Tutorials in using fubar proficiently when new to site Blog by hitchingpost
Over 12,077,288 people are on fubar. What are you waiting for?
No luck for me so for. I guess my tastes are too mundane, inexpensive, etc. WELL FINALLY I hit the jackpot -- hospital, doctor stuff where they want to "rate" them & know what hospitals I use for various & sundry & reputations I thought of them. It took 40 minutes! YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR SUBJECT I ASSUME BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T AND YOU LIE LATER DURING QUESTIONING, THEN THE SURVEY SPONSOR MAY COMPLAIN TO FUBAR ETC ETC.
You have to have uploaded a photo & established it at "primary" before you can send messages.
When you receive indication that you have received a fuGift, which costs the sender fuBucks -- some quite expensive, you can do 3 things about it: 1. ignore the whole thing 2. return the favor 3. besides #2, have it displayed in you profile list of fuGifts. I have never done #1. I always do at least #2, although perhaps cannot afford as expensive fuGift as was given. I ALWAYS have the FIRST fuGift from a person displayed in fuGifts list, i.e. #3. In subsequent fuGifts from same person, if it does not fit my lifestyle ( mostly I drink little alcohol -- just wine-coolers occassionally ), then I suggest they either don't spend the money or don't expect to see it displayed. These alcoholic fuGifts increase your "BUZZ', but they are not important enough to me to override my wish to avoid indicating that I am not much of a drinker of such. Perhaps wine at most, which is similar to wine-cooler. However, if first fuGift is ANY drink, I accept & leave displayed-- I don't want to insult their lifestyle. There appear to be some issues in regard to the fuGifts display which I goofed on. ---- Recently, I had gotten behind several days, lost some friend requests, and also thought fuGifts new ones. Then I noticed in my home page that clicking on "see all" showed ALL that I had ever received. Other people when viewing my home page cannot see this, but I can. I had never cleaned up this list. I had a good guess as to which ones I had not responded to. I deleted all of the other entries -- BECAUSE I didn't want to have to keep track of them -- BUT apparently that WIPES THEM OUT of my fuGifts display also. yukky. So I guess you have to leave them there in the list ? Of course, when I get pissed off at somebody, I might WANT to delete their fuGift from my list display. SO THERE! lol. Also, when the list gets humongous, I may want to delete some entries,but that is TBD. Can a list like this get too long ? To find out the "fuGifts values" & categories / particular displays of fuGifts, pretend you are going to buy one , and check it out. Just don't click on final thingie.
THESE ARE ABOUT FINDING A FRIEND WHO IS ALREADY ON FUBAR & HAS GIVEN YOU SOME INFO AHEAD OF TIME AS DESCRIBED BELOW. There are 4 ways I know will work, and another which I think will also. The first 2 require you to be signed into fubar and on your "home" page so you can do a "search".? The 3rd requires putting in a URL in Internet Explorer ( and perhaps having fubar account but not signed in ? ). May not work? 1. At home page, click on "search" in upper right about 1 1/2 inches from right, and then click on "Name", and then enter fubar id, mine is hitching_post, & say search. 2. At home page, similarly except click on "email" instead of Name, and enter ....@yahoo.com, or whatever -- but here you must know the person's regular email. 3. Enter following URL into Internet Explorer address field and go there: http://www.fubar.com/user/2586107 -- or whatever number your friend has told you ahead of time that they are. If your friend has ever done a "salute", then he/she will have HAD to find out what this number is. It is used by fubar to validate identities. 4. Look at one of the inquires I sent you -- fan, friendship request, admire guessing, private messages, and get me that way via looking at my picture and knowing it is me. 5. After I have fanned you at fubar, my pic is displayed under fans on your profile, so by clicking on that, you can find me.
After getting 2 days hopelessly behind in response to my BLAST traffic results , I finally got desperate and had to cut to the chase just review some -- in following priority order from top to bottom. All else ignore. I did this via saying "see all" of My Bar Tab and then selecting each category below in turn to check out in the "For Me" area on left of 3 screens. 0. profile comment --- helpful assistance for my errors 1. messages --- from users & about secret admirers. 2. friend requests --- I need some "about me" & "interests" in their profile, or informally done via private messaging me. 3. blog comments 4. profile rated 11 5. became my fan 6. my photo added to favorites --- yikes, I thought this was "hidden" !
What is a Salute and why should I make one? A salute is a candid photo of yourself holding a HANDWRITTEN sign with your screen name, member ID, and fubar.com proving to the world that you’re the real person behind your fubar profile. Members often write their information on their hands, feet or other body parts. Please do not submit NSFW salutes. You will NOT be able to move up past level 10 without a verified salute. SOME PEOPLE REQUIRE YOU TO GET A SALUTE EARLIER IN ORDER TO INTERACT WITH THEM. I REQUIRE IT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO DO "SHOUTS" AT ME. If you do not submit a salute by level 10, your level will freeze along with your points. This means, until you submit a salute to level up, you will not accumulate points by participating in the day to day actions on fubar. Submitting a salute is a level-up requirement. If you do not wish to submit a salute, that is OK. But your level will freeze at level 10. How do I make a Salute? Take a photo of yourself with the following information clearly displayed in the photo. 1. Your SCREEN NAME, -- i.e. nickname. 2. Your Member ID number, (which is located in the end of your URL address; www.fubar.com/user/22) 3. AND, the words: fubar The following items will be accepted as a complimentary addition to your salute: You wearing a fubar t-shirt or you in front of your fubar homepage (not your profile page or any other fubar page) that is CLEARLY visible. Photoshopped or any “type” print will NOT be accepted. Grainy and barely legible salutes will NOT be accepted. Salutes placed in a PRIVATE album will NOT be accepted. How do I submit a Salute? Upload your salute to your main gallery just like you would any other photo. Click on the “Submit as a salute!” link below the photo. Once you click to submit, a verification page will come up to confirm your entry. Confirm the photo that you want to be verified and wait. Once your salute is verified by our staff, it will appear at the top of your gallery page. All Salutes are approved by the fubar Bouncers. Using fake or bogus photos will result in your account being removed. NSFW, privately marked, or exposed photos are NOT acceptable. We will reject any salute that looks suspect or is questionable. Please do not take this personally. What do I do if my Salute is rejected? If your Salute is rejected, please simply submit a new salute following the above guidelines. If you see a salute that looks FAKE, please report to a bouncer (orange highlighted name) or fubar Support. We will audit any salute that is deemed FAKE and take appropriate action immediately. We are a community regulated site and appreciate your feedback. What do I do if my verified Salute is deleted? If your salute is deleted you will be asked to re-submit a new salute. If you submit multiple FAKE salutes, your account will be removed. Please do not take it personally if your salute was rejected or deleted, our goal is to ensure that verified members are legitimate people.
At www.fubar.com, which is free to join, no credit card up front, no profile or pic required, I am hitching_post. I PUT IN CAPS THOSE BLOG CATEGORY RESULTS WHICH ARE GETTING SOME ATTENTION SO FAR. I HAD BEEN THERE ABOUT A WEEK WHEN THESE STATISTICS WERE NOTED. . ALTHOUGH SOME "VIEWS", NO COMMENTS SO FAR. My Blogs -- CATEGORIES are as follows: spirituality essays/lists/poems SPIRITUALITY ATTRACTED SOME ATTENTION -- 20 VIEWS. NSFW poems -- NSFW =- horny which has numerous restrictions on usage/viewing etc. NSFW POEMS ATTRACTED SOME ATTENTION -- 16 VIEWS. Examples of my naivety Kudos to fubar system Participation/appreciation interests social commentary -- very little requests for comments jokes, e.g. from www.beliefnet.com daily joke NSFW essays/lists Book/CD reviews, listmania lists, guidelists a la amazon.com BOOK/CD REVIEWS GOT 14 VIEWS romance/relationship essays ROMANCE GOT 12 VIEWS. kidsville poems/essays/lists KIDSVILLE GOT 11 VIEWS. professionally recorded re-do of existing songs professionally recorded original songworks Over The Rainbow essays/lists/poems lyricist poems LYRICIST POEMS GOT THE MOST VIEWS -- 41. trivia lists TRIVIA LISTS GOT A FEW VIEWS. "Doubting our doubt" essays/poems/lists soulful essays/lists Highlights of career/hobby counseling advise general interest essays How to be happy essays/lists drafts Friends with "benefits" humorous essays/lists sexual innuendo essays/lists & incorrigible desires. lol
I HAD TO TRICK YOU TO READ ONE OF MY POEMS, WHICH IS ALSO IN "KIDSVILLE" BLOG CATEGORY. FIXUPS ( C 2006 ) Josie Roberts "Take me to Tooth Fairy quick!" Said hiccuping St. Nick -- since "That sleigh step had a quirk & I bit the dirt." She told me once or twice That with doctors & nurses she can break the ice. If that applies when I break twice,a Perhaps I can avoid danger of rolls of dice. The luck of draw & rainbow heaven Is not something I want kids to be dreading. Keep the joy toy sleigh going, Even as corrections are flowing.
THIS IS JUST THE METHOD I USE -- YOUR TASTES MAY BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT. I just don't rate something if I would really rate it less than 10. When I have an attraction here is what I do -- 0. Click 10 rating under picture so they know immediately who I am when I do step 1 & they have to guess. 1. say admire quickly if no time to checkout immediately. Then come back later. IF UNSURE, skip this but put one pic immediately in favorites in case your session expires so you have a way to get back to them. 2. Go check all photos which are not marked "private". Rate those I like 10. 3. Go back to profile itself & click "click to close" on the trackz, music, & idols sections expanding, which I have no interest in. 4. When "about me" & "interests" have come up decide how much I really like the person based on this. Numerous people put "playlists" & big pictures in these fields, with some at least a bit of text. I am looking for text. Mine is ONLY text. 5. Click on fan to start. Later if they like me, click on invite for friendship. 6. HOWEVER, if totally enthused, then skip step 5 and invite for friendship. 7. FINAL STEP is check some of their blog entries if they sound interesting. 8. However, if overall a STUPENDOUS contribution evident somewhere even if not wideranging -- rarely with me -- then I offer to make "family" if deemed a good idea. I don't want to put up thousands of pictures, nor establish tens of thousands of friends in various categories like some people do. All photos allow rating. Some people's photos do not allow comments -- or if so they must be "approved" before becoming official. Some photos also cannot be ripped -- I have done that on a few of mine. You can at least "add to favorites" if desired, which no one but yourself sees. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF DISALLOWING COMMENTS ON PHOTOS -- I THOUGHT IN "PRIVACY SETTINGS" THAT WHEN MENTIONED "ALLOW PHOTO COMMENTS" THAT IT MEANT ALLOWING PHOTOS TO BE PUT AS COMMENTS IN BLOG ENTRIES. MY MISTAKE.. DEFINITELY WANT TO ALLOW PHOTO COMMENTS. I went for a long time with just rating 10 and found that quite adequate. Eventually there was someone that I really wanted to rate 11. In the rating comment on their main pic it says -- want to know how to rate 11 ? I clicked on it and found that via costing $10.00 on credit card I could rate 500 items an 11 if desired. This I purchased and have used about 50 of them so far.
HOW TO "RIP OTHERS PHOTOS" AND LATER ESTABLISH GALLERIES TO PUT THEM IN. 1. When viewing someone's photo, if it says "rip to gallery" then you can rip it, which means copy it into you "default" gallery. There is an indication there of where it came from originally. If you can't irip, you may want to save as favorite -- only one per such person's account allowed, for your later viewing pleasure -- not seen by anyone else. 2. Establish a good name for new gallery if desired. Can change name later if decide to. 3. When you edit photos -- I don't remember how you get into this, then you say "put in this gallery". You go through the list of photos in default doing this, then to make the changes permanent, you say "change" at the bottom. 4. I don't know, but presume can edit photos in ANY gallery like this, but haven't had the need, since I haven't moved things around re-organizing any further, and always leave the "caption" as I originally specified. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE -- PROTECTION OF YOURSELF: When uploading a photo -- person pic, nature pic, motto/list pic, you can control some access--- 1. Who can view it 2. Whether it can be ripped. I have about 4 galleries so far. 3 of them I don't allows items to be ripped: 1. beautiful rips -- they should go back to the original source, which is indicated 2. informative rips -- ditto 3. stuff about my music album covers -- copyright etc. ALSO CONCERNING BLOG ENTRIES: 1. For each blog category, you can say NSFW or not. I NAME such category with that part of name to make it obvious. 2. For each blog entry -- even in not NSFW blogs, you can say NSFW. 3. In edit profile/privacy settings -- you can specify who can make comments & also whether your APPROVAL is required before such comments become public. 4. I THINK but don't know that even if some degenerate comments slip in, you can still go in and delete them. I personally allow anyone to comment & no approval required at this point. I have just the opposite problem -- a few view, but almost none make comments. I would like to see at least an indication of what words or phrases were particularly meaningful or inspirational or humorous in some way.
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