Last revision 04.12.2014
This page details the functionality of www.soEmo.co.uk and should answer the majority of your questions regarding the site.
If you cannot find an answer here please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Logging In
- My Account
- Browse/Search Members
- Emo Pictures
- Site Models
- Emo Forums
- Emo Chat
- What Is Emo
- Emo Bands & Lyrics
- Other Notable Stuff
- Terms & Conditions
You cannot change your username once you have registered. If this is an issue please email email@example.com
Required details to register are:
- Email Address
- First Name
- Date of Birth
Last name & postcode are optional. Only the first part of your UK postcode is required and solely used for finding local users in the Browse Members section. Your postcode is never shown. If you do not have a UK postcode please ignore this.
You will be notified of any missing or invalid required details before preceding with registration.
A valid email account you have access to is required to complete the process and use your account.
Please click the validation link in the email sent upon registration. If you cannot click this link copy and paste the full Web address.
If will be in the form: https://www.soemo.co.uk/registration_complete.php?id=ff475b3583b328b536139e6b45da80d7
If you do not validate your account and complete your registration within 3 months you will have to re-register as your details will be removed.
www.soEmo.co.uk has quite a large proportion of UK members as it's developed in the UK, but you certainly DO NOT have to be from the UK to join!
We welcome anyone with an interest in the alternative scene. You do not have to be 'emo'.
Login using your email (not username) & password using the boxes in the left-hand column of the site.
If you have forgotten your password click "Forgot Password?" and enter your email address.
Your password will be reset and emailed to you. This temporary password can be changed in Your Account.
New notifications since your last login (and new notifications whilst logged in) are shown here in separate sections:
profile comments, pic comments, messages & friend requests.
Notifications are incremented and shown in the user navigation bar on the top of every page.
For details see: www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2801687
Please logout once you have finished using the site and your notifications will be reset properly.
Pretty self explanatory this one :D
Remember, the World Wide Web is available to everyone, and your profile is public, so everyone can see everything you post about yourself and your friends excluding certain areas such as journals that have privacy settings.
Information you post will reflect the kind of person you are, and it will influence what others think of you. What is your content saying about you?
For extended content such as "About Me" and "Favourite Music" please use the input editors to format your content (adding images, links, colours, sizes, etc).
Certain HTML code is allowed and should be entered by clicking "View Coding" under the boxes.
If your profile displays raw HTML code it's most likely because you didn't click this option before entering your code.
A dedicated input area is available for Music Player code. www.soEmo.co.uk recommends you use Mixpod.com
View, Add & Delete your pics...
Acceptable image formats include: JPG/JPEG, GIF & PNG.
The upload file size limit is set at 2 MB.
You can upload up to 9 images at a time (this may be increased in the future).
You are allowed a maximum of 300 pictures (this may be increased in the future).
Pictures are resized on upload and "www.soEmo.co.uk" is added in the bottom right of your picture to aid promotion of the site. See image above.
If your pictures are tiny (< 120 pixels wide) the www.soEmo.co.uk tag will not be added, but try and avoid posting tiny pictures people can hardly see!
Please remember to set a default image, which can be done when uploading new pictures or when clicking "edit" under your current pictures.
Clicking "edit" also allows you to change the image description and delete pic comments.
Image too large? Needs editing? No software? No worries. Do it all online for free & no registration required at: PIXLR
Any problems email firstname.lastname@example.org including your pic & any error messages.
Please note this feature only lets you add YouTube videos to your soEmo.co.uk profile.
Visit YouTube to upload your videos and simply enter the URL (not embed code).
"Edit" allows you to change the video description and delete comments.
Photos and videos may not contain nudity, violent or offensive material, or copyrighted content. If you violate these terms, the media will be removed and in some cases your account may be deleted.
It's also advised that photos and videos shouldn't be sexually provocative so as not to attract unwanted attention from adults who may wish to exploit children and young people.
If you are posting photos containing others (e.g. friends, relatives) you should seek their permission first.
View/delete all your friends in this section.
View and accept/reject friend requests here.
Send your own friend requests by clicking "Add Friend" on their profile under the display picture. They will be sent a notification about your friend request.
View, delete & reply to your comments. All these options are also available when viewing your profile. You can also edit comments left to others.
View and delete messages in your inbox/sent items.
View, edit and delete your forum topics and posts. These options are also available directly in the forum.
View, add, edit and delete journal entries. The visibility can be restricted on your journal entries:
- Public - everyone can view the journal entry even non-members
- Friends only - only friends you have added can view the journal entry
- Private - nobody besides you can view the journal entry
If a user is logged in and has access they can comment on your journal. You can delete these comments if required. The user commenting can edit and delete their comments. Also it's possible to comment on your own journal.
View all your blocked users and unblock them if required. You can block/unblock users using the link under their profile picture on their profile.
Blocking a users means they cannot send you a private message, comment your profile, pics or vids.
Here you can individually set whether or not to receive email notifications when you have a new message, comment, friend request...
Simply enter their email addresses (separated by a comma) and a optional personal message and they will be sent a friendly email invite.
Your account is generally non-recoverable once deleted and a page indicating your account has been deleted is shown in place of your profile.
Please email email@example.com if you have any issues as your account might be recoverable via a backup under extreme circumstances.
If you want to delete your account, but do not know your login details please get in contact. You may be asked to provide a "proof" picture if you can't remember any of the details asked.
A user navigation bar is positioned at the top of most pages so you have easy access to all the above sections/options.
Search for a member by username or email address.
Browse members based on their gender, age & location.
Option to only show users with a profile pic.
Sort results by users last login or by newest members (default)
Can also enter a UK postcode & specify a distance to find users within a certain radius. Their distance from your postcode is shown in the search results.
How are the emo scene girls and guys pictures are selected? Please read here: www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2801524
As with Myspace and Facebook there are numerous ways to navigate through the emo pictures section and people's profile pics on www.soEmo.co.uk
- You can click the next/previous text links
- You can click the picture to move to the next one
- You can use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to move through the pics
To become an emo scene site model for www.soEmo.co.uk please read the details on: www.soemo.co.uk/emo-scene-models.php
Guests can view and search the forums while registered users can also add topics and posts. These can also be edited however please do not alter the general theme of the topic if there are already relevant replies.
Posts can be deleted, but topics cannot. Please see www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2800847
Signatures are not implemented at present. Please see www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2800925
You can see other members posts by clicking "View All" by their post count under their under their profile picture. (this is only available to registered users)
Please make use of the Forum Search and avoid posting duplicate topics.
This is a basic chat facility with three chat rooms are available (this is likely to increase in the future if required)
For registered members only.
Users currently chatting are listed in the right column. Click the username to view the users gender, age, location and a link to their full profile.
When you enter the room you'll be able to see the last 20 lines of chat history.
Private messages are enabled. Please click a username in the right column and click the Private Message button.
Sound notifications are enabled. To disable these click the speaker button above the smilies.
If you want to clear the current chat messages type /clear
The chat rooms are moderated. If you would like to apply to become a moderator please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you'd be a good moderator. You need to have been a member for at least 3 months and be 16+ to apply.
Discuss the chat feature here: www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2801815
The content has been written by soEmo.co.uk and any references are stated at the bottom.
Everyone is able to comment on these articles.
Anyone can add emo lyrics and emo bands.
Please try to include a Web address for bands you add so others people can easily check them out.
Lyrics are limited to 255 characters so just include your favourite snippets and not the full song.
The bands can be rated 1-10 with 10 being the highest rating.
The top 3 emo bands and random emo lyrics are shown in the right column of the site template.
Bands or lyrics soEmo.co.uk considers to be totally unrelated to the emo scene will be removed.
Other Notable Stuff
Adding Comments, Forum Posts, Writing Messages, etc...
When adding comments, etc the custom content editors allows you to easily add formatting, images, links & YouTube videos...
Lines and paragraphs break automatically so no need for those <p> and <br> tags
Allowed HTML tags: <b>,<strong>,<i>,<em>,<u>,<center>,<a>,<img>
Please note these are converted to valid XHTML where required.
Please note these are different (more basic with less formatting options) to the content editors where you edit your profile.
When you have written your content and click post a preview is shown. You can go back and edit this content or click post again to publish it.
Search the whole site using the box in the left column. This is powered by Google.
These are shown on the homepage and your account homepage. They are personally chosen by soEmo.co.uk admin.
Who is Online?
An icon is displayed under the users pic wherever it appears so it's easy to see who is currently online.
Number of Users?
We currently have 53944 registered users.
Online Safety & Reporting
Here are a few guidelines to help keep you safe whilst using the soEmo.co.uk community.
- The website is publicly accessible from all over the world so please do not post anything you wouldn't want everyone else to know, such as your phone number, address or any other personally identifiable material.
- People aren't always who they say they are. If you must meet up with someone in real life who you have met over the Internet then do it in a public place, during daylight and take a friend or trusted adult along with you. Make sure someone you trust knows where you're going and if possible what time you will be expected back.
- You can always block or report users you feel are breaking the Terms & Conditions. by clicking the relevant link on their profile under their profile pic.
When a user is reported, our team carefully investigates their account for suspicious activity. All reports are strictly confidential.
- Do not give out your password to anyone. Administrators will not ask you for your password. If anyone does ask for your password please report them to the soEmo.co.uk right away.
- External Help
- If someone else's behaviour online makes you feel that you or someone else is in immediate danger, you should act urgently and contact the police.
- There are now also a number of official places to report potential illegal behaviour online, particularly if someone approaches you in a sexual way:
- If someone makes you feel uncomfortable or if you are unsure about anything, talk to an adult you trust, such as a relative or teacher. If you would prefer to talk to someone in confidence you can contact one of the following:
- Childline (Call: 0800 1111 - UK only, Online: www.childline.org.uk)
ChildLine is a free helpline for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service. Confidential means not telling anyone else what you've said. This means that whatever you say stays between you and ChildLine besides in immediate and serious cases.
The number won't appear on your phone bill.
- International Association for Suicide Prevention
- S.A.F.E. Alternatives for Stopping Self Abuse - 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288) (United States)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (United States)
- BullyingUK if someone is bullying you
- Samaritans if you are feeling desperate or sad
- B-eat for eating disorder advice
- Report-it to report incidents of homophobic, race, religion and disability hate
- Childline (Call: 0800 1111 - UK only, Online: www.childline.org.uk)
Can I View the Site on my Mobile Phone?
This is possible, but a new responsive layout/design will be developed in the near future for enhanced usability.
Printing Site Pages
This is possible please see the following: www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2801433
Site Running Slow or Timing Out?
soEmo.co.uk was originally hosted by Lunarpages in 2008, but moved on to a dedicated server with GoDaddy in Feb 2011.
If you have any issues with the site loading please comment in the following topic: www.soemo.co.uk/forums/topic.php?id=2800094
Times on soEmo.co.uk
All times excluding on chat are your local times. The server time is GMT - 8 Hours
Can I Help Out?
Sure please email email@example.com
Help required: promotion (including creating banners, posting links, Facebook, etc), forum moderators, chat moderators, general moderators...
Please join and spread the word :]
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