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April Sparkles
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thread 10/73
Along the bottom of your screen is a ribbon. It contains 5 icons. From left to right they are:

1. Main menu - 3 horizontal bars
2. Timeline - A clock sitting on a line
3. Explore - A compass
4. Notifications - A bell
5. Direct messages - 3 lines within a speech bubble
11:47 PM - Jul 25, 2023
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Main Menu

Timeline: This section shows spouts, echos and quote spouts by the people you follow.

There is a spout dialogue box for you to post from at the top.

It has its own ribbon for adding photos, gifs, videos, emojis, polls, and for adding thread collaborators.
12:51 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Main Menu cont’d

Directly under the spout box are two toggles you can use to hide echos or Splashbacks.

The little paper clip at the top left will allow you to keep the post box in your window or to allow it to disappear as you scroll.
12:52 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Profile:
Your profile, along with the number of spouts you’ve posted, number of people you follow, number of people who follow you.

It includes a timeline of your spouts, replies, media posted, and posts you’ve liked.
12:54 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

If you want to edit your profile, hit the red gear on the top left.

Those three dots next to it will take you to a menu with the following options:

Show Following
Show Followers
Edit Profile
Copy Link to Profile
12:55 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Notifications

When you check your notifications, there are 4 tabs at the top of the page. You should check them all regularly.

If you see a red notification alert, but nothing is showing up, it’s probably sitting under one of the following tabs.
12:58 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

1. Notifications: General notifications like replies and echos.
2. Mentions: If someone tags (@‘s) you it will be here.
3. Quotes: When someone quotes one of your existing posts.
4. Verified: Includes any interaction by a blue check verified account on a spout you’ve posted.
01:00 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Making Waves

Current most popular splashtags. It often includes #news & #SpoutingClassics

Note: if you are creating a new splashtag please use camel case (uppercase for first letter of each word).

Like this: #TeamPraisin’Raisins

**Splashtag is a term we use for hashtag
01:06 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Explore:

Explore contains a search bar with 4 different searchable tabs.

1. Spouts
2. Hashtags #
3. People
4. Verified
01:08 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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If you’re searching for a specific account, make sure you hit the people tab prior to beginning your search.

Explore also contains a timeline of all the spouts currently happening on the platform.

This is a great place to find new people to follow.
01:09 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Suggested Follows:

Just what it says. A list of accounts for you to consider following.
01:09 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Main Menu cont’d

Messages

This is where you can locate any direct messages between you and another account.

A note: most people prefer not to receive DM’s from people they don’t interact with regularly.

It’s considered impolite to DM someone you don’t know well without prior consent.
01:10 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Main Menu cont’d

Bookmarks

This is where you can locate all of the spouts you have saved.

We hope this thread is one you’ll want to bookmark and refer back to regularly.
01:11 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Main Menu cont’d

There are 4 sections listed under More:

1. Display settings - light or dark mode, ability to turn off automatic play for gifs.
2. Account settings - everything for your specific account
3. Help - Articles and forms to submit a ticket for a bug.
4. Logout
01:14 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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thread 24/73
It is very important to include alt text on all of your images and memes.¹

1. I spouted some tips back in May, and the link to that spout is attached here.
09:54 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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thread 25/73
In 2021, adhd_bri tweeted a very good explanation of how to write alt text.¹

1. See the attached link for a really fun and interesting way to explain how to write alt text.
09:56 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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It's also really helpful to include a description of GIFs.¹

1. For example, I would put this for the GIF attached here: [GIF ID: A drawing of a bee and a flower by Susanne Lamb. The text is Please bee nice.]
09:57 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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Writing alt text for memes and text-heavy images is also really important.¹

1. To save typing all of the text, you can use something like Google's image search or a similar tool; select all of the text and copy and then paste that into the alt text box, editing as needed.
10:03 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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The limit for alt text is 1,000 characters.¹

1. At the time of writing this, alt text can't be edited once the spout is spouted.

[Thank you to @ConnieAz for posing the question so this could be added to the collabthread®️.]
06:21 PM - Aug 02, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Direct Messages:

To initiate your first dm with another account, begin at their profile page. A dm icon is located directly to the right of their profile picture.

Here it’s circled in red on Myles’s profile.
08:59 AM - Aug 15, 2023
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DM’s continued:

Once you have a direct message history with another account, those conversations can be accessed in two places:

1) On the ribbon on the bottom of your page.

2) On the main menu located at the left.

I’ll pop some examples in pictures here.
09:03 AM - Aug 15, 2023 (Edited)
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April Sparkles
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DM’s continued:
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DM’s continued:

There are two direct message settings available.

1) Receive messages from anyone.

2) Receive messages only from accounts you follow.

Mine is set to only people I follow. If I don’t follow you and you attempt to message me, there will be a notification.
09:10 AM - Aug 15, 2023 (Edited)
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DM’s continued:

If you feel you need to have direct communication with someone, and you’re not a close friend, please ask if the person you want to message is comfortable communicating that way in a spout.

Like this:

@April_Sparkles would it be okay if I send you a direct message?
09:15 AM - Aug 15, 2023
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Susan Simon
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In response to Myles Higgins.
I checked back in with this bookmarked thread to find instructions re finding and joining pods now that they are starting up. Couldn't find info in either Spoutible's help section or here. Help? If I hear about an open discussion going on, how do I find to listen or join?
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Shania Rose
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Willing to learn but more of an exploratory approach here.
05:05 PM - Jan 27, 2024
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The Harlander ✅
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Is there anyway to format a set of links on one post ? Imaging I want to make a list of links, as an index to content. I want collected in one spout.
11:23 AM - Jan 19, 2024
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Godwin Lexis
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In response to Myles Higgins.
As a recent arrival in this platform, my in a new country,journey has been filled with hardship and struggle. Fleeing persecution life has not been easy for me. In this challenging time, I find myself in desperate need of support, kindness, and assistance from compassionate individuals like you.
09:59 AM - Jan 12, 2024
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Mimiez
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Hi Myles! Just wondering what you make of these dublicate notifications I get using iPhone 13 Pro. Also using a MacBook Air too with apps on both devices.
05:48 PM - Oct 24, 2023 (Edited)
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YoursINegritude YoursINegritude
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In response to Myles Higgins.
My buddy @April_Sparkles is of course involved in being helpful. Don’t forget to give me a heads up when you travel near me for football shenanigans. You had mentioned previously on “that other site” 😜 I would love to have dinner with you and whomever you are traveling with.
08:19 PM - Sep 20, 2023
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Janet Gillespie
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Cool thanks
02:19 AM - Sep 01, 2023
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Lynn Daniello
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Great thread, now I will actually QS instead of reply
11:38 AM - Aug 18, 2023 (Edited)
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Shirley Steel
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Thankyou.
01:22 AM - Aug 04, 2023
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Carmen Willis
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In response to Myles Higgins.
TY
11:24 PM - Jul 31, 2023
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Mary Morgan
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In response to Myles Higgins.
I've read this before, but learned another new trick near the end of the thread. Thanks for the updates!
02:47 PM - Jul 30, 2023
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Klobby L
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Thanks for getting it going again, Myles! I've missed it and I know you've been super busy *mwah*
10:06 AM - Jul 26, 2023
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Patricia E
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Thank you for this. I created my profile in the 2nd wave but didn’t know how to use the site. Just came back for good this week and have deactivated the site formerly known as Twitter. These steps are a real help.
08:23 PM - Jul 25, 2023
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Ves Lee
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01:55 PM - Jul 25, 2023
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Klobby L
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In response to Myles Higgins.
It's there any way to recreate this? It was so good, and needed with the influx coming
12:32 AM - Jul 19, 2023
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Lizard Lady
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In response to Myles Higgins.
What is Making waves all about? Is this where popular threads reside?
01:19 AM - Jul 09, 2023
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Larry Berebitsky
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Just came back to this thread and there are only 3 entries. It now shows 1 of 3, where before there were over 40 entries. Did I screw up? What happened to the rest of the thread?
09:01 PM - Jul 04, 2023
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April Sparkles
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In response to Larry Berebitsky.
It all got lost in the turmoil this past week. We’re hoping it will be found. There is a ticket submitted to the help desk for it.

Can I help with anything?

Love,
April 💛
09:10 PM - Jul 06, 2023
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P Joly
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Hey, not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere... Does this app have a way to get push notifications of spouts from people you follow?
10:39 PM - Jul 03, 2023
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Bryan Creed
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Miles - is there any way to search for folks in specific foreign countries? I moved back to US after decades abroad and want to connect and expand spoutible out - when we started in Feb, I used to scroll down looking for flags on profiles - Is there now a user-friendly way to do this ? Thanks
04:10 PM - Jul 02, 2023
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Veronica
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In response to Bryan Creed.
I’m not Miles, but you can go to Explore (the compass icon), and in the search bar. type in country names, or anything else you’re interested in.
03:06 AM - Jul 10, 2023
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Deb
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In response to Myles Higgins.
I was here on day one without a clue as to what I was doing or should do, I've learned quite a bit since then but this thread is fantastic! Thank you!
02:56 PM - Jul 02, 2023
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MaggieMae
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Excellent 🧵
Thank you for sharing!
Aaron - @beec4240
April - @April_Sparkles
Laura - @Canyonsfan
Myles - @Myles_Away
🧵🩵🐳
07:01 PM - Jul 01, 2023
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April Sparkles
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In response to MaggieMae.
Thank you Maggie! 💛
07:26 PM - Jul 01, 2023
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Laura Lawrie
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In response to MaggieMae.
Thank you!¹

1. I'm really glad you found this helpful!
12:27 AM - Jul 02, 2023
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Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Great thread! Thanks to all who contributed.
09:29 AM - Jun 26, 2023
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NorthCoast TerryMerryJoan
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In response to Myles Higgins.
🙏🏼 🙏🏼🐳🧵Champions!!! Wondering if anyone has tackled Making Waves and the use of hashtags to enhance pout engagement & build community? Tanks!
04:17 PM - Jun 23, 2023
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Tim Graf
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In response to Myles Higgins.
I will unfortunately not be able to read any of it, since @beec4240 still has me blocked for (admittedly) being an ass in a reply to him. I apologized publicly, but he has chosen to keep me blocked, which is his prerogative. *sigh* Reminder to self: never spout while in a bad mood.
07:28 PM - Jun 22, 2023
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Edward Ess
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In response to Myles Higgins.
That's awesome.

But is there any way to get that in one document that I could read at my leisure or even (I know, I'm old fashioned) print up for further, leisurely reference?
Thanks
09:26 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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Professor Kyle
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In response to Myles Higgins.
I wanna know what the secret code was. If I read the thread carefully can could I figure it out?
12:07 AM - Jun 19, 2023
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f r e d k i p t e r
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In response to Myles Higgins.
thorough. wonderful.
stuff for all 🐳🐳🐳 ages,
first-wave on up

thank you all
and shows off collabthreading

Aaron - @beec4240
April - @April_Sparkles
Laura - @canyonsfan
Myles - @Myles_Away
11:28 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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April Sparkles
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In response to f r e d k i p t e r.
Thank you for your kind words. Happy you enjoyed it.
Love,
April 💛
11:51 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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Gabe McGrath
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Myles & Co, this is great!

My only feedback is that you have provided instructions re how to do *collab* threads, but not 'threads in general'. That would help a lot.

(Also, screenshots - but maybe that's something for your Collabathread 2.0) :)
08:50 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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Rosetta
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In response to Myles Higgins.
This thread is great! I only have one question. How do you start a thread? Every time I reach 300 characters it just stops.
08:35 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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Gabe McGrath
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In response to Rosetta.
To create a thread:

1. Write a post
2. Wait till it appears (as in, it shows up on the screen in its finished state)
3. Now *click on your post* (so it appears by itself)
4. Under the post will be a blue box that says "Add threaded Spout". Click on that.
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Connie
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In response to Myles Higgins.
Thank you, this is very helpful! I bookmarked it instantly! 😊
07:26 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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April Sparkles
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In response to Connie.
I love a good bookmark 💛
07:38 PM - Jun 18, 2023
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