FAQ: Questions about being a member at Cubits.org

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» How do I signup for a username?
» Can I change my username later?
» I'm signed up, what now?
» How do I change my email, password, or other details?
» How do I create an avatar, signature, and other public profile info?
» Posting in forums: how do I make words bold, underlined, etc?
» How can I find another member who I know is on this site?
» C-Mail limits? Or: Why can't I send more C-Mails?
» How can I make a watermark on my photos?
» The smilies (emoticons) drive me crazy. Can I turn them off?
» Is there somewhere you can see a list of the new cubits that are being created?
» Why do I have to sign in every time I visit?
» I need help, who do I contact?

How do I signup for a username?
There are a couple ways to do this. You can create a username directly on Cubits.org at our main signup page.

Alternatively, you can browse the cubits, find one you're interested in, and once inside the cubit click the big button on the right that says, "Signup and Join this cubit."

Either way, to signup you will need to choose what your username will be, and then enter your email address. The system will automatically create a password for you and mail you the login details.

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Can I change my username later?
Yes, but not by yourself. You can contact the Cubits.org admin team and ask to have your username changed.

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I'm signed up, what now?
Start having fun! Go browse the hundreds of cubits and find some that are interesting to you. When you found some that you like, click on the "Join this cubit" button on the right side of the page.

Each time you join a cubit, you can then always return to the main Cubits.org homepage and see all the cubits that you have joined.

You should also set your public profile so that when you make posts, others can see your avatar picture and learn about you through your informational signature lines, etc.

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How do I change my email, password, or other details?
At the very top of every page on this site is a menu bar. Inside that bar, you can click on "Your account". From that page, you can change every aspect of your personal profile, including your email addresss and password.

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How do I create an avatar, signature, and other public profile info?
At the top of the page, click on "Your Account". Then look over at the right-side of that page you will find a link that says "Set your public profile". So click that, and you can then enter your personal information.

Take note! Whatever you enter into your public profile will be displayed publicly, so keep that in mind as you enter in the details.

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Posting in forums: how do I make words bold, underlined, etc?
The forums (and some other areas) permit the members to make changes to the way the text appears. You can make your text bold, italic, underlined, and you can make clickable hyperlinks.

This is called "BB Code" and it is pretty standard across all forum sites around the internet.

How to use the BB code is explained on our BB Code tutorial page.

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How can I find another member who I know is on this site?
Take a look at our memberlist. On that page, you can browse for members by clicking on the letter that their username might start with.

So if you are looking for the user "Trish" just click on the letter T and you'll find the user.

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C-Mail limits? Or: Why can't I send more C-Mails?
To combat spam, I have updated the system to only allow you to send as many C-mails as you have days signed up.

Now, as for the c-mails, we have a limit and it works like this: you can send as many new C-mails based on how long you've been a member of cubits.org + 1.

So, if you've been a member for 1 day, you can initiate two new C-mails per 24 hour period.

If you've been a member for a week, when you can initiate 8 c-mails.

If you've been a member for more than 3 months, there is no limit.

This also only applies to initiating new C-mails. Everyone can reply to C-mails as much as they like with no limits..

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How can I make a watermark on my photos?
Click on "Your account" at the top of this page. Then click on Preferences and from there you can enable the "watermark".
This feature is not retroactive; it only affects images uploaded after the preference is changed. The default setting is no watermark, and there are two watermarks from which to choose.

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The smilies (emoticons) drive me crazy. Can I turn them off?
Yes, you can! On the top of the page, click on "Your account".
From there, click on "Preferences". There are many preferences that you may set, one of which is to see the smilies or not. Make your Cubits experience personalized any way you want it!

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Is there somewhere you can see a list of the new cubits that are being created?
Yes there is! Go to the bottom of the home page. Click where it says "find new cubits". Scroll down to the bottom and there's a list of the most recently created cubits. Have fun!

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Why do I have to sign in every time I visit?
Your browser is deleting the cookies.

When you login, the cubits server sets cookies on your computer that identify you to the server as "your-username". But if those cookies get deleted, you have to re-sign in again.

Your browser preferences might have been changed by you or someone else with access to your computer, to delete cookies when you close your browser.

Or a new virus or firewall product might delete cookies...

Make sure your browser is set to accept cookies from Cubits.org.

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I need help, who do I contact?
If you need help using the site, i.e. signing up or logging in, then just click "Contact" on the bottom of every page of the site.

If you need help with a specific cubit, then contact the owner of that cubit. You will always know who is the owner of each cubit because they are listed near the top of the right-hand menubar.

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