unfortunately, we cannot just turn of some of the bbCodes... it is an all or nothing situation. The html codes that are allowed are listed at:

    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=11018
    Jim
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2405
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by brainman
    Thanks dcs.


    We have all the bbCodes and most of the html codes off because of a history of abuse by spammers. Unfortunately, we cannot just turn of some of the bbCodes... it is an all or nothing situation. The html codes that are allowed are listed at:

    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=11018
    Danke.

    In my experience, I thought HTML was more prone to abuse than bbCode. Another aside, spammer trends change over time, so maybe bbCodes are not abused as much anymore? Trial test? You'd at least get quote tags. :P </aside>

  6. #6
    Unfortunately, the [Img] bbCode would allow even non spammers to post images that might be upsetting to others. But our main concern is spammers. BTW, this was not just my decision. I do not own the forum. Those settings are reserved for the forum's owner exclusively.
    Jim
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2405
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

 

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