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Home Sweet Home is an online pinboard created to collect memories of life -- past and present -- in Arlington Heights.
 

Managing Boards

A board is a way to organize your memories. When you create a memory, you are asked to specify the board to which you want to attach (or pin) your memory. It's a way of storing memories about a particular topic together. You will see all the information you have added along with your name, the board you pinned the memory to and any comments or "likes" others have added.
 
A board can include as many memories as you want. You can have one board for all your memories or many boards for different types of memories.
 
This contributor has created two boards - one with two memories, the other with three memories.

You can change the name of any board you have created.

  • Click on My Account at the top of the Home Sweet Home screen.
    The My Account link is only visible when you are logged on. Your profile page is displayed.

  • Click the Edit link beneath the board that you want to change.
    The Edit Board form is displayed.
  • Edit the name of the board.
  • Click Save.

 

There are two ways to create a board:

  • The Board fieldType the name of the board in the Board field when you are creating a memory.  The board will automatically be created when you save the memory. This is the simplest option.
     
  • Add MemoryYou may also click the Create a Board button on the Add Memory screen.  This option allows you to organize your boards.

     
     

More About the Create a Board Option
When you choose Create a Board, several fields are displayed to help you organize your board:
 
Board Name is required, but can be changed.  No memories on a board will be lost when a board is renamed.

The Description field is used to describe the board.  Type the kinds of memories that are included.  Any contributor visiting your board will see this description.

If you choose a category from the Category by default drop-down list, any memory that you create and pin to this board will automatically be categorized this way. The category can be changed on the individual memory itself. Setting this saves time if you most-often categorize memories on this board the same way.

You can allow other contributors to the site to pin to your board by typing their user IDs in the Who can pin? field.

Click Save when you've entered all the information
 

You can edit a board's information help you better organize.

  • Click on My Account at the top of the Home Sweet Home screen.
    Your profile page is displayed.
  • Click the Edit link beneath the board that you want to change.
    The Edit Board form is displayed.

  • Add or change any information as desired.
    • Board Name is required, but can be changed.  No memories on a board will be lost when a board is renamed.
    • The Description field is used to describe the board.  Type the kinds of memories that are included.  Any contributor visiting your board will see this description.
    • If you choose a category from the Category by default drop-down list, any memory that you create and pin to this board will automatically be categorized this way.  The category can be changed on the individual memory itself.  Setting this saves time if you most-often categorize memories on this board the same way.
    • You can allow other contributors to the site to pin to your board by typing their user IDs in the Who can pin? field.
  • Click Save.

You can allow others to contribute to your board.

Add a Contributor
  • Click on My Account at the top of the Home Sweet Home screen.
    Your profile page is displayed.
  • Click the Edit link beneath the board that you want to change.
    The Edit Board form is displayed.

  • In the Who can pin? field, type the user ID of the person who you want to allow to contribute to your board.
  • Click Add.
    You'll see the person you added in a button above the field.  You can add as many contributors as you'd like.
  • Click Save.

When you add a contributor, that person will see the option to contribute to your board when they create a new memory.

Remove a Contributor

  • Click on My Account at the top of the Home Sweet Home screen.
    Your profile page is displayed.
  • Click the Edit link beneath the board that you want to change.
    The Edit Board form is displayed.
  • Contributors to your board are displayed above the Who can pin field. If you have not added additional contributors, you will see only "Me" listed.
  • Click the name of the contributor you want to remove.
  • Click Save.
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