Yes you can. You can upload a profile photo (or avatar) to your profile. It doesn't have to be your face; you can feature your beloved pet, a cartoon or anything else you fancy, as long as you own the copyright and abide by the community guidelines.
You can upload a profile picture by clicking on settings and then choosing the My Account tab. Find a picture that you like by clicking 'browse' and then 'Upload and use image'
It's up to you how much you write about yourself. If you don't want to share too much information yet then don't worry, there's no rush. As long as you don't share any off-site links, personal contact information or content which breaches our guidelines then your profile is a blank canvas for you to fill.
All the discussions taking place in our community are located within a group.
In order for you to take part in discussions in a group, we ask you to join or follow that group. You will then become a member of a group.
A notification is an activity message from the site about a single piece of activity which has happened on the site. This could be one of the following activities:
- Joining a group
- Posting a discussion or a reply
- A new webinar or poll in a group you are following has been listed
- Making or replying to a status update
The activity feed is on the Community home page once you’ve logged in. It is made of a list of recent activity, e.g. updates on forums you are following or new webinars you might want to sign up for.
If you can't see a group which accurately reflects your interests or needs, please email us about your group suggestion and we will take a decision on creating it.
All posts are moderated before going live by our Financial Education community consultants. Your post will go live shortly or you will be contacted with the reason why not.
Hours of moderation are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Click on 'settings' to visit your profile. You wil be taken to the notifications tab. You can see all the groups and events notifications that you are subscribed to via email and can unsubscribe from each group individually.
If you are unsure, please e-mail us. Email is not a secure form of communication and you should not email us with any personal information about you or personal details about your pension or savings with us. For similar reasons, we will not reply by email if to do so would compromise your security.
Your profile is your chance to tell the other Community members about yourself. Include the reason why you have visited the site, about you as a person or just a friendly hello! It's up to you what you write, but please remember to follow the community guidelines.
If you think someone has broken our Community Guidelines then please email us with as much information about the situation as you have. A Financial education community consultant will deal with the situation appropriately. Please don't try to sort it out yourself.