Hi Y&YW members,
Please read on for important information about the on-going development of Y&YW.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ll soon be bringing back missing features like ‘edit posts’, notifications on chatroom topics, ‘who’s online’ and ‘my profile’.
In addition, you’ll get new functionality including private messaging and the ability to comment on individual articles across the site.
However, in order to bring in this enhanced level of interactivity, we need to amend the way we identify individual users. While logged into Y&YW, many of you already have just one name which you use as both username (to log in) and displayname (on the chatboards).
In future, your username will be used to identify you on the site. So when you post a comment on an individual article, or when another user views your profile, it will be your username that is shown. Your username will also show in the list of ‘who’s online’ when you are logged in.
For this reason, we advise anyone whose username includes their email address, or their real name (if they do not wish to be personally identified) to log in and amend your username to something anonymous. Many of you will decide to change your username to your current displayname so the name you use to post on the chatboards also appears when you use other functions on the site.
In order to alter your username in this way, for example to your current displayname, log in as usual, then click on your username at the top right-hand corner of the site. You can then change your username in the first box marked ‘Username’. To save these details, scroll down, enter your password and click the pink tab marked ‘SAVE CHANGES’.
If the name you have chosen is not available, you will be prompted to choose another username. Try adding a number or letter to make it your unique identifier.
We are hoping the new functionality will be available by early June, so urge you to change your username if necessary as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes – but we are keen to ensure that everyone’s safety and anonymity is respected, and are keen to improve the Y&YW community on-site experience as much as we can.
Many Y&YW members will be unaffected by this change and need take no action, but if you have any questions or problems with this, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to help.