FAQs on Profiles

DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 126Administrator admin
edited February 5 in Getting Started

Welcome to our new community! Please find answers to some frequently asked questions below. Please note that the Catster and Dogster communities are still in Beta and we would love your user feedback! Please post any questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement in the We Want to Hear From You! section.

Where are pet profiles?
You can create a pet profile by going to our Pet Profiles pages. Fill out the form and tell the community a little bit about your pets. Upload some fun photos or videos of your best furry friend. You can update this post or add to it at any time, as well as search for similar pets. You can also edit your profile to have your pet's info by going to our Profile Extender.

Wait, but what about my profile when I sign in?
The Profile area is just like your Account Info area on the OD (old Dogster).
We suggest having your profile name encompass your whole family or all of your pets. Ex. Gabby_Merritt or maybe your name and DogsterAdmin_and_the Gang DogsterAdmin_and_the Group DogsterAdmin_and_Family DogsterAdmin_etc or maybe your last name and Admin_Dogs.

But where do I find my old profile info?

  • Check out: http://web.archive.org/
  • Once you get to the page, type in your pet profile ID from the old site. For example: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/748428
  • This part of the URL is the same: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/
  • But 748428 would be replaced by your unique pet ID number!
  • A calendar will appear. Click on one of the circled dates on the calendar. Preferably the most recent.
  • You will be taken to an archived page of your pet's profile.

And how would I save that info?

Don’t know your dog’s ID number?
You still might be able to find your dog’s profile.

  • Type in your dog’s name + Dogster + profile into Google.
  • For ex, Fluffy + Dogster + profile.
  • A few dogs will come up with links that do not work anymore, BUT you can use this information to help find your dog’s profile.
  • For ex., this profile comes up when I search Fluffy:
  • blog.dogster.com/dogs/329245
  • So, my dog’s ID # is 329245
  • I then go to https://web.archive.org/
  • And type in dogster.com/dogs/329245
  • I then get this page: https://web.archive.org/web/20140211223440/dogster.com/dogs/329245
  • You can also try searching by the name of your pet’s DIARY.

Why is my profile now my name instead of my pet’s name?
Pet profiles are now under human usernames. Please go to the Pet Profiles pagesand tell the community a little bit about your pet. You can also change your username to your pet's name, please see below.

What if I want to change my username?
You can change your username at any time! Simply go click your username in the upper right corner, click the green box "Me" button (green button with a person silhouette) and select EDIT PROFILE in the dropdown. You can now change your username to whatever you want!

Okay, but how can I add my pets to my user profile?
We have created a text field called Links to your pet’s profiles where we suggest you copy/paste links to all your pet’s profiles !

What if I want to sign off as a different pet?
We are working on solutions! For now, we suggest copy/pasting links to all your pets’ welcome profiles into your signature, and signing off as the pet you would like to be posting as.

Wait — how do I add a signature?

  • Go to your profile.
  • Click on the green box at right top and click on Edit Profile menu on right hand side.
  • Click on Signature settings.
  • Write what you want in the box (you can change it any time).
  • Click Save!

Can I add groups to my profile?
We’ve added a field where you can copy paste links to all your groups in your profiles!

Can I give my furry friends a gift?
You can add an image, past a video, add a gif, etc. at any time!

How do I keep track of my friends?
Bookmark the Welcome Posts for any of your favorite friends!

Can I have multiple accounts with the same email?
You will need a new email with each account you create.

Is my login for Catster and Dogster the same?
Catster and Dogster now have separate logins.

Comments

  • egnoliveegnolive Posts: 217Member ✭✭

    How do I find my old pet profile ID to access the old files?

  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 1 October, 2017

    One way to find your dogs # is to go to google images... type in dogster (your dogs name) and sex and breed if you put those on their profile. Hit enter and a lot of pictures will show. look for one of your dog, Hover over it. if it says blog.dogster.com then you have one you can get the number from. Right click and copy the link address. Paste that into either a text program like word or you can use the address bar but do not click enter. look for "blog.dogster.com%2Fdogs%2F" the number following the 2f is your dogs id number. Put that number into the archive site and you should come up with your pets archived pages. If you want help let me know.. I have gotten pretty good at googling.
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    NOTE (This does not work well for all dogs... seems to work better where there is more then one dog in the family)

    No Longer Lost BOL

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

  • The_Wild_OnesThe_Wild_Ones PhoenixPosts: 60,242Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DogsterAdmin how do we tag our pups' breeds? I helped a friend with her page and it was there, but when I went to add it to mine, that had already been done, it was not there.

    Rubio's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - March 25
    Gotcha Day - June 12
    Rainbow Bridge Day - July 15
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    Ranger's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - February 6
    Gotcha Day - February 18
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    Sparkle's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - July 4
    Gotcha Day - July 18
    .....
    Tango's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - May 5
    Gotcha Day - April 6
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    Blaze's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - July 27
    Gotcha Day - October 31
    Rainbow Bridge Day - May 31
    .....
    Belle's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - February 6
    Gotcha Day - March 28
    Rainbow Bridge Day - June 5
    .....
    Daisy's Welcome Page*
    Birthday - May 5
    Gotcha Day - May 5
    Rainbow Bridge Day - June 19

  • Steve_GreenSteve_Green CrystalPosts: 73,135Member ✭✭✭

    For those who are struggling to edit their profiles:

    The accounts on the new site were set up with the human account holder's name as the Username, which meant that virtually all accounts have a space in that field. But the system will not allow you to save your profile with spaces in the Username, and it doesn't even give you a meaningful error message; it just says that the name already exists! Stupid, yeah... like so many other aspects of this site. Top Dog Ted must be spinning in his grave. Anyway... to be able to edit your profile and save the changes, you must remove any spaces from your Username or replace them with something else, such as an underscore.

  • B GB G Posts: 1Member
    I do not like this new dogster! Why should I have to search for something that I put in a long time ago?! It should already be on my profile page. I am done trying to search for my page with my dogs on it. I'm leaving dogster!!! Too bad, cause I really liked it.
  • Dawn FryDawn Fry LancasterPosts: 29Member ✭✭
    > @B G said:
    > I do not like this new dogster! Why should I have to search for something that I put in a long time ago?! It should already be on my profile page. I am done trying to search for my page with my dogs on it. I'm leaving dogster!!! Too bad, cause I really liked it.

    I too am having a very hard time looking up my dogs pages.Haven't found them yet! I too agree, it should already be on my profile page as I believe it was before. So far I don't like this new Dogster either.
  • DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 126Administrator admin

    Hi there — Sorry to hear you're having issues! Please let us know your dogs' information and I will search for their profiles.

  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 202,346Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sandy_Kramer_etc can help you find your Archived pages :)

    Walker and Alexandria Welcome Page

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

  • SunnysGangSunnysGang Posts: 2Member
    I don't have my old IDs but would like to find my pets old profile pages.  I tried doing a google search for the photos but nothing came up.  Looking for the following - can anyone help?

    Jenna - miniature poodle
    Alfie - toy poodle
    Guinness - miniature poodle
    Winston - golden retriever
    Marli - chihuahua


  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17
    I don't have my old IDs but would like to find my pets old profile pages.  I tried doing a google search for the photos but nothing came up.  Looking for the following - can anyone help?

    Jenna - miniature poodle
    Alfie - toy poodle
    Guinness - miniature poodle
    Winston - golden retriever
    Marli - chihuahua


    I will put you on my list.  Some are easy to find.  Some take more research. 

    Also do you remember when you first joined dogster.    

    No Longer Lost BOL

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    Sandy aka Thumper
    Sandy's Archived page
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    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

  • SunnysGangSunnysGang Posts: 2Member
    Hi, I think it was 2007 that I joined Dogster originally.  
  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭


    :)   It may take a while the, but I promise I will keep looking.    It is almost impossible now to do a google search. Google only keeps the page  links for a limited period of time after they are no longer available on the net.    Most numbers I find by either getting lucky and finding a group here where someone played which may have posted a number or by narrowing down the date they joined.  Then going through the archive one by one.   Dogster numbers were assigned chronologically as they were entered so all dogs entered on say Jan 1, 2007 would be within a certain number range.  the real early years had maybe 50 to 100 dogs a day.   Starting around 2007 to 2010 there were about 200 to 300 pets per day.

    I really wish I could find an easier way of looking, but search engines are not nearly as good as they should be.  Really wish they would keep links and cached pages longer 

    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

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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

  • ZoeZoe VernonPosts: 17,115Member ✭✭✭
    Has anyone got their pages from archives and if so does it look the same?
  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 202,346Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29
    @Zoe    The archived page looks like it did when it was archived.  It is the first page you would have on the old Dogetsr. @Sandy_Kramer_etc can help find yours :) 

    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: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    Zoe.  Like Walker said the dogster page will look like it did on the day it was archived.   But some pages were archived more then once so you may have more then one version to choose from.   Also if you had plus active on the day it was archived then most if not all of the plus pictures should be archived.   I really wish they had re-archived them before everything was deleted this last time but that didn't happen.  and the gift pages and pal pages weren't archived (* sigh *).  

    If you want me to find your archived pages I need pets names and breeds.   If you have any of your pets numbers that would make it easy.

    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

  • MitchikuMitchiku Oro Vista RoyalePosts: 5Member ✭✭

    Hi there — Sorry to hear you're having issues! Please let us know your dogs' information and I will search for their profiles.

    Waffles, Japanese spitz, female
  • DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 126Administrator admin
    Hi @Mitchiku — do you have your dog's ID number on hand? Thanks! 
  • MitchikuMitchiku Oro Vista RoyalePosts: 5Member ✭✭
    Hello! Sorry, I don't have it. Hope you could still help me somehow. Thank you!
  • Walker_AlexandriaWalker_Alexandria GoshenPosts: 202,346Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Mitchiku most all profiles first pages were archived . @Sandy_Kramer_etc is real good at helping. I just tagged them and I'm sure they will come by soon. Maybe they can help to :) 

    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: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mitchiku I have put you on my list.    It may take a while,  I have a lot that I am searching for right now and of course being summer means I am busy most days, but will do my best to find it.

    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

  • DogsterAdminDogsterAdmin Posts: 126Administrator admin
    Thanks @Sandy_Kramer_etc
  • Sandra HernandezSandra Hernandez Posts: 1Member
    I am sooooo sad! I came here to find pictures of my shih Tzu Precious that passed away and I remembered I made her a profile. She was the sweetest. I've googled and nothing comes up. 
  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 108,430Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am sooooo sad! I came here to find pictures of my shih Tzu Precious that passed away and I remembered I made her a profile. She was the sweetest. I've googled and nothing comes up. 
    Most profile were archived on the way back machine.  I will put you on my list to look for her, but it may be a while before I find her 

    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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