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YapStar Frequently Asked Questions

  1.   What's a pet profile?

  2.   How do I create my pet's profile?

  3.   What is the difference between a Public Profile and
         a Private Profile?

  4.   What can I share on my pet's public profile?

  5.   OK, I registered and created a Profile. What can
         I do now?

  6.   Can I view my profile as others see it?

  7.   How do I update my pet's profile?

  8.   How do I change my pet's photo?

  9.   Can others know when I view their profiles?

10.   How do I create profiles for more than one pet?

11.   What is a Primary Pet?

12.   What are compliments?

13.   How do I manage my compliments?

14.   Can I delete unwanted compliments?

15.   Can everyone see my Compliments?

16.   How do I join a Pet's Fan Club?

17.   How can I tell if someone wants to join My Fan Club?

18.   How do I accept or reject a Fan?

19.   Will a user know if I rejected a Fan Club Request?

20.   How do I stop receiving email notifications?

21.   I want to keep track of all the Pet Businesses and
         Pet Products I like. How do I do this?

22.   I see a video I think is really cool. Is there a
         way for me to keep track of all the videos I like?

23.   How do I report a user who's being inappropriate?

FAQs

 

  1.  General Questions

  2.  Pet Contest

  3.  Pet Profile

  4.  Pet Photos

  5.  Local Pet Services

  6.  Cool Pet Products

  7.  Ratings & Reviews

  8.  Pet Videos

  9.  Invite Friends

10.  Email Notifications

11.  Private Messaging

12.  PetTalk

13.  YapStar Plus

14.  Ecards

15.  Address Book

16.  Contact YapStar

 

 

Pet Profile Answers

  • What's a pet profile?
Your profile is all about your pet. Describe your pet with the interactive questions supplied by YapStar and upload a cute photo of your pet. The more you share about your pet's likes and dislikes, the easier it will be for others to find your pet and vote for your pet to win a pet portrait and pet holiday. The more content you provide the more likely it is that your pet's profile may be found in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and AOL.
 
  • How do I create my pet's profile?
It's Easy! After registering on YapStar, and clicking on the link in your email you will automatically be taken to the page where you can create your pet's profile. Fill in as much information as you would like (the required information is indicated by a blue asterisk) and click on Save and Continue. Now you will be taken to the page where you can upload the photo of your pet. This is really important as people tend to vote when they see a very cute photo of a pet. So upload the cutest photo you have. (To get information about how to shoot a great photo of your pet, click here.) Click on Browse and select a photo from your computer. Then click Submit. Once you have uploaded your photo you will have a chance to preview it. If you like what you see, click on Save Photo and you're done.
 
  • What is the difference between a Public Profile and a Private Profile?
Your Private Profile Pages are where you manage your content. Click on About Me (when you are logged in) and you will go to your Private Profile Pages or on your Custom Home Page, click on "View Your Private Profile Page". Here you can click on any of your tabs and manage all of your content by editing, deleting and updating information.
Your Public Profile Pages show the YapStar community the content that you manage.
 
  • What can I share on my pet's public profile?
To start with, your pet's public profile will display your pet's photo and likes and dislikes. It will also automatically display your fans, compliments, reviews, photos and videos, favorites, family members, and your pettalk. At any time, you can edit or delete any of this content through your Private Profile Pages. Reviews cannot be deleted but they can be edited.
 
  • OK, I registered and created a Profile. What can I do now?
Lots of Stuff. Send Compliments, Join Fan Clubs, Write Reviews of your favorite local businesses and pet products, Participate in PetTalk in your hometown, Create your Favorite Local Businesses, Products, Pets and Videos, Upload Photos and Videos, Create E-Cards, Invite Friends and of course Vote For Your Pet to win the Pet Portrait and Pet Holiday. If you're feeling generous vote for other pets too! It may take time to build a community of other YapStars, but your participation and spreading the news to friends, family and others will help greatly.
 
  • Can I view my profile as others see it?
Yes, you can easily view your Public Profile Pages (what other's see) in 2 ways. When you first log in you will be taken to your Custom Home Page. Click on "View Your Public Profile Page" and your will see what others see or click on About Me (when logged in) and your Public Profile Page url is shown next to the tag, "Webpage".
 
  • How do I update my pet's profile?
Update the info in your profile by visiting your pet's Private Profile Page (Click on About Me when logged in) and clicking the "Update Pet Profile" link.
 
  • How do I change my pet's photo?
You can change your pet's photo by visiting your pet's Private Profile Page (Click on About Me when logged in) and clicking the "Change Photo" link.
 
  • Can others know when I view their profiles?
Others will know if someone has viewed their profile but not who. On your Custom Home Page under your Stats, you will see how many page views you have. This tells you how many times someone has viewed your Public Profile Page.
 
  • How do I create profiles for more than one pet?
Once you have created your Pet's Profile, you can add more pets by clicking on Enter A Pet. This will add Family Members which can be viewed on the tab "Family" in your Private and Public Profile Pages. Each of your pets will have their own Private and Public Profile Pages
 
  • What is a Primary Pet?
The first pet you created a profile for is your Primary Pet. When you click on About Me or when you log in you will go to your Primary Pet's Private Profile Page. To view all of your pets go to the "Family" tab. In this section you can click on all of your other pet's photos and go to their Private Profile Pages to manage their content and check their messages or you can make one of your other pets the Primary Pet.
 
  • What are compliments?
They are what they sound like. Users can send you compliments about lots of things, your writing, how cute your pet is, what great videos/photos you have or just to say Hi. It's easy to do. Throughout the site either on pet profile pages or wherever you post content, a user simply has to click on Send A Compliment and you will receive an email (unless you choose not to receive emails in your account settings) and the compliment will be in your inbox and on your home page. Sending Compliments is a great way to bring attention to your pet. The more compliments you send the more users will tend to vote for your pet.
 
  • How do I manage my compliments?
When you receive a compliment you will see it on your home page when you first log in. Just click on "You have # Compliments" and you will be taken to your Message Inbox. Click on the Compliment and you will have the opportunity to accept or reject the Compliment.
 
  • Can I delete unwanted compliments?
Absolutely. You have full control of your compliments. You can delete them when you first receive the compliment or at a later date by going to About Me (you must be logged in) and click on "My Compliments" tab.
 
  • Can everyone see my Compliments?
Yes. Your compliments can viewed by everyone on YapStar through your Public Profile Pages under "My Compliments" Tab. If you do not want others to see the compliment received, delete it when you first receive it. If you want to communicate without the public viewing your communication, send a user a private message.
 
  • How do I join a Pet's Fan Club?
Throughout the site either on pet profile pages or wherever users post content, simply click on Join Fan Club. Clicking that link will send a fan club request notification to the user, at which point it will need to be approved before you will be accepted into that user's fan club. Joining Fan Clubs is a great way to bring attention to your pet. The more fan clubs you join the more users will tend to vote for your pet.
 
  • How can I tell if someone wants to join My Fan Club?
Fan Club Request notifications appear on your Custom Home Page in your inbox under the "Fan Club Request" link. You can access your inbox messages by clicking on this link. You will also receive an email notification when you receive a request to join your Fan Club.
 
  • How do I accept or reject a Fan?
When you have received a Fan Club Request you will be taken to your Inbox from your home page. Click on the fan's photo and you will be asked if you want to accept or reject this request. By clicking on accept, this fan will be added to your fan club. By clicking on reject, the fan will be deleted.
 
  • Will a user know if I rejected a Fan Club Request?
The fan will see that they have not been added to your club if they go to your pet's public profile pages. However, they will not be notified that you have rejected their request.
 
  • How do I stop receiving email notifications?
To stop all email notifications click on About Me and you will be taken to your Private Profile Section (you must be logged in), click on My Account Tab. Then click on Manage Email, and Manage Email Preferences. Here you will see a number of options to manage your YapStar communications. To stop receiving communication from other users at YapStar, click on the checkbox next to the following:
  • Do not send me emails when I receive a compliment, a private message, requests to join my fan club, or for pet business and product recommendations.
  • Do not send me E-Cards.
  • Do not send me any emails about PetTalk conversations.
Fan Club Request notifications appear on your Custom Home Page in your inbox under the "Fan Club Request" link. You can access your inbox messages by clicking on this link. You will also receive an email notification when you receive a request to join your Fan Club.
 
  • I want to keep track of all the Pet Businesses and Pet Products I like. How do I do this?
You may be traveling to another city and want to keep a list of Pet Friendly Hotels that have good reviews. Maybe you're looking for a new vet. Maybe Christmas presents for your favorites pets. Keep track of all of your favorite pet businesses and products by clicking on Add To Favorites underneath the listing you are viewing.
To view and manage your favorites, click on About Me (you must be logged in) and then click the Favorites Tab. Click on Favorite Business or Favorite Products and you will be able to view and manage your favorites. All businesses and products you have added to your favorites will be seen by all YapStar users in your Public Profile Pages.
 
  • I see a video I think is really cool. Is there a way for me to keep track of all the videos I like?
You can mark any video as one of your favorites if you really love it and want to be able to locate it in the future. Click the "Add to Favorites" link underneath the video.
To view videos you have selected as your favorites, click on About Me (you must be logged in) and then click the Favorites Tab. Click on Favorite Videos and you will be able to view and manage your favorite videos. All videos you have added to your favorites will be seen by all YapStar users in your Public Profile Pages.
 
  • How do I report a user who's being inappropriate?
We encourage you to let us know if there is anything inappropriate on the site. You can report inappropriate content by clicking on the link on the user's public profile: "Is there anything inappropriate on this Pet Webpage? Tell Yapstar". Additionally throughout the site whenever a user creates content, you can click on the icon "Flag Comment". Clicking this link will send a notification to YapStar administrators who will investigate the user and take appropriate action.