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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is TALES?

    TALES is a worldwide classifieds directory, a database of articles, a recipe book, a collection of stories, a news portal, a map of the world, a galaxy companion, and whatever you make it!  A "tale" is a narrative of real or imaginary events; a story.  TALES is a place for people to post stories about themselves and places they've been and even decide which stories to publish to the rest of the world.

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  2. What is a post?

    A post is an article or story you publish such as a list of things to do for a certain place.  You post by clicking "Add a Post" or the "POST" link at the top right of the page you are viewing. 

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  3. How do I post to the world classifieds?

    First you must go to the place and category you wish your post to appear.  For example, you want to post your house for sale or rent in the real estate section of San Diego, California.  Starting at the Tales.com home page, click the "United States" on the global map and "drill-down" to San Diego, or select San Diego from the list of cities on the Tales.com home page.  When you are in San Diego, click "Real Estate" at the top of the page.

    Now that you are on the San Diego Real Estate page, you can create a post by clicking the "Add a Post" link.  You must provide an email address to verify your post.  You can choose to hide or display your email address from the "Add a Post" page.  Once you have received an email and approved the post by clicking on its link, the post is published to the place you chose.

    All free postings in self-service mode work as follows:

    1. You submit a post as described above.

    2. You receive an an email containing a link to an activation page. When it is clicked, a post is typically published within 15 minutes.

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  4. How long does my post stay on the site?

    Posts stay on the site and are available indefinitely, although Tales.com reserves the right to archive or remove a post at any time.   Typically classifieds stay on the site until they are removed through your account or if there is a specific expiration set for that category. Tales.com's official policy for classifieds is 10 to 45 days, resumes are 30 to 60 days, and jobs are 30 to 60 days.  Tales.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

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  5. How can I edit my posting?

    You can always edit a post while you are first publishing it using the preview and edit features of the site.  To edit a post after it has been published, you must have a user account which is free and easy to setup.  Once you login using the same email address used for your posts, you can review any posts you have made by clicking "Posts" on the menu bar.  All of your posts can be edited using this area of your account.

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  6. How often can I post to Tales.com?

    You can post as many articles, stories, and general posts as you like on Tales.com.

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  7. What should I do if I have not received an email to approve my post?

    If you have not received an email to approve your post for self-publishing and have successfully submitted the post the problem may be as follows:

    1. If you are using an anti-spam software, check your junk or bulk mail folder. The email address from is post@tales.com.
    2. Your email provider may be experiencing delays in relaying messages.
    3. You may have typed your email address incorrectly when submitting your post. 

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  8. Can I add pictures or HTML to my post?

    Tales.com allows you to publish a post using HTML.  This will allow you to place a link or an image tag on your site if the picture resides on a web site you are allowed to use.  The proper syntax for placing an image within the HTML of your post is as follows:

    <img src=http://www.yourdomain.com/images/mypicture.jpg>

    The proper syntax for placing a link to another site within your post is as follows:

    <a href=http://www.thesitename.com/>Your Link Title</a>

    We encourage you to use HTML in your postings because they become richer and more interesting than simple text and is a great way to sell.

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  9. What type of posts are not accepted by Tales.com?

    The Tales.com policy prohibits the soliciting of illegal activity either implied or explicitly described.

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  10. What recourse do I have if someone is harassing me or has cheated me in a transaction?

    If you suspect you are the target of harassment, false advertising, or you feel you have been cheated in a transaction, please let us know about it.  However, in most cases, we cannot perform a real investigation, and you will have to rely on the local authorities, small claims court, or contact a lawyer.  We would really like to help, but we are not capable of policing everyone who uses this site and we cannot offer legal advice.

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  11. How do I publish an event on the calendar?

    Publishing an event is similar to publishing a regular post except that you enter the date of the event.  The event will then appear in the calendar on the day specified.  Use events for dates, meetings, festivals, specials and more. 

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  12. Why should I join TALES?

    Because TALES is fun! Its a great place to publish articles, photos, art, send emails, and more.  It keeps you from losing contact with people because it organizes all of your friends and addresses for free.  You can even be reminded of birthdays of your favorite friends when you use the site.  There are so many awesome things to do with TALES and its FREE.

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  13. How do I use TALES?

    You can use TALES however you wish but here are some examples:

    Publish articles, artwork, photos, and other work.

    Offer to license works that you publish and own the copyright of. For example, a photographer can sell rights to use their photos using the TALES licensing engine.

    Manage your calendar and contacts to increase sales or keep in touch with family and friends.

    Post classifieds for different things that you sell throughout the world.

    Other uses include:

    1. Use it to read articles, write stories, and manage your calendar.
    2. Create your own catalog of articles and stories, and even start writing your own eBook.
    3. Create your own personal web site to publish your favorite articles and reviews.
    4. Post and sell products in the world marketplace including your book or copyrighted photos.
    5. Keep in contact with friends, relatives, and colleagues using the integrated address book.

    TALES is a great place to tell people what you think about the world by placing your reviews, articles, and events around the world using the World Classifieds and Map.

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  14. How do I contact friends and colleagues using TALES?

    TALES members can add other members to their address book to network and meet new friends.  Send an invite to family, friends, co-workers, or anyone in your address book. 

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  15. How do I change my password?

    When you login to TALES, click your email address in the upper right which takes you to your profile page.  Click "Account Settings" on the right.  Towards the bottom of the page you will see your username and password.  Click the "change" link and TALES will allow you to enter your new password.

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  16. What if I forgot my password?

    You can have your current password sent to your email account by clicking here: Lost Password

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  17. How old do I need to be to have TALES membership?

    You must be 13 years of age or older to use TALES.  If you are over 13 years of age and entered your birth date incorrectly, then you will have to create a new account.

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  18. How can I send comments or suggest improvements to the site?

    We encourage you to use our Support Form to send comments, feedback, and suggestions on how to improve the site. 

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