Welcome to pounced.org!
When you first create an account on pounced a default profile is created for you, and a random password is set for you.
The first thing you'll want to do is change your password. You can do this by clicking on the 'Profile' link on the left hand side of any page. Then click on the link that says '(change password)'.
After you have changed your password, the next then you should do is edit your profile. You can get to your profile by clicking the 'Profile' link on the left hand side of any page.
Editing your profile
In your profile you may want to set some key pieces of information:
You can also decide if you want to make your profile public, by making your profile public users will be able to see some very basic information about you, regardless of wither you have an ad or not.
- Your orientation
- Your location
- Your contact information / im ids.
- Your alias (the other furry nickname you go by)
- Your furcode
Your contact information(IM Ids) are used to display to other users in your ad. We will only display your contact information to registered users.
It is important to set your location, we will use your location to determine where other users are in relation to you, and to determine where your ad is located.
What if we can't find your location? -You should try to enter some other cities near you or perhaps try a neighbouring zipcode.
Editing your personals ad
Ok, now we are cooking!
Now that you have edited your profile, and are ready to create your personals ad.
Enable this ad. - This option enables or disables your advertisement. Your ad must have this set for anyone to see your advertisement.
Make this ad visible to anonymous users. - This option is used to figure out if users who are anonymous or not logged in to the site can see your advertisement. By setting this option people who are not registered on the site can see your ad.
Allow registered users to see my name. - This option will cause your user name and alias to show up in your advertisement.
Allow registered users to see my email address. - This option will cause your email address to show up in your advertisement. If you want other users to see your email address you should use this option instead of placing your email address in your advertisement. If you place your email address in your advertisement, and your advertisement is visible to anonymous users then it may be picked up by spammers.
Allow registered users to see my messenger addresses. - This option will cause your messenger or IM addresses to show up in your advertisement. If you want other users to see your messenger address you should use this option instead of placing your messenger addresses in your advertisement. If you place your messenger addresses in your advertisement, and your advertisement is visible to anonymous users then it may be picked up by spammers or search engines.
You can upload two pictures to the site.
You'll need to specify a title for your advertisement along with what genders of people your interested in meeting, along with your species and relationship status.
Now your ready to enter some text for your advertisement. We will recognize common html tags such as i,ul,li,p,u, and will expand any links that appear to be images to show the image you have linked to.
You can to the ads through a couple of different options:
- Recent ads - See the most recently modified ads
- Browse ads - Browse the ads by various categories
- Search ads - Search the ads using either basic or advanced keywords
- View the ads on a map - View the ads using on a map.
Responding to ads
Once you have found an advertisement that you want to respond to you can click the 'respond to ad' link at the bottom of the page. This will show a form where you can type a message to send to the user your interested in contacting.
This pretty much just emails the user your message along with a link to your advertisement if you have one.
Last Edited:2008-08-09 21:39:46