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Here is a list of the most frequently asked question to us at HomoRodeo.com. We hope this answer most of your question and if not... feel free to write us to help us to help others. 

 




FAQ: ANSWERS

 

Question: Which web browser should I use? Internet Explorer IE8 or FireFox?


Answer:
HomoRodeo.com recommends you use the FREE version of FireFox The site will function in IE8 but will have some minor issues with Internet Explorer 8 and especially 6. If you are using IE6 we recommend you upgrade to the current version of Internet Explorer or switch to our recommended web browser FireFox

If you are using any other browser than FireFox or IE, you may experience some unexpected issues. Please report any and ALL issues you discover to our tech support.

 

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Question: Why is the photo I uploaded not showing up?


Answer:
Believe it or not, there are some bad folks who are out on the internet and would upload some images that are NOT appropriate. It is for that reason alone that we MUST approve EVERY SINGLE image uploaded to HomoRodeo.com. This process can take a few moments or up to 24 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience but it's standard practice for profile sites.

 

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Question: Can I upload photos into my messages I send to other members?


Answer:
YES! In fact, if you are NOT a supporting "GOLD" member include your email addresses in your messages. The message may end up be removed automatically from the site and then the member will never know you replied. Instead we suggest you simply request the members to upload more images to their profile or into your messages.

Here is an example of how to upload your images DIRECTLY into your messages.

How do I upload an image in a message

 

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Question: How can I prove my photos are me - VALIDATE MY PROFILE?


Answer: We want HomoRodeo.com to be as REAL as possible. But like in real life, we try to defend ourselves from fakes and fraudulent profiles. One of the ways we've accomplished this is to ask our members to take the time to VALIDATE their photos. Those who have taken the time to do this process are REWARDED with a green check mark on their images:

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1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.

2. Click the "Photo" link in the Main navigation area

3. Click the "Validate my photos are ME!" sub-menu option.

4. If you have already been sent a Validation message but can't find it to do the upload, you'll need to upload a regular photo of yourself to the Validation area and then click "send" and then click the "Send Request Again" button to be resent a new Validation code. DO NOT DO THIS if your have already validated successfully or it will remove all your VALIDATIONS.

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5. If you have NOT been sent a Validation message you will click the "SEND" button.

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6. Check your validation email and follow the steps!

If you have any questions please feel free to CONTACT us.


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Question: What is the difference between SILVER Membership and GOLD Membership?


Answer: We want HomoRodeo.com to be as FREE as possible but we do have to pay for our dedicated server so we offer three Membership levels:

1. Free - This level provides you with the basic assess to our site's functionality - However there are some functions that you are not able to access and are limited using some services a specific amount of times.

2. Silver - This level provides you with almost all of the features on the site. There are no limits to any of the services. There are only a couple ways to acquire SILVER but they are EASY! If you have not claimed your one time only FREE UPGRADE TO SILVER you can do so, once you claim it the only other way is to ensure you have uploaded the minimum number of clear face pictures. After you receive your expiration of SILVER status email, simply upload another clear face pic!

3. Gold . - Unlimited access to ALL of our services, PLUS we hide all the advertisements so all you see is just the site!

Here's the link to see the membership levels graphically.


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Question: How do I change my profile email address?


Answer: We know you may occasional wish to change your profile email address so here are those simple instructions: :
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "Edit Profile" sub-link located just under the "MY PROFILE" area you just clicked.

4. Replace "Your Email" with the new email address you wish to use.
5. Replace "Confirm Email" with the same email address as you typed previously.
6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the SAVE button.
7. You will be prompted with a screen to "Resend verification email to this address" CLICK THE SEND!
8. Check your email in 2 minutes (it may be in your spam so mark it as NOT spam) and click the link inside the email you receive to activate your new email address for your profile.

All DONE!

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Question: How do I change my profile password?


Answer: To change your profile password:
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "Edit Profile" sub-link located just under the "MY PROFILE" tab you just clicked.
4. Click the link located just under the tabs towards the top "change password"
5. Type your OLD profile password, type your new profile password, retype your new password and click "Change" button.

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Question: How do I password protect (or make "Friends Only") a photo/picture on my profile??


Answer: This is a premium service we offer to our SILVER or GOLD membership.
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "My Photo" link - OR click on
your photo thumbnail face picture in upper left column. (This will take you to your photo gallery)
4. Select the photo/picture in your list of icons that you wish to make "Friends Only" or "password" protect.
5. To set the photo/picture to "Friends only" look just under the larger version of the photo icon you selected. There is an area that says "Publishing Status" and a drop down box.

Public
Friends only
Password protected

Public: Everyone on the internet can see this photo/picture.
Friends only: Only those who you've approved as friends (in your friends list) can see this photo/picture.
Password protected: You create a unique password that you will be able to share with those (and only those) whom you wish to view your photo/picture. Simply type a password (not your profile password) into the area supplied when you select "Password protected" in the drop down box and click the SAVE button.

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Question: How do I change the "about myself " section of my profile?


Answer: To change your text in the "about myself: of your profile, can be a bit confusing at this version of our profile but we'll guide you through it.
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "Edit Profile" sub-link located just under the "MY PROFILE" area you just clicked.
4. Click the link "My Description - Text" located towards the top just above the "Profile Info" area.
5. Type your information and then you MUST click "Save" button.

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Question: How do I change add components like "Friends" so they are visible on my profile?


Answer: One of the many reasons to upgrades (even FREE upgrades) is that you can customize your own profile area:
1. Click "My profile components" located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
2. Look for the "Add Component" button to the right above your details and click on that button.
3. Look for the component you wish to add (in this case click "Friends"icon) in the "Component list" and click SAVE button... play with it and figure out whatever works best for you.
ALL DONE!

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Question: How do I start a "Private Chat" with another member?


Answer: PRIVATE chat is something we are hammering out the bugs still... however is SHOULD work if you are a SILVER or GOLD member on both chat sides. Depending upon the browser you (not to mention the person you are attempting to chat with) are using it behaves differently.

To "start" a private chat with someone they must be ONLINE at the time you want to chat. There will be a link in a couple places to "start" the private chat.

"Who's online"
link located at the top of every page:
Each profile ONLINE you can see a link next to their photo and under their age that says "activity: online now" Just click that link "online now" and you'll get a popup window to start your private chat.

The other place to start private chats is located on any member's profile:
A link located just under the member's profile status and location where says "activity: online now" Just click that link "online now" and you'll get a popup window to start typing.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. A private chat can only be "started" when both members are online. (The operative word is "STARTED") However
2. If you log off before you receive the last messages they will be queued up for when you next log on...
3. You can click on the flashing "yellow envelope" on the left column and it should pop open a new window for you to type a reply.
4. If the person has logged off, invisible or not actively browsing the profiles you will see "user offline" across their thumbnail photo
5. Once you hit send it should send a "yellow envelope" message back to that member whether they are ONLINE or not.

IMPORTANT FINAL NOTE on PRIVAT CHAT: Sometimes the member will not reply to your private chat because their browser doesn't support it. (We recommend the latest version Firefox to access your profile HomoRodeo.com - it's FREE!)

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Question: How do I change my THUMBNAIL face picture in the profile area?


Answer: I know that there are times you'd like to UPDATE your thumbnail photo on your HomoRodeo.com profile so here are the instructions: (IMPORATANT NOTE: Your THUMBNAIL should always be a CLEAR face picture.)
1. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
2. Click on "My Photo" link or your thumbnail face picture. (This will take you to your photo gallery)
3. Decide which photo you wish to have as your THUMBNAIL face picture from list of photos currently uploaded to your profile by clicking on it.
4. Click on THAT photo you want to be your new thumbnail and scroll up to see the LARGE version of it of the photo you selected.
5. At the top of the large version of your photo there is a link [make thumbnail] that you will need to click on if you wish to make THAT photo your new THUMBNAIL face picture. (Once you click the link [make thumbnail] you will see your profile photo THUMBNAIL instantly change to that photo.

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Question: How do I change my default picture in the profile area? (The first large photo people see when opening your profile.)


Answer: Simply stated: The very first photo you have (or only photo you have) will be the one that is your "default" large photo that people will see when they first click on your profile:
1. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
2. Click on "My Photo" link or your thumbnail face picture. (This will take you to your photo gallery)
3. Select the first photo in your list of icons. Notice this is your default LARGE picture.
4. To CHANGE this photo, you will have to DELETE it so be sure you have a copy of it on your computer FIRST.
5. To delete the photo look to the very top of the enlarged photo and you will see a "delete" link. Click "delete" 6. Now, simply upload the photo you want to be your default LARGE picture into this empty photo area by clicking on the "browse" button.

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Question: How do I delete a picture from my profile?


Answer: Here are your instructions for deleting a photo on your HomoRodeo.com profile... HOWEVER, you must always have at least 1 (one) clear face picture on your profile at all times or the system will SUSPEND your profile!
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click on the photo you wish to delete.
4. The full size version of the photo will appear above... look above the full size photo and click the [delete] link.

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Question: How do I Delete my profile on HomoRodeo.com?


Answer: We totally understand there are times that folks wish to do so...
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "Edit profile" link
4. Scroll to the bottom click "Profile Unregister"
5. Click the "UNREGISTER" button.
We hope you will please, leave your comment why you want to terminate your profile.

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Question: How do I add a Photo to my profile on HomoRodeo.com?


Answer: Here are your instructions for adding a photo to your HomoRodeo.com profile...
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "My Photo" link.
4. Click on one of the “camera” thumbnails that are on the right..
5. Click the “Browse” button and browse to a current CLEAR (no sunglasses) face photograph of yourself on your computer.
6. Double click on the image you wish to use and it will bring it up to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
7. If this is the face picture you want to display as your DEFAUL face picture you can now click on the [make thumbnail] link.
8. Repeat for each of the “camera” thumbnails if you’d like to add more photos. (Limit 50) !

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Question: How do I create/modify my Headline?


Answer: Headlines are a great way to get share a headline about yourself! Make a statement, share some wisdom or just say HOWDY!
1. Log on to your HomoRodeo.com profile.
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click "Edit Profile" sub-link located just under the "MY PROFILE" area on the left you just clicked.
4. Enter your headline information in the area "Your headline"
5. Scroll to the bottom and click "SAVE" button.

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Question: How does "Tag" work?


Answer: Tags (Folsom) are keywords that are chosen by you and/or another member to describe you or your profile. Click the "Tags" link at the bottom if any page to see examples. The larger the KEYWORD tag the more often it is used and the greater number of hits/members associated with it.

"Tag" a member's profile with a key WORD - simply click on the member's profile and type in your WORD into the area "Members tag this profile as" and click the tag button. To remove a specific key WORD, click the "X" next to the KEY word you added.

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Question: How does the My Matches work?


Answer: When you click on "My Profile" you get to "EDIT PROFILE" on the left. Once you have successfully entered the "Edit Profile" area you will see three options under the "Edit My Profile" heading:

My Profile My Matches My Description

If you have NOT filled in anything under "My Matches" you will not get any matches. If you DO fill in something under the "My Matches" you will automatically be shown a list of matches based on the options you have selected when you filled out the "My Matches" section. You are able to change and modify this section at ANYTIME to fine tune what you are looking for in a mate/friend/companion/etc...

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Question: How do add MUSIC or VIDEO.. or How I get my YouTube video to work on "My Video" or "My Music"?


Answer: This is the advanced portion of your abilities on HomoRodeo.com and most people are not sure how to do this so if you can find the time to make this happen you'll be EXCEPTIONAL!

This requires TWO parts:
PART 1: First off you MUST obtain the OLD EMBDED CODE from YouTube or the website that has video sharing. 

1. Click the "Share" button under the video you wish to share on YouTube.
2. Click the "Embed" button under the link you are provided on YouTube.
3. UNcheck (optional) the "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" check box.
4. Check the "Use old embed code" check box.
5. After making your selection, copy and paste the embed code above into step . The code changes based on your selection.

PART 2: Now you are ready to paste into your HomoRodeo.com profile your embed code!

1. Click the "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail. This will toggle your area UP and Down for options.
2. Click on "My Music" or the ""My Video" link. (This will take you to your MUSIC or VIDEO area for your profile.)
3. On the right UNDER the "TIPS" you will see "UPLOAD MUSIC" or "SHARE VIDEO" and just to the right of that you will have a choice of "embed code" or "upload file".
4. Click "embed code"
5. Fill in your information as desired and PASTE your YouTube code you copied into the CODE area.  (Where it says "Embed code from your favorite music sharing site" or "Embed code from your favorite video sharing site!"
6. Click the "Embed" button and your DONE!

All VIDEO and MUSIC must be approved by our administrators prior to it being visible to other members.

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Question: How much does it cost to put me on your site?


Answer: Nothing... it's almost 100% FREE but you can do EVEN MORE if you UPGRADE! OH AND VERY IMPORTANT, you can claim a 14 day SILVER membership (after you join click on the "UPGRADE!" tab) it will give you more abilities. ;-) ENJOY!

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Question: Do I need to pay to attend the HomoRodeo.com party?


Answer: Absolutely not! It's 100% FREE!

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Question: Will you have a HomoRodeo.com party at our rodeo?


Answer: We try to host a party at every rodeo. However, since this site is 100% voluntary and no one gets paid to organize these functions, it's expensive to go to ALL the rodeos and host the HomoRodeo.com parties. So, If I'm headed to a rodeo (in other words I'm "LISTED" then there is a good chance that there WILL be a HomoRodeo.com party.

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Question: What happens at the HomoRodeo.com party... I mean.. what is a HomoRodeo.com party?


Answer: A HomoRodeo.com party is basically a mixer for folks who are going to the rodeo to meet others who are in town for the rodeo. ALL HomoRodeo.com parties are held on Friday night of rodeo weekends in the city that is hosting the rodeo. For instance, in 2007 we had our HomoRodeo.com party at a bar called The Wrangler in Denver. The Wrangler donated free food and beer to all those who wore their HomoRodeo.com T-shirt or name tag. The name tags are generated from the folks who "LISTED" for the 2007 Denver Rodeo. (Click here to see the "LISTED" folks.)

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Question: What do I need to get on "THE LIST" for the rodeo(s?)

Answer: You can now add yourself to any rodeo in the current season. Simply follow these few steps:

1. Simply LOG ON to your profile
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click the "Edit Profile" link
4. Scroll to the bottom of your profile and place a click next to the rodeos your plan to attend this rodeo season.
5. BE SURE TO the "SAVE" button at the bottom.

ALL DONE! You can do this anytime or change it at any time.

IMPORTANT. YOU will not SEE YOURSELF (though other people will) in the list of attendees if you are currently logged into your profile. Make sure you've clicked the "LOG OFF" link.

 

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Question: How do I "List" for the rodeo(s?)


Answer: You can now add yourself to any rodeo in the current season. Simply follow these few steps:

1. Simply LOG ON to your profile
2. Click "My Profile" section located on the left side after you log on.. just under your photo thumbnail.
3. Click the "Edit Profile" link
4. Scroll to the bottom of your profile and place a click next to the rodeos your plan to attend this rodeo season.
5. BE SURE TO the "SAVE" button at the bottom.

ALL DONE! You can do this anytime or change it at any time.

IMPORTANT. YOU will not SEE YOURSELF (though other people will) in the list of attendees if you are currently logged into your profile. Make sure you've clicked the "LOG OFF" link.

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Question: How do I submit a picture to "list" for the rodeo(s?)


Answer: Simply edit your profile and select the rodeos you plan to attend... then you can view your profile to ensure you are on THE LIST.

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Question: Where are the pictures from the rodeos?


Answer: All rodeo pictures are kept under our "Galleries" link located at the top of every page.

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Question: Hey, I have pictures from a rodeo that I'd like for you to post... how do I get them to you?


Answer: You may send any of your pictures from previous rodeos to Harley at HomoRodeo.com or simply click the CONTACT link at the top/bottom of any page and select the "I have Pics to send you Harley!" option.

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Question: Hey, I have an idea! How do I share my thoughts on improving HomoRodeo.com?


Answer: We love your feedback! If you have an idea or suggestion to improve our site. Simply click on CONTACT at the top/bottom of any page and fill in the information and select "Comments and Suggestions" from the drop down form. Know that we do this as a voluntary basis and would LOVE to implement ALL your great ideas, but only have so much time after work and before bed to work on them... so be patient with us.

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