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FAQ

- General disclaimer

- Why should I register an account on the board?
- Are cookies used for this board?

- Can HTML be used?
- Is there some sort of replacement code for HTML?

- What are the user rankings?
- How can I become a moderator or administrator?
- How can I get a custom rank?

- What are announcements?

- What is Level and EXP, and how do I get more EXP?
- How do I add my EXP and post counters to my signature or post?

- What do the username colors mean?
- What are all the smilies?

- How can I get an AcmlmBoard?
- Can you add me to the Photo Album?
- How do I put a background in my posts?
- How can I change my username?


- General disclaimer

    The site does not own and cannot be held responsible for statements made by members on the forum.


- Why should I register an account on the board?

    By registering an user account, you will be able to post, and use several features otherwise unavailable, such as "Mark Forum Read" or private messaging (note that you also need to be logged in to access those features). Unregistered users have guest access to the board, meaning they can view it but not participate.


- Are cookies used for this board?

    Yes, it uses cookies to store your login information. You can still use this board with cookies disabled, but you'll have to enter your username and password every time it's asked, and some features may not be available.


- Can HTML be used?

    Yes, it can be used in posts, private messages, nearly everywhere except in things such as thread titles, usernames, etc.


- Is there some sort of replacement code for HTML?

    Yes, but it's a bit limited. Here's what can be used: (most are case sensitive)
[b]Bold text[/b]
[i]Italic text[/i]
[u]Underlined text[/u]
[s]Stroke text[/s]
[img]URL of image to display[/img]
[url]URL of site or page to link to[/url]
And several color codes such as [red], [green], [blue], [orange], [yellow], [pink], [white], and [black] (put [/color] to revert to normal color)


- What are the user rankings?

    It's all listed on the Ranks page, which also lists all moderators and administrators on this board. Ranks nobody is on and which you didn't reach aren't listed (to keep some suspense), unless you're a full moderator (moderating all the forums) or administrator on this board.


- How can I become a moderator or administrator?

    If us administrators trust you enough for this. Don't ask us, we may ask you if we ever feel you worthy of being promoted. Being a good and regular member helps, while asking for this doesn't. It also depends whether we feel a need to promote more people, which isn't so often the case.


- How can I get a custom rank?

    You can get one under one of those conditions:
- Be a moderator or administrator
- Have at least 2000 posts
- Have at least 1000 posts, and have been registered for at least 200 days
There may be a few rare exceptions, but asking for a custom title before having the requirements for it won't get you one.


- What are announcements?

    Announcements are general messages posted by administrators only. Everybody can view them, but not reply to them.


- What is Level and EXP, and how do I get more EXP?

    EXP is calculated from your amount of posts and how long it's been since you registered. Level is calculated from EXP. You gain increasing amounts of EXP by posting, and by being registered longer.


- How do I add my EXP and post counters to my signature or post?

    In a way similar to HTML and the markup replacements (described above), just put those where you want the numbers to be:
&numposts&: Current post count
&numdays&: Number of days since registration
&level&: Level
&exp&: EXP
&expnext&: Amount of EXP left for next level
&rank&: Current rank, according to your amount of posts



- What do the username colors mean?

    They vary depending on the gender and power level:
Banned
Regular, male
Local moderator, male
Full moderator, male
Administrator, male
Banned
Regular, female
Local moderator, female
Full moderator, female
Administrator, female
Banned
Regular, unspecified
Local moderator, unspec.
Full moderator, unspec.
Administrator, unspec.



- What are all the smilies?

    Here's the smilies that can be used, and what you must type to use them:

( smiley © Rydia of Mist)


- How can I get an AcmlmBoard?

    Well ... there is no released copy of it that can be downloaded, so the only way you can get one is by getting a copy from someone who has it. Also, the latest distributed version is 1.65, which got a bit outdated now, and the current version isn't in a distributable state (some beta versions of 1.7 have been given but they're exceptional cases). You may have a better chance of getting a copy if you aren't some random newcomer who comes just to ask for the board; many requests stay ignored. Also, if you ever get a copy, keep in mind you need some place to run it on, and need support for PHP and MySQL. AcmlmBoard doesn't have an admin control panel either, so you may be screwed if you don't know how to mess around with the .php files to configure a few things, and MySQL database managing software (such as PHPMyAdmin) can be very useful.


- Can you add me to the Photo Album?

    Yes, just send or post a picture of yourself and I may add it.


- How do I put a background in my posts?

    It's nothing more than simple HTML, just do as described below, and exactly like this so you don't mess things up:

Add this at the start of your post header, replace "URL" by the URL (address) of the background picture:
<table background=URL width=100% height=100%><td>

And add this at the end of your signature, if you don't it will cause things to screw up!
</table>


- How can I change my username?

    You can't change it yourself, only administrators can, but you can ask one of them for a name change.


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