What are tribes?
Tribes are user-run communities about a specific subject or idea where members can submit links, videos, and images or start discussions. Users are highly encouraged to subscribe (become a member) to any tribe that they may find interesting to become more involved, receive updates, and discover new content submitted by other Snapzu users.
What are the benefits of joining a tribe?
Joining a tribe will add it to your "Tribes Feed" (one of your 3 main private feeds), where you can stay updated on the content that is posted in it. It also allows you to show up in a tribe's leader board, and earns you "Tribe Mastery".
What is tribe mastery?
"Tribe Mastery" is essentially an influence indicator, and will update daily based on your activity in a particular tribe. Tribe Mastery always starts at, 0 and can rise all the way up to 100 if you are very active in a tribe. As this score rises, it will help in the sorting of your tribes, listing your most active tribes on top.
How can I join tribes?
You can join tribes directly from the tribe's home page by clicking the "Join Tribe" button visible just under the tribe flag to the right, or by going to your Tribes settings page and going to the "Top Tribes" or "Up And Coming" tribes listings.
Can I create my own tribe?
Absolutely. We encourage users to create tribes on subjects that they care about, but which currently do not have a tribe. Please only create a tribe if you are serious about running it and have the time to take care of it. Make sure you are active in your own tribe so that other users can find and join it.
How do I create my own tribe?
You can create a tribe in the "Tribes Memberships" area of your account. To access this, you need to do the following:
- Access your "Member Menu" from the main top bar area.
- Click on the "Tribe Memberships" link just under the "Snap List" link.
- Click on the "Create Tribe" button located at the top of the right bar.
Note: Please only create a tribe that you intend to properly maintain. Tribes need love and care to grow, and they wont grow on their own!
What are the benefits of creating a tribe?
By founding a tribe, you are creating a completely new area of Snapzu with the potential to grow into a huge community of like-minded members sharing content and participating in the sharing of relevant content and discussions. You will become the founder of the tribe, and will receive “chief” status that allows you to moderate and steer the tribe into a direction that suits your personal vision. There aren't many things more exciting than creating a community and watching it grow into something great.
What is a "chief" of a tribe?
A chief of a tribe is the user that is in charge of the tribe. This user has moderation powers and is able to remove snaps and ban problematic users from posting there.
How do I add moderators?
You can add moderators by going to your tribe and selecting the "Manage Tribe" tab. From there you can go into the "Moderators" section. You can then enter in a username to find and select. Note: A user must be a member of the tribe to be eligible for a moderator position, otherwise they will not be located in the search results.
How can I increase my tribe's exposure?
To help your tribe grow, we recommend the following:
Promote and share your tribe with your friends and other peers that share the same interest in the subject as you do. It's always hard getting the first few members, so don't hesitate to get the word out using twitter, facebook, and your other favorite social spots! It also helps Snapzu grow as a community!
Regularly post snaps into your new tribe. This will help increase exposure as all submitted tribes are displayed in each snap, and on various other pages listing them.
If you are high enough level, spend some time to find a quality background and flag (avatar) for your tribe. This lets other users know that it's active and being cared for.
Can I renounce my tribe?
Yes you can renounce your tribe at any time and allow another user to take over it from there. This should only be done if you are certain that you cannot continue to maintain the tribe in question.
Can I claim an abandoned tribe?
Yes, if the user of a tribe has been inactive for 3 months, you can claim an abandoned tribe. The definition of inactivity is lack of logging in, not lack of actions. In the event that you want to claim a tribe, you can post to the /t/reclaimtribe tribe.
If you have any additional questions you feel need to be answered in this FAQ, please post in the below comments section. We are constantly looking to update this section!