2) Use the Search bar in the upper right-hand corner to search for Users by first, last, or full name.
3) Click on one of the “My Players” listed on the left-hand side of your Profile page. In this Player’s feed, you will see other members who have mentioned him or her in their posts. “Suggested Users” are also listed on the right-hand side of the Player’s profile.
4) Once you have voted for a User, visit his or her profile page. The “Most Voted” box on the left-hand side lists the Users, Players, and HOFS for which this User has voted. The triangle allows you to toggle your view. This is a fun way to discover similar interests and debate topics.
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HOW DO I FIND PLAYERS TO FOLLOW?
There are several ways to find Players to follow throughout the site. Here are a few suggestions:
1) Use the Search bar in the upper right-hand corner to search for Players by first, last, or full name.
2) View the “Most Voted” box on the left-hand side of your Users’ profile pages. The triangle allows you to toggle your view of the Players, Users, and HOFS for which your Users have voted. You may wish to vote for some of the same Players.
3) You can also follow Players by adding them to the Main Halls of Fame (HOF) in their respective sports, or to a personal HOF that you have created. Both scenarios will add those Players to your Home page feed, allowing you to see what your Users are saying about your favorite Players. --Back to Top--
HOW DOES MY HOME PAGE FEED WORK?
At the top of your Home page is a prompt asking: “What’s Your Sportscast?” This is your status update, and whatever words you type (or pictures or links you post) will appear in your Home page feed for your network of Fans to see.
By using a few simple symbols in your status update, you can easily tag Users and Players, and add trend topics, such as baseball. See explanation of symbols below.
Your updates also feed from your network of Players, Users, and HOFS. You can interact with your network by voting or commenting on posts, or by tagging items in your posts (as mentioned above). You may un-vote any User, Player, or HOF from whom/which you no longer wish to receive updates. --Back to Top--
WHEN DO I USE THE @ AND # SYMBOLS?
The @ and # symbols are used to make posts appear in different places on the site. To tag a User or Player in your update feed, simply type the @ symbol before entering the name of the item you wish to tag.
- For example, if you are talking about baseball player Roy Hallady, tag him in your post by typing @RoyHallady (no spaces), and your discussion will appear on Halladays’ Player page, in addition to your Home page feed.
- If you wish to have a direct exchange with another User, tag him or her in your post by typing @UserName (no spaces). This comment will then show up in that User’s Home page feed as well as your own.
- When you begin to type after the @ symbol, the type-ahead feature will assist you by offering the names of matching players and users for whom you have already voted. As you continue to type, the choices will be narrowed. You can click on a selection or continue typing the name yourself.
The # symbol is used to tag a topic or a sport. A topic does not have to already exist; you can create it using the # symbol (no spaces). However, the more people who use the same #topic or #sport, the more visible it will become. Every conversation utilizing a particular tag can be viewed together in the scrolling “In Demand Topics” bar, or on a specific sport’s Hall of Fame (HOF) page.
- For example, if you type, “I’m worried about the #philadelphiaeagles quarterback situation.” in your Sportscast, you have tagged the Philadelphia Eagles as a topic. If someone else posts, “I think the #philadelphiaeagles are going to the Super Bowl.” they have tagged the same topic. When you click on the scrolling “In Demand Topic” #philadelphiaeagles you will see both comments, as well as every other comment that has been posted using the topic #philadelphiaeagles. These comments will also appear if you search for #philadelphiaeagles in the Search bar in the upper right-hand corner.
- The 12 sports categories covered in the site’s main HOFS can also be tagged by using the # followed by the sport name (no spaces). This will post your comment to the specific sport’s HOF page rather than to an “In Demand Topic.” For example, if you typed, “#baseball, the Phillies are awesome!” the post would appear on the Baseball HOF page under recent discussions (in addition to your feed and those of your Fans).
To summarize, you could post, “The Phillies are my favorite baseball team and Roy Halladay is my favorite pitcher.” This comment would appear in your profile feed and in your Fans’ Home page feeds.
However, if you posted, “The #Phillies are my favorite #baseball team and @RoyHalladay is my favorite pitcher.” this comment would also appear on the “In Demand Topic” #Phillies page, the Baseball HOF page, and Roy Halladay’s Player page.
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WHAT IS A HALL OF FAME (HOF)?
There are two types of Halls of Fame or HOFS at MyHOFS: Main HOFS and member-created HOFS.
1) The site’s Main HOFS track real-time votes for Players across 12 designated sports categories. These HOFS indicate the site-wide popularity of these Players.
2) One of the most exciting features of the MyHOFS experience, user-generated HOFS enable members to create HOFS in any sport or category and include any Player, User, or Other value (e.g., “Best Throwback NFL Jerseys”).
Each HOF has its own feed. Any activity within a particular HOF (e.g., someone votes for it or mentions a Player or User who was voted into it) is included in the feed. Additionally, if you have voted for a HOF, any updates to that HOF will be included in your Home page feed. --Back to Top--
HOW DO I CREATE A HALL OF FAME (HOF)?
There are three ways to create a personal HOF.
1) Click on “+ Create a HOF” on the right-hand side of the scrolling “In Demand Topics” bar.
2) Click on “+ Create a HOF” in the “My HOFS” box on the right-hand side of your Home page.
3) Go to “Account” in the top right-hand corner and select “Manage HOFS” from the drop-down menu. Click “+Add.”
Once you have reached the “Add a HOF” box via one of the three paths mentioned above, enter your HOF details (Name, Category, Description, and Privacy) and click “Create HOF.” Note: Your HOF Name is a unique identifier and should contain no spaces. The Description can be written in complete sentences with spaces. Category is an optional field that can be something with which the HOF identifies (e.g., Philadelphia Sports). --Back to Top--
HOW DO I ADD TO AN EXISTING HALL OF FAME (HOF)?
There are three ways to add Players, Users, or Other values to an existing HOF.
1) Go to the HOF you previously created by selecting it from the “My HOFS” box on the right-hand side of your Home page and click “+Add.”
2) Go to the HOF you previously created by selecting it from the “My HOFS” box on the right-hand side of your Home page and click “Edit HOF.” Select “Vote Getters” from the “HOF Settings” box on the left-hand side of the screen and then “+Add.”
Once you have reached the “Add to HOF” box via one of these two paths, type in the Player, User, or Other value you wish to add and click “Add to HOF.” Note: Other is a free-form entry (e.g., 1973 Vikings uniforms) and Category is an optional field that can be something with which the HOF identifies (e.g., Philadelphia Sports).
3) Visit a User’s or Player’s page and click the “Add to HOF” button. Check the box for the HOF in which you wish to include this individual, and he or she will automatically be added to that HOF.
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