Navigating the Community: It's not exactly rocket surgery but if you're too thick to work out
how to use this site then help is at hand! Here's the dummy's guide to using The Spill.com Movie
Community terms and features. We're writing this slowly to make it a bit easier for you because
there's a strong possibility you can't read very quickly.
Firstly, if you haven't already
then you need to do that and come back here when you have. If you can't manage to sign up
without instructions, then you're beyond help, how did you even switch a computer on?
You probably have trouble dressing yourself in the mornings. Why don't you go and do something
slightly less challenging instead.
You're signed in? Well done! Now you'll see a personalized greeting, and you'll be able to use
the black bar at the very top:
Clicking on one of the icons will make the selection drop down:
Each icon deals with a different section. You still following this? Click on your name to edit
your profile and personal settings. Click on the email icon to view messages you've sent and
received. Click on the icon of a person to view your friends and friend requests you've sent and
received. You can also share all your movie opinions with all the other Spill users.
Click on the "My Profile" tab at the top to go to
your home page.
Here's the really exciting bit, you can customize this page exactly how you want it. Even, more
exciting, you can write your own blog! Yes, you can finally become published. Why not upload a
few photos and videos with your own hilarious captions while you're at it?
There are two places you can post questions to the community.
Main Forums Page: This page is for general discussions. Click the
"Forums" tab to visit.
Groups: In Groups such as Korey Owes me Money and Horror Movies you can post discussions
according to topic, and even create your own Group. Click the
"Groups" tab to visit.
The Share button allows you to send an email to your friends and so they can respond to your
post and join the discussion.
To send a community member a friend request, click on the "add as a friend" link, located under
their main profile picture on the upper left corner. As long as you're not really weird the
person should accept your request then you will be BFF!!! Well maybe not but you will be able to
see what each other are writing or posting on Spill.
Comments: Comments are separate from message board responses. A comment is a one-on-one message
from you to another person. You can comment on another member's page, picture, blog entry or
video. The comment will appear on that person's page in the exact place you left it.
Photos & Videos: You can upload photos and videos either from your homepage, or by clicking
the "Photos" or
"Videos" tab. You can upload your own videos from
computer, and you can also upload YouTube videos to the Videos section. This section is great
for adding clips of your favourite films both past and present.
You can also insert YouTube videos into your forum posts: Go to the desired video on
YouTube and copy and paste the
<embed> code, located on the upper right, directly into your comment box.
Invite: Allows you to send an invitation via email to
a friend who is not yet a community member. Just add your friend's name and email address and
they'll receive an email from us!
Tags: A tag is a key word. Adding tags to your comments, videos, photos, etc., allows you to
search for other pages with similar tags.
You can add tags to any discussion, even ones someone else started!
RSS feeds are provided for a variety of different sections of our Community. You can subscribe
to feeds for the Main Discussion area, the Latest Activity, or subscribe to a Group feed,
for example. You can use these feeds with a variety of RSS reader software and web-based news
readers or personalizable homepages (like iGoogle or My Yahoo!)
Besides offering RSS feeds for
The Spill.com Movie Community
content, you can add RSS feeds to your homepage. Your RSS box on the left vertical bar, under
your photos, allows you to enter the URL of your blog or another blog that you like. Your
friends can see the titles of the blog entries as well as small excerpts! You can subscribe to
all the podcasts from within the "Subscribe to our Movie Reviews" box in the right-hand column.