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FAQ for New Members

Since there is a large influx of members, I thought I would make a quick FAQ/Advice post

Q: Is X feature available? [Mostly used by people looking for RES functionality]

A: Probably not, however, the admins are paying attention to all the threads posted in /t/ideasforsnapzu , and will likely get to adding them fairly quickly. There is already a patch in the works that will add a lot of functionality.

Q: What is EXP, and why do we have it.

A: EXP is a system that slowly gates features while you learn the site. Its benefits are multifold, preventing trolling/abuse of downvotes, and encouraging people to become more involved with their profile. All of the main features of the site are accessable without leveling however.

Q: Are tribes different than subreddits?

A: Yes, they act as separate forums and tags. You can post a snap to multiple tribes, and the number of tribes you can post to at once goes up with level.

Q: Are upvotes and downvotes the same as on other sites?

A: No. Other sites see downvoting used as a way to signal disagreement or dislike of a post. Here however, downvotes aren't used unless the post is offensive or improper.

Q: I have an idea for the site, where can I put it so the admins will see it?

A: /t/ideasforsnapzu is the tribe for any ideas, bugs, or concerns about the site.

Q: What's the general rule with reposts?

A: Snaps that share the exact same url need to be avoided. This can be accomplished by adding more than one tribe to the original post. If the OP of that post hasn't added the other tribe, ask them to edit and include it. Users can cross-post when submitting links (how many tribes at once depends on the OP's level). Content that is the same old thing, again and again, regardless of the url, isn't prohibited, just frowned upon. Don't think you can just post everything old as new again. The community will have seen it already and will pass on upvoting it.

Q: How Do you set your snap category?

A: When you submit a post, on the right hand side, there will be a drop down menu labeled category. If you click that, you can see the various categories that you can post your snap under. If you don't set the category however, you cannot go back and edit it.

Q: How do you create a tribe?

A: Click your avatar in the Snapbar (the topbar), then click Tribe Memberships. On the right hand side of that page, you will see a grey button with the text Create Tribe. Click it, fill out the text boxes and accept the responsibilities of creating a tribe, and voila, one new tribe!

Q: How do you PM someone?

A: First you must follow the person you are trying to PM. After you do that, refresh their profile page, and you will see a Private Message button. Click it and you can send them a PM. They don't have to follow you to respond, and if you unfollow them after sending the initial PM, you can still keep corresponding.

Q: How does the leveling system work?

A: Details about the leveling system can be found here: http://snapzu.com/teamsnapzu/reputation-xp-a-guide-to-leveling-on-snapzu

Q: How do I reclaim an abandoned tribe?

A: Make a post in /t/reclaimtribe, or send a message to /Snapzuteam

There are a number of stickies posted site-wide that are there to help new users. I highly advise reading them as they answer a number of questions. If you'd like to chat with people who can help the IRC info is at /t/IRC, and there is almost always someone there to help.

If anyone has any additional questions they'd like added, let me know, and I'll answer them in the topic. Welcome to Snapzu, and enjoy yourselves!

7 years ago by MadMonk with 46 comments

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  • rothelys
    +10

    Are tribes allowed that are not using the english language primarily?

    • drunkenninja
      +9

      Our platform currently does not support other languages. We understand how important it is to allow for this, so we are working on multiple-language support where members will be able to specify their main language and the language of the content being shared. Sadly, this is one of the many scalability issues we are faced with, so for now in the interests of the overwhelmingly English speaking community, please refrain from posting content in other languages.

      • jarekb84
        +10

        Are you concerned with non english content hitting the front page? My thoughts on this would be to allow language specific tribes to post as they like, unless there are some character encoding issues which would prevent this. There are a lot of great features in Snapzu which encourage and foster user engagement, communities may flourish here compared to other sites because of this.

        • drunkenninja
          +8

          Yes, but its not just the front page, Snapzu was designed to be heavily interconnected between the front page, the user feeds and multiple tribes, so not having a proper language based platform will create havoc. Until such a system that properly allows members to select their language preference as well as the language of the content they post we made the decision to keep content temporarily English only.

          • jarekb84
            +8

            Are there plans to enforce this decision? Either by closing tribes or banning users? This has been brought up in a few comments and if such a heavy handed response is necessary, you may want to make a more official post (like on the blog) to state the reasons behind it. That would help with showing the community the communication they can expect from the admins, compared to the issues which drove the recent Reddit exodus.

            • drunkenninja
              +7

              I will be sure to make it more evident. But posting non-english content isn't exactly the type of thing we would ban a user for, unless they knowingly continued to abuse the system in some unfathomable way. Most of the time the community will down vote something a couple of times and its gone. Tribe chiefs can also remove non-english content, and if a tribe exists, we don't mind as in the future the support will be available and even encouraged. Our approach is that of educating rather than enforcing strictly something that isn't viewed as a negative, its just that we don't have the infrastructure to support it yet.

            • jarekb84
              +5
              @drunkenninja -

              Thanks for that response, I think that clears up the confusion on this stance for me.

            • drunkenninja
              +5
              @jarekb84 -

              You're very welcome. Glad to be of assistance.

    • MadMonk
      +6

      I haven't seen anything saying that you must have an english tribe.

      • rothelys
        +5

        Thank you, i just wanted to ask before I'm doing something "wrong".

        • eilyra
          +6

          Hmm, on the other hand there is this (sadly) in the voting FAQ under the "When should I down vote a snap?" heading (emphasis mine):

          Users should down vote snaps that don't belong in the specified tribe, aren't in English, include offensive or lack-luster content, or are obvious spam. Simply not finding it interesting should not warrant a down vote, as down votes are a great tool for crowd-sourced quality control of the content shown.

          I'm not sure how this relates to primarily non-English tribes though if the content is only posted there or to tribes that aren't in English. Thought I'd give you a heads up just in case. :)

          • ProtoJazz
            +6

            Yeah, I'm wondering about this too. For the tribe I started, a lot of content could be in other languages, and I also don't want to ban it, just maybe have people flag it as nonenglish if it's not obvious. There's so much stuff that would be understandable and useful even if not in English though

          • rothelys (edited 7 years ago)
            +4

            I didn't even thought about cross-posting, just as an example /t/norge . There will be like 90% things be written in norwegian instead of english without closing out people who want to write in english since the don't speak norwegian so they can also write there.

            I can see a point in not wanting this by admins cause mostly the won't speak that language and so for they don't know what the content is about.

          • gabe2068
            +2

            Well I am thinking more along the lines of like learning a language. Support tribes for people that are learning a language.

  • Fooferhill
    +13

    Love being able to post to multiple tribes-great feature

    • massani
      +4

      It's also cool to see the breakdown of where the upvotes are coming from. And a good way to discover new tribes as well!

    • ClarkKent
      +3

      One of the big ones that caught my eye too. Keeps duplicate links from being posted as well!

  • Mecael
    +4

    What's the best way to just view posts to tribes I'm following? Home > Tribes filter?

  • Anthony1020 (edited 7 years ago)
    +3

    How do you make a tribe?

    • MadMonk
      +2

      You click your avatar on the top bar, click Tribe Memberships, and on the right hand side is the create tribe button.

    • jarekb84
      +1

      I posted this tutorial gif when another member asked the same.

  • ZanThrax
    +3

    Okay, I've been messing around for a bit and have questions:

    - How can I see all my comments? Also, once I have been commenting for some number of months, will I be able to see more than the last X number of comments? Being able to only see the last 1,000 comments on my profile page at Reddit has been bugging me for years.

    - If my comment gets a reply, I'll get a notification. That's good. If that reply gets a reply (by someone that's not me), do I get a notification? Because I'd like to.

    - Is there a "hide" function, or something similar? I don't want to downvote stuff on the main page just because it doesn't interest me, but I don't want to have "how often do you brush your dog" taking up space either, and doing so will wind up discouraging people from posting things to large tribes as well as small ones (pets, dogs, and asksnapzu in the example).

  • remez
    +2

    Is there a way to get notification when somebody replies to my snap or comment? Haven't found it so far, so I'm checking my comments from day before every day.

    But if somebody answers a couple of days after my comment was made, I'm going to miss their answer. Also, if I start commenting more, following all my own comments could become a problem.

    • MadMonk
      +3

      It will automatically show in youir notifications

      • remez
        +2

        Thank you! I feel stupid now, it was right in front of me all the time :)

  • Hackisucker
    +2

    How does pm's work?

    • MadMonk
      +2

      In order to PM someone, you must first follow them. After that, refresh their profile, and a button to PM them will appear. They do not need to follow you to respond, and after the initial PM is sent, you can unfollow them and keep responding.

      • Hackisucker
        +1

        Thanks! Is there anyway to be notified of responses like these? Because I didn't realise you had responded untill now when I checked manually.

        • MadMonk
          +3

          If you click the button that looks like a thread list, it should show you when someone replies to you.

  • ColonBowel
    +1

    Is there a simple way to view the up/down votes my comments get? Like maybe a list of all of the comments displaying their votes?

    • MadMonk
      +2

      I don't think so, but at the end of the day, you can see the net total of your upvotes / downvotes for the day.

  • BruceDeluxe
    +1

    Is there a way to prevent a snap from going to the home page? So, like, only post the snap to the tribe.

    • spaceghoti
      +4

      I believe that snaps only make it to the front page if they have a qualifying image. If you leave the image out then it won't show up.

      • AdelleChattre
        +3

        Or you could mark it NSFW. They'll still show up in the Activity Feed, though. The underlying idea here is, unless I'm much mistaken, whether tribes can be split off from Snapzu to be run for their own purposes. It's come up before. There are such things as blog-mode tribes, but even those are meant to be part of the Snapzu community.

        As I learned recently from a top recruiter in her "Network Marketing company," who'd created a 7- figure business she took online in 2010, 88% of her business is now built through "Social Media!" Some of her key, free tips included 'not mentioning your company name on Social Media,' and 'keeping it private!' Because, from the article:

        If you’re sharing a story, testimonial, income or product success story, you want to have a Call To Action at the end of that post. This creates curiosity and leaves your audience with value without you being salesy or pushing something at them to buy. For example, “If you’re interested in learning more, send me a private message. I’d be happy to let you know what we are doing.”

  • click
    +1

    Q: Are upvotes and downvotes the same as on other sites?

    A: No. Other sites see downvoting used as a way to signal disagreement or dislike of a post. Here however, downvotes aren't used unless the post is offensive or improper.

    Sorry, I'm new here, and I'd like to know what could guarantee this? reddit had rediquette, other websites also have a general thought that it should be that way, but it often isn't. Is there anything in code?

    Thanks for this list btw!

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