Guide to the House Navigation Buttons
Table of contents
: Your house
: Member Polls
: View your last postings / View last postings
: List your relations / List relations
: Member statistics
: Send report to guards
: View members
: Change personal data
: Show your email / Hide your email
: Change image description / Upload a new (or delete current) photo (putting pictures in your description/wiki)
House Navigation#13: Messaging (& blocking a member/watching a house and more)
House Navigation#14: Right menu explained
House Navigation#15: Exporting your house and Diary
Note: Click the link and you will be taken to that part of the wiki.
Your house - This button refreshes your house.
It contains your own information that other members of Elfpack are allowed to see. Of course, you can edit your information - even your alias!
And your house thus shows this text to you:
'This is your own house and all the data other members can read about you.'
Diary - This button goes to your diary, where you can post entries about your day or things like that.
When you write an entry, you have three options of submitting it:
-Public diary entry
-Friends only diary entry (all your friends will be notified!)
-Personal secret diary entry
When you choose the public option, all members can read your entry.
Friends only entry can only be read by people with whom you have a relation.
A personal secret entry can only be read by you.
After choosing how you would like to submit it, you can press 'Submit'.
You can also export your diary, which means non-members of Elfpack can read your entries. How to do this is explained right there in the link called 'Help about exporting'.
Members watching your house will get a notification each time you make a public diary entry.
Friends not watching your house will thus only be notified if you make a 'friends only' entry.
Last but not least: the most recent diary-entry is the one on the top of the page.
Older ones will be placed underneath.
When a member has made a lot of diary entries, you can look through them by pressing 'View older diary entry'
Member polls - Here you can create and view your poll(s). How to do this is explained on 'Poll How-to' after you clicked the button.
This button is also shown in other members houses: you can view their polls and vote, if they have one.
View your last postings/View last postings - When clicking this button you can see what last postings you have made in a public forum. You can also press this button on other members houses and see what last postings they made in a public forum.
List your relations/List relations - By clicking this button you can see whom you have a relation with.
You can also press this button on other members houses and see what relations they have.
Requesting a relation
To request a relation you have to have sent and received a message to/from that member first. After that has happened you go to the members house, scroll down and you'll see an area that says:
'Type of relation:' and 'Own name of relation'
This means that you can either choose the types of relations given, or make one up yourself.
The types of relations given are:
If you have chosen a relation name click 'Suggest a relation'.
If afterwards you are not happy with the name, you can request it to be changed by going to the same field and filling in a new name. Then press 'Suggest that the relation should be changed'.
Ending a relation
To end a relation with someone, you go to your list of relations. Behind every member name you'll see the relation name and then a button that says 'End relation'.
When you end a relation an automatic message will be sent to that member.
Accepting a relation
When you know someone has sent you a relation request and you want to accept it, you go to your house and scroll down the right menu.
In the middle you will see a notification that says:
'You have a relation request!'
If you click it you will be taken to a page where you can accept or decline the relation.
If you scroll down before doing this, you will be able to view the house (in case you forgot who this member is).
Changing the order of your friends
All the relations you have will appear in the right menu. You can change the order in which they appear.
Go to your list of relations and you will see a link on the top of the table saying 'Change order for "Online friends".
When you click it you will be taken to the page where you can change the order in which your friends appear.
Note: The order you create will only be shown to you. Other members will keep seeing your relation list in alphabetical order.
When you have a relation with someone, you can see when they are online.
Their name will appear like this:
When a member has not been active and hasn't logged out a question mark will appear.
When a member has logged out, a star will appear.
If you want to see how long ago a member was logged in/on, go to that members house. There you will see a text below the username:
'Was last seen x seconds/minutes/hours/days ago.'
If the member is logged out it will say:
'Was last seen x seconds/minutes/hours/days ago. (Logged out)'
Member statistics - This button will show the following statistics of yourself or the relation you have requested the stats of:
Statistics about [inserting name here]
Messages written: x
Messages received: x
Blog entries written: x
Postings (including private ones) written: x
Polls answered: x
Private polls created: x
Number of friends: x
Note: You can not see stats of members you do not have a relation with.
The date the member created his/her presentation can be found beneath the username. Which looks like this:
'Member created: 2005-02-02 08:48:21'
Send report to guards - When you see a member with an inappropriate picture or when the member is harassing you through messages or wikis, you can report this member.
Go to that members house, press the button and you will see what is asked of you.
This button does not appear on your own house.
With these buttons you can view the 'Previous active member', 'Previous member', 'Next active member', 'Next member' and 'View a random member'.
You can also see your own member number:
'Member number: x'
When you want to go to someone’s house, you can fill in his/her username or member number.
The search-engine has the feature that when you fill in parts of a name it will try and find the closest name to it. Thus when someone has a really long name, filling in half can already bring you to the house.
If there is nothing close to what you filled in, the search engine will take you to the search page.
To search for a certain member, press search without filling anything in. You then come to the search-engine where you can fill in fields to get to a certain member (if that member exists).
Pressing 'Search' and 'Search for someone' (in the main navigation bar) will bring you to the same page.
Change personal data - Everything on your house can be changed, even your username and password. Click the button and you will be directed to the page where you can edit your presentation.
You can also change your picture here, but there is a shorter/easier way to do that. This will be described in the next paragraph.
After you're done changing your house scroll all the way down and press 'Change personal data'.
When you submit an email address in your personal data, you will see a button on your presentation.
When you set your email address to be hidden for other members, the button will say 'Show your email for others'.
If your email address is viewable for other members, the button will show 'Hide your email'.
These settings can also be changed in 'Change personal data'.
If you didn't fill in any email address, you won't see a button.
- Change image description
Your picture can have a description. Fill in the white field and press 'Change!'.
If you want to edit or delete the current description, you can also use this field to do so and press 'Change!'.
- Upload a new (or delete current) photo
Upload a picture
If you want to upload a picture, click this link and you will be taken to a page where you can browse through your computer and upload a picture to Elfpack.
You can also add a description here.
If you have browsed for an image and added a description to your choosing (you can also leave it empty) you can click 'Upload new picture'.
Upload a new picture
If you want to upload a new picture you follow the same procedure. Old uploaded pictures are saved in your picture-history list. You can choose to put them on your house again by clicking 'Use old image'. It will also add the description you put with i, if any.
Removing a picture
If you would to stop having any picture on your house you can click the link again. This time you press 'Upload new picture' without browsing for an image or adding a description. Pictures are still in your picture-history list, but not in your picture-slot.
Deleting pictures from the history list
If you want to clear your picture-history list you can press 'Delete image' for each picture you want deleted from the list.
Putting a picture in your description
To put a picture in your description take the following actions:
1. Upload it to your photo slot (in your House).
2. Then once done, right click on the picture and select properties. Then select the address (URL) of the picture and copy it.
You can paste the URL into your description. You can also paste the actual image into your description. If you would like to do this then click 'Change personal data', scroll down to the description section and write:
<img:Paste the URL you copied earlier here>
Change your personal data and you will see the picture in your description.
To put a picture in a wiki see Wiki guide#4
Note: Deleting pictures from your history-list has no effect on the fact whether or not you also put them in your description or a wiki: those pictures keep existing.
(this is different for Guards!).
You can not create text colours in your house if you have not donated money to Elfpack. See pseudo html for what you can have.
You can earn the right to use pseudo HTML that makes texts coloured by becoming one of Elfpack's Official Donors.
Colours you could then use would be:
<Red and Yellow>
Text colours in wikis are impossible.
Messaging other members - To message other members you go to their house and scroll all the way down.
There you will see a white field with above it: 'Send a message to [inserting name here]:'.
Write your message and press 'Send'.
Above it you see two buttons:
'List messages from this member'
'List messages to this member'
If you haven't deleted the messages and press either of these buttons, you will see a list of messages received or sent (if any).
This works the same as the buttons 'View your mail' and 'Show sent messages' in your main navigation bar. Except these 2 buttons show all messages. For more information on these 2 buttons, see Navigation#4
Are you annoyed by another member of Elfpack? You can contact us, or you can effectively turn on the "block" feature to block out all messages to you sent by this person. (But if the harassment is serious, please contact the Guards concerning the situation.)
1. To block a member - To use this feature you go to the member you wish to block. Scroll down the members house underneath the message section and click 'Block this member'. You will stop receiving messages from this member.
2. To unblock a member - To unblock a member you click 'Show blocks' in the main navigation bar: a list appears of members that have been blocked by you (if any). There you can unblock that member again.
Note: Blocking a member will not stop that member to be able to visit your house!
When you watch a members house and this member changes his/her information in the house, uploads a new picture or made a public blog entry you will receive a notification in the right menu.
1. To start watching the house, scroll down the presentation of the member and click named button.
2. To unwatch the house
If you want to stop watching a presentation, scroll down the house again and click 'Stop watching this house'
Request a relation
As seen on the image the area to request a relation can be found at the bottom of the presentation. This has been explained earlier on this wiki.
Add this page to your notes/Create your own secret comment about this house
On the bottom of the house of the member you see these two fields.
Add this page to your notes
In the main navigation bar you see a button that says 'Your notes'.
This button is further explained in Navigation#8.
If you wish to add the house to your notes (to enable you to find it more easily in your notes) you can use this feature.
Behind the field 'Note:' you will see that the page already has a name. However you can fill in a note name of your choosing where after you press 'Add this page to your notes'.
Create your own secret comment about this house
If you would like to save certain information on this members house that only you can see, you can use this feature.
Write down your secret comment and press 'Create your own secret comment about this member'.
The comment will then appear below the username.
Further explanation can again be found on Navigation#6, below 'Show notes'.
Note: When you joined this community, an automatic comment was made on the house of the member who invited you.
This will make sure you will be able to find the person who invited you, may there be a chance you have not been told this members name.
Comments you made on members houses can be found in 'Show notes' on the bottom.
Deleting yourself from Elfpack
Last but not least you will see this link:
'There is no way to delete yourself on Elfpack.
There is no way you can delete yourself! Clicking the link will bring you to a page saying exactly that.
You can only remove all your pictures, clear out your presentation and never log in again.
Right menu explained
If you take a look at the right side of your browser you will see a number of things.
Below the main navigation bar you will find a link that says 'Help me!'. This will lead you to a page with helpful information. You can find more help on Help.
Then follows the search engine described above.
The next bar shows the present date and time (UTC-time).
This table shows a number of things:
Notifications of new replies to one of your postings in a forum, new messages, news, guest book messages.
Statistics about members, messages, postings.
Note: there is no section that says 'No replies to posting'. It will only show you a notification if there is a reply to a posting you made in a forum.
If someone requested a relation with you, it will appear as a link in a special square where you normally receive new message-notification. Click it and you will be able to accept or decline.
If you scroll down you can view the house of the member who requested the relation, before you accept or decline.
Here you can see who last logged into Modelica Community. The name on top was logged in last.
These are the fields to go to a certain wiki-page or forum.
If you are watching houses and/or wikis, notifications of member changes, new pictures, wiki-changes and wiki comments will appear here.
You can only see these 'fields' if there are any notifications.
Latest diary entries
When you click this link, you will be taken to the last public diary entry made by an Elfpack member.
This list shows who was last on your house. The name on top was the last visitor.
Members are also shown on your visitors list when they are watching your diary and they clicked the notification of a new entry.
Exporting your House
If you want non-Elfpack members to be able to see your house and Diary, you need to export them. Only exported pages can be seen if you are not logged in, and can be found on search engines.
Press the button to edit your house. Then find the option which says "Do you want your presentation and diary to be viewable by non-members?". Click the yes box, then save the changes.
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