Twifans Rules & Information
Hello fellow Twilight community members! A few words regarding our official site and rules of the Twifans community.
* Read the rules. They're very important and affect all parts of the Twifans Community, including the forums, groups and personal pages. Not reading the rules or knowing the rules will not excuse violations of the rules.
* Use the search function.
Yes, this is part of the rules, but it is SO important. It will make the forums easier to navigate and read if you search for a similar subject before posting a new one.
* Make your post title is related to your post.
"LOOK at this picture of EDWARD!" or "I just read Twilight for the tenth time!" will be easier on other members than "OMMMMGGGG" or "LOL LOOK AT THIS"
* How to read the forums.
Posts within a thread are in chronological order from top to bottom. This means that the oldest post on the page is at the top, and the newest is at the bottom. The original post is always at the top, above a box to reply to the thread. Within the different sections, the most recent thread is at the top, the oldest thread is at the bottom. You can see how long ago someone responded to the thread by looking on the right side. It will tell you if someone has responded in the last 30 seconds, or 15 hours.
* Careful with the CAPS LOCK.
If you type in all upper-case letters, it might come across as shouting. :)
* Have fun.
This is a fresh start and a chance at a drama-free community. Let's keep these forums fun and intact.
1. The fighting, drama, threads that intentionally or unintentionally create conflict MUST STOP.
The initial boards were removed because fans wouldn't play nice. Our rules are rules that WILL BE ENFORCED. You risk temp to perm ban if you cannot adhere to them, no matter WHAT the circumstance. No more warnings. We suggest you read the rules before posting blogs, comments, posts, replies, pix, etc.
2. Be nice and respectful!
Twilight fans come here from all over to discuss the books that they love, not to be called names. This community does not discriminate against people of different backgrounds, religions, etc. If these are topics you would like to talk about, talk about them somewhere else. Ganging up on specific members will not be tolerated. Additionally, no one needs to hear you correct them on proper grammar and spelling. Let’s talk Twilight, not the difference between affect and effect.
3. We read all of your emails.
We love them all. Some of them are of course a bit over the line! We cannot answer everyone, but we love reading them (well most of them:)
4. USE GOOD JUDGMENT.
If you have problems, or don't want problems, be smart - don't leave your phone#, cell#, personal email address, IM out there for the world to see. 5. If someone doesn’t share nor agrees with your opinion, do NOT attack them. We are not here to force what we think on others. Everyone views things differently. Be considerate of other’s opinions. We hate enforcing rules, but we will not hesitate to do so. This is a fun SAFE place for ALL fans of creed, color, race, religion, nationality, with NO discrimination. If you can't get along, then this isn't the place for you. If you can, GREAT! We'd love for you to be a part of our wonderful community, which grows by leaps and bounds daily.
I am getting spammed with emails from the community. How can I fix this?
Go to "my settings" on the right side of your page (it is below the "my friends" and "sign out" links). Go to "Email" on the left side. Uncheck everything that you do not want to receive notifications for. Also click "clear my follow list" (It's a box with those words inside). OR, if you do not wish to receive any email notifications, click the last box, "None, I don't want to receive emails from the official Twilight community." Make sure you click "Save" before you leave the page. If you're getting email notifications for every thread started and discussion, click on the forum tab and at the bottom of the page click the “stop notifying” link. Then, go to the top - where you see 'view' and a drop-down box, change the box to sort the forum by “discussions”. Next, go to the bottom of the page and click the “stop notifying” link there.
How can I change my display name?
Go to "my settings" on the right side of your page. Click "Account" on the left side of the page. This will allow you to change things like your display name, where you live, and it gives you the option to hide your gender and age. Please note, changing your display name does not change your account name. Whatever you signed up with, will remain the same. Only the display name for your personal page and the forums can be changed. (IE John Smith, display name Bob, account name will still list John Smith).
How do I add a friend?
Visit the friend's page. Below their picture on the left and their name, there is a small + sign with "Add as friend". It may take a bit for them to approve you as a friend, so it may not go through immediately.
How do I add/change/remove a profile photo?
To change your picture, directly below where your picture would be (left side of the page), there is a link to click change "My Photo". (Or you can click "my settings" and make sure you are in the "account" section). Next to "profile photo" there is a button with a small green and blue square. Click the button, and it gives you the option to use an existing photo (from photos you have uploaded) or upload a picture from your computer. To upload a photo from your computer, click "browse" and it will open a window to find the picture on your computer. Once you have found the picture and clicked the appropriate buttons on that window, click "done". When you have the picture you want set, make sure you click "save" or your picture will not be changed to what you want.
How can I change the "about me" section?
To change the About Me section that appears on your page, it is in a box. By default, it is directly below your activities (comments you’ve made, or have been made on your page, forum activity, etc). To change this section, click the edit button on the top right of this section. A text window will appear and you can add text, photos, links or html code. To save the contents of this section, there is a “save” button at the bottom of the section. Some folks have tried to change this section by going to the “about me” section in my settings. That will have no affect on the written content of your page. You can also change the title 'My page' to something different...hover over the text until it changes color then click on it. Change the text to what you want then click 'save'.
Can I make my page private like a myspace page, where only friends can see anything?
While this community is similar to myspace in that fans can have their own personal pages to connect with friends, it is different in that it is not completely private. Certain things on your page can be set to private, viewable only by you or your friends. Going into “my settings” you can click the privacy tab and decide how you want your page to be set up for privacy. This affects photos, blogs and videos. Although that will save your default settings, when you upload or create each photo, blog or video, individual settings can be saved to make it private or public. You can hide your activities in the privacy tab as well. What will be public is the comment wall. So anything you or your friends put on the comment wall is viewable by anyone. You can choose, in the privacy settings, to approve/deny each comment before it is posted, or you can allow them to be posted immediately without approval. You can remove comments posted on your page or that you post on someone else’s page.
I saw my pictures in the general photo section. My settings are private. Help!
Pictures that you upload, if your settings are saved that only you or your friends can view it, can be seen in the general photo section because you (or your friends) have “permission” to see them. Non-friends will not be able to see private photos of yours in the general section. The same goes for videos. If they are public, however, anyone will be able to view them.
How do I add a blog?
To add a blog, you can do one of two things. First, you can click the drop-down menu on the top right side of your page, just below the link for your friends and the sign out link. You can quickly add photos, videos, blogs or forum discussions there. Second, on your page, in the blog section, there is a link to add a new blog (there is a small green plus sign beside the link). Click that and add your blog. Make sure to click “save” when you are finished. There are requirements for main page blogging.
What are the main blog requirements?
We require that these items are covered for a blog to be main blog relevant.
1. The blog be Twilight related
2. That your blog be worthy of sharing with the whole website (ie. news, new pictures, a great story, a good debate, or awesome picspam)
3. If it is a quote or story from another site, that site must be linked.
4. A main photo with the blog gets more eyeball but photos must be credited.
How do I comment on someone's page?
To comment on someone’s page, you can do one of two things. If they have commented to you first, you can click “comment back” and it will take you to their page so you can comment. You can also click on a person’s picture to go to their page and add a comment that way. Make sure to “add comment” when you are finished or the comment will not appear on their wall.
How do I add a picture to a blog/post/comment?
To add a picture to a blog, post or comment, at the top of the text window you can type in, there is a small blue and green square. Click on this and it will open another window where you can put in a link to a picture or browse your own computer to add a picture.
How do I change how my page looks?
To change the way your page looks, directly below your profile picture on your page, you will see “Change my photo or theme.” Click “theme” and it will walk you through the steps for a pre-made page theme. If you have a code you would like to add from somewhere else, you can click the advanced tab and make the changes there. Make sure you click “save” when you are finished or your page will not be changed.
I can't find my post. Where has it gone?
There are several reasons why a post may not be where you originally put it. The first, and most common reason is that it was a duplicate post, meaning a thread was created already by someone else on the exact same topic and the moderators removed yours because of this. Make sure to use the “search” function at the top of the forums before making a post. Just taking an extra few moments to see if someone else has created a thread, will not only save time for the moderators, but it will save you the confusion when you wonder where your post went. The second most common reason for a post not being where you left it is that it was posted in the wrong section. For example, you want to find other members going to the same concert as you. If you post it in the “General” section, more than likely it will get moved to the “Twilight” section. You can always click on “my discussions” at the top of the page to find the most recent posts you have made. The third reason why your post may be missing is that it violated the rules. Please take a moment to read the rules. If you haven’t read the rules, it won’t save your post from being deleted. The rules apply to the entire community, including personal pages, groups and the forums. We want everyone to have fun, but the community is owned by Twifans Twilight fan community and violation of the rules will result in the administrators taking appropriate action (including warnings, deleted content, a temporary or permanent ban).
How can I change my Avatar?
Your avatar for the forums is the same as the profile picture on your personal page. So to change it, follow the directions of changing your profile picture: To change your picture, directly below where your picture would be (left side of the page), there is a link to click change "My Photo". (Or you can click "my settings" and make sure you are in the "account" section). Next to "profile photo" there is a button with a small green and blue square. Click the button, and it gives you the option to use an existing photo (from photos you have uploaded) or upload a picture from your computer. To upload a photo from your computer, click "browse" and it will open a window to find the picture on your computer. Once you have found the picture and clicked the appropriate buttons on that window, click "done". When you have the picture you want set, make sure you click "save" or your picture will not be changed to what you want.
Can I have a Signature?
Unfortunately, we do not have the option to save a signature that automatically displays with each post you make. You can do it manually, if you wish. It just takes more time (and being able to remember to do it, hehe).
My question isn't answered here. Who can I contact if I have a question or a problem? Click “Report Issue” at the bottom of the page and you can send your questions/comments/concerns to the moderators. If you wish to report a specific page, it is easiest to be on the page you are having problems with, that way the link is sent directly to the moderators.