scottmk
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Email prompt to "set a status update."

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Hi.

I'm a Fusion 2/3 user, and I confess that I'm struggling with the recent Community website interface changes.

Today I received an email from VMWare Communities, and the first section is "Your Status."  Under that it states, "You haven't set a status update.  Log in and set your status."

So, what does this mean?  I logged in, and I can't find anything anywhere about how to "set my status," or what it even means.

Obviously, it must be pretty basic and perhaps I'm just missing it.  Any help will be appreciated, as always.

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mreed9
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Here is the link for the homepage presented after logging in.

http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa

Here is where the "Your View" tab is located on the homepage.

VMware Community Your View.JPG

Here is where to set a status update after clicking on the "Your View" tab.

Your View Status Update.JPG

Here is an alternative location to set the status update which accessible by clicking on your profile.

Profile Status Update.JPG

Hope this helps as it is a bit tricky to find.

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mreed9
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I am assuming it is the option "Let others know what your up to" under the username on your profile page. After clicking it you can type in your status.

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scottmk
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Thanks for the prompt reply, mreed9.  Wow, who knew that "Let others know what you're up to" was a link that lets one "update" (their status)?

Like I wrote in my OP, I'm not yet familiar with the changes to Communities.  The whole site redesign seems obscure and a bit dense to me so far.

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scottmk
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Ahah!  There it is:  when you log in, if you click the "Your view" tab, at the top of the right-hand column is "Status Updates," and "Let others know what you're up to" is a link that lets you edit that field.

Good grief!

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vadimsob
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Scottmk, I'm sorry but i didn't find the "Your view" tab after log in. May be it's new design of VmWare site? Can you write the link to this window? I have the same problem with the often messages on e-mail (but I use VmWare Player).

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dchunt
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I'm having the same problem.  If I click on the 'Log in and set your status' link sent in the Weekly Community Updates email, it doesn't take me to a specific page on the VMware communities site.  Also like 'vadimsob' I don't see a 'Your View' link after logging in.

Dan

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mreed9
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Here is the link for the homepage presented after logging in.

http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa

Here is where the "Your View" tab is located on the homepage.

VMware Community Your View.JPG

Here is where to set a status update after clicking on the "Your View" tab.

Your View Status Update.JPG

Here is an alternative location to set the status update which accessible by clicking on your profile.

Profile Status Update.JPG

Hope this helps as it is a bit tricky to find.

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scottmk
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Well done, mreed9!  I just replied to Dan with the same information, but without the screencaps.

Frankly, the reminder to "set a status update" is a bit annoying.  I've just learned to ignore it.

Thanks for taking the time to put this comprehensive reply together and to post it.

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scottmk
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Once you've logged in you should see a row of tabs beginning with "Home." The next tab to the right is "Your View." After clicking on "Your View" (wait for the page to load) you will see "Status Updates" at the top of the far right-hand column. There is a hyperlink that says, "Let others know what you're up to."

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vadimsob
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Thank you, Mreed9 and Scottmk!

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dchunt
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That did it.  Thanks very much.

Dan

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Norwalk
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Like you I've been ignoring and deleting the messages -- thanks for your help.

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