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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here are brief explanations for some of the questions that you may have about the BeautyCare.com Beauty Reviews.

How does this system work?

On the front page for the BeautyCare.com Beauty Reviews, you will see a number of sections, such as "Beauty Products", et cetera. If you click on one of these sections, you will then be taken to the front page of that section, where you can view, post, modify, or delete reviews within that section by clicking on the appropriate links in the navigation bar. You can search or browse through the reviews immediately without registering. If you want to post, modify, or delete a review, however, you will need to log on to the system. If you are a new user, you need to click on "Register For An Account". This is a quick and easy process that allows you to select a username and password. It also asks for your name and e-mail addresss so that it can e-mail you a confirmation notice when you post a review. Once you have registered, you can then logon from now on with your username and password. Therefore, please make a note of your username and password, because you will need to know them if you ever want to modify or delete your review in the future.

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How does the logon process work?

If you want to post, modify, or delete a review, you will need to log on to the system. If you have never logged on here before, please click on the "Register For An Account" button. This is a quick and easy process that asks for your name and e-mail address. You will also be asked to choose a username and password. Make sure that you make a note of your username and password, because you will need to know them if you ever want to modify or delete your review in the future. Once you've filled in the information, click on the "Submit Information" button. If you have successfully registered, you will see an acknowledgement page. If not, you should see a page explaining why your registration wasn't successful. Normally, this would occur either when someone else is already using the username that you chose, if you forgot to fill in one of the fields, or if your password in the 2 password fields didn't match. If you successfully registered, click on the "Logon to the System" button. At the "Enter Your Logon Information" page, enter your username and password and click on the "Logon To The System" button. In the future, anytime that you want to post a new review, modify your existing reviews, or delete a review, you can go straight to the logon screen and enter your username and password.

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I forgot my username. Can I still logon?

If you ever forget your username, at the logon screen, you can click on the "Forgot Your Username?" button. When the next screen comes up, enter your e-mail address on the form and click on the "Submit Search" button. The script will e-mail the usernames (if any) associated with that e-mail address to the e-mail address that you entered. For obvious reasons, it will not tell you the password, so please make sure that you make a note of your password when you first register.

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I forgot my password. Can I still logon?

If you ever forget your password, at the logon screen, you can click on the "Forgot Your Password?" button. When the next screen comes up, enter your user name on the form and click on the "Submit Search" button. The script will e-mail your password to the e-mail address that you used when registering your account.

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Are the usernames case-sensitive?

Yes. Therefore, if you use the username "Joe", you must be sure to type in "Joe" when logging on in the future, as "joe" would not work.

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How do I post a beauty review?

While you are in any of the sections, click on the "Place Reviews" link in the navigation bar and logon as described above. You will then be taken to the "Post a Beauty Review" page. Here, you will see a form with many fields. Most of these are optional, although filling in more information helps people who are looking for your specific information to find you. Required fields are denoted by an asterisk. When you have filled out the form, click on the "Preview Review" button. A preview of how your review would look will be displayed for you. To make changes, use your browser's Back function to go back to the "Post Review" form. Otherwise, if you are satisfied with its appearance, click on the "Post Review" button. You should then see an acknowledgement page if your review was successfully posted.

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Do I have to use my real name when posting a message?

No. Even if you use your real name when you register (and we encourage that), you do not have to use your real name when you post a review. The script will simply publish whatever you put in the name field. If you feel more comfortable, you can use a nickname or pseudoname.

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Can I put HTML tags anywhere in my posts?

Yes, you can use HTML in your reviews.

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How do I add a photo, sound clip, or video clip to my beauty review?

If the administrator has turned this feature on, you have the option of uploading one or more photos of products with your review. You also can upload a sound clip or video clip to your review. If this feature is active, you will be provided this option after you have posted your review. You can also access it later on by clicking on the "Modify/Renew Reviews" link in the navigation bar and then selecting the Multimedia Manager. Click on the "Browse" button to select the file from your local hard drive. Photos must be in .GIF or .JPG format, and they must fit within the file size, width, and height limitations displayed on the upload form. Sound clips must be in the .WAV or .MID format, and video clips must be in the .MOV or .AVI format. If you do it correctly, the photo, sound clip, or video clip will then appear with your review.

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How do I change the photo, sound clip, or video clip that I have posted with my review?

Choose "Modify/Renew Reviews" from the navigation bar. Once you have logged in (if you are not already logged in), click on the Multimedia Manager link. You will have the option of uploading new multimedia files and/or removing your existing multimedia files. Click on the Delete Multimedia File button. Enter the review number of the review that you want to modify and then click on the "Display Multimedia Files Associated With This Review" button. You will then see a display of all multimedia files that have been included with this review. Check the checkbox next to each photo, sound clip, or video clip that you want to remove and then click on Delete Checked Multimedia Files.

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What should I put in the "Text of Review" box?

Please describe the item that you are trying to sell in as much detail as you can. If you're posting a beauty review, tell people about the product, its ingredients, etc.

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Why didn't my beauty review show up?

Your beauty review most likely did not show up because either you were in the wrong section (such as "Products" instead of "Services") or you specified search criteria that don't appear in your review. If so, please verify that you are in the correct section and then broaden your search by leaving more of the search fields blank.

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How do I modify my review?

In the navigation bar that appears on every page, you will see the "Modify/Renew Reviews" link. If you click on this link, you will see a form (once you have logged in). Enter the review number of the review that you want to modify and click on the "Search for Review to Modify" button. In the alternative, you can click on the appropriate links to have the program display all reviews that you have posted here, or you can go to the Advanced Search form. [If you go to the Advanced Search form, narrow your search by filling in the fields with information specific to your review (such as your name, etc.) and click on the "Search for Item to Modify" button. You should get a listing of all reviews that fit your search criteria. Click on the radio button to the left of the review that you want to modify and click on the "Display Modification Form" button.] The next page will display your review with a modification form beneath it. The current information from your review will already be filled in, so you only need to modify the fields that you want to change. Once you have filled in the form, click on the "Submit Modification(s)" button. You should then see an acknowledgement page if your review was successfully modified. If you tried to modify a review that you did not submit, the script will deny your request.

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How do I remove my review?

In the navigation bar that appears on every page, you will see the "Delete Reviews" link. If you click on this link, you will see a form (once you have logged in). Enter the review number of the review that you want to delete and click on the Search for Review to Delete button. In the alternative, you can click on the appropriate links to have the program display all reviews that you have posted here, or you can go to the Advanced Search form. [If you go to the Advanced Search form, narrow your search by filling in the fields with information specific to your review (such as your name, etc.) and click on the "Search for Item to Delete" button. . You should get a listing of all reviews that fit your search criteria.] Click on the radio button to the left of the review that you want to delete and click on the "Submit Deletion(s)" button. You should then see an acknowledgement page if your review was successfully deleted. If you tried to delete a review that you did not submit, the script will deny your request.

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Why didn't my search turn up any hits?

Your search criteria may have been too narrow. Go back to the search form and leave more of the search fields blank, or click on the "New Search" button and do a general search. For the broadest possible search, simply click on the "Browse Reviews" link from the navigation bar.

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How do I navigate the search results page?

Unless you used the Advanced Search form and chose the Long Results format, your search results are displayed in the short "headlines" format. The left column (headed by "#") displays the number for each hit. The other headers represent the most important categories for this particular section. You can quickly re-sort your results in different ways by clicking on the category headers at the top of the table (for example, to sort by Date Posted, simply click on the Date Posted header; all of your search criteria will be maintained). To see more of your search results, you can click on the "See Next X Hits" button beneath the table or use the navigation bar beneath this button.

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How do I see the full details for a particular review?

If you're viewing your search results from the short "headlines" format, you can see the details for any review by clicking on the word "Details" in the row for that review. This link is contained in the Details column on the right-hand side of the table. Or, if you would like to see the full details for all of your search results, you can go to the Advanced Search form and select "Long" in the Results Format field.

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What is that bar for at the bottom of the search results page?

It's a navigation bar, similar to the one used by the AltaVista search engine, that lets you quickly jump to other groups of your search results. That way, you don't have to keep clicking on the "See Next Group" button, like you do at most search engines, if you want to jump to other groups of search results. Each button represents a group of search results, with the number beneath the button representing the number of the last hit within that group. If your search results in more than 20 groups, only the first twenty groups are accessible through the buttons. To get to groups beyond the twentieth group, you would need to click on the last button, and once that group is displayed, keep clicking on the right arrow or the "See Next X Hits" button to see groups beyond that. The green button indicates the group of search results that is currently being displayed. All of the groups that you have not seen yet have a blue button, while the groups that you have already seen have red buttons. The arrow at the right operates in the same manner that the "See Next X Hits" button does, in that it takes you to the next group. The arrow to the left takes you back to the group prior to the current one.

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What do all of those abbreviations in the beauty reviews stand for?

Below are some of the most commonly used abbreviations for beauty reviews and what they mean:

  • M--Male
  • F--Female
  • W--White
  • B--Black
  • H--Hispanic
  • A--Asian
  • J--Jewish
  • S--Single
  • D--Divorced
  • M--Married (not that we're encouraging this)
  • Wi--Widowed
  • G--Gay
  • Bi--Bisexual
  • C--Christian
  • P--Professional
  • NS--Non-smoking
  • ISO--In Search Of
  • y.o.--Years Old

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How do I contact someone who has posted a beauty review?

All of the beauty reviews will list either the e-mail address of the person who posted the review or a "Reply to Review" link. Some reviews may also list a phone number. The e-mail listings are also links, so you can click on the person's e-mail address to send the person a reply message. If you see the "Reply to Review" link instead, clicking on it will cause the program to display a form where you can send a message to the person who posted the review. Your e-mail address will not be revealed to the review poster, ensuring a completely secure, two-way private messaging system.

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How can I obtain a copy of this program?

This program is developed and licensed by Hagen Software. Several versions are available, ranging from $79 to $999, depending on the features that you need. You can purchase a license to use one of these versions. This license allows you to install and use the program on one web site. It does not allow you to resell, give away, or otherwise distribute the source code, nor does it allow you to extend this program to other web sites. More information is available here.

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What are your future plans for the BeautyCare.com Beauty Reviews?

The developer of this program, Hagen Software, is continuously improving it and adding new features. Please go to the e-Classifieds web site to see the latest developments.

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