New User FAQ

How do I make a post?

It's easy! From the homepage, simply click on the words ASK or OFFER.

Pick an informative, concise title, and write your post. Don't forget to include the location(s) and tag(s) relevant to the post.

How do I only see asks and offers near me?

You have a couple of options here:

  1. Filter: You can filter by popular locations in the filter menu.
  2. Search: You can also search for your location in the search bar.
  3. Set Custom Alerts: You can set a customized alert to inform you via email about future asks and offers in your city. Set customized alerts under “set up alerts” in the drop down menu from your profile picture.

How do I edit my profile?

You can edit your profile by clicking “edit profile” in the drop-down menu from your profile picture in the top right corner of the homepage. You can change your profile picture, edit your personal information, and link up your social media accounts.

I want to respond to a post, but I don't want to share my response publicy

Generally, we encourage commenting publicly. Every comment can be a contribution to the collective knowledge and resources that Switchboard has to offer your community. Of course some information needs to be shared privately. You can directly message a user with the “message me” button just below their post or on their profile.