The Dashboard

What is the Dashboard ?

The Dashboard is where you find yourself immediately after you login to This page shows you the Everybody Feed by default. Here you can see all the messages from everyone on the site. The Activity Feed will show you posts only from those you follow.

The Dashboard is divided into two columns and the important content is aggregated in the second column. You can filter what you want to see in the second column by selecting any topic in the left column. The left column contains helpful information, such as a list of users who were online last, our newest members, and currently popular tags in the entire network of

Dashboard filter "Activity Feed"

The dashboard feed, Activity Feed is the first filter tab on your dashboard. With it you can see the activity and posts of only the people and groups you are following.

Dashboard filter "@Me"

The filter tab, @Me is another important filter for your communication with other users in In this filter you see all the posts that mention your name. These posts are all arranged in chronological order.

Dashboard filter "Private Posts"

The filter tab, Private Posts is a bit more special. It shows you the private communication between you and other users. This filter has several tabs which you can further filter. You can filter by: all private messages sent back and forth, only incoming messages to you, only messages you sent, or you can filter by a user to see only private messages between you and another member.

Dashboard filter "Commented"

The filter Commented helps you navigate through the discussions that occur in the posts on Commercial Door Talk at This filter shows all of your posts that have at least one comment. They are arranged chronologically by date and time that the comments were added. If any of the posts have comments that you have not read, you will see a number in yellow next to the filter so you can easily keep track of all discussions.

Dashboard filter "Favorites"

The filter Favorites is extremely useful because it helps you quickly find any posts that you thought were important or interesting. Adding a post to the list of favorites is easy; simply click on the gray star on the right side of every post. In this filter you can only see favorite posts that you have selected.

Dashboard filter "RSS Feeds"

We have deleted the RSS Feed option from Commercial Door Talk at We may add this back later if there is a demand for it.

Dashboard filter "Everybody"

The filter Everybody is where you go to by default and it shows you all the public posts of ALL users on Commercial Door Talk, whether you follow them or not (go to the Activity page to see posts only from people and groups you follow). It is a useful way of finding new users and groups that might be interesting to you. Posts in this filter are arranged in chronological order. · Contacts | Main Page | Doors | Frames | Hardware | Downloads | Commercial Door Talk! | About Us | Contact Us
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