A mostly technical FAQ intended for members struggling to make head or tail of Zurker.
How can I search for someone specific on Zurker?
A search function is currently in development.
A search function is currently in development.
To find the profiles of the persons whom you invited to Zurker, see your Referred Members section.
What is a Streeme?
Your Streeme is a stream of events divided into S...
Your Streeme is a stream of events divided into Street and Home. Your Home shows events that concern you specifically (such as replies to your comments). Your Street shows what's going on in your network (such as photos uploaded by your contacts).
Nothing is showing in my Street! It's blank! Where is my news feed?
Things could not be showing up in your Street for...
Things could not be showing up in your Street for several reasons.
(1) Your Street is only populated after you connect with someone. Updates your contact posted before the two of you connected will not be in your Streeme.
(2) Your Street only shows events covered by the tags that are switched on. If all your tags are off, you won't see anything.
(3) If your contact hasn't been assigned any tags, that contacts updates won't show in your Streeme. Associate the member with a tag and make sure the tag is turned on.
(4) If you have no contacts, or only some and none of them posted anything, your Streeme will be empty.
This isn't what I'm used to! Why is Zurker so different from Facebook?
It will not be possible to build a product superi...
It will not be possible to build a product superior to other social networks if we simply clone the current market leader. We have a unique product that, although still primitive, has many advantages compared to Facebook. If continually improved, our app will be vastly superior to Facebook.
How can I acquire vShares?
There are two ways to earn vShares: you can refer...
I referred someone to Zurker, but I didn't get any vShare credit for the sign-up! What happened?
In order to prevent fraudulent sign-ups, Zurker h...
In order to prevent fraudulent sign-ups, Zurker has some restrictions in place regarding which referrals are credited for vShares. The precise reasons as to why a vShare may not have been credited are defined here.
My referral link takes me to my profile page!
You are taken to the profile page because you are...
You are taken to the profile page because you are already a member and logged in. Others will be taken to a sign-up form.
Why do you have credits and vShares? Why not just vShares?
The main reason is that in future it will take mo...
The main reason is that in future it will take more than a single referral to earn a vShare. So you'd only be able to claim a vShare after successfully referring 2 members, and we need a holding currency in the form of credits. It's also more convenient to have credits for technical as well as legal reasons.
How do I close my account?
You can close your account by going to Settings a...
You can close your account by going to Settings and scrolling down. Note that this step is irreversible.
What is a zurk? What does it mean when someone zurks something I posted?
A zurk is our equivalent of a 'like'. It's a show...
A zurk is our equivalent of a 'like'. It's a show of appreciation for something someone has posted. When you zurk something, it will show up in your contacts' and subscribers' Street, so zurking serves a dual purpose of sharing things around. You can read more about zurks on the Zurker Guide.
Are zurks worth anything? Can I redeem my zurks for credits or vShares?
No, but it is entirely conceivable that tangible ...
No, but it is entirely conceivable that tangible benefits can, in future, be derived from zurks. If you have ideas, post an update. If others think your idea is great, it should eventually get enough zurks and/or comments and everyone will know about it.
What is meant by rank? What are those numbers?
The rank in your portfolio indicates your positio...
The rank in your portfolio indicates your position in terms of how much ownership you have in Zurker. The total is the number of rankings. For example, if your rank is #1, you own more of Zurker than anybody else.
How can I contact the Custodian(s) privately?
The best way to bring something to the attention ...
The best way to bring something to the attention of the developer team is to post an update. If other members agree with your update, it will get zurks and comments. Once it gets a number of zurks or comments,
it will come to our attention sooner or later.
How can I add someone to my contacts list? How do I connect?
To send someone a connect request, you can click ...
To send someone a connect request, you can click the 'CONNECT' button from their profile.
To accept a connect request, check for them at the right of your STREET/HOME. If you have a red number beside 'Contacts', then you have pending requests. Click the number in order to view them. Accepting requests is a two-step process: first, click 'Accept', then, assign them one or more contact tags and click 'Continue'. Here's a fuller explanation by one of our members.
How can I disconnect with someone?
In your Streeme or Contacts, look for a little 'X...
In your Streeme or Contacts, look for a little 'X' below a contact's avatar. Click on the X and you will be taken to a page where you can disconnect with them.
How can I restrict who is able to connect to me?
You can set up a personalized question that membe...
You can set up a personalized question that members will need to answer correctly in order to send you a connect request. Go to your Preferences. You will find a lot of tools in Preferences for managing your privacy.
How can I chat with someone in private?
Chat isn't available yet. Private messaging is, t...
Chat isn't available yet. Private messaging is, though, and it's done through Convos (conversations). Click on Convos when in your Streeme, or select Convos from the dropdown menu.
Where can I see when someone replies to my post or comment?
Whenever someone interacts with you by zurking or...
Whenever someone interacts with you by zurking or commenting on something you posted, it will appear in your Home. (Actions taken by your contacts, which are not directly related to you or something that you posted, will show you in your Street). You can get to your STREET/HOME at any time by clicking on the STREEME button, or the Zurker logo at the top left corner of the site.
How can I edit or delete something I've posted?
The symbol for editing on Zurker is a small penci...
The symbol for editing on Zurker is a small pencil. The symbol for deletion is an X. Look for these around your finds, photos, and updates sections, or on notes you post, in order to manage or remove them.
How can I restrict what email alerts Zurker sends me?
You can edit your preferences regarding what emai...
You can edit your preferences regarding what emails Zurker sends you and when, or unsubscribe from them completely, from the Email tab of your Settings, which you can navigate to at any time from the STREEME menu.
How can I find new people on Zurker?
Check the right-hand margin when in your Streeme ...
Check the right-hand margin when in your Streeme for newly joined members.
You can also find people that have similar interests to yours by clicking any of the interests that you entered on your profile. This takes you to a page that shows all other members who entered the same interest.
The Owners/Benefactors pages at the bottom of Zurker, and the Welcome New Members section are other good places to turn if you're looking for new faces.
Can I change what region of Zurker I'm signed up with?
Zurker automatically determines what region to pl...
Zurker automatically determines what region to place you in depending on your location at the time of your sign-up. If you were out of your home country at the time that you signed up for your account, you'll need to delete your current account (from the Access section of your Settings) and then change a new one when you're where you want to be. Note that you will lose any vShares in your account.
When will the Ideas and Entities be available?
Regarding Ideas, the short answer is that it will...
Regarding Ideas, the short answer is that it will take a while because this section requires an extremely sophisticated, complex system. For the meantime, see this update one of our members is curating.
Regarding Entities, hopefully before the end of 2012.
What can I do to help Zurker move along?
Use it daily, if only briefly.
Welcome new me...
Use it daily, if only briefly.
Welcome new members.
Interact with members with whom you might have something in common.
Where can I go to report a bug?
Major bugs are reported quickly by members and th...
Major bugs are reported quickly by members and there's no need to report them. Minor bugs are being addressed as resources allow. Most minor bugs will have to wait until our engineering team is bigger, as our top priority at this time is to develop features and functions, rather than debug.
If your question hasn't been answered here nor in the General FAQ, feel free to post in the Help Zone.