Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a few of the common questions asked about We're All Neighbours. If you've got a question that's not covered, then get in touch.
- Why sign up for an account?
- Why can't I see images?
- Who's behind this website?
- Can I trust the posts?
- How can I publish information?
- Why can't I publish images?
- Why doesn't the website remember my login?
- Can I get involved in We're All Neighbours?
- How are the 'views' worked out for posts?
- What's with the ignoring other users thing?
- Can I pay for an advert on We're All Neighbours?
- Any plans for We're All Neighbours?
Why sign up for a publishing account?
It's free and if you don't sign up for an account you'll miss out on...
- Publishing content on the website.
- Messaging other publishers.
- A profile page.
- Viewing published images, or more importantly, our WAN Snaps.
Why can't I see images?
You have to be logged into We're All Neighbours and have an image account to be able to view images on this website. Image accounts are going to cost £10 per year, but until we get round to sorting out a bank account we're giving away free image accounts, so best sign up now!
Who's behind this website?
Andy Tompkins, one the partners behind the Cambridge based web design company Digital Spoke built this website in 2003. He left Digital Spoke in early 2007 and is currently looking at ways of handing over the development of We're All Neighbours to the 'community it serves'.
Can I trust the posts?
Most of the content on this website is posted by the various registered users. We don't check anything and posts 'go live' straight away. We ask the community to alert us if something is incorrect. Essentially, it's an open publishing system. Of course this means we don't guarantee that anything posted on this website is 'correct'.
How can I publish information?
Why can't I publish images?
All images have to 'web ready'. Which means either a JPEG or GIF file. There's image dimension and file size restrictions, which you can see on the upload image forms themselves. Naming the files is quite important, make sure you've not got any spaces in the filename and use simple text, numbers and underscores. Also, always make sure the stupid PC file extension is included, so either .jpg or .gif.
Why doesn't the website remember my login?
Your web browser must be able to accept cookies set by We're All Neighbours for the login sytem to work.
Can I get involved in We're All Neighbours?
How are the 'views' worked out for posts?
We keep track of the number of times posts have been 'viewed' on the website to give users feedback as to the value of posting content on We're All Neighbours. We decided to count a post being listed in a 'results list page' as a view. We think that the listings pages are clear enough that someone will only click though and view the details of posts that really do interest them, although they've checked through the entire list. This leads to the views perhaps being higher than they 'should' be, but the other way round (only counting views on the details pages) seemed just as wrong and wouldn't look so sexy. Remember kids, statistics != truth.
What's with the ignoring other users thing?
We're not keen on censorship here at We're All Neighbours HQ. So one day when someone was posting rubbish that really gave us a 'shall we delete it' dilema we decided to allow users to just ignore people who are posting (in their opinion) crap. Kinda 'self-censorship'... Seems to work ok at the moment... And the stats makes some funny reading.
Can I pay for an advert on We're All Neighbours?
Any plans for We're All Neighbours?
We're looking into ways of handing We're All Neighbours over to the 'community', if you would like to be involved in the We're All Neighbours Organisational Commitee, then get in touch.