Welcome to Serey!

This page is full of information to help you learn about the platform and become
a successful Sereyian. You can return to this page at any time by clicking on
the "Welcome" link in the main menu. There is a table of contents below to help
you navigate the page.

Included on the page is a "Quick Start Guide" with information on how the
platform works, and a "To Do List" with recommended steps to get started with
your account.

Below that is a section of "Helpful Posts from Serey Users", which contains a
collection of posts from users in the community that are helpful for new users
getting started.

Below that is a list of recommended users to follow, a collection of other
resources including the FAQ Page, and information on
where to find live help.

Table of Contents

Quick Start Guide

To Do List

  1. Backup your password
  2. Sign Up for Serey Chat
  3. Setup your
    Profile, Avatar, and Cover Image
  4. Choose
    your "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) Display Preference
  5. Create your
    "introduceyourself" post

Helpful Posts from Serey Users

Users to Follow

Other Resources

Live Help

Third Party References


Quick Start Guide

No Cost to Participate

It is free to post, comment, or upvote all content on serey.io. You might even
get paid for it!

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Upvotes

Upvotes are Serey's way of saying you like someone's post or comment.

To upvote, click on the Upvote icon at the
bottom of the comment/post.

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Comments

When you are first starting out, commenting on other people's posts can be a
great way to get involved and connect with people!

To comment on a post, or reply to an existing comment, click on the "Reply" link
at the bottom of the post/comment.

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Creating Posts

To create a post, click on the "Post" link in the upper right corner.

Posts have three main parts: Title, Content, Tags.

You will want to make your title attention grabbing, and relevant to your
content.

To create your content, you can either use "Editor" or "Markdown" mode.

There are several guides for creating posts in the "Helpful Posts from Serey
Users" section below.

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Tags

Tags will help people find your posts.

Each post can have up to five tags, separated by spaces.

The first tag in the list will be the main category that the post is in.

The tags should all be relevant to the content in the post.

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Followers and Feeds

To follow an author, click on their username and click the "Follow" button.

Once you follow someone, all of their posts will show up in your "Feed" on the
homepage when you login.

As other Sereyians come across your posts and comments, you will start to gain
followers.

You can see all of your followers and the people you are following in your
profile page.

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Reserey

If you want to share someone else's post with all of your followers, click on
the reserey icon.

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Digital Currencies

SEREY, Serey Power and Serey Dollars are the three forms of digital currency
used by the Serey Blockchain.

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Curation

Up to 25% of the reward for posts goes to the people who voted on it. These
people are called curators.

The more Serey Power you have in your account, the more your upvotes will be
worth, and the more potential curation rewards you can earn!

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Payments

Payouts are made 7 days after the post/comment is created. You can claim your
rewards in your wallet after 7 days.

The payments may fluctuate (up and down) until the final payment is reached.

Payments for posts are split between the author (at least 75%) and the curators
(up to 25%).

The author reward is paid 50% in Serey Power, and 50% in liquid SEREY/SBD.

Authors also have the option to decline payout, or be paid in 100% Serey Power!

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Home, New, Hot, Trending, Promoted, and Active

These are various ways to sort blog posts.

Home - Most recent posts of the people you follow (your feed).

New - Posts are sorted by the time posted, newest first.

Hot - Popular posts at the moment.

Trending - Posts with the highest pending rewards currently.

Promoted - Listings that are boosted by Serey Dollar payments get "Promoted"
for greater visibility.

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Profile

Feed - Here is where you go to see the most recent posts from the people you
follow.

Blog - Here is where you go to see all of your posts and resereys.

Comments - Here is where you go to see all of the comments you have made to
other's posts and comments.

Replies - Here is where you go to see all replies other users have made to
your posts and comments.

Wallet - Here is where you go to see your wallet balances, make transfers,
exchange SEREY/SBD, and Power Up.

Change Password - Here is where you go to change your password.

Settings - Here is where you go to update your settings.

Logout - Here is where you go to logout.

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Reputation

A reputation score is one way Serey measures the amount of value you have
brought to the community.

The higher the number, the more weighted votes an account has earned.

All new users start at 25.

Your reputation will go up as you earn upvotes for your posts and comments, but
it can come down if they are flagged.

Plagiarism

The community is looking for you to add your own personal touch to your
articles.

Plagiarizing, that is posting someone else's work as if it were your own, is
very frowned upon by the Serey community.

If you are using anyone else's material as part of your posts (including
images) - please cite your sources.

Also, make sure that you are not violating any copyright laws if you are using
someone else's material/images. Limited, sourced material sharing is OK under
fair use and fair dealing doctrines.

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Password Security

Your Serey account is worth real money. Treat your Serey password like you would
your bank password, and keep it secure!

Unless your password was recently changed and you possess the old one, there
is no password recovery for Serey accounts
. You are 100% responsible for
having it backed up. This means secure digital backups, as well as secured paper
backups, off-site if possible.

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Earning on Serey

The best attitude to have is to expect to make nothing. Have fun. Get engaged.
Make friends. If along the way you earn something - bonus!

It is possible to earn thousands of dollars, but most authors who are doing this
have put in a lot of time and work to contribute to the community and build
followings.

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To Do List

1. Backup your password

Unlike centralized web services, the Serey Blockchain has no account password
recovery
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You are entirely responsible for keeping your password, and keeping it secure.

Save your master key and keep it somewhere safe.

It is strongly recommended that you store an offline copy of your password
somewhere safe in case of a hard drive failure or other calamity. Consider
digital offline storage, such as a flash drive or burned CD, as well as printed
paper. Use a safe deposit box for best redundancy.

If your account is valuable, treat it like a valuable!

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2. Sign Up for Serey Chat

A lot of users hang out and chat when they are not posting or browsing Serey. It
is a great place to meet people!

There is a link to sign up in the main menu in the upper right corner.

Each channel will have its rules posted in the "Info" section.

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3. Setup your Profile, Avatar, and Cover Image

Under your user settings, you can update your profile. This includes your
display name, location, about info, and website.

To set your avatar image, type or paste a link to the URL where the image is
located into the "Profile Picture URL" field.

To set your cover image, type or paste a link to the URL where the image is
located into the "Cover Image URL" field.

Once you have made all your changes, click the "Update" button to save your
profile.

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4. Choose your "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) Display Preference

By default, content that users have tagged as "NSFW" will be hidden, but a link
will be shown to reveal the content.

You can update your display preference so that NSFW content is always shown by
default, or is completely hidden with no option to reveal.

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5. Create your "introduceyourself" post

While not required, the tradition for new users is to create an
"introduceyourself" post, to let the community know who you are.

It is not required, but a lot of users will take a picture of themselves holding
up a piece of paper that says "Serey" with the current date, so we know you are
a real person.

It is not required either, but if you have other social media accounts (Twitter,
Facebook, etc.) you can help the community verify that you are who you say you
are, by sharing the link to your Serey introduceyourself post with those
accounts. If you are claiming to be someone famous, this is pretty much
expected.

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Live Help

New Member Support Community is a group of people dedicated to helping new users
find their way around Serey. You can find them in the
New Member Support Community channel of Discord
Chat.

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Third Party References

Peerhub, BlockTrades, Bittrex, Serey Chat, Serey Help, New Member Support
Community, and Discord Chat, as well as the tools listed under "Other Resources"
are third party applications/services, and are not owned or maintained by Serey,
Inc. Their listing here does not constitute and endorsement or recommendation on
behalf of Serey, Inc.

All of the links in the "Helpful Posts from Serey Users" section were created by
our users and do not necessarily represent the views of Serey, Inc. or its
management.

Please use the third party tools and content at your own risk.

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