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FAQs on The Bump

How do I find a list of commonly used abbreviations (like DH, DS, etc.)?
Click here for a full list of terms. And while on any Bump board, you can scroll down to "My Boards" on the left-hand side and click "Bump Board Glossary" for a full list of terms.

How do I put a picture in my signature?
- Upload your picture to a hosting site such as Photobucket.com or Shutterfly.com.
- Find the direct link to your photo by right-clicking on the picture and finding the URL under properties (it will end in .jpg or another file ending for a picture). If the URL is long, you may need to shorten it using a site like tinyurl.com.
- Go to your profile page and scroll down to the Signature field and enter in this code:
<img src*="YOUR URL HERE" width="180px"> Take out the * and then you can modify the size of the picture by adjusting the "180" higher or lower.

How do I change my due date, if I need to?
Go to your profile page and click on "Our Family."

How do I find all of my posts?
While on any board, scroll down to "My Boards" on the left-hand side. Underneath it you will see "My Posts."

How do I block posts from another member?
While viewing any member's post, click the "Block" button if you would like to hide all future posts from that particular member. There is a link to the left under "my boards" that says "Unblock Bumpies" - you can click this to unblock someone at anytime.

How do I search the boards?
Enter your search topic in the green tab at the top of any page on The Bump.  Your results will be sorted by articles, Q&As, message boards posts and blog posts.

Can I edit my post after it's submitted?
Yes, you can click the "edit" button on any of your posts and make corrections.

How do I suggest a new community board or story topic?
Simple! Email all of your tips, ideas, or suggestions to community@thebump.com.

Can I view my posts in order of last reply so that I don't miss anything?
Sure you can. At the bottom of every board you'll see a "Viewing Preferences" box. You can choose to sort by "Original Post Date" (the default) or "Last Post Date."

How do I send a Private Message?
If you would like send a private message to another member, just open one of their posts, click "Contact." and choose "Send so and so a Private Message." They will receive an email that they have a private message if their current email is updated on their Bump profile.

*Remember: Make sure your e-mail is up-to-date so that you'll receive an alert when someone sends you a Private Message!

How do I check to see if I have a Private Message?
While on any board, scroll down to "My Boards" on the left-hand side. Underneath it you will see "Check Private Messages."

How do I watch a thread?
-At the top of every message board post there's an option that says "Watch this thread," which you can click on if you're interested in keeping up with responses to that particular thread. You will then receive email updates (to the email account you have registered to your Bump name) that will notify you every time someone comments on your thread.
-You can reach all of your watched threads by going to your "Threads I'm Watching" page.

How do I quote another user in my reply?
Instead of clicking "reply" under a post, click "quote" and begin typing under the text that pops up.

How do I edit my profile?
- Click on "My Bump" in the upper left-hand corner.
- Click on "Edit Profile" under your avatar photo.

How do I edit my bio?
- Click on "My Bump" in the upper left-hand corner.
- Click on "Edit My Bio" at the top of the page. You can use our Bio Builder or skip to the green "Advanced" tab to insert your own HTML code.

How do I change my avatar?
- Click on "My Bump" in the upper left-hand corner.
- Click on "Edit Profile" under your avatar photo.
- The second option down is "Upload Your Photo" -- you can click on "Browse" to choose a photo from your desktop.

How do I report an inappropriate post?
- At the bottom left of every post you will see a "Report" button. Let is know what the issue is and then hit "post."
- Most boards have moderators - check the top of the board you are on to see if they are listed there. Click on their name to send them a Private Message.

How do I create a blog post?
Go to the Community Blogs page (hit "Blogs" at the top of your screen) and click "Create a Blog Post" at the top.

-- The Bump Editors