Welcome! We hope you enjoy using Streetfriends and that it serves as a useful information source.
To get started, here are a few tips on making the process as trouble free as possible.
If you aren't already registered, you'll need to do so in order to view, create and reply to any posts. When you register, you will be required to pick a username, this username MUST be all one word and contain no spaces or special characters whatsoever, so only letters and/or numbers. For example JoeBloggs instead of Joe Bloggs, or JoeBloggs17 instead of Joe Bloggs 17. Once registered, you are free to edit your profile and change your screen name to anything you wish, this is the name other people will see and there are no limitations to that part.
When you contribute (create or reply) to a post, you will automatically start following it and get email updates when someone else responds, whether it was your original post or not. Posts you are following can be accessed by the +following tab to easily keep track of them. If you no longer want to follow a post, simply click into this tab and click the + sign which will then change to a 'minus' and that will have removed you from receiving alerts on that particular topic.
Streetfriends will email you when someone replies to a post you are involved with or are following, plus we also send out a daily newsletter with a short summary of new post topics.
If you aren't receiving these, please check your junk/spam folder and they will most likely be in there. You can then mark them as 'not spam' or 'not junk' and move one of them to the Inbox, this should then resolve the issue moving forward and you will receive all emails directly to your inbox.
You have 2 options for messaging other members.
There is a 'contact me' button when you view someones profile, this will then send them an email through the site to their own inbox. They are then free to email you back and you will be entering into an email conversation outside of the site (therefore providing each other with your own email addresses).
For those of you who want to remain more anonymous with your personal info, you can use the private messaging feature on the site, this will then only communicate back and forth on the site itself going into the 'message box'. To start using this function, simply start typing their screen name into the 'To' box and the site will bring up a list of names that match that particular wording you entered.
Members Outside of Eastbourne
We are happy to add more geographical member areas if there is enough interest in doing so and we added Hailsham for that very reason, however the site is intended for East Sussex (certainly for the moment anyway) and we would like to keep it that way if possible.
There are a number of packages available in order to advertise your business or service for our commercial members, these can be accessed by visiting the 'advertise a business or service' section, or by clicking here.
Please dont try to advertise for free, as we do monitor the site and your post will be removed. We hope you understand and would like to think you will gain a huge return on your small investment.
Finally, we are still ironing out a few bugs and making consistent improvements in the background, so if you do encounter any major issues, please feel free to let us know and keep in mind we are working as hard as possible to fix them. Any feedback is welcomed. You are all the driving force of this and we want the experience to be as pleasurable as possible 🙂
Thats about it and should provide enough info to get you started smoothly.
We hope you enjoy the site and would like to say a very warm Welcome to Streetfriends!