|Question:||I want to register. What are valid username characters? |
|Answer:||0-9, A-Z, a-z, ', -, _, ., and spaces. |
|Question:||How do I change my name color? |
|Answer:||Go to Edit Profile to choose your username color. |
|Question:||What does each name color mean? |
|Answer:||Light Blue, Pink, and Purple usernames are the three selectable username colours, and they look as such when a user is active. Darker Light Blue, Pink, and Purple indicate that the user is inactive, i.e. hasn't logged in in a month. Sometimes, these three colors will be temporarily replaced by a different set, such as during holidays.|
Banned users have their usernames colored by the severity of their ban (Temporarily Banned, and Account Disabled).
|Question:||I see other colors. What do they mean? |
|Answer:||Those users have custom colors. Custom colors are reserved for staff members and administrators, with a few exceptions, including former administrators and winners of specific contests back in the day.|
|Question:||What are the color codes for the default usernames?|
#97ACEF = Blue User
#F185C9 = Pink User
#7C60B0 = Purple User
#657091 = Blue User (Inactive)
#925C7E = Pink User (Inactive)
#584A72 = Purple User (Inactive)
#A6D9DB = Temporarily Banned
#775555 = Account Disabled
|Question:||I see an icon next to someone's name. What does it mean? |
|Answer:||Icons allow people to differentiate the roles of many specific users in the site. There are many icons, and each one of them contains a description when hovered. These are the following icons that you will see here:|
- this appears for users who have donated money to the site.
- this appears if it is currently a user's birthday.
- this is reserved for users who actively help the staff team in an official capacity.
- this is reserved for staff members of the site.
- this is reserved for staff members who are also section managers.
- this is reserved for the administrators of the site.
- this is reserved for the bots that run around the site for various purposes.
|Question:||Can I change my username? |
|Answer:||You can PM an Administrator whose role involves the userbase or DM them on Discord to request a username change, but they reserve the right to deny requests. After a successful name change, there is a cooldown of three months before the next one can be requested. Users are also given the privilege to display a different, temporary name during events such as the holidays. |
|Question:||My username has been changed to a number! Why? |
|Answer:||It was either deemed offensive or obnoxious, so it was reduced to your user ID. See above for how to change your username. |
|Question:||Some users are in special groups like 'Code of the Dragon' or 'Team Frog Warehouse' - what are these groups? Can I make one? |
|Answer:||These groups are for users working on a team hack. If a team hack picks up enough activity and interest, we sometimes offer the group their own hidden subforum to aid completion. |
|Question:||Why are all the usernames colored like a rainbow? |
|Answer:||This event occurs when something special happens. How it starts, and how long it lasts, varies, although it mostly lasts for a short time. |