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To become a minion:

  • Meet with the page owner face to face and agree on a secret phrase. Meet with the page owner face to face and agree on a secret phrase.
  • Navigate to the actual page you wish to manage, then click the green [apply for minionship] button. Navigate to the actual page you wish to manage, then click the green [apply for minionship] button.
  • Enter the agreed-upon secret phrase. Enter the agreed-upon secret phrase.
  • Wait for it. The page owner needs to ratify your application, and he or she may not get to it right away. Wait for it.  The page owner needs to ratify your application, and he or she may not get to it right away.
  • You will need to log off and on again if you were approved while you were logged on. You will need to log off and on again if you were approved while you were logged on.

Background:

ePlays.org is based on actual face-to-face contact among people participating in a show. Minions of a page are very powerful - they have almost the same rights in a page (and certain pages under it) as the page owner does. These rights are inappropriate for anybody you do not know personally, and ePlays.org is set up to support this paradigm.

There are different kinds of pages on ePlays.org, and minionship is useful in different contexts depending on the page in question. Typically the director, producer, and/or stage manager of a show should be minions of that show so that they can create and assign roles, upload photos, and maintain the show page. A board member of a theater might be selected to manage that theater's venue page by becoming a minion of that page. Computer-averse people might ask another trusted ePlays member to act as a minion of their profile page and handle the computery details for them. In any case minionship is a position of great responsibility. Do not assume the role lightly.

To become a minion of a page, you must first meet personally with the owner of that page and agree on a one-time-use secret phrase which will be entered on the application form. Do not exchange this phrase by email, social network, or through any other impersonal (and thus insecure) method. This is an important security precaution which helps assure the page owner that the performer profile being granted minionship to is in fact yours. The page owner will check for this agreed-upon phrase before ratifying your application. Once you are approved, the secret phrase vanishes into thin air.

Minionship status is recognized upon login. Therefore, if you are logged in when your minionship is granted, you will not have access to those tools until you log out and back in.

How do I ... Just click on a question (and maybe scroll back up [^]) to read the answer.

orient myself?

do the basics?

use special features?

interact with a show or event?

empower assistants?

use advanced calendar features?

manage an author area?

manage a show or event?

set up a theater?