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FAQ

How do I register?

There are several ways you can register with LawStore social. You can register with the following social media platforms; Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Github, Instagram, Windows Live and WordPress. If you do not have a social media account you can simply login via your email address and your chosen password.


Do I need a social media account to register?

No. If you do not have social media account simply use your email address and chosen password to login.


How do I start a discussion?

To start a discussion visit our discussion forum page and click on your chosen area of law you wish to discuss. Simply click on ‘add new discussion’ and start typing. Once you have selected a subject and written your message click ‘submit’ so that is made public and readable on the forum area you selected. You can also preview your post before you make it live to ensure that you are happy with it. The option to cancel you post is also available.


Do I need to be registered to join discussions?

Yes. In order to start a discussion and to join in with the debates you must be a registered user.


Can I upload images?

Yes. Once you have created a new discussion, you have the ability to upload images via ‘attachments’. Images can be uploaded via a file already saved on your pc or from already uploaded and saved images on the LawStore social site.


What are polls?

Polls give you the option of asking the public or existing members their opinion or answers on a specific question. By clicking on the ‘poll type’ you can allow others to select either one or multiple answers.


Can I receive notifications?

Yes. Once you have created your new discussion, select ‘additional options’ below and tick the ‘subscribe’ box. This allows you to receive email notifications for this discussion.


What is the ‘announcement’ section?

This section in the ‘additional options’ tab allows you to choose the start and end date to which you would wish to receive your email notifications for your chosen area of discussion.


Can I delete a post once it has been submitted?

Yes. If you have written and submitted a post you can delete it whenever you like. Simply click on 'delete' which appears to the right of your post.


Can I edit my post once it has been submitted?

Yes. If you have made an error or wish to change your post you can edit it whenever you like. Simply click 'edit' which appears to the right of your post.


What do I do if I put the post under the wrong forum?

If you have placed your post under the incorrect forum, simply delete your post and return to the 'discussion forum' page. Click on the correct area of law you wish to discuss and submit your post as before.


How do I report a post or a member?

If you wish to report a post or member simply click on 'alert' which appears to the right of each post. Once you have clicked on alert you will be able to choose the category which relates to your reason for alerting us of this post or member. The text box provided will allow you to give more details of your report. Once you have submitted this alert, our lawstore social team will be notified. Our team will then resolve this issue as soon as possible.


Are my posts public?

Yes. Everything you post on the discussion forum will be visible to all members.


Can I do private messages?

Yes. You can privately message your friends. These messages will only be visible between the two people who are in correspondence.


Is my status public or private?

Either. Once you have written your status simply click on the 'eye' icon to select whether you wish your status to be seen by everyone, community members, friends or private.


How do you upload images or files?

On your account page you can upload both images and documents. To upload a photo simply click on the 'photo' icon and select a photo from your computer or an existing image already uploaded to the site. To upload a file simply click on the 'attach file' icon and select a document from your computer or an existing file already uploaded to the site.

Can I have multiple accounts?

Yes. However you cannot have multiple accounts linked to the same email address.Therefore in order to create more than one account, you must use a unique valid email address for each account you create.


Can I register using a social media and email login?

If the email address linked to your social media account is the same as your email address then you cannot create an account using both. However, if your email address linked to your social media account is different to that of your email address then you can create separate accounts.


What happens if I forget my password?

If you forget your password simply click on ‘forgotten password’ and enter your username/email address and the generated image shown. Once this has been filled out click ‘request password reset’ and a temporary password will be sent to you via email. This email will contain a password rest code. Simply click on the link provided and use the code to login. This will allow you to change this code and reset it to your new password and confirm. You can now use your new password to login into your account.


I do not understand some of the legal terms and abbreviations used?

If you are unsure of any of the legal terms and abbreviations used throughout your discussions simply check out our glossary of terms for further information. Our glossary of terms page is in alphabetical order which enables you to find your particular legal term and abbreviation with ease. Our glossary of terms offer a jargon free and straightforward explanation to key terms used throughout the legal world.


What is my legal story?

My legal story is a miniature blog which allows members to post stories about any legal issue they have had. Other members can then post comments on your blog post.


How do I post a story on my legal story?

Simply click on my legal story which appears in the navigation bar. Type your post in the text box provided and click submit. Once you have submitted your blog post our lawstore social team will review your post to ensure that it meets our forum policies. Once approved it will be uploaded and available to all members.


Why is my legal story post not appearing on the forum?

Once you have submitted your post, our lawstore social team will need approve it before it is made live. This can take up to 24 hours to be approved.


What does the blue stars mean next to profiles?

The blue stars indicate peoples membership levels which are as follows:
  • New Member is new member
  • Basic Member is basic member
  • Advanced Member is advanced member
  • Veteran Member is veteran member
  • Senior Member is senior member

How do you get to each membership level?

In order to get to each membership level and to achieve more stars you must obtain points. Points are given for each post you make on the discussion forum. Our points scheme is as follows:
  • 0-49 points for a new member
  • 50-99 points for a basic member
  • 100-149 points for an advanced member
  • 150-199 points for a veteran member
  • 200-250 points for a senior member

How do I get points?

For every post you make in the discussion forum you will be awarded a point.


What doesUser is Offlinemean?

When this icon appears next to a members profile it means that they are currently offline.


What doesUser is Onlinemean?

When this icon appears next to a members profile it means that they are currently online.


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