Yabberz was founded to encourage civic discussion in a positive, engaging, and entertaining manner.
We are a social news discussion platform with one simple mission:
To find the best comments and commentators on newsworthy events
The Yabberz news gnome is a playful spirit who lives underground. Observing the diverse and complex world above, the gnome converses via the Internet with anyone willing to chat. The gnome's intelligent comments and observations leave the world a better place. Gnomes try to get along with everyone, even trolls, though they work to get them to change their ways.
Yabberz is a unique social news platform for bloggers and commentators to share ideas and discuss complex issues in an intense, yet fun and safe environment. In essence, Yabberz strives to be a safe place to debate issues and have your opinion be heard and count for something.
The site is very unique in its comment first approach to news and news discussion which makes it easier for a blogger/commentator to stand out as opposed to being buried below an article, advertisements, and then three thousand other posts. We also feature a unique rewards system of ratings, sponsorships, and leaderboards to help commentators be discovered and engaged by a variety of audiences while building their own personal brand.
Yabberz community members are given freedom to create discussions from Top News articles hosted on Yabberz or create a new discussion with a topic headline, links, and images from around the web. Users are also welcomed into any of the on-going discussions that have already been started, and they are encouraged to build following/follower networks of other interesting users to facilitate discussion and customization of the platform to an individuals interests.
Yabberz is NOT for you if you have made up your mind on every single issue, you are not open to debate, or you never want to interact with someone whose views might be radically different than your own. We strive to keep the site safe, but discussions are often on complex and passionate issues. Yabberz is not for users, who see one party, belief system, or country as having all the answers. Yabberz is for people who believe that leadership around the world should be more accountable, transparent, and work for the people.
While Yabberz has a system of flags for posts that may not meet our Community Standards and we also have an easy way to block users that may not be right for you, there are going to be times you find other Yabberz users and their opinions to be both wrong and frustrating. If you can't handle seeing and reading passionate opinions that are very different from your own, then Yabberz is also not for you. Yabberz strives to have strong intelligent dialog representing all sides of each issue.
Yabberz is dedicated to putting Commenters and their Comments FIRST. We want to be a model for excellence in civil public discourse. We promote a receptive, transparent and respectful atmosphere for comments and users. We believe it is possible to disagree with someone else without being disagreeable. Our guidelines for commenters reflect these values.
We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in lively discussions about news stories from the professional media, blog articles written for Yabberz and other community based websites, comments made to these stories and articles here at Yabberz and replies to those comments.
The Founders and tech team at Yabberz ask you to please be polite to all the members of our Community. We want our community to be a welcome and safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, rudeness, insults, name-calling, hate speech, threats, hostility, conversation hijacking, baiting language or pervasive negativity will be subject to sanctions. These include Yellow and Red Flagging, the removal of offensive posts, suspension of the right to post, and banning from the community.
Please Note: If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of a member of this community, or an individual or group, you will be removed immediately. If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only may it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies. Yabberz will cooperate with them to any extent requested.
Yabberz was founded in 2013 by Mike and Melissa Horton. The company is funded by private investors and is located in Mountain View, California. Yabberz first became publicly available in an Alpha test phase in March 2014, and it is now in a Beta+ pre-launch phase.
Any conduct that in YABBERZ's sole discretion restricts or inhibits anyone else from using or enjoying YABBERZ.com will not be permitted. YABBERZ reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or edit User Content by you and to terminate your Account for any reason. YABBERZ is not responsible for User Content submitted to YABBERZ.com or posted in comments sections, About me pages, on bulletin boards or on any Yabberz Services by users of YABBERZ.com.
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Hit the button in the upper right corner of the www.yabberz.com site. You can create your own Yabberz account by filling out the information requested, or you can login using your existing social media account thru Yahoo, Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Yes you may change your handle name to something else other than what is on your applicable social login, and you may use a custom avatar or photo. In the process of setting up your account you will be asked for your email address and to provide your “Yabberz Handle Name”. Change your Yabberz Handle name to anything that you want. Please make note that once you input your handle name, that name will be permanent and can not be changed.
When you first sign up, you have the option to create an avatar (click on Build an Avatar) or to upload your own image (click on Upload an Image). Don’t forget to hit the blue “Save Avatar” button on the lower right of the pop-up window to save your avatar.
Yabberz supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE 10+ (we do not recommend using our website with IE versions below 10). Our website is a responsive website meaning that we have created it to adapt to various platforms such as a mobile device. We will be working on native mobile applications for Android and iPhones in the near future.
When you validate your email, an initial first welcome post is automatically generated. It announces you are now a member of the Yabberz Community. This post appears under the topic New Members. You can find this post either on your About Me page or in the section of the website called "Corners" at the bottom left of the main left hand side menu. Corners are special streams of comments that are not on the news. Your first New to Yabberz post will appear in the New Members corner under New Members.
Go to the https://www.yabberz.com site and click the white button that says “Login”. A screen should pop up. If you have created your own Yabberz account, type in your email and password. Click on the blue “login” button which is on the right hand corner of the pop-up screen. If you want to login with your social networks, hit the appropriate social network and you will be directed to their site for logging in.
Click on the “Forgot Password” which is the white button on the “User Login” pop-up window. You will be asked for the email you used to sign up. An email will be sent to you to reset your password. Follow the directions on that email.
Yabberz has a section called Corners found near the bottom left of the main page / left hand navigation section on mobile. Currently, Corners has three subsections related to the site's operation, services, and new members: Yabberz News, New Members, Suggestions and Help. Posts made in these corners will not show up on the main streams unless the Topic is changed.
At the Yabberz News corner, you will find posts from our Admins that provide alers, updates and other related site info or announcements. New Members contains welcome posts and messages from our newest members, and is a place where you can welcome them. At Suggestions & Help you make a suggestion, post a question, or get help/community guidance.
Yabberz has a section called Corners, located near the bottom of the left side menu, which has several special topics. One such topic is the Suggestions & Help. Please post your question or suggestion here.
Your handle name is a reflection of your brand as an amateur news commentator. It is not meant to be changed. If you want a different handle name, please create a new account or contact email@example.com.
We do not have the capability for you to change your account’s email address directly on the site. We will be adding such a feature in a future upgrade. If you would like to change your email address on your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we will change it for you.
Click on your avatar. Upper right hand corner of the screen. Click “Edit Profile”. Click on “Reset Password” (Scroll down on the pop-up window to see the button. The pop-up window scroll is the inner scroll bar on the side of the screen). Type in your new password and click on the “Save Changes” blue button.
Click on your avatar which is on the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click “Edit Profile”. A drop down menu of your gender, age, and party affiliation should be there. Don’t forget to click “Save Changes” which is the blue button on the bottom of the pop-up window (Scroll down on the pop-up window to see the button. The pop-up window scroll is the inner scroll bar on the side of the screen.)
Click on your avatar which is on the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click “Edit Profile". You have the option to Create a new avatar (click on Build a new Avatar), Edit your existing Avatar (click on Edit your Avatar) or Uploading your own image (click on Upload an Image). Don’t forget to click “Save Changes” which is the blue button on the bottom of the pop-up window (Scroll down on the pop-up window to see the button. The pop-up window scroll is the inner scroll bar on the side of the screen.)
Once you are in the “Edit Profile” pop-up window (to get there click on your avatar on upper right of screen, then click on “edit profile”), choose whether you want to create or edit your avatar or up load your own image. Please look for arrow buttons that look like this. You can click the side or up and down arrows to center your Avatar. If you are Inserting your own image, the whole image will move when you click on the buttons. If you are using our avatar tool, the arrow buttons center whatever selection you are on. For example, if you are selecting a set of ears, the arrow button will help you center your ears in relation to your head shape.
Yabberz allows users to create a topic and comment in any of the Comment Streams or on the Active Discussions page. There is a main comment box on the top center of each of these pages. Once you start entering your comment in the comment box, notice that a topic box will show up on top of the box. Please enter a topic or title for your post. When you are done entering information in the comment and topic boxes, click on “post”.
You may reply to a comment in the Comment Stream Subsection or you may reply to a comment in the News Stream Section. Either way every comment has a reply box. The reply box is right below the rating bar for that particular comment. Write something in the reply box and click on “Post”.
Once a comment or reply box is activated, the post editor tool bar appears at the top of post box. The post editor tool bar has a wide variety of formatting features to make your post distinctive and clear. There are rich text features for bold, italic, paragraph and more. There are also powerful features for adding links, photos, images and mentioning users in a post. Yabberz commentators designated as Pundits enjoy additional features in the tool bar, and can mark a top level, conversation starting posts, as a pundit post. Pundit posts enjoy special visibility on the Yabberz site.
If you go in the News Stream (left side of the screen) news article from AP and Reuters are organized under different categories such as Top News, Politics, Sports, Entertainment etc. After ever news article there is always a box that allows you to start a discussion on the news article.
When starting a thread from the main comment box, you can select or choose a topic. Once posted, if you started the thread, you can change the topic of the thread. If you are replying to an existing thread. To edit the title of a post, click Edit and then look for this symbol at the top of the post. Please note, when posting on the "News Feed" section of the website, the topic is preselected and can not be changed (except when branching a discussion).
Your post will not necessarily show on the very top of your “My Stream” page when you first post. It might be 2-3 post below if some top posts that have had a lot of activity. You can check on you "About Me" profile page or also on the "My Posts" comments stream to find a history of your posts.
The "My Posts" comment stream has all of your posts from most recent to oldest. You can also go to your “About Me” profile page. Just click on your Avatar on the upper right hand corner of the site to get to your “About Me” page. Your “About Me” shows you a summary of everything that you have done and all that has happened to you.
Links can be added in all comment and reply boxes found on the site. Click on this symbol and paste your link or simply paste in a link directly to the text box. Also if a title for the post has not been set, the autolinker will set the title of the post to the article title. This can be easily changed by clicking the Change Topic button. . The first link added (generally) auto populates a picture and article summary for you. You can add additional multiple links to the post using the link tool or by pasting in additional links to the text box.
Multiple links can be added to a post but only one is shown as a full link thumbnail/preview. You can control which article is set to preview using the link control menu. Click on the link in the post box prior to posting, and the link control menu shown below will load.
Photos can be easily added to posts. Look for the following symbol in the editor menu . You may also add photos using copy and paste as well as drag and drop.
Videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and sites that provide an embed tag video code can be added to a post. Look for the following symbol in the editor menu
Look for the Mention Users symbol below the reply button to use the add/mention a user link feature. The drop down menu will show all users active on the thread in a menu like the one shown in the image below. You may also search for any user on Yabberz using the search box. Adding a user's name will automatically generate a notification to the mentioned user that they have been mentioned in a conversation. Note, if the user mentioned is also the user that you are replying to, they are notified once (not twice), and they are notified specifically that they have received a reply. Otherwise, the user will receive a notification stating that he or she has been "mentioned" in a conversation.
The Comment Streams are based on articles, comments, and replies and the articles they import through links first and foremost. It is broken up by stream type. "My Stream" (customized to your preferences), "My Posts" (posts you have written), "Trending" (posts that are recent that have more activity on them), "Recent" (posts in time order), "Best of Week" (most highly rated posts for the week). You can create a new top level post or "article" with your own topic on the very top of the page in the comment box, or you can find another users post and reply to it directly taking a conversation of interest forward.
The News Feeds are currently anchored by News Articles from the Associated Press and Reuters. You can create your own comment to the article in the comment box or you can reply to existing comments to the article.
If you look at the top left of the page there is a heading called “Active Discussions”. This view shows the set of on-going active threads on Yabberz sorted by most recently updated. The active discussions page also indicates if a discussion is leaning towards a political side.
When you see a comment on the subsection of the Comment Stream, you will notice right below the reply box is a “View Thread” blue button. Click on “View Thread” button and a pop-up window with the condensed version of the thread (a thread is a conversation) will pop open. If you would like to see the full conversation, click “full conversation” on the upper left corner of the pop-up window, and the full conversation will show up.
Navigating a long conversation where users are replying to users over and over again can be confusing. We have built a few little tools to help make it easier. Please reference the image below as an example. The blue bounding box indicated this is the "selected post" you are viewing. The little number by Rache511's name indicates this is her 7th post on the thread. This helps keep distinct the different posts a user may have on one thread. To see what Rache511 is referring to quickly, click on the parent name (in this case NYSLP) or the magnifying glass, and a brief summary of the parent post will appear. You can click the link to follow the thread back up one level, and continue to repeat that until you arrive at the first post or article which started the thread. The small arrow on the left hand side allows you to travel backward or forward to the last post you viewed.
Go to your “About Me” page. Just click on your Avatar on the upper right hand corner of the site to get to your “About Me” page. Your “About Me” shows you a summary of everything that you have done and all that has happened to you.
Go to their “About Me” page. Click on the person’s Avatar if you see it on any of subsection of the Comment Stream. Alternatively, you can go to the search bar – upper left hand corner of the site. It will look like this . Type in the persons Handle Name and hit return. If the search does not produce their handle name, click on “show search options” and change the duration time bar from 2 days from the time you think the person was last heard on yabberz. Click on search again. You might have to refresh the page to do a 2nd search.
Yes a notification summary email is sent out everyå 8 hours. If you want to change your notification setting please look at the specific notification email that was sent to you, click on “Click here to unsubscribe” to change your email notification settings. You will also see a notification bell every time you log in. When you have new messages the bell will look like this . The red number indicates the number of new messages or ratings that you received. If you click on the bell and blinking red number, you can see all of your new activity since you last checked in. After reviewing a notification and going to the post, you will see a red check mark on the notification indicated that you have read that notification. It looks like this
If you can’t find the topics that you are interested in try using the Search. The search box is located on the upper left corner of the main page. It will look like this . If you are on a mobile device only the magnifying glass may appear, in this case first click the magnifying glass for the search box to appear. Type in the topic that you are interested in. If the search comes up with nothing, try refining your search with different key words and/or click “show search options” and change the duration time bar from 2 days to a longer period of time. Click on search again. (Sometimes you might have to refresh the page to do a 2nd search).
When you first sign in to a Yabberz account, your “My stream” will be the same "Trending" stream that is displayed to the general public. However, as you comment on certain topics, follow and unfollow certain people, rate on certain topics/people; our algorithm will try to cater your comment stream based on what it thinks you like and dislike based on your actions. In other words if you don’t care for a particular commentator we would suggest that you not follow them since that would impact your “My stream” viewing. Conversely if you like a commentator, then follow them and their posts will show higher in your "My Stream" and when they share a post you will be notified. Also if you post on a topic, then other posts from that topic will be prioritized and listed as a "Favorite Topic". If you no long care about this topic, then slick the settings gear on the post and Remove Topic. Do keep in mind that the algorithm only impacts the “My Stream” page only. In addition, if there is a thread that you don’t like and you think it is dominating the discussion please click on the on the upper corner of a comment and Ignore Post (removes that post permanently from your feed) or Remove Favorite Topic (deprioritizes the topic) and that thread will disappear from your “My stream” entirely. Conversely if there is a topic that interests you, but you don't want to make a comment, select "Add Favorite Topic".
When a comment receives a quality reply (our algorithm detects for one liners) it gains visibility. In addition if it is rated positively it gains visibility. Comments that receive lots of negative points but lots of replies also can maintain visibility. Comments that receive no replies but lots of down ratings will fall off visibility pretty quickly.
Once (and as long as) you have a balance of at least +1 accumulated point, you can rate posts made by other users. Our regular rating bar allows you to rate someone from -3 to +10? Look for the rating slider bar shown below. However, However, you can give to a user a special boost by Sponsoring an especially excellent post. All values double up to +20 points. Please see explanation of “What does the Sponsorship Badge do?”. You can rate any post on Yabberz one time. You can also edit your ratings if you change your mind or accidentally rate a post incorrectly.
Yabberz emphasizes positive interaction even when that interaction is critical of an idea, argument or concept. We can disagree with each other and still interact in an agreeable manner. Studies of rating systems show that negative ratings have a much greater negative impact on users than the positive impact created by the same number on the positive scale. Simply put: a -3 feel a lot more negative than a +3 feels positive.
Our rating scale accentuates the positive while still providing room for a measured negative response.
Ratings are one of the unique ways that Yabberz invites our members to interact. They give our members the opportunity to provide their assessment of the value of an Article or a Comment or a Reply to the writer. You do not need to write something to let a poster know what you think of his/her contribution or how you are reacting to it.
Our regular rating slider allows you to rate someone from -3 to +10. You give ratings by clicking and holding on the slide tool and then moving it up or down the bar. Set your rating by releasing the click button. If you want to change your rating, use the "Edit Rating" link and follow the prompts.
The exception is when a writer has been awarded an "Sponsor Badge" by a fellow Yabberz user. For one hour, Plus Points awarded are doubled in value.
Ratings are the principal way that you give and get points. What is the advantage of getting points? When you earn points as a result of your comments being uprated they count towards your ranking on the Leadership Board. We recognize the Yabberz Community Leader of the Week every week and we promote our leaders within our community. In addition, you can spend points on Sponsorships and Shares which help promote your posts within the community. Our long term vision is to identify smart, intelligent, commentators. We will invest in promoting our leaderboard commentators so that they may build a brand for themselves over time.
And besides, we have heard that giving and getting points is.....well, fun!
A rating of 0 is neutral and is the default rating for all posts. Since Yabberz emphasizes positive interaction among our members our scale favors up rating but we recognize that sometimes a post just does not sit right with a member and he/she wants to let the poster know it. A rating of -3 to -1 is a negative rating with -3 being the most negative.
A rating of +1 is a slightly positive rating; +5 is moderately positive, and +10 is very positive. When a Sponsor Badge is present positive, users are able to rate a post to +20 points.
Our rating system is a very flexible tool.
Ratings can refer to many things:
Quality of Content (argument made, ideas, point of view, evidence presented, sources cited)
Style (readability, vocabulary, phrasing)
Ability to Move a Conversation Along
Encouragement of other Posters
Sign of Friendship/Appreciation
Welcome Mat to new members
Combination of Several Factors
Express agreement or disagreement, although it is always best to express this with words!
We recommend posting a response when giving negative ratings to help explain your reasoning for the negative rating
They might tell you specifically in a comment. "+8 for a great link!"
They might refer to some element in your post that gives you a strong clue. "A really value great sources. That's a great one."
They might not say a thing about your post but add new ideas leaving you guessing. So, you can ask. "I see you gave me a -3. How come?"
They might not leave a comment at all in which case you can use the Ratings Meter explained below to find the rater and then find one of their comments and ask the question. "Hi, at my comment on Mice Empires you gave me a +4. Can you tell me why?"
Yes, once a post has been posted you can click the edit rating button to enable editing of the post. Once clicked, your old rating is immediately removed and set to 0. You can then set a new rating on the post.
On the right of a comment you will see a number as shown in the graphic above. Hover your mouse over the number and the history of who rated you will appear. The red and green bars indicate the relative amount of positive and negative on the post, the drop down list shows who has rated you. Click on the X on the right hand side of the word “history” to close the rating history for this comment.
Additional time is added to the sponsorship. For example, suppose I use the on a comment. It is given an hour but has been utilized for 20 minutes when someone adds an additional . The tool then will stay on for another 1 hour and 40 minutes. (2hrs – 20 minutes). In addition during the active duration of the sponsorship, the Sponsorer's avatars rotates back and forth once every five seconds giving both sponsorer's active visibility. In addition both sponsorer's will be permanently added to the sponsor's list drop down as shown below.
If people rate your comments up, then you earn points. Points earned from your posts during a one week interval impact your position on the weekly leaderboard. Spending points on sponsorships does not impact your leaderboard position. Your total accumulated points (total points) is the sum of your points from points less spending on badges over the lifetime of your account.
Your comments are down rated, or you spend your points on buying tools. Note spending points does NOT impact your position on the leaderboard. It only impacts your total accumulated point balance. Using your points to sponsor worthy posts will encourage other users to sponsor your worthy posts and help you move up the leaderboard faster.
Yes, you can get in the negative points territory. If you have zero or less points, you will no longer be able to rate posts. If you have negative accumulated points, your posts may automatically lose visibility and your account will be reviewed.
You are able to Sponsor other users more readily if you have points. In addition, your weekly earned points on comments count towards the leadership board. We recognize a leader every week and we promote our leaders. Our long term vision is to identify smart, intelligent, commentators via the points and sponsorships. We will invest in promoting our leaderboard commentators so that they may build a brand for themselves over time.
Look on the upper right hand corner of the site where your avatar is. You will see that there is a number next to your Avatar. The number represents your accumulated points. You can also see your accumulated points on your About Me page. You will also notice that if you are on the Leaderboard you have another set of points specific to the Leaderboard. Please see Leaderboard section for more details.
Flagging will send an email to our staff to review a comment for violation of the Yabberz Community Standards. Use a yellow flag for a post that you feel is inappropriate and should be reviewed. Use a red flag for a serious infraction of the community standards. Red Flagged posts are reviewed with highest priority. When you click on "Flag" a box opens, please choose the appropriate flag level and reason code. You have the option to enter a message to the administrator when flagging a post.
You should consider following another user if you like to read their comments or see the articles and news they are posting as links. Following another Yabberz user will prioritize those users posts in your "My Stream". Following another Yabberz user will also allow that user to directly share a post with you. When a person you are following shares a post, you will receive a notification that a post has been shared with you. To follow a user look for the for the follow button. It is available at the bottom of every post. It is also available on a user's About Me profile page. At any time you can see who you are following or who any user is following, by going to their About Me page and looking at the tab labelled Following.
A follower is a user that has decided that your posts are worth seeing on a more regular basis. Your posts will appear prioritized in their "My Stream". Also when you share a post, they will receive a notification via the Yabberz notification bell. If within 8hrs they have not seen the shared content on Yabberz, then they will receive a notification of the share by email combined with any other outstanding updates they have waiting. At any time you can see who you are following or who any user is following, by going to their About Me page and looking at the tab labelled Following.
You can follow someone by clicking the follow button located in the menu of buttons at the bottom of each post. You can also go to a person’s “About Me” page by clicking on their avatar and hit the “follow button” or “unfollow button” (if you are already following). On the comment stream pages, you know that you are following someone if there is a check mark by the commentator’s avatar. It should look like this . To unfollow, click on their avatar which brings you to their “About Me” page. There will be an unfollow button below their avatar.
Following creates a network of users on our site whose posts are of particular interest to you. When you use the Share Button for a particular post, you are given three options: Yabberz, Facebook and Twitter. Clicking on Yabberz Shares that post with your Following. Use discretion in doing this. Admin suggest that you Share posts that are particularly noteworthy. Sharing every or even most of your posts will clutter notifications boxes and lessen the value of sharing. If you also want to share with your Facebook and Twitter followers click on Share again and select them one at a time.
Every user's About Me page has a tab labelled Rated By. This tab shows the accumulated point total given to you or taken from you by another user. This is organized from most points given to least. Users who are consistently giving you points are your supporters, and they likely share similar interests or view points. You should consider following them as it may make your "My Stream" more enjoyable.
The share button found at the bottom of every post makes sharing a post with your Yabberz, Twitter, or Facebook followers/friends very convenient. To share a post with your Yabberz followers, select the Yabberz gnome avatar. Sharing posts internal to Yabberz costs +25 points, and it is a convenient way to promote your posts.
The share button found at the bottom of every post makes sharing a post with your Twitter followers or Facebook friends very easy. Click on the appropriate social network logo. If you are not logged in, the corresponding social network will prompt you to do so prior to sharing. Note you do not even need a Yabberz account to share an interesting post onto Facebook or Twitter.
To share a post via email click the email icon and enter one or more valid email addresses in the to field of the share post page. You can edit a custom message on the share page and then click send to send a copy of the post to the emails in the to field. Please note one invitation to join Yabberz may in the future be sent to recipients of email shares.
By clicking the share button a shortened permalink to the post is generated, click the link icon (circle furthest right) in the share dialog and a shortened permanent link will popup in an alert. This short URL is a permanent reference to the post.
The General/Overall Leaderboard is found on the “My Stream” Subsection of the Comment Stream, as well as the other comment streams. The beginning of every week we announce the #1 Leader for the General/Overall Yabberz Leader for the week. We mark the time period starting Monday 12AM ending Sunday at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. The person who has the highest score ending Sunday 11:59PM is recognized as the #1 Leader of the week on our Facebook and Twitter Page. We will continue to make plans for further promotion of the people on the Leaderboard.
The Leadership "Race" is ongoing and is based on the last 7 days of information and activity. This 7 days is rolling, which means we capture information based on the last 7 days. Once a week, we take a snapshot on Sunday at 12:00 Midnight Pacific Standard Time of the activity that has happened from 12:01 AM PST Monday to Midnight on Sunday. It is that Sunday Midnight snapshot that determines the Leader for that previous week. At 12:01 AM Monday the race continues and your index scores continues to roll base on the LAST 7 days of information. The chart below is an example of how the index rolls based on the last 7 days of information. The Sunday is highlighted in red because it is the Day, we recognize the snapshot for the Leader of the week.
The leadership index is based on the following six factors. At any given time, the maximum value you could get per factor is 1000 and the maximum index value you can achieve is 6,000 (6 factors x 1000). The following is a general explanation on how the index is computed.
Yes, you can stop see another user's posts or receiving replies from another user by Blocking them. The block option is available using the gear tool on the post's right hand side in the main feed or by going to the user's about me page and clicking Block under their avatar. Note once a user has been blocked you will not see their posts and they will not see your posts. Blocking a user also prevents a user from following you, and it cancels any pre-existing follow/following relationships. When you unblock a user, if you still find your are unable to see their posts, then this user also has you blocked.
Yes, you can stop a user from rating your posts by Blocking them. The block option is available using the gear tool on the post's right hand side in the main feed or by going to the user's about me page and clicking Block under their avatar. Note once a user has been blocked you will not see their posts and they will not see your posts. Blocking a user also prevents a user from following you, and it cancels any pre-existing follow/following relationships.
Yes, you can stop a user seeing your posts by Blocking them. The block option is available using the gear tool on the post's right hand side in the main feeds or by going to the user's about me page and clicking Block under their avatar. Note once a user has been blocked you will not see their posts and they will not see your posts. Blocking a user also prevents a user from following you, and it cancels any pre-existing follow/following relationships.
This problem normally occurs when you are in a mobile device. However if you are experiencing it on a desktop for our regular supported browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE 10+, report the problem to our technical team at email@example.com and let them know.
Sometimes the quote is buried underneath a "more post" that might say something like this . It does not look like it is clickable but it actually is and will expand the replies.
Occasionally links do not load properly. Either post as a raw link or try refreshing the page and reinserting the link.
If you are in the popup window display for a conversation (also known as the pop-up window display) and have hit the "full conversation" button but nothing seems to be happening, it is probably because the thread is very large. Very large threads can take a very long time to load. We are working on addressing this issue.
Double click on the comment box a couple of times and the Post button should appear. This normally happens in older versions of Firefox and we are working to get this fixed.
Yes, you can edit your rating after it is made, by click the blue button Edit Rating which appears at the bottom of the comment box. It first resets your rating to zero, and then you can adjust your rating to a new value.
Yes, you can edit your post by clicking on the edit button.
You can meet new users on the New Members feed located in the corners section of the website.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have further questions or suggestions on Yabberz please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.