Hello my fellow House-loving Fanpoppers!
Recently, ফ্যানপপ has undergone some mini make-overs, with the introduction of new features such as IM and the উত্তর section. And ফ্যানপপ 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 ফ্যানপপ world, specifically focusing on the House MD Spot, because we are one of the biggest, most active spots on ফ্যানপপ (Muhahahahahaha!)
So, here are some key things on ফ্যানপপ that I think every Fanpopper should at least consider while they are participating in crazy House fandom. For this guide, I have collected প্রবন্ধ from all over Fanpop, written দ্বারা ফ্যানপপ users just like আপনি and me, that are intended to help explain certain features, practices and other aspects of ফ্যানপপ in order help all Fanpopper and make ফ্যানপপ a better place. Hopefully, this guide will provide আপনি with a quick, user-friendly reference for issues on Fanpop.
I recommend পাঠ করা an প্রবন্ধ written দ্বারা harold called link
. This প্রবন্ধ explores basic ফ্যানপপ functions like how to find a spot/fan club, how to অনুরাগী other users, how to "favourite" things and so on. harold also provides লিঙ্ক to other প্রবন্ধ in his User Guide, including his উপদেশ on how to make a spot, how to format your text and how to post links. These প্রবন্ধ are great reads for new Fanpoppers who are unfamiliar with how ফ্যানপপ works. I highly recommend that new House MD Spot অনুরাগী 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, পদক are rewards for your efforts in contributing to a spot. No one knows exactly how আপনি get a medal in a spot. All we know is that the আরো content আপনি add, the আরো likely আপনি are to get a medal. BUT WAIT! Before আপনি run off and post masses of crap, আপনি must read an প্রবন্ধ written দ্বারা germany123 called link
. This প্রবন্ধ will answer all your প্রশ্ন 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 প্রবন্ধ is an excellent place to start if আপনি have any প্রশ্ন অথবা concerns about ফ্যানপপ 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 আপনি 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 আপনি believe!), but an প্রবন্ধ দ্বারা astroasis called link
provides some information that many ফ্যানপপ 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 প্রবন্ধ 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 আপনি have any প্রশ্ন about image crediting I suggest that আপনি 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 আপনি who know me, আপনি 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 আপনি an indication as to whether the content আপনি are posting is appreciated দ্বারা users অথবা hated দ্বারা 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 আরো mindful to not post similar প্রতিমূর্তি in the future. Conversely, if my content gets rated '4' stars, I know that people like it and would probably like it if I পোষ্ট হয়েছে similar content. I suggest পাঠ করা another one of harold's User Guide প্রবন্ধ called link
, as well as an প্রবন্ধ দ্বারা 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 আপনি rate, and can explain why আপনি 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 প্রবন্ধ on this suject, so here are 3 great ones: link
দ্বারা cliff link
also দ্বারা cliff
And my personal favourite, link
I encourage আপনি to take special note to an important point in heeeresjoyce's প্রবন্ধ about bulk uploads and keywords. If আপনি are posting multiple প্রতিমূর্তি with say different members of the cast of 'House MD', please do not use all of their names as মূলশব্দ unless they are all in every single image. Using "Wilson", "Chase", "Foreman" and "Cuddy" as a মূলশব্দ for a bulk উঠিয়ে রাখুন of which only one picture of each character renders your মূলশব্দ pretty much useless. মূলশব্দ are there to help other people find the প্রতিমূর্তি when using the খুঁজুন function. For example, if someone were to searcd for a picture Chase, using my পূর্ববর্তি example, pictures of Wilson, Foreman and Cuddy would also appear because the way in which the মূলশব্দ have been used. মূলশব্দ are also important for people searching for content to avoid posting repeated images. If আপনি have used your মূলশব্দ to effectively describe the image, people will be able to খুঁজুন for those প্রতিমূর্তি to avoid posting them again. If আপনি have not প্রদত্ত good মূলশব্দ (or any at all!), then it is much আরো 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 খুঁজুন function to খুঁজুন for content BEFORE আপনি post it. Please read germany123's প্রবন্ধ called link
This প্রবন্ধ tells আপনি all আপনি need to know about searching and avoiding repeated videos, picks, লিঙ্ক and images.
Unfortunately, if people have not used their মূলশব্দ effectively, the খুঁজুন function is not useful to finding the content. Thus, posting reapeated content is a mistake that anyone can make. So, if someone leaves a মতামত telling আপনি that আপনি have পোষ্ট হয়েছে repeated content, please be aware that 99% of the time, the people leaving these মতামত are being very polite and simply informing আপনি 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 পোষ্ট হয়েছে here. So if someone does inform আপনি that your content is repeated content, please do not get angry about it. Ideally, if someone does inform আপনি that the content আপনি have পোষ্ট হয়েছে has already been posted, আপনি 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 খুঁজুন for. So if আপনি post a repeat pick, people will tell আপনি so, and sometimes less than politely (although that is very naughty! People need to at least try to be polite about it). আরো than likely, your pick will be reported and removed. Don't be upset দ্বারা this, but use it as a lesson to remember to খুঁজুন before আপনি post.
The খুঁজুন 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 প্রবন্ধ to help আপনি understand the purpose of the উত্তর section: link
দ্বারা papa link
Please, please, please note that the Questions/Answers section is for asking প্রশ্ন 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 প্রশ্ন like "Who is your favourite character?" অথবা "Who loves Huddy?!?!?!?!?!" are NOT supposed to be asked in the Questions/Answers section. Such প্রশ্ন will only produce OPINION-BASED answers. So, I beg you, read those 3 প্রবন্ধ and think carefully about where আপনি post a question.
Just a small aside, please also read an প্রবন্ধ on reporting called link
দ্বারা harold. It provides an excellent guide for when to প্রতিবেদন content অথবা when to just rate it. I think this could be very important as sometimes people over-react (particularly when it comes to shipping...) and প্রতিবেদন people who have done nothing wrong except express an alternative point of view. So I definitely encourage আপনি to read this article.
So that is my little guide to point people in the right direction if there is something about ফ্যানপপ অথবা 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 প্রবন্ধ that I have recommend that I do not agree with, but we all have different perspectives on things. So even if আপনি don't agree with the ideas in the articles, sometimes the মতামত that other people make on the প্রবন্ধ will be of some benefit to you, so I suggest that আপনি not only read the articles, but also read the মতামত 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, অনুরাগী often look for ways to fuel there House addiction দ্বারা joining অনুরাগী সংগঠন 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 মতামত with any thoughts আপনি have on these issues, especially if আপনি feel as though there is something that I have not covered in this guide.