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How can I set up my profile (pictures, interests, guestbook etc.)?

Every person has his/her own profile, whereas only registered users can individually design their profile or change it.
The first pre-requisite is to register yourself. If you are not yet registered, you can do it here if you want.

Some of the profile settings/functions are only available for VIPs. If you can't find one or the other setting/function on the website indicated, but if you want to use it nonetheless, you can think about becoming a VIP :-)

About pictures: Detailed information on this topic can be found here.

The item "Blog" will only be displayed in your profile if you have a profile and have it displayed to you under certain conditions.

The item "Photos" will only be displayed in your profile if you have marked yourself on photos in the event area, e.g. during a chatter meeting. Only marked photos will be displayed. Photos in the event area which depict yourself but on which you have not marked yourself, will not be displayed under "Photos" in your profile.

The item "Friends" will only be displayed in your profile if you have marked the friendship with another person in your friends' list as public. Only the people included in your public friends' list will be displayed under "Friends".

If you are a registered person, there are various possibilities to get to your profile:

If you are not yet logged in, you can view your profile by simply entering its link in your browser:
http://Spinchat.com/hp/your-nickname
In this case, you cannot change your profile.

After having logged in successfully, the homepage will be displayed.
Either click on your personal profile photo if you have already uploaded one, or on your nickname on the top left corner of the screen, or on your nickname on the top right corner of the screen where it says "logged in as".

To change your profile, you can either click on "Edit profile" on the top of your profile screen, or you can got to the homepage and then to "-> Edit profile" under "Commands".

Profile
Under "Profile" you can enter personal data such as your first name, your birthday or details on your look as well as a text with the usual design options, which will then be displayed above the first page of your profile.
Once you have filled in all the fields you like, click on "Save changes" on the bottom of the page. The fields you don't want to fill in can be left empty, or you just leave the default "not applicable". With respect to your birthday, you can furthermore decide who will be able to see it and who will not.

Please note that all data you release here or elsewhere in your profile can be read by any other person! Thus, please think twice what you publish and for whom. Only include in your profile what you would tell a complete stranger you meet on the street. This particularly applies if you are underage: Never publish details which are too personal, such as your entire real name, your school's name or grade, your telephone/mobile number or even your full address without having talked about it with your parents first.
More important information on this can be found here: "Important information on the protection of minors" and "General information on security". Please read this through thoroughly.

Living
Here you can indicate how you live, if you have children or pets and where you live.
Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Goals
Here you can enter the aims you have in life. Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Interests
Under "Interests" you can enter the things you are interested in or you like. As such, other users with the same interests will be able to find you more easily.
An interest should be described, if possible, with one single or just a few words, and you should be able to complete a sentence beginning with "I like..."/"I am interested in..." with your interest. So if you like reading books, for example, you would enter "books" and not "book". If you don't like something at all, you enter it with the word "not" before it, e.g. "not books".
The order of your entries does not matter, by the way. The system will sort them automatically in alphabetical order.
In addition, you can also enter various favorite "things": brands, movies, games and, and, and...
Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Contact
Here you can release or enter your contact details for publication, e.g. your e-mail address, details of instant-messenger-services, online games and various other services.
Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Please be careful with what data you release for whom.

Additional pages
Here you have the opportunity to enter what you like, always provided that you don't violate the Terms of Use.
In order to create your profile's first page, enter a name in the appropriate field, and click on "Add page". The message "Page page name was created" will appear. The name is linked. If you click on it, the form for entering content will be displayed. Once a page has been created, it will be displayed in the box on the left below "Additional webpages". That's also where you have to click if you want to edit them.
How much more you can write onto one page is indicated by the display "x% filled in" below the input field. Once you have finished the page, click on "Save changes"..
The list's pages are sorted alphabetically by means of the page names.
To edit a certain page, click on its name and you can get started.
To re-name a page, click on its name in the list and then on "-> Re-name page" above the input field.
To delete a page, click on its name in the list and then on "-> Delete page" above the input field.

By the way, you can also work with links, headlines, colors, etc. on your additional pages. Tips and tricks on how to do that can be found in "Text formatting" on the right hand side below the input field.

To insert a picture into a page, just click on the "picture"-symbol above the input field. A window with your gallery's pictures will open. Click on the desired picture and, if necessary, on the alignment preferred, and the respective text will be inserted automatically into the input field.

To insert smileys or decoration into a page, just click on "+ Smiley" or "+ Decoration" below the input field. A window with the smileys or decorations available will be opened. Click on the smiley or decoration preferred and the respective text will be inserted automatically into the input field.

Once you have clicked on "Save changes", you will be able to see the changes in your profile.
Speaking of which: You can also decide who will be able to see your additional pages and who will not.

Guestbook
Here you can set the settings for your guestbook.
If you want, you can choose whether your guestbook should be displayed in you profile at all.
If yes, you can choose who will be able to write in your guestbook. The following entry options are available: "All", "Friends" and "Nobody".
Via the input field you can write an introduction text for your guestbook with the usual design options.
Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Gifts
Here you can choose, if you want, to publicly display the gifts you have received so far in your profile. If you opt for "No", only you will be able see the gifts in your profile once you have logged in.
Via the input field you can add a text for your overview of gifts with the usual design options.
Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save changes".

Settings - Design
Here you can choose one of our designs for your profile/your Spinchat.com-homepage if you think the default design is too boring.
Furthermore, you can decide here if you want your profile to be traceable by search engines like Google, Yahoo!, etc.