Have you got issues or concerns that you want to share with others? TA is the place to do this.
You can view and join an existing conversation by clicking ‘Talkabouts’, then browsing through ongoing TAs.
Or – if none of the existing subjects seem to cover what you want to talk about – click on the ‘Create Talkabout’ button and start your own.
Your subject should indicate what the TA will concentrate on; for example, ‘Words – What comes next?’ is a long-standing popular TA that older and newer wall members participate in regularly. Or you can start a TA about a subject specific to your situation if you need objective points of view or just an empathetic ear to listen; for example, ‘Can anybody suggest coping strategies for anxiety?’
If you add topics to the TA in the ‘Topics’ bar, members who are interested in similar subjects will be more aware of the new TA.
If you feel that the subject or message might be offensive to other members, please click on the ‘This May be Considered to be Offensive’ Button’.
When you are satisfied with your TA, simply press the ‘Post Talkabout’ button and you are all set.
Group Talkabout (GTA)
To invite only specific members to participate in the TA, click on the ‘Make this a Group Talkabout’ button which will give you the option to be viewed by invitees only.
Personal Talkabout (PTA)
To start a Personal Talkabout with a friend:
- Go to the member’s profile by searching and clicking on their name.
- Click on the ‘Send Message’ button and the message will be a PTA between you and your friend. PTAs are not viewed by other members, but are still visible to the BWW Team.
Personal Talkabout (PTA) with a Wall Guide (WG)
If you have a non-urgent problem or issue you feel unable to share in the community, you can start a PTA with a WG by clicking the ‘Ask a Wall Guide’ button at the top right corner of every page.