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PERSONAL

 

Email Settings

The Email Settings allow you to turn on or off all emails from the Community. This is your master switch to stop all communication coming from the Community.

 

Personal Information

You can tell other community members as much or as little about yourself as you want. You can enter a short biography, your location, your interests, or anything else (within community guidelines, of course).
To tell other community members about yourself:

  1. Sign in to your community account.
  2. Go to My Settings >  Personal Information.
  3. Enter information about yourself in the Biography field. You can also enter your name, location, company info, and any other information you want to share.
  4. Click Save.

Note: Don’t forget to introduce yourself to the Community in the Introduce Yourself Board

 

Close Account

Here is where you can close your Community account.

 

When account/PII deletion is initiated, your profile is permanently anonymized, and any content you contributed is attributed to an Anonymous User. As a result of the anonymization of data, Academy progress tracking and previously earned Alteryx technical certifications will be forfeited. The Anonymous User has a standard username and a default avatar to distinguish the profile from other members. The deleted data includes only the PII of the user, while the user's contributions (posts, comments, likes, and so on) will be maintained as and associated with an anonymous user.
 

If you happen to accidentally close your account, please notify Community@alteryx.com within 24 hours if you wish to reinstate your account and all progress associated.

 

 

 

TWITTER INTEGRATION

 

You can link your community profile to your Twitter account. This lets you tweet about great content you find in the community and reply to tweets without switching to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

PREFERENCES

 

You can customize the look and behavior of the community in many ways, including time zone and language preference, text size, menu behavior, message order, and privacy settings.


To set your viewing preferences:

  1. Sign in to the community.
  2. Go to My Settings > Preferences.
  3. Click through the various preference tabs and make the changes you want.
  4. Click Save on each tab where you make changes.

 

Privacy

By default, all community users cannot see your personal information.
To display your info only to people on your Friends List:

  1. Click Preferences > Privacy.
  2. Set show private information in profile to "friends only".
  3. Click Save.

 

Private Messenger

You can disable your private messages from here, as well as set your messages per-page available.
The ability to turn off email notifications for messages is also located here.

 

 

 

AVATARS

 

Changing your avatar is an easy way to personalize your community identity. You can change your avatar as often as you like. Your current avatar appears at the top of the Avatar page.

To change your avatar:

  1. Sign in to your community account.
  2. Go to My Profile, and click on the icon.
  3. Choose a new avatar in one of these ways:
    • Choose a new image from the Community collection. (Choose an avatar collection and click the avatar your want.)
    • Use an image from your Image Gallery. (Click From Image Gallery and click the image you want.) You can only use this option if you have uploaded images that have been approved.
    • If you have been granted permission, use your Facebook profile photo as your avatar. (Click From Facebook and click Set Avatar.
    • If you have been granted permission, use an image from the web. (Click From the Web and enter the URL for the image. Then, click Set Avatar.

 

 

 

MACROS

You can use macros to create "boilerplate" text that you can paste into any message. You can create up to 9 macros.

To set up a macro for boilerplate text:

  1. Sign in to the community.
  2. Go to My Settings > Macros.
  3. Enter a short but memorable name in the Macro Title field.
  4. In the Macro box, enter your boilerplate text. (You can use HTML tags if your community allows it.)
  5. Click Save.

Tip: To add text at the bottom of your posts, you can include that text as part of your signature instead of using a macro.

To add your boilerplate text to a post:

  1. Go to a post.
  2. In the comment area, place your cursor where you want to add the boilerplate text.
  3. Open the Macros menu and select the macro you want to add.

 

 

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS & NOTIFICATIONS

 

Subscriptions


Subscriptions let you get email updates whenever new content appears in an area of the community that you're interested in. You can subscribe to a board, a blog article, an idea exchange, or any other location in the community. You can also subscribe to a specific post.
To subscribe a piece of content:

  1. Go to the post, or board you want to subscribe to.
  2. To subscribe to a board, click Options > Subscribe to RSS feed.
    To subscribe to a specific post, go to the post and click Options > Subscribe

To view and manage your subscriptions:

  1. Go to My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications.
  2. Click My Subscriptions to see a list of the items you've subscribed to.
    You can click a subscription to go to the item.
  3. To delete a subscription, click the checkbox for the subscription and click Email Subscription Options > Delete Selected Subscriptions.

For more information check out Subscriptions

 

What is RSS and how do I use it?


RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is a way for you to get the latest content from this community, along with many other sites that you visit, all in one place. With an RSS feed reader, you subscribe to web sites, and those sites feed you new content so you can stay up to date.
To use RSS, you need a feed reader, such as Google Reader, MyYahoo, or the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox. There are many free options. After you have your feed reader set up, you can find RSS feeds in the community by going to a board, blog, thread, or message and selecting Subscribe to RSS Feed from the options menu. There you will see a preview of the feed. Most RSS readers give you a button to click at this point. After you click it, the RSS feed appears in your reader as well as new content from that section of the community whenever it becomes available.

 

Notification Settings

From here you can customize what kind of notifications you receive from the Community. You can use these settings to pick and choose what you are notified about, and the frequency of those notifications.