One of the Supporting Member benefits is the ability to create alerts. To access the alert feature go to the Site Functions link on the rooms page. You'll find the Alerts menu under the Supporting Member heading. Note: Only Supporting members will see this heading and its accompanying links. Within the Alerts menu you'll find a couple of choices for creating alerts.
The first is, “Create A Recurring Or Non Recurring Alert By Date And Time.” This choice will allow you to create an alert that will trigger at a specific time, daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or yearly.
The second choice is, “Create A Recurring Weekly/Monthly Alert By day of the Week.” This will allow you to create an alert that will trigger on a specific day of the month or week. For example on the third Wednesday of each month.
Follow the step by step directions below to create an alert. Note, At the very bottom of the window containing the forms you'll find a Close Window Do Not Submit Form choice. Use this to exit without creating the alert.
1. Click on Create A Recurring Or Non Recurring Alert By Date And Time, Tab once and you'll be placed in an Edit Box that allows you to enter the Alert Title. Note, depending on your screen reader you may need to press Enter to be placed in forms mode. Type in the title for your alert.
2. Tab once and you'll be placed in a Combo box that allows you to choose the frequency for the alert. By default it's set to Non Recurring. The other choices are. daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or yearly. Set the Combo Box to your choice using the arrow keys.
The Non Recurring choice will cause the Alert to trigger at the chosen time and then remove itself.
3. Tab again and you'll find another Combo Box that will allow you to select from a group of alert sounds. This is not necessary if you plan to receive the alert by e-mail. If you do plan on having it trigger on the site select one from the Combo Box using your arrow keys. Note if you wish you may drop to the bottom of the window to preview the sounds. After selecting either your choice or none Tab to the next box.
4. This is an Edit Box where you may enter any comments you wish to be reminded of.
5. Tab again and you'll find another Combo Box that allows you to choose the month you want the alert to trigger for the first time, or only time. By default it will display the current month. Use your arrow keys to make your choice.
6. Tab again and you'll find a Combo Box for the day of the month you want the alert to trigger on. Again by default, it's set to the current day. Make your choice with the arrow keys and tab to the next box.
7. The next field is an Edit box and will display the current year. If it needs to be changed you'll need to back space out the current year and enter the year you want.
8. The next tab will take you to another Combo box displaying the current hour. Use your arrow keys to adjust it to the hour you want your alert to trigger at after setting this Tab again to the next field.
9. This is the Combo box displaying the minutes. The changes are displayed in 5 minute increments. The 00 choice will trigger it on the exact hour you chose previously. Use your arrow keys to make your choice.
10. Tab again to make the AM or PM choice. These are radial buttons and you simply use your arrow keys to make the correct choice. By default it will display the one that's correct at the moment.
11. Tab again and you'll find a Checkbox that allows you to have the alert E-Mailed if you wish. Tap your space bar to select this choice. Note, If you choose this one make sure that you are currently able to receive e-mail from the site. If you're receiving any of the forums you can be sure you're all set.
12. Tab once more and press Enter on Submit.
1. Click on Create A Recurring Weekly/Monthly Alert By day of the Week.
2. You will be placed in an Edit box where you can enter the alert title. It may be necessary to tab once to locate this box, Note, depending on your screen reader you may need to press enter on the box to open forms mode.
3. Tab again and you'll find a Combo box that will allow you to choose the day of the week on which you want the alert to trigger. By default it will be displaying the current day. Use the arrow keys to make your choice.
4. Tab again and you'll be in a Combo box where you may select an alert sound. By default it will be set on none. If you plan on having the alert e-mailed this is the one you want. Otherwise, use the arrow keys to select a sound. To preview the sounds drop to the bottom of the window.
5. Tab and you'll find an Edit box which allows you to enter any comments you may want to remember.
6. The next 5 tabs will list the weeks in which you want the alert to trigger. Tap the spacebar to check the ones you want. You may check one or all depending on how often you want the alert to trigger.
7. The next tab after making your choices for the weeks is the Hour Combo box. By default it will display the current hour. Use your arrow keys to select the hour you want the alert to trigger.
8. Tab again to theCombo box for the minutes. They are shown in 5 minute increments. The 00 choice will trigger the alert on the hour previously chosen. Use the arrow keys to make your choice.
9. Tab to select the AM or PM Radial button you want. Use the arrow keys to make the choice. By default the correct one for the current time is displayed.
10. The next Tab will take you to a Checkbox that allows you to have the alert e-mailed if you wish. If you choose this be sure you're currently receiving e-mail from the site. If you're receiving any of the forums, you are. Use the spacebar to check the box if you want the alert e-mailed.
11. Finally tab to Submit and press enter.
Click on View/Remove/Update Alerts and you'll find a list of headings containing the titles of your current alerts. Below each you'll find a Remove as well as an Update choice. Clicking on the Update choice will place you in the same form you used to create the alert. Make the changes you wish and click on Submit.
Created on ... February 20, 2020