FAQ 18

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contacting Other Members3

How do I remove or delete messages?

Removing or "deleting" a message is a simple task.

First, while logged in, hover over the mail icon as shown below

Next click Inbox and you will be brought to a similar screen as shown here

The rest is simple, simply click on the 'x' at the end of the row.
You may also use the check boxes on the left to select multiple messages and use the bulk actions menu to delete multiple messages.

I received a message from another member. How do I reply?

Replying to a message is quite trivial, once you learn how so follow along

First, begin by hovering over the mail icon as indicated

On the next screen you will see your inbox, along with any messages you have received

Next, under subject, find the title of the message you would like to reply to, click to open it

You will be presented with a similar screen as below, your last step is to enter a message and hit 'Send Reply'

How do I contact another member?

Perhaps the most simple way to find a member and contact them is through our search function at the top of every page

Simply click on the user you've searched and you'll be brought to this page as shown here

Here you can either add them as a friend first, or simply public or private message them

If you already have some friends and their @name, you can send them a public mesage by using their @name and posting a normal status

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Is the content censored?

Yes and no, we are a moderated site and there are things that simply don't fly

You can read about it HERE in our terms of service

The basic guidelines are:

  • No illicit content (zip, zero, zilch, nada, null)
  • This is not a dating website, don't use it for hookups
  • Keep it clean, considerate and concise
    1. No excessive swearing
    2. No unnecessary political conflicts
    3. No shaming of ANY KIND
  • This is meant to be fun for everyone, remember to be courteous to your peers

If you cannot be personable, tolerable, prideful of your work and career, we don't want you here.

How does this site work?

Carnival Connections is a WordPress powered, BuddyPress enabled social networking and forum site (bbPress). What this means is we are inviting you to participate in our community, at OUR discretion. If we don't like your tune you're O-U-T. DQ'd, Banished, Blackballed, Gone, Finished.

We are collecting certain data from you, our users, as outlined in our PRIVACY POLICY.

If at any time you wish to redact your information and cease being a member of this site, follow the steps outlined in 'How do I delete my profile' in this very FAQ section. Be sure to contact the admin team to ensure full removal of your user information from our database. This action is irreversible, save for you signing up again with a new account.

This data is collected in accordance to your agreement and consent to accept the TERMS OF SERVICE and PRIVACY POLICY upon sign up, enabling us to provide enhanced member-related services and features

These features are things such as

  • Media sharing
  • Activity posting
  • Private messaging
  • Friending a member
  • Etc...

Using this site's features means you are in agreeance with the policies indicated above.

Is my privacy respected?

Here at Carnival Connections we do our best to address any and all privacy concerns. We'll be working to further our privacy goals as we grow.

You may view our PRIVACY POLICY and our TERMS OF SERVICE and see if they are sufficient for you.

We reserve the right to make changes to either of these documents at any time, however, we will do our best to make proper notifications apparent.

We expect to be fully compliant in due time with the new GDPR rules. Stay tuned.

 

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How do I log out?

Logging out couldn't be simpler, simply move your mouse over the settings gear and click logout

Can I change my password?

Of course you can! What kind of heathens do you take us for

First hover over settings gear and click general

You'll be brought to a page that looks like the following

Enter your current password and your new password twice then hit save changes

I’ve forgotten my login details. How do I find them?

Your login details are your username and password

In most cases this is your e-mail

If you registered via Facebook or Google+ then simply click the corresponding button on the login page.

If you have forgotten your password, simply click  HERE

At this link you can submit your username (if you know it) or email, and receive a reset password e-mail

Follow the instructions in the e-mail to get set up with a new password

REMEMBER: You can always use your e-mail in place of your username

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Can I change my Username?

No, you may not change your @username, this is your login ID, and it is hardcoded to certain functions of the site

However you may change your Name in your profile to reflect a Pseudonym or Nickname

To do this, first click the user icon in the left sidebar and select edit profile

Next change your name on this screen and hit save changes

This is how you change your Name, I hoped it helps.

How do I delete my profile?

Warning! Deleting your profile is irreversible, all user created content by you will be removed upon completing these steps.

To delete your profile, first select the settings gear and then general

Then on the settings page you will see the 'Delete Account' option

Select the check box confirming that you understand that we CANNOT undo this, then hit Delete Account at the bottom

You have successfully deleted your account if you followed these steps.

How do I set up my Profile?

To set up your profile, follow this quick walkthrough

Click the user icon, select edit profile

Then you will be presented with the following screen

You can setup your profile from this screen

Why did my photo disappear from my profile?

Your photo could very well have possibly been removed by us

We either deemed it inappropriate or it was too large

In either case we will send you an e-mail if this action is taken

Our image guidelines are answered here in the FAQ under 'Are there any specific requirements for adding photos'

Are there any specific requirements for adding photos?

Yes, there are

Here at Carnival Connections we'd like to have a clean and functioning site

Unfortunately this means stipulations on the images we'll allow

  • No nudity
  • No foul memes
  • If your mom wouldn't like you posting it, we probably won't either
  • No demeaning phrases or symbology (This shouldn't have to be explained)

These also apply to profile images

We will be enabling a max threshold for images on the site shortly, so that they don't exceed acceptable size and resolution

We are not an image hosting site, images are welcome, but don't upload your entire family album here.

  • DO upload carnival related pictures
  • DON'T upload a million pictures of cats
  • DO post appropriate memes
  • DON'T post your whole meme arsenal
  • DO share pictures of your family here and there
  • DON'T mistake this for Facebook
Does my photo automatically show on my profile?

Yes, but only if you login via Facebook or google, also if you have a Gravatar account associated with your e-mail address

There are two ways around this, sign up without using social login and/or use an e-mail not associated with Gravatar

What's Gravatar? It stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is a system WordPress has integrated with their software, that uses an API to check to see if you have a gravatar associated with your e-mail address. If you do, this image is imported and used for your default profile picture

More information is available here at Gravatar if you are interested in learning more

Of course you can simply upload a different profile image as well by editing your profile

How do I add a photo to my profile?

To add a profile picture it is as simple as hovering over the user icon in the left sidebar and selecting 'Change Profile Photo'

Then simply choose your file and crop it or select the whole photo

Once you crop the photo to the size of your choice it will be set successfully

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Can everyone see my profile?

Yes, they can, however you can set privacy settings very easily

Begin by hovering over the settings gear in the left quickbar and selecting profile visibility

You'll arrive at a screen like the following

Change the settings as you see fit and then save your changes

How do I report someone?

Currently the only way to report someone is to shoot us an email at admin@carnival-connections.com

We'll do our best to respond as soon as possible and assess the threat/damages

We are working hard to bring you a way to report users directly in your hands

Stay tuned!

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