A: The messaging system looks for various words and patterns that are objectionable. While everyone should be an adult here Treasure Hunt tries to keep the offensive words and potentially dangerous aspects of being online in check.
Q: I left some fields in my profile blank and now there are odd things in them?
A: Indeed a section left empty has a default "phrase" that gets inserted when a user doesn't fill it in. This is meant to be both comical and hopefully entice people to fill in all the sections. If it's something you don't like or don't do, be witty about why. It all adds up to insight about who you are and gives those interested in you more insight to why you're opposed, against, or simply uninterested in something.
Q: Why do I have to include my weight?
A: Simply put because you should be presenting yourself, not misrepresenting or lying about yourself. However there is much more behind Treasure Hunt requiring you to include your weight.
Another thing to note is that your weight is not displayed. It is used to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). Of course with some math someone could figure it out if they wanted but BMI doesn't take body type into account. This is where pictures come in, but more on that later.
#1 The "Embarrassment Factor"
It's better to have someone pass you by without you knowing it than setting up a date and then have them ridicule you in person, in public, because you're too big or too small for their tastes.
#2 "Better Results"
Most times when weight is an issue it's fear of being ridiculed for being too big or too small. There are people out there who want larger partners, and some who want smaller partners. Despite what "society" might drone as the norm of "attractiveness" be firm in who you are and realize that there is someone who is going to find you attractive for who you are, large or small. Don't hide or lie about it.
It seems these days the cell phone from above self shot is the picture of choice. It presents a great opportunity to hide things. Problem is if we attract a mate based on lies one day you will get found out and you might lose something you could have kept if you were honest from the get go.
While Treasure Hunt requires you to add at least two pictures, they can be very obscure and hopefully the addition of a BMI score and pictures can show you for you. Some people are self conscious about their weight (large and small) but wear it well, or simply look perfect to a would be suitor. You are awesome, so why hide yourself!?
Q: How do I view others?
A: Well typically you just click Search however your location and Search Settings might limit your results.
If your searches come up with nothing or very limited results there are a few things to consider. Treasure Hunt searches by location. There is no radius systems based off postal or zip codes. Always make sure your city/town of residence is spelled correctly.
Another thing to consider is your search criteria may be very strict and there are simply no users that match your stringent set of criteria.
You can also go to the Search Edit page and use the "Username" portion to search for a specific user. When you use the username as the search query it will find matches outside your location and search preferences.
Q: Help I signed up but I never got my activation / confirmation email with my temporary password!?
A: Ahoy! Fret not click here and the system will resend your activation email. This will also reset your temporary password so if you find the previous email just delete it since it will no longer work. Sadly some spam filters are set up dumb. They don't just filter spam, but they don't show or alert you to the fact your confirmation email was eaten for up to a month. This is typically more a problem with how local ISP's have their email set up for clients but none the less it can hold up your Treasure Hunting for sure!
Q: I'm on an iOS device (iPad or iPhone) and I can't seem to add my pictures from Facebook?
A: Sadly those devices won't let you select pictures from your device, so I have a cheesy work around. You must link to the pictures you want to use where they are already online. Sadly with Facebook your privacy settings are probably blocking the Treasure Hunt server from accessing your pictures.
First make sure the address to the picture you want ends in a .jpg extension. Then log out of Facebook and paste the address to your picture into your web browser. If you get told you must be logged in to view the picture your settings are blocking Treasure Hunt and you will need to either change your security settings or put your picture on something like tinypic.
Q: I've signed up but I can't login?
A: First answer a few questions for yourself
#1 Did you get the email with your temporary password? (If not click here.)
#2 Did you click the activation link in the email?
#3 Did you get an error message from the activation page?
#4 Have you tried to copy and paste the password?
Sadly many people seem to miss the instructions they are given when they sign up. Follow each step carefully and you'll be treasure hunting in no time. If you're really stuck report the problem or contact me and I'll help you out personally.
Q: I've submitted a listing for my business in the hotspots but I need to make some changes to my profile. How do I go about updating my business info?
A: Right now you will need to contact me and I will make the changes. In the future I may implement systems to allow you to make your own changes.
Be sure to keep your listing ID or payment ID handy so you can let me know which listing is yours. Given the nature of some businesses there could be thousands of places called "Joe's Coffee" so I'll need ID and location to update your particular listing. You can find your listing here.