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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

  1. How do I sign up and create my own profile?
  2. How do I create a new group?
  3. How do I join an existing group?
  4. Can I join multiple groups?
  5. Why don't I see whether an item on someone else's list has been purchased or not?
  6. How can I see a list of all of the items I have purchased for others?
  7. What does it mean to join a group with "view only" attributes?
  8. How can I invite someone else to join the site?
  9. How do I email my list to other people?

Q. How do I sign up and create my own profile?

A. It is very simple to create your own profile in order to create your Christmas wish list.  Finish reading the rest of this FAQ and then click here to get started creating your own profile.

In the first form, type in a username and password you want to use to log in, your first name, last name, and email address.  Please note that your first and last name and email address are not required to use the site, but is required for some of the more important features of the site, such as allowing others to view your wish list.  If you do not add this information, your account will not be visible to others.

Once you have successfully created your account, log in to the site when prompted. The next page you should see after logging in for the first time is the My Profile page where you can modify your settings. You can also access your profile at any other time by clicking on the My Profile tab throughout the site.

The first section, Personal Information, contains your personal name, login username, and email address. You can modify these by clicking the edit button for that section.

The second section, Current Group Membership, is where you can join groups or families in order to share your wish list with others. Click on the edit icon for this section to modify your group memberships.  Please see other FAQs on this page for more information on joining groups.

The last section on the My Profile page, Purchase History Viewing Options, is where you can elect for which group members you want to see purchase history information.  This allows you to see if something has already been bought for another person. You have the option of showing or not showing this information per user to give you the most control over how much information you want to see.

Once your profile is updated, you are ready to start creating your wish list!

 

Q. How do I create a new group?

A. Once you have created a profile and are logged in, click on the My Profile tab.  From the My Profile page, scroll down to the second section of information, Current Group Membership and click on the edit icon to the right. Scroll down on the next page to the Create or Join New Group section.

Type in a new group code consisting of alpha and numeric characters and click Continue.  If the group code doesn't already exist, you can continue by typing in a descriptive name for the group, such as The Smith Family, and then click Create Group. If the group code does already exist, you have the option of joining that group or trying a different new group code.

The View Only option allows you to look at users' lists from another group without actually being an official member of that group.  You can see them, but they can't see you.

 

Q. How do I join an existing group?

A. In order to join an existing group, you need to know the group code for that group.  This is for security reasons, as it allows you to pass around the code to your friends to join, while minimizing the chance of a casual passer-by from joining your group.

Once you have created a profile and are logged in, click on the My Profile tab.  From the My Profile page, scroll down to the second section of information, Current Group Membership and click on the edit icon to the right. Scroll down on the next page to the Create or Join New Group section.

Type in the group code of the group you want to join and click Continue. If the group code exists, the group description will be shown, and you will be prompted to join the group.

The View Only option allows you to look at users' lists from another group without actually being an official member of that group.  You can see them, but they can't see you.

 

Q. Can I join multiple groups?

A. Yes.  You can join as many groups as you like.  By joining multiple groups, all members from all groups will be listed together when you go to the View Other's Lists and the Messages pages.

 

Q. Why don't I see whether an item on someone else's list has been purchased or not?

A. One of the most important features of the site is to see what items have already been purchased for someone else in your group. But, because you may not want to see what has been bought for people such as your spouse, your children, or if you have a second login for you and your spouse together, this feature is turned off by default for each user.

On the My Profile page, the last section is entitled Purchase History Viewing Options.  Just click on the Edit button and check off those users for whom you want to see purchase information, and click update.  Now, when you view their list, you will be able to see and add to the purchase status for that item.

 

Q. How can I see a list of all of the items I have purchased for others?

A. There is a link on the left hand side of the My Wish List page entitled Items I've Purchased.  Click on that link to see a list of all the items you have marked as purchased or partially purchased for other users' list.  Once on that page, click on the user's name to see their entire list, or click on an item to see its purchase history.

 

Q. What does it mean to join a group with "view only" attributes?

A. View Only attributes gives you the ability to view members of multiple groups without actually joining all of the groups.  This means that you can see everyone's list in that group, but they can't see you.  In other words, your account does not show up to those members in that View Only group when they log in, but you can read their list. 

This is great for when you want to see your relatives' lists without actually being a full member of their family. For example, you may have a membership group for your immediate family, and you and your spouse each have a group for extended family. By joining the extended family groups as View Only, you can see those lists without having to show up on their groups' list. You become a silent on-looker to that group instead of a real member.

 

Q. How can I invite someone else to join the site?

A. Simply go to this page and fill out the form to send en email to people who are not currently using the site to invite them to join. They will be sent an email with an invitation from you, and a link to join the site and be automatically added to your group.

 

Q. How do I email my list to other people?

A. You can email your wish list to anyone, whether they are members of the site or not, by going to this page. You can also find the link on the left menu of the My Wish List page.

 

 

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