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Joining imsportz

Signing up

Signing up is easy. Simply click the Register link in the footer of any of the pages on the imsportz website. Fill in the registration form, including all the mandatory fields. After you submit the form you will receive an email from imsportz requesting confirmation of your email address. Click on the link and you're done.


Benefits of becoming a member

Registered members can create member profiles, upload pictures and videos, create sports resumes, make friends, be team members, and become fans of teams and other members.


Having friends sign up

Once you've logged on, click the INVITE link on the upper menu and enter your friends' contact information on the invite form. Once you submit the form they will receive emails inviting them to join imsportz.


Using imsportz

Outline

imsportz is an athletics site and revolves around sports teams. Teams have members and are usually hosted by a school or club. The three main imsportz entities are schools, teams, and members. A school can have any number of teams, and a team can have any number of members. imsportz members can join a team when they are invited by a team administrator.


Search

You can search the site for members, schools, or teams, by using the search function in the upper menu bar. Enter all or part of the name of the member, school, or team that you want to locate and choose the appropriate entry from the drop down box.


Member Profile

Creating a profile

When you fill out the imsportz registration form, you are providing us with the details which will appear in your member profile. One you are an imsportz member, you can log into the site and edit your user profile. Click on the PROFILE link in the upper menu to view your profile. To edit your profile, click the 'Edit Profile' link that appears under the profile.



Uploading pictures and videos

You can add pictures and videos to your member profile. This can be done from the edit profile page. You can reach the edit profile page by clicking on the 'Edit Profile' link or the 'Upload pictures and videos' link under your profile. When you upload a picture it appears immediately on your photos page. When you upload a video it can take several minutes and you will receive an email notification when your video is on the site. A picture or video can be set as your profile picture or video by clicking the 'set as profile picture/video' checkbox on upload or later on from the photos or videos pages. You can edit information about a picture, set a picture as your profile picture, and delete a picture by selecting the picture on your photos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the photo. You can edit information about a video, set a video as your profile video, and delete a video by selecting the video on your videos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the video.



Viewing pictures and videos

The profile section of a member's profile page displays the profile picture and profile video of the member. To view all of the member's videos, click the 'View videos' link under the profile section. At the bottom left side of the page, a few of the members pictures are displayed in the Photos section. To view all the member's pictures, click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the photos section.



Creating sports resumes

To create sports resumes, click on the 'Sports resumes' link under your profile section on the profile page. imsportz lets you create resumes for various sports and you can end the resume to any email address to be viewed. Each resume can be associated with a picture and video as well which you can choose from your pictures and videos on the site. On the sports resumes page, you can create a new resume or edit existing ones. You can create any number of sports resumes. When you choose to send one of your resumes to someone, that person will receive an email with a link that lets them view only that particular resume. You can include a personal message along with the standard text of the email.



Posting news

You can enter news that you are interested in posting publicly on imsportz. Several new news items appear in the News section on the profile page. To add new news items, click the 'add to news' link at the upper right of the news section on your profile page. This takes you to the news page. To view all existing news items of a particular member,click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the news section on that member's profile page.



The wall

Your wall is where you can post bulletins. Bulletins differ from news in the sense that anyone can post items to your wall. Several of the latest bulletins on your wall appear in the wall section of your profile page. To add a bulletin to a members wall (either your own or someone else's) or to view the members entire wall, click the 'Add to wall' or 'View all' links at the upper right of the wall section of that member's profile page.



Calendar

Your calendar contains events of any team of which you are a member and any schools those teams belong to. The profile page lists several upcoming events in the calendar in the upcoming events section. To view a members calendar, click the 'View calendar' link at the upper right of the upcoming events section of a member's profile page. You can add events, edit, and delete events on the calendar page for teams of which you are an administrator. The form to create a new event appears on all calendar pages, and you choose the team of the event from a drop down box. The drop down box contains all teams of which you are an administrator. If you click on an event which appears in the calendar, the 'edit' and 'delete' links only appear if you are the administrator for the team of the event.



Fans

A member's page lists the fans of that member at the bottom right of the profile page. You can become a fan of another member by clicking the 'become a fan' link under their profile section on their profile page. You can stop being their fan by clicking the 'I'm no longer a fan' link under their profile. Any members that have clicked the 'become a fan' link under your profile will then appear in the fans section on your profile page.



Friends

You can become friend's with another member by clicking the 'Add as friend' link under the profile section of that member's profile page. They will then receive an email friend request notification and have the choice of approving or rejecting your friendship request. If they approve it, they will appear in the friend's section at the bottom right of your profile page and you will be able to send them private messages when messaging is added to the site.



School Profile

Creating a school profile

Schools (or clubs) are the organizations to which teams belong. When a member creates a new team and enters a school or club name in the new team form, the school or club is automatically created. You can also create the school or club first, and enter more detailed information for it. To create a new schools profile, go to the schools page by clicking the SCHOOLS link on the upper menu bar, and then click the 'Create new school/club' button at the upper right of that page. Fill out the 'Create school' form and submit it. School names must be unique. If there is already a school on imsportz with the name you have chosen, the site will request that you select another name. When you submit the form successfully, imsportz takes you directly to the school profile page. You can always revisit this page by using the search functionality in the upper menu bar to search for the school and then clicking on the thumbnail link for that school. To edit the school profile click the 'Edit school profile' link that appears under the profile. Only administrators of this school can edit the school profile.



Adding school administrators

School administrators can edit the school profile, remove the school, upload pictures and videos to the school, add teams to the school, and add and remove other administrators to the school. To add a new administrator, click the 'Edit administrators' link under the school profile section of the school profile page. To add an administrator to a school, select 'Show Schools' from the drop down box at the right side of the page and then choose the school from the new drop down box that appears. A list of current administrators appears. To remove one of them click the remove link next to that name. To add a new administrator, enter part or all of the imsportz member's name to search for them on the left side of the page. Click the radio button under the right member and then click the 'make admin' link on the right side of the page.



Uploading school pictures and videos

You can add pictures and videos to the school profile. This can be done from the edit school profile page. You can reach the edit profile page by clicking on the 'Edit school profile' link or the 'Upload pictures and videos' link under the school profile. When you upload a picture it appears immediately on the school photos page. When you upload a video it can take several minutes and you will receive an email notification when the video is on the site. A picture or video can be set as the school's profile picture or video by clicking the 'set as profile picture/video' checkbox on upload or later on from the photos or videos pages. You can edit information about a picture, set a picture as the school profile picture, and remove a picture by selecting the picture on the school photos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the photo. You can edit information about a video, set a video as the school profile video, and remove a video by selecting the video on your videos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the video.



Viewing school pictures and videos

The profile section of a school's profile page displays the profile picture and profile video of the school. To view all of the school's videos, click the 'View videos' link under the profile section. At the bottom left side of the page, a few of the school's pictures are displayed in the Photos section. To view all the school's pictures, click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the photos section.



Posting news

You can enter news about the school or anything related to the school that you are interested in posting publicly on imsportz. Several new news items appear in the News section on the school profile page. To add new news items, click the 'add to news' link at the upper right of the news section on the school profile page. This takes you to the news page of that school. To view all existing news items of a particular school, click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the news section on that school's profile page.



Calendar

The school calendar contains events of any teams the schools contains as well as general school events that are not related to the teams. The school profile page lists several upcoming events in the calendar in the upcoming events section. To view a school's calendar, click the 'View calendar' link at the upper right of the upcoming events section of a school's profile page. You can add events, edit, and delete events on the calendar page for teams and school's of which you are an administrator. The form to create a new event appears on all calendar pages, and you choose the team of the event from a drop down box. The drop down box contains all teams of which you are an administrator. If you are on a school calendar page of a school of which you are an administrator, you will have the option 'GENERAL SCHOOL EVENT' as well. If you click on an event which appears in the calendar, the 'edit' and 'delete' links only appear if you are the administrator for the team or school of the event.



School Teams

To add a team to a school, click the 'Add team' link under the school profile. This takes you to the create team form, with the school field filled in. A list of teams in the school appears at the bottom right of the page. You can click on a team's thumbnail to view the team's profile page.



Team Profile

Creating a team profile

imsportz revolves around teams. Teams belong to schools or clubs and are linked to imsportz members who are part of their rosters. To create a new team, you can either click on the 'Create new team' button on the teams page, or you can click on the 'Add a team' link on a school profile page. Fill out the new team form and submit it. Please note that team names are only unique within a school. A school cannot have more than one team with a particular name, but any number of schools can have teams with the same name such as 'Cheerleading team'. The school and sport fields on the create team form suggest similar existing teams and sports for you as you type so that you can simply select one if it already exists (such as the sort Baseball). When you submit the form successfully, imsportz takes you directly to the team profile page. You can always revisit this page by using the search functionality in the upper menu bar to search for the team and then clicking on the thumbnail link for that team. To edit the team profile click the 'Edit team profile' link that appears under the profile. Only administrators of this team can edit the team profile.



Adding team administrators

Team administrators can edit the team profile, remove the team, upload pictures and videos to the team, add people to the team roster, and add and remove other administrators to the team. To add a new administrator, click the 'Edit administrators' link under the team profile section of the team profile page. To add an administrator to a team, select 'Show Teams' from the drop down box at the right side of the page and then choose the team from the new drop down box that appears. A list of current administrators appears. To remove one of them click the remove link next to that name. When you choose a team, the thumbnails of members that appear on the left side of the page are the team roster imsportz members. You can search for a different member by entering all or part of the member's name in the search box at the left side of the page. Click the radio button under the right member and then click the 'make admin' link on the right side of the page.



Uploading team pictures and videos

You can add pictures and videos to the team profile. This can be done from the edit team profile page. You can reach the edit profile page by clicking on the 'Edit team profile' link or the 'Upload pictures and videos' link under the team profile. When you upload a picture it appears immediately on the team photos page. When you upload a video it can take several minutes and you will receive an email notification when the video is on the site. A picture or video can be set as the team's profile picture or video by clicking the 'set as profile picture/video' checkbox on upload or later on from the photos or videos pages. You can edit information about a picture, set a picture as the team profile picture, and remove a picture by selecting the picture on the team photos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the photo. You can edit information about a video, set a video as the team profile video, and remove a video by selecting the video on your videos page and clicking the relevant link or button under the video.



Viewing team pictures and videos

The profile section of a team's profile page displays the profile picture and profile video of the team. To view all of the team's videos, click the 'View videos' link under the profile section. At the bottom left side of the page, a few of the team's pictures are displayed in the Photos section. To view all the team's pictures, click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the photos section.



Posting news

You can enter news about the team that you are interested in posting publicly on imsportz. Several new news items appear in the News section on the team profile page. To add new news items, click the 'add to news' link at the upper right of the news section on the team profile page. This takes you to the news page of that team. To view all existing news items of a particular team, click the 'View all' link at the upper right of the news section on that team's profile page.



Calendar

A team's calendar contains events of that teams. The team profile page lists several upcoming events in the calendar in the upcoming events section. To view a team's calendar, click the 'View calendar' link at the upper right of the upcoming events section of a team's profile page. You can add events, edit, and delete events on the calendar page for teams of which you are an administrator. The form to create a new event appears on all calendar pages, and you choose the team of the event from a drop down box. The drop down box contains all teams of which you are an administrator. If you click on an event which appears in the calendar, the 'edit' and 'delete' links only appear if you are the administrator for the team or school of the event.



Fans

A team's page lists the fans of that team at the bottom right of the profile page. You can become a fan of a team by clicking the 'become a fan' link under the team profile section on the profile page. You can stop being a fan by clicking the 'I'm no longer a fan' link under the profile. Any members that have clicked the 'become a fan' link under a team profile will then appear in the fans section on that team's profile page.



Roster

A team administrator can create a roster for the team. To create a roster, click the 'Team Roster' link under the team profile and use the 'Add to Roster' form at the bottom of the Team Roster page. First name, last name, and email are required fields. An email invitation is sent to the person, inviting them to join imsportz if they are not yet a member, and join the team once they are a member. If an imsportz member joins the team, then their roster entry is linked to their member profile. If they do not join imsportz or do not join the team, then their name and details still appear in the roster, but is not connected to any other parts of the site. Team administrators can edit and delete roster entries.



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