Monday, 23 October 2017

XBalance Frequently Asked Questions

News (1)

Help for News

You need to be a sport news moderator to add news content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here.

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > [Sport] News'.
  • You will then be redirected to the news content addition form where you set a title and the body text to be shown.
  • Optionally you may paste the link of a Youtube or Vimeo video in the 'Embedded video' field to have the video automatically be presented on top of your supplied text.
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your news will be automatically shown on the front page as well as under each menu category that it belongs.
  • You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Images (1)

Help for Images

You need to be a sport images moderator to add image content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here.

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > [Sport] Images'.
  • You will then be redirected to the images content addition form where you set a title and the body text to be shown.
  • Additionally you select and upload as many images as you like by browsing on your computer. When the upload for each image is finished you can also supply a description.
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your images will be automatically shown on the front page as well as under each menu category that it belongs.
  • You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Videos (1)

Help for Videos

You need to be a sport video moderator to add video content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here.

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > [Sport] Video'.
  • You will then be redirected to the video content addition form where you set a title and the body text to be shown.
  • Additionally you select and upload your video by browsing on your computer. When the upload for the video file is finished you are ready to save your content
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your video will be automatically transcoded into flash video form and shown on the front page as well as under each menu category that it belongs.
  • You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Market Points (1)

Help for Market Points

You need to be a market moderator to add  market point content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here.

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > Market Point'.
  • You will then be redirected to the market point content addition form where you set a title and market category as well as specialization category of the market.
  • Additionally you select and upload the market logo image, the name of the contact person in charge, the website url associated with the market point, the phone number (you may include extension and a second phone number, leave the extension and second number empty if you do not wish to include them), the market point description, as many secondary images as you like (these will be shown on the full version of the content, i.e not the teaser view), then you select the open hours schedule (leave empty any days field that you are closed) and finally you type in the location information of the market point.
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your market point will be automatically pushed for publication, after a review by an administrator it will be shown under each menu category that it belongs.
  • You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Events (1)

Help for Events

You need to be an event moderator to add event content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here.

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > Event'.
  • You will then be redirected to the event content addition form where you set initially a title for your event. Next you select the image/photo/flyer for your event and upload it by browsing on your computer.
  • Additionally you select start and end time by clicking and selecting the date/time on the calendar presented to you when you select the start or end time box. You may also include the start/end hour. Then you select the event type from the drop down list and fill the event description with text regarding the event. Finally on the location fieldset you set the location name and address while also clicking the corresponding area of the event on the map. The location information will help direct other people on coming to your event and will be also placed on the 'Event Locations' map (Notice that the latitude and longitude are automatically filled when you click on the map).
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your event will be automatically shown on the front page as well as under each menu category that it belongs.
  • You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Forums (1)

Help for Forums

You need to be a forum topic moderator to add forum topic content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here. 

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > Forum Topic'.
  • You will then be redirected to the forum topic content addition form where you set a title, forum category and the body text to be shown.
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom of the form and you forum topic will be included in the list of topics under the global forum container.
  •  You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Polls (1)

Help for polls

You need to be a poll moderator to add poll content. If your are not you may become by filling up the request form located here. 

  • Go to 'My menu' block located on the top left corner and select 'Create Content > Poll'.
  • You will then be redirected to the poll content addition form where you set the question of the poll and then you type in the available choices to be presented to other members when voting.
  • You can select the poll to be active or closed on an given instance after the poll has been saved, if you are creating a new one select it to be active. Additionally you can setup the poll duration from the drop down list, when the amount of time you select there has passed then the poll will automatically be closed.
  • When you are done hit Save at the bottom and your poll will be automatically shown on the front page as well as under each menu category that it belongs.
  •  You can always edit your content later by clicking on the 'Edit' button located over your specific content when you are viewing it.
Shouts (1)

Help for Shouts

In order to place a shout or comment you need to be a registered member and logged in. You can register by filling out the registration form here.

  • Shouts are the comments you add for each content your are viewing. Under each page you may find other member comments and these will be shown using last comment first.
  • When you are viewing a page and have logged in the website you will notice a block labeled 'Post new shout' just under the main content. You place your text in the comment field and click on 'Save' button to share you shout.
     
  • You may also post shouts on member profile pages if the member you are viewing is in your friend list.
Weather (1)

Help for Weather

In order to view a specific location weather information you need to be registered and logged in. You can register using the registration form here.

  • You can have a weather block showing your favorite location weather information such as temperature, wind, humidity and so on every time you log in the website.
  • You may add one by clicking on 'My weather' button located on the top side of your profile page. In order to get to your profile page click on the 'My Information' item in the 'My menu' block.
  • There you will have a 'Create new location' link and by clicking on it you will be presented the form to add a specific location weather. Fill the information regarding the location and the type of weather elements you want to include and hit 'Save configuration' button.
  • When successfully saving the configuration you will notice a block at the right hand side bar showing the weather information you have selected.
  • You may also include more that one weather blocks, these will be shown one under the other on the right hand side bar of the website when you are logged in.
Member Ranks (2)

Help for Member Ranks

In order to have a badge on your profile page you need to be registered and logged in. You may register using the registration form here.

  • Member badges are used to denote member abilities. There are badges showing the status of a member as a moderator as well as badges for showing how well a member is doing on creating new content.
  • The badges are automatically given to members when they successfully become a moderator or passing a certain threshold of content creation. The list of available badges with their corresponding meaning are shown on the following list:

 

  •  Blocked member (Member has been blocked by the administration).
  •  Partner member (Member that is currently in partnership with XBalance).
  •  Authenticated member (Registered member).
  •  Event moderator (Moderator that can create new events).
  •  Poll moderator (Moderator that can create new polls).
  •  Forum topic moderator (Moderator that can create new forum topics).
  •  Skateboard moderator (Moderator that can create skateboard news/images/videos)
  •  Snowboard moderator (Moderator that can create snowboard news/images/videos)
  •  Windsurf moderator (Moderator that can create windsurf news/images/videos)
  •  Mountain Bike moderator (Moderator that can create mtb news/images/videos).
  •  Surf moderator (Moderator that can create surf news/images/videos).
  •  Rollerblade moderator (Moderator that can create rollerblade news/images/videos).
  •  Free Run moderator (Moderator that can create free run news/images/videos).
  •  BMX moderator (Moderator that can create bmx news/images/videos).
  •  Wakeboard moderator (Moderator that can create wakeboard news/images/videos).
  •  Kitesurf moderator (Moderator that can create kitesurf news/images/videos).
  •  25+ adrenaline points (Member that has achieved more than 25 adrenaline points).
  •  50+ adrenaline points (Member that has achieved more than 50 adrenaline points).
  •  75+ adrenaline points (Member that has achieved more than 75 adrenaline points).
  •  100+ adrenaline points (Member that has achieved more that 100 adrenaline points).

 

  • Notice that the badges applied to a member are shown on his/her profile page.

In order to have a ranking shown on your profile you need to be registered and logged in. You may register using the registration form here.

  • Each registered member has a title. The title is shown under the name of the member in his profile page.
  • The initial title of a register member is the 'Newcomer'. The title is given to a member based on the total amount of posts. For every post  a member gets +1 on his total rank points. The total posts are shown on the members profile page. A post is either a new content added or a shout made by the member. The list of titles based on points is shown in the following list:

 

  •      0 points.
  •    25 points.
  •    50 points.
  •    75 points.
  •  100 points.
  •  125 points.
  •  150 points.
  •  175 points.

 

  • Notice that when a member is deleting a type of information that had shared earlier the amount of points subtracted are equal to the amount of points given when added the content in the first place.
Adrenaline Points (1)

Help for Adrenaline Points

In order to have adrenaline points on the website you need to be registered and logged in. You may register using the registration form here. 

  • The adrenaline of each member is increased by adding new content. For this a member must be a moderator of a specific sport, event, forum topic, poll or just be an authenticated (registered) member that shares shouts. The list of adrenaline points taken based on the type of information shared is shown in the following list:
  • Shout +1 points.
  • Forum topic +1 points.
  • Poll +1 points.
  • News +1 points.
  • Event +2 points.
  • Images +2 points.
  • Video +3 points.
  • Market +5 points.
  • Notice that when a member is deleting a type of content that had shared earlier the amount of points subtracted are equal to the amount of points given when added the content in the first place.
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