Points and Badges
As you use Angry Mob and take actions such as completing a quiz, posting a blog or starting a forum topic, you will begin to collect points. And points mean prizes, or at least they mean getting a coloured stamp next to your name!
As you do more you will get additional points and move up to the next level. A blog will get you 30 points, a forum post 20 points and setting up an event will get you a massive 100 points. To help you know what you’re aiming for, here are the badges that you can collect.
How do I create a blog?
You need to be registered and logged-in to post a new blog. The easiest way to do it is to click on 'My Profile' in the very top right corner of the screen, then click on the first option which is 'Post and edit My Blog Entries'. Once you've done that you can get blogging from there.
How do I post a new topic in the forums?
You need to be registered and logged-in to post a new topic. You will see 'Forums' in the white navigation bar at the top of the screen. Click on that, then choose which forum you would like to post a topic into. Once you've clicked on that you will see a red link 'Post a New topic in this forum' near the top of the screen. Click on that and snter your new topic.
I entered a new blog or comment but it hasn't appeared on the site - what happened to it?
New blogs and comments aren't automatically added to the site - they are moderated first by an Angry Mob administrator to ensure that the content is not inappropriate or offensive. We will try to moderate the content as quick as possible to ensure that the delay is as short as possible.
Why are there asterisks in some of my words?
The Angry Mob website is set up to disallow swearing or offensive words in any of the blogs or comments. If there are asterisks in some of your words it is because our system has identified them as being potentially offensive. Occasionally this system does censore perfectly harmless words by mistake - if so we'd kindly ask you to grab a thesaurus and find an alternative word instead!
How do I attach a video?
If you would like to attach a video from YouTube you can click on the link on the right hand side of the YouTube page and copy the 'embed' code (just select it all and press Ctrl+C or right click on it and select 'copy'). Don't worry if you don't understand what the code means, yuo don't need to.
Now,. when you're in your 'create a blog or forum' post page in Angry Mob, click on the red words 'Disable Rich text' just underneath the big text box. Now you can select whereabouts you want to insert your video, and paste the code (Ctrl+V or right-click, 'Paste') into place. Once you've done that you can go down and click 'Enable Rich Text' and carry on writing your blog/forum post.
How do I format my text to get bold or italic words?
Simply highlight the words you want to alter by holding down the mouse button and dragging the mouse over them. Once you've done that, click on either the B or I button just below the big text box.
How do I add a picture to my blog post?
You can add an image to your post by finding the image on your flickr, myspace, photobucket or any other web page and right-clicking on it. When that menu pops up select 'Copy Image Location'. Once you've done that, choose whereabouts you want the picture to appear in your blog post and click ok the little picture of the tree just below the main text box. This will cause a little pop-up box to appear.
In the first field (the 'image url' one) Press Ctrl+V or right click, 'Paste' to paste in the web location that you copied a moment ago. When you've done that, you can click on yuor newly inserted picture at any time and press the little tree button again to bring the pop-up box back and you can play around with the alignment of your picture until you get it just how you want it.
How can I get my school to join?
To get your school to join all you need to do is ask a teacher to contact us and give us their name, school, position within the school and work contact number. We will then call them to arrange for a school page to be set up. Easy! Teacher's should also check out our schools resources at www.warchild.org.uk/schools