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How do I use the Soapdom Social Network?


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The Soapdom Social Network is a state of the art way to keep in touch with your friends, family and soap opera fans and stars. It is the very first social network of it's kind and we are proud to offer it to you at Soapdom.com.

Below you will find tips and tricks on how to get the most from your Soapdom Social Network.

Home Tab

Home shows Latest Members, Recent Activities of the Soapdom Social Network and Recent Group Activities.

Profile Tab

Profile page is where your personal profile and your applications will be displayed. A User Profile picture can be displayed from your images and it will be automatically resized.

The top on the right side of the page displays your profile details including your contact information. Only your city, state, country and signature will be published to your Profile Page. Your street address, email and phone number are never publsihed on the site.

You may edit your profile through the edit buttons.

Under the Profile details, you'll see the status updates of your Friends and a button to list all your friends.

Your profile name will display some details. Karma, Member since, Last online and Profile view(s). Below them, you may update your status, such as what are you currently up to, etc. This board will also update you with any incoming message or friend request.

Linda Marshall-Smith (CEO, Soapdom.com)If you have logged in using Facebook Connect, your Facebook status will appear on your Soapdom Social Network status and vice versa. You will also see the Facebook "F" icon associated with your profile picture.

Moving on, you will find four modules buttons. First is the "invite friends" button to allow you invite friends from your contact email by keying in your friend's email. Next are the "Add Photos," "Add Apps," and "Start a Group" Button.

Other than above, the Profile page displays other details. First is the update of the users latest activities, followed by  the list of applications that you have chosen along with the activity in those applications.

Karma and Points

Karma is a user point-system used in the Soapdom Social Network. It shows how active you are at Soapdom.com. Top Members, those who are most active based on the number of points they accru, will be featured on every page of the Soapdom site in the bottom left column.  Congrats to all Top Members.

Karma and points will only be activated when you have uploaded a picture in your user profile. Otherwise, you will forever have no Karma and no Karma points. :o(

So be sure to get your picture in your profile!

Groups

The groups tab shows which groups you currently joinned. You will only be able to see the Groups if you have added the Groups application to your Profile.

To add the Groups Application to your Profile, go to Application ---> Browse, and add the Groups application.

Photos

Shows images you have uploaded to your Profile. You will only see images if you have added the Photos application.

To add the Photos Application to your Profile, go to Application ---> Browse, and add the Photos application.

Wall

In Wall, you and your friends are able to leave a comment on your Profile Page. You will only see the comments if you have added the Walls application.

To add the Walls Application, go to Application ---> Browse, and add the Walls application.

To Add Video to your Wall

First add the video application to your proflie page by going to Application---> Browse.

You can post Youtube videos by typing

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Let's say the Youtube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voYkKxSPkfw&feature=related

To paste the Youtube video on the Wall, you do this

(youtube)voYkKxSPkfw(/youtube)

Replace the ( ) parenthesis with {  } curly brackets for the code to work. If you've done it correctly, a video will appear on your wall after refreshing the page.  You must refresh to see the video appear on your wall.

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Custom Fields

In user profile custom fields, for those text fields that represent a url link (e.g. Home Page), you can add the string 'http://' followed by your url address, e.g. 'http://www.soapdom.com'. During value display in profile page, the string value will automatically converte to a clickable hyperlink.

Application

There are many applications on the Soapdom Social Network. You can choose which applications you would like to have on your account.

To see the list of applications, go to Application --> Browse  Here, you will be able to:

1.set the arrangement of applications by dragging it (ctrl + drag up or down).

2. adjust the privacy setting of each application

3. remove the application that you do not want to use

Personal Messaging

Soapdom Social Network personal messaging system allows you to send a message to any site member easily. There are two ways to send a message, via your own inbox or by click on user's profile and write a message.

Groups

You can join and participate in groups easily. Before you can post on the group wall or create a discussion, you will first need to become a member of the group. Click the "Join Now" to join your group.

To manage Group that you joined, go to Application --> Group.

Here, you can view the current groups, search a group as well as view groups that you have joined. You can also create a new group.

Group Announcement

Announcements lists all bulletins you with to make to the group. Announcements does not support replies. Only Group founder can Create Bulletin for Announcements.

Group Discussion

Discussion lists all discussions anyone posts in the groups. Discussions support replies from group members.

Group Wall

Wall supports Wall posts from members of a group. Wall also supports youtube videos. (See above) Only Group founder can Remove Wall posts.

Photos & Media

To manage your photos, go to Application --> Photos. Here, you can upload new photos, browse them and create photo albums.

To upload Videos to your own personal video library, click the Videos button on your profile page.

 

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