How can I vote?
Its simple, go to any story and click on the bar below it that will rate it from 1-10, be careful though you only get one vote per story (to stop celebrities from doing a gazillion clicks to clear their names of any Bull that we call!)
Hang on, why can’t I vote?
Hmm it looks like either you’ve already voted or someone using your IP address has, don’t worry simply create an account and you will be able to vote straight away (as well as post comments and upload images and stories).
How can I get involved (post images, stories and comments)?
Anyone can vote on a story or a comment but to post an image, or a comment, you need to be registered. At the top of the screen is a big old bar in red that says ‘Register / Sign In’ it’s not a trick it will just allow you to become more involved and share your thoughts and ideas.
Sign up – oh here we go where’s the catch? (hint THERE ISNT ONE!)
It’s not a timeshare, we don’t want your credit card details, we won’t sell your email address or spam you with junk. Phew that's a relief, it’s just to make sure that each story is user created and not a spambot.
So I’ve signed up now what?
Well firstly hello and thanks for getting involved ;-) As a registered user you don’t get frequent flyer miles or coupons off your shopping, you do get to upload your own avatar (picture) and earn points towards the different levels of users on the site, with obvious Kudos going to those who participate the most and become 5 Star users amongst the community. You also get to keep track of all your postings and build a reputation for the number of likes and comments you post and receive so it becomes clear how involved you are and how much people trust and can relate to you.
So how can I actually upload something?
Pretty straight forward go to the ‘Post a Story’ button at the top of the page, decide if you want to upload it from your device or from a URL.
What can I upload?
Content wise please refer to our T&Cs but format wise it’s just Pictures and Text, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words so make it a good one!
What’s the difference between ‘Upload Story’ and ‘Post from URL’??
Good question, upload story lets you basically post any story from any source and manually create it yourself. Upload from URL is a little smarter as it asks you to copy the web address in for the story you want to post about and then, like magic, it starts to populate it for you.
Talk me through how Post from URL works then as I am confused…
This is the simplest way to post a story, copy the URL into the box and click next. LCB will then try to get pictures from the website for you to choose one (depending on how busy the website is this can take a few seconds or might take a second try). Then just fill in the story description, what category it fits into, if you think it’s ‘True or BULL’ and your reason for why you think that.
Why is it taking so long for LCB to get my picture and why so many?
It can take a little while, or a couple of attempts, to get the pictures as we are relying on the source materials servers to give us the information. If they are really busy or if you have a slow connection it also delays things. Once LCB has made contact it will download pretty much every picture from that URL link so you can choose which one you want, just scroll down to find it and pick the perfect one.
Why do I need to enter a reason for why I’m calling ‘True or Bull’?
This bit where you get to let people know why it is a true story or Bull based on what you know or feel, for instance if you can clearly see some Photoshop work or something misrepresented. It’s important because it helps to start the debate and also other people to understand what is right or wrong about the story.
Why get involved?
We kinda feel people are starting to see through the myriad of false stories and photo shopped images that are constantly being shown to us, this is your chance to have a say about it and get your opinion out there (as well as see what others think about it). Also let’s be honest there are quite a few people out there who we should ‘Call Bull’ on as well as some great people who we should pat on the back.
Who’s calling Bull (erm we all are hopefully!)
That’s the beauty of it ANYONE and everyone can (it’s not a club or a cult) just go to a story and pick if you believe in it or not by clicking on the bar below it.
Why am I seeing red and blue dots before my eyes?
Don’t panic you aren’t having a mad moment this is the current LCB rating for the story, if it appears to be more truthful it will be blue (ah relaxing) or if its Bull it will be in red (damn I’m angry about that story!)
Numbers numbers everywhere
Don’t worry it’s not a maths test, the numbers in the dots represent the current LCB rating for the story, the higher it is the more likely it is to be Bull.
What is a ‘Caller’
There are too many jokes to go through them all here but in short anyone who ‘Calls Bull’ can proudly call themselves a ‘Caller’.
Hang on that user upload insults me or looks illegal
LCB is for everyone and we are all allowed our freedom of speech and individual ideas, but lets be reasonable here no dodgy, radical or pornographic material please. If you see something that you feel may be grossly inappropriate please click on the report image tab at the bottom of the screen and we will look more closely at it. Look at our “Posting Rules” under T&Cs for more info.
Whats all this about The Lets Call Bull Awards?
On a Monthly basis we are going to nominate the most honest and Bull laden stories from each category and give them a little award. We will also be handing out awards to users who contribute the most and upload top rated stories of the month.