Hello my fellow House-loving Fanpoppers!
Recently, Fanpop has undergone some mini make-overs, with the introduction of new features such as IM and the Antwort section. And Fanpop has become a much bigger site, attracting new users and perhaps confusing some of us old-timers! So I thought I would put together a guide to help all Fanpoppers come to grips with everything that goes on in our little Fanpop world, specifically focusing on the House MD Spot, because we are one of the biggest, most active spots on Fanpop (Muhahahahahaha!)
So, here are some key things on Fanpop that I think every Fanpopper should at least consider while they are participating in crazy House fandom. For this guide, I have collected Artikel from all over Fanpop, written Von Fanpop users just like Du and me, that are intended to help explain certain features, practices and other aspects of Fanpop in order help all Fanpopper and make Fanpop a better place. Hopefully, this guide will provide Du with a quick, user-friendly reference for issues on Fanpop.
I recommend Lesen an Artikel written Von harold called link
. This Artikel explores basic Fanpop functions like how to find a spot/fan club, how to Fan other users, how to "favourite" things and so on. harold also provides Links to other Artikel in his User Guide, including his Guter Rat on how to make a spot, how to format your text and how to post links. These Artikel are great reads for new Fanpoppers who are unfamiliar with how Fanpop works. I highly recommend that new House MD Spot Fans check out harold's fantastic User Guide articles.
Ok, lets get this out of the way quick. For new fans, the medal system is an ever-interesting topic of discussion. Basically, Medaillen are rewards for your efforts in contributing to a spot. No one knows exactly how Du get a medal in a spot. All we know is that the Mehr content Du add, the Mehr likely Du are to get a medal. BUT WAIT! Before Du run off and post masses of crap, Du must read an Artikel written Von germany123 called link
. This Artikel will answer all your Fragen about medals. In addition, there are other issues relating to rating, crediting and repeat content that need to be considered when posting content to a spot, which I will talk about later in this guide. But germany123's Artikel is an excellent place to start if Du have any Fragen oder concerns about Fanpop medals.
Image crediting is a very tricky issue, especially as it is not compulsory on Fanpop. Basically, image crediting is acknowledging the owner of the image that Du are posting. Confused? Don't worry, so is everyone else. There are no set rules for image crediting (despite what some people, including me, will have Du believe!), but an Artikel Von astroasis called link
provides some information that many Fanpop users follow. While I personally do not agree with all the information provided, other people follow all these guidelines without a problem. At this risk of looking like I'm pimping my own work, I have also written an Artikel about image crediting called link
, in which I talk about how I image credit and the reasons why it is important to credit images. If Du have any Fragen about image crediting I suggest that Du read both of those articles. The reality is that there is not agreed upong right way to credit images, but there are definitly some wrong ways (i.e. claiming other people's work as your own).
For those of Du who know me, Du will know that I am a ratings nut! Rating content is important for a number of reasons, but I believe the most important reason is that ratings give Du an indication as to whether the content Du are posting is appreciated Von users oder hated Von users. For example, if I post an image that gets rated '1' star, I can assume that people think it is crap, therefore, I could be Mehr mindful to not post similar Bilder in the future. Conversely, if my content gets rated '4' stars, I know that people like it and would probably like it if I gepostet similar content. I suggest Lesen another one of harold's User Guide Artikel called link
, as well as an Artikel Von Cammie called link
. Now, from my perspective, image crediting, keywording, titling and repeated content are also very, very important to the rating process, however that is just my opinion and many other people do not rate based on those other aspects of the image. It is up to the individual user how they chose to rate. The important thing is that Du rate, and can explain why Du rated the content a certain way.
~Keywords & Titles
Lets ignore my pet peeve of people putting "<3" in titles for the moment, and just focus on why keywording and descriptive titles are important. There are a number of Artikel on this suject, so here are 3 great ones: link
Von cliff link
also Von cliff
And my personal favourite, link
I encourage Du to take special note to an important point in heeeresjoyce's Artikel about bulk uploads and keywords. If Du are posting multiple Bilder with say different members of the cast of 'House MD', please do not use all of their names as Schlagwörter unless they are all in every single image. Using "Wilson", "Chase", "Foreman" and "Cuddy" as a Schlagwörter for a bulk Upload of which only one picture of each character renders your Schlagwörter pretty much useless. Schlagwörter are there to help other people find the Bilder when using the Suchen function. For example, if someone were to searcd for a picture Chase, using my Zurück example, pictures of Wilson, Foreman and Cuddy would also appear because the way in which the Schlagwörter have been used. Schlagwörter are also important for people searching for content to avoid posting repeated images. If Du have used your Schlagwörter to effectively describe the image, people will be able to Suchen for those Bilder to avoid posting them again. If Du have not gegeben good Schlagwörter (or any at all!), then it is much Mehr likely that people will mistakenly add repeated content.
~Repeated Content & Searching
Repeated content is a HUGE problem in this spot, mainly because it is so big. Firstly, please use the Suchen function to Suchen for content BEFORE Du post it. Please read germany123's Artikel called link
This Artikel tells Du all Du need to know about searching and avoiding repeated videos, picks, Links and images.
Unfortunately, if people have not used their Schlagwörter effectively, the Suchen function is not useful to finding the content. Thus, posting reapeated content is a mistake that anyone can make. So, if someone leaves a Kommentar telling Du that Du have gepostet repeated content, please be aware that 99% of the time, the people leaving these Kommentare are being very polite and simply informing Du of your mistake. Please do not be offended. We all know that this is a very large spot and we cannot expect everyone to be familiar with all the content gepostet here. So if someone does inform Du that your content is repeated content, please do not get angry about it. Ideally, if someone does inform Du that the content Du have gepostet has already been posted, Du should remove it. This is because repeated content clutters up the spot and is also pointless. There is no point in everyone posting the same image of Wilson 300 times, no matter how cute he is. When in comes to picks, it is very, VERY easy to serch for them, so there is not exucse for a repeat pick. People usually get a little angrier about repeat picks because they are so easy to Suchen for. So if Du post a repeat pick, people will tell Du so, and sometimes less than politely (although that is very naughty! People need to at least try to be polite about it). Mehr than likely, your pick will be reported and removed. Don't be upset Von this, but use it as a lesson to remember to Suchen before Du post.
The Suchen bar for the House MD Spot is located directly under the spot banner, on the right-hand side. Just underneath House himself!
I have decided to include this section because oh my god people are driving me nuts with it. Here are 3 Artikel to help Du understand the purpose of the Antwort section: link
Von papa link
Please, please, please note that the Questions/Answers section is for asking Fragen that will have a factual answer. link
is a good question, because even though there may be some different was to argue and justify the answer, ultimately there will be a difinitive answer available. However, asking Fragen like "Who is your favourite character?" oder "Who loves Huddy?!?!?!?!?!" are NOT supposed to be asked in the Questions/Answers section. Such Fragen will only produce OPINION-BASED answers. So, I beg you, read those 3 Artikel and think carefully about where Du post a question.
Just a small aside, please also read an Artikel on reporting called link
Von harold. It provides an excellent guide for when to Berichten content oder when to just rate it. I think this could be very important as sometimes people over-react (particularly when it comes to shipping...) and Berichten people who have done nothing wrong except express an alternative point of view. So I definitely encourage Du to read this article.
So that is my little guide to point people in the right direction if there is something about Fanpop oder the House MD Spot that is confusing them. I have tried to present a few different points of view, as there are definitely some aspects of some of the Artikel that I have recommend that I do not agree with, but we all have different perspectives on things. So even if Du don't agree with the ideas in the articles, sometimes the Kommentare that other people make on the Artikel will be of some benefit to you, so I suggest that Du not only read the articles, but also read the Kommentare that other users leave on the articles.
Of course, all of this stuff applies to all spots on Fanpop. I had just noticed a few issues creeping in lately because during the House MD off-season, Fans often look for ways to fuel there House addiction Von joining Fan Clubs like Fanpop, so repeated content and other general missunderstanding increase in occurance.
I hope that this guide points someone in the right direction, and as always, feel free to Kommentar with any thoughts Du have on these issues, especially if Du feel as though there is something that I have not covered in this guide.