At the top right of the website you will see: Login or Register. Click on Login.
Enter your credentials (email and password) associated with this website, as usual.
Note: By default, your credentials would be identical to the ones you use to connect to other sites run by gamerlaunch.com (namely subdomains of guildlaunch.com) such as e.g.: lonelymountainband.guildlaunch.com (this is where alesandtales.com redirects, for LMB members), weatherstock.guildlaunch.com (for leaders and active members on Weatherstock activities) etc. In fact, what we describe here could also be done if you simply went to guildlaunch.com instead (which would simply redirect you to gamerlaunch.com who run the guildlaunch.com domain) and login there instead.
After you log into the Remediators website, you will notice that the Login or Register at the top right disappears, replaced by two icons: one called Activity and the other called whatever your guildlaunch profile name is (in my case, that would be Nibun).
Click on your profile name icon and a drop-down menu appears with three choices: View your profile, View PMs and Logout. Click on View your profile.
At the bottom left of the new screen, click on Edit Profile.
Scroll all the way down to General Settings. Make sure both Always Notify me of Replies to Posts and Allow Guild Admins to Email me (Your Email Will not be Shown to the Admin) are ticked. If not, tick any that are not already ticked and then click Update.
Note: Your registered email and password can also be changed from this ‘Edit Profile’ page, if you wish to do so.
Tip: Register an email address that you don't use often, so that your actual Inbox doesn't get drowned in email notifications together with all your regular emails.
How to prepare PM settings and notifications
Again go to your guildlaunch profile name at the top right (what would be Nibun for me), click on it, and this time choose View PMs from the drop-down menu.
First, go to PM Settings. Make sure you haven’t blocked anyone in the band by mistake under Blocked Users.
Optional: Under ‘Custom PM Groups’ you can create a custom group to group-PM a selection of members all at once, if you so desire. For example, let’s say you wish to communicate in the near future with Ashi and Glo about some Final Fantasy song you’re working together with them. You could create a new group called ‘FF project buddies’ and then from the drop-down menu, next to ‘Add User to Group:’, choose Ashi’s profile name and then click on the ‘Add to FF project buddies group’ button. Repeat this for Glo’s profile name. Finally, don’t forget to add your own profile name too if you wish to have an email copy of your discussions!
Next go to Email Notifications.
Under Global Notification Settings: Private Message, tick Yes next to Registered Email? and then Save Global Settings.
Under Site Notification Settings: The Remediators, tick Yes next to Registered Email? for both Guild Newsletter and Guild Activity Update.
Optional: Repeat this process for other sites you’re registered with (LMB, Weatherstock etc.).
When you are finished, click Save Site Specific Settings.
How to PM one or more members
To write a new message, click on Compose PM.
If you wish to write to an individual person, write their profile name next to To:. However, as it’s easy to get the profile name wrong (e.g. Scrop’s profile name is Scropolo while mine is not Baudhaegas but Nibun), I strongly recommend that you click on the drop-down menu after the first OR and choose the desired user’s profile name (found below the words PM Individual Members).
If you wish to write to everyone who is registered on the site, go to the first drop-down menu and choose the option PM All Guild Members – note that this option includes all associates too, so that may not always be what you want (e.g. you may not wish to send some associate too many emails about something related to an event they are not helping with).
Tip: You can create a Custom PM Group that includes only those members you need to write to, as described above.
If you wish to write to a previously created Custom PM Group of your choice, go to the second drop-down menu (after the second OR to the right), where it says Other Groups… If you have created a Custom PM Group, its name will appear in the drop-down menu. For example, in our previous example, that would be FF project buddies.
Once your PM recipients have been chosen, add a subject title that is relevant to the contents (so it can be easily recognised by the recipient or recipients), write up the main message and in the end click the Submit button to send the PM.
How to be notified about forum discussions by email
Go to Forums (to the right of Home).
There are two sections in The Remediators Forums: Forums (i.e. for general view) and Member Forums.
Under Forums, go to News (click on the word). On the right it says New Topic and there is an arrow. Click on the arrow, and from the drop-down menu choose Subscribe to this Forum.
Return to The Remediators Forums (click on these words). Repeat the same procedure for The Lobby (optional) and for the FAQs.
Then repeat the same procedure for the Member forums sections i.e. click on Making Music and subscribe to this forum in the same way. Repeat for Planning and Organizing.
Note: Full band members should also subscribe to the Members’ Discussion Forum sections as well.
Finally, click on your profile name again from the top right and once again choose View PMs.
Go to Email Notifications. Scroll all the way to the bottom. If you got it right, you should see this under Forum Subscriptions in The Remediators section:
FAQs - Remove
Making Music - Remove
News - Remove
Planning and Organizing - Remove
The Lobby – Remove
Members’ Discussion - Remove
Note: The last one will only be applicable if you are a full member.
Tip: If you want to make sure that a new topic in a Forum becomes watched (in case someone forgets to subscribe to the appropriate Forum’s section), then send a PM to all members who you want to hear of your new topic. Then if any of these members has not yet subscribed to the Forum section where the topic is found, it is their responsibility to go to the website and choose to watch the topic. (Note: by default, simply reading the topic does not make it become watched automatically.)
A short while ago it was suggested I add a little tip in addition to the above. So here it is:
Under Edit Profile (during Initial Setup), scroll down to Timezone and choose the one used by the servers. Currently (with Daylights Savings) that's -4 GMT. This way, when you look at the Calendar, the times are always displayed in /servertime (which is what we all use in the game to sync).