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== Dodgeball basics ==
== Dodgeball basics ==
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<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #393939" border="1"><tr bgcolor="#393939" valign="middle"><td width="220"><font color="#FFFFFF">Feature</font></td><td width="80" align="center"><font color="#FFFFFF">Command</font></td><td width="470"><font color="#FFFFFF">Description</font></td></tr><tr><td> CHECK-IN </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>@</b></font></td><td>  Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends.  <br><br>  Like this:
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<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #393939" border="1"><tr bgcolor="#393939" valign="middle"><td width="220"><font color="#FFFFFF">Feature</font></td><td width="80" align="center"><font color="#FFFFFF">Command</font></td><td width="470"><font color="#FFFFFF">Description</font></td></tr><tr><td> CHECK-IN </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>@</b></font></td><td>  Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>@ace bar</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> SHOUT </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>!</b></font></td><td>  Broadcast a message to your friends.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>! anyone want to go to the movies?</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> LOOKUP </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>?</b></font></td><td>  Look up the address / cross street of a bar or restaurant.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>ace bar?</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> LOOK NEARBY </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>venue?tag</b></font></td><td>  Tell us where you are and what you're looking for (pool table, fireplace, pinball) nearby, and we'll send back a list of nearby venues that match your criteria.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>ace bar ? pool table</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> SWITCH CITY </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>switch [cityname]</b></font></td><td>  Travelling to a new city and want to keep using dodgeball? Send &quot;switch [cityname]&quot; and then you'll now be checking into venues and sending messages to your friends in the new city.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>switch nyc</b>&quot; or &quot;<b>switch boston</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> FIND YOUR FRIENDS </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>locate</b></font></td><td>  If you've had Dodgeball off for the night, send &quot;locate&quot; to get a quick update of where you can find your friends (last 3 hours).  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>locate</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> GET HELP USING DODGEBALL </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>help</b></font></td><td>  If you've forgotten what you can do with Dodgeball or how to do it, send &quot;help&quot; to us and we'll send you back a brief cheat sheet describing how yo use the main features.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>help</b>&quot;  </td></tr></table>
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== Changing your dodgeball preferences ==
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<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #393939" border="1"><tr bgcolor="#393939" valign="middle"><td width="220"><font color="#FFFFFF">Feature</font></td><td width="80" align="center"><font color="#FFFFFF">Command</font></td><td width="470"><font color="#FFFFFF">Description</font></td></tr><tr><td> TURN DODGEBALL ON/OFF (FOR THE NIGHT) </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>on / off</b></font></td><td>  Stop receiving Dodgeball messages for the night by sending &quot;off&quot;. Turn Dodgeball back on by checking-in or sending &quot;on&quot;.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>on</b>&quot; or &quot;<b>off</b>&quot;. Dodgeball will automatically turn itself back &quot;on&quot; at 7am the next morning.  </td></tr><tr><td> TURN DODGEBALL ON/OFF (VACATION MODE) </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>start / stop</b></font></td><td>  Stop receiving Dodgeball messages indefinitely by sending &quot;stop&quot;. Turn Dodgeball back on by sending &quot;start&quot;.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>start</b>&quot; or &quot;<b>stop</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> GET MESSAGES IN DIGEST FORM </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>digest</b></font></td><td>  Digest mode allows you to receive one msg per hour featuring all your friends' check-ins. Turn Digest Mode on/off by sending &quot;digest&quot;.  <br><br>  Like this: &quot;<b>digest</b>&quot;  </td></tr></table>
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== Managing your friends ==
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<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #393939" border="1"><tr bgcolor="#393939" valign="middle"><td width="220"><font color="#FFFFFF">Feature</font></td><td width="80" align="center"><font color="#FFFFFF">Command</font></td><td width="470"><font color="#FFFFFF">Description</font></td></tr><tr><td> SIGN UP A FRIEND FOR DODGEBALL </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>Join</b></font></td><td>  Get your friend signed up for Dodgeball right from your mobile phone. (<b>send this from YOUR FRIENDS' phone</b>)  <br><br>  &quot;join [your mobile number] [your first name]&quot;  <br>  Like this: &quot;<b>join 9175551212 dennis</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> ADD A FRIEND TO YOUR DODGEBALL PROFILE </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>Add</b></font></td><td>  Add your friend to your network right from your mobile phone. (<b>send this from YOUR phone</b>):  <br><br>  &quot;add [friends' mobile number]&quot;  <br>  Like this: &quot;<b>add 6468883434</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> BROADCAST MESSAGES TO SETS OF FRIENDS </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>setname@venue, setname!message</b></font></td><td>  Send messages (check-ins/shouts) to a subset of your friends. Learn more about this and set up your sets [http://www.dodgeball.com/manage_sets here].  <br><br>  Check-ins: &quot;[set name] @ [venue name]&quot;  <br>  Like this: &quot;<b>happyhour @ ace bar</b>&quot;  <br><br>  Shouts: &quot;[set name] ! [message]&quot;  <br>  Like this: &quot;<b>happyhour ! let's meet at Ace Bar at 5pm</b>&quot;  </td></tr><tr><td> BLOCK PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE </td><td align="center"><font color="#FF6600"><b>block</b></font></td><td>  If you get a message (friend or friend-of-friend) from a person you no longer want to send/receive messages from, just reply to that message with the word &quot;block&quot;. You can always go into your [http://www.dodgeball.com/manage_friends manage friends page] (for friends) or your [http://www.dodgeball.com/history history page] (for friend-of-friends) to un-block them.  Like this: &quot;<b>block</b>&quot;  </td></tr></table>
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== Compound Commands ==
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You can combine some commands, e.g.
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* @ venue ! message - check in at venue and send a message
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* group @ venue ! message - notify your group that you are checking in at a venue and send a message.
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== see also ==
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* [[brightkite-syntax]]
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* [[picoformats]]

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Pulled from Dodgeball's Glossary page.

Contents

Dodgeball basics

FeatureCommandDescription
CHECK-IN @ Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends.

Like this: "@ace bar"
SHOUT ! Broadcast a message to your friends.

Like this: "! anyone want to go to the movies?"
LOOKUP ? Look up the address / cross street of a bar or restaurant.

Like this: "ace bar?"
LOOK NEARBY venue?tag Tell us where you are and what you're looking for (pool table, fireplace, pinball) nearby, and we'll send back a list of nearby venues that match your criteria.

Like this: "ace bar ? pool table"
SWITCH CITY switch [cityname] Travelling to a new city and want to keep using dodgeball? Send "switch [cityname]" and then you'll now be checking into venues and sending messages to your friends in the new city.

Like this: "switch nyc" or "switch boston"
FIND YOUR FRIENDS locate If you've had Dodgeball off for the night, send "locate" to get a quick update of where you can find your friends (last 3 hours).

Like this: "locate"
GET HELP USING DODGEBALL help If you've forgotten what you can do with Dodgeball or how to do it, send "help" to us and we'll send you back a brief cheat sheet describing how yo use the main features.

Like this: "help"

Changing your dodgeball preferences

FeatureCommandDescription
TURN DODGEBALL ON/OFF (FOR THE NIGHT) on / off Stop receiving Dodgeball messages for the night by sending "off". Turn Dodgeball back on by checking-in or sending "on".

Like this: "on" or "off". Dodgeball will automatically turn itself back "on" at 7am the next morning.
TURN DODGEBALL ON/OFF (VACATION MODE) start / stop Stop receiving Dodgeball messages indefinitely by sending "stop". Turn Dodgeball back on by sending "start".

Like this: "start" or "stop"
GET MESSAGES IN DIGEST FORM digest Digest mode allows you to receive one msg per hour featuring all your friends' check-ins. Turn Digest Mode on/off by sending "digest".

Like this: "digest"

Managing your friends

FeatureCommandDescription
SIGN UP A FRIEND FOR DODGEBALL Join Get your friend signed up for Dodgeball right from your mobile phone. (send this from YOUR FRIENDS' phone)

"join [your mobile number] [your first name]"
Like this: "join 9175551212 dennis"
ADD A FRIEND TO YOUR DODGEBALL PROFILE Add Add your friend to your network right from your mobile phone. (send this from YOUR phone):

"add [friends' mobile number]"
Like this: "add 6468883434"
BROADCAST MESSAGES TO SETS OF FRIENDS setname@venue, setname!message Send messages (check-ins/shouts) to a subset of your friends. Learn more about this and set up your sets here.

Check-ins: "[set name] @ [venue name]"
Like this: "happyhour @ ace bar"

Shouts: "[set name] ! [message]"
Like this: "happyhour ! let's meet at Ace Bar at 5pm"
BLOCK PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE block If you get a message (friend or friend-of-friend) from a person you no longer want to send/receive messages from, just reply to that message with the word "block". You can always go into your manage friends page (for friends) or your history page (for friend-of-friends) to un-block them. Like this: "block"

Compound Commands

You can combine some commands, e.g.

see also

dodgeball-syntax was last modified: Monday, August 11th, 2008

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