FAQ

QUESTIONS
Are users automatically logged out?
How do I report a copyright infringement?
How to compose a mumpie?
Is my user account protected?
What is Mumpie?
What languages do you support?

ANSWERS
Are users automatically logged out?
Yes. You will be automatically logged out after two hours of inactivity.

How do I report a copyright infringement?
For copyright infringements we have a procedure pursuant to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) as formulated in our Terms of Service, which we summarize here for convenience.

If you believe that content available on the Mumpie website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit to Mumpie a Copyright Infringement Notification. Once this notice has been received, we will temporarily remove the implicated infringing work from public access, thereby eliminating all legal liability to the owners and operators of the Mumpie website. We will notify the author of the infringing work once it has been removed.

If the accused author believes he has been mistakenly implicated, he may file a Copyright Infringement Counter Notification. After we receive this counter notice, we will promptly submit a copy of it to the sender of the original infringement notification who will also be informed that the disputed material will be returned to public access in ten business days unless prior to this period we have received a signed notice from this sender that he has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the accused author from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material posted on the Mumpie website. Once this notice is received, the infringing material will be removed pending the result of the lawsuit.

The Copyright Infringement Notification and Copyright Infringement Counter Notification must be done by e-mail written in English and sent to abuse@mumpie.com. These e-mails must contain the following information:

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION

  • The text "Attn: Copyright Agent";
  • The text "Topic: Infringement Notification";
  • Title and URL of the piece of work you believe to be infringing as well as the author's name on the Mumpie website;
  • Your real name, address, e-mail address and phone number;
  • A copy of the work that you believe was infringed;
  • The statement "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.";
  • The statement "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.";
  • Your full name and electronic signature at the end of the e-mail body.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT COUNTER NOTIFICATION

  • The text "Attn: Copyright Agent";
  • The text "Topic: Infringement Counter Notification";
  • Title and author's name of the piece of work that was removed and the URL where it appeared on the Mumpie website before it was removed;
  • Your real name, address, e-mail address and phone number;
  • The statement "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.";
  • The statement "I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address I indicated above is located, or if such address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that I will accept service of process from the person who provided the notice of infringement or an agent of such person.";
  • Your full name and electronic signature at the end of the e-mail body.

How to compose a mumpie?
To post mumpies and other content you first need to register. After that you have to retrieve the topics you are interested in by filtering or searching them. You may also create your own topics by clicking link 'Add topic' under the community filter section. Next, select a topic by clicking its title in one of the topics sections. The topic will display in the main section. Under this active topic click link 'Add mumpie'. A form will open. In field Body you can fill in plain text which may contain web and e-mail addresses. Also this field has a smiley picker through which you may insert acronyms. In field Link you may fill in any web address and specifically a web address to an external resource like a video, picture, audio fragment, diagram or document. When finished editing click the Save button. The new mumpie will be displayed under the active topic. In field Body web and e-mail addresses are now presented as links and smiley acronyms as emoticons. TIP: When the acronym doesn't show up as an image, put a space before and after it. In field Link the web address will be presented in embedded form when possible or otherwise as a link. For embedding are currently supported the following providers, as far as the external content is publicly accessible:

EMBED PROVIDERS
23HQ, AudioSnaps, Blip TV, Cacoo, Chirbit, Clyp, College Humor, Coub, Daily Motion, deviantART, Dotsub, Edocr, Flickr, Funny or Die, Geograph Britain and Ireland, Geograph Channel Islands, Geograph Germany, Getty Images, GMEP, Huffduffer, Hulu, IFTTT, Instagram, Jest, Kickstarter, Meetup, Mixcloud, Moby Picture, NFB CA, Official FM, Photobucket, Poll Everywhere, Quiz.biz, Quizz.biz, Rapid Engage, Rdio, Revision3, Screenr, Sketchfab, SlideShare, SmugMug, SoundCloud, Speaker Deck, TED, Twitter, Viddler, Videojug, Vimeo, WordPress.tv, YouTube.

Is my user account protected?
Yes, although we can't guarantee one hundred percent protection. Your user account data including your e-mail address is only visible to you and our service personnel. We do not share it with third parties. E-mail addresses are obfuscated to prevent spambots from harvesting them.

What is Mumpie?
Mumpie is a free social network where members can post and read short messages called "mumpies" for topics popular in the communities they want to follow. A community is defined by country and language. Suppose you are a U.S. citizen living in the Netherlands. To follow the news in the U.S. as a U.S. native you would activate community United States/English. To follow trends in the Netherlands as a Dutch native you would activate community Netherlands/Dutch, and to follow events in the Netherlands as a member of the English-speaking community in the Netherlands you would activate community Netherlands/English.

Communities are activated by selecting a country and/or language in the community filter section. Their content is filtered according to the following logic:

TOPICS (INCLUDING ATTACHED MUMPIES)
Topics and Mumpies are defined per country and language. They only can be created by registered users.

  • Filter '- Any country -' and/or '- Any language -': Display the Topics defined for any country and/or language;
  • Filter '<some country>' and/or '<some language>': Display the Topics defined for the selected country and/or language.

POLLS
Polls are defined per country. They only can be created by registered users with special authorization.

  • Filter '<some country>': Display the Polls defined for the selected country;
  • Other filter: Don't display any Poll.

PUZZLES
Puzzles are defined per country and language. They only can be created by registered users with special authorization.

  • Filter '<some country>' and '<some language>': Display the Puzzles defined for the selected country and language;
  • Other filter: Don't display any Puzzle.

What languages do you support?
We distinguish between site language and mumpie language. The site language or user interface language is the language in which the Mumpie site is presented to the visitor. You can change this language in the site header. If your language is not included in the picklist, you may want to help us to support it by contributing as a translator. The mumpie language or community language is the language in which are written topics and mumpies. This language differs according to the community you are currently watching. You can set the current mumpie language in the community filter section. By default this is the language set on your user profile. If your language is not included in the picklist we can add it. Please contact us for further questions.

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