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How do I join Iwaku?
What if someone else in my house wants to join, too?
What are the "Posting Expectation" levels?
How long will I be listed as a "newbie" and have a yellow-orange name?
What are the differences of the color of user names here on Iwaku?
What is the Element Clan?
What is the deal with an RP Resume?
What do the Post Ratings mean?
What do the heart and star icons by usernames mean?
What are the Roleplay Realms?
What does "pending deletion" mean?
Avatars and Profile Settings
How do I edit my profile?
I've become a lurker, how can I change back to a normal member?
Can I have more than one account?
What are the requirements for .gifs in avatars?
How do I edit my roleplay resume?
How do I delete my account?
How do I change my username?
What is the signature for and what are the size limits?
Do old/inactive accounts get deleted?
How do I change my style and color settings?
The black background is hard on my eyes. Is there a light style?
How do I do the fancy stuff like create boxes around my post and such?
Where can I find the rules, rights and privileges, etc.?
How do you decide to ban people?
Why was ____ banned? You should have a thread or listing of banned people somewhere.
What do I do if I witness someone breaking a rule?
How can I report a specific post that is breaking the rules?
Where do I post questions about Iwaku?
How do I get a thread closed, moved or deleted?
Someone is plagiarizing my work or someone else's. What do I do?
What do I do if I think I am being treated unfairly by the staff?
Can the request thread moderation button be used to revive an old roleplay?
I got a message from a staff member - am I in trouble?
I entered the wrong date of birth when making my account. What do I do?
What browser is best for Iwaku?
Why does it say that I have insufficient privileges to view a forum? How do I fix it?
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?
Why does it say that I don't have permission to create a blog?
General Iwaku Questions
Who are the past/current Administrators and owners of Iwaku?
How did Iwaku get started and become what it is today?
Who are the former staff members of Iwaku?
Why do you keep upgrading/changing the forums?! Why can't things stay the same?
Inbox Conversations (PMs)
Are conversations private or can all members view your conversations?
How do I find a conversation that I left?
Is there a way to invite people to existing Inbox Conversations?
How can I keep new conversations from showing up in my email??
Is it possible to get email alerts from watched threads?
Is it possible to get the notifications from iwaku to stop showing up in my email?
Is there an option to consolidate notification emails to one a day instead of one per alert? My inbox is flooding.
My alerts are broken and aren't always sending like they are supposed to.
Can edit alerts be turned off for ONLY my own bookmarked posts?
I'm getting a "watched category" alert about new images! I'm not watching any categories, so why is this happening?
Is there a way to enable mobile push notifications for Iwaku?
Post and Thread Options
How do I do a dice roll on my roleplay posts?
What is this "Throw a dice" thing?
How many images can I upload to my attachments?
Is there a way to access saved post drafts?
How do I create a poll?
Can I delete or create a new poll in a thread that already has a poll?
What does the "Ignore Thread" option do?
Are followers the equivalent of friends?
Why is my friend now marked as "Guest".
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?
When do I use my status to tell people I am going to be gone and when do I use New Arrivals & Departures?
How do I ban a member from viewing me?
How do I tell the difference between someone's account being deleted or removed, or being put on ignore by that person.
I started a thread and want to invite some one else. How do I do so?
Why do my codes keep breaking?
Where do I post a new roleplay?
Is there a special style of RP here?
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?
What is the complete list of available content tags?
How do I see what a roleplay's "posting expectations" are?
What’s a "trigger" and when should I be careful about them?
Can I write a roleplay in a language other than English?
Are users younger than 18 able to write non-sexual roleplays with users who are 18+?
What is a "playing style"? What is "passive" versus "aggressive"?
Can I bump my roleplay thread? How often can I do it?
Is it okay to make a character whose gender isn't male or female but something else like genderqueer?
What is an NPC?
When are sex scenes acceptable outside the Star forums?
Why are there two Star sections? Why can't I play in the other one?
Can I post nude pictures in my threads?
I can't get into my Star section. What's wrong?
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?
I don't want to see Star Content, can I turn it off?
What are the rules for the Clans area?
What are the CLANS on Iwaku?
What shouldn’t be in a clan?
How do I make a Clan private?
Do Clans ever get deleted? When does a Clan get deleted?
I don’t want my group anymore. What do I do?
How do I add a thread in the group I just created?
How do I get members for my group?
Can we have more than one Group Leader for our groups?
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?
Why can't I edit my clan post?
What’s a roleplay resource?
What are these challenges I keep seeing?
Can anyone make a challenge?
Am I allowed to post adult content in the Content sections?
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?
Does archiving mean my RP is locked away forever?
When are roleplays archived?
How do I move a roleplay out of the archives?
When do Showcase threads get archived?
Advertising On Iwaku
What can I do to advertise or generate interest for a multiplayer roleplay?
What can I advertise in the Off-Site Advertisement forum?
Do you have statistics for your banner ads?
What are the rules for the advertising banners?
How do I delete my banner?
How can I renew my ad banner?
What is the Characters section for?
Can I use nude, hentai or NSFW images in the Character Gallery?
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?
Can I upload more than one image for the same character?
Are character images required for the character bios?
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?
How do I apply to be staff?
How do I become an Intern?
What are the requirements for being an Intern/Staff?
What are some tips for being a good Intern?
Why didn’t you pick me yet for Staff?
When are new Staff members hired?
Can I be Staff even if I've gotten warnings about stuff?
Do I have to wait the whole 4 months to apply?
I was on Staff before but was removed for inactivity or had to leave because of personal reasons. Can I be hired back?
I was on Staff before but was removed for bad behavior. 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?
I've applied for Staff before and wasn't hired. Why should I apply again?
Donating & Donator Permissions
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?
Where does the money go when I donate to Iwaku?
I donated and then I got myself in trouble with a warning, suspension, ban, etc. I want my money back!
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?
I'm a Donator. Why can't I unlock one of my threads?
My donation settings said that my donation would expire, but it renewed for another month! What gives?
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