Welcome to Sing-Share!
We have launched!
A very warm welcome to you all - please take your time in getting acquainted with all the different areas available on Sing-Share. Feel free to email any questions to: info (at) sing-share.com
Thank you for joining us today on this new venture - we hope you have fun exploring and adding to our forum discussions, creativity, music and challenges.
We look forward to meeting and sharing with you soon.
- Bruce & Janet
EAW LIVE – OUR CHAT ROOM
Sing-Share has our own chat room where members can come mingle, chat and sing for each other live! This room is open for your use 24/7 provided you follow the guidelines below. You do not have to enter the challenge to use the room. The entrance to the room is at the bottom of this page.
CHAT ROOM GUIDELINES
1. When in the chat room, be courteous and listen to others when they are singing.
2. Wait your turn. There will be a list maintained by the room moderator if one is present. If a moderator is not present, decide amongst yourselves who will keep the list.
3. Maintain a list. The first people to arrive in the room should go on the list to sing first. And so forth. Do not “grab the microphone” or attempt to pass someone in line. As people arrive in the room, add them to the back of the list. The back of the list is marked by the person who just sang before the person who is currently singing.
4. No lewd behavior will be tolerated.
5. Be courteous to others but have fun. We are not going to scrutinize everything you do.
6. “Special” use of the chatroom. Certain gatherings will be scheduled in the room for “challenges” and such. At those times, whatever had been going on in the room will have to stop. These, for the most part, will be pre-scheduled and announced during the challenge. Also you can check below, at the end of this FAQ, for the Chat Room schedule updates.
Getting To The Room
Use the login window on the bottom of this page. Enter your userplane ID and password, click “login” and you’re in! If you don’t have an ID and password, you can set one up quickly and free by clicking on “Sign up.”
INSIDE THE ROOM – How To Listen To Others
There is a list on the upper left. That is a list of all the people who are in the room and how long they’ve been there. You will see your name on the list. IF anyone on the list has a green “A” next to their name, they are singing. If they have a green “V” next to their name, they are on web cam and can be seen. To hear or see a person, merely click on their name.
Using The Dock
When you click on a name in the list (DO NOT click on your own name), you will see a box appear on the lower left, below the list. That box will contain live video or audio or both of the person singing. If you don’t hear them, make sure all your audio equipment, speakers, etc. are turned up. Then look under the picture of the person singing and make sure their “A” is clicked on. The “A” will be green when activated.
Also below their name in that box and to the right is the word “Dock.” Click on Dock to move that person into your dock on the far right. You can keep 2 people active in the dock, thereby allowing you to view other people while listening to a 3rd person.
When your turn comes, first call up a song as you would normally on Snap to sing. You can play a pre-recorded song if you like, but live singing is what it’s about. If you have a mixer, make sure everything is turned on as it would be for you to record.
Next, you must activate your audio to sing. On the left of the dock, under the word ME is your picture or live video if you’re on cam. Underneath the box with your picture in it are 2 letters. Click once on the “A” to activate your audio. To make sure it activates properly, it is often helpful to talk into your mic as you click on the “A.” Click once on the “V” to activate your video, if you choose to. The “A” or “V” will be green when activated.
Once your audio is on, hit the play button in the snap player and sing. That’s it. Everyone will hear you sing live!
When you are done, immediately click off your “A” button so the next person can sing.
Only one person can be on audio at a time.
How To Get Rid Of Ads On Userplane Page
Many people have complained that the pop-up ads on the Userplane page will bump them from the room from time to time. Since advertising is one way Userplane supports itself, it’s best to leave the ads where they are BUT if they are causing you to not be able to enjoy your experience in the chat room, there is a way to eliminate them. Here’s how to do it.
If you don’t already have the Firefox Browser, go to any of these pages and download it –> Download Firefox Here or Download Firefox Here. Once you have installed Firefox, open the browser, go to Tools and then Add-Ons and download the Adblock plug in. Or just go here –> Download Adblock Here.
Once you’ve installed Adblock, restart your browser. The next time you open the chat room you will see the word Adblock in the lower right hand corner of the Userplane window. Click on it. This will bring up a new window where there will be a space for you to add filters. Add the following filter –> http://subtracts.userplane.com/* and click OK. This should eliminate the space that holds the banner ads at the bottom of the window. If it doesn’t completely block ads, you can open the filter window again and select anything else that looks like it refers to ads, replace everything after the / with “*” and hit OK.
EVERYONE’S A WINNER LIVE CHAT ROOM SCHEDULE
Thursday we usually begin around 8PM EDT. Daniela (Daniela4Luv) is your host.
Friday we usually start at 6PM EDT. Janet (Cerebraljam) is your host.
We are usually in there on Saturday nights too.
To figure out your time zone – subtract 3 hours for Pacific, subtract 2 hours for Mountain, subtract 1 hour for Central and add 5 hours for GMT.
Times are approximate and gatherings may actually start later.
You can organize your own gathering at other times by posting a note in the live music room chat discussion to see if people are planning a gathering.