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    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    How to Take Part
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Hi everyone!

    You may have noticed that this board has a bit of a different look and feel than our other WebMD communities. We are using this format to test a fun new type of community -- the Challenge.

    Each challenge will have a specific topic, such as this Healthy Plate Recipe Challenge. Then, every Monday for six weeks a new prompt, in this case for new recipes, will be posted to the board.

    Members will submit their recipes by choosing "Recipe" from the Post Now drop down at the top of the community page. Other members will be able to vote if they like your recipe suggestion, and you can vote on theirs.

    The recipes with the most votes will appear updated daily in the Popular Recipes module on the right side of the page. At the end of each week, the top five winners for that activity will be announced to the entire WebMD Community.

    The Leaderboard on the right side of the page will be updated weekly to reflect an overall tally of which members taking part in the challenge are getting the most votes. At the end of the 6-week challenge, we'll be bragging about those top winners across the site and featuring your recipes as well. You may even see your name on WebMD's home page and in one or our Food, Fitness or Diet newsletters!

    We hope you'll join us in making these new WebMD Challenges a success. And, be sure to have fun with it!

    We can't wait to get started.

    Our first Healthy Plate Recipe Challenge will be posted on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. ET. Be the first to post your recipes!

    Take care,

    p.s. If you have any questions about the challenge, be sure to use the "Discussion" link under Post Now to ask those. Staff will be here to help out.

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