This was just placed into the front page content Under Notes here's the direct link
I thought I should try clarifying a few things :) Hugs to my friends!
Updated: Added Email notifications info (11/19)
The Ins & Outs, FAQ & how to's of PaganSpace.net
This is a quick reference to many common questions and info regarding PaganSpace. I will be expanding it gradually but these are some of the basics based on four years of answering questions and handling issues.
How do I change my profile photo?
To change your profile photo scroll over the "My Page" (top bar links located under site logo) and you'll see the change photo link. You can also click on your settings link (top right column area) and the option is there as well.
I don't want my real name public?
You can change your username by clicking on the settings link (top right column area) and changing the details under "Full Name".
Your can change your page URL by going to the settings link then clicking on the My Page (left side links under settings) and from there you can change your URL
Here's the direct link to your My Page Settings http://www.paganspace.net/profiles/profile/myPageSettings
I'm receiving too many messages from a user:
To disable receiving messages from a member, go to their profile page in the left hand column under their activity ranking you'll see a "Block Messages" link, This will block all future messages and invitations from this person.
Someone is sending me negative messages. (HOW TO BLOCK A MEMBER)
See above "I'm receiving too many messages from a user" then forward the message to me, do not copy & paste it as unfortunately often times there is a dialogue among members that led up to the negative message and copy/paste does not show all the information. Believe me, I've seen it all and if there was a back and forth dialogue > the full correspondence will always come to light when I make contact with the other party, so please do not make the process more taxing than it needs to be and if you engaged in an argument with another member then either cease it by blocking messages from the sender or amicably work out your issue with the member like adults.
Someone is leaving negative comments on my page.
If someone is leaving negative comments on your page, do not delete the comment(s) report it to me via the report an issue link located under the help tab (top bar links) - once I check out the comment and capture a screen shot of the issue I will remove the comment from your wall. (also read the above for more info)
What not to do or be involved in if you are going to report a member:
Do not engage them in a back-and-forth dialogue - when this occurs it makes it hard to assess how an issue began and it will make the reporter look as guilty as the person they are reporting.
* Email Notifications: (Added 11/19) I get too much mail or I'm not receiving notifications.
You can change the amount of email you receive from PaganSpace by going to Settings (top right column) then to the left you'll see the Email link, click that and adjust the notifications to your desired settings to control the amount of mail you receive from the site. Here's the direct link to the Email Settings
The blogs are a great place to catalog your personal writings, the latest blogs appear on the front page of PaganSpace so members can easily access the latest blogs by members.
Flooding the Blogs:
Feel free to share your blogs with us all but please only place up a maximum of 5 blogs per day as this allows for the front page content to display a myriad of bloggers content and not just one blogger.
Negatively Discussing other members in your blog:
If you have an issue with a member, work out your differences or cease contact; do not create blogs or forum postings to delve out your opinion of a member.
Please be advised the events section is not intended as a place to advertise products and sales. If you would like to share this information with the site please place it into a blog or advertise it with us. Further, an event is a one-time occurrence over the course of a day or several - any event submitted lasting more than a week will not be approved. One posting per event, the events are moderated which means it has to be approved prior to showing on the site.
When to post and when not to post in forums
The forums on PaganSpace are very busy, there's approx 40k members on the site and they come from a myriad of beliefs and practices, which means when posting to the discussion forums you should accept and expect that not all will agree with your perspective.
If you do not handle questions or people possibly disagreeing with your perspective very well then you may want to utilize your blog for your posting verses the discussion forums.
The discussion forum is open to all and with that all posters should expect replies both for and against a topic subject.
Common Forum Arguments:
Religion can be like politics in the aspect that people will certainly disagree on subjects. Disagreeing is not bad as it can often times allow people to see alternate sides and perspectives. Believe it or not you can learn a lot from differing perspectives. But if you feel that things are escalating simply agree to disagree w/ the member(s) and move on so a redundant argument (saying the same thing over and over again) doesn't engulf the entire discussion and make it inaccessible for actual information. If someone wants to persist after you've attempted to move on then report their activity (Help tab > Report an Issue).
Discussions and personalty types:
In any forum you can have those that will attempt to push your buttons (yes, we have those types on here to - they can offer good information but they can also push the gray line as well) please take my advice on this, if someone says something that could make your entire discussion go south > IGNORE them. When you ignore someone who is purposefully trying to get a rise out of you trust me, that will cause them far more annoyance than engaging them... Trust me on this!
If they continue on after you have passed over their "bait" and they continue on anyway to the point of disrupting the entire thread then report it (Help tab > Report an Issue - please include the link to the page where the issue began and I'll go from there :) Someone that needs to be disruptive or the center of attention will deplore the fact that they're being ignored. If you do respond to them say something simple like "no comment" or "not relevant" (if it's not relevant to the topic) but if possible, IGNORE THEM (I can't say that enough...lol)
UPG (Unverified personal gnosis):
Most beliefs and spirituality encounter and use some type of UPG's for either their furthering or growth - I've had more UPG experiences than I could ever count and they were amazing experiences. If I share a UPG then I understand that it was "my" experience and it was a "fact" for me personally BUT just because it turned my world on its axis doesn't mean that everyone will agree with my experience or even believe it (welcome to reality...lol). So, if sharing a UPG always remember that not all will understand it nor will all even necessarily believe you... Who cares what someone believes, having an experience is very personal and all that matters is what you took from it and how it helped you! So, if you want to share an experience you've had then go for it but do not expect everyone to see it the same way you did. If someone wants to argue about it then ignore them or state that it was a "personal experience" that you wanted to share. No one needs another person to validate what they believe, as long as they are happy within their beliefs who cares what other people think about it. If you do not want to deal with the possibility of disbelief etc. then place it into a blog.
On the other hand:
If you do not agree with someone's UPG and you feel the overwhelming need to state as such, state your opinion and move on. BUT if you are only attempting to disrupt a forum posting then move onto a post that actually interests you verses arguing a moot point on one that doesn't :) Posting for the sake of just dropping fodder is unnecessary and to argue or ask for validation from a UPG is moot and pointless (ie: it's called a UPG or spiritual experience for a reason).
Reporting an Issue:
If you have a real issue then report it to me so it can be investigated. Keep the issue report short and to the point, I do not need to hear your entire, long winded opinions of the person you are reporting, just the facts with the links. If you send me no details or links to issues occurring then it's impossible for me to figure out what you're reporting.
When not to report an issue:
I hate the Site Owner:
Liking me is not a pre-requiste for membership, if you dislike me then that's your business but I put a lot of time, energy and money into this site, so while you don't have to like me you do need to respect the site. I do not need praise and constant pats on the back as that's not what this site is about; this site isn't about me (aside from my dream of creating it) the members make this site, I only steer the boat, so to speak.
I could run the site better:
I think the more the merrier, if you think you can run a site better then put those awesome skills to work, create a social network and run it the way you see fit. I truly wish you all the luck in the world and imo social networks are great and different types offer people what they're looking for (the more the merrier!). Seriously, I think more people should put their talents to work, if you want to know the best platforms for a social network contact me and I'll give you the best ones for your money but be prepared to put countless hours, resources and money into building an active community - the platform is only the beginning of the journey.
This will be updated frequently and it will show the dates updated when new information is added.