Quick Start Guide To Chirping
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Quick Start Guide
What is Christian Chirp?
Christian Chirp is a community of Christians, be they friends or strangers to each other, they remain updated through the sending of messages about what they are doing or feeling at certain times in their lives. Finally, all are responding to a main question: What am I doing now?
Through Christian Chirp you can keep updated on what your friends are doing at that moment or make friends through it. Bloggers can use it as a "mini-blogs" and developers can use its API to develop applications on Christian Chirp.
Christian Chirp is free?
Yes, Christian Chirp is completely free, use any of its services at will.
How does it work?
You can send messages of 2 ways: through its IM (Instant Messenger or Communicator Snapshot-be it MSN, Gtalk, Jabber, AIM or Yahoo) or through the site Christian Chirp. Soon we will be allowing you to send and receive messages via your mobile phone.
Can I use the Christian Chirp with my phone?
Yes we allow you to publish messages from your cell phone and also receive messages from your friends on it.
Can I use the Christian Chirpwith my IM (Instant Messenger)?
Yes, Once you have created your login, go to Settings and configure your IM. You will be presented the ID of Christian Chirp. Add it to your Friends List on your IM and when you want to publish a message write as if you are writing to a friend. We support virtually all major IMs existing (MSN, Gtalk, Jabber, AIM, ICQ and Yahoo). Remember that the most characters you can write to your IM are 140. If you write more than that, the text is truncated.
Does Christian Chirp support html in messages?
No, for security reasons Christian Chirp does not allow html in your messages.
Can I follow someone who is a user of Christian Chirp?
Each user has a link on their page "Follow + Name of the user." When you click on this link, you will be following this person, that is, you receive new messages from this person in your IM, in your e-mail or via website. At the same time this person comes into your list of followers.
Can I stop following a User?
Go to the user's porfile page and click Stop following + Name of the user. They will be removed from your list of Followers and you also no longer be receiving notices of their messages.
How do I know that someone is me Following?
Go to your personal page and click on the Followers link. You will see all the users that are following you. You have the option to also begin following them back.
Can I block any user on issues of Abuse?
Yes On page profile of the user you will find a Block link. After blocked, you will no longer appear in their list of Followers, their messages will not appear in your Home Page and they can no longer follow you. They will be notified that they are being blocked. This block is not irreversible, if you change your mind, you can easily unblock this user following the same steps above.
Can I send a user a message Direct?
Yes, in the user's profile page, click on the send direct message link
How do I find my Direct Messages?
Go to your page. Click "Direct Messages" on the right side of your profile to see all those messages that you received from users of Christian Chirp. To see the messages sent by you, click "Outbox"
How do I receive notifications only from Direct Messages sent to me and not more than all messages written by users I follow?
Go to your page and click on the option that relates only to receive notifications of Direct Messaging.
Do I have the option to choose where I want to receive notifications of new messages from users that I follow?
Yes, go to your page and there you have the option to choose receive notifications directly into your IM, in your e-mail, or only through the web.
What are Public Messages?
You can respond or comment publicly on any message in Christian Chirp. For this click the "answer" at the end of any message and the response/comment will be received by all those that followed.
Who can read my New Messages posted? Can I set it so that only my friends can read them?
You can decide. Within their record or in Settings, you can make your messages public or accessible only to those people you allowed to follow them. By default, all messages are public. If you do not want your new messages read by strangers, go to "Settings" and allow only persons authorized by you have access.
To allow this access, you must also add this person on your Followers List. After being added, this person can read your messages
Can I edit my messages after they are published?
No. You can delete them but not edit them.
Can I save messages as Favorites?
Yes, you can save any public post or friends in Your Favorites by clicking on the heart icon.
What is the maximum size of my messages?
The maximum limit is 140 characters web. If you send a message above this limit, this message will be truncated.
Is there is a limit of the number of new messages that Can I send?
No, send as many messages as you like.
I am receiving too many messages in my in my IM or email. What can I do?
You can stop receiving messages from some people that you follow without stop receiving all. Go to the page of the person you do not want to receive more messages and click NOT RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF + Surname.
How do I "Nudge" a user?
If a person has not published a message on the site some time ago and you want to send them a message, you can send a Nudge clicking on the Nudge link on the user's profile. A notification reaches him via email asking him to create a new message.
Can I customize my pages of Christian Chirp?
Yes, go to SETTINGS and then LAYOUT. There you can change your wallpaper-and colors of various items of your page: balloons, boxes, borders, links and text.
Can I put the Christian Chirp in my blog / site?
Is there an API for Christian Chirp?
Yes, you can find it at the bottom of the Menu site.
How do I erase my account and leave Christian Chirp?
Go to SETTINGS and then REMOVE MY ACCOUNT. Keep in mind we do not guarantee that you can return to Christian Chirp with the same surname because it will become available for others to use.