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doc/Account-Basics.md

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*Email Address*
Please provide a valid email address. Your email address is **never** published. We need this to send you account information and your login details. You may also occasionally receive notifications of incoming messages or items requiring your attention, but you have the ability to completely disable these once from your Settings page once you have logged in.
Please provide a valid email address. Your email address is **never** published. We need this to send you account information and your login details. You may also occasionally receive notifications of incoming messages or items requiring your attention, but you have the ability to completely disable these from your Settings page once you have logged in.
*Nickname*

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doc/Connectors.md

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You may connect by providing your Identity Address on the 'Connect' page of any Friendika member. You may also put their Identity Address into the Connect box on your [Contacts](contacts) page.
**Diaspora**
Add the Diaspora 'handle' to the 'Connect/Follow' text box on your [Contacts](contacts) page.
**Identi.ca/StatusNet/GNU-Social**
These are described as the "federated social web" or OStatus contacts.
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To follow a Twitter member, put the URL of the Twitter member's main page into the Connect box on your [Contacts](contacts) page. To reply, you must have the Twitter connector installed, and reply using your own status editor. Begin the message with @twitterperson replacing with the Twitter username.
**Diaspora**
To follow a Diaspora member, put either the URL or the pod address (Identity Address) of the Diaspora member into the Connect box on your [Contacts](contacts) page. It is not currently possible to reply to Diaspora members. This will be provided in a future release (once the Diaspora communication protocols stabilise and are published).
**Email**
Configure the email connector from your [Settings](settings) page. Once this has been done, you may enter an email addres to connect with using the Connect box on your [Contacts](contacts) page. They must be the sender of a message which is currently in your INBOX for the connect to succeed. You may include email contacts in private conversations.

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doc/Making-Friends.md

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If you have supplied your mailbox connection information on your Settings page, you can enter the email address of anybody that has sent you a message recently and have their email messages show up in your social stream. You can also reply to them from within Friendika.
People can also become friends with you from other networks. If a friend of yours has an identi.ca account, they can become friends with you by putting your Friendika Identity Address into their identi.ca subscription dialog box.
People can also become friends with you from other networks. If a friend of yours has an identi.ca account, they can become friends with you by putting your Friendika Identity Address into their identi.ca subscription dialog box. A similar mechanism is available for Diaspora members, by putting your iendtity address into their search bar.
If this happens you will receive a notification. You will need to approve this before the friendship is complete.
Note: Some versions of StatusNet software may require the full URL to your profile and may not work with the identity address.
Some networks allow people to send you messages without being friends and without your approval. Friendika does not allow this by default, as it would open a gateway for spam. So when you've approved a friend request from one of these networks, look at your contact page for that person (this will be displayed as soon as you approve the relationship). They might be marked as an "Ignored" contact.
When somebody requests friendship you will receive a notification. You will need to approve this before the friendship is complete.
This means they can see some of your posts (your public posts), but they aren't permitted to send you anything. You can "Un-ignore" them if you desire to allow them to contact you directly and to have their status updates appear in your Network feed.
Some networks allow people to send you messages without being friends and without your approval. Friendika does not allow this by default, as it would open a gateway for spam.
When you receive a friendship notification from another Friendika member, you will have the option of allowing them as a "fan" or as a "friend". If they are a fan, they can see what you have to say, including private communications that you send to them, but not vice versa. As a friend, you can both communicate with each other.
When you receive a friendship notification from another Friendika member, you will have the option of allowing them as a "fan" or as a "friend". If they are a fan, they can see what you have to say, including private communications that you send to them, but not vice versa. As a friend, you can both communicate with each other.
Diaspora uses a different terminology, and you are given the option of allowing them to "share with you", or being full friends.
Once you have become friends, if you find the person constantly sends you spam or worthless information, you can "Ignore" them - without breaking off the friendship or even alerting them to the fact that you aren't interested in anything they are saying. In many ways they are like a "fan" - but they don't know this. They think they are a friend.
You can also "block" a person. This completely blocks communications with that person. They may still be able to see your public posts, as can anybody in the world, but they cannot communicate with you directly in any way. They will know or be able to discover that they have been blocked but there's nothing they can do about it.
You can also "block" a person. This completely blocks communications with that person. They may still be able to see your public posts, as can anybody in the world, but they cannot communicate with you directly.
You can also delete a friend no matter what the friendship status - which complete removes everything relating to that person from your website.

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doc/Profiles.md

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On the site Directory page, you may search for people with published profiles who are on this site. The search is typically for your nickname or part of your full name. However this search will also match against other profile fields - such as gender, location, "about", work, and education. You may also include "Keywords" in your default profile - which may be used to search for common interests with other members. You have two sets of keywords available - public and private. Private keywords are *not* visible to anybody. You could use these keywords to locate people who share membership in secret societies, or that share a love of fishing (for example) - without making this information visible on your public profile. Public keywords are used in the friend suggestion tool and although they aren't readily visible, they may be seen by viewing the HTML of your profile page.
Directory searches are also able to use "boolean" logic so that you can search for "+lesbian +Florida" and find those who's sexual preference (or keywords) contain the world "lesbian" and that live in Florida. See the section on "Topical Tags" on the [[Tags-and-Mentions]] page for more information on performing boolean searches.
Directory searches are also able to use "boolean" logic so that you can search for "+lesbian +Florida" and find those who's sexual preference (or keywords) contain the world "lesbian" and that live in Florida. See the section on "Topical Tags" on the [Tags-and-Mentions](help/Tags-and-Mentions) page for more information on performing boolean searches.
On your Contacts page is a link to "Find People with Shared Interests" (unless your site administrator has disabled the global directory). This will combine both your public and private keywords, and find people in the global directory who have matching and/or similar keywords. (Your private keywords are not identified or stored on the global directory). The more keywords you provide, the more relevant the search results that are returned. These are sorted by relevance. You may discover that you are the first person on the list - because you are very likely the most relevant match for your keywords in the directory.

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