Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a list of popular questions and answers about the Snapzu platform and it's communities.
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions area. If you have questions about functionality, our community, or the website in general, there’s a good chance you’ll find the answer here. If you don’t, feel free to ask a question of your own by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can. The FAQ is divided into 12 sections located below.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's always good to know about the basics!
Snaps are the way people share content on Snapzu! Its good to know how they work.
A text post allows a user to start a text based discussion on a certain topic within a single tribe.
Find out how Tribes help organize content on Snapzu.
One of the best ways to get curated content right to your profile home.
Climb the experience ladder by earning XP for participating in the community.
Reputation helps great members stand out, keeps the spammers at bay and helps people progress.
A heads up to all the cool stuff you do, a great visual way for people to see what you're most into.
Everything you need to know about your account on Snapzu.
How does it work, where does it all come from, how is it all displayed.
Learn more about what your votes do and how they help the community list the best content.
Snapzines and saving posts
Find out all about the Snapzine and saving of posts into them.
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Hi Snapzu! I'm really glad to see that right now the snapzu community seems to have mostly - if not only - cool people around. My question is: have you thought about a system that would handle the innevitable trolls or haters that will eventually find their way in this community? (such as report/flag abusive posts and/or comments) Just thinking ahead, like I said, so far everyone has been really awesome. Thanks!
Hi /u/nomadtoltec, and welcome to snapzu! Actually, a system sort of what you're referring to is already in place. This site has a reputation score applied to all members that alongside the leveling system works really well in distinguishing the helpful "nice" users from the trolls. You can read a bit more about the way the system works here. So far it has worked really well, and I'm sure in the future there will be even more things created to keep the trolls at bay. Also, the down vote works really well on trolls, as it lowers their reputation score making them less visible amongst comments and snaps.
Thanks for the welcome and the reply, drunkenninja.
How are you guys able to keep this website afloat? There is neither a donate section or advertisements. Is it magic?
Any plans for a bookmarklet?
Hi vlu77, you can find our bookmarklet option by clicking on the "My Snaps" button in your top navigation bar, it's right next to the "Create Snap" button. Once inside the snap management page, you can see the button just under your tabs. We realize the bookmarklet function isn't exactly in a visible spot, so we plan on fixing that shortly!
Adding to this, you can also read about the bookmarklet function in the release notes located here.
Do you guys have a Mumble server where I could bounce some ideas off of you? I'd really love to share some features that I feel would be great and would help bring snapzu into the "killer app" category.
You can find me on our Mumble server @ our website: http://exinferno.com/ Find me "Sick"
I'd love to chat!
I've used Reddit for almost 8+ years, I currently run an MMO Gaming community with over 250+ active members. We are expanding, growing and I really hate the look and feel and upkeep of PHPBB. I've also founded larger communities such as Themes.org, Linux.com and Sourceforge.net
I don't mind waiting though if features are planned and there is enough support in the short term.
- SubTribes planned? Ability to separate your tribe into other bits? - Categories? I really want a way to effectively turn Snapzu into a viable replacement for PHPBB and other discussion boards. I know this may not be your intended usage, but if you think outside the box, it could do two things @ once: Provide a replacement to sites like reddit, and provide a replacement for tools like PHPBB.
Again, I'd love to talk.
Hi Sick, thanks for reaching out. If you're interested in getting in touch please private message us. We can figure out a good way to exchange ideas.
That's just it, I looked and looked at the UI and couldn't find out how to actually PM you. :(
Clicking on the username ("teamsnapzu") above the comment drops you into its feed (http://snapzu.com/teamsnapzu), which has the pm box in the top right.
/t/lounge is also a tribe devoted to the exact purpose you describe.
As an additional note. You have to be following the user to see the "send pm" button.
do you have any mobile apps (or plans for them)? that would be really awesome!!
We do not have any mobile applications at this time, but are certainly planning to release an Android and iOS version sometime in the near future.
What are your plans for the apps? Will they be open source? I'm an iOS developer, I'd love to help out if I can.
How to search keywords on Snapzu and tribes? I searched the term "Facebook" and things came up that had nothing to do with Facebook. How can I search and find better results?
Is there a way to change your username or migrate data from one account to another?
There is no way to change the username of an account once it has been established (this is for continuity purposes, we don't want confusion amongst existing members) and there is no way to migrate an account due to general leveling and reputation concerns. I believe the only way to really make such significant changes is to start a new profile.
"this is for continuity purposes, we don't want confusion amongst existing members"
Welp, I just made my account and there'd be no issues with continuity. I just want it changed to a capital T. Is that possible? D:
Are there any plans to make the site a little less unwelcoming for queer folks? Right off the bat, you have to choose a gender, and there are only two to choose from. That's not cool, and I certainly don't feel comfortable inviting my friends here.
Hi Kaereste! We will be removing the gender selection functionality from the account creation area all together in the next update, it was meant to select your levelup avatar but we realize now how it may have been misleading for many.
Can you create a private tribe? Over on The Site That Shall Not Be Named there is an option for private communities. I am a licensed attorney who wants to make a haven where only verified attorneys can view/post the content (huge issue for confidentiality purposes, among other reasons). Is this possible? Is this feature forthcoming? Many of us would love an excuse to move this community here, but we can't without a private tribe option!
Hi /u/MajesticAlot, we do not yet have a private tribe option but it is in the plans.
Is there a list of "is in the plans" things? reading this thread I've seen mobile apps, private tribe, and a bunch of other cool things. It'd be neat to see a list with, if I'm not asking too much, progress reports on separate items.
Furthermore - is there or will there ever be any plans into making Snapzu open source?
I haven't seen anything about this so far so I want to ask: Does snapzu have an age requirement?
Yes, here is a copy and paste from our ToS:
This site has to be the next best thing, just wait, it's coming!
It seems the create a new tribe function has died.
It works ok here. Let me know if you're still having issues.
Is it, or will it be, possible to create polls?
Currently we have the ability to create very basic polls by using the "List" module in your snap creation area. We will however be adding a dedicated poll module in the future (We just don't know exactly when as there are so many things that we still need to do!).
Thanks! Nice work so far!
Where do I send my DMCA takedown notice, to stop your users from stealing my work? Please respond ASAP.
Update: This has been resolved. Thanks everyone for notifying us!
It's here in the ToS, just search for DMCA.
Out of curiosity - what exactly are you referring to? I've seen a ton of things posted here but everything, as far as I could tell, was properly cited.