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Getting Started

To get started with iKONVERSE, it’s an easy 3 step process

  1. Complete your basic information and membership information
  2.  Add the profile information you want to share
  3. Create your groups
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:12 PM
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The Basics

·         How do I start a new group?

  • From you group page, go the grey “Start a new group” button on the upper right side of the page. Click on this. Enter the group name, decide if the group will be a paid premium group or free and who can participate.  There are 4 types of groups. Click on “Next” At this point you can either 1) enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to participate in the discussion then click on invite. Decide if they will be participants (and can engage in the discussion) or just observe your content. Now you are ready to go. Click “Finish” button on the bottom right of the page

·         How do I add another participant to a group?

  • Click on your group. To add a participant, click on the “Add Participant” light grey button on the right side of the screen. Type the name or email address of the new invitee next to the “Invite” box and any message below.  Select participant or observer and if the participant can join for free. Then press Invite.

·         How do I add a participant who can only observe my group?

  • Click on your group. To add a participant, click on the “Add Participant” light grey button on the right side of the screen. Type the name or email address of the new invitee next to the “Invite” box and any message below.  Select observer and if the participant can join for free. Then press “Invite”.

·         What are the types of groups I can invite followers into?

  • There are 4 types of conversations: Private, P2P, Friends, and Open. In Private groups only the host can invite other people. For a P2P group, anyone currently participating in the group can invite someone else. Follower and Public groups do not necessarily need specific invites. Followers groups are visible to all the host’s connections and Public groups are visible to everyone on TradersHighway.

·         What are the different group roles?

  • There are 4 different roles within a group: Host, Moderator, Participant, and Observer. The Host can add participants to all types of conversations and is the only person who can edit the cover page. The Moderator can delete any content within a conversation. Participants can create topics, write posts and upload or download files. Observers can view a conversation and any attached files, but cannot post anything or make any changes to the conversation. What is the difference between ignoring a group and deleting it?
  • To ignore a group, click the “Zzz” button on the desired group. If you ignore a group, you can still see the group but it will drop to the bottom of your dashboard and you will no longer receive notifications about it. To delete a group, click the red X by the conversation. By deleting the group, you are leaving it and will no longer be able to view it anymore. If you are the Host and you delete a group, nobody will be able to access it anymore.

·         How do I create or delete a topic?

  • To create a topic, enter the topic title in the box labeled “Start a new topic.” To delete a topic, delete all the posts within a topic. You can delete your own posts in a topic but only the Moderator can delete everyone’s post.

·         How do I edit or delete a post?

  • To edit a post, click the pencil icon under a post. However, you can only edit a post for 15 minutes and then it becomes permanent. To delete a post, click the red X under the post. You can delete a post at any time.

·         How do I add a picture to represent each of my groups?

  • Once you have created a group, click on the square “Click here to add a group picture”. Use the browse function to select an image, open the image and then click on Load the image to iKONVERSE

·         How do I know when a group was created and who is invited?

  • Go to the group on your home page and hover over this group. Click on the group. You will see on the lower right hand side of the page a summary of the group, including when the group was started, the host, moderator, who is participating and the privacy settings for the group

·         How do I know if I have messages?

  • When you go to the landing page, your most recent posts to groups will have risen to the top of your group gallery.  You will see a small blue number icon over the eye that will indicate how many new posts have been added to the group.  You can also see a summary of all recent group posts on the small headshot image on the top right side of the screen.  Finally, if you click on the drop down file box on the far right of the screen.

·         How do I manage the privacy of a specific groups?

  • Enter the group by clicking on the blue eye. After this, click on the “Privacy Rules” box on the lower right side of the screen.  From here you will be able to manage all elements of the privacy of a discussion.  Only the Host or Moderator can manage the privacy rules of any group.

·         How do I add an event to the Calendar?

  • To add an event, click on the desired date and enter the relevant information about the event. Once an event has been created, you can send yourself an email about the event and use the .ics file to sync it with your personal calendar.

·         What is the purpose of the Cover page?

  • The cover page is for any additional about a group. It could be a business or individual profile, an image, a set of terms and conditions, or a privacy and confidentiality agreement.

·         How do I add an image to the Cover page?

  • To add cover page content, click on the Cover tab, and enter your desired information and/or copy in an image in the “Enter you Cover Page Content” box

·         How do I use the “To Do” tab?

  • To add a to do, click on the “To Do” tab, type the topic area into the “Add a to do list”, then click on “add a to do”, type your “to do” over the shaded text adjacent to the empty square, click on “Add” once you are happy with your message. To assign the task, go to the “assignment” button and click on the drop down to select the assigned person for the task. Once the task is completed, check the empty square adjacent to the “to do” and it will drop down to the completed task list.

·         What is the difference between by “Groups” tab and my “Followed” tab?

  • Your Groups tab on the top right side of the page will take you to all of the groups you are participating in.  Your “Followed” tab will take you to all of the traders and educators you want to follow and see what they have to say in the public space

·         How do I manage email notification?

  • Go to your group page, click on “Email Notification” on the lower right side of the screen.  You can now edit your email notification as a default setting.  If you want to edit this for specific conversations, you can also enter a “Email Notification” for each specific conversation.

·         How do I find other experts, followers or Groups?

  • You can search for traders and educators using the search box on the top right side of the page. Enter the name of the group, trader or educator you are searching for and iKONVERSE will find them for you.

·         What does it mean to delete my iKONVERSE account?

  • Deleting your account will erase your profile, picture and log-in information.
  • However, groups created by you will not be deleted as others may have participated in them. If you wish to delete these conversation, you should do so as the Host
  • Any snippets posted by you in any conversation will still show under the identity used by you at the time. However, highlighting the snippet will not show your picture
  • If you rejoin iKONVERSE later, you will no longer be associated with any snippet posted by you in the deleted account.
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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Managing Your Account

You can delete your account by clicking on “Delete my account” on the bottom right of your landing screen.

 

Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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Premium Paid Groups

How do I charge for a premium group?
  • From you group page, go the grey “Start a new group” button on the upper right side of the page. Click on this. Enter the group name, decide if the group will be a paid premium group or free and who can participate.  If you select “paid” , you will be asked to select the type of group. Pick one. This will lead you to a pricing schedule.  Complete the schedule. You only need to add pricing for the access you want to provide.  You will then be asked to describe your group, why you should join, who should join and any tags that you would like to add.  After this you are free to invite followers, select how they will participate and you will be all set to go.

·         What type of paid groups can I start?

  • There are 5 different types of groups you can start: A subscription group where participants pay a fee to join; A Consultation where you pay an expert to provide you a private consultation; A Question where you post a question and pay for the best answer; A Focus Group where you pay all participants a fee for their participation and finally Earn and Burn, where you pay a fee and also are paid for you participation.
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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Your Identities

·         Why do I need multiple identities?

  • TradersHighway allows users distinct profiles with separate groups and connections. Feel free to express your views in privacy

·         What is the alternate identity?

  • The alternate profile is open-ended and can be tailored to suit any trader’s need. Users can use it to connect with a different groups or as an anonymous identity to post on message boards or discussion threads without having to reveal personal information.

·         How do I switch between identities?

  • Click on your identity and look for the drop down menu that shows both your identities and your affinity groups if you have any.  Select which identity you want to communicate as.  You will then see a new group page with your identities groups.

·         How do I manage my identity?

  • Go to your group page, click on “Manage My Identities” on the lower right side of the screen. You can then edit, change or delete each one of your profiles.
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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Followers and Following

·         How do I follow Traders and Educators I respect?

  • Go to the top right grey “Manage Following” button and click on this. From here you will be able to search for groups and traders you want to follow and view on your follow page
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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Affinity Groups

·         What is an Affinity Group?

  • An Affinity group gives you the ability as a expert host or business to set up your own site within iKONVERSE and provide more information about your services and products.  Followers can find this page and learn more about you and your business

·         How do I create an Affinity Group?

  • Click on your identify and look for a drop down bar. Click on “Add an Affinity Group”. Select a name and confirm it is still available.  You will now be asked to purchase your Affinity group.
  • Once payment if confirmed, upload an image for the group and complete the profile.  From here, you can upload a member list, and manage your affinity group.
Posted : Mar 07, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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