FAQs on Navigating the New Community

DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 103Administrator admin

Where is the Answers section?
You can find the Answers section under Dogs Q&A.

Where are the Forums?
You can find the Forums section under Dogs Forums.

Where are the old Groups?
You can find the Groups section under Dogs Groups Discussions.
If you look on the right side of the page, you will see a link to Groups. When you click on that you'll see Your Groups, New Groups and Popular Groups. We will look into changing how to designate Group Admins.

Where are the pet profiles?
See all information on our Pet Profiles FAQ.

How do I find my friends?
Type your friend’s name in the search box. You may initially get “no results.” Hit the down arrow in the upper right corner of your screen to expand your search to an advanced search. Enter your friend’s name under Author and erase their name in the uppermost search bar. Hit search and you should see results for your friends!

How do I find my friends’ pets?
Search for your friends' pets in Welcome post. You can search by breed!

How do I find something else?
Put a search term into the search box in the upper right corner of the site. Hit Enter on your keyboard or the paw in the search box. Don't see what you're looking for? Try the Advanced Search by hitting the down arrow on your search term and entering more info!

How do I keep in touch with my friends on the community?
Join a social group or discussion. Tag your friends using @ in different parts of the community so that they see your activity. Send your friends a private inbox message.
You can also find your friends by bookmarking their Welcome posts. To the right of a Welcome post’s name is an "open" star. If you click on that star, it Bookmarks the post. Then if you look in the very top right on the bar at the top, you'll see a star. Click on that, and you will see every cat you have bookmarked. This is similar to Friends List.

How do I bookmark a thread that I like?
Hit the star in the top right of the thread. The star should turn yellow. This thread should now show up in the MY BOOKMARKS section in the right side of the Community.

I’m not an admin in my group anymore — help!
Admins are now “leaders.” Please check your group to see what your status is!

How do I report people?
Use the FLAG button and select from the dropdown what issue best describes what you would like to report.

Can I delete a comment?
Please flag a comment appropriately and a moderator will delete it for you.

How do I block people?
You cannot block people but you CAN ignore them.
To add users to your Ignore List:

  • Go to your profile
  • Edit your profile
  • Select "Ignore List" (in the gray box to the right)
  • Start typing usernames
  • Save

How do I make a secret group?
You can have public or private groups. If a group is Private, it is still visible to all users, but they can only see and participate in discussions if they are a member of the group. If you find a group that you think should be completely private, please send it to DogsterAdmin so that we can delete it entirely.

But what if I want to have a private conversation?
Direct message the member(s) you would like to chat with!

What is the size for a group banner?
1000 pixels by 75 pixels.

I want to jazz up a post! How can I do that?
Go to the Paragraph symbol on your editor. On the dropdown, you will see an option for code. Simply paste in any HTML code you would like!

What is the Best Of page?
The Best Of page is a place to find content that is getting a lot of reactions! Get other cats to react to your posts and you could see your posts there!

How do I see what's new in the Community?
Bookmark your favorite discussions or go to RECENT DISCUSSIONS to see what's new! See who's moving up levels and earning badges on the Activity Page.
To see what's new for YOU: on the top menu bar is a "Globe" — that is the Notification area. It lights up when there is something new — either someone left a comment, posted on your wall, etc. When you click on the Globe, you'll see all those notifications and you can click on any one of them to take you to that comment, post, etc.

How do I use markdown in posts?
Here are some helpful links: commonmark.org/help/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

How do I get points?
See a description of how to earn points here.

Eek! I'm logged out. What happened?
Even if you choose for the community to remember your password, you will be logged out automatically about every 30 days for security reasons.

Comments

  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 107,902Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well this is basically a useless thread... :s :s :s

    No Longer Lost BOL

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    Sandy aka Thumper
    Sandy's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

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    Kramers-Corner
    Kramer's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

  • AngelBaileyOneAngelBaileyOne Posts: 48Member ✭✭

    I had to register and create a new account because the email under the human name Barbara Levine has been discontinued. I would like my status to reflect that I have been on Dogster for over 10 years instead of that I joined yesterday.

  • DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 103Administrator admin

    @BaileyLevine Thanks! We will see if we're able to do that for you!

  • AngelBaileyOneAngelBaileyOne Posts: 48Member ✭✭

    Thank you Dogster Admin. It would be appreciated.

  • Kentucky_LadiesKentucky_Ladies OcalaPosts: 83,515Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    I joined dogster in 2006 and it still shows my location Ocala I moved to Walton and when I tried to change my location it did not let me. I have three dogs how do I change from my name for them

  • PippiPippi Alcoa, TNPosts: 7,210Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 17

    Dolores if you cick on your name it should take you to your profile page. From there click on the green box with the down arrow and little man and select edit profile. You can change your name there.


    Pippi (Miniature Pinscher) - Birthday - July 23, 2007 - Gotcha Day - November 10, 2007


    Cheeky (Chihuahua) - Birthday - October 25, 2007 - Gotcha Day - February 29, 2008


    Dutchess (Miniature Pinscher) - Birthday - July 31, 2003 - Gotcha Day - January 28, 2012


    (angel) Pixie (Chihuahua) - Birthday - (guestimate) January 1, 2007 - Gotcha Day - June 7, 2011 - Rainbow Bridge - June 2, 2017


  • HersheyHershey San FranciscoPosts: 64,020Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DogsterAdmin, what's the Best Of section all about? We just went sniffing around in there today fur the furst time, BOL!

    Hershey
    My motto: When you're chocolate, life is sweet!

    My Welcome Page

    Winkie's Welcome Page

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 197,447Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is what the Admin told me - Hi there! Best Of shows the pages with the most interactions. Ask your friends to react to your post
    I wondered, so furs react to my post's so I can be on the Best of shows page :)

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 107,902Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 2 October, 2017


    Oh I want to be on the Best of Shows too BOL

    No Longer Lost BOL

    ....................
    Sandy aka Thumper
    Sandy's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

    ...................
    Kramers-Corner
    Kramer's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 197,447Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are Sandy! My pals are, so I need more likes on my posts or pictures!! Best of is on the right hand side of the page. :)

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 197,447Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    BOL!! All is well :)

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • roscorosco Posts: 53,079Member ✭✭✭✭

    oh, my, I just saw this, Walker! I didn't know there was a "Best of" yet there I am. BOL!

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 197,447Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    BOL! BOL! @rosco :) @Flicka_Lucas_Cleo mom told mommy where to look and all was solved

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

    A hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.
    Author Unknown

  • Ruth RobinRuth Robin Posts: 5Member
    Hello. I just came back on here after a long absence, & I’m completely lost. Ok, I get it, the “old” Dogster is no more, along with everything I had on there,including pics of two dogs that have, in the meantime, passed away.  Unless, of course, I want to try to do some kind of cyber-gymnastics, which is HIGHLY unlikely due to the fact that I’m not tech-savy at ALL. & I deal with chronic migraines most of the time. Anyway. I have clicked on Getting Started, & such-like tabs, for some degeee of time now, & I still have no idea how to actually get going on this new site. It really makes me wonder if it’s worth it. 
    I have to ask: what was wrong with the old site, & who’s idea was it to change, anyway? Seems a shame to me. I bet you are losing a lot of people, due to the change, & what I imagine you think are “improvements.” It probably has to do with a change in ownership. 
    Im sorry for being unhappy, & expressing it, but why mess with stuff when what you had was so good? I don’t get it.
  • Ruth RobinRuth Robin Posts: 5Member
    And, what the heck is BOL?
  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 107,902Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    BOL  is Bark out Loud.   or The dogs equivalent of LOL. 

    Anyway they are still working on the site, though I had really hoped we would have the option to post with individual dogs by now.   I know that is why a lot of peeps have not come back and may never come back if that feature is not available soon.

    (*sigh*)

    Anyway I have been working on a list for people to find their dogs profiles on the way back machine.   It is really slow going but I may be able to find them for your babies if you.

    No Longer Lost BOL

    ....................
    Sandy aka Thumper
    Sandy's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

    ...................
    Kramers-Corner
    Kramer's Archived page
    .
    We celebrate my birthday and Gotcha Day on Jan 3 though we do not know when I was born

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