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Stumbling

What is StumbleUpon?
How to get started on StumbleUpon
How do I start Stumbling?
Can I see my past Stumbles? Can I delete my History?
Can I choose not to Stumble videos, audio, images, etc?
How do I add or stop following Interests?
When I’m Stumbling in a specific Interest it shows a message saying "run out of Stumbles"– what can I do?
How do I Stumble just one of my current Interests?
Can I Stumble through a connection’s specific Likes or all of my connections’ Likes at once?
Can I Stumble web pages from a specific domain?
What do all the different icons on the StumbleBar do?
How do I stop Stumbling an Interest, Channel, my Likes, etc. and get back to Stumbling all of my Interests?
Can I Stumble an Interest without adding it to my profile?
Can I Stumble in another language?
How do I see more info on a Stumble?
What are these suggestions I am receiving?
How can I turn off Personalized Suggestions?

 

What is StumbleUpon?

StumbleUpon is the easiest way to explore online. You tell us what you like, and we’ll introduce you to interesting things from across the Web. Click here to give us feedback on your Stumbling experience. For direct support send us a message at: http://www.stumbleupon.com/feedback


 

How to get started on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is great for finding you content you might never have otherwise found on your own. After you create an account and select Interests, make sure to find and connect with your friends on StumbleUpon (this lets you share your great finds easier as well as helps improve the quality of your Stumbles). Finally, browse through and follow different Channels to see even more great stuff in your Stumble stream from brands, sites, and celebrities you like.

From here it’s all about Stumbling! You can start Stumbling from anywhere on StumbleUpon by clicking the “Stumble!” button in your StumbleBar at the top of your screen. We take in a lot of different signals to ensure we are showing you the best stuff on the Internet. You can make sure you are getting the best recommendations by Liking and Disliking web pages we show you, following other members whose Likes you find interesting, and following to a variety of Interests. This all helps us personalize your Stumbles so we can show you the best of the Web.

 

How do I start Stumbling?
All you need to start Stumbling is a StumbleUpon account and an Internet connection. First make sure you are signed up and have selected several Interests you would like to find web pages about. Once you’ve logged into StumbleUpon.com, you can then start Stumbling at anytime by clicking the “Stumble!” button in the top left of the black web-based StumbleBar on any page.

You’ll find you can also start Stumbling from several other places such as by clicking a web page shown on a member’s profile or one of the tiles on your Home page or Profile page.

 

Can I see my past Stumbles? Can I delete my History?
You can find all the past web pages you’ve directly Stumbled on StumbleUpon by going to your Profile page and clicking the History tab. Other Stumblers cannot see your History and this is private to you. However, you cannot delete your History.

 

Can I choose not to Stumble videos, audio, images, etc?

Yes, you can choose to block web pages that have certain content formats including audio, video, flash, images, or PDFs. To filter out these types of content, follow these steps:

1) Click the down arrow next to your Profile picture.

2) Click the Settings link.

3) Click the Stumbles tab.

4) Scroll down to Content Filters and uncheck the types of content you do not want to see in your Stumbles.

5) Scroll to the bottom of your screen and click the Save Settings button.

 

 

 

How do I add or stop following Interests?

To add a new Interest:

1) Go to the Follow page.
2) Select the Interests tab.
3) Browse the available Interests via the tiles displayed in the All, Recommended or Popular Interests views.
4) You can also enter a specific Interest or keyword into the Explore Box to find an Interest you’d like to follow.
5) Click the link that reads FOLLOW on an Interest to add it to your current Interests.

You can also click the Add Interests button on the Home page. 

 

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To stop following an Interest:

 

1) Go to your Profile page.
2) Click your Interests tab.
3) Hover over the text that reads FOLLOWING on the bottom of the tile for the Interest.The text should change to UNFOLLOW which you can click to stop following that Interest.

 

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When I’m Stumbling in a specific Interest it shows a message saying “run out of Stumbles” – what can I do?

From time to time, you may encounter a message that tells you that “you have Stumbled all pages in this interest”. If that happens, here are a few suggestions:

- Be sure that you are Liking and Disliking web pages to teach us about your Likes and Dislikes so we can      recommend the best content. Our system needs your ratings in order to provide you Stumbles. We recommend Liking or Disliking at least 10% of your Stumbles for best results.
- Add to the Interests you’re following by going to the Follow tab to browse and add new Interests.
- Find and follow other Stumblers who follow Interests similar to your own.
 

How do I Stumble just one of my current Interests?

There are several ways to Stumble just one particular Interest::

- Click the Stumble Mode button in your StumbleBar and select an Interest
- Go to your Profile page, click your Interests tab and then pick an Interest to Stumble
 

 

Can I Stumble through a connection’s specific Likes or all of my connections’ Likes at once?

Yes. To Stumble all of your Connections’ Likes:

1) From your StumbleBar, click the Stumble Mode button.

2) Select the Activity Mode to see what Stumbles your Connections have recently Liked.

To Stumble a specific Stumbler's Likes click the Stumble button on their profile page.

 

Can I Stumble web pages from a specific domain?

To Stumble a domain go to Explore Box and enter the domain, e.g., wikipedia, to Stumble through pages in this domain.

 

 
What do all the different icons on the StumbleBar do?
The StumbleBar is your gateway to exploring the Web! Let’s break down the StumbleBar’s different buttons. Buttons on the various browser StumbleBars may vary slightly in appearance and options.

 
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Starting from the left:

1. The List button allows you to add Stumbles to existing Lists or create new Lists.

2. The Comments button allows you to pull up the comments that have been made about the Stumble you are viewing. You can also easily add your own comments to the conversation, personal tags, or post your comments to your social networks. Clicking the blue View All Comments link on the Comment window will take you to the Info page for a Stumble where you can see more about this Stumble.

3.The Facebook button will allow you to share pages you like to your Facebook Timeline. You must connect your Facebook account in your Settings page before you can share to Facebook.

4.The Share button allows you to add a personal message and share a web page you’ve Stumbled with a follower on StumbleUpon or your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

5. The Recommended button will let you pick what to Stumble. Choose a specific Interest, or a mode such as Activity, Trending, Photos, or Videos to target your Stumbles.

6.The Dislike button is your tool to tell what web pages you dislike. This will help us learn what kind of stuff not to recommend to you.

7.The Dislike button drop-down allows you to open the Dislike menu and pick a specific reason why you do not like a web page. The reasons you can choose include:

- Not for Me when a web page is not in-line with your Interests (don’t worry, you are only rating the individual article or web page).
- Seen Page Already if you have seen the web page already or the same content hosted on a different web page (examples: news articles taken verbatim from a news web pages, photos taken from a photo web page, re-uploaded videos on YouTube, online games re-hosted on another server, etc. Critique, satire, remixes of content from other pages are acceptable and should not be flagged).
- Page Does Not Load when a web page appears to be broken or a 404.
- Report as Spam should be used for content with no value for you or any other member. You may use this option for Stumbles that are unsolicited requests to register, look suspicious or contain scams.
- Block <domain> to block an entire domain, which means you will no longer receive any pages from that domain again. You can unblock the domain later if you change your mind from your “Stumbles” tab in your Settings pages.

8. The Stumble! button will take you to your next recommendation.

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. The Like button is your tool to tell us what web pages you like. These pages will be saved to your Profile    page so you can easily find them later.

10. Your Notifications button will show up when you have pending shares, messages or updates for your account. Clicking this number will let you quickly choose which notifications to read.

11. The Home button will take you back to your Home page.

12. The Settings button will open your Settings menu so you can quickly navigate to your Profile page, the Help Center, your Settings pages or sign out of StumbleUpon.

How do I stop Stumbling an Interest, Channel, my Likes, etc. and get back to Stumbling all of my Interests?

To exit a specific Stumbling mode, click the button that where the Interest you are Stumbling is displayed and select Recommended to return to normal Stumbling.

 

Can I Stumble an Interest without adding it to my profile?

Yes, use the Explore Box in your StumbleBar or on your Home page to explore new Interests without adding them to your account.

 

Can I Stumble in another language?

You can specify up to four languages for your Stumbles. To adjust your language settings go to your Settings page and click on the Stumbles tab. Choose the language you wish to Stumble in from the drop down menu. To remove a language select No Language from the drop down menu. You must have at least one language selected. Then click Save Settings at the bottom of the page. You may still see some Stumbles in that language in your next few Stumbles as those were already queued up for you. 



If you are using our installed Firefox Add-on you can Stumble in a limited selection of languages. When using the StumbleBar for Firefox, click the All icon in the toolbar, scroll down the list and select the Languages option, then choose a language from the list displayed. Click the Stumble! button in your StumbleBar to browse web pages in that selected language.

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How do I see more info on a Stumble?

To reach the info page on any Stumble, click the comment bubble icon on the StumbleBar and then click the blue View All Comments link in the comment window. Here you can see what Interest the Stumble is in, comments, Likes and more.

 

What are these suggestions I am receiving?

This is a feature called Personalized Suggestions. From time to time when you rate something, we’re going to make suggestions, like proposing a new Interest to follow or a site from which you’d like us to recommend more content. And if we detect that you don’t seem to like something, we might suggest that you stop following it, or even block it entirely. The aim of this feature is to help you fine-tune your Stumbles and encourage you to Like and discover more.

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How can I turn off Personalized Suggestions?

At this time this feature cannot be disabled. You can click the x on the suggestion box to hide the suggestion without taking any particular action on the suggestion posed. We welcome any feedback you have on this feature.

If you have read through the Help Center and require additional assistance please consult our public support forums or write to us at: http://www.stumbleupon.com/feedback.

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