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Pull from Dodgeball's Glossary page.
|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
|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
|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"|