[TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions

We’ve updated how to Get Started on Connect.

These step-by-step instructions with illustrations will help you get the most out of Connect. Find tips on how to:

  • Follow a Group(s)
  • Take Part in a Discussion
  • Start a New Discussion
  • Mention Members
  • Send a Private Message
  • Add and Edit My Profile
  • Set Notification Preferences
  • Subscribe or Unsubscribe from a Discussion
  • Stop or Restart all Notifications

Connect FooterThe Get Started on Connect instructions can be found any time on any page on Connect. Simply scroll down to the footer on any page. In the footer you can also read:

  • About Connect
  • About our Moderators and Mentors
  • Community Guidelines
  • Disclaimer
    and more…

Let us know what instructions you would like to have added to the Get Started page.

@techi

Colleen is there a group on liver disease because l was going under digestive disease but l am seeing you have so many different groups so l didn’t know where that fit?

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Liver discussions are found in the Digestive Health group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/digestive-gastrointestinal-problems/
You were correct to post there. 🙂

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@phillrachel

Is there a group for liver hemangioma or liver resection. That is why I’m coming to Mayo in a couple weeks and would like to connect with people who have had the surgery.

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Hi @phillrachel, I recommend that you start a new discussion about liver hemangioma in the Digestive Health group. We will help connect you with others. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/digestive-gastrointestinal-problems/

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Thanks, I will try that.

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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I still could not figure out how to start a new group. Only how to find existing groups. I want to start a group about hyponatremia.

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Hi @kibwezi
You can start a new discussion about Hyponatremia in the Endocrine System group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/diabetes-and-endocrine-problems/

We have several members talking about hyponatremia and it would be good to bring them all together in one discussion. As the activity and membership of that discussion grows, we will be able to open a dedicated group.

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Thank you!

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Hi Liz @liz223

I wasn’t sure if anyone had responded to your question about finding sciatica discussions. There are many people who have posted about sciatica.

If you go up to the top of your screen you will see a search Icon (it looks like a magnifying glass),click on the icon and then a box will appear, then type in the word “sciatica” in the box, then hit “enter” and all of the posts that mention sciatica will come up and you can look at each one.

When I did that I saw sciatica listed under Chronic Pain, as well as Scoliosis, etc. You can then reply and respond to all of the posts.
Here is the link to the search, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/search/?search=sciatica

Teresa

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Are there any groups on the GUT only?
Specifically DIARRHEA , BLOATING, severe STOMACH PAIN???

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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@rinstaffordaz , you were correct in posting in the Digestive Health group about gut issues, such as diarrhea and bloating. Here are a few discussions to take part in:
– Gut problems https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gut-problems/
– I am a relatively healthy person with a problem “bloated belly” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-a-relatively-healthy-person-with-a-problem-bloated-belly-my/

I hope you’ll also register for the online expert Video Q&A about Scleroderma on November 15. See more details here:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-about-scleroderma/

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How do you find out how complete your profile is?

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Hi @jakedduck1,

Member profiles lets you tell people about yourself and helps you find others. You can personalize it and complete it to share as much information as you want – below each information box there is an option to checkmark, whether you want to make your information public or not.

– Go to your Profile. Click your avatar in the top right and select My Profile.
On a mobile device, click the menu (☰) symbol and select My Account, then My Profile.

– Click EDIT to add or edit your:
Name (optional)
Bio (Tell us about you. Max 500 characters.)
Profile photo (Use JPG, JPEG, JPE, PNG or GIF format. Less than 5MB in size.)
Banner image (Choose from the options.)
Click SAVE PROFILE.
Click “I’m Done Editing.”

– Your profile also shows the Groups and Pages you follow, and the messages you’ve posted. You can edit the Groups and Pages you follow in your profile.

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Thank you Kanaazpereira but it still doesn’t show me the percentage like it use to. Last time it popped up my profile was 66% complete. Is it at 100% complete now and no longer shows??? I believe I filled out everything but mentioned I needed a pic even though I already have one (even though it points to the left.) Colleen said would fix it. Also is there a problem with the updates, when I hit the button it takes me to a page that says “No updates” now I have to try and decider which are new, very time consuming and extremely frustrating!!!

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@phillrachel

Is there a group for liver hemangioma or liver resection. That is why I’m coming to Mayo in a couple weeks and would like to connect with people who have had the surgery.

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Since there are so many functions related to the Liver and many ailments wouldn’t it be worthwhile to have a section on the Liver itself that encompasses its functions and various diseases and malfunctions???
Just my 2 cents worth

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Hi @jakedduck1,

I see what you mean. Once you are on your "Profile" page, all you have to do is click on the "Autobiographer" button under "Badges." That will tell you the percentage, and what you need to do to complete your Profile.

Here's what you will see when you click on the "Autobiographer" badge:
Autobiographer
Complete your Profile
67% complete

Milestones
33% completed profile √
You uploaded a profile picture to help members recognize you.

66% completed profile √
You filled out your bio to help others know your story.

100% completed profile
You added a name to your profile.

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Testing

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