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Complete your Profile

Note: You will not be able to send friend requests or send messages in the MDM Club until you have completed the mandatory (compulsory) fields in your profile.

The fields you must complete are all grouped together under the heading Basic Info (see image below). Everything else on your profile is optional.

 

When you first join the Club head to your profile page to add more information about yourself.

To visit your profile page click on the My Profile (under MDM Club) link in the main menu, or any of the other profile links.

Visit Finding your way around the Club to learn all about how to get where you need to inside the Club.

 

Edit your profile

Visit the About page of your profile by clicking on About in the sidebar menu or at the base of your cover photo.

The About page is where you will add all details about you.

 

To edit any field, click on Edit to the far right of the field and enter your information or select from the options provided.

Gender field shown below as an example.

 

Save your changes.

 

Privacy Settings

For most profile fields you can set the privacy to hide them from others if you prefer. The privacy setting options are:

  • Public: for our community, this means site members only. All content, excluding the Members’ Blog, is only viewable by members.
  • Site Members: only members of the MDM Club will see this information
  • Friends Only: only your MDM Club friends will see this information
  • Only Me: no other members will see this information

Setting your privacy to Public is the same as setting it to Site Members. We realise this is confusing and will soon remove the Public option to make this more clear.

 

 

BASIC INFO (Must complete)


The fields showing a red star are compulsory fields. 

Mandatory (compulsory) fields that you must complete are:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Country
  • My Disability
  • Relationships and dating
  • About Me

  

First Name and Last Name

Edit these fields to display your first and last name.

You are not able to change the privacy settings and your name will be visible to members of the MDM Club.

These are mandatory (compulsory) fields.

 

Gender

Edit this field and select your gender from the drop-down list.

This is a mandatory (compulsory) field.

Click on the privacy setting if you wish to change it.

 

Country

Edit this field to add your country. Click on the privacy setting if you wish to change it.

In the future, we hope to add the ability for members to search for other members based on country, in which case completing the field will help people find each other more easily.

This is a mandatory (compulsory) field.

 

My Disability

Edit this field to select your disability or disabilities from a list. You can select all that apply.

In the future, we hope to add the ability for members to search for other members based on the disability listed here, in which case completing the field will help people find each other more easily.

Options are included for family members, carers and others with a relationship to someone who lives with disability.

This is a mandatory (compulsory) field.

Click on the privacy setting if you wish to change it.

 

Relationships and Dating

Edit this field to indicate if you are open to being contacted by other members about forming relationships and dating.

Select from two options"

  • No, I am not looking for a relationship/dating. Do not contact me about this
  • Yes, I am interested in a relationship/dating. You may contact me about this

 

 

Any member who wishes to approach another about dating must check this field in the member’s profile prior to contacting them about dating. Our intention is that this will reduce the number of unwanted approaches to other members.

You are not able to change the privacy settings and your choice will be visible to members of the MDM Club. 

This is a mandatory (compulsory) field.

 

About Me

The About Me section is the place for you to write a little about yourself and what you are interested in.

You can write whatever you like. It helps other members to get to know you a little better.

This is a mandatory (compulsory) field.

 

 

OPTIONAL FIELDS

 

More About My Disability

Edit this field if you would like to add more information about your disability or, if you do not live with disability, you can share more about your interest in disability. 

 

My State or City

Edit this field to add your location. We recommend that you add a city, town or state here.

Do not enter your exact address.

In the future, we hope to add the ability for members to search for other members based on location, in which case completing the field will help people find each other more easily.

 

Birthdate

Edit this field to enter your date of birth.

Use the date picker to select your date of birth.

  1. Click edit and the date picker will appear
  2. Select month from the drop down list
  3. Select year from the drop down list
  4. Click on the day of the month
  5. The full date will now appear in the input field
  6. Click save
  7. If you make a mistake and need to update your birthdate, you must click on the day of the month last to ensure that the full date updates to show your changes. Then click save.

Note that your friends will be notified when your birthday is approaching.

Click on the privacy setting if you wish to change it.

 

Relationship Status

If you wish, you can show your relationship status in your profile.

Edit this field and select one option from the drop down list.

 


OTHER FIELDS

Social links

Your profile includes fields to add links to your other social media accounts and a blog or website you operate. The fields are all optional.

The fields available are:

  • Website/Blog
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Skype

Enter the appropriate website addresses (URLs) into each field.

Click on the privacy setting for each field if you wish to change it.

 

ADD PROFILE IMAGE

We encourage everyone to add a profile picture. This does not have to be a photo of you. Feel free to add any image.

If you have a Gravatar image, this should come through into the MDM Club if you choose that option.

To change your profile picture:

  1. Hover over the current image. A camera icon will show on the image.
  2. Click on the current image / icon. A pop up box will appear.
  3. Click on upload photo and choose an image from your computer or phone
  4. Once the image is uploaded you can crop it if required
  5. Click DONE when you are happy with your new picture

 

 

ADD COVER PHOTO

We encourage everyone to add a cover photo. This can be a photo of anything and you can change it as often as you like.

Ideally the image should be at least 1000px wide and be a landscape orientation so it is wider than it is tall.

To change your profile picture:

  1. Click on the camera icon that shows in the top right corner of the current image.
  2. Click on Modify Cover. A pop up will show.
  3. Choose Upload Photo and choose an image from your computer or phone. The image will load.
  4. To reposition the image, click on the camera icon in the top right corner and choose Reposition Photo. Move the image with your mouse. Save your changes.

 


BUSINESS MEMBER FIELDS

Business Members have some additional fields than can be completed in the profile. These are:

  • Business name
  • Products and services
  • Special offer
  • Location

 

In coming months, business pages will be added to the MDM Club.