Frequently asked questions on Citizen Journalists' 'My Page' on merinews
My Page on merinews is a profile page showcasing your portfolio of news submissions. It also lists down your credentials and profile details for others to see.
Question 2: What can I do on My Page?
1. Use the ‘Edit Profile’ button to update all your profile details and photo. Your complete profile is important to build your credibility as a responsible citizen journalist
2. Click on ‘Follow’ button to follow a particular CJ. When you start following a CJ his/her contributions will get updated on your ‘My Stream’ page.
Question 3: Who will view my ‘My Page’?
Your ‘My Page’ will be viewed by the visitors on merinews. Merinews visitors typically include people who are looking for news and opinion from common people, corporate houses who are looking for community discussions around their brand and thousands of journalists and reporters from mainstream media who are looking to pick up news leads.
My Page could be an impressive social profile for a responsible citizen. It showcases your reporting to other fellow citizen journalists
. For citizens who are taking up reporting/writing as a career, this could be your portfolio to showcase to the prospective employers.
Question 4: Will my profile details be displayed to others?
Yes, it will be. Since information displayed under your My Page are of primary/basic nature , we do not treat it as private information. Also we take citizen journalism
and credibility of the news reported very seriously. Your profile details validate the same.
Question 5: What if I do not want to divulge details of my profile?
Although, it’s not mandatory to fill in all the details on your profile page. It is recommended to duly fill in your profile details to earn maximum points.
Question 6: What is the ‘Follow’ option My Page?
The Follow option allows you to add a person to your network. When you follow a person, his contributions will get added to your ‘Stream’ page and get updated every time the CJ posts something new. In case you wish to ‘Unfollow’ somebody from your list, you can remove him from the ‘Stream’ page.
Question 7: What are Points and Levels displayed on My Page?
Answer 7: Every citizen journalist registered with merinews, earns points as per their contribution. These points further decide their levels. Read the FAQ section on Point System for further information.
Question 8: Can I delete My Page?
Answer 8: In order to get your account deleted from merinews, you will have send an account deletion request via the Contact Us Page. we shall review the request and respond to it accordingly.
[P.S: Contribution(s) made my you will remain on the site even after your account is deleted ]
Question 9: Can moderator delete My Page?
Answer 9: Yes, the moderator can delete your ‘My Page’ and restrict your participation on the site under the following condition:
1. If any detail mentioned or photo uploaded by you on My Page is found to be offensive, derogatory or pornographic
2. You illicitly try to manipulate the Point System or somebody else’s profile page