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General Iwaku Questions
How long will I be listed as "NEW MEMBER"?
How do I change my style and color settings?
What are the differences of the color of user names here on Iwaku?
The black background is hard on my eyes. Is there a light style?
How did Iwaku get started and become what it is today?
What is the Element Clan?
How do I join Iwaku?
How do I get a thread closed, moved or deleted?
I've become a lurker, how can I change back to a normal member?
How do I edit my roleplay resume?
What do the Post Ratings mean?
Are conversations private or can all members view your conversations?
When do I use my status to tell people I am going to be gone and when do I use New Arrivals & Departures?
Why is my friend now marked as "Guest".
How do I delete my account?
What are the requirements for .gifs in avatars?
How do I change my username?
How many images can I upload to my attachments?
Why do you roll a dice on posts?
Where do I post questions about Iwaku?
What do the stars by usernames mean?
Why do you keep upgrading/changing the forums?! Why can't things stay the same?
Is there a way to access saved post drafts?
"Throw a dice", what does that mean?
How do I do the fancy stuff like create boxes around my post and such?
Can the request a thread moved button be used to revive an old roleplay?
Are followers the equivalent of friends?
How do I create a poll?
I started a thread and want to invite some one else. How do I do so?
Is there an option to consolidate notification emails to one a day instead of one per alert? My inbox is flooding.
Is it possible to get email alerts from watched threads?
How do I find a conversation that I left?
How do I edit my profile?
Is there a way to invite people to conversations after it's gotten started?
Is it possible to get the notifications from iwaku to stop showing up in my email?
How can I keep new conversations from showing up in my email??
My alerts are broken and aren't always sending like they are supposed to.
Can I delete or create a new poll in a thread that already has a poll?
Where do I post a new roleplay?
Is there a special style of RP here?
What can I do to advertise or generate interest for a multiplayer roleplay?
What is the best place to post a Partner Request for private, one-on-one roleplays?
Are there chat RPs here? How do I learn about them?
Does archiving mean my RP is locked away forever?
How do I move a roleplay out of the Roleplay Graveyard?
When are roleplays archived?
What are the "Posting Expectation" levels?
What is the complete list of available content tags? (0-9, A-M)
How do I see what a roleplay's "posting expectations" are?
What’s a "trigger" and when should I be careful about them?
How do I do a dice roll on my roleplay posts?
What is the deal with an RP Resume?
Can I write a roleplay in a language other than English?
Can I bump my roleplay thread? How often can I do it?
Are users younger than 18 able to write non-sexual roleplays with users who are 18+?
Is it okay to make a character whose gender isn't male or female but something else like genderqueer?
What is an NPC?
Why does it say that I have insufficient privileges to view a forum? How do I fix it?
What is a "playing style"? What is "passive" versus "aggressive"?
What is the complete list of available content tags? (N-Z)
Sexual Content Policies
When are sex scenes acceptable outside the Star forums?
Why are there two Star sections? Why can't I play in the other one?
I can't get into my Star section. What's wrong?
Can I post nude pictures in my threads?
I'm 17 and my partner is 18, could we bend the rules a little?
If my partner isn't in my age group, can we just play sex scenes in Private Messages or Instant Messengers?
Are we allow to write sex scenes in the Clans Area roleplays?
In my country the age laws are different. Can you bend the Iwaku rule for me?
What are these challenges I keep seeing?
Someone is plagiarizing my work or someone else's. What do I do?
Can anyone make a challenge?
What’s a roleplay resource?
Am I allowed to post adult content in the Content sections?
When do Showcase threads get archived?
What are some tips for posting Challenges?
Can I have more than one showcase or request thread?
Can I do the same challenge topic someone else is doing?
How do I encourage responses to challenges?
What if someone else in my house wants to join, too?
How do you decide to BAN people?
Can I have more than one account?
Where can I find the rules, rights and privileges, etc.?
What are the CLANS on Iwaku?
What shouldn’t be in a clan?
What are the rules for the Clans area?
How do I make a Clan private?
Do Groups ever get deleted? When does a group get deleted?
I don’t want my group anymore. What do I do?
Can we have more than one Group Leader for our groups?
How do I get members for my group?
How do I add a thread in the group I just created?
Is it possible to put someone on ignore in a group?
I'm making a group, but I want everything set up before I add members. Can I change the invite only/ private/ public setting after the group is made?
What are the dimensions for the clan banners?
What are the Blogs on Iwaku for?
Can I roleplay in my blog?
How do I become a Community Volunteer?
What are some tips for being a good Community Volunteer?
The chat says I’m hacking it. Why is that?
What browser is best for Iwaku?
Something odd happened that you haven’t covered. What now?
I’m getting a lot of lag. What do I do?
I keep getting errors saying the site is busy. What do I do?
Advertising On Iwaku
What can I advertise in the Off-Site Advertisement forum?
Do you have statistics for your banner ads?
If I cancel my subscription will I get my money back?
Where does the money go?
Why does it cost more for sites that aren't roleplay sites?
If I have an ad subscription and I get banned, do I get a refund?
Can I use nude, hentai or NSFW images in the Character Gallery?
What is the Characters section for?
It says "The uploaded file does not have an allowed extension". What does that mean?
How do I add in a character bio?
What are albums used for, and how can I create one?
Are character images required for the character bios?
Can I upload more than one image for the same character?
Can I put my character in multiple categories?
Do I have to use the fields given to me for my character bio or can I create my own form?
Why is the bio text limit so low when I upload a character image?
What is the basic behavior guide for the Cbox?
Will you add a games/anime/other chat room so people will stop chatting about it in Cbox General?
How do I do the action text in chat?
How do I use the chatbox?
How do I use a custom font in the chats?
How do I change my chat name for chat roleplays?
Someone in chat is annoying me, how do I ignore them?
Can I advertise my roleplay in the chatbox?
How long before I time out of the chats?
What are we allowed to talk about in the chatboxes? Do we have to be "PG13?"
Who are the past/current Administrators and owners of Iwaku?
Who are the former staff members of Iwaku?
How do I apply to be staff?
Why didn’t you pick me yet for staff?
What are the requirements for being an Intern/Staff?
When are new staff hired?
Can I be Staff even if I've gotten warnings about stuff?
I was on Staff before but was removed for bad behavior. Can I be hired back?
I was on Staff before but was removed for inactivity or had to leave because of personal reasons. Can I be hired back?
I had an account before and deleted it. My new account is less than four months old. Do I still have to wait?
Do I have to wait the whole 4 months to apply?
If the Staff positions are all full, does that mean I can only apply to be an Intern?
I've applied for Staff before and wasn't hired. Why should I apply again?
Drama on Iwaku
Why was ____ banned? You should have a thread or listing of banned people somewhere.
What do I do when I don’t get along with someone, if I find something they say is offensive, or believe they are trying to troll people?
What do I do if I think I am being treated unfairly by the staff?
What do I do if I witness someone breaking a rule?
What if someone is really being mean/trolling outside of the Insanity Thread?
How do I tell the difference between someone's account being deleted or removed, or being put on ignore by that person.
How do I ban a member from viewing me?
What are the benefits of donating to Iwaku?
The "cool features" aren't as cool as I thought. I want a refund!
If I set up a recurring donation, can I cancel it later when I don't want to donate anymore?
I donated and then I got myself in trouble with a warning, suspension, ban, etc. I want my money back!
Where does the money go when I donate to Iwaku?
Do I need to have Paypal to donate? Can I send money a different way?
I am leaving IWAKU but I donate currently- how do I cancel this?
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