September 28, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: Message board

1. Why can't I register with my Gmail address for D3boards.com?
2. How do I get registered to post?
3. How can I keep my email address from displaying with my posts?
4. I've forgotten my password, can you send it to me?
5. What is karma?

1. Why can't I register with my Gmail address for D3boards.com?
A: As of 2011, about 95 percent of Gmail registrations were from spammers, so we have blocked the service entirely. Please use another email address. Now, if you're not getting your password or activation link, free e-mail services seem to overly aggressively filter their mail. Check your junk folder if you're missing a password. But it's free e-mail: You get what you pay for.

2. How do I get registered to post?
There is a link to register for the message board at the top of the page when you visit D3boards.com. You will need to provide a valid email address. 

3. How can I keep my email address from displaying with my posts?
Don't make posts. Having and displaying a valid email address is part of the D3boards.com Terms of Service. However, your email address only appears to people who are logged in. Guests and spammers cannot see your email.

4. I've forgotten my password, can you send it to me?
I can't send it to you (it's encrypted), but the message board can. There is a forgotten password link on the login page, or you can click here: Forgot your password?

5. What is karma?
Karma rates an individual poster and follows the poster wherever they post. Only more veteran posters are allowed to affect a poster's karma, and this is done via links titled "applaud" or "smite" under a poster's name. The restriction is in order to limit the ability of so-called one-star bandits to affect a poster's karma without being registered for the board or a true member of the community. You cannot applaud or smite yourself, and you can only applaud or smite each individual poster every few hours. Applauding a poster raises their karma by one; smiting lowers it by one.

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