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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:49 am
by Kiki
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  • Introduction
    • What is Kaeska?
      What is a Charter?
      Are there any starter items for new users?
      Does Kaeska have any mascots?
      What can you do around Kaeska?
    User Account
    • What is needed to create an account?
      Can I delete my account?
      What if I haven't received my account activation email?
      What do I do if I was or think I was hacked?
      How do I be sure that a link is safe before I click on it?
    Login and Registration
    • Why do I need to register?
      What is COPPA?
      Why can't I register?
      I registered but cannot login.
      Why can't I login?
      I registered in the past but cannot login.
      I've lost my password.
      Why do I get logged off automatically?
      What does the "Delete all board cookies" do?
    User Preferences and Settings
    • How do I change my settings?
      Can I change my username?
      How do I change my password?
      How do I change my email address?
      What are the limits for signatures?
      How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
      How do I change my timezone?
      When I click the email link for a user it asks me to login?
    Forums
    • How do I create a new topic or post a reply?
      How do I post a reply with a quote from a user?
      How do I edit the title of my thread?
      How do I edit or delete a post?
      How do I add a signature to my post?
      How do I create a poll?
      Why can't I add more poll options?
      How do I edit or delete a poll?
      Why can't I access the forums?
      Why did I receive a warning?
      How can I report posts to a moderator?
      What is the "Save" button for in topic posting?
      Why does my post need to be approved?
      How do I bump my topic?
      Can I post a link to another site?
      Can I ping another user in a post?
    Formatting and Topic Types
    • What is BBCode?
      What are Smilies?
      Can I post images?
      What are global announcements?
      What are announcements?
      What are sticky topics?
      What are locked topics?
    Friends and Blocked List
    • What are my Friends and Blocked Lists?
      How can I add/remove users to my Friends or Blocked List?
    Staff Information
    • What are Sovereigns?
      What are Engineers?
      What are Knights?
      What are Artisans?
      What are Novelists?
      What are NPCs?
      How do I become part of the staff?
      What is "Staff Members" link?
      What are the requirements to apply to be part of staff?
      Where do I send my application?
    Private Messaging
    • Why can't I send private messages?
      How do I prevent unwanted private messages?
      What do I do if I was or think I was scammed?
      What are the types of scams and how do I recognize them?
      What is password phishing?
    Searching the Forums
    • How can I search a forum or forums?
      Why does my search return no results?
      Why does my search return a blank page?
      How do I search for members?
      How do I find my own posts and topics?
    Subscriptions and Bookmarks
    • What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
      How do I bookmark or subscribe to specific topics?
      How do I subscribe to specific forums?
      How do I remove my subscriptions?
    Avatar
    • What is an avatar?
      How do I equip and unequip an item?
      How do I get more items for my avatar?
      How do I change my avatar's facial features and hair?
      Are there any alternate poses for my avatar?
    Bazaar
    • What is the bazaar?
      How do I find items in the bazaar?
      How do I buy or sell items in the bazaar?
      How many items can I sell at once in the bazaar?
      Can I cancel a listing?
    Currencies
    • What are all the currencies of Kaeska?
      How do I earn gold and platinum on Kaeska?
      How much gold do we earn per post?
    Events and Games
    • What are events?
      What kind of games are on Kaeska?
    Collectible Items
    • What are common collectibles?
      What are monthly collectibles?
      What are yearly collectibles?
      What are event collectibles?
      What are evolving collectibles?
      How do I purchase collectibles?
      When will my item start evolving?
      What do I have to do to make my item evolve?
      Will I have to pay again to make my item evolve?
      Will you announce when an item is about to change?
    NPC Shops
    • What are NPC shops?
      Where do I find the shops?
      How do I browse for items in the shops?
      Can I preview items before I purchase them?
      How do I buy items from the shops?
      How do I sell an item back to the shops?
    Trading
    • What is trading?
      How do I offer a new trade to another user?
      How do i accept a trade with another user?
      How can I stop from being scammed in a trade?
      How do I verify the items that are being traded to me?
    Achievements
    • What are achievements?
      Are achievements publicly viewable?
      What are achievements rewards for?
    Miscellaneous
    • How do I contact Kaeska owners?
      How do I get a job at Kaeska?
      Does Kaeska have a Facebook/Twitter/DeviantART?
      How do I unsubscribe from Kaeska emails?
      What is copyright infringement?
    Staff Application
    • How old do I have to be to apply to be part of Kaeska staff?
      What are the requirements to apply to be Kaeska staff?
      Where is the application link?
    Report System
    • Where can I find the report button?
      What if I'm unsure if something should be reported?
      How do I report a thread, post, or private message?
      How do I report a member of staff?
      How do I report a post or a topic?
      How do I report a bug or glitch?


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:50 am
by Kiki
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What is Kaeska?
  • Kaeska is an interactive online role-playing based community where users will eventually be able to customize an avatar.
What is a Charter?
  • A Charter is the written grant by sovereign power created to define the rights and privileges of the country.
Are there any starter items for new users?
  • Not yet, but we do plan on having this feature.
Does Kaeska have any mascots?
  • Yes, the mascot of Kaeska is the Kirin.
What can you do around Kaeska?
  • Users can socialize on the forums to earn virtual currency (gold). The gold will then be used to purchase virtual items from shops to customize their avatars.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 am
by Kiki
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What is needed to create an account?
  • All you need is an email address. You create a username and password, fill out optional fields, then pass our confirmation of registration to be sure you're not a bot.
Can I delete my account?
  • Under your User Control Panel, click on the "Profile" tab and you can delete your account by clicking "Delete my registration". Please know that choosing this option is irreversible.
What if I haven't received my account activation email?
  • Info coming soon.
What do I do if I was or think I was hacked?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I be sure that a link is safe before I click on it?
  • Info coming soon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 am
by Kiki
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Why do I need to register?
  • Registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users. It only takes a few moments to register so it is recommended you do so.
What is COPPA?
  • COPPA, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, is a law in th United States requiring websites which can potentially collect information from minors under the age of 13 to have written parental consent or some other method of legal guardian acknowledgement, allowing the collection of personally identifiable information from a minor under the age of 13.
Why can't I register?
  • Registration may have been temporarily disabled or your IP address was banned or your username is not acceptable. Contact admin@kaeska.org for assistance.
I registered but cannot login.
  • In order to join the forums, you need to activate your account through the link sent to your email address. If you did not receive an email, it may have been picked up by your spam filter or you may have provided an incorrect email address. If you are sure the email address you provided is correct, please contact admin@kaeska.org for assistance.
Why can't I login?
  • Double check to make sure you entered your username and password correctly. If they are, please contact admin@kaeska.org to make sure you haven't been banned or if there is a configuration error that we would need to fix.
I registered in the past but cannot login.
  • Since we do not deactivate or delete a users account, please contact admin@kaeska.org to correct the situation.
I've lost my password.
  • While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page, click <i>I forgot my password</i> and follow the instructions. If you are not able to reset your password, contact admin@kaeska.org for assistance.
Why do I get logged off automatically?
  • If you do not check the <i>Remember me</i> box when you login, you will only stay logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer.
What does the "Delete all board cookies" do?
  • It deletes the cookies created by phpBB which keep you authenticated and logged into the board. Cookies also provide functions such as read tracking if they have been enabled. If you are having login or logout problems, deleting board cookies may help.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 am
by Kiki
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How do I change my settings?
  • If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the board database. To alter them, visit your User Control Panel; a link can usually be found by clicking on your username at the top of the board. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.
Can I change my username?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I change my password?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I change my email address?
  • Info coming soon.
What are the limits for signatures?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
  • Within your User Control Panel, under "Board preferences", you will find the option <i>Hide your online status</i>. Enable this option and you will only appear to the administrators, moderators and yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
How do I change my timezone?
  • Visit your User Control Panel and change your timezone to match your particular area. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users.
When I click the email link for a user it asks me to login?
  • Only registered users can send email to other users via the built-in email form, and only if the administrator has enabled this feature. This is to prevent malicious use of the email system by anonymous users.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 am
by Kiki
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How do I create a new topic or post a reply?
  • To post a new topic in a forum, click "New Topic". To post a reply to a topic, click "Post Reply". A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of the forum and topic screens.
How do I post a reply with a quote from a user?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I edit the title of my thread?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I edit or delete a post?
  • You can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic.
How do I add a signature to my post?
  • To add a signature to a post you must first create one via your User Control Panel. Once created, you can check the <i>Attach a signature</i> box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio button in the User Control Panel. If you do so, you can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box within the posting form.
How do I create a poll?
  • When posting a new topic or editing the first post of a topic, click the "Poll creation" tab below the main posting form; if you cannot see this, you do not have the appropriate permissions to create polls. Enter a title and at least two options in the appropriate fields, making sure each option is on a separate line in the textarea. You can also set the number of options users may select during voting under "Options per user", a time limit in days for the poll (0 for infinite duration) and lastely the option to allow users to amend their votes.
Why can't I add more poll options?
  • The limit for poll options is set by the administrator. If you feel you need to add more options to your poll than the allowed amount, contact admin@kaeska.org.
How do I edit or delete a poll?
  • As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator or an administrator. To edit a poll, click to edit the first post in the topic; this always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote, users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if members have already placed votes, only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it. This prevents the poll's options from being changed mid-way through a poll.
Why can't I access the forums?
  • Info coming soon.
Why did I receive a warning?
  • If you have broken a rule, you may have been issued a warning. Please contact admin@kaeska.org if you are unsure about why you were issued a warning.
How can I report posts to a moderator?
  • You should see a button for reporting posts next to the post you wish to report. Clicking this will walk you through the steps necessary to report the post.
What is the "Save" button for in topic posting?
  • This allows you to save drafts to be completed and submitted at a later date. To reload a saved draft, visit the User Control Panel.
Why does my post need to be approved?
  • The board administrator may have decided that posts in the forum you are posting to require review before submission. It is also possible that the administrator has placed you in a group of users whose posts require review before submission. Please contact the board administrator for further details.
How do I bump my topic?
  • By clicking the "Bump topic" link when you are viewing it, you can "bump" the topic to the top of the forum on the first page. However, if you do not see this, then the time allowance between bumps has not yet been reached.
Can I post a link to another site?
  • Info coming soon.
Can I ping another user in a post?
  • To ping another user in a post, you will need to use our Mentions System. Just put @ symbol then the player's name. Example: @Obsidian


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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What is BBCode?
  • BBCode is a special implementation of HTML, offering great formatting control on particular objects in a post. BBCode itself is similar to style to HTML, but tags are enclosed in square brackets [ and ] rather than < and >. View the BBCode Guide for more information.
What are Smilies?
  • Smilies, or Emoticons, are small images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting forums.
Can I post images?
  • Images can only be shown in your posts by linking to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image, use the BBCode [img] tag.
What are global announcements?
  • Global announcements contain important information and you should read them whenever possible. They will appear at the top of every forum and within your User Control Panel.
What are announcements?
  • Announcements often contain important information for the forum you are currently reading and you should read them whenever possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted.
What are sticky topics?
  • Sticky topics within the forum appear below announcements and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them whenever possible.
What are locked topics?
  • Locked topics are topics where users can no longer reply and any poll it contained was automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons and were set this way by either the forum moderator or administrator.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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What are my Friends and Blocked Lists?
  • You can use these lists to organise other members of the forums. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their online status and to send them private messages. Subject to template support, posts from these users may also be highlighted. If you add a user to your foes list, any posts they make will be hidden by default.
How can I add/remove users to my Friends or Blocked List?
  • You can add users to your list in two ways. Within each user's profile, there is a link to add them to either your Friend or Foe list. Alternatively, from your User Control Panel, you can directly add users by entering their member name. You may also remove users from your list using the same page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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What are Sovereigns?
  • Sovereigns are the administrators with the highest level of control over the entire forum. These members can control all facets of board operation.
What are Engineers?
  • Info coming soon.
What are Knights?
  • Knights are a group who look after the forums from day to day. They have the authority to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. They ensure the citizens follow the rules and answer report tickets.
What are Artisans?
  • Info coming soon.
What are Novelists?
  • Info coming soon.
What are NPCs?
  • Info coming soon.
How do I become part of the staff?
  • Info coming soon.
What is "Staff Members" link?
  • Originally titled "The Team", it was changed to "Staff Members" shortly after. This page provides you with a list of staff members, including administrators and moderators and other details such as the forums they moderate.
What are the requirements to apply to be part of staff?
  • Info coming soon.
Where do I send my application?
  • Info coming soon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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Why can't I send private messages?
  • There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the administrator has prevented you from sending messages. Contact admin@kaeska.org for more information.
How do I prevent unwanted private messages?
  • You can automatically delete private messages from a user by using the message rules within your User Control Panel. If you are receiving abusive private messages from a particular user, report the messages to the moderators; they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages.
What do I do if I was or think I was scammed?
  • The email form feature of this board includes safeguards to try and track users who send such posts, so email the report@kaeska.org with a full copy of the email you received. It is very important that this includes the headers that contain the details of the user that sent the email. The administrator can then take action.
What are the types of scams and how do I recognize them?
  • Info coming soon.
What is password phishing?
  • Info coming soon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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How can I search a forum or forums?
  • Enter a search term in the search box located on the index, forum or topic pages. Advanced search can be accessed by clicking the "Advance Search" link which is available on all pages on the forum.
Why does my search return no results?
  • Your search was probably too vague and included many common terms which are not indexed by phpBB. Be more specific and use the options available within Advanced search.
Why does my search return a blank page?
  • Your search returned too many results for the webserver to handle. Use "Advanced Search" and be more specific in the terms used and forums that are to be searched.
How do I search for members?
  • Visit the "Members" page and click the "Find a member" link.
How can I find my own posts and topics?
  • Your own posts can be retrieved either by clicking the "Show your posts" link within the User Control Panel or by clicking the "Search user's posts" link via your own profile page or by clicking the "Quick links" menu at the top of the board. To search for your topics, use the Advanced search page and fill in the various options appropriately.


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 am
by Kiki
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What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
  • Bookmarking topics works much like bookmarking in a web browser. Bookmarking is more like subscribing to a topic. You can be notified when a bookmarked topic is updated. Subscribing, however, will noify you when there is an update to a topic or forum on the forums. Notification options for bookmarks and subscriptions can be configured in the User Control Panel, under "Board preferences".
How do I bookmark or subscribe to specific topics?
  • You can bookmark or subscribe to a specific topic by clicking the appropriate link in the "Topic tools" menu, conveniently located near the top and bottom of a topic discussion. Replying to a topic with the "Notify me when a reply is posted" option checked will also subscribe you to the topic.
How do I subscribe to specific forums?
  • To subscribe to a specific forum, click the "Subscribe forum" link, at the bottom of page, upon entering the forum.
How do I remove my subscriptions?
  • To remove your subscriptions, go to your User Control Panel and follow the links to your subscriptions.