Earning and Spending Points
Submitting Content to DormStormer
Press, Advertising and Partners
What is DormStormer?
DormStormer is a viral content community that lives and breathes the college lifestyle. DormStormer allows you to explore, discover, save, and share the best content the Internet has to offer.
What is The Pulse?
The pulse is our homepage where we post all our content. We understand that sometimes you don’t want the people behind you in class to catch you drooling over a site full of hot chicks, or the ladies browsing DormStormer may not feel up for checking out pics of babes. That is why you have the ability to control and customize your pulse. Simply use the DormStormer Control Your Pulse Feature on the front page to see more or less of pictures or videos, and to tune up or down each category.
What are My Clouds?
My Clouds is basically your personal profile and also where your Storm Clouds are located. Have you ever seen a hilarious article, read something funny, or came across a picture of a gorgeous babe, and then had a tough time finding it again!? At DormStormer, that will never happen because you can save all your favorite content to your Clouds. You can add pictures and articles to pre-recommended clouds, or create your own. Simply click on the thunderbolt next to any picture or article to “Storm It”.
What is a Hidden Cloud?
Everything you add to your clouds section can be seen by people who check out your profile. If you make a Hidden Cloud, only you can see it.
How do I earn points?
When you share articles with your friends by using the share features found throughout the site, you receive 5 points for every unique view the article accumulates. By earning points you can redeem them for awesome prizes in the Pts Store. Have a lot of Facebook friends? Share on Facebook! Have a Twitter following? Share on Twitter! Want to pin a picture? That counts too! Have a Google + account?… Who the hell are you?!… but yes it counts. Click the “Copy URL” and paste it in an email or anywhere on the web and it will still count!
How do I use my points?
You can use your points by clicking on the Redeem button on the home page or by visiting the Pts Store. We offer a wide range of awesome rewards that you can purchase with your points, so get sharing!
What are the rules and is there a limit to how many points I can earn?
We encourage you to try to earn as many points as possible by using the share features as they are meant to be used. If you are very influential, you may hit a daily limit where we will need to manually verify the rest of your points before they land in your account. You are not allowed to try to manipulate how many people click on your share links via sketchy, evil tactics. We have are a very particular set of skills (red flag systems to detect people who are trying to beat the system); skills we have acquired over a very long time in IT class. Skills that make me a nightmare for jackasses. If you play by the rules, there is no limit to how many points you can earn. We will not look for you, we will not pursue you. But if you don’t, we will look for you, we will find you, and we will ban you.
Help! I’m sharing stuff but I’m not earning any points!
In order to earn points, you must be logged in and use the official share features (facebook, twitter, pinterest etc.) on dormstormer.com. They are located at the top and bottom of all our posts, and you can also use the share features on the images. If you are copying and pasting the url from your browser, we can’t track that. If you want to share the link in an email or anywhere else, just click the copy link button and you can copy your unique referral link that allows you to earn points.
What is the DormStormer University program and how do I apply?
The DormStormer University program is a great resume-building opportunity. It is a 12 week crash course in viral marketing strategies where you will be taught, and graded on how well you execute 6 creative strategies. Graduates who complete the program get between 5,000 – 100,000 Pts, and resume-worthy distinctions depending on how well they do. Go here to find out more and apply: DormStormer University Application.
How do I submit photos or videos to DormStormer?
The easiest way is to use this form. You can also email your photos to submit[at]dormstormer[dot]com. If you want to submit a video, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or another popular video site and send us the link.
What should I submit to DormStormer?
Click this link to learn more about what type of photos we’re looking for.
Can I make my own post?
Not at this time. We’re currently looking into expanding the submission feature to include user submitted posts so we’ll let you know when you can!
I forgot my username and/or password!
No worries, click here to find out your username or reset your password.
I never received my validation email
First, try checking your junk mail folder and make sure you add DormStormer to your safe-senders list. If you still can’t find it, click here to be re-sent another activation email.
How do I change my username?
Unfortunately, at this time you cannot change your username once it has already been set. Select it carefully!
How can I change my email address or password?
Click on the “My Clouds” tab in the header. Under your picture on the right hand side are links to change your email address or password.
How do I set or change my profile picture?
You can do this 2 ways: 1) If you log in with Facebook, it will automatically use your FB profile picture. 2) Since we are a WordPress site, you can manage your profile picture by going to www.gravatar.com. Just create a wordpress account using the email address that you used to register with DormStormer and upload a profile picture. It will automatically update on DormStormer within 5 minutes.
How do I log in with facebook?
Simply click the “Log In With Facebook” button (if you have an account already). It will link your account to your Facebook profile to make logging in easier. You don’t need to enter your username of password when logging in with Facebook. Don’t worry – we never post to Facebook without your permission.
Where can I find your press kit?
You can download our DormStormer Official Press Kit right here. Please email rob[at]dormstormer[dot]com for all press-related inquiries.
How can I advertise with DormStormer?
Learn more about what we can do for you by visiting our Advertising section.
How can I partner with DormStormer?
Use the Contact Us page and let us know how we can work together!
I have a copyright concern. What do I do?
We act immediately upon copyright concerns. If you feel any content on DormStormer is infringing upon your copyrights, please visit the copyright section of our User Agreement.
Can’t find the answer to your question?
Feel free to contact us and we’ll be sure to answer any question you have.