MyNetDiary Community Help
MyNetDiary Community is a network of people losing weight and improving their lifestyle by tracking their diet and exercise with MyNetDiary. Community is a friendly place where you can team up with other people in order to obtain support, keep your motivation high and build long-term dieting accountability.
It is easy to get involved:
- Search our forum topics for answers or ask community when you have a question.
- Search for custom foods or activities shared by other users.
- Try joining some team, compare your progress against the averaged team success.
- Find or create a custom group for people with goals or interests similar to your own.
- See people's personal pages and compare their progress to your own.
- Make friends and keep in touch via personal messaging and blogs.
- Share your progress with the rest of the world.
- Control your personal information sharing via community profile.
- Ask a Dietitian a question via forum or personal messaging.
- Questions or Comments? Let us know.
Participation in MyNetDiary Community is completely anonymous - as long as you don't share your real name or other information that can identify you (e.g. your postal address).
See the forum.
Share and find custom foods and activities
- Personal Web Display
- "About me" community profile: current goal, favorite diets and activities, geography etc.
- Optional "Before" and "After" photos.
- Blog with topics posted by the page owner.
- Progress: daily bottom line, weight plan, weight chart, charts and reports, personal details.
- Custom catalog: personal food and activity definitions.
Each section of your personal page has Privacy link leading to appropriate setting in your community profile controlling access to your personal information. Every segment of your personal page has a clear explanation on whether it is shared and who can see the segment.
The visitors of personal page can see only the segments shared by the page owner in his or her profile.
Friends and Others
It is very easy to start private communication with a person: go to person's page and send a personal message. You can find a person by searching for words from his or her "About me" profile, or simply click on nickname when you see it in topics or group member lists.
Sending a first personal message initiates two attitudes between two people. Initial message sender's attitude is Friendly, receiver's attitide is Neutral. Over time, every person can adjust personal attitute towards another person and set it to Friendly, Neutral or Ignoring.
When you are Friendly to someone, her name shows up in your friends list. You also have a personal list of "People you are Neutral with" and a list of "People you are Ignoring". Set your attitude to Ignoring when you do not want to see any personal messages from the person. Setting your attitude to Neutral allows you to see messages from a person without putting him in your Friends list.
Friends list is displayed on the Summary page, right sidebar and community profile sharing settings. "People you are Neutral with" and "People you are Ignoring" lists are displayed at Summary page.
Personal Web Display
Unlike other MyNetDiary Community pages, Personal Web Display can be made available to the whole World Wide Web. Live weight chart from your Web Display can be incorporated into a page on another web site, which is explained on the Web display.
Community profile controls whether Personal Web Display is enabled or not. Select "Plan and Progress" sharing with Everyone in profile to start sharing.
Please, notice that if you choose to upload your "Before and "After" photos and enable your Web display, your photos become visible to anyone on the Internet.
Participate in Community is the main switch that hides all of your personal information or exposes information according to settings described below. The only exception is messages that you posted to groups and private messages sent to other people - they cannot be hidden.
"About me" fields let you provide additonal information about you, and allow other people to find you while searching for these fields.
Public nickname is the only required field of personal profile. The nickname allows anonymous participation in MyNetDiary Community. MyNetDiary requires that nickname does not contain person's first and last name at the same time. You are anonymous as long as you don't provide any information that identifies you (for example, don't post your real name). Then you can feel safe sharing your personal information, fears, and faults. You can reveal your current and target weight, share your difficulties and find peer support without revealing your real name.
Let everyone find my custom foods and activities option allows you to share your custom foods and activities. When enabled, other people can copy your foods and activities, but they cannot modify yours. This is a great way to share information for family members, who often eat the same foods.
My Information Sharing Settings define the level of sharing with groups and individual people. Please read Share Type Details table while deciding what personal information is shared with each group or user. Nickname protects your identity and allows you to share without being identified. Sharing is a great way of building trustful anonymous relationships between MyNetDiary Community members.