Frequently Asked Questions
My Noet—Profiles, Posts, Messaging and Affirmations
How do I create a profile?
It's easy: visit Noet.com, and click on "Create a free account." A wizard will walk you through the process.
How can I edit my profile?
Click the arrow next to your name in the top-right corner and you'll see a tab that says "Account Settings". It shows you everything you need make your profile yours.
What information goes in the "About" section of my profile?
Under "Account Settings," you can write a description about yourself in the "About" section. Then you can use the privacy sliders to control who can see it.
How do I change my profile URL?
Under "Account Settings,", you can change your profile URL, your privacy, and all your other information.
Can I post a status to my profile?
You can post status updates on the "My Noet" page, but not specifically to your profile. (Since Noet Groups aims to be a digital commons, it emphasizes community discussion.)
Can I post on another person's profile?
No, for the same reason.
How many times can I change my profile URL? Can I have more than one?
You can change your profile URL as many times as you'd like (as long as the URL is still available). You can only have one profile URL at a time, though.
Can I edit my own posts?
Not right now, no.
How do I tag other Noet users in a post?
You can't tag other people (yet).
Can I send another person a private message?
Yes. There is a "Send a message" link on the right side of every profile page.
How can I see who clicked "Like" on a post?
Hover your mouse over the number counter next to the "Like" button. Everyone who liked the post will be listed.
Can I post pictures/albums on my profile?
You can’t directly upload a photo, but if you paste a link to an image, we’ll load it under your post. Group photo albums are coming soon.
Groups—Levels of Membership, Creating, Details, and Admin
What should I do when I first sign in? Start a group? Find a group? Look for people I know?
The first thing you should do is create your profile. A wizard will walk you through this on your first visit. You can then search for existing groups to join, or start a new group by clicking on the "Start a New Group" button at the top of the page. Be sure to join the group for your real-world faith communities — your church, small group, etc. — and then "follow" authors or organizations you are interested in. You can anonymously "observe" some groups as well.
What's the difference between being an admin, member, follower, or observer of a group?
An admin has all privileges within the group, including adding and deleting members. A group member can post to the group and see all posts by group members. Observers remain anonymous while followers do not. Admins can determine which membership types are appropriate for their groups and if followers and observers are allowed to comment and post.
How do I create a group?
On the right side there's a button titled "New Group." Click on it and follow the step-by-step process to create your own group.
Can I view a list of groups that have already started?
When you start typing in the search bar at the top of the page, a list of created groups will appear.
How do I change the profile image for a group?
You must be an admin to do this. Go to the group page and select "Group Settings" in the right column. From here, you can edit your group's profile image.
Is it possible to change the name of a group?
You must be an admin to do this. Go to the group page and select "Group Settings" in the right column. From here, you can edit your group's name.
I'm a group admin and want to change the details of my group. How do I do that?
Go to the group page and in the right column you'll see a button that says "Group Settings." Click on it and you'll be able to edit your group's information.
Can I post pictures of my church or organization to our group's homepage?
Not yet, but look for it soon!
Does Noet support video or photo slideshows?
Not yet, but look for it soon!
A group I want to create is already taken; how do I claim it?
You can claim a group by applying to be an administrator through Noet's' Customer Service Department. Email CustomerService@Noet.com.
How do I delete a group I've created or am the admin of?
Visit the group you want to delete and click “Group Settings” on the right side of your page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click “Delete Group.” A window will pop up, asking if you want to delete the group—click “Yes.” You will be automatically redirected to your “My Noet.”
Is there a way I can see the groups a particular person is a part of?
Yes, if their privacy settings allow it: just go to that user’s profile.
Will Noet Groups suggest groups for me to join?
Not right now, no; however you can see which groups some other users are members of (see above) and join the same groups.
How do I join a group? Do I need to be invited?
If the group is open, you can join by clicking "Join Group." If it is a closed group, you must be invited by the administrator.
Can I decide to remove someone from a group?
If you’re an admin of the group, yes—you can change a member’s status, which gives you the option of removing them from the group.
Advertising, Privacy, and E-mail
I see ads on Noet.com. Can my ministry or corporation advertise on Noet?
Yep - contact Advertising@Noet.com for details.
How do I sign up to receive email alerts?
Under "Account Settings" you can check a box that says "Email me digests of activity."
What are the different levels of privacy?
There are four:
- "Me" —only you can see your information.
- "Closed" —mutual members of moderated groups that you are also a member of can see your information.
- "Open" —members of any group that you are also a member of can see your information.
- "Everyone" —everyone on groups.noet.com can see your information.
What are the different group privacy settings?
- Open groups — anyone can be a member, follower, or observer. (Administrators can choose to allow followers and observers.)
- Closed groups — admins approve membership. Users can ask to join, or can be invited. Administrators can choose to allow followers and observers.
- Secret groups — invite-only. You cannot visit a secret group's URL unless you're logged in as a valid member. Membership is by invitation only; the group is not discoverable via searching.