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Contact a VeggieBoards Moderator

Contact a VeggieBoards Moderator Contact a Moderator Click on one of the links below to see the moderator's profile. On each profile page there is an option to send that person a private message. Sending a PM to one of the individuals below is a great plan if you have any questions about VeggieBoards. danakscully64 Dave in MPLS no whey jose silva Werewolf Girl Get Help & Support Another Way If you need help at VeggieBoards, such as you want to report a problem, you have a complaint or you have an idea that you think may improve VeggieBoards, you can contact a mod above or you can contact VeggieBoards via one of ... [read more]

Community Guidelines & Rules

Community Guidelines & RulesWhen you register here at VeggieBoards you agree to abide by our Terms of Service, as well as the community rules listed below. If you have any questions please contact a VeggieBoards moderator. Registration rules - who can register at VeggieBoards? General posting rules Stay safe Stay healthy Don'ts of posting Dos of posting Be a supportive community member Be responsible for your own behavior What happens when mods step in? (How we handle the rules and policy violations) Extra information for members Leaving VeggieBoards To learn more about the rules here at VeggieBoards... The ... [read more]

Frequently Asked Questions About Community Rules & Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions About Community Rules & Guidelines In order to keep our community guidelines and rules simple, and easy to digest, we've kept them short and to the point. However, we understand that some people want expanded, super detailed information about our rules, and if that's you, you're in the right place. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about VB rules, infractions, policy and much more. If you have a question that's not on this list, feel free to contact a mod and we'll add your question. FAQs about being a vegetarian Do I need to be a vegetarian to join ... [read more]

Terms Of Service

WEB SITE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE VEGGIEBOARDS.COM is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. VEGGIEBOARDS.COM reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, and you agree that each visit you make to VEGGIEBOARDS.COM shall be subject to the current terms and conditions as published on our website at www.VEGGIEBOARDS.COM (the 'Web Site') General Terms of Use By accessing VEGGIEBOARDS.COM you are agreeing to be bound by these Web Site Terms & Conditions of Use and all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local ... [read more]

Groups Guidelines

Groups GuidelinesAbout Social Groups Social groups allow forum members to create "clubs" to discuss topics of shared interest. It gives members with similar interests a place to gather and share information in smaller groups. Each group has its own dedicated group page. The page includes a list of members in the group, a description, a dedicated forum, and a gallery. All content in all Social Groups is publicly visible, but only group members may contribute content and participate. Social Groups Rules The rules for the groups are the same as the rest of the site: the short version is "use common sense." Act with respect towards ... [read more]

Article Tutorial

Article TutorialLearn how to: Create A New Article Edit An Existing Article Revert An Article To A Previous Version Report An Article Create A New Article Navigate to the Article home. On the main article page, you will see several tabs- locate the section you would like to contribute to. Within that article section, you will see a button to create a new article. If you do not see this button, you do not have the ability to create articles in this section. Click the "Create Article" button. A popover will open for you to title your article. Enter a title using letters, numbers, and spaces. Your title should be descriptive but ... [read more]

Following And Followers

Following And FollowersWhat is Following? Following is like subscribing to another member; you'll receive notifications of their activity in public areas. How do I follow another member? To follow a member, visit their profile page and click the "Follow Member" link under their avatar. You will be able to "unfollow" someone in the same place. What will I be notified about? When following another member, you'll be notified about many of the same things that appear in their activity feed: replying to threads, writing reviews, and other actions they take around the site. Can I stop someone from following me? If you're concerned about a ... [read more]

How To Add New Products Easy Walk Through With Images

How To Add New Products Easy Walk Through With ImagesOur updated vegetarian and vegan product review section has lots of cool new categories, which of course means there's plenty of room for new products. If you'd like to add a new product to the VeggieBoards review area, we do have a tutorial about it, but it's image-free, and because adding new products manually can be confusing, this walk-through will use images to help you add new stuff much faster. STEP ONE: Head to the review area with a product in mind. Just make sure your product is vegetarian or vegan and cruelty free before you post it. In my case I want to add some hand soap ... [read more]

Information for New VeggieBoards Members

Information for New VeggieBoards MembersWelcome to VeggieBoards! VeggieBoards kicked off in December of 2000 and is currently one of the largest and most active Internet forums for vegetarians, vegans and those considering transitioning to a meat-free lifestyle. Click here to join VeggieBoards for free! Then take the VeggieBoards welcome tour What are the rules here at VeggieBoards? We have some community guidelines that we ask all members to follow. Please read these guidelines before posting. Important information for new VeggieBoards members Once you join, why not introduce yourself?! Problems registering? Check out this ... [read more]

How To: Use VeggieBoards Reputation Points

How To: Use VeggieBoards Reputation PointsVeggieBoards members may earn reputation points from other members when they contribute something cool to the VB community. Reputation points, given via the "Like" or "Thumbs up" button are a fun way to engage with other users, reward awesome comments and find out which VB users give the most useful advice. Below are some quick facts about reputation here at VeggieBoards (click on any image to make it larger). On Poppy's post below, you'll see a little green thumbs up button at the bottom of her post. To give Poppy a kudos for her post, all I have to do is click the "Like" button. It ... [read more]

VeggieBoards Welcome Tour

VeggieBoards Welcome Tour NOTE: This tour is a work in progress and will be done very soon :) Welcome! We're so glad you have decided to become a member here at VeggieBoards. If you're new, take a look at our Information for New Members Guide and/or take the tour below to check out some of the key features of the VeggieBoards' website. This tour will walk you through some basic VeggieBoard features, help you figure out where stuff is located and will get you acclimated to the site. By the end of the tour you'll know where everything is and you'll be reading helpful articles and threads, participating in discussions, and learning new ... [read more]

Meet the VeggieBoards Team!

Meet the VeggieBoards Team!We have a super amazing team of experienced vegetarian and vegan moderators who help keep VeggieBoards running smoothly plus a talented content team who provides VB with great veggie content. Read on to learn more about each of them! Our VeggieBoards Moderators: Werewolf Girl is a super fun mod here at VB and has been a member of VB since 2009! To learn everything you ever wanted to know about Werewolf Girl (and then some) check out what happened when she was our VB Star of the Week. Capstan aka, Jeff Skinner, in the 1970's, gained experience in radio and television, helping to create ... [read more]

Support the vegetarian movement and VeggieBoards

Support the vegetarian movement and VeggieBoardsOne good way to help people learn about vegetarian and vegan issues, while also supporting our growing VeggieBoards' community, is to help direct new members here to VB. Some folks don't know about our site, and if someone is trying to go vegetarian or vegan, our site could be a huge benefit for them. There are lots of ways you can get involved and get people to visit if they need support. Tell a friend or family member about VeggieBoards. An excellent page to direct new members to is our Why Join VeggieBoards article. We're also active on a number of social media ... [read more]

How to Post Delicious Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes

How to Post Delicious Vegetarian & Vegan RecipesThe question of where and how to post recipes here at VeggieBoards comes up frequently, so here's a quick primer. Vegan Strawberry Tofu Ice Pops Why share recipes? Many people come to VeggieBoards looking for new recipes - it's a top resource new vegetarians and vegans look for. Great recipes draw people to VB, which is a perk because that in turn, exposes them to the rest of the VB site and all the benefits of being a vegetarian or vegan. Who doesn't like new recipe ideas? Homemade Vegan Mock Chicken Pot Pie Where should I post my recipe? You've got some ... [read more]

Resources for Young Vegetarians and Vegans

Resources for Young Vegetarians and Vegans Welcome to VeggieBoards! We're glad you found us and we're so happy to hear that you're interested in a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. If you're a teen who is 13 years of age or older, you can register for a free VeggieBoards account. Once you register please read Information for New VeggieBoards Members and then you may want to visit the following forum areas... The Teen Forum New to Vegetarianism Vegan Discussion If you ever have a question, please contact a VeggieBoards moderator. Image by martinak15 Unfortunately - our site is not for people under the age of ... [read more]

Why Join VeggieBoards?

Why Join VeggieBoards?VeggieBoards, launched in December 2000, has grown into one the largest and most active forums for vegetarians and vegans on the web. VeggieBoards is the ultimate one-stop resource for all vegetarians, vegans, raw food lovers and aspiring vegetarians, offering support forums, how-to articles, recipes, product reviews and many other helpful resources that can help you maintain your vegetarian or vegan goals for life. Here are some of the benefits of joining VeggieBoards: 1. Specific vegetarian-friendly information. VeggieBoards has a wide selection of forum areas so you're sure to find what you need when you ... [read more]

VeggieBoards Banners

VeggieBoards BannersIf you'd like to help promote VeggieBoards consider placing one of these new banners on your own website. So far we've got three sizes to choose from but of course you can re-size them if you like. Hopefully soon we'll have a couple more sizes to choose from, such as 125x125. Click on each to see it in full size and to download it. If you use a banner, please link it to https://www.veggieboards.com/. Also, if you place one on your site, let us know. 140x525 300x250 728x90 ... [read more]

Food Photography Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans

Food Photography Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans If you've ever posted a food recipe or food photo here at VeggieBoards or on a blog, Facebook or Pinterest, or even just shared a food photo with friends, then you may find the following information useful. Image above by Flickr user Wild Tofu Why is vegetarian and vegan food photography important? Excellent food photography is beneficial across the board, no matter your diet, but it's a little more significant for vegetarians and vegans. How come? Often, photos of vegetarian and vegan food will be someone's first exposure to this type of diet, so you want to make ... [read more]

How to write the best vegetarian and vegan product reviews ever!

How to write the best vegetarian and vegan product reviews ever!There are many excellent reasons why you may want to write a product review or two here at VeggieBoards, but sometimes it can be difficult to get started, especially if you've never written a product review before. First read 6 Great Reasons to Write VeggieBoard Product Reviews Below are some tips that can help you write awesome product reviews that are helpful for other VeggieBoard members. Know who VeggieBoard reviews are for: VeggieBoard reviews are not for companies - they're for your peers. You’re not writing a product review to help promote a ... [read more]

6 Great Reasons to Write VeggieBoard Product Reviews

6 Great Reasons to Write VeggieBoard Product ReviewsThe VeggieBoards Reviews area is a great place to find products you haven't heard of and may enjoy. It's also a good way to find out if a product you're interested in is all it's cracked up to be or a total waste of money. If you're a VeggieBoards member, and you haven't spent much time in the Reviews area, it's worth a look. In fact, there are many cool benefits to writing product reviews, so we've compiled a list with the six most compelling reasons to do so: 1. To recommend an awesome product. Without product reviews, others may miss out on ... [read more]

Search And Advanced Search Tutorial

Search And Advanced Search TutorialLearn how to: Use the Basic Search Mode Use the Advanced Search Use Boolean Operators And Wildcards In Search Save Your Searches Use the Basic Search Mode How To Execute a Basic Search At the top of every page, you will see the search bar to search the entire site (forums, reviews, articles, user profiles, etc). Enter your search keywords into the search bar. Click the "Search" button. Your results will display on several different tabs, divided up by the different types of content. The first tab will show all of the results across the site (in order of relevance based on keyword density or in other ... [read more]

Tagging Tutorial

Tagging TutorialLearn: What is tagging and why is it important? How is the tagging on this site different than other sites? Add Tags To Forum Posts And Articles Remove Tags View Tag Pages Subscribe To Topic Tags What is tagging? Why is it important? Tags allow information from around the community to be aggregated together. They are labels that can be added to forum posts or articles to tie pieces of content together to make relevant information easier to find. Product Tags are unique identifiers for a specific product. These tags are used to tie together content that is relevant to specific items. This helps surface the most ... [read more]

Messaging Tutorial

Messaging TutorialImportant Notice: If you receive a private message or public message notification in your email, do not reply to the email. Click the 'Reply' button to reply via your message center. Learn: Send Private Messages Access And Manage Your Message Center Write Public Messages Delete Public Messages From Your Profile Change Your Messaging Notification Preferences Send Private Messages Occasionally you may want to converse with another user privately. There are several places from which you may send a private message. From A User's Profile: Navigate to a user's profile page. Underneath that user's ... [read more]

Review Tutorial

Review TutorialLearn: How To Write A Review How To Edit A Review What Makes A Great Review? Can I Review My Own Products or Business I Am Connected To? How To Write A Review Navigate to the page of the item you would like to review. Click "Write a Review" There is a link near the top for this, or a button under the user reviews. The review creator has a few different fields. In order to submit your review, you MUST fill in a Review Title, an Overall star rating, and a Full Review. You are more than welcome to add Pros, Cons, other star ratings, a purchase date, and price paid to tell other users more about your experience. Set the ... [read more]

Buy, Sell, Trade Rules

Buy, Sell, Trade RulesThe "Buy, Sell, Trade" portion of this site is a private forum for registered members only. Use of this area is at your own risk. VeggieBoards does not monitor the postings on the site for accuracy or reliability, and makes no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of any information posted on the site. VeggieBoards does not guarantee or have information regarding the quality of any of the products bought or traded or acquired through the Buy, Sell, Trade area. The choice to participate, the terms of any transaction and the outcome are solely your responsibility. Deals are made solely between members and ... [read more]

About Us

About Us Launched in December 2000, VeggieBoards is one of the largest and most active Internet forums for vegetarians and vegans. VeggieBoards has been nominated for the VegNews magazine's Veggie Awards several times, most recently in 2009. ... [read more]

Community Profile Tutorial

Community Profile TutorialLearn: Edit Your Community Profile Edit Your List Change Your Avatar Edit Your Account Change Your Password User Name Changes Edit Your Community Profile Your Community Profile is the place for you to tell other members of the community a little bit about yourself. Navigate to your user page by clicking on the "My Profile" tab. Toward the top right hand side of your user page, you will see the "Edit Community Profile" button. Click the "Edit Community Profile" button to answer the Profile Questions. Feel free to answer any or all of the questions, add a link to your website, etc. Click Save when you are finished. ... [read more]

Discussion Forum Tutorial

Discussion Forum TutorialLearn how to: Use the Forums Start A New Thread Reply To A Post Reply With A Quotation Edit Your Post Rate Posts Report A Post Read the Forums Understand The Icons Read All New Posts Go To The First Unread Post In A Thread Use The Activity Feed Mark Forums As Read Using the Forums Start A New Thread Begin by navigating to the appropriate forum. Once in the desired forum, at the top left, you'll see the Forum Nav tools including the "New Thread" button. Click the "New Thread" button. In the subject field, fill in your desired thread name. In the body of the post, write your message. Feel free to add ... [read more]

FAQ

FAQ*NOTE: If you have questions about any of the information below, please contact a VeggieBoards moderator. Registration Issues Why do I need to validate my email? I never got my email validation email. I forgot my password. What should I do? How do I change my user name, email address, and password? Using The Site How are forums, articles, and product reviews different? Do you have tutorials on using the site? Where is my forum signature? What are subscriptions? What is the difference between the Rich Text Editor and the BB Code Editor? If I read something that violates the site rules, what should I do? Why did I receive an error when ... [read more]

Image And Video Tutorial

Image And Video TutorialLearn how to: Add Images To Posts And Articles Upload Images From Your Computer Embed Images From Another Site Using The On Site Tool Create And Edit Image Albums On Your Profile Create A New Image Album Add Images To An Album Edit Images In An Album Edit An Album's Details Reorder Images In Your Albums Delete An Album Add Videos To Posts And Articles Add Images To Posts And Articles Upload and Embed an Image from Your Computer In a forum post or article, find the Image button which looks like this: - this button exists in both the rich text editor and the BB Code editor. Click the button to open the ... [read more]

Add A New Item Tutorial

Add A New Item TutorialLearn how to: Add A New Item To The Database Edit A Product Description Add A New Image To A Product Page Edit Specs Edit Links Edit A Product Wiki Add A New Product To The Database We do our best to add a good number of products to each category, but undoubtedly we've missed a few. Thank you for your help in making the listings more complete! Navigate to the right product category. Start by heading to the review and product page center here. From there, select the appropriate product category. Click the "Add Item" Button. Once you're in your desired category, first check to make sure the product you ... [read more]

Subscription Tutorial

Subscription TutorialSubscriptions are the way to personalize your experience so you can be kept abreast of only the changes that you care about. You can subscribe to forum threads, users whose content you enjoy reading, articles, etc. This way, each time you visit your home page you can see what has changed that you care about, without having to sift through stuff you don't. Additionally, you can get subscription content in immediate, daily, or weekly emails if you like. Learn: Add Subscriptions View Your Subscription Content Edit or Remove Your Subscriptions Change Your Default Subscription Email Notification Preferences Change ... [read more]

Support

SupportFAQ & Tutorials Start with the FAQ and see if your question is answered there. We've covered a range of topics, from how to change your password to details on how tags work. Your questions may also be answered in one of our Tutorials: Community Profile Tutorial - learn how to edit your Community Profile, edit Your List, change your avatar, edit your Account Details, and change your password. Discussion Forum Tutorial - learn how to start a new thread, reply to a post, reply with a quotation, edit your post, report posts, etc. Article Tutorial - learn what Articles are, how to create a new article, edit an existing ... [read more]