New people are visiting Thatsup all the time and to avoid people emailing the staff asking questions about how to use the site, how to stay updated etc. we have put together this section which explains everything about the site.
If you want to know how to get the most out of Thatsup, read this guide...
Working Your Way Around The Site
Navigation of the Home Page - All Content
The site's homepage, Thatsup.info provides a constant stream of TV news, information, spoilers, teasers, reviews &articles from across the globe. The most current item is at the top of the page.
Clicking on a post title will take you to the content of that post as well as giving you the ability to view any comments that have been left or to add your own thoughts.
Finding Show Specific Content
Instead of searching through tons of all the content to find information on specific shows, you can search for that individual show in a few ways.
1. Find the show you want on the main menu bar at the top of the homepage. Shows are sorted by US Network, for example, 'General Hospital', Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, Bold and the Beautiful, Hollyoaks can be found under 'Soaps':
2. You can also find the show by selecting it from the Instant Search at the top of the sidebar. You can either scroll down to the show you want or start typing the name to filter the results.
3. Clicking from the 'Menu' that can be found at the top of every post on the site:
We have a search feature that can be found at the top in the Navigation Tab Menus.
Searching for Information
As soon as you start typing your search you should see almost instantly the results appear in a sidebox.
This will allow you to see the articles quickly that match your query and allow you to scroll down the list or refine your search.
Thatsup relies on you, as TV fans to help us bring as much TV content as possible onto the website. To do that you can 'Submit a Scoop' by clicking on the Start or Features Menu and select'Submit Scoop' in the menu bar.
or via the Navigation Tab.
Clicking 'Submit a Scoop' will bring you to a Pop-Up Box where you simply enter the name, email address, the website URL of where you found the information (for us to validate) and then a description of what you have found. Click Submit and it will arrive with the Thatsup staff:
In Article Searching
I don't know about you, but often I read a press release or another article where I can't quite place a name/actor/show/movie etc and I have to go off to another tab and do a search etc.
That's a little laborious.
Well, today we hope to fix that with a nifty little tool that you can use directly on the site.
I'll show you an example below so you can see how it works.
1) Let say we're reading a press release and come across a name we don't recognize.
2) All we need to do is to highlight the name with your mouse and when you release your mouse a little Icon will appear over the highlighted text.
3) Now just click that icon and you should get nice information panel appear on the right-hand side that should provide you with all information you need.
We hope you find this feature useful and if you have any problems/questions please don't hesitate in asking in the comments below.
Note: This only works on the Desktop Version of the site. Users with the latest Android have already got an in-page search tool.
How to Stay Updated
Thatsup has many ways to keep on top of the latest news and content through a wide variety of systems and social media websites:
Nowadays thousands of people are following Thatsup on twitter, where we have automatically set up live updates so as soon as content is put on the site, Twitter knows about it; and therefore so do you. We have over 50 specific show twitter feeds for you as well. Find all of our Twitter Feeds HERE
2. RSS Feeds
Thatsup also provides you with a large number of RSS Feeds that you can use in your favorite feed readers or use in any RSS widgets. To view the RSS Feeds available simply head HERE and scroll down to select which feeds you want to subscribe too.
We highly recommend http://feedly.com/ if you want to use a great and free RSS Reader.
Thatsup also has a Facebook page where you can get all the latest content straight to your wall, all you need to do is 'Like' the group by following the link HERE.
We also have shown specific Facebook Pages for some of the most popular shows. You can see a Full List Here.
We also have a Google+ Page for those on Google's service. You can view our page here.
We also have a Tumblr Page here.
Not everyone likes Twitter or RSS Feeds and prefers a more relaxed and less immediate form of staying up to date. We also provide a simple Daily Digest Email that will email you daily and list all the new content that has been posted since your previous Daily Digest arrived. This is a great way to ensure you don't miss anything or if you are on the road. Simply use the form below to signup.
Instant Email Notifications
We also have an instant email notification system where you can subscribe to just the shows/labels and authors that you are interested in. At the bottom of each article, you will see a screen similar to the one below.
This allows you to select your choices and enter your email address.
For detailed instructions see this post.
Google Chrome Extension
Recently we introduced our very own extension for any Chrome users. This will alert you in your browser whenever there is new content on a show or shows that you specify. We already have over 3,000 users using this.
To download our Google Chrome Extension page, head HERE
If you've not used the Chrome Browser yet I cannot stress enough how much you should use it. It's the fastest and most secure browser currently available.
The Thatsup Community & Commenting
One of the things we pride ourselves on is the friendly community of people from around the world that visit our site on a daily basis. There are several tools/sites that we use to help build this community further.
Each post that appears on Thatsup provides you with the ability to comment on it. We love reading your comments/questions and try to answer any questions you have. It's also a great way to find new friends who also share the same interests in your shows.
The commenting system is pretty easy to use. Simply type in your comment and press the Post Button. If you are already logged in then your comment will be posted immediately, if you're not logged in your will be prompted to. You can log on using your Facebook, Twitter, OpenID, Disqus and/or Yahoo accounts or you can simply post as a guest with a Name/Email.
Edit Profile, Notifications, and Avatar
You can edit your profile at any time and change your profile photo and notifications settings. Simply click the arrow icon next to your name and select Edit Settings.
You will then be taken to your profile screen where you can setup your profile.
Also, you can see the most recent comments that have been posted on the site in the right-hand sidebar. They are "hidden" by default but clicking on the "Reveal Comments" title will expand them.
2. Tweet Buttons
You can tweet articles that you like by clicking the Tweet Button that is available on the left of the screen:
Then click Tweet with the text you want to be written on your Twitter Feed:
By doing this you help us to grow and promote the site, so do it as much as you can.
You can share the article on G+ by clicking on the Google+1 Button.
If you like an article, please use the Facebook button that appears under each article to Share it with your friends.
5. Popular/Trending Posts
One the right-hand sidebar there is a widget that shows the Top 5 most popular current articles in the last 24 hrs and is constantly updated.
You can also see the current most popular article within the last few minutes in the "Trending Now" section that appears at the top of the article/article list. This is updated every few minutes.
The Thatsup Team
Interested in who puts all the website together? Well, we now have a page where everyone who works and adds content in any shape or form to Thatsup is featured and you can check out the team HERE You can also follow the team on Facebook & Twitter from there.
We realize that a lot of people now use their mobile more and more to access content on the Internet and to stay up to date. I use my mobile (Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices) more and more these days.
We've designed Thatsup to be as Mobile Friendly as possible with all the latest smartphones. All features such as Videos, Polls, Comments should all work.
Simply goto our Mobile Site here.
You can read about all the functions of the Mobile Site here.
Quick Access Links/Features
At the top of the site, we have a menu-bar that provides quick access to some of the popular features here at Thatsup.
What's Hot - Shows what is currently popular at Thatsup. It shows the most popular Shows, Videos, Articles, Reviews and most commented posts.
What's on Tonight - Shows Today's Primetime TV Listings for 20 Broadcast and Cable Channels.
Photo Gallery - Provides a quick link to our Image Gallery that is the home to over 150,000 images from current and past TV Shows and Movies.
Episode Database - Access to our comprehensive Episode and Rating Database
Pilot Watch - Want to see what shows are coming next year. Well, this is the link for you.
Cancellation Table - Want to see which shows are likely to be Renewed/Cancelled. Then click this link.
Meet the Team - See who runs the site and connect with them on Social Media if you want.
Development Watch - See what TV shows are in the pipeline at the networks.
Movies - Interested in see just our Movie related posts? Then click this.
TV Scorecard - A single, at a glance, spreadsheet that shows the current status of all shows we cover.
Ratings News - Interested in Ratings News about your TV shows? This link will show you all our Ratings Related posts and articles.
Social - A quick way to access the various Thatsup Social Media Channels.
Chrome Extension - Quick Install of the Chrome Extension
Search - Takes you to the Full Site Search
Submit Scoop - Allows you to send Scoop to the team
Starting in 2016 we have begun to update our Release Notes page whenever we make a change to the site. The page can be accessed from the Help Menu.
Feedback / Report A Bug
We're always looking for you to help us make the site better, and you can do that by clicking on the "Send Feedback" link at the bottom of every page of via the top menu and letting us know what you would like to see on Thatsup in the future.
This will then take you to a popup screen that will allow you to provide feedback, suggestions and bug reports, as well as being able to vote on existing suggestions.
If you ever have any problems with Thatsup we now have a dedicated Troubleshooting Page. It can be accessed via the Help Menu.
If after using the Troubleshooting page you still have problems, please use either the Feedback Form or email me directly via the Contact Us link in the Help Menu.