Getting Started Guide (Advanced Users)

Discussion created by communitymanagers on Jul 5, 2012

Take advantage of more sophisticated features and customize your experience.

1. Personal preferences and settings »

2. Advanced functionality »

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1.0 Personal preferences and settings

Updating email notifications

Control the number and types of email notifications you receive, in addition to changing your language, locale, time zone, and view styles for discussions and comments. Learn more

Updating privacy settings

Protecting your privacy is imperative. So, you can control what profile information other community members or the public can see, such as your name, hometown, age and personal information. Learn more

Changing your home page

By default, the Insiders welcome page appears when you first sign in, but it’s easy to change your setting so the Activity, Communications or Browse page opens instead. Learn more

2.0 Advanced Functionality

Begin a discussion using the Create menu

Once you're familiar with the community, the topic areas and categories, you may feel more comfortable using the Create menu to start a new discussion. Go to “Create” in the bar at the top of the page. This will open a drop-down menu. Select “Discussion.” A window will appear where you can enter the topic that best describes what you’d like to write about. The first few times you post, you’ll need to retype the name of the topic where you intend to post.

Add relevant tags and categories

To make sure others can find your content, it’s helpful if you add tags such as the location, Marriott brand, or type of trip (business, family) whenever you start a new discussion. Learn more

When you need a definitive answer

Post your question and select the “mark as question” check box below the discussion title. You can then mark answers as “correct” and as “helpful”, as long as you’re signed in and have completed your Insiders profile.

Advanced sorting

You can sort and filter results by author, recent activity, date created and other specific information. Or you can use an advanced search using quotes around specific phrases or operators like AND or OR between phrases. Learn more

Bookmark content for later

Just as you do on your Internet browser, you can bookmark conversations that you want to revisit within your Insiders profile. Learn more

Track in communications

Whenever you create a new discussion or reply to an existing discussion, you will automatically receive updates on future activity, this is called tracking in Communications. You may stop tracking future updates by clicking, "stop tracking" on that specific discussion thread, or you can opt-in to receive updates on threads you have not yet contributed to by clicking "track in communications" Learn more