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THE FaithLink SERVICE

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THE FaithLink SERVICE

  • What is FaithLink?

FaithLink - Connecting and reconnecting the Christian community online!

FaithLink is a new kind of online Christian community where church members meet each other through networks of friends.  You can use FaithLink to:

  • Meet new and interesting people

  • Meet a match or a date

  • Help your friends meet someone new

 

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  • Why should I join FaithLink?

FaithLink helps church members expand their personal networks as well as the personal networks of their friends, and to use them more easily and effectively for practical tasks such as:

  • Reconnecting with old friends, ward members or mission companions

  • Staying better connected with new and old friends

  • Meeting new people through friends of friends to make new business connections or to find romance

  • Helping your friends meet new people

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  • How do I use FaithLink?

You invite your Christian friends to build your personal network. When you link up with a friend, you're automatically connected to all his/her friends, and vice versa. When they invite their friends, your network grows. Eventually, we hope to get the whole Christian community connected!

 

You can keep in touch with your friends via FaithLink messages or through your private Friends Board. You can also expand your horizons by meeting people who share your interests, you might want to date, or maybe with whom you have a business connection. When you view an interesting profile, learn how you're connected through your chain of friends.

 

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  • Who uses FaithLink?

People of all ages who want to be better connected to the Christian community.

 

Anyone can join FaithLink by starting his or her own FaithLink network and inviting his friends to join.  Only people who are invited by a member of the group, however, can join an existing FaithLink group.

 

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  • Is FaithLink only for online dating?

Not at all. FaithLink is a great way to meet interesting Christian people that you wouldn't meet any other way. Meet church members from other wards. Meet people who snowboard. Whether you're looking for romance or not, FaithLink is an easy and fun way to meet people who are all part of your expanded social network.

 

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  • If I am already using an online dating service, should I join FaithLink too?

FaithLink is complementary to online dating services, because it opens up an entirely different pool of potential matches - your extended social network. Even if you're already using an online dating service, you can benefit from FaithLink's approach. FaithLink helps each member and his friends leverage their personal networks to build an invitation-only pool of eligible singles.

 

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  • What if I want to help my friend, but don't want to use FaithLink myself?

If you are not interested in using FaithLink yourself but want to help your friend who invited you (or other friends), then you should accept the invitation as a "just helping out” member. You can then help your friend by inviting others to join the group, but you will not have your own FaithLink profile.

 

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  • How much does it cost to use FaithLink?

During our initial "beta" period, membership and all services are free! 

 

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FaithLink TERMINOLOGY

  • What is my FaithLink "network"?

Your network is your private, invitation-only club at FaithLink.  It is the collection of all FaithLink members you are linked to by invitation.  In other words, it is the people you invite, plus the people they invite, plus the people they invite, and so on.  It also includes the person who invited you and his or her friends and network. 

 

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  • How do I build my FaithLink network?

By inviting your friends and getting them to join.  Once you get the ball rolling, your group can grow rapidly.  The best invitees:

  • Are friends you want to introduce to other friends

  • Are likely to know other interesting friends that you would like to have in your group

  • Will actively participate in FaithLink, inviting their friends and encouraging them to join

Be sure to invite both your single and non-single friends as FaithLink is all about connecting and reconnecting the Christian community.

Check out our Growth Calculator to see how fast your group can grow.  And get the ball rolling by inviting your friends today!

 

 

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  • What happens if I invite someone who is already of member of FaithLink?

When an existing FaithLink member accepts your invitation, your networks are merged.  You become connected to his or her friends and their friends, and vice-versa.

 

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  • What is a "screen name"?

Your screen name is the name that people at FaithLink will know you by. For everyone's safety and comfort, FaithLink keeps real names and email addresses confidential.
 

Note that your real name is used when you invite a friend and that the friend's real name.

 

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  • What are "friends' comments"?

Friends' comments are a unique feature of FaithLink, where a member's friends - the person who invited the member plus the people the member invited - write short comments about the member. These descriptions, adjectives, and stories about each member from people who know him best can provide invaluable independent points of view that complement a member's own self description
 

Note that your real name is used when you invite a friend and that the friend's real name.

 

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  • What is my "watch list"?

Your watch list allows you to keep track of the listings of specific members you have found most interesting when searching or browsing. Adding a member to your watch list makes it easy for you to return to the member's profile without having to repeat the search that identified the member.


To view your watch list, click on "Watch List" under "Browse" in the menu bar at the top of most FaithLink pages.


To add a member to your watch list, simply click on "Add to watch list" under the photo in any member profile. To remove a member from your watch list, click on "Remove from list" under the member's photo on a watch list page.

 

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FINDING AND CONTACTING USERS

  • How do I find new or old friends at FaithLink?

FaithLink gives you a variety of tools for finding new or old friends among FaithLink's members.


Search – You can easily search for new or old friends a variety of ways on FaithLink. You can do a quick or an advanced search to find members matching basic criteria. You can do a keyword search to find members who use specific words in their self and match descriptions. You can search for specific members using their screen name. You can save quick or advanced searches to use them again later. You can also choose whether to search just your network or all FaithLink members.


Browse - FaithLink provides several different ways to browse through its member listings. You can browse people currently online, recent additions to FaithLink or members who have recently been active or updated their profiles, members in your “gallery” who match your basic criteria, listings of your friends, or you can browse your watch list. For example, you can see the most recent members to join FaithLink by clicking on "Browse" in the menu bar and then clicking on the "Recent additions" link.

 

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  • Can I search all of FaithLink?

You can select the scope of your search to include any combination of your FaithLink network and the rest of FaithLink. Your search results will include only those members whose visibility preference allows you to view their profile. The results are color-coded to let you know which member comes from your network and which from the rest of FaithLink.

 

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  • Why do different members' listings have different colors?

FaithLink color-codes member listings to indicate the member's connection to you. Blue members belong to your FaithLink network. Yellow members are from outside your network, i.e., from the rest of FaithLink.

 

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  • How do I send a message to another FaithLink member?

When viewing a member's profile, click the "send email" link, then compose your subject line and message and send it when you are ready. You can also send a one line message by clicking the “QuickNote” link.

 

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  • How will I know when I receive a FaithLink message?

A “New Mail” icon will appear in the upper right corner of your home page. Additionally, you can click on “My Mailbox” from the header on all pages. Messages from other FaithLink members will be sent to your login email address. The messages will be from Email@FaithLink.com. Note that the person sending the email will not know your actual email address and you will not know his or her actual email address.
 

Please note that FaithLink keeps messages for only 60 days.

 

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  • Why should I post a photo?

We strongly encourage you to post a photo. Posting a photo helps identify you to your friends and helps make FaithLink more fun and easy to use. Your photo will be visible only to members of you own FaithLink group.

 

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  • What kind of photos are best?

All kinds of photos can work, provided that they a) show you clearly and b) make it clear which person is you. For this reason, we recommend photos where you are the only or the primary person.

 

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TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY

  • What are FaithLink's privacy policies and terms of service? 

FaithLink values your privacy and believes that the user should be in control of his personal information. For this reason, we allow each user to set preferences that control who can see his or her FaithLink profile. In addition, we do not sell or rent members' email addresses or other contact information.
 

Please read our privacy policy and terms of service for details.

 

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  • How much does it cost to use FaithLink?

During our initial "beta" period, membership and all services are free! 

 

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  • What preferences can I control?

FaithLink allows you to control your membership through several preferences: interested in (e.g. Finding Old Friends, Just Helping Out), visibility (which controls who can see your profile), posting status (which controls whether your profile is visible to anyone and whether you can view anyone else's profile).

 

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  • Should I put my name, email address, or telephone number in my profile?

Absolutely not. FaithLink values our members' confidentiality and has designed FaithLink to be a good environment in which to meet and communicate with other church members without revealing contact information until you are ready. FaithLink's Terms of Service specifically prohibit members from disclosing names, email addresses, or telephone numbers in member profiles. 

 

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  • Does FaithLink sell or rent email lists?

No.  FaithLink does not sell or rent the names or email addresses of our members.  We take our members' privacy very seriously and do not support spam.

 

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