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FAQ stands for Frequently-Asked-Questions encountered in AmpedAsia forums. It is advised for ALL AmpedAsia members and users to check the AmpedAsia FAQ before posting any questions regarding the registration, technical and other related problems. FAQ for subforums are also available.
Contributors for the FAQ are the following Forum Staff namely: Krazoom, 4jpz and Hollinaz. The contents of the FAQ might be modified whenever necessary by any of The Forum Staff. These FAQ are duly approved by Lance, AmpedAsia’s administrator. Note to The Forum Staff: if you updated the FAQ, kindly post an update on this thread so that the rest of the Forum Staff and the AmpedAsia members will be notified of the modification. Kindly add your name on the contributors, as well.
If you have questions that haven't been included in the FAQ, post it here and the Forum Staff will try to answer the question(s). The questions and the answers might also be included below.
Here are some of AmpedAsia's FAQ in (BOLD) and the answers in Italics.
Q: How do I sign-up / register?
A: Click the "Register" button and follow the procedures indicated. Provide your account details such as username, password and email address. You can also indicate your referrer, if you have any. You can also personalize your account by choosing your account preferences, time zone and language settings.
Q: Why do I need to register at all?
A: Guest can still access the forums but has limited access. Registration allows you to download movies, music, and full TV series for free and you gain access to parts of the site that are hidden to many non-registered members. Furthermore, registered users can win prizes and enter contests.
Q: What should I do when I forgot my password?
A: If you have forgotten your password, just click on the "Lost your password?" link upon logging in. Then provide your email address. After a few moments, you will receive an email informing you of your new password. Please note that passwords are case sensitive. Once logged in, you should change your password by going to your User Control Panel.
Q: My previous account was banned, am I allowed to create another account?
A: Creating another account is not allowed especially if a banned status is given.
PROFILE/USER PREFERENCE PROBLEMS:
Q: How do I change my username?
A: To change your username go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Change Username." You'll need to provide your current password for confirmation.
Changing username by yourself is disabled. To change usernames, PM the administrator and state the reason(s) for the change request.
Q: How do I change my user title?
A: User Titles vary depending on your status in AmpedAsia. It ranges from the Lurker, Newbie, Junior Member, Senior Member, AmpedAsia Site Staff, Supermoderator, Ascended Moderator, Premium Member or Administrator. These are the default user titles unless you customized it.
To customized your user title go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit Profile." Under the Custom User Title, provide the necessary information needed to change the user title.
Q: How do I make my username invisible in the online user listings?
A: To make your username invisible, go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit Options," and then tic the "Hide me from the Who's Online list" under "Login, Cookies and Privacy" portion.
Q: How do I change my user profile?
A: To change your user profile go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit profile" and change the information you want your profile to show.
Please note that in case of violations, the forum team has the powers to change your user profile.
Q: Can I have my user profile on the top panel?
A: Yes, you can. The default layout shows the user profile on the side panel. To change your settings, go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit Options." Locate the "Thread View Options" and un-tic the "Display posts in classic mode".
Q: How do I change my settings?
A: To change your settings, go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit Options," and then tic the options you want for your settings.
Q: How do I change the timezone?
A: To change your settings go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel click "Edit Options." Locate the "Date and Time" options.
Q: How do I add/change a signature or avatar to my post?
A: To change your signature, go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel, click "Change Signature." On the space provided, write a short message or provide the img code for your chosen image, which will automatically be appended to the bottom of your posts.
In a like manner, to change your avatar, go to your "User Control Panel (User CP)" located at the top next to the Logout button. On the left hand panel, click "Change Avatar." You have a choice of uploading from your computer files or providing the img code for your avatar.
Q: Are there any restrictions on my avatar and signature?
A: Yes. Vulgar, prejudice, and Sexually explicit pictures are prohibited. Moreover, any direct links of referrals or advertisements displayed on your signature is prohibited on the forum. This is a safety issue as we do not know if the link provided in the signature contain viruses or anything of that nature. Safety is a priority on AmpedAsia and we want all members to feel safe browsing our forum. In case of violations, the forum team has the powers to change, suspend, or remove your signature or avatar.
Avatar size is limited to 150x400 pixels and 200kb file size only. Signatures, on the other hand, has no specific size requirement, but if the signature is lengthy and causes the viewing of the page(s) to distort, the forum team will change the signature to a smaller size or might totally remove the image. It is recommended though, that a member will use a banner instead of the full image for one's signature.
Q: How do I change my rank?
A: AmpedAsia group names are based either on number of posts or position. Consecutively, stars are given based from the number of posts/threads you have created.
0 star: Banned members
1 star: Lurkers or members with 0 post
2-5 stars: Newbies | Senior members
6 stars: Senior members
7 stars: Premium members | Site Staffs | Supermoderators
8 stars: Ascended Moderators
9 stars: Administrator
Q: What are Reputation and how do I get Good/Bad Reputation?
A: Reputations are based on the perception of AmpedAsia Members, Staffs, SuperModerators and Administrator to you. GOOD reputation will be given through a positive vote (+1) and has a green color; NEUTRAL reputation has a neutral vote and will give no change in reputation and color; and BAD reputation is in red color (-1) and is given through a negative vote.
Q: What is AsianCyte, and why is it part of my user profile panel?
A: AsianCyte is a social network for Asian entertainment and is the sister site of AmpedAsia. The creator and owner of both sites is just one person - Kevin Tang, also known as Lance in AmpedAsia and zenmaster in AsianCyte. Since both sites are owned by one person, it is just natural for the two sites to have features that will advertise one another.
If you are already a member of AsianCyte your username will be shown in your user profile but if you are not yet a member, just the "What's this?" line will be shown.
FORUM USAGE PROBLEMS:
Q: How do I post a topic in a forum?
A: Before posting a new topic please use the Indexes or the Search Tool to see if the topic has already been created. To create a new topic, simply click the button on the left hand side of a thread that reads "New Topic." Give the thread a subject and a description. Other selections are optional.
Q: How do I edit or delete a post?
A: Once you have posted your reply, there’s an "Edit" button on the lower right corner of your post. Click this button and choose between "Quick Edit" or "Full Edit" options. Quick Edit means you are just editing the message while Full Edit means you can edit the title, title description and your message. The toolbars are also shown in this option.
Q: How do I create a poll?
A: To create a poll, click the "“New Thread" button. Above the "Post Thread" button, tic "I want to post a poll" and then click the "Post Thread" button. You will then be redirected to the "Poll Creation" and provided the information for your poll like the question, number of options, poll options and poll timeout.
Q: How do I edit or delete a poll?
A: To edit or delete a poll, click the "Edit" button and choose "Full Edit." From there you can edit or delete your poll.
Q: How come when I post 2 or more replies consecutively, they get merged?
A: Posting a reply one after the other is considered as DOUBLE POSTING. You need to wait for another member to make a reply on the thread to post again. If you need to add more info, simply click the EDIT button to modify your post. If double posting occurred, the moderators or administrator will merge your double posts, and you will be warned or even get banned depending on the severity of your offense. Sometimes, when a double post occurred within a few seconds from one another, the programming of the forum automatically merges your posts.
Q: How come some of my posts have no equivalent Amped points?
A: Amped points system in some sections are disabled. Samples of these sections are the "Anything Forum" and the "Downloading Tips and FAQ." More sections have this feature so you better be observant if your goal is to earn amped points.
Q: How do I donate to AmpedAsia?
A: There are many ways to support AmpedAsia, click here for the latest info.
Q: Can I use HTML codes?
A: Of course. You can use a simplified version of HTML, in your posts to create certain effects. Please click myCode for more info.
Q: Can I post Images?
A: Of course. You can use the img code to post your images may it be in .jpeg or .gif formats. Make sure that you uploaded these images in image sharing sites like photobucket, imagevenue or the like. If you took the image from another site, make sure to give proper credit.
Hotlinking to sites similar to AmpedAsia is prohibited. Such an activity might jeopardize the status of AmpedAsia.
Q: How to embed video?
A: AmpedAsia has a different set of codes for embedding videos. You can use the code evid in this format: [*evid]*type*video*url[*/evid]. Note: Please remove the asterisks.
There is a limit in embedding videos, though. You can only embed one video per post. For more information about coding, please refer to myCode.
Q: What are Sticky topics?
A: Sticky topics are useful topics. These topics will be located at the top of the thread for as long as they are deemed helpful. They are considered "Important Threads."
Q: What are Pinned topics?
A: It's the same feature as the sticky topics. Pinned topics are important topics usually containing guidelines or forum rules. These topics will always be located at the top of the thread.
Q: What are Locked topics?
A: Locked topics are topics that were locked by either the Moderators or the Administrator because it was either a duplicate, unimportant, offensive, or contained hate speeches, advertisements or spam. These topics are usually moved to the Trash thread and reviewed by our Administrator.
Q: What are private messaging?
A: Private messaging is a system outside of the threads. It enables you to have a private conversation with other members of Amped Asia to discuss things that can not be discussed over the forums. Private Messages are not moderated but please remember to be respectful to all members of Amped Asia.
Q: What should one do when one received abusive PMs/emails?
A: Abusive acts either in posts, PMs or emails is prohibited. When you received such abuse, report it to the Administrator with proper documentation of the act. The Administrator will be the one to take actions concerning the matter.
Q: How come the thread that I created can not be found?
A: When a newly created thread is considered a duplicate of an existing thread, the newly created thread will either be merged to the existing thread or be deleted by the Moderators and/or Administrator. Another factor could be that your newly created thread is moved to its appropriate section.
Q: How can I close my thread?
A: Only Moderators and/or Administrator can close threads. Threads will be closed for a number of reasons 1) A thread with similar topic already exists; 2) Inappropriate or irrelevant topic; or 3) Spam.
Q: How do I edit my thread?
A: There’s an "Edit" button on the lower right corner of your post. Click the “Full Edit” option. This option enables you to edit the title, title description and your message. The toolbars are also shown.
TERMINOLOGIES and FUNCTIONS TO KNOW:
Q: What is an administrator?
A: The administrator is the one who oversees the forums. He is responsible for the overall design and implementation of the different features of the forums. Lance is AmpedAsia’s administrator and he is also the owner.
Q: What are Moderators?
A: Moderators are responsible for maintaining the interest and/or activity on the forums. They are also responsible for moderating the threads or posts of members based on the forum rules
AmpedAsia has two types of moderators: Ascended Moderators and Supermoderators. Ascended Moderators are seasoned moderators who has been maintaining the forums for a while now. Supermoderators, on the other hand, are the so-called newbies of moderators. If the supermoderators have proven their worth, they might be promoted to Ascended Moderators.
The need for more moderators arises as the forum activities rise.
Q: What is a Site Staff?
A: Site Staffs are the ones responsible for providing feature articles, graphic arts, celebrity profiles, movie reviews and interviews in AmpedAsia’s webpage
As of March 13, 2009, the news staff has been added as part of the forum team. Their service lean more towards providing current news.
Q: What are User Groups?
A: User Groups are the categories of members depending on their forum activity. AmpedAsia’s user group are the following: Administrator, Jr. Admin, Ascended Moderator, Site Staff, Moderators, Upload Staffs, Extreme Member (more than 300 posts), Ascended Member (more than 50 posts), Active Member (more than 10 posts), Registered user (registered but less than 10 posts), Banned
Q: How do I become a supermoderator?
A: Additional supermoderators will be advertised by the administrator as per needed. The chosen ones are chosen based on their posting habits and the quality of their posts. Wait for announcement(s) from the administrator for possible vacancies.
Q: How do I become a Site Staff?
A: The answer is the same with the supermoderators.
RULES AND POLICIES:
Q: Why does it say 'BANNED' under my name?
A: Members who violated the forum rules are banned based on the moderators' violation reports and administrator’s assessments on the reports.
Please read the forum rules before posting to avoid such a feat. To see the Ban List and other banning concerns, click here.
Q: How can I remove my banned status?
A: If you deem that your banned status is unjust and should be removed, you can post your sentiments here.
Q: What is the warning level?
A: The warning level is the administrator's gauge on the Who's Who on the Ban List. If your posts or threads did not conform to the AmpedAsia Forum Rules, then the moderators will give you a warning. As your warning level rises, your chances to be banned will also rise. Please read the Forum Rules to be guided.
Q: What are Amped Points?
A: Amped Points are earned for posting, making threads, and adding polls. You will earn 2 points per reply as well as 4 points for every thread made. The catch is that only posts that are 40 characters long will earn points. So simply posting things like "WOW amazing" will not earn anything.
Also there are several forums that do not earn points. The anything forum, help forum, and requests forum will not earn points. This is because these forums are not really discussion forums, and it is easy to spam to get a lot of points in these forums.
Amped Points Can Be Taken Away - This will occur in the case of spam/double posts. Any meaningless posts will result in point deductions. A penalty of a minimum 5 points will be taken away in the case of this. More point penalties will be assessed later.
Q. Why did my post end up getting deleted?
A. We will delete all inappropriate posts and threads when it is neccessary. This means you'll lose your amped points and your post count which are required to access our download and language sections. All one word posts and multiple posts of same words are included in this rule.