Here is a quick reference guide regarding your alerts/notifications and how to adjust your settings and preferences.1) As I am not familiar with this software yet: Is there a way to adjust the personal settings that I do not automatically follow all the threads I responded to?
A colored dot on your avatar near the upper right-hand corner of the site indicates that you have alerts or new conversations (private messages). When you click on your avatar, you will see a number next to Alerts and/or Conversations, indicating how many new ones you have. Click on each to view them.
You can adjust your settings for alerts by selecting Account Settings.
Then click Preferences from the left side navigation on the new page.
Scroll to Receive a notification when someone…
Add checkmarks for any Alerts you want to receive.
For email alerts, scroll to Content options and adjust your settings.
Click Save at the bottom if you make any changes.
If you want to display a video from a site such as YouTube, you can add the share link directly into the content area of your post, and it will display automatically.2) How do I embed videos, so I do not have to set a link, meaning everyone who wants to watch them just starts the video?
To get the share link, navigate to the video. Near the title, you will see a share link. Click it.
A small window will open to provide you with a URL. That will be the URL you need to copy and paste into your content.