Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions and some tips to help get you started at Our Salon. Please be sure to also take time to read our Terms Of Service and our Copyright Policy.


 


General Questions


Q: What is Our Salon?


Q: Who can be a member of  Our Salon?


Q: Who owns the content on Our Salon?


Q: Who created, monitors, and runs Our Salon?


 


Questions on Privacy


Q: Who can see my personal page on Our Salon?


Q: How do I change my privacy settings?


 


Questions on Features


Q: How do I control email notifications from Our Salon?


Q: How do I customize my page on Our Salon?


Q: How do I change the layout of My Page?


Q: If I have a technical problem on Our Salon, where can I find help?


 


 


Q: What is Our Salon?


Our Salon is a social hub for writers, readers, bloggers, artists, photographers and other creative individuals to write, read, collaborate, share, interact and play.


As a member of Our Salon, you get a personal profile page where you can share information about yourself and make friends with other members. You can have your books or other publications added for sale in our Book Store, post blogs, comment on other member's blogs, contribute to discussions, add photos and videos, post news, interviews and feature articles. You can chat with other members on our site using our chat feature.


 


Q: Who can be a member of Our Salon?


A: We welcome all individuals who enjoy reading, writing, blogging, photography, art and other creative outlets. We encourage you to participate at whatever level you are comfortable.


 


Q: Who owns the content on Our Salon?


A: Original content posted by you belongs to you. When using text that is not copyrighted to you, please make sure you comply with the law and use only an excerpted portion of the text, while providing a hyperlink for the source material. If you are unsure, please review our policy on Copyright.


 


Q: Who created, monitors, and runs Our Salon?


A: Our Salon was created by Lorianne with (much) help from a small group of core members. The site is monitored and run by a select number of members from this core group. If you are interested in assisting in the running of the site, please feel free to contact us via the ADMIN page using either private message or by posting to the wall there.


 


Q: Who can see my personal page on Our Salon?


A: Our Salon is a public network. This means that unless you change your privacy settings, all members and non-members can see your profile, read your posts, and view your videos and pictures. This makes Our Salon an excellent place for both writers and readers to have their online home – others can view your activity and you can direct them to your site. However if you wish to make your profile or specific content visible only to friends, you can easily change your privacy settings. While non-members can view your content, they cannot make comments to your page, that is reserved for members only.


 


Q: How do I change my privacy settings?


A: Go to the Privacy section under Settings on your page.  Set the privacy levels you desire, then click Save.


 

 Q: How do I control email notifications from Our Salon?


A: You have total control over what types of notifications you’d like to receive from Our Salon. To modify which types of emails you receive, go to Settings on your page in the upper right corner.  Click Email.


You can then control which types of messages you receive, which types of member activity you’re notified about, and which types of content you wish to follow. If you don’t want to receive any emails from Our Salon, that’s fine also; just click the box next to  I don't want to receive emails from Our Salon and then hit the Save button.


 


Q: How do I customize my page at Our Salon?


A: We encourage you to show your creativity and individuality on your page. You can modify the appearance, layout and features of your page. In Settings on your page, look for the left sidebar and click on My Page. Look for Appearance.  Once you are on the Appearance page, you can choose a theme and customize the design by tweaking the different colors and fonts.


 


Q: How do I change the layout of My Page?
A: You can personalize the look of your page and how activity is presented by simply using drag & drop.

Many of the sections (profile information, latest activity, bio, blogs, comments etc) of your page are simply modules that you can arrange to suit your needs.

To do this, simply hover your mouse in the title area of the section you wish to move. When your mouse pointer turns to a cross as seen below (highlighted here for clarity, yours wont be highlighted) you can left click on the module and drag it where you would like it to be.  (hold down the mouse button while dragging).
 Simply release the mouse button to drop.

This will allow you to put your blogs on the top of your page if that is what you would like to present to your readers without having them scroll down, or whatever arrangement works best for you.

Not all sections can be moved, some are static, but the center section is highly customizable.

You cant really break anything, so have fun!


  


Q: If I have a technical problem on Our Salon, where can I find help?


A: Please direct your technical questions to Admin using the link in the links bar at the top of every page.

 

 

 

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