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Frequently Asked Questions
Login and Registration Issues
Why can’t I login?
Why do I need to register at all?
Why do I get logged off automatically?
How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
I’ve lost my password!
I registered but cannot login!
I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!
Why can’t I register?
What does the “Delete all board cookies” do?

User Preferences and Settings
How do I change my settings?
The times are not correct!
I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
My language is not in the list!
How do I show an image/avatar along with my username?
What is my rank and how do I change it?

Posting Issues
How do I post a topic in a forum?
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 a forum?
Why can’t I add attachments?
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?

Formatting and Topic Types
What is BBCode?
Can I use HTML?
What are Smilies?
Can I post images?
What are global announcements?
What are announcements?
What are sticky topics?
What are locked topics?
What are topic icons?

User Levels and Groups
What are Administrators?
What are Moderators?
Where are the usergroups and how do I join one?

Private Messaging
I cannot send private messages!
I keep getting unwanted private messages!

Fur Friends and Ignore List
What are my Fur Friends and Ignore lists?
How can I add / remove users to my Fur Friends or Ignore list?

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 can I find my own posts and topics?

Topic Subscriptions and Bookmarks
What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
How do I subscribe to specific forums or topics?
How do I remove my subscriptions?

Attachments
What attachments are allowed on this board?

Persian Points and Related Features
How do I earn Persian Points?
What is Purr Bank?
What is the Lottery?
What is the Arcade?
What are the Virtual Shops?
How do I show off the virtual items I have purchased?
How do I donate an item to another member?
How do I sell an item in the Classifieds?
How do I delist an item I have listed in the Classifieds?

phpBB 3 Issues
Who wrote this bulletin board?
Who do I contact about abusive matters related to this board?

 

Login and Registration Issues

» Why can’t I login?
There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, contact the moderators (moderators@persian-cats.com) to make sure you haven’t been banned. It is also possible the website owner has a configuration error on their end, and they would need to fix it.

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» Why do I need to register at all?
Registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, emailing of fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few moments to register so it is recommended you do so.

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» Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you login, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university computer lab, etc. If you do not see this checkbox, it means the administrators have disabled this feature.

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» How do I prevent my username appearing in the online user listings?
Within your My Control Panel, under “Board preferences”, you will find the option Hide your online status. Enable this option with Yes and you will only appear to the administrators, moderators and yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.

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» I’ve lost my password!
Don’t panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click I’ve forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly.

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» I registered but cannot login!
First, check your username and password. If they are correct, then one of two things may have happened. Some boards will also require new registrations to be activated, either by yourself or by an administrator before you can logon; this information was present during registration. If you were sent an e-mail, follow the instructions. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting the moderators (moderators@persian-cats.com).

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» I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!
Attempt to locate the e-mail sent to you when you first registered, check your username and password and try again. It is possible the moderators have deactivated or deleted your account for some reason. Also, many boards periodically remove users who have not posted for a long time to reduce the size of the database. If this has happened, try registering again and being more involved in discussions.

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» Why can’t I register?
It is possible the moderators have banned your IP address or disallowed the username you are attempting to register. The administrators could have also disabled registration to prevent new visitors from signing up. Contact the moderators (moderators@persian-cats.com) for assistance.

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» What does the “Delete all board cookies” do?
“Delete all board cookies” deletes the cookies created by phpBB which keep you authenticated and logged into the board. It also provides functions such as read tracking if they have been enabled by the board owner. If you are having login or logout problems, deleting board cookies may help.

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User Preferences and Settings

» 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 My Control Panel; a link can usually be found at the top of board pages. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.

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» The times are not correct!
It is possible the time displayed is from a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, visit My Control Panel and change your timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. If you are not registered, this is a good time to do so.

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» I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
If you are sure you have set the timezone and Summer Time/DST correctly and the time is still incorrect, then the time stored on the server clock is incorrect.

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» My language is not in the list!
Either the administrators have not installed your language or nobody has translated this board into your language.

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» How do I show an image/avatar along with my username?
There are two images which may appear along with a username when viewing posts. One of them may be an image associated with your rank, generally in the form of stars, blocks or dots, indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the board. Another, usually a larger image, is known as an avatar and is generally unique or personal to each user. Avatars may be set under My Control Panel > Profile > Edit avatar.

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» What is my rank and how do I change it?
Ranks, which appear below your username, indicate the number of posts you have made or identify certain users, e.g. moderators and administrators. In general, you cannot directly change the wording of any board ranks as they are set by the administrators. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank. Most boards will not tolerate this and a moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.

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Posting Issues

» How do I post a topic in a forum?
To post a new topic in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of the forum and topic screens. Example: You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc.

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» How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are an administrator or moderator, 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 which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own discretion. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.

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» How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one via My Control Panel > Profile > Edit signature. Once created, you can check the Attach a signature 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 your profile. 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.

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» 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 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 lastly the option to allow users to amend their votes.

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» Why can’t I add more poll options?
The limit for poll options is set by the administrators.

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» 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.

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» Why can’t I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post or perform another action you may need special permissions.

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» Why can’t I add attachments?
Attachment permissions are granted on a per forum, per group, or per user basis. The administrators may not have allowed attachments to be added for the specific forum you are posting in, or perhaps only certain groups can post attachments.

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» Why did I receive a warning?
When you use Persian-Cats.com, you agree to our Terms of Use. If you have broken a rule, you may be issued a warning by the moderators.

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» 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.

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» What is the “Save” button for in topic posting?
This allows you to save passages to be completed and submitted at a later date. To reload a saved passage, visit My Control Panel.

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» Why does my post need to be approved?
The administrators may have decided that posts in the forum you are posting to require review before submission. It is also possible that the moderators have placed you in a group of users whose posts require review before submission.

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» 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 topic bumping may be disabled or the time allowance between bumps has not yet been reached. It is also possible to bump the topic simply by replying to it, however, be sure to follow the board rules when doing so.

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Formatting and Topic Types

» What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML, offering great formatting control on particular objects in a post. The use of BBCode is granted by the administrators, but it can also be disabled on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML, but tags are enclosed in square brackets [ and ] rather than < and >. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.

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» Can I use HTML?
No. It is not possible to post HTML on this board and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried out using HTML can be applied using BBCode instead.

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» 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 form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether. The administrators may also have set a limit to the number of smilies you may use within a post.

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» Can I post images?
Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrators have allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. 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.

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» 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 My Control Panel. Global announcement permissions are granted by the administrators.

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» 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. As with global announcements, announcement permissions are granted by the administrators.

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» 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. As with announcements and global announcements, sticky topic permissions are granted by the administrators.

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» 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 moderators or administrators. You may also be able to lock your own topics depending on the permissions you are granted by the administrators.

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» What are topic icons?
Topic icons are author chosen images associated with posts to indicate their content. The ability to use topic icons depends on the permissions set by the administrators.

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User Levels and Groups

» What are Administrators?
Administrators are members assigned with the highest level of control over the entire board. These members can control all facets of board operation, including setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc., dependent upon the board founder and what permissions he or she has given the other administrators. They may also have full moderator capabilities in all forums, depending on the settings put forth by the board founder.

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» What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) 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. Generally, moderators are present to prevent users from going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.

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» Where are the usergroups and how do I join one?
Usergroups are currently not enabled.

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Private Messaging

» I cannot send private messages!
There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the administrators have disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the administrators have prevented you from sending messages. Contact the moderators (username: Moderators) for more information.

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» I keep getting unwanted private messages!
You can block a user from sending you private messages by using message rules within My Control Panel. If you are receiving abusive private messages from a particular user, inform the moderators (username: Moderators).

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Fur Friends and Ignore List

» What are my Fur Friends and Ignore lists?
You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your fur friends list will be listed within My 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 Ignore list, any posts they make will be hidden by default.

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» How can I add / remove users to my Fur Friends or Ignore 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 Fur Friend or Ignore list. Alternatively, from My Control Panel, you can directly add users by entering their member name. You may also remove users from your list using the same page.

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Searching the Forums

» 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. How to access the search may depend on the style used.

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» Why does my search return no results?
Your search was probably too vague. Be more specific and use the options available within Advanced search.

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» 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.

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» How can I find my own posts and topics?
Your own posts can be retrieved either by clicking the “Search user’s posts” within My Control Panel or via your own profile page. To search for your topics, use the Advanced search page and fill in the various options appropriately.

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Topic Subscriptions and Bookmarks

» What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
Bookmarking in phpBB3 is much like bookmarking in your web browser. You aren’t alerted when there’s an update, but you can come back to the topic later. Subscribing, however, will notify you when there is an update to the topic or forum on the board via your preferred method or methods.

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» How do I subscribe to specific forums or topics?
To subscribe to a specific forum, click the “Subscribe forum” link upon entering the forum. To subscribe to a topic, reply to the topic with the subscribe checkbox checked or click the “Subscribe topic” link within the topic itself.

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» How do I remove my subscriptions?
To remove your subscriptions, go to My Control Panel and follow the links to your subscriptions.

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Attachments

» What attachments are allowed on this board?
We do not currently allow attachments.

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Persian Points and Related Features

» How do I earn Persian Points?
You can earn Persian Points by posting in the Forum. You can see your current “on hand” Persian Points Balance at the top of any page within the Forum. Other members can also see your “on hand” balance on your Profile page. Note: The “on hand” balance does not include points you may have deposited into a Purr Bank account.

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» What is Purr Bank?
You can open an account at Purr Bank. Any points you transfer into a Purr Bank account will earn a small interest. Also, your Purr Bank account balance is private - it cannot be seen by other members.

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» What is the Lottery?
You can play the Lottery by purchasing a lottery ticket using your Persian Points. You just might win the jackpot!

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» What is the Arcade?
You can play games in the Arcade using your Persian Points. Each game has a jackpot.

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» What are the Virtual Shops?
You can use your Persian Points to go shopping in our Virtual Shops. Choose from a variety of items ranging from free to expensive.

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» How do I show off the virtual items I have purchased?
It is possible to display up to 10 items on your Profile page and within your posts. To do so, go to My Control Panel > Shop > Inventory. There you will see a list of all items you have purchased. For any items you wish to display publicly, click “Display on Shelf”.

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» How do I donate an item to another member?
To donate an item, go to My Control Panel > Shop > Donate. There you can select the item, choose the member, and hit Submit.

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» How do I sell an item in the Classifieds?
To sell an item, go to My Control Panel > Shop > Sell. There you can choose the item, set the price at which you wish to sell it in the Classifieds, and click Submit. Please note: The price must be higher than zero for the item to be listed for sale. And in order for members to see that item for sale on your Profile page as well, you must make sure the item is displayed on your Shelf.

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» How do I delist an item I have listed in the Classifieds?
To delist an item, go to My Control Panel > Shop > Sell. Select that item, enter zero for the Selling Price, and click Submit. This will remove the item from the Classifieds page.

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phpBB 3 Issues

» Who wrote this bulletin board?
This software (in its unmodified form) is produced, released and is copyright phpBB Group. It is made available under the GNU General Public License and may be freely distributed. See the link for more details.

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» Who do I contact about abusive matters related to this board?
The moderators (moderators@persian-cats.com or username: Moderators) should be an appropriate point of contact for your complaints.

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