Help Guide

This guide will help you get aquatinted with the US Dam Safety community. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for in the FAQ sections below, send your question in an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.

Table of Contents

 

REGISTRATION

 Q: How do I register for an account with US Dam Safety?

On the Homepage, select “Register” from the the main menu or “Register” in the “LOG IN” box to the left and enter your registration information. Registration information includes a username, password, and membership type.

Membership name types include; Concerned Citizen, Nonprofit, Representative, and Official. Then select Enter, and you will be sent a confirmation email to confirm your signup.

Registration Page
Registration Page

 

Q: Can I delete my account with US Dam Safety?

Yes, you can delete your account with US Dam Safety anytime.

To delete an account login to your account, select “Profile” and then “Settings” from the menu located under the profile cover photo.

Then select “Delete Account” and check the box “I understand the consequences” to confirm. Then select the button “Delete Account” to finish deleting your account.

 

MEMBERS

Q: What is the member’s page?

The member’s page is a categorized list of registered members. The list is broken down into membership type names. Membership name types include; Concerned Citizen, Nonprofit, Representative, and Official.

The member’s page has a drop down menu to view the “Latest Activity,” “Newest Registered Member” or an “Alphabetical” list of all members.

Selecting a Members name will bring you to that member’s Profile page. On their Profile page, you can view the Latest Activity, Send Friend Requests, Contact them and more.

Members Page
Members Page

 

Q: What are the membership types?

The membership types are used to define the active role of each person who registers. They make it easier for other members to distinguish your function in the community.

The membership types include; Concerned Citizen, Nonprofit, Representative, and Official. Upon registration select the membership type name that best describes you or your function in the community.

 

Q: What is the Add Friend button for?  

On the member’s page, you will see the “Add Friend” button to the right of each member’s listing. Selecting this button for a member will send a Friendship request to that member. They will be added to your Friends list in the Profile area after confirming your request.

 

GROUPS

Q: What is the Groups page?

The “Groups” page allows members to collaborate in groups. The public group types include; Concerned Citizens, Nonprofit, Representatives, and Officials.

Anyone wishing to participate in the group must be a registered member of US Dam Safety and have selected the “Join Group” button to join the group.

Groups Page

 

Q: What are the benefits of joining a Group?

Joining a group makes collaborating with group members easier.  When you join a group, all activity for that group will be available on the “Activity” page or in the “Profile” area.

 

Q: Can a Group be private?

Yes, groups can be private and are available upon request. If you would like to create a private group, contact us. Simply send an email with the subject line “Create Private Group” and send the details for a group name and group description.

 

Q: How do I Join a Group?

To join a group select the “Join Group” button located to the right of the desired group. You can leave the group anytime by selecting the “Leave Group” button.  When you join a group, all activity for that group will be available on the “Activity” page or in the “Profile” area.

 

Q: Can I Create a Group?

Not at the moment. Members can suggest the creation of a public or private Group. To submit your suggestion compose and send a message to the administrator and webmaster of US Dam Safety. Another option is to send a private message to @US Dam Safety.

 

Q: How do I Leave a Group? 

To leave a group, go to the Group page and select the “Leave Group” button. Alternately you can go to “Groups” in the Profile area and select the “Leave Group” button.

 

Q: What is the “Send Invites” feature?

The “Send Invites” feature allows members to send their friends an invitation to join a group in the community. You can select people to invite from your friend list, search for members to invite or select members from the community directory, and send invitations by email.

 

Q: How can I check for Pending Invites?

To check for “Pending Invites” from friends, go to “Groups” in the Profile area and select “Invitations” or select “Groups” then “Pending Invites” from the top drop-down menu.

 

Q: How can I manage the Group options?

The “Group” options in the “Profile” area is designed to manage “Group Memberships” and “Invitations.” Selecting “Groups” from the “Profile” menu will give you quick access to all of the “Group” options.

 

ACTIVITY

Q: What is the Activity page?

The “Activity” page is used to see what’s new since your last visit.

On the “Activity” page, you can select everything, updates, posts, comments, new groups, group memberships, friendships, new members, topics and replies from the drop-down menu provided.

These options are also available in the “Profile” section by selecting “Activity” from the top drop-down menu.

Activity Page

 

PROFILE

Q: What is the Profile page?

The “Profile” page is used to view membership activity, and to edit the “Profile Group, User Name, and Social Media” links. You can also change the profile photo and update your cover photo.

Profile Page

 

Q: How can I change the Profile Photo?

To change your “Profile Photo,” click on “Profile” from the sidebar or top menu. Then select “Change Profile Photo” and either take a photo with your webcam or upload a photo from your device. Alternately if there is a Gravatar associated with your account email you can use that.

 

Q: How can I change the Cover Photo?

To change your “Cover Photo,” click on the “X icon” in the top left corner of the cover photo to remove the current photo. Then select the camera icon to update the cover photo. You can regenerate another one from our server or upload one from your device.

Cover photos should be 1050px in width and a minimum of 498px in height.

 

FORUMS

Q: What is the Forums menu option?

The “Forums” menu option is only visible to registered members. It provides quick access to a member’s forum activity throughout the community.

In this section, you can view forum topics started, replies created, manage subscriptions, and access favorite forum topics or participating forums.

Forums Page

 

Q: How can I Post to a Forum?

Go to the “Community” page and select the desired “Forum” topic. Then select “Create New Topic” to create a new topic for that forum.

 

Q: How can I subscribe to a Forum?

To subscribe to a “forum” select the desired forum and click on the “Subscribe” button under the forum name. You can unsubscribe by visiting the same page and selecting the unsubscribe button.

 

Q: Can I receive follow-up replies via email?

Yes, you can receive follow-up replies to any forum post by selecting the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” box before clicking the submit button.

 

Still, need help?

If you can’t find the answer, you’re looking for in the Help Guide contact us. We normally respond within 24 hrs. Alternately you can send a Private message to @US Dam Safety the administrator and webmaster of US Dam Safety.