Short FAQ - General
Question #1: How do I change my signature/post settings/view PMs/etc?
Answer: At the left of the screen, below your avatar, you should see a menu titled, "CHU USER MENU" and an edit profile link. Most of these questions can be answered by adjusting the settings found within these link.
Question #2: I know of a violation, I marked it, and it’s still up. What do I do now?
Answer: The simplest answer: nothing. The moderator who reviewed it may not have agreed that it was a violation of the rules. It may still be pending review.
Question #3: When is it appropriate to come to a moderator with a message that I feel is against the rules?
Answer: The only time that you should be PMing a message to a mod is when you are unsure about whether the message actually breaks the rules or not. This should only pertain to messages that are questionable as to whether they should be moderated, not to any message that you feel like bringing here. Also, you should give the moderation team an appropriate amount of time to actually see the message and act on it before you discuss it here. Generally, 24 hours is considered an appropriate amount of time.
Question #4: Why is the Moderator for our board doing such-and-such? Can our board get a new Moderator?
Answer: No, there are no specific moderators assigned to any board. While a few moderators may keep a closer eye on specific boards that they frequent over others, moderators are not assigned to act only on marks made from one board.
Question #5: What can I do to improve my chances of getting a useful answer?
Answer: Be polite, describe your problem clearly, and use a descriptive posts. "Error message when posting on the General Board" is a lot more helpful than "big problem please help." Similarly, saying, "I’ve read the moderator’s contest reply and still don’t understand," is a lot better than "Corrupt mod on the loose! Ban him!"
Question #6: How do I defeat the 3rd boss in....
Answer: This topic is meant for questions about the forums only. We have specific boards for every game known to Cheathappens. To find the one you need, put the name of the game in the "Search" box at the top left and click Go. Then find the right title in the list you get and click on the 'Board' link next to it to get to that game's board. Once there, you may want to click 'Add to favorites' so you can find the board more easily in the future.
Question #7: How do I close my account?
Answer: As of right now, you can't close your Cheathappens account. The best you can do is to log out and not log back in.
Question #8: How do I get in touch with Cheathappens about Contributor Issues, Login/Account Issues, or Message Board Issues?
Answer: E-mail PWizard at email@example.com
Why was I moderated for?
Question #9: Why was I moderated? My moderation doesn't match any of the above listed examples!
Answer: Those are just that, examples. Most of the lists also have the nifty "This includes, but is not limited to:" part that everyone likes to ignore when they quote the list. Even if it isn't there, you should assume that the lists aren't comprehensive.
Question #10: Why was I moderated for asking for clarification about a moderation of mine?
Answer: The Terms of Service state that reposting a violation is grounds for moderation. If you repost a moderation of yours that got deleted once, there’s an excellent chance it will be deleted again. Instead of reposting a moderation exactly as it is, you can either edit it to remove the offense, or PM a moderator.
Question #11: Why was I moderated when I came here reporting a violation? Why was I moderated when I came here telling the moderators to go clean up a specific board?
Answer: This topic is not for reporting violations. This board is not for pointing moderators to go "clean up" another board. If you want a board cleaned up, or if you want to report a violation, please just report it on Pichu's topic.
[Edited by Neo7, 10/1/2005 9:14:38 PM]