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FAQs about using the forums and participating in the poppies.org community.

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Why can't I post in forum X?

There are two things could be the issue.

1. You have not yet validated your account by clicking on the link in the e-mail that was sent to you by the forums when you joined.

2. You are trying to post into a restricted forum, and have not put your time in.

Please be patient, and concentrate on posting elsewhere. After you reach a certain level of participation, your account will be automatically upgraded to "Somniphile" status and all access restrictions will be removed. NOTE: please post topics only in the appropriate foums.

Why can't I upload an avatar?

When you first join the forums, certain restrictions are placed upon new users. After you have participated for a while in the community, your account will be upgraded from "podling" to "somniphile" status. Once this happens, you can go into your control panel and upload a custom avatar.

How do I change the title under my name in posts?

You need to have at least 300 posts before you can change your member title to something other than the default ranks.

Help, I can't upload images or add attachments!

This can happen for one of two reasons:

1. The image is too big. 100k is the max size for posted images.

2. You don't have permission to post an image or make an attachment in that forum. If your account is in the "podling" group, you will have to wait until your account is automatically upgraded to "somniphile" before you can attach images.

What is a Podling? How do I become a Somniphile?

When you first join the forums, certain restrictions are placed upon new users. New probationary users are called "Podlings".

After you have participated for a while in the community, your account will be automatically upgraded from "podling" to "somniphile" status by the forum software.

No, we won't tell you how long it takes to get upgraded or how many posts you need. If you actively participate, it shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks before all restrictions are lifted.

What do the icons mean under the names in posts?

Nothing much. They're just a cute little indicator of how many posts a user has.

Some exceptions though:

Admins have funky alternating pods and flowers
Mods have pods instead of flowers

It's just eye-candy in the end, so don't get worked up about it.

How do I get rid of all these restrictions?

After you have participated for a while in the community, your account will be automatically upgraded from "podling" to "somniphile" status by the forum software.

No, we won't tell you how long it takes to get upgraded or how many posts you need. If you actively participate, it shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks before all restrictions are lifted.

"You are not old enough to view this forum" Error

If you have been registered for some time and all of a sudden start seeing "You are not old enough to view this forum" when attempting to view any messages, then it is possible you left the "birthday" field blank when you registered under the old system. You will need to go to your control panel and enter your date of birth under the “Edit Profile Information” section. If this information is missing, you will not be recognized as a valid user by the system. Even if you could access everything yesterday just fine and even if you’ve been a member for years – this information MUST be filled in.

If you are undeer 18, then you are getting this error for a reason -- you really are too young. The Somn-Forum is not open to minors. If you're still curious when you're legally an adult, come back then.

I just joined, but I'm still lurking. What happens to lurkers?

New members have 2 weeks to post intro in newbie forum. The forum software automatically prunes inactive accounts (those with no posts) every two weeks.

If you have not posted by that time your account will be automatically deleted by the forum software.

This is not something that can be avoided. If you want an account here, you must participate. Your first post should be introducing yourself in the newbies forum.

You edited/deleted my post. You can't censor me!

We have to balance our desire to keep things as open as possible with the need to keep this site around for the future. We are of the firm belief that the support structure that the forums provides is a valuable resource for preventing harm and promoting safe activity. There is a fine line between freedom of speech and breaking the law, and we will not risk that just because someone wants to use this site as a place to "score". If you are unhappy with the way things are run here, part of the beauty of the internet is that you're free to go and start up your own site. You're more than welcome to say anything you like on your own site, just not ours.

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Why can't we post pod source names or URLs?

Many of the sites that have supplied dried poppy pods in the past no longer do so because of people calling them up and asking stupid questions. Poppy pod dealers are usually legitimate businesses that deal in all sorts of craft productsn and are in no way involved in any "scene".

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Is cross-posting allowed?

No. Messages should be posted ONLY in the appropriate forum. If you do not have permission to post a topic in a particular forum, do not post the same thing in a different forum just because you don't have permission.

Also, do not post the same topic in more than one forum. Similarly, do not just post all of your messages in the "General Discussions" area because you think it will get "more exposure". Cross-posting and posting in incorrect forums will result in either your threads being locked or deleted, and you'll probably have your account temporarily suspended. So don't even try.



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