Many newcomers to Elftown are confused and don't quite understand what Elftown is about or how to "use" it.
This is an attempt to explain what Elftown is.
What Elftown is
Elftown is a community. A community is a place for people to "meet" in different ways.
As an Elftown member you get your own page, called a "house". In your house you can display a couple of pictures and tell people about yourself.
You can visit other members' houses to learn more about them. Whenever you see a member's name in green (which means that it's a link) you can click on the name to go to their house. Member names are usually within square brackets, like this: [peura
There are many ways to talk to the other members. You discuss various topics in the forums. You can interact in many ways using the wiki. If you want to talk to a specific member you can sign their guestbook or send them a personal message.
What Elftown is Not
Many people confuse Elftown with Elfwood. Elftown is not Elfwood. Elfwood (http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se
) is a science-fiction and fantasy art site, where you can post SF and fantasy art and stories. Elftown is a community for Elfwooders, Elfwood hangarounds and everyone else who happens to find Elftown and like it. Here you can meet people and discuss art and writing, but if you want to display your art and stories it is better to get a gallery or shelf in Elfwood or on some other art site.
Elftown is not a dating agency. You may of course flirt with people on Elftown, but remember that not everyone here is interested in flirting.
Some people expect Elftown to be like a chat room, which it is not. In a chat room you chat with the people who are online at the same time as you and get replies at once. In Elftown you post messages and get replies later, whenever people happen to read the messages. Sometimes you get replies at once, but don't expect that to happen.
The rules here on Elftown are simple: don't be an asshole. Read the Elftown - Rules page for more information.
There are also rules for pictures uploaded to and displayed in your house. Read the Uploading Art Rules before uploading pictures to your house.
Visit the help section of the wiki for more help on the various topics.
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