Make sure you are registered as a forum user for at least 1 week (i.e. 7 days).
Make sure you are logged in to the forum (there's a Login
link at the top right corner of the TPFC web page to facilitate that, or you can use the forum login).
After you have logged in, you will see something like Username R0 [Add Entry/Logout]
at the top-right corner of the TPFC web page
. R0 is a rank assigned to you by the system. If you are just starting out, you will probably be R0. The maximum rank is R5. You can move up the ranks by participating more in the forum, or by adding more entries to the database.
To submit an entry, click on the Add Entry
link. All entries submitted are initially private i.e. they have a private score of 0. Look at the section Popularity score (XXXX/YY)
for that entry. XXXX
is an public score computed by measuring how active an entry is for both
anonymous and registered users. YY
is private score computed strictly from the activities of registered users only
for your submitted entry.
Whenever a registered user likes your entry and clicks on the This apps rocks
button, not only does he adds the app to his personal list, the private score for your submitted app increases by the same amount as that user's rank. For example, if a user with R5 clicks on the "rocks" button for your entry, the private score for that entry increases by 5. Once the private score becomes 10 or greater, that entry becomes public i.e. it will be displayed on the main web page and becomes publicly searchable.
So if all submitted entries are private initially, how do you get other people to see it?
The simplest way is a post a short message to the Portable Freeware Submissions
forum with the permalink of the entry and ask people to check it out. There are already plenty of examples in the submissions forum.Additional note: To check which users have added an entry to their lists, click on the hidden link found under YY (the private score). This will show the list of users who have added the app to their personal lists (and their respective ranks).