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  • GENERAL
  • WHAT IS MOVIE FAN CENTRAL? Movie Fan Central (MFC) is the online movie community for members of the JoBlo.com Movie Network. The JoBlo.com Movie Network (JMN) comprises several websites including its flagship site JoBlo's Movie Emporium, along with its horror site Arrow in the Head, its celebrity/gossip site Movie Hotties, and the DVD Clinic. Click HERE for more info. HOW DO I JOIN? It's simple, free and easy to do! Click HERE to enter your preferred username/email address. Once you confirm your email address (you will be sent an authentication message for confirmation), you will have full access to the entire JoBlo.com community ("What's included in my free membership?"). Please make sure that our activation email doesn't get caught up in your SPAM/FILTER folder. WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY FREE MEMBERSHIP? Other than the fact that you're automatically upgraded to the status of a "cool person" in your own social circle, you will also receive these privileges with your account:
    1. A Movie Fan Central profile page (example: JoBlo's own profile page which includes the ability to post blogs, movie reviews, upload images, videos, your DVD collection, stay in touch with friends, post comments on other profiles, create top 10 lists, update your status, "skin" your profile with various movie themes and more!
    2. The ability to post and talk movies in our MFC discussion forums
    3. The ability to "Strike Back" across any of the sites in our JoBlo Movie Network
    4. The ability to participate in our annual Golden Schmoes nominations process.
    5. A free monthly JoBlo.com newsletter
    6. Automatic entry into our JoBlo.com contests (over $30,000 worth of prizes given out so far)
    HOW DO YOU RATE MEMBERS? All of your posts from our forums/strike backs will count toward your 'post count', which "ranks" members/schmoes and segregates them into 5 coveted designations:

    INFANT SCHMOE: 0-49 posts
    JUNIOR SCHMOE: 50-249 posts
    SENIOR SCHMOE: 250-999 posts
    SUPER SCHMOE: 1,000-9,999 posts
    KING OF ALL SCHMOES: 10,000+ posts DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES/GUIDELINES? Most definitely! We do not allow hateful messages, racism, homophobic crap, nudity, threats or otherwise violations of any laws whatsoever. No direct insults among members either. We also reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread/comment for any reason, and ban people who are acting like pricks. You know who you are... ;) In other words, if you're a cool person with good judgment, you'll stick around for the long run. If you'd rather insult people, not make a lot of sense and just be an all-around troll...you'll get bounced pretty quickly. WHERE IS MY PROFILE PAGE? Once accepted into Movie Fan Central, you will be sent an activation email which you need to activate (please make sure it doesn't end up in your SPAM/FILTER folder), so that your account will become active. Everyone's Profile Page website address is written the same way: www.moviefancentral.com/YOURUSERNAME. For example, JoBlo's MFC profile page is: www.moviefancentral.com/joblo. WHAT ARE COMMUNITY LISTS? The Movie Fan Central COMMUNITY LISTS are the aggregate TOP 20 LISTS of all participating MFC members, each of whom have the ability to create their own personal COMMUNITY LISTS ("How do I add a 'Community List' to my profile?" featuring different categories like FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL-TIME or FAVORITE DIRECTOR, and all of which, when averaged out, will result in the MFC COMMUNITY LISTS which you can see HERE. The lists are continually updated as members update their own lists and the mechanics behind the process can be read about HERE. HOW DO I BECOME FRIENDS WITH ANOTHER MEMBER? When you're on someone's profile page, look at the top right hand side section of their page, right above the # of posts and you'll notice a link that says ADD AS FRIEND, which looks an awful lot like this... Click on ADD AS FRIEND, and you will be given the option of entering a MESSAGE to that member (the message is optional) and then to click on SUBMIT. That's about it. After that, you just wait for that member to "be-friend" you on their end. Once someone is your friend, you will automatically see their MFC activities on your HOME page. ("How do I remove someone from my latest activity section?") You can see all of your own outstanding FRIEND REQUESTS by clicking on the FRIENDS button, and checking out your REQUESTED FRIENDS section. You can always REMOVE your request from that page as well, by clicking on CANCEL under the member's username.
  • UPDATING
  • HOW DO I UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFO PAGE? You can either click on MY ACCOUNT at the top right hand side of the site and be taken directly to your EDIT PROFILE INFO page or click on the INFO button at top of your profile page, then click on EDIT on the right hand side and then proceed to edit anything you want in your PERSONAL, INTERESTS, FAVORITES and CONTACT INFO sections. HOW DO I UPDATE MY PROFILE PAGE? All of your profile page updates can be done from one spot called QUICK POST. To get there, just click on the HOME button from anywhere on the MFC, and look for this section at the top of the page... From here, updating is as easy as pie. HOW DO I UPDATE MY STATUS UPDATE? In order to update the status update on your profile, you must click on STATUS UPDATE from the QUICK POST menu and this opens up... From here, just enter your status update (Example: "I'm about to watch TOTAL RECALL for the 14th time") and click on SUBMIT. You've just updated your status. HOW DO I POST A BLOG TO MY PROFILE? Posting a blog to your profile is pretty simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on BLOG and this opens up... From here, just enter a title for your blog (Example: "Why can't Hollywood make original movies anymore??"), choose your mood from the drop-down menu (example: angry, happy, horny, bored, etc...) and enter your blog below.

    Once done, click on SUBMIT and you've posted a blog to your profile.

    Optional: You can also add TAGS to your blog which are keywords that could help to identify your blog, or add an IMAGE to your blog by clicking on BROWSE and uploading the image you wanted. HOW DO I POST A REVIEW TO MY PROFILE? Posting a review to your profile is pretty simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on REVIEW and this opens up... From here, enter the title of your film. Please note that the MFC might offer you different options when entering the title of your film. Choose the film from the list, so that we can add all of the related info to your review without any assistance from you (the film's poster, cast info and link to its official site will be added by the MFC automatically). Not all movies are currently in our database ("Why can't I enter a review for [enter a name of a film here]").

    Next, select a rating for the film from 0-10/10 from the drop-down menu on the right.

    After that, enter the plot of the movie into the section called PLOT.

    Finally, enter your review in the section marked REVIEW.

    Once done, click on SUBMIT and you've posted a review to your profile!

    Optional: It's to note that some HTML code works in the review, so to BOLD a word enter before the word(s) you want to bold and at the end of the word. Replace "b" by "i" for the word(s) to become italicized and replace "b" by "u" if you want the word(s) to be underlined.

    Optional: You can also add an IMAGE to your review by clicking on BROWSE and uploading the image you wanted. Remember that the poster image at the top of your review is entered automatically by the MFC.
    HOW DO I UPLOAD AN IMAGE(S) TO MY PROFILE? Posting an image to your profile is very simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on IMAGE and this opens up... From here, you can upload as many pictures as you want to your profile (try not to upload pictures that are too big though) by clicking on BROWSE and nabbing the pictures from your own computer. By choosing the TYPE of picture from the drop-down menu at the top of this section, you can file them into different folders of your profile.

    Once you've chosen 1-to-3 images to upload at a time, click on SUBMIT and your pictures are uploaded to your profile. Right after the upload, you'll be taken to your MANAGE IMAGES page... From this section, you can:
    1. ADD CAPTIONS to your images, by clicking on EDIT next to the picture in question
    2. DELETE the picture(s) you want by clicking on DELETE next to the picture in question
    3. MAKE DEFAULT: By clicking on MAKE DEFAULT next to the picture you want, the picture will become your DEFAULT PROFILE PIC
    4. MAKE FAVORITE PIC: Every member has a section in their left-column called FAVORITE PIC. To choose an image for that area, click on MAKE FAVORITE next to the picture of your choice, and it will become your FAVORITE PIC.
    HOW DO I CHOOSE/UPDATE MY PROFILE PIC? A quick response to this question is: To choose/update your DEFAULT PROFILE PIC, click on IMAGE on your QUICK POST menu, upload an image of your choice and then choose MAKE DEFAULT from your MANAGE IMAGES section. For a longer explanation, go to "How do I upload an image to my profile?". HOW DO I CHOOSE/CHANGE THE "FAVORITE PIC" ON MY PROFILE PAGE? A quick response to this question is: To choose/update your FAVORITE PIC on the left-column of your profile, click on IMAGE on your QUICK POST menu, upload an image of your choice and then choose MAKE FAVORITE from your MANAGE IMAGES section. For a longer explanation, go to "How do I upload an image to my profile?". HOW DO I UPLOAD A VIDEO(S) TO MY PROFILE? Posting a video to your profile is very simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on VIDEO and this opens up... From here, simply enter the website address of the video in question (see example), as well as a short title for the video and click on SUBMIT. You've now uploaded a video to your profile.

    Note: Currently, we don't support all video sites, but the following sites are supported on the MFC: JoBlo Videos, Yahoo!, Google, YouTube, GameSpot, GameTrailers, FunnyOrDie, Vimeo and Joost. HOW DO I ADD A "TOP 10" or "COMMUNITY LIST" TO MY PROFILE? Entering your own top 10 list to your profile is simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on TOP 10 and this opens up... From here, you can click on either:

    CREATE A NEW LIST: This will allow you to post your own TOP 10 list, with whatever title you want, etc...

    EDIT YOUR COMMUNITY LISTS: This will allow you to post your own COMMUNITY LISTS, which are 15 movie categories chosen by Movie Fan Central, and which will help others get to know your movie tastes better. Your picks will also be counted toward our MFC Community Lists.

    If you click on CREATE A NEW LIST, this page will open up... To enter your own TOP 10 list here, enter a title for your list (example: Top 10 favorite hotties, Top 15 worst directors, etc...), then enter the picks in your list.

    Once done, click on SUBMIT and you've posted a TOP 10 LIST to your profile!

    Optional: You can add more items to your list (more than 10 picks) by clicking on ADD MORE ITEMS near the bottom.

    Optional: You can also add an IMAGE to your list by clicking on BROWSE and uploading the image you wanted.

    If you click on EDIT YOUR COMMUNITY LISTS, this page will open up... From the drop-down menu, choose which community list you want to edit, including Favorite Movie of All-time, Favorite Comedy/Sci-Fi/Horror/Action, Favorite Actor/Actress/Director/Hottie and others.

    Once you choose a list, you can easily enter/edit your picks and click on SUBMIT. Repeat for all/any category lists you want to complete at any time. HOW DO I UPLOAD MY DVD COLLECTION TO MY PROFILE? Uploading your DVD COLLECTION to your MFC profile is fairly simple. From the QUICK POST menu, click on DVD and this opens up... From here, enter the title of the DVD you want to add to your collection. The MFC will automatically offer you several options for your entry, like below... From the list, choose the title you're referring to and see the DVD cover displayed to you, as per below... Once you've chosen the correct title, you can either (all 3 items below are optional):
    1. Click WISHLIST in order to add the title to your WISHLIST, as opposed to your actual DVD COLLECTION (this would be for DVDs you want to get in the future)
    2. Choose to provide the DVD/film with a rating out of 10 (although this is optional)
    3. Choose either STANDARD or BLU-RAY for your choice. If you leave it "as is", it will be saved as a standard DVD to your collection.
    Once done, click on SUBMIT and the DVD in question will be added to your profile's DVD COLLECTION. If you want to add Multiple DVDs to your profile in one fell swoop, check out "How do I enter more than 1 DVD at a time to my DVD collection".
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING
  • WHY CAN'T I ENTER A REVIEW FOR [enter name of film here]? Currently, we have over 3,500 movies in our database, most films released from 1995-present. In order for a review to be posted to the MFC, it needs to be in our database, so if you're trying to enter a review of a film that is not there, please let us know about the omission HERE and we will add it pretty asap. HOW DO I ENTER MORE THAN 1 DVD AT A TIME TO MY DVD COLLECTION? If you want to enter a bunch of DVDs into your MFC DVD COLLECTION in one shot, click on ADD MULTIPLE DVDs, after you clicked on DVD from the QUICK POST menu. From there, you will see this page... From this list, you can choose as many DVDs as you want to add to your MFC DVD COLLECTION in one fell swoop. If you're using a PC, click on a title you want to add, and press CONTROL on your keyboard and hold it down (hold COMMAND down for Macs). Then continue to choose other titles while continuing to hold down the CONTROL button. Once you've chosen all of the DVDs (we suggest you go in intervals of 20 if you're adding a lot in one shot), click on SUBMIT and all the DVDs will be added to your collection.

    To edit them afterwards, go to your MY DVDS section and choose EDIT under any DVD that you want to edit (i.e. if you want to give them a RATING or choose them as a Blu-Ray). HOW DO I CHOOSE MY "TOP FRIENDS"? Click on the FRIENDS button at the top of the site. Then scroll down to your CURRENT FRIENDS section, where you'll see all of your friends listed as such... From there, just click on MAKE TOP for any friend that you want to add to your TOP FRIENDS section. Your TOP FRIENDS section can only accommodate 12 friends at the same time. You can always remove/edit your TOP FRIENDS whenever you want. Just like in real life. HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE "FRIEND" REQUEST? When you log-in to your MFC HOME page, you will see a link at the top right hand side that shows the number of members who have asked you to become their friend, such as this... Click on the FRIEND REQUESTS LINK and you're taken to your INCOMING FRIEND REQUESTS page, where you can either ACCEPT/DECLINE the member's request to be your friend. If you decline their invite, they will not receive notice of your rejection. Sweet. You can also see all of your INCOMING FRIEND REQUESTS by clicking on the FRIENDS button at the top of the site. On that page, you will also see:
    1. All of your CURRENT friends
    2. All of your TOP friends
    3. All of your own FRIEND REQUESTS
    4. And all of your INCOMING FRIEND REQUESTS
    HOW DO I REMOVE SOMEONE FROM MY "LATEST ACTIVITY" SECTION? If you no longer want to be FRIENDS with a certain member, the best thing to do would be to go to your FRIENDS section and simply remove them from your FRIENDS list.

    If you still want to remain friends, but don't want to see their UPDATES on your HOME page, click on ACCOUNT SETTINGS near the top right hand side of any MFC page, and uncheck anyone you don't want excluded from your friends' latest activity feed. HOW DO I SWITCH THE "THEME" ON MY MFC PROFILE? When you first sign on to your MFC profile, your page will have a "default" theme which isn't related to any specific movie. In order to spruce up your page, you can choose a 'movie theme' to "skin" your profile, by clicking on THEMES near the top right hand side of any page on the MFC, and then choosing whichever theme you want applied to your profile.

    The THEME you choose will only be shown in your PROFILE pages, nowhere else on the site. You can change your THEMES at anytime (takes 2 seconds), and we will continue to be adding themes to the MFC frequently. "How do I suggest a 'movie theme' to Movie Fan Central?".
  • COOL STUFF YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT
  • HOW DO I FIND JOBLO.COM STAFF MEMBERS TO BEFRIEND? On the MFC portal front page, go to the TOP MEMBERS section and choose 'JoBlo staff' from the menu in order to see all staff members with profiles on MOVIE FAN CENTRAL (not all staff members are currently showing up there, but will soon...). Go to JoBlo's own FRIENDS page if you want to hook up with them from now. HOW DO I ADD A MOVIE QUOTE TO MY PROFILE? On the left-hand side of your profile, you can see this link... Click on EDIT and an archives of over 2,200 movie quotes will pop-up from which you can select one to be played in your profile, when someone clicks on PLAY. You can change your quote as many times as you want...just keep clicking on EDIT. Great way to spend your day, by the way! HOW DO I SEE ALL MFC ACTIVITY FROM MINUTE-TO-MINUTE? There's no need to befriend everyone in order to see all of the updates on the MFC from minute-to-minute. From the MFC portal page, scroll down to the right bottom corner and click on CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL CURRENT ACTIVITY.

    You can also see all of your FRIENDS' latest activity by clicking on your HOME button ("How do I remove someone from my 'Latest Activity' section") – HYPERLINK TO ITEM IN THIS FAQ). HOW DO I UPDATE THE RSS NEWSFEEDS ON MY PROFILE? In order to update the JoBlo Movie Network newsfeeds on the left column of your HOME page, click on the UPDATE NEWS FEEDS on your HOME section... ...and choose what newsfeeds from the JMN you want shown on the left-hand side column... You can also choose the order in which they're shown on your page by DRAGGING them up/down yourself... In future editions of Movie Fan Central, we will allow folks to add their own RSS feeds from other sites as well. HOW COULD I TELL WHO ELSE HAS THE SAME DVD AS I DO? Click on the MY DVDS button on your own profile page, then click on the TITLE of the DVD, and you'll be sent to a results page, which would look like this (example: for the FIGHT CLUB DVD)... On this page, you can see the # of members who have the same DVD as you do, the breakdown of DVDs-to-Blu-Rays of that disc, the average rating given to the film by those who have given it a rating in their respective profiles, as well as a breakdown of each member's personal rating, if chosen. You can also click to BUY THE DVD NOW from Amazon.com to purchase the DVD. HOW COULD I SEE OTHER MEMBER REVIEWS OF FILMS I'VE REVIEWED? Click on the REVIEWS button on your own profile page. Under each of your reviews, there should be a section called OTHER REVIEWS OF THIS FILM, which looks like this... If the section above isn't shown, it's because nobody else on the MFC has reviewed that film.

    If you click on DISPLAY ALL, you will be shown all other members' reviews of the same film you reviewed, like so...
  • REPORTING/CONTACTING US
  • HOW DO I SUGGEST A "MOVIE THEME" TO THE MFC? If you want to suggest a 'movie theme' that you'd like to see added to the MFC, please do so via our contact us form HERE. HOW DO I REPORT A NASTY IMAGE/COMMENT? Under any picture or comment, you should see a red link that says REPORT like... Click on REPORT and enter your reason for reporting the image/comment/member. We deal with these reports swiftly and appreciate your help in keeping our community clean from spammers and pricks. HOW DO I LET YOU KNOW ABOUT ERRORS/BUGS? Please report all errors/bugs you may come across to us via our CONTACT US form HERE. We will look into all such issues swiftly. HOW CAN I INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN? To invite your friends to join Movie Fan Central, click on INVITE FRIENDS at the top right hand side of the site and enter their email addresses into the form. We don't use those email addresses for anything else....ever! HOW DO I CONTACT YOU GUYS? For all questions/suggestions related to Movie Fan Central, please email us via our CONTACT US form HERE. For all JoBlo.com related queries, please refer to our CONTACT US section.
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