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      GUIDELINES FOR MESSAGE BOARD, CHAT & BLOGS. **RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED**   11/02/2007

      Please Follow The Power Surge Message Board, Insta-Chat And Blog Guidelines   This is the newest of numerous Power Surge message boards. The board is divided into individual subjects or Forums. We recommend you first look around, familiarize yourself with the new format and features. Select subjects of interest to you and post to your heart's content, but please read these guidelines before posting.   When you registered for these boards, the "default" was set to leave your E.mail address "private." We do so for your privacy and protection. However, if you chose to make your E.mail address public, you do so at your own discretion. Should you decide to make your E.mail address private, click on MY CONTROLS on the menu at the top of each screen and under Options select E.mail Settings.You can change the option to keep your E.mail address public or private. Should you desire to get in touch with someone whose E.mail is private, you can send them a Private Message or "PM" by clicking on "PM" at the bottom left (under their user name) of that person's posted messages.   Under NO circumstances will Power Surge EVER give out anyone's E.mail address or personal information. Please read Privacy Statement.   Guidelines:   1) This is a public forum. Please conduct yourself in the same courteous, respectful manner you would in any public arena.   2) MESSAGES AND/OR MEMBER PROFILES LINKING TO COMMERCIAL, RELIGIOUS, E-COMMERCE, PORNOGRAPHIC, OTHER MENOPAUSE SITES AND/OR ANY OFFENSIVE SITES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY.   3) NO ADVERTISING. Messages advertising products, or linking to Web sites selling these products and services are not permitted - including other menopause sites. This means not only blatant advertising, but the advertising that seeks out women in need of help, endears them to the poster (seller) with their guarantees for success with a product. Beware of those asking you to E.mail them for more information.   4) Messages requesting participation in and information for books, newspaper, magazine articles, school papers, surveys or theses are not permitted.   5) Profanity and/or crude language are not permitted on the board, in insta-chat and in the blogs, nor are links to sites containing pornography or anything offensive. Anything deemed to be inappropriate or harmful for viewing by children will be removed from these boards immediately. There have often been children or young relatives of women going through menopause looking for information to better understand, or to find information for relatives who may not be on the Internet.   6) Please do not harass or attack other participants. Messages of a confrontational manner are not permitted and will be removed at the discretion of the Board Administrator. Continual harassment of any other member will result in the termination of your username. If you take issue with the nature or theory of a message, address the theory, but do not attack the person proposing the theory.   7) Multiple member names are not permitted use on these message boards. Masquerading as more than one person, or as a person of the opposite gender is strictly prohibited. User names with "Doctor," "Dr." or "M.D." are not permitted to post on this board. Unless Power Surge is associated with a doctor or other health care practitioner, we have no way of knowing if you actually are a doctor, who you are and/or what your medical credentials or beliefs are. Our health care practitioners can be found in Ask The Experts, in the Transcript Library, and in articles in the Educate Your Body area of the Web site. If you are a doctor who wishes to be associated with Power Surge, please contact us at this link. Thank you.   8) Those found to be harvesting E.mail addresses from these message boards for the purpose of selling products or sending out spam will have their account/username terminated immediately. Power Surge does not share E.mail addresses of our members with anyone. We do not sell or share your E.mail address or any information you provide during registration with anyone else.   9) This is not a religious site nor political site. This is a non-sectarian and non-partisan community. We are women from every ethnic background. This community respects everyone's personal beliefs; however, discussions about, references to and proselytizing (i.e., "Turn to God, he will heal you," "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen," etc.), about religion and links to religious sites are prohibited. The same holds true for political discussions.   10) Messages which do not comply with the Power Surge Message Board Guidelines will be removed at the discretion of the Board Administrator and members who disregard our guidelines may be banned from future participation without notice.   11) This message board can be read by anyone. It is also indexed by the various search engines. Avoid posting anything too personal, such as real name, address, telephone number, or anything you wouldn't want someone to read on the Internet.color>   12) When new members sign up for the message boards, they are automatically sent an E.mail validation letter from Power Surge. E.mail addresses must be validated, or the member won't have access to many features on the board including the inability to post. If the E.mail address they registered with is not a valid one, their username will be deleted.   13) It is strictly prohibited to reproduce or reprint copyright material -- articles, images (photos, avatars, icons), poetry, or any other copyrighted material from any Web site, newspaper, magazine, newsletter or any other written format. Any such reproductions will be removed by the board administrator. This constitutes copyright infringement.   14)Do not hotlink to images on other Web sites. Hotlinking is posting a URL to an image on another site in order for that image to appear on Power Surge. Even the alleged "free" clipart Web sites have their own terms and conditions -- one of which is: DO NOT LINK TO IMAGES ON OUR WEB SITE. Be sure to read the Terms of Use on ANY site that claims their images are free, including royalty free.   15) It is strictly prohibited to reproduce or reprint any material found on Power Surge on another Web site, in any newsletters, newspapers, magazines, or any written format, or at any public menopause groups, seminars, meetings without the express permission of Power Surge. Doing so without permission constitutes copyright infringement and will be dealt with legally.   16) Men are welcome in Power Surge and may post messages and start topics in the forum created especially for them, Men, This One Is For You! Since this is a site for women, and many women have expressed their discomfort with men interjecting comments into their personal discussions as many of their discussions may be regarding very personal and intimate issues they don't openly choose to discuss with the men in their lives, or any men, please post only in the above forum. Since men can read anything on the board, if there's a forum discussing a particular subject you'd like to comment on, feel free to create a similar topic in the forum specifically created for men. Thank you.   17) If anyone takes exception to these guidelines, please do not discuss it on the boards or in insta-chat. Messages of such nature will be removed at the discretion of the board administrator. If you wish to comment on these guidelines, you can contact us through the contact page.   18) Power Surge reserves the right to edit or delete any message that violates the guidelines of this board.   If you have any questions about these guidelines or how these message boards work, first check out the HELP area at the top of every page. If you can't find an answer to your question, visit the Board/Site Info, Questions, Problems topic or Contact Us Here and INCLUDE YOUR USERNAME AND THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF YOUR PROBLEM.   Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy the Power Surge Message Board. For newsletters, guest transcripts, FAQ's, resources, polls, Ask The Experts and a whole host more, be sure to visit the entire Power Surge Web site. To get back to the Main Board at any time, click on Power-Surge Forums on the menu at the top of each page.   We'd love to meet you, so do stop by and introduce yourself on our Welcome, Introduce Yourself topic.   This Web site and these boards are a haven for support and friendship. They are NOT for salespeople pushing products. ADVERTISING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD, IN THE CHAT AREAS, IN THE BLOGS AND IN YOUR PROFILES/PERSONAL SIGNATURES. color>   Thank you! Power Surge
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      WELCOME NEWCOMERS: READ FIRST!   09/14/2008

      A very WARM WELCOME to new members of Power Surge's Message Board.  Before you jump right into the board discussions, I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to READ THIS NEWCOMERS MESSAGE to help familiarize you with the board and site.   This message board is just one area of an enormous, multi award-winning Web site with a wealth of information. You can visit any area of the site by clicking on the "Power Surge Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of each page of the message board, OR by clicking on the links on the MENU on every page of the Web site.   After you've read the Newcomers Message, CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE FROM THE MANY FORUMS available to discuss any subject you wish.color>   Again, a warm welcome to Power Surge to women in all phases of their transitional years, and to the men, children, friends and others in their lives who want to gain a better understanding of menopause.   I can promise you one thing . . . if you felt alone before finding Power Surge . . . you won't feel alone any longer   Dearest Power Surge Founder
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Members can no longer start new topics in this forum. As you can see, many newcomers have posted topics regarding issues that belong in other forums. This forum is strictly for problems with the message board, blogs and Live Chat.

 

If you have any questions, post them in this or any of the other existing topics. They will be read by me and other board administrators and you will receive a reply. You can also send a PM (personal message) to "Board Administrator" or to me, "Dearest" if you have a problem.

 

These new Power Surge message boards have been up for about a month. Many of you have had no problems with them at all, while others have been unable to log in after they've registered. Sometimes, when people have written to me saying they couldn't log in, the board administrator has successfully logged in with their name and password. On the main screen it shows that over 450 members have signed on already, so it's apparent that not everyone is having  problems.

I realize that many of you became accustomed to the old boards, but, unfortunately, those boards had over 25,000 messages and it was causing a strain on the server the Web site is on, which is why these boards were installed on a different server.  I was told if I left the old boards on the old server, I risked losing the entire Web site. I don't think any of you want to see that happen.

For those of you who have asked why we couldn't have boards without registration, the registration is necessary for the purposes of maintenance and organization. It's also easier to log in once and not have to retype your name for each message, plus these boards have many more features than the old boards.

So, for those of you who've had difficulty registering and/or signing onto the new boards, please be advised that we're working on correcting the problem. I have received your E.mails. I have responded to as many as I can. The last resort will be to install an entirely new board, while preserving all your messages and registration information.

I appreciate your cooperation and patience. This has been very trying on all of us, but I promise the problem will be resolved one way or the other next week.

 

In the event this board ever goes down, I've set up a temporary board here.I strongly recommend bookmarking the temporary board once you get there.

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Dont know if I am on the right board here but I have been trying to order some Revival products and finding it impossible as it keeps asking me for information that I have already provided, what am I doing wrong!!!!!   Hugs Jen

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Is there an online ordering form for Revival now?

I've only ordered it by phone (1.800.700.1560).  Maybe you might want to call them, instead.  Sometimes, talking to a live person helps.  

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this is a tech question for the board, but includes also a pet peeve of mine concerning ?the gender writing that is prevalent in our society. ?i tried to get onto the site last night and it was busy (knowing how the crazy the chats can get, i'm not surprised! ?:biggrin: ) ?i also tried, unsucessfully, to access the joints board through the email i get. ?here's part of the error message i got:

"Internal Server ErrorThe server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@power-surge.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error."

now, ?was that written by a man or what? ?talk about giving me a guilt complex! ?"anything you might have done that may have caused the error." ?jeez.....

anyways, i just tried the joints board and it seems like we lost it. ?and for some weird reason, i feel guilty......

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I had that same message a few times recently,nita and I know what you mean 'something you may have done' sounds a bit ominous, doesn't it?! ?:( I mailed them as it suggests, and the replies were a bit terse and unfriendly (well, I suppose I shouldn't have expected love and kisses or anything!) this was a bit off-putting, and when I tried again I got in no problem so didn't bother them again!

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Hi Nina and Gem, I had that same problem last night,but when I asked if anyone else was having that problem, no one was. I thought it was my old computer pitching a fit because I love reading these post so much. Hope it gets fixed soon.   :)

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The reason you got that message about "internal server problems" was because there were problems with the server that house the files for Power Surge. I got the same message.  Although the site wasn't completely down, it was difficult to access. Everything was cleared up within an hour. It's very rare that this type of problem occurs. However, when you run a Web site, you have to be prepared for everything. Technology isn't perfect. Should you run into a problem like that again, I would recommend a cup of camomille tea, some yoga and try checking back in about a half hour.

Dearest

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THANKS DEAREST, I think the cup of tea and yoga sounds great. I just went to the chat that night and all was fine. I love this site and glad it was nothing serious. Happy Mother's Day to you and to all the moms out there.

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Yes, thanks Dearest, that would account for being unable to access the site. ?I have found, though, that I'm still unable to get into certain threads. ?Actually, I get in but there's nothing there. ?Is anyone else having that problem? ?Maybe it's my connection.

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Hopefully, those threads are all better now.  

I noticed 2 threads that were "missing" but they're back now.

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I thought I posted this question earlier, I don't think it went through. Is there any way for me to read the transcripts for tonight chat with the guest. I am not available on thursday nights and always miss them, I try pulling them up in the library transcripts to no avail. ANy help is appreciated. ?Thanking you Cabo

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Cabo, the transcripts of the Thursday night guest chats are usually available within a few days after the guest chat takes place and are *always* put in the Transcript Library.

When you say "I try pulling them up in the library transcripts to no avail," what do you mean?

Dearest

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Dearest, ? ? ? ?I guess I look too soon. I am always excited to read them and must look the next morning. Just now though, I looked for Kathy Smiths transcript from last time on and it was there. Oh well, thank you for the information, as my mother always said "Just Ask". I am so happy to see you on the board, you are in everyones thoughts. Please take care. Peace Cabo

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I can't get into the chat room, is there something I should download, or is my computer too old. I kept getting the message "not responding". Last night was the first time I tried.bibgo1

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Can we use the depression board now? ?It looks like its ok but I've noticed that no one is using it yet and I didn't want to be the first one and take the chance of using it too early and messing it up again. ?Is it ok?

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Quote: from Kalanie on 2:14 pm on June 22, 2002[br]It seems that we have also lost the "Births and Milestones" thread. ?:(

It's b-a-a-a-c-k.

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Quote: from HippieHeron on 10:45 am on June 22, 2002[br]Can we use the depression board now? ?It looks like its ok but I've noticed that no one is using it yet and I didn't want to be the first one and take the chance of using it too early and messing it up again. ?Is it ok?
Yes, you should be able to use the Depression board now. You'll notice one of the topics is duplicated, so although you may post in one, don't be surprised if your posts appear in both.

Dearest

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Quote: from ollie on 8:49 pm on June 22, 2002[br]unable to access the "bleeding" thread (nothing there)

That should be working ok for you now :)

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Dearest: I love this site, but find myself not coming as often as I would if...the latest posts came up first!  It seems quite annoying to have to scroll down through all the post on an especially active thread.  Is there something I don't know?  A short cut to the last postings?  Not complaining, just wondering.

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Quote: from Suseyq on 10:09 am on Sep. 15, 2002[br]Dearest: I love this site, but find myself not coming as often as I would if...the latest posts came up first! ?It seems quite annoying to have to scroll down through all the post on an especially active thread. ?Is there something I don't know? ?A short cut to the last postings? ?Not complaining, just wondering.

I like everything in an ascending order. That way, I can follow a thread without going backwards. I've got enough trouble thinking in a forward fashion these days :biggrin:

It's really not hard to scroll to the bottom if there's one page to a board. Every board is composed of various topics. You will also notice numbers at the top of some topics. That means that the messages are on more than one page. If you see "1, 2, 3, 4, 5" it means there are five pages to that topic, the oldest messages appearing on #1 and the newest messages appearing on the last number (last page) -- in this case, #5. ?If you want to cut to the quick, click on #5 (or whatever the highest nuber is on that topic) and read through the messages or scroll to the bottom. OR, you can just click on POST REPLY at the top of the topic, too (but usually people are replying to other messages).

Also, if you're on a particularly long page, hit your "END" key on your keyboard (where the up and down arrow keys are. It's usually in the middle section between the letters and the numeric keypad) and that will take you to the bottom of the page. To get back to the top of the page, there's a "HOME" key  above it. It's really very simple once you know your way around.

Does that make it a little easier? I hope so and that you'll find yourself coming by to visit the boards more often. I'd hate for something like that to keep you away :biggrin:

Dearest

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I was searching around on power-surge the other day and I came across what seemed to be some other form of message boards rather than the ones I usually go to. If I remember correctly it had questions and then it would tell how many answers there were to the question. I even had the persons e-mail address with some of them. I want to go back there and can not find it . I don't remember what I clicked on to get to this particular place. Can you help me find this again?

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That sounds like the archived message boards, Gail. ?Those are the ones  before this current set of boards.

They also have lots of good support and information. ?To find them, they're located here: The Archived Power Surge Message Boards!

 

Dearest: The above link won't work any longer. The archived message boards are no longer available. I had to take them down. The thousands of messages put a strain on the server. There are plenty of messages on this board.

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Hey, that end and home key thing is like magic!!!!! Thanks, Dearest.I had no idea at all you could do that. All my computer knowledge, such as it is, is self taught, so I am always glad for tips. That makes getting to the end of a long thread you have looked at before and merely want to see the last message of, much easier :)

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Quote: from Gemini on 3:10 am on Sep. 21, 2002[br]Hey, that end and home key thing is like magic!!!!! Thanks, Dearest.I had no idea at all you could do that. All my computer knowledge, such as it is, is self taught, so I am always glad for tips. That makes getting to the end of a long thread you have looked at before and merely want to see the last message of, much easier :)
Amazing what you can do with computers. ?I never thought much about the Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys much -they were just there.

I wonder what else I'm missing.

So, thanks from me, too, Dearest!

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Hi, I'm new here and would like help.  I placed on post, or response - now I'm not sure which, a few days ago.  I don't remember where, and don't know how to find it.

Help please????  I was talking about taking lexapro and break thru bleeding, etc.

I feel so foolish.

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I'm not sure if I've missed some important point re how to read these boards. ?After I see someone's message on the Introduction board, where do they go next? ?I know I could follow their name to wherever they might post, but is there a general sort of 'next' board for new users? ?Women introduce themselves, often with questions, but since that's not the place to answer them, I don't, but I haven't found a central sort of place where that would be appropriate. ?This site is so huge, I get a bit lost - much more easily these days than ever before. ?It's a fantastic site, but a bit daunting for the unfamiliar.

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Hi Isla, and welcome to Power Surge.

To familiarize yourself with the rest of this site, I would recommend that you go to the Quick Links drop down menu at the top of each page.  Then you can click on any of those subjects like "Meet Dearest", or Educate Your Body--and a number of other wonderful pages of information.

As far as the Message Boards go, there really is no "order" in which to navigate through them.  You just select a board that interests you, and click on any of the topics (threads) on that board.

I hope this helps some, but if not, just ask your questions under a topic that is closest to what you want to know.  Again, welcome to PS.

Debbi

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