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Raftr Support: Your Personal Settings

Raftr Support: Your Personal Settings

You can change your profile picture or edit your profile description at any time via the Edit Profile button in the header on your profile. You will find other settings, including for notifications, via the gear in the upper right corner of your profile. Through the settings page, you can manage your push notification frequency and events, turn on hints to remind you of all the things you can do on Raftr, find and invite friends to the app, or contact us privately. You will also find find our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service here, as well as a…
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Raftr Support: Blocking, Flagging and Reporting

Raftr Support: Blocking, Flagging and Reporting

Most of the time you will see interesting contributions from people on Raftr. But, every once in awhile, a person will post things you find distasteful or you may find a post you would like to be submitted for our review. As well, while creating your own posts or comments, you might make a keyboard mistake or have second thoughts about your contribution. For these reasons we offer you editing capabilities and flagging, blocking, and reporting tools (designated by three dots on posts). On each chat message, event, post, and comment, you will see three dots in the upper right…
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Raftr Support: Sharing the Love

Raftr Support: Sharing the Love

What better way to help others get current and find their people than to share Raftr with them?! We offer a variety of ways to do so, depending on what you want to share. So you have an account on Raftr and want to invite some friends to join you? We have several, seamless options to help! Whether you would like to share a community, content, or a conversation, we provide the means to do so. Sharing Communities - aka: Rafts: To share a raft you have three options (see below for where to find them): Copy link: Tap the…
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Raftr Support: Raft Privacy Settings

Raftr Support: Raft Privacy Settings

Rafts have three different privacy setting choices (public, private, and secret), which relate to how accessible your raft is to find and join by new members. For rafts designated as private, this setting also allows you to customize how open your posts and chat content will be for viewing by non-members. For example, you might want to restrict membership, but still allow your posts to be available in the “Popular” Posts feed and “All rafts” Events feed filter for non-members to see an event you want to advertise or to attract potential new members. More details on each privacy setting…
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Raftr Support: Raft Management Settings

Raftr Support: Raft Management Settings

Once you have created a raft, you will have the opportunity to update many of its settings. These choices will allow you to set-up your raft to be tailored for the community of members you wish to attract. It is a good idea to keep these refreshed. Rafts you create have many modifiable components to customize the experience for your raft members (these settings are coming soon to Android and web, but if you’d like help before they’re on those platforms please let us know via ask@raftr.com). The following elements of a raft may be updated through settings menu (which…
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Raftr Support: Attracting New Members to Your Rafts

Raftr Support: Attracting New Members to Your Rafts

You’ve created a new raft. Congratulations! The next step is to build your community by attracting new members to join your raft and inspire conversations. The more active your raft is, the more enticing and engaging it will be to existing members, as well as to potential new members. The best ways to attract people are to keep your rafts active by posting, commenting and chatting regularly, and to respond to others’ posts and messages in a timely manner. Another benefit of having an active raft is that activity increases the chances that rafts will show up in the discovery…
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Raftr Support: Creating, Building and Managing Rafts

Raftr Support: Creating, Building and Managing Rafts

It is easy to create a raft, but the real fun comes from building a community. Rafts can be created by anybody on Raftr. We provide tools to customize, build, and manage your community; this is a big responsibility, but it is very rewarding. It is important to keep your raft vibrant and attract broad membership; we delete rafts that do not achieve this to free up their names for others that wish to take on this responsibility. To create a raft, use the + button on the bottom of the screen, which is used for creating all new content…
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Raftr Support: Creating and Managing Events, Chat Messages, and Posts

Raftr Support: Creating and Managing Events, Chat Messages, and Posts

Creating content – to share an event or a more general post, message people, or create a raft – is quick and easy with the + sign on the tab bar. When you post an event, you can also “cross-post” it, which is cool because then it can be seen on multiple rafts, reaching more people; and events, posts, and messages all have other fun options to make them more interesting. To create anything, you’ll start with the + button in the center, base of the screen. This button is used for creating any new content in the app –…
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Raftr Support: Joining and Discovering Rafts

Raftr Support: Joining and Discovering Rafts

Once you find rafts you like, you may join them to become a member. Membership will allow you to participate in its chat, create and comment on posts, and get other members’ posts in your feed. It’s easy to leave if you decide you no longer want to have its posts in your feed or to create content. To leave, go to the information section of the raft (touch the “i” in the upper right corner of its front page) and choose “leave raft”. All the rafts you have joined will appear, for easy access, on your profile. You can…
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Raftr Support: What’s a Raft?

Raftr Support: What’s a Raft?

A raft is a community formed around something you care about. Rafts are places where members can see what events are happening when, find out what others are talking about, connect with people with similar interests, and join in on interesting conversations. There are two types of rafts on Raftr and several different privacy settings for member management and content accessibility. The first type of raft is those that are curated by our team or the colleges we partner with (official) and the second type is those that people in the app create and curate (user-curated). Official rafts are denoted…
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