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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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How-to Create an Avatar

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  • How-to Create an Avatar

    What is an avatar?

    Avatars are images that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed next to your username on all posts that you make.

    Choosing an Avatar

    Before you add your Avatar to your profile, you need to choose or create a suitable image. This image can be a maximum of 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall. Once you have chosen an image and resized it, you're ready to go.

    How to add/edit your avatar

    1. Click on your username right at the top of the page, then click on 'My Profile'

    2. When you see your profile page, hover your mouse over your current avatar (the image above your username on the left). A blue 'Edit Avatar' button should appear. Click on it. You'll see three options:

    a) browse your computer and upload an avatar, or
    b) enter the URL of an avatar (if you've found an image on the internet), or
    c) choose the default avatar.

    3. Once you have done this, click on 'Continue' at the bottom - your Avatar should now be live on the boards, on every one of your posts.

    Can I use an animated GIF?

    Yes, but it can be tricky to get them to work. If you try and resize a GIF with VBulletin, it will remove the animation.

    You'll need to either save the image or copy the URL, then visit a special GIF editing website such as GifsGifs. Once you've cropped and/or resized it, save it and you should be able to use that version as your avatar.

    If the file size of your GIF is too big it still won't work, so make sure it's not something too complicated and flashy. Basic ones should work totally fine.

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