Fropper has recently launched a whole new site. On Fropper.com, you can create your personal Zone (Web page), upload and share your personal photographs, create & join groups, view & create your own ezBlog and exchange messages to connect with people and make new friends.
Very soon, many other cool features will be added to Fropper.com. So if you haven't joined Fropper.com yet, register now and experience the thrill of being a Fropper.com member.
Fropper.com has a host of services to offer its members. You can create your personal Zone (Web page), upload as many photographs and share them with friends & family from your personal collection. Exchange unlimited messages with other Fropper.com members and make lots of new friends. All this for FREE!
Fropper very shortly plans to add more many exciting features like BLOGs, Groups etc. If you are a Fropper.com member, there is a lot in store for you.
Registration on Fropper.com is FREE and barely takes any time.
Submit your details in the Fropper.com registration form. We will send a validation email to your personal email address. Simply click on the link in that email and you are ready to get started on Fropper.com.
Note: If you already a member of Fropper.com, you don't have to register all over again. Login using the same Email ID and password, simply create a Zone name to get started.
You can easily switch from Fropper.com to Fropper Relationships. Click on the 'Fropper Relationships' link on the top right of your page and you will be led to Fropper Relationships. To return to Fropper.com, simply click on the link 'Fropper.com'. This link replaces the 'Fropper Relationships' link when you are in Fropper Relationships.
The requirements for playing our games are meager:
a. A 56Kbps Modem connection to the Internet, and
b. Adobe Flash Player 7.0 plug-in for your Web browser
c. A computer with at least 256MB of memory and a 650MHz processor. If you do not have the Flash plug-in, your Web browser will prompt you to install it. Please follow the instructions as prompted on-screen. (The instructions are very friendly and don't bite).
It is possible that the required software add-ins to the browser are not present on your computer. You might need to update your machine with the latest components in order to enjoy the complete audio/visual experience on our website. You might have to check whether the browser is stopping the required add-ins from being downloaded on your machine. Click here to know more about the Internet Explorer Information Bar and then accordingly update your computer with the required plug-in to enjoy the games. If you have Mozilla Firefox or any other browser please refer to the software provider’s website for further details about downloading plug-ins.
ActiveX: Software components from Microsoft. They enable sound, Java applets and animations to be integrated in a Web page. ActiveX controls are software components based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology that is used to add interactivity and more functionality, such as animation or a popup menu, to a Web page. Features like ActiveX and Cookies helps to communicate with your computer and allow you to use the full functionality of the website.
a. When you receive a pop-up window named "Security Warning" asking if you want to install and run the ActiveX control click "yes". You should now be able to use the full functionality of our website.
b. If you do not receive the pop-up window you will need to modify your Internet Explorer settings to prompt you when ActiveX controls are available (for other browsers, kindly visit the software provider’s website for details about steps)
Open your Internet Explorer browser
Go to "Tools"
Go to "Internet Options"
Click on the "Security" tab
Click on the "Custom Level" button
Go to the "Download signed ActiveX controls" section and select "Prompt"
Go to "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" section and select "Enable"
Go to "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" and select "Enable"
Click "OK" in the Security window
Click "Yes" in the confirmation window
Click "OK" in the Internet Options window
c. Return to the www.fropper.com to get the ActiveX prompt again and click "yes" when prompted. You should now be able to use the full functionality of our website. If the problem persists even after performing the above actions please write to us.
Java applets allow you to play online games. Flash and Shockwave players let you view interactive Web content like games, and advertisements from your Web browser. Most games require these programs to be downloaded onto your machine to enable you to play.
a. Microsoft Internet Explorer Information Bar
This is a security feature built into the Internet Explorer browser to stop potentially harmful programs from accessing your computer. Unfortunately, it also stops most of the stuff you would want your computer to have, to stay updated.
Cookies are small data files that your browser can store on your computer at the request of a web server. Once a cookie has been stored, the information in the cookie will be sent back to the web server each time your browser requests data (eg video, audio, animation files) from the server.
ActiveX: Software components from Microsoft. They enable sound, Java applets and animations to be integrated in a Web page.
ActiveX controls are software components based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology that is used to add interactivity and more functionality, such as animation or a popup menu, to a Web page. Features like ActiveX helps to communicate with your computer and allow you to use the full functionality of the website.
Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to play online games, chat with people around the world, and view images in 3D. It is not harmful to the machine. Get the latest version of Java here.
Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, or Java download.
e. Shockwave / Flash
Shockwave Player is the Web standard for powerful multimedia playback. It lets you view interactive Web content like games, entertainment, and advertisements from your Web browser.
Flash is the premiere vector-based design and animation technology on the Internet. Millions of Web users already have Flash Player installed. The Shockwave Player is free, easy to get, and available to everyone on the Web. Get the latest version of the Shockwave Player now.
f. Direct X
DirectX is a utility that enhances multimedia capabilities on your computer. DirectX provides better playback of different types of multimedia and manages 3D graphics. Every new version of DirectX incorporates more advanced 3D graphics capabilities with the result that software programmers and video card manufacturers usually require the latest version for their newest products. Click here to download the latest version of DirectX.
Absolutely! You can decide who all can view / download your photos or comment on them. You can define your privacy setting for an individual photo from the My Photos page. To define privacy settings for all your photos & Zone, make changes to your Zones settings.
The Photo Bucket helps you quickly manage the photos you have uploaded. You can use the Photo Bucket to update photo details (like title, description, tags), create new photo sets, edit photo privacy settings and a lot more.
You can add photos to the Photo Bucket from the 'All Photos' page in your photo gallery.
You can add photos to the Photo Bucket from the 'All Photos' page in your photo gallery. To add photos individually, click on the 'Add to Photo Bucket' icon below the photo thumbnails.
To add all your photos at one go, click on the 'Select All: Add to Photo Bucket' link above the photo listing.
You can remove photos from the Photo Bucket from the 'All Photos' page in your photo gallery. To remove photos individually, click on the 'Remove from Photo Bucket' icon below the photo thumbnails. To remove all your photos at one go, click on the 'Remove Selected' link above the photo listing.
The Photo Bucket helps you quickly manage the photos you have uploaded. Here you can,
-Add photo details (like title, description, tags)
-Edit photo privacy settings
-Mange common tags
-Add photos to photo sets
You can edit photo details like the title, description and tags of the photos in Photo Bucket by clicking on the 'Edit Photo Details' link in the Photo Bucket. From here you can also rotate photos and add them to photo sets.
You can invite friends to Fropper.com by sending them personalized invites. You can either select you friends from your Email address book (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, orkut, etc...) or enter their email addresses as provided on the web page.
HITS! indicate your popularity on Fropper.com. If a member likes your Zone, he can choose to give your Zone a vote by clicking on the Gimme a HIT! tab on your Zone page. Members with the highest number of HITS get listed in the Popular Zones section.
Click on the Block link appearing in messages, scraps, comments etc and the member will be blocked. Otherwise, you can go to My Block List and add the zone name to be blocked.
You will not be able to receive scraps, comments and/or chat messages from the member you have blocked.
Click on the unblock link appearing in messages, scraps, comments etc and the member will be unblocked. Otherwise, you can go to My Block List and remove the zone name to be unblocked.
Once you unblock someone, you can continue to send and receive scraps, comments and/or chat messages.
You can send a Voice Scrap for another member by uploading an audio file. Find & select the audio file from your computer using the Browse button on the form and click on Send button to send your Voice Scrap.
You can record a Voice Scrap on your mobile phone. Use the voice recording feature on your mobile to record your message in an audio file. You can then transfer this to your computer and upload the file using the Post a Voice Scrap link on the Zone Scraps unit.
Alternately, you can use the Windows ‘Sound Recorder’ software (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder) to record your Voice Scrap message.
Once you post a Voice Scrap, we need to process the audio file and optimize for best audio clarity. This may take up to 15 to 20 minutes. As soon as this task is completed, your Voice Scrap will appear on your friend's Zone.
Yes. You can make your Zone private by going to “My Zone” section on Settings page. If you set your Zone as private, only your friends and you will be able to see the Zone and its details like About Me, My Videos, My Groups, My Scraps etc.
Yes. You can set your Scrap privacy by going to "My Zone" section on Settings page. If you select "My Friends" option in "Who can post Scraps/Voice Scraps on my Zone?" section, then only your friends can scrap you.
For displaying characters of some languages like Malayalam and Bengali properly, your system needs to have Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. For a system which is Windows XP (Pre-SP2) or Windows 2000 or if the system was purchased in the US, Malayalam and Bengali fonts are not bundled by default. Below are some links to sites that provide the necessary fonts. You need to install these fonts in your system for scraps in these languages to display properly.
Members who create their personal web page, invite friends, upload photographs or post BLOGs on a regular basis are considered to be active members of Fropper.com. You can search for the Most Active Members by clicking on the Browse tab.
Fropper Groups are online communities that connect you with members who share common interests. There are many groups on Fropper which you can choose to be a part of. You can even start your own group and to stay in touch with like-minded members.
To create or join a group you need to be a member of Fropper.com. To start a new group, click the Create Group link on the Groups page. Similarly to join a group of your choice, browse existing groups on Fropper & click on the 'Join Group' link on the group page.
Once you create a new group, you can invite all your friends to be a part of this group. As a group owner, it's your responsibility to make your group an exciting place for members to interact and have fun.
You can find a group by searching with group tags (keywords). If you don't really know what you are looking for, browse through groups categories to see what's out there. You can also check out what groups your friends belong to, by looking at their Zones.
Public groups are visible to everyone; you don't need to be a member to read the discussions and see who the members are. You can also join public groups right away without the approval of the group owner.
Protected groups are also visible to everyone; here too, you don't need to be a member to read the discussions and see who the members are. However, in order to join the group, the group owner must approve the members joining request.
Private groups are for private use only and are not listed anywhere on the site. Members can join a private group only through the group owners invitation.
Note: A Public and Protected group can be changed to a Private group on a future date. However, a Private group cannot be changed to a Public or Protected group.
Fropper groups has a genuine abuse-prevention policy in place. Every group is reviewed by the Fropper.com team to ensure that none of the groups contain sexually explicit or objectionable content. Members can also report any misuse they come across. This helps us offer you an exciting platform - real people, real opinions and real fun.
Blogs are online journals where you can post your thoughts, opinions, reviews... just about anything and everything under the sun. So if you are passionate about cricket, your blog can reflect your views about cricket. You have the freedom to express yourself using your blog.
EzBlogs is a unique spin to blogging that makes it easy for everyone to blog. This is through easy-to-use templates that help you pen down your thoughts freely. Even if you are new to the world of blogging, you will find ezBlogs really simple. So if you haven't started your blog yet, do it now.
When you create an ezBlog, you can also choose who can view & comment on it. If you want everyone to view & comment on your ezBlog posts, choose the 'Public ezBlog' option when you create your ezBlog. If you want to keep your ezBlog private, choose the 'Private ezBlog' option.
Note: A Public ezBlogs cannot be converted to a Private ezBlog later.
Fropper.com's ezMoney program enables you to make money when visitors to your ezBlog click on ads. All you have to do is sign up for ezMoney and our partner, Google AdSense, will place ads automatically on your ezBlog. You will earn revenue from these ads and will be directly paid by Google.
Three Google AdSense ad units will be displayed in each ezBlog post. These ad units are located on the right section of the ezBlog post page, in the side panel and below every ezBlog post. Click here to view a sample ezBlog post with ads.
Fropper shares the ad revenue with you in the following way:
Three Google AdSense ad units will be displayed in each ezBlog post. (Please refer to the image displayed above)
Fropper will share 50% of the revenue generated from these three ad units with you.
Note: No Google AdSense ads will be displayed in the top ad unit of an ezBlog post. The top ad unit is reserved for Fropper.com and revenues generated from this ad unit will belong to Fropper.com completely.
Fropper Chat is a simple chat interface, where member can chat with other member or friends, who are online on Fropper.com. A member can send instant chat messages to another member or a friend, who is online on Fropper.com. Go to the Who's Online page, your Friends List or your friend's zone and look for members who have a live chat icon ( ) against their Zonename. Click on the chat icon or chat now link and start chatting.
You can update your privacy settings for Fropper Chat by clicking on “Online Status & Contact” link. If you select 'Show to everyone' option your presence will be displayed to all members, if you select 'Show to friends' option your presence will be displayed only to your selected friends and if you select 'Hide' option your presence will not be shown to anyone.
In Individual chat mode, only the one-to-one chat conversations with a member you select will be displayed. Similarly, in Multiple chat mode, all chat conversations with various members will be displayed in a single window. Also, the chat conversation between you and another member will not be visible to others. For example, if you are chatting with abc and xyz together, abc cannot see your chat with xyz and vice versa.
If someone is bothering you, click on the block link that appears just below his/her Zonename in the left panel of the Fropper Chat console window. Once you block someone, he/she will not be able to chat with you unless you choose to unblock the member.
To unblock members, go to your Block List and unblock members from there or click on the unblock link that appears just below his/her Zonename in the left panel of the Fropper Chat console window. Once you unblock someone, you can continue to send and receive scraps, comments and/or chat messages.
If you are on Fropper but away from the Fropper Chat console and receive a new chat message, '(1) New Chat Message' blinks to notify you. When you click on the link, a window, also called A Chat Blurb, opens where you can view the chat message. You can also start a chat conversation by clicking on 'Reply', which will take you to the Fropper Chat console.
Currently, you cannot upload videos to your video gallery. However, you can browse thousands of exciting videos and add them to your gallery by simply clicking on the ‘Add to My Videos’ button on top of every video.
Very soon, we will allow our users to upload their videos on Fropper.com.
Yes, you can decide who can view and comment on your videos on Fropper. You can set your privacy settings when you add a video to your gallery. You can also set the privacy for all new videos you upload from the Settings page.
Well, there's a lot more in store on Fropper Videos. Very soon, you will be able to create your own playlists and also upload your videos directly to Fropper.com. If you have some suggestions to make Fropper Videos better, do let us know.