THE FUN SOCIAL NETWORK

Play Your Newsfeed Like a Game!

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How This Works

Chat Cards is the fun social network where you can post anonymously or as yourself. Each post you make is called a “Chat Card”. You can view and share pictures, posts and videos with your friends and with other users. Every picture that is posted onto Chat Cards can be played like a puzzle. Have fun putting the picture pieces together and winning points. The more points you win, the higher your level ranking will go. You can also add comments and vote on any post and then see the results of how others voted.

 

REGISTRATION:

To get the most fun out of Chat Chats, you should open your free account today. If you do not create an account, you can still use Chat Cards, but many of the features will not be available to you. For example: If you are not registered, you will still be able to view our newsfeed and play picture puzzles, but you will not be able to post, share or vote (and any points you win will not be retained).

So in order to enjoy Chat Cards to the fullest and to be able to use all the features, it is best to register by creating your free account now. You can edit your account information or change your profile picture or password at anytime by tapping the ‘More’ button (3 lines) located at the bottom of the newsfeed page and then selecting the ‘My Account’ tab. You can log out at anytime and if you forget your password and can’t log in, just tap the ‘Forgot Password’ button on the Login or Registration pages and a new password will be emailed to you.

 

POSTING:

You can post pictures, videos or text onto Chat Cards. Your public posts will appear on your wall and newsfeeds. You can delete your posts at any time, but you cannot edit the content of a post once it has been posted (as this could disrupt the voting results for that post and cause the results to be misinterpreted), however, you can edit any comments you make on a post.

You can submit a post as ‘Standard’ (which means your post remains displayed until you decide to delete it), or you can post it as ‘Disappearing’ (which means your post will automatically delete itself and disappear in 24 hours). When you create your post, you can also select any people you’d like to ‘tag’ from the list of people you’re following (see the section on ‘Tagging’ for detailed information).

You can broadcast your posts 3 different ways by choosing one of the following:

1) PUBLICLY: Your post can be seen by everyone (displays on your wall and newsfeeds).

2) PRIVATELY: Only the people you select will be able to view the post on your wall and newsfeeds (you select from a list of people you’re following). The people you select will receive a notification that they received a private post from you.

3) ANONYMOUSLY: Your name is hidden on the post – the post does not appear on your wall, it will only appear on newsfeeds as ‘Anonymous’.

When you post something onto Chat Cards, your post will appear on specific newsfeeds depending on whether your post is ‘Public’, ‘Private’ or ‘Anonymous’.

If your post contains a picture, you can type a caption for your picture. You can either type the caption ‘On the Pic’ (so that the words appear on the picture like a ‘meme’), or you can type the caption ‘Below the Pic’ (and the words will appear below the picture). When creating a post with a picture, you can also use our ‘colored pencil’ tool to doodle and draw on the picture. If you create a post with a video, you can type a caption below the video, but you cannot type a caption on the video.

When you create a post, you will also see a list of voting buttons that you can select from. Choose the buttons that best apply to your post. People can then vote on your post and you can see the results (see the next section regarding ‘Voting’):

 

VOTING:

When you create a post, you can select a pair of voting buttons that will appear on your post. You can choose from a list of different voting buttons (here are a few examples):

LIKE / SUPERLIKE
LIKE / DISLIKE
YES / NO
TRUE / FALSE
AGREE / DISAGREE
GOOD / BAD

There are many more voting buttons available. You can choose a pair of voting buttons that best apply to the post you created. People can then vote and give you input by choosing one of the buttons. You will see the voting results and percentages for each button along with a list of names showing which button each person selected.

You can create all kinds of posts, you can even post anonymously to ask interesting questions or you can make strong statements on important issues to see how other people are thinking. To add to the fun, each time you vote on a post, you receive a fun little bonus game to play (see the next section regarding ‘Bonus Games’):

 

BONUS GAMES:

Each time you vote on a post, you’ll receive a special little bonus game that is lots of fun. You will see two playing cards: one playing card will be showing and the other will be face-down. Simply guess if the face-down card will be higher or lower than the card shown. You do not have to play the bonus game if you do not want to. If you play the bonus game, you will be playing against the person who posted the post. If the post was shared, then you will be playing against the person who shared the post.

You will be playing for points against the person who posted or shared the post (all points you win will go into your ‘Point Bank’). The amount of points you’ll play for will depend on the value of the card that is showing. If you win, you will be awarded points from Chat Cards and they will be added to your bank (the person who posted or shared the post does not lose points from their bank when you win the game). However, if you lose, then you will lose those points from your point bank and the points will be awarded to the person who posted or shared the post. So each time someone votes on one of your posts and they play the bonus game and lose, you’ll get points added to your bank!

 

PLAYING PUZZLES:

All pictures posted on Chat Cards can be played like a puzzle. Pictures will be sliced up into pieces and mixed up so you can slide the pieces around and put them into the right spots. To play a picture puzzle, simply tap the little ‘puzzle’ icon button above any picture. You will then be able to select between 4 game levels: Easy / Medium / Hard / Insane. The harder the game level, the more pieces the puzzle will have and the more points you can win.

There is a fixed number of points you can win on each puzzle you play (the harder the game level, the more points you can win – any points you win are added to your ‘Point Bank’). However, each time you make a wrong move, the amount of points you can win is reduced. If you make lots of wrong moves, the points you can win will eventually go down to zero, but you will still be able to keep playing to put the puzzle together. You will never lose points from your point bank when playing picture puzzles, you will only be able to win points (or get zero points if you’ve made too many wrong moves).

If you need some help to put the puzzle together, you can always tap the ‘Hint’ button which will put one of the puzzle pieces into the right spot for you (each time you use the ‘Hint’ button, it will reduce the points you can win by 10 points). You can also exit a puzzle at any time by tapping the ‘X’ (close) button.

Each picture puzzle can be played multiple times and the person with the highest combined point score will win a trophy and become the new ‘Puzzle Leader’ for that picture (see the next section regarding ‘Puzzle Leader’):

 

PUZZLE LEADER & LEADER BOARD:

Each time you complete a puzzle, you’ll see a score card which shows the amount of points you won on that game. You can play the same picture puzzle multiple times and all the points you win are combined together to form a single grand total score. If your grand total is the highest point score, then you win a ‘Trophy’ and become the ‘Puzzle Leader’ for that picture.

When you win a trophy, your name will now appear in the banner on top of that picture as the new ‘Puzzle Leader’. When people see that picture on the newsfeeds, your name will be on top of it as the ‘Puzzle Leader’! But be careful, if someone plays that picture and scores more points than you, they will knock you out of the Puzzle Leader position and the person with the new high score will then become the new Puzzle Leader.

The ‘leader board’ will show you a list of people who played a specific picture puzzle (you will see their scores and the positions they are in). To view the leader board of a specific picture, just tap the ‘Puzzle Leader’ banner on top of any picture. You’ll then see the list of people who played that picture along with their scores and positions.

To view your current scores and positions on all the various picture puzzles you played, go to your profile page and tap the ‘trophy’ icon button. You’ll see a list of all the pictures you played along with your current scores and positions.

The more trophies you receive by reaching ‘Puzzle Leader’ on various pictures, the more it will help you in achieving a higher level ranking (see the next section below regarding ‘Levels’):

 

LEVELS:

When you register on Chat Cards and create an account, you start at the ‘two of hearts’ level. Your levels will increase as your point bank value increases. To increase your point bank value, you’ll need to win points by playing more picture puzzles and also by voting on posts so you can play bonus games. The next level you’ll go to after the ‘two of hearts’ is the ‘two of clubs’. You’ll then go to the ‘two of diamonds’ and then to the ‘two of spades’, then the ‘three of hearts’ and so on. As your point bank increases, you’ll continue to go higher in your levels until you reach the ‘ten of spades’ level.

Once you reach the ‘ten of spades’ level, there will be additional qualifications needed (aside from your point bank value) in order to reach the ‘face cards’ and ‘aces’ levels (Jack; Queen; King; Ace). To capture those levels, you will need ‘Puzzle Leader’ trophies (see ‘Puzzle Leader’ section above) along with other special qualification requirements. To view your current level, go to your profile page and it will be displayed there.

 

TAGGING:

When you create a post, you will have the option to select any people you’d like to ‘tag’. As you complete your post, you will be shown a list of the people you’re following and you can select any of those people to tag. When you tag someone, they will be sent a notification that they have been tagged in a post. You can only tag people when you create a ‘Public’ post (you cannot tag people when you create a ‘Private’ or ‘Anonymous’ post. You can also tag people when you share a post (see the next section regarding ‘Sharing Posts’). Tagging is optional, you are not required to tag people when you post.

To view a list of the people who were tagged on any specific post, simply tap the ‘Tags’ button located on that post. When you tap the ‘Tags’ button, you’ll see a list of the people that were tagged on that post.

 

SHARING POSTS:

If you see a post you like, you can share it with others by simply tapping the ‘Share’ button on that post. When you share a post, you can also choose whether you want to share it as: Public; Private; or Anonymous. If you share it as ‘Public’, you can tag people and the post will appear on your wall and also on your newsfeeds. If you share it as ‘Private’, then only the people you select will be able to see it on your wall and newsfeeds. If you share it as ‘Anonymous’, then it will not appear on you wall, it will only appear on newsfeeds and your name will be hidden.

 

COMMENTS:

You can write comments on your posts and on other people’s posts. Other people can also write comments on your posts. When you write a comment, (either on your post or someone else’s post), you will have the ability to edit or delete your own comment. When viewing other people’s posts, you will not be able to edit or delete other people’s comments (however, when someone writes a comment on your post, you will have the ability to delete it).

 

NEWSFEEDS:

Chat Cards has multiple newsfeeds for you to select from to view posts. When you post a Chat Card, your post will appear on specific newsfeeds depending on whether your post is ‘Public’, ‘Private’ or ‘Anonymous’. To see the list of newsfeeds you can select from, tap the big blue bar at the top of any newsfeed page. It will open up a list of various newsfeeds tabs that you can select from. You will also see a ‘Private Posts’ tab (which will show any ‘Private Posts’ that people have sent you). There will also be a tab for ‘Tagged Posts’ (which will show posts that you have been tagged in). There is also a tab that says ‘My Favorite Posts’ which contains all the posts you marked as your favorites (to mark a post as a favorite, simply tap the ‘star’ icon button on any post).

When you tap the big blue bar so that you can view the list of various newsfeed tabs, there will also be two filter buttons that you can select from. One button says ‘From People I’m Following’. If you select that filter and then tap one of the newsfeed tabs, you will only see posts from people you are following. The other filter button says ‘From Everyone’. If you select that filter and then tap one of the newsfeed tabs, you will see posts from all people on Chat Cards.

When you view the newsfeed tabs, there will also be a tab for ‘Today’s Anonymous Posts’. You will not be able to use the filter buttons for the anonymous posts (this helps to keep these posts truly anonymous). When you tap the tab for ‘Today’s Anonymous Posts’, you’ll see anonymous posts that have been posted during the current day by all people on Chat Cards (including the people you’re following). Any anonymous posts posted by people you’re following will appear first at the top of the list followed by posts from everyone else. You will not know if the posts are from people you’re following or from other people on Chat Cards. Any anonymous posts from people you’re following do not remain anchored at the top of the list once you have opened the list and viewed it.

To refresh any newsfeed page, just tap the big blue bar to display the newsfeed categories and then tap the tab you desire.

 

FOLLOWERS & FOLLOWING:

Chat Cards offers a simple ‘following’ system that allows you to follow people so you can receive their posts and content on your newsfeeds. Likewise, people can follow you and receive your posts and content on their newsfeeds.

To follow someone and add their content to your newsfeeds, simply tap the little round ‘plus’ icon button next to their post or their name. The ‘plus’ icon will then change to the symbol of a ‘right foot’ which means you are now following them. To unfollow them, just tap the right foot icon. You will now see the ‘plus’ button appear again and you will no longer be following them.

When someone is following you, you will see a ‘left foot’ symbol next to the ‘plus’ button. If you are following someone and they are also following you, then you will see both the ‘left foot’ and ‘right foot’ symbols together – this means you are following each other. You can unfollow that person anytime by tapping the ‘right foot’ icon (which will make the ‘plus’ button reappear).

When you tap the ‘plus’ button to follow someone, they will receive a notification that you are now following them. Likewise, when someone follows you, you will receive a notification that they are now following you. You can view a list of the people you’re following and the people following you by tapping the ‘2 people’ icon button located at the bottom of the newsfeed page.

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