First, I'd like to welcome any new members looking at this topic and any old members checking it over too =) The following topic is FAQ specific. If you find your question was not answered here, contact me and I will try to help or add the question/answer to the list.
Q: Dollpoints, what are they? How do I use and earn them?
A: Dollpoints are the official currency of TDP. You can use them to buy things in the dollpoints shop(which you can get to by clicking your dollpoints on the front page), buy dolls and bases, and other things. You earn them by doing various things on the site which include, but are not limited to, building dolls, signing in, writing stories, etc. Dollpoints can not be given to another member and this option never will be available, the exception being you can give dollpoints to clubs. Also, they will never be used to buy a premium account.
Q: Why aren't the premium features free? Shouldn't they be free?
A: Premium features are not free because they take up a considerable amount of space first off. Next, they are not free because it is those premium subscriptions that keep this site running from day to day. Without these subscriptions, TDP would be closed down and we don't want that happening do we? Thus, they shouldn't be free. Also, dollpoints will never be used to purchase a premium subscription so don't even bother asking about it.
Q: How do I delete my account?
A: The only way to do this is to PM support or contact support through helpdesk, which is found on the front page under "Contact Us".
Q: Can I have multiple accounts?
A: No. No one on the site is allowed to have multiple accounts or share them. If we discover that you are, we will contact support and have your other accounts banned or deleted from the regular site. Also, we ban all multiple accounts on the forums. We are tired of people making accounts just to agree with themselves, so keep in mind that we do know when you are doing this.
Q: I noticed a celebrity on here! Are they for real?
A: No. These are users who are trying to gain attention, steal your account, or even creeps trying to entice you to meet them. Under no circumstances is a celebrity going to come here and advertise that they are a celebrity. If you see accounts like this, report them to support or through the report offense option. If they are on the forums, contact myself or Miranda and we will deal with them as quickly as possible.
FAQ 1.2-Forum Features
Q: How do I add an avatar/"that picture on the side"?
A: You add an avatar by going to the user control panel, then edit avatar and linking to a picture that you uploaded to a hosting site like photobucket or imageshack or picking a doll from the selections available.
Q: How do I add images to my signature?
A: You can add images in your signature by uploading an image to the above mentioned hosting sites and using the code [img]URL of picture[/img] in the box for your signature(which can be found by clicking 'quick links' at the top of the page, then 'edit signature'). Please don't make your signature image too big; it's a pain for users to be forced to scroll accross to read posts or scroll down too much. If your signature image is too big, you will first be politely asked to remove it, then if you do not comply, it will be removed for you. If your signature has obscenity or other images or text that break forum rules, it will be removed and you will receive an infraction.
Q: What are moderators? How do I become one?
A: Moderators are people who keep the forum running day to day by cleaning the boards, locking flame topics, keeping members in line, etc etc. You can NOT become a moderator just because you want to be one. Usually, we are not in need of new moderators and, when we are, the choice is made by the administrator, so don't ask to become moderators.
Q: What do the words underneath my name mean?
A: That is your posting rank, meaning how active you are on the forums. Members should remember that spamming to increase rank is not allowed and such posts will, and are, DELETED
Q: What is that red box in the corner of my post? When should I "report posts"?
A: The red box is the link to report a post. When you do that it sends an e-mail to the moderators/adminstrators so that they can easily locate the problem. You should only report posts when they break the forum rules or the ToS, not to tell us you want friends or to say hi. Not only is it annoying for us to receive such messages, but you are spamming our e-mails.
Q: When I look at my profile, the pictures and text are repeated! How do I stop this happening?
A: Easy; just paste the following symbol into your profile: [.:::.]Text[.:::.]
Q: How do I delete my posts/my topics?
A: You delete posts by clicking the "Edit" button in the bottom left corner, then "Go Advanced". There will be an option at the top of it to delete your post. As for topics, you can only do that if no one else has posted in it and it works the same way as deleting a post. If someone has posted in it, you need to contact the moderator(s) of the forum to do so for you.
Q: What does PM mean?
A: PM is private message. You can find your by going to quick links, then clicking "private messages" or at the forum index top where it says private messages.
Q: How do I post a hotlink?
A: Just type the following, without the *s: [*url=http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/newbies/11684-faq-dollpoints-avatars-more.html*]FAQ[*/url]. You will get this: FAQ
Q: I can't edit posts/use quick reply/edit my friend list! What's up with that?
A: These features do not work properly in the Mozilla Firefox browser. Editing can be done by right clicking the "Edit" button and selecting "open in new tab". To use the other features, you must switch to another browser.