Welcome birding enthusiasts! We are happy you have joined us. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
You should receive your confirmation email moments after registering, if you do not, it is probably caught in a spam folder. Email me and I will take care of it. email@example.com
Here are some tips and suggestions to help you as you navigate through the site for the first time.
FRIENDS: Much like Facebook, you only see the activity of people you are friends with. So we suggest that you go to the Members button at the top of the page and “friend” everyone.
If down the road, someone bores you or annoys you, simply cancel the friendship! Also, you will need to accept friendship requests from others, so check the little blue notification button at the top right corner of the page each time you visit the site.
GROUPS: The “Groups” section is more open with the friending function . If you are a member of a particular “Group”, like the Big O Birding Festival for instance, then all activity by all members is displayed within the Group whether you are “Friends” or not.
Groups can be very useful for organizations to communicate messages that are intended only for the members of that particular group. Otherwise, it is nice to post pictures, events and ideas on your profile so that everyone on Birdhero can enjoy (so long as you have friended them)
PROFILE: Your profile is basically your activity and information stream. Your profile page is also where you have the opportunity to tell a little bit more about yourself. We encourage you to upload your photo. Currently when you signup a brown bird icon is the default for your picture. Simply click on your name and it will direct you to your personal profile. Once there, you can upload your picture, add an album, send private messages to other members and a lot more.
I think you will really enjoy the site, and within a short period of time you will be navigating with lightning speed. Here’s more good news, now that you are comfortable with Birdhero, you can visit any of the interest-focused sites in the www.herolaunch.com network. All of the sites share the same navigation format, so you will be a pro as soon as you arrive.
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org