Commit 74588590 authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

Add several more help files

parent 277a6e98
Users on can create *groups* that other users can join.
Groups can be a great way to share information and entertainment with
a group of people who have a common interest or background.
You can find out about groups on the server on the
[Groups](%%action.groups%%) page. You can join a group by clicking on
the "Join" button either in the group list or on the group's home page.
Starting a new group
If you want, you can start a new group for friends and people with
common interests. Note that all groups are free for anyone to join.
To start a new group, use the [new group](%%action.newgroup%%) tool
and fill out the form. Describe your group as best you can if you want
people to be able to find it.
When choosing the nickname for your group, try to keep it short. The
nickname is included in every message to and from the group, so the
less chars the better. Try using acronyms for organizations, or
airport codes for places (like 'pdx' instead of 'portland').
Sending messages to a group
You can send a message to a group using the syntax "!groupname"
anywhere in the message. If you have more than one group named, the
notice will go to each group. Only members can send notices to a
group, and groups do not respond to direct messages (DMs).
Receiving messages
New group messages will appear in your inbox, and will also come to
your phone or IM client if you've set them up to receive notices.
Remote groups
While it's technically possible, this version of Laconica does not
support remote group membership.
......@@ -23,6 +23,9 @@ Here are some documents that you might find helpful in understanding
* [FAQ](%%doc.faq%%) - frequently-asked questions about
* [Contact]( - who to contact with questions about the service
* [IM]( - using the instant-message (IM) features of
* [SMS](%%doc.sms%%) - tying your cellphone to
* [tags](%%doc.tags%%) - different ways to use tagging
* [Groups](%%doc.groups%%) - joining together in groups
* [OpenID](%%doc.openid%%) - what OpenID is and how to use it with this service
* [OpenMicroBlogging](%%doc.openmublog%%) - subscribing to remote users
* [Privacy](%%doc.privacy%%) -'s privacy policy
You can post messages to using a many kinds of cell
phones that support SMS messaging. This site does not support SMS
directly; rather, it uses your carrier's email gateway to send and
receive messages.
Managing your SMS settings
Use the [SMS settings](%%action.smssettings%%) page to set your SMS
preferences. You can add or change your SMS number and set the
flags for SMS updates.
When you add or change your phone number, you'll receive a message on your
phone with a verification code. Enter it into the SMS settings page to
confirm that the owner of the phone authorizes sending it messages.
Note that only the carriers listed in the drop down list on the form
are supported by They're the only ones we know how to
make email addresses for.
Receiving messages
Once you've verified your phone number, you can enable sending
messages to your phone. If you have a lot of friends and a typical
phone, it can be hard to keep up.
Sending messages
To send a message, you must send an email to the incoming email
address visible on your SMS settings page. The method for sending
email from your phone varies from carrier to carrier and from handset
to handet; if in doubt, ask your carrier.
Keep your incoming email address a secret -- it's the only way we know
you're really you!
You can use the following commands with
* on - turn on notifications
* off - turn off notifications
* help - show this help
* follow <nickname> - subscribe to user
* leave <nickname> - unsubscribe from user
* d <nickname> <text> - direct message to user
* get <nickname> - get last notice from user
* whois <nickname> - get profile info on user
* fav <nickname> - add user's last notice as a 'fave'
* stats - get your stats
* stop - same as 'off'
* quit - same as 'off'
* sub <nickname> - same as 'follow'
* unsub <nickname> - same as 'leave'
* last <nickname> - same as 'get'
* on <nickname> - not yet implemented.
* off <nickname> - not yet implemented.
* nudge <nickname> - not yet implemented.
* invite <phone number> - not yet implemented.
* track <word> - not yet implemented.
* untrack <word> - not yet implemented.
* track off - not yet implemented.
* untrack all - not yet implemented.
* tracks - not yet implemented.
* tracking - not yet implemented. supports
[tags]( to help you
organize your activities here. You can use tags for people and for
Tagging a notice
You can tag a notice using a *hashtag*; a # character followed by
letters and numbers as well as '.', '-', and '_'. Note that accented
latin characters are not supported, and non-roman scripts are right out.
The HTML for the notice will link to a stream of all the other notices
with that tag. This can be a great way to keep track of a conversation.
The most popular current tags on the site can be found in the [public
tag cloud](%%action.publictagcloud%%). Their size shows their
popularity and recency.
Tagging yourself
You can also add tags for yourself on your [profile
settings](%%action.profilesettings%%) page. Use single words to
describe yourself, your experiences and your interest. The tags will
become links on your profile page to a list of all the users on the
site who use that same tag. It can be a nice way to find people who
are related to you geographically or who have a common interest.
Tagging your subscriptions
You can also tag your subscriptions, on the subscriptions page. This
makes it easy to organize your subscriptions into groups and sort
through them separately.
You can also send a notice "to the attention of" everyone you've
marked with a particular tag (note: *not* people who've marked
themselves with that tag). "@#family hello" will send a notice to
everyone you've marked with the tag 'family'.
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......@@ -21,6 +21,9 @@ RewriteRule ^doc/openid$ index.php?action=doc&title=openid [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/openmublog$ index.php?action=doc&title=openmublog [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/privacy$ index.php?action=doc&title=privacy [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/source$ index.php?action=doc&title=source [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/tags$ index.php?action=doc&title=tags [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/groups$ index.php?action=doc&title=groups [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^doc/sms$ index.php?action=doc&title=sms [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^facebook/$ index.php?action=facebookhome [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^facebook/index.php$ index.php?action=facebookhome [L,QSA]
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