Instructions and Features for Models
MyFreeCams.com offers models an amazing amount of options, settings, and overall flexibility to increase their enjoyment and earnings while online.
- 1 General Information
- 2 Features in the Software
- 2.1 Chat Room
- 2.2 User Information
- 2.3 Friends List
- 2.4 Private Messaging (PM)
- 2.5 Kick
- 2.6 Ban
- 2.7 Ignore
- 2.8 Mute
- 2.9 Away
- 2.10 Guest/Basic Chat
- 2.11 User View
- 2.12 Options and Settings
- 3 Features in the Model Admin
- 4 Common Issues
- 5 Administrators
- 6 Advice
Types of members
There are 3 main types of members on MyFreeCams.com:
- Guests are new visitors to the site who have not registered for an account yet. (Or they have not logged in to their account.)
- Basic members are members that have an account, but they have never purchased tokens or spent money on the site.
- Premium members are members that have purchased tokens at least once. (But they may not have tokens now.)
Only Premium members are capable of having tokens and spending tokens on models.
Different color nicknames do not mean anything; premium members with many Reward Points are able to change the font and color of their text and nickname.
Employees of this website are Administrators, please read who they are on the Administrators page. All other members are just normal members and no one else has any extra power or privileges. If another member claims to be an administrator, please Contact Model Support.
Tokens are the currency or "money" of MyFreeCams.com. Members buy tokens and then they spend them on models through Private shows, Group shows, Voyeur shows, and Tips. MyFreeCams.com then pays models for the tokens that they receive from members.
Members also receive reward points every time they purchase tokens (1 reward point for every 10 tokens purchased.) A member that has many reward points means he has purchase a lot of tokens in the life of the account. Reward points cannot be spent on models.
When a model is online, and not Away, or in a Private show or Group show, then the model will primarily be in Public chat or free chat. Models do not automatically earn tokens in public chat (as they do in a private show), but they may still receive Tips from members.
Most models will spend the majority of their time in public chat. Public chat is a great place to meet new members, make new friends, become popular on the site, have fun, and make lots of money from tips!
Members can request Private shows with models which earn the models (and cost the members) 60 tokens per minute, counted at 1 token per second.
After the member requests the private show, the model has an option to accept or reject the private show invitation. If the model accepts, then the model and member can transported into a new private chat room that will only contain these two people.
The member and the model can each end the private show at any time, or the private show will end automatically if the member runs out of tokens.
During a regular private show, other members on the site are able to Voyeur (Spy) on the private show for a cost of 20 tokens per minute (counted at 1 token, every 3 seconds).
Members that are spying will receive the video and audio from the private show but they will 'not be able to enter the chat room and they will not be able to see the private chat between the member and model in the private show.
It is not shown to the model which members are spying on the private shows.
If a member does not want other members to be able to spy on their private shows, they can activate the TruePrivate feature on their My Account page. This will increase the cost of the private shows (and the earnings of the model) to 80 tokens per minute.
When the model is in Public chat, members are shown a Group show link at the top of the chat room. If 3 members request a group show at the same time, then the model will receive an invitation to group show that she can accept or reject for any reason.
If the model accepts, the model and the 3 members that requested the group show are all taken to a new private chat room. New members can join the Group Show at any time. Members can leave the show at any time.
Members are charged 10 tokens per minute to remain in the Group Show room (1 token every 6 seconds). Members can also Tip the model during the show, which is the reason why the official cost of Group Show is so low. In reality, some members will tip, and some will not, so it is up to the model how to handle this.
The Group show ends when the model ends it, or when all premium members leave the chat room.
Members can also "join the Group show" from a Private Message (PM) window which means they may not appear in the Group show chat room, but they will be able to receive the webcam video feed, and they will still be paying 10 tokens per minute.
Members with tokens are able to tip or send tokens to models at any time for any reason.
Members can even send tips when the model is offline.
Please see the separate CamScore page for more information.
Features in the Software
The Chat Room starts automatically when the model clicks the Start Webcam link in the software. It is the central place for interaction between the model and the guests and member in the room.
At the top of the chat room, the model may enter a Room Topic which will be displayed for visitors as they enter the model's chat room on MyFreeCams.com.
At the top of the chat room, the model may initiate a Countdown. See the Countdowns page for more info.
Model Chat Commands
See the Wiki page on Model Chat Commands for a list of all shortcuts a model can use in her chat.
The model can click on members in her chat room to get information about them. Depending on the privacy preferences of the users, the model may find out how many Tokens and Reward Points they have, whether they have a profile, and so on.
Upon clicking on a member, the model will also get links to Private message, Ban, Ignore, or Mute the member, or add the member to the model's Friends List.
The model can add members to her Friends List which will show the model if those members are Online or Offline, and provide an easy way to find them and send them private messages.
Private Messaging (PM)
Models can send private messages to premium members and basic members. But only premium members may send private messages to a model while she is online.
It may be difficult for models to handle hundreds of private message windows from different users, so we have developed some options to help...
Models can click on Options and Settings and then activate the PM Manager which will put all PMs in a single window.
If the PM Manager is not helping sufficiently, models may click on Options and Settings and choose to only let members on their Friends List send them messages, or any of the other options.
Models should think twice before selecting this option, as it is very frustrating for new members to try to message the model only to receive the reply, "Sorry, she is only accepting Private Messages from friends."
Watch Member Webcams
Premium members are able to turn on their own webcams at any time and share their webcam with models.
If a member's webcam is on, and the member has allowed the model to see it, then the model will see an option to view the webcam in the private message window with the member.
It is up to the model to watch the members or not; there are no requirements.
The model can also choose to hear sound from the webcam or not. By default, the member webcams will be muted (sound off).
Models can Kick members out of her room. This is usually used as a warning.
After being kicked, a member will still be able to re-join the room.
Models can ban guests and members at any time and for any reason.
For guests, the IP address of the guest will be banned. For members, both the IP address and the username of the member will be banned. Banned users will not be able to re-enter the model's chat room.
By default, bans expire after 6 hours. Models may also use Lifetime bans or specify how long the ban should last.
In the Options and Settings models may also Un-Ban members at any time.
Models can also ignore members at any time and for any reason.
The model will no longer see any messages from ignored users in her chat room, private messages, and MFC mail.
An Ignored member cannot type in the model's chat room (but can enter it.)
The Ignore list does not expire, and the model can modify it manually by clicking the Options and Settings link.
Models may Mute a specific member which will stop them from being able to type in the chat room.
Muted users are allowed to remain in the chat room and see the chat - they just will not be able to type.
Models may modify their Mute list in the Options and Settings link.
Differences of Mute vs Ignore
There are a few main differences between Muted and Ignored users:
- A Muted user may still PM the model, send MFC mail to the model, and Tip the model and his Tip Note will show in the Chat Room. An Ignored user may not do those things.
- If a Muted user attempts to type in the chat room, he will receive a notice that he is Muted. An Ignored user is not given notice.
A model can click Away to be placed into Away mode, which will temporarily block her webcam video and audio feed, and a message saying "This model is temporarily away" will be displayed for members.
The model's public chat room will be unaffected, and she may still participate in the chat.
After a private show or group show ends, the model will be put in Away mode automatically.
The Away status should only be used if the model is going to be away for 5 minutes or less, otherwise it is better to click Stop Webcam or close the software.
Models have an option to allow or not allow unregistered Guests and Basic members from being able to chat in their chat rooms. Models may set this selection to No at any time by clicking Mute Guests or Mute Basics.
Models can click the User View link and specify which users should be displayed in her chat room.
Very popular models with thousands of users in their chat room can switch their User View to display fewer users and therefore make the software operate more smoothly.
Options and Settings
There are lots of other options and settings that models can change to suit their needs by clicking the Options and Settings link right below the webcam video.
Features in the Model Admin
This section describes the features and settings that models can use while logged in to their Model Admin.
When logged in to their Model Admin, models can edit their profiles, customize settings, upload photos, and more!
Each model can write some sorts or short phrases called Tags that describe her. Members can then browse and search tags to find the model that they like.
Profile Friends are different than normal Friends on your Friends List on the site and in the software.
To add someone to your list of Profile Friends, browse to their profile and then click make friend.
Customizing your profile
You may customize your profile using normal HTML code to add music, videos, and more (just like MySpace). If you are not sure how to use HTML code, please read a tutorial on the Internet or ask a friend for help.
Models can upload photos into existing photo galleries or create new galleries, and they will all be displayed on the model's profile. Here are the default galleries:
'Avatar photo is the small photo that will be displayed on the MyFreeCams.com homepage. 'Main Photo is the big photo on the model's profile. Recent Photo are the 6 smaller photos below the Main Photo.
Models should create multiple new galleries if they want to upload lots of photos.
Galleries can also be password-protected so that members can only see the photos once the model gives them the secret password. Simply create a new gallery and then click the set password link.
MFC Mail is an internal e-mail system which lets members and models send each other mail. When a model starts the model software or logs in to the Model Admin page, she will be notified if there are new unread MFC Mail messages.
- Yellow: Unread
- Pink: Offline Tip
- Green: From an Administrator. (Official MFC Mail)
Each model can specify which countries, regions, or states should be blocked from seeing her profile and account on the website. The Block Locations feature is located under Security -> Profile Settings.
This block functions by looking at the IP Address of users and when it is determined that the IP address is from a blocked location, then the model will simply not appear for that user.
Guests and members are both blocked the same way.
The block even effects the model herself, so if a model has blocked her own country or state, then she will not see herself on the MyFreeCams.com homepage.
Models can add users to her Friends List which will circumvent the block. For example, if a model has blocked her own country, but then adds herself as a friend, she should be able to once again see her account as online on the homepage.
For more information please see our page on Blocked Locations.
Models may use the Token Sessions and Token Stats links to see how many tokens they have earned on the site during a given period of time.
Models may select a chat background image that users will see in their chat room instead of the default white background.
Models may also submit a custom chat background but please note:
- The image you submit must be at least 700x350 pixels or larger.
- The image must be extremely high quality / resolution (we will fade it ourselves).
- Please see our examples below for ideas of what will look good.
- 99% of submissions will NOT be approved for various reasons.
- It may take us up to 6 months to process the submission. We are busy!
So it is much easier to select a current background than submit a custom one.
"Members Can't Find Me"
On the homepage
Models are only listed on http://www.myfreecams.com/ when they are online and their webcam is turned on.
People from Blocked Locations cannot see the model as being online. That means if a model has blocked her own state, she will not see herself as being online. Models can add themselves as friends to get around this block. See Blocked Locations for more information.
On the profiles page
Profiles are always directly accessible at: http://profiles.myfreecams.com/MODELUSERNAME where "MODELUSERNAME" is the username of the model.
The Google search on the profiles homepage takes a long time to index new profiles and name changes so please rely on direct navigation.
The profiles homepage at http://profiles.myfreecams.com/ lists a somewhat random assortment of the top models that have been online recently. Most offline models are not listed here.
You can find the list of administrators and official MyFreeCams usernames on our Administrators page.
No one else on this website is an administrator or has any sort of special privileges.
If a member is claiming to be an administrator or moderator or officially connected to this website in any way, this member is lying, and please report him on our Contact Model Support page.
See the additional advice for models page.