Questions About Freebok?
The updated version of Freebok hasn't been available for very long and there
are not that many help pages available at the moment.
You are welcome to place your question in the Freebok forums if you have any questions
about the service. The help pages will be updated based on the most frequent
questions in the forums.
Freebok Home - introduction
The Freebok Home section contains pages where you can manage the settings of
your Freebok user account. These settings include your own information, privacy
settings, credits and other miscellaneous settings. Additionally, this is the
place where you manage your buddy list, read your private messages and send
messages to other Freebok users.
Propably the single most important settings of a user account are the secret
question and the related secret answer. These settings will become important
should you forget your password and a replacement password cannot be sent to the
private email address defined for your account (that's why you should keep the
private email address up to date). In a case like this a replacement password
can be sent to an email address you choose, but only if you have defined the
secret question and answer, and remember the answer correnctly. Defining the
secret answer should be one of the first things you do after creating a user
account, as this is the only way of getting a new password, when your old
email address is not functional.
The settings page has several options that you can modify, such as the
language and locale settings and inline help and sidebar visibility.
Because of the discussion and buddy features (more about them later) it would
be desirable for all users to provide some information about themselves. Many
users think that it's nicer to have a discussion when you know more about the
other party than just the username. For this purpose each user has a profile
page that can be found at
where the 'username' is the Freebok user accoount ID. For example: http://www.freebok.net/~juha/index.html.
The contents of the user profile depends on user's Privacy Settings and what
has been defined in the User Information page. Besides the user information,
the profile page may list user's buddies, guestbooks and forums.
Providing your personal information to Freebok is optional so you can appear
anonymously if you wish to do so. Alternatively you can limit the display of
your information by using the Privacy settings. One option is to show your
information only to users on your buddy list, for example.
Private messages and events
Other users can send private messages to you from your profile page. You can
read these messages from the Messages and Events page. You may receive
different kinds of notifications to the message list as well; for example, a
notification will be sent to you if another user wants to add you to her buddy
list. You can accept or reject the request directly from the list.
You can use the messages page to reply to the messages you have received and
write new messages to other Freebok users.
The Freebok Buddy List is a sort of an address book of the user names of
users you meet on the discussion forums. It's easy to send private messages
directly from the Buddy List, and you'll also see when your buddies are
You can manage forum settings from this page when you join a Freebok
The forum feature is under testing and not publicitely available at the
The Sidebar appears on the side of each Freebok page and contains different
kinds of tools. The sidebar takes some space, so you can hide it if you wish to
free that space for the main page contents. Most of the sidebar tools are
available only for logged in users.
These are some of the tools available at the moment:
The Site Settings tool allows you to change
settings that affect the Freebok site.
The Notification tool will tell you when you have
With the Shortcuts tool you can make direct links to
the Freebok pages that you use most often.