FAQ Revised September 1st, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

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Sheets

  1. What Are Sheets?

    Sheets are collections of the best websites out there on a specific topic. You can think of them like a collection of webpages, or as we like to say, "cheat sheets".

    Each sheet is built to be an informational hub on specific topics, with quick access to quality websites relating to that topic. User sheets can be used to catalog your favorite websites and then organize them however you want. Sheets are broken down into two categories, Master Sheets and User Sheets. As you explore Master Sheets and User Sheets, you can add the links you find and like to your own sheets.

  2. What's a Master Sheet?

    Master Sheets are created by the moderators and administrators at Webspasm and consist of the highest quality of information on that topic. Master Sheets are constantly growing and changing as the Internet provides new relevant information. To keep up with the constant output of new information, Master Sheets are monitored by a small unbiased team of moderators who enlist the help of users on discussion pages. Unlike user sheets, Master Sheets don't have the users name in the address bar.

  3. How Can I Make a Master Sheet?

    If you think you've got a sheet that's good enough to become a Master Sheet, simply contact us by using the Contact Page and tell us about your sheet. We'll take a look at it and if your sheet's specific topic isn't one we already have a Master Sheet for, we may just make it a Master Sheet. Not only will your Master Sheet be created, you'll get to become the Moderator for that sheet.

  4. What's the Difference Between a Master Sheet and a User Sheet?

    Master Sheets are moderated by Webspasm and contain high quality information on very specific topics. Master Sheets are easily accessible by typing in Webspasm.com/s/(TOPIC-NAME-HERE) into your URL.

    Master sheets are also differentiated by having the bookmark icon next to the sheet's name.

    User Sheets can be created by anyone and contain a users name in the URL.

  5. How Do I Create A Sheet?

    Once you've created your account, simply go to the upper left hand corner of the page where your user name appears. Point your cursor over your name and a drop down bar will appear. You'll see a list of items, with '+ Create Sheet'. Click on that and a menu will pop up. Here you'll need to name your sheet, add tags, and give some information about your sheet. No pressure though! You can always go back and change all of that information afterwards. You may choose to make your sheet private by clicking the 'private' box where you'll be asked to create a privacy password. When you're all ready, hit 'Create Sheet' and voila! You've just created your very first sheet.

  6. How Do I Follow a Sheet?

    To follow a sheet, you first want to find a sheet you want to follow. Once you have a sheet you wish to follow, all you need to do is scroll your cursor over the main strip image and select 'Follow this Sheet' and you've done it! Now you can see all of the sheets you are following on your main page.

  7. How Do I Change the Background on a Sheet?

    To change the background on a sheet, go to the sheet you wish to modify. In the upper right hand corner of the sheet, click on 'Edit Sheet'. Once you do that, you'll be able to edit any part of your sheet, including the background. Navigate to 'Change Background' under 'Sheet Settings', found on the right hand side of the page. From there, you can pick a new background from one of the Webspasm Images or User Images. You may also upload your own image, just be sure to check out the Upload Image Criteria beforehand. After you've picked your new background image, just click on 'Change Sheet Image' at the bottom of the page and check out your new sheet background!

  8. How Do I Change the Background on a Sheet Strip?

    In the same way that you changed the background, start by clicking on 'Edit Sheet' from the sheet you wish to modify. Under 'Sheet Settings' navigation bar, click on 'Edit Sheet Strip'. You may pick from Webspasm's collection of sheet strip images or other user images. You can also upload your own image. Just be sure to check out the Upload Image Criteria beforehand. When you've picked your new sheet strip background, click on 'Change Sheet Image' at the bottom of the page!

  9. How Do I Add a Tag, Rename My Sheet, and Modify the Sheet Description?

    Adding a tag, renaming a sheet, or modifying the description is easy. You may do so by clicking on 'Edit Sheet' found on the upper right hand corner of your sheet's page. From there you can change the name of the sheet, modify the sheet description, or add any tags. Once you're done, be sure to hit 'Save Changes' found at the bottom of 'Sheet Settings' on the right side of the page so you don't lose your new modifications.

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Bookmarks

  1. How Do I Add A Bookmark?

    To add a bookmark, go to the top left hand corner of the page where your user name appears. Scroll your cursor over your user name and choose 'Add Link' from the dropdown menu that appears. From there, you can create a new bookmark by clicking on 'Create A New Bookmark'. You can also create a new bookmark by clicking on 'Add Bookmark' from the 'Edit Sheet' page under 'Sheet Settings'.

    You'll need to provide the URL, add some content information, and choose a sheet for the bookmark to go under. After that, you will want to choose a background image and add some text. You can preview your bookmark before creating. Once you're satisfied, just click 'Add Bookmark' and like that, you've added a new bookmark!

  2. Are my bookmarks private?

    Unless specified by you, your bookmarks are not private and will be viewable by any user.

  3. How Do I Delete a Bookmark?

    If you wish to remove a bookmark from your sheet, go to the 'Edit Sheet' page where your bookmark is filed under. Scroll over your bookmark and click on the red 'Remove Bookmark' button from the dropdown menu. A pop up menu will appear, asking if you're sure you want to delete your bookmark. If you're 100% sure, go ahead and click on the green 'Delete Bookmark' button and your bookmark will be no more.

  4. How Do I Move A Bookmark?

    From the 'Edit Sheet' page, simply scroll over the bookmark you wish to move and click 'Edit' found on the upper right hand corner of the pop up menu. From there, you can change the sheet location of the bookmark, by typing in the sheet name in the space provided, found under 'Bookmark Information'. Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the green 'Update Bookmark' button and your bookmark is now waiting in its new sheet home.

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Privacy

  1. What Are Private Sheets?

    Private sheets are User Sheets that have been created by you for your eyes only. Private sheets can only be accessed directly through the creators account or with a sheet password.

  2. How Do I Make a Sheet Private?

    You can make a sheet private one of two ways. When you're creating a new sheet, simply check the 'Private' box before creating. If you have already created a public sheet and wish for it to be private, simply navigate to the 'Edit Sheet' page and select 'Make Private' from under 'Sheet Settings'. From there, you'll be prompted to create a sheet password. You can edit the password at any time from the 'Edit Sheet' page. Your sheet is only viewable by you, or anyone else you deem worthy of handing the password to.

  3. How Do I Make a Bookmark Private?

    To make a bookmark private, be sure to check the private box when creating a new bookmark. Or, you can make any bookmark private later. Once on the 'Edit Sheet' page, simply scroll over the bookmark you wish to edit, and click 'Edit' on the upper right hand corner of the pop up menu. From there, you can make a bookmark private by selecting 'Private' under 'Bookmark Information'. And huzzah! Your bookmark is now private.

  4. How Do I Make My User Page Private?

    To make your user page private, scroll to the top left of the page where your user name appears. Move your cursor over your user name and select 'Settings' from the dropdown menu. Under the settings window, check the 'Make My User Page Private' box. You'll be prompted to create a user page password. When you're finished, click the green 'Save Changes' button. Congrats! Your user page is now private.

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Users

  1. How do I Follow a User?

    To follow a user, simply scroll over their username and select the green 'Follow User' button from the pop up menu. Hey, hey! You're now following that user!

  2. How do I Unfollow a User?

    To unfollow a user, just scroll over the username of a user you already follow and click on the green 'Unfollow User' button. A pop-up menu will appear asking if you're sure you truly wish to unfollow this user. If you're really sure you no longer want to follow this user, select the green 'Unfollow User' button. No sweat, you're no longer following that user.

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Tags

  1. Can I Add Tags to the Websites?

    You may only add tags to your user sheets. You may add a tag by clicking on 'Edit Sheet' found on the upper right hand corner of your sheet's page. From there, add or remove any tags you wish.

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Discussion Boards

  1. What is a Discussion Board?

    Discussion boards are the perfect place to interact with users within the Webspasm community. Every sheet has a discussion board so that users may discuss the sheet's topic, add comments, or suggest content to be added to the sheet. Master Sheets use discussion boards to help maintain and update the quality of information on Master Sheets.

  2. How Do I Know if Someone Has Responded to My Post?

    At the top of the page, in the upper right hand corner of the user bar, you'll see a little white bell, also known as your 'notifications'. All notifications of discussion replies will appear up there. That way, you'll always know when someone replies to any of your comments, so you don't have to keep checking in.

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Explore

  1. What Does the Explore Page Do?

    Sifting through the vastness of the Internet is a tough thing to do, so how on earth are you supposed to find new content then? Well, we at Webspasm gave that some thought, and since we're all about giving users a cheat sheet, we created the Explore Page to help users find something new on the web. Just select your topics of interest, type in a keyword or phrase and hit 'Search'. The Explore Page searches through every sheet on Webspasm to help you find what you're looking for. You'll be given a list of sheets within your search parameters that you can then navigate to and follow. Neat huh?

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NSFW Content

  1. What's the Point of NSFW Content?

    NSFW or 'Not Safe For Work Content' is used to mark content with material that contains nudity, pornography, or profanity. We here at Webspasm understand that not everyone wants this type of content coming through his or her feed and that all NSFW has a time and place. Every user may choose to enable NSFW content or not. When NSFW content is not enabled, sheets and bookmarks that may contain questionable NSFW content will not be viewable to the user.

  2. How Do I Enable NSFW Content?

    To enable NSFW, simply go to your user settings by clicking on 'Settings' from the dropdown menu under your user name in the top left corner of the navigation bar. Check the 'Enable NSFW Content' box and then the green 'Save Changes' button. You are now free to view NSFW Content at your own discretion.

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User Settings

  1. How Do I Change My Password?

    If you wish to change your password, navigate to your Account Settings by clicking on 'Settings' from the dropdown menu under your user name in the top left corner of the navigation bar. From there, select 'Change Password'. You'll be asked to provide your old password before entering in your new password. Once you're finished, click the green 'Update Password' button. All finished! You can now access your Webspasm account with your new password pronto!

  2. How Do I Change My User Email?

    To change your user email, navigate to your Account Settings by clicking on 'Settings' from the dropdown menu under your user name in the top left corner of the navigation bar. From there, you can easily change your email by deleting the current email and replacing it with a different one. Once you're finished, click the green 'Save Changes' and your new email is all set to receive any future Webspasm updates!

  3. How Do I Make My User Page Private?

    To make your User Page private, scroll to the top left of the page where your user name appears. Move your cursor over your user name and select 'Settings' from the dropdown menu. Under the settings window, check the 'Make My User Page Private' box. You'll be prompted to create a user page password. When you're finished, click the green 'Save Changes' button. Congrats! Your user page is now private.

  4. How Do I Change My User Page Background?

    To change up your User Page Background to make it scream you, just open your Account Settings by clicking on 'Settings' from the dropdown menu under your user name in the top left corner of the navigation bar. Then click on 'Change User Background'. You'll be able to pick a new background image from the provided Webspasm Images, User Images, or you may upload your own, just be sure to follow the 'Upload Image Criteria'! Select your new image, hit the green 'Change User Background', and bam! Your user page never looked so good.

  5. How Do I Change My User Page Strip Background?

    If you want to change your User Page Strip Background, go to your Account Settings by clicking on 'Settings' from the dropdown menu under your user name in the top left corner of the navigation bar. From there, click on 'Change User Strip Background'. Choose the image you wish to use, either from the Webspasm Images, User Images, or provide your own. Just be sure to follow the 'Upload Image Criteria' before uploading. Click on the green 'Change Strip Background' button and like magic, your User Page Strip Background has been updated!

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URL Structure

  1. How are URLS Structured?

    Every sheet has it's own unique URL so that you can navigate to that sheet no problem. URLS look a little something like this:

    http://www.webspasm.com/u/USER-NAME/SHEET-NAME