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Link in welcome post doesn't work

by Gretel38 / August 3, 2012 10:50 PM PDT

The Welcome post says to set your preferences and gives a link to do so. But clicking that link just pulls up an error screen with a msg daying you "borked."

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Do you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 10:57 PM PDT

CNET's Welcome Screen when you hover over your User Name top right of any window, then select "My Profile"?

If so then my own Welcome Screen seems to be working well from that direction. There are a number of links in that page and I have tried most and get every new page except Download.com's Watch List.

Which ones are not working for you?

Mark

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by Gretel38 / August 3, 2012 11:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Do you mean

In the wecome screen at
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6142_102-238615/welcome-to-the-windows-xp-forum-please-read-this-message/?tag=contentBody;threadListing
there are links to FAQ, policies, etc. When I click on the "Forum preferences" link, I get the following screen:

Whoops! You broke the Internet!
No, really, it looks like you clicked on a borked link or something.
You could try searching for what you want here:
.Or go to the CNET homepage

Is there some other way to set preferences and is this a necessary step?

Gretel
realist2000@live.com

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That's a good find.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 11:37 PM PDT
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Mark will have to update his post to reflect changes on the site. Shouldn't be a problem for him.

Kees

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May be time
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 11:40 PM PDT
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for that Sticky Post from 2007 to be retired I think.

You're right, the Forum Preferences link fails.

If you need to change any of your profile settings, please either access "My Profile" from your username, or click this link;
http://www.cnet.com/profile/

As to Forum Preferences, there have been a number of changes to the forums in recent times and there are no longer any forum preferences that can be changed.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Mark

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Re: welcome post
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 11:27 PM PDT

What is a "welcome post" (email?) and what is that (broken) link exactly?

Kees

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by Gretel38 / August 3, 2012 11:36 PM PDT
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In the wecome screen at
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6142_102-238615/welcome-to-the-windows-xp-forum-please-read-this-message/?tag=contentBody;threadListing
there are links to FAQ, policies, etc. When I click on the "Forum preferences" link, I get the following screen:

Whoops! You broke the Internet!
No, really, it looks like you clicked on a borked link or something.
You could try searching for what you want here:
.Or go to the CNET homepage

Is there some other way to set preferences and is this a necessary step?

Gretel

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