Why can't I log in?

Firstly, please ensure that you have entered your username and password correctly. In order to access the Forums, you need to enter the same username and password you used to register on Plarium.com. If they are correct, please contact the administrators to ensure that your account hasn’t been banned. If the problem persists, please contact the administrator or support team. Remember that after registering on Plarium.com, you automatically become a member of our forums.

Do I need to register on the forum to access it?

No. After you have registered on Plarium.com, you will automatically become a member of our forums. Registering on Plarium.com will allow you to access additional features that are not available to guest users, such as a choice of avatar images, private messaging, and much more! It only takes a few moments to register.

How can I change my profile settings?

To alter any of your user settings, open the User Control Panel. This panel will allow you to change all of your personal settings and preferences. A link to the User Control Panel can usually be found at the top of the board’s pages. All your settings will be saved in the forum database.

How can I upload a custom avatar?

Unfortunately, you are unable to use custom avatars. After registering on Plarium.com, your profile and avatar will be used for both the forums and within the games, so your avatar must be appropriate for all ages. As a result, we can only allow you to choose from a range of suggested images.

How do I create or post a new topic in the forums?

To post a new topic in any forum, click on the relevant button on the forum page. You may need to register on Plarium.com and log in before you are able to post a message. A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of each forum and topic page. You should be able to see various permissions, for example; “You can post new topics” or “You can vote in polls”.

Some of the forums are locked for users. Only administrators have permissions to start new topics in such forums. Administrators are also able to ban users from starting topics in some forums (see "Rules and policies").

How do I edit or delete a post?

Board administrators and moderators can edit or delete any and all posts in the forums. Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. To edit your post, click "Edit". After the edits have been made, a small piece of text will be displayed on the post indicating the date and time of the last edit. This information is not displayed when the post has been edited by a board administrator or moderator, although they may be inclined to leave you a note as to why they’ve edited the post – but this is at their discretion. Please note that normal users are unable to edit a post once someone has replied.

How can I add a signature to my post?

To add a signature to your posts, you must first create one via your User Control Panel. Once created, check the “Attach a signature” box when drafting a post to add your signature. You can also add a signature to all of your posts by default by checking the appropriate box in your profile. You may still prevent a signature from being added to individual posts by un-checking the “Attach a signature” box within the posting form.

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 to gain permission. Contact a moderator or a board administrator and ask them to grant you access.

Can I insert images into my messages?

Yes, you can. To insert an image into your message, simply click the corresponding button in the message window and paste the direct link to the image.

The image must be stored on a website that is universally accessible, for example http://imgur.com/ - or another universally accessible image hosting service of your choice. (For example, here http://ssmaker.ru/Download, http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html, or http://imgur.com/).

You cannot link to an image that is saved on a local host (such as your own PC), unless that PC is a universally accessible server, nor can you link to images that demand authentication - such as Hotmail or Yahoo emails, or any sites that require passwords.

You can also add a description of the image and indicate its size.

What are global announcements?

Global announcements contain important information and should be taken note of whenever they appear. They will appear at the top of every forum and within your User Control Panel. Global announcement permissions are granted by the board administrator.

What are announcements?

Announcements often contain important information pertinent to the forum you are currently reading, and should therefore be paid attention to whenever they appear. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum in which they are posted. As with global announcements, permission for posting is granted by the board administrator.

What are locked topics?

Locked topics are topics where users are no longer able to reply. Topics may be locked for many reasons by either the forum moderator or the board administrator. You may also be able to lock your own topics, depending on the permissions you are granted by the board administrator.

What are Administrators?

Administrators are assigned members that have the highest level of control over the entire board. These members can control all of the board activity, including setting permissions, banning users, creating user groups or moderators and even more, depending on which permissions the board founder has given to the administrators. They may also have full moderator capabilities in every forum.

What are Moderators?

Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) who monitor and look after the forums each day. They have the authority to edit or delete individual 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.

What’s the “The Team” link for?

This page provides you with a list of board staff, including board administrators and moderators, and various other details such as the forums they moderate.

How can I find my own posts and topics?

Your own posts and topics can be viewed by clicking the “My topics” link within your profile page.