- What is a Display Name and why do I need one?
Your Display Name is the name the public sees when you post comments or stories anywhere on TheBlaze.com. This helps protect your privacy.
- Can I change my Display Name?
Yes! Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Under 'Display Name' type your desired name.
- How can I set (or change) my profile picture?
Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. In the center (under your Picture icon) click 'Change profile picture', browse to find the photo you want to upload and select it.
- How can I change my email address?
Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. On the navigation menu to the left, click 'Email & Password' and add your new email address.
- How can I update my contact information?
Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Then click 'Contact Info' on the navigation menu to the left.
- I lost my password. Help!
Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. If you forgot your password and can't log in, click ‘Forgot Your Password?' from our Member Login form. Enter your e-mail address and click 'SEND'. We'll e-mail you a link to reset your password. If you can't find the password email, check your spam folder.
- How can I change my password?
Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. On the navigation menu to the left, click 'Email & Password'. Select ‘change password'. Enter your current password and the new password.
- How can I subscribe and unsubscribe from TheBlaze newsletters?
To change your email communications preferences, log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. On the navigation menu to the left, click 'Newsletters' and select which emails you'd like to receive.
- What are TheBlaze Member Rewards?
TheBlaze Member Rewards are points you earn for your contributions to TheBlaze community. You'll earn points for activities like sharing or commenting on stories, posting on MyVoice, referring friends, and more! The more you contribute, the more you earn!
- What can I do with Rewards Points I earn?
You can redeem your Rewards Points to unlock features on TheBlaze.com and get valuable coupons towards great products and services!
- How can I redeem my Rewards Points?
In the near future we’ll be adding a Rewards Center where you can redeem points for coupons towards great products and services! In the meantime, keep building your Rewards balance by sharing stories, referring friends, receiving upvotes on your comments and more. Stay tuned for more details!
- How can I see my Rewards Points balance?
Log into your account. Your Rewards Points balance is displayed next to your profile icon at the top right of the page.
- How can I unlock badges?
There are many ways to earn badges on TheBlaze including posting comments, being a loyal member and more! There are all kinds of cool badges to unlock, including mystery badges that are available for different achievements at different times.
- What is BQ/Blaze Quotient?
TheBlaze Quotient is like a signal strength indicator that measures your community engagement. You can see your BQ with a badge that will fluctuate with your community engagement. Ways to increase your BQ are posting on MyVoice, commenting on articles, and so forth. Keep in mind, your BQ may decrease if you become less active on the site. For example, not logging in daily, not posting or commenting, and so forth.
- What is MyVoice?
MyVoice is the platform we built exclusively for you! Start your own conversations about virtually any topic and engage with our community. Use MyVoice to share the news, set an agenda or bring awareness to your cause. It’s up to you! There are some rules and community guidelines you’ll need to follow which you can see here.
- Where can I see my comments history?
Simply log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Click ‘comments’ in the Achievements dashboard to the right.
- Can I see how many upvotes I have received?
Yes! Just log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Then, click ‘upvotes’ in the Achievements dashboard to the right.
- How do I flag abusive or obscene comments?
We really appreciate your help in reporting any inappropriate comments or spam you see on the site. To report abusive or inappropriate comments, simply click the flag icon on the right side of a comment or post. Please do not flag comments you simply disagree with. For those kind of comments, consider giving it a downvote by clicking the red thumbs-down button instead. Thank you!
- Can I edit or delete my comments?
Yes. You can edit or delete your comment for up to 15 minutes after posting.
- Why can't I post comments?
- Was my comment edited?
TheBlaze never alters the content of your comment. However, certain non-family-friendly words may be automatically replaced with ****.
- Can I send private messages to other members?
- I do not see the Message button for some members. How come?
If you do not see the ‘Message’ button it is because the member has opted out of receiving private messages. We respect everyone’s right to privacy.
- How can I see private messages that were sent to me?
To see all your private messages, just log into your account. At the top of the page, click the mail icon to see your inbox.
- How will I know when someone sent me a message?
While logged into your account, if you have new messages, you will see an indicator on the mail icon at the top right of the page. If you've opted in to receive email alerts, you'll also receive a notice in your offsite email.
- How can I report abusive or spammy private messages?
If you see a message containing spam or inappropriate content, please report it to TheBlaze Member Support Team. Simply mouse over the offending message in your inbox and click the flag icon to report the message to us. You can also delete the message by clicking the trash icon.
- Can I block certain users from sending me messages?
Yes, you can add users to your blocked list by clicking the lock icon on their profile picture next to their message. If you change your mind or make a mistake, you can unblock them by clicking 'All Messages' on the top left of your inbox and selecting 'Blocked' from the list. Choose the user you want to unblock and click the lock icon to the right of their name.
- How can I delete private messages?
Simply mouse over the message you wish to delete in your inbox and click the trash icon.
- How can I disable messaging completely?
We respect your right to privacy. To disable messaging, log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Select 'Messaging' on the navigation menu to the left and click 'Disable messaging completely'.
- How can I disable messaging sounds?
Log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. Select 'Messaging' on the navigation menu to the left and click 'Disable messaging sounds only'.
- How do I mark a message as read?
In your Message Center, move your mouse over the name of the member on the left, and check the box below the date to mark the messages as read.
- Can I save stories to view later?
Yes! One of the many perks of being a Member of TheBlaze is the ability to save stories or videos for later to view at your convenience. Simply clicking the star at the top right of any story’s lead photo or video thumbnail will save it for later viewing.
- How can I view stories or videos I’ve saved?
You can access your saved stories or videos by clicking the star icon at the top right of the page after you’ve logged into your account.
- How can I get updates on stories I want to follow?
It’s easy! Just click the ‘Follow’ button below the headline picture on any full story page and we’ll notify you every time an update is published for that story.
- How can I send a news tip?
Have a news tip for us? Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What are Channels?
You can stay updated with your favorite hosts and contributors by following their Channels. Follow as many channels as you'd like!
- How can I listen to TheBlaze Radio?
Just visit our Radio page for great live and on-demand radio news and entertainment. It's free!
- How can I disable email alerts when a member sends me a message?
To disable email notifications, log into your account and click your profile icon at the top right of the page. On the navigation menu to the left, click 'Messaging'. Click 'Notifications' to uncheck the box.