The User menu & Settings will show up when you hover the mouse cursor over your user name at the top-right corner of a page.
Use this to access your private inbox, from which you can send and receive messages from other members.
2. My Friends
This will display a list of your friends.
In [ My Friends Settings ], you can write testimonials about other users, and remove people from your friends list.
3. My Journal
This displays a list of your posted entries and drafts.
You can edit the contents or delete them via the [Edit] button.
- How to write a journal
- How to edit a submitted journal entry
- How to delete a submitted journal entry
4. My Notebook
This displays corrections stored in your “Notebook”.
5. My Groups
This displays the list of groups that you’ve joined.
Shows who has visited your profile.
This displays your list of favorite users.
This is the link to Lang-8 Premium Settings (Requires Lang-8 Premium)
9. Edit Profile
Use this to edit your profile, avatar, language of study and so on.
This is the link to Settings on Lang-8.
Log-out of your Lang-8 account
Lang-Match is a service aimed at aiding you to quickly find other users to enjoy learning languages with.
The more search parameters you fill, the more accurate the search will be. Give it a try!
Groups allow people from all over the world with similar hobbies, interests or languages to communicate. Try joining a few, or even starting your own!
3. Rankings :
Here you can see which members have been working hard on their language skills. Can you get to number 1?
1. Home :
No matter where you are on the site, you can always quickly get back to your homepage.
2. Write :
Allows you to write a new journal entry.
3. Correct :
This will show a list of journals written in your native language that are awaiting your corrections. There’s always interesting new material being posted!
4. Popular :
You can see the list of the latest “Popular” entries and corrections.
5. Help :
This link will take you to the Lang-8 Help pages. If you’re stuck, try here first.
Much like other social networks, on Lang-8 you can add users to your friends list. Once you add a user to your “My Friends” list, your friend’s latest journals will show up on your Lang-8 home page. In addition, your latest journals will also be listed on your friend’s Lang-8 home page.
This makes your journals more likely to be corrected by your friends, and of course, you can find your friend’s latest journal entries more easily and correct them.
Note: You do not have to correct your friend’s entries. How much time you spend correcting journals is totally up to you.
You can remove friends whenever you want via [My Friends Settings].
In “My Friends Settings”, if you want to remove someone from your friend list, just click on [Remove from My Friends].
1. Click on “Edit Profile” using the drop-down menu on the right hand side of the navigation bar.
2. Fill in the blanks, and click on “Preview”
3. After confirming the content, click on “Submit” to complete.
Each menu option has it’s own privacy settings. You can choose to share information with everyone on the internet, Lang-8 users only, your friends only, or you can keep it private.
Public information can be searched by other users looking for language partners. The more information you have available, the more likely you are to be discovered by others!