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Hi Diane,

There are many here in similar situations and that would be a good topic for a discussion... Here is a similar topic:

Read up on the suggestions here if you'd like to start a new discussion -- key is, to phrase is in a way that many can contribute.

Hope this helps!

Diane, I am new to this site but I have stepkids, and was a "third" wife to my deceased Artie. I would like to find a group like this too, or maybe we could chat.
I would like to remove or disguise my location. How can I do that?

Click on "Settings" over in the right-hand column and that will bring up your profile page. Scroll down to where your zip code is listed and remove it. That will remove your city.  You can also pick a different zip code - say of a large, metropolitan area close to where you live - and use that.

Good morning,

My anniversary is tomorrow.  It would have been 27 years. How do I post the anniversary in the birthday section?



Hi Princess.  Thinking of you on your special day and I hope you feel surrounded by love.

The birthday list on the Home page is automatically populated by the server based upon applications of our members. But you can create an "Event" for any of your special days. Those are also found on the Home page, over in the lefthand column.  Here's a link:

There's a little "+Add" button over on the top righthand side for you to add an event ... or you can scroll down through the events and you'll find a DRAFT event you can copy (click on options, then click "Copy event").

I find it difficult to just post a thought or feeling.  Do I do it on my page?  Maybe its just I'm not concentrating.

There are many Forum discussions, on so many topics, that you can post under and those will allow others to join in the discussion and leave comments. Or if you'd like to start a new topic - you can start your own Forum discussion. Browse through some of the discussions to see if anything fits for you.  We have some where you can post a quote, some for positive support, some on dating or not dating, kids/family/friend issues ... you name it!

Is there a LIMIT to # of videos one can post?  Currently have 8 but tried to post a 9th and keeps sending an ERROR.  Says "There has been an error - Cannot find a valid video for this URL." Although it is available and can link on youtube at . And it's the 1st tiime this has happened, so that's why I'm wondering if there's a limit to the number on each persons's home site??

TLB, sent you a PM -- you are posting the WATCH link. You need to use one of the choices under SHARE on YouTube. That's what's going on.

Is it possible to move photos?? I uploaded my CWE 2013 photos to my CWE 2012 album, ugh.

I'm not seeing an option to move photos, Carolynne - but if you go to the album and click on "options" it allows you to edit the album. You can try to drag photos from the CWE 2012 album on the right over to the left and then open  up the CWE 2013 album and drag them from the left back over into the album?


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