Easier version to change your green person Icon:
download or find a picture you want to use
go to "My Page" on the top navigation bar
"hover" your mouse over your green person icon (or the photo you want to change)
you will see the words: Change Picture
Click those words and another page will open
you will see: Upload a Photo (GIF, JPG or PNG; limit 10MB)
above that a button: Browse
This will open up your own computer. Find the picture you want to use.
click it - then it shows under "file" and then click "open"
Then at bottom right hand corner, hit the "Save" button
If it didn't work, choose a smaller picture next time.
We have a four year old member. Her parent types her contributions.
would you like me to create a "youngsters" group?
If you'd like to do it, it's simple:
To create a group - on the navigation bar choose: Groups
Then find your name on the right side. Next to it will be a little button:"Add"
Fill out the information, which includes a description of the group.
A picture is nice to have. Probably it isn't a good idea to allow messages to be sent to everyone in the group, and to make everyone be able to join without moderating if it's OK or not.
With kids, a discussion forum is cool to have, because any member can start a thread, ask a question, etc.
It was LS's idea, actually to have a young thinkers group forum. Guess we should moderate it and not allow the grownups in there. All the old farts think they're young at heart. Maybe we could ask Shamir to moderate?
Graeme, would you be the one to find out if Ning has this feature? If you can point to it, would bemuch more likely that it would be made part of the site. Absolutely there's a need for it here, considering the number of non-English speakers who have already joined. An easy way to translate pages would be essential to have.
Right now if I want to translate something, I use an online translator such as babelfish. But it doesn't work so well.