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This is some information that normal members of Elftown don't need to know, but it can be interesting to know.

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Downtimes


04:24 UTC: Elftown starts updating people's ages, so that they fit with the day of birth. Elftown is a little slow then.

At 8:30 UTC every Saturday: A backup is made. It takes about 25-30 minutes and Elftown will not respond during this time. Powder your nose, or something! ;-)

At 04:30 UTC: Elftown is restarted. This is done in a minute, and you can mostly see it on the the last logins, which becomes empty. Elftown restarts at other times too, when the mayor [Hedda] is updating the software or when something happens.

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Privs (Member Privileges)


Every Elftowner has a "priv" value. This value rules what kind of features that you can use.

Elftown allows users different abilities through the use of member privileges, or privs. Each priv number within the list grants the member a different ability on Elftown, such as the ability to upload images to wiki-pages, which includes the abilities of all privs of a number higher than their current one.

Only members with priv 89 or below may change a user's priv number, and then only for good reasons. The members who have this power of priv 89 and below are normally found within the ranks of the Council. Any member can give themselves priv 100, though!

Priv:  Description:
101   Normal member. No extra features.
100   A crew wannabe. No extra features.
 99   Can upload images to wiki-pages. Can invite people.
 94   Can upload any file to wiki-pages.
 90   Can use iframe tag.
 89   Can write news, Mainstreet-polls, edit other
      members' privs but to 89+
      and has access to own badge-slot.
 79   Can access all badge-slots
 49   Wiki-boss - Can delete wiki-comments, 
      change wiki-passwords and page-owners
 29   Can delete in forums, change forumboss
      and read reports.
 14   Can change members' description and write
      secret service comments on their houses.
      Can also write alarm messages that are shown on
      the top of of every page. (Mostly used for "Elftown is
      going to shut down soon!")
 13   Can delete wiki-page versions completely. 
      Can also change owner of wiki-pages without
      leaving a trace about it.
  4   Lieutenant - Can change all privs and 
      read private messages
  3   Vice mayor/Programmer
  2   Mayor
  1   God - Can give more 'titles and orders' 
      in description, make members
      forum-dictator etc.


Below is an explanation of the four priv numbers that normal members should be concerned about; that is, the ones they have a chance to receive if they can prove that they need it.

priv 100
-To get priv 100, all you have to do is setting 'Elftown crew wannabe' to Yes in your 'Change Personal Data' settings page. When this is turned on, you can see the link in the top navigation bar that will take you to the obsolete Tech page..

priv 99
-This priv is granted mainly to people who enter art contests which may require you to submit works of art that are larger than the slots in your house allow. With this priv, a form is added to the bottom of each wiki-page, allowing you to upload an image in any size to Elftown without having to go through your house.

priv 94
-This priv is granted to the select few people who need to upload some material that is not in an image format to Elftown, such as a personal audio recording, and so forth. Because of the ability this priv gives, it is not handed out often, as very few people really need it.

priv 90
-This priv allows a member to use the iframe tag.

Note: Remember, having a higher priv than someone else does not make you 'better'! After all, no one with a priv higher than 89 can see the value anyway! Only ask for the priv if there is some special use you need it for, and remember, with more privilege comes a higher responsibility to obey the Uploading Art Rules.

Read the FAQ about becoming an Elftown crew member.

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2006-08-28 [iippo]: Please [Zana], that is the third time I've seen this comment from you today, do stop spamming. Go to a wiki that is more appropriate. The wiki┬┤s wiki page has a lot of links for you to start looking from, whether you are looking for love or just a place to whine in.

2007-06-05 [ririmu_chan]: wHY CANT I KEEP MY OLD PASSWORD? IN ORDER TO UPDATE MY PROFILE I HAD TO CHANGE MY PASSWORD AND I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO, BUT I WANTED TO UPDATE MY INFO. NOW I HAVE A PASSWORD I PROBABLY WONT REMEBER. i WORK FOR A BANK AND THREE PASSWORDS I HAVE TO UPDATE EVERY 6 WEEKS AND CHANGING WHAT I HAVE SET UP IS HARD. i HAVE 4 PASSWORDS FOR MY PERSONAL LIFE AND THAT IS ENOUGH AND NOW I HAVE 5. TRULY TO MANY. PLEASE LET ME PICK THE PASSWORD I WANT. THANKS.

2007-06-05 [Ocean Soul]: You can pick the password you want, only it has to be unique at ET. Which means, not everyone should have the same password. We try to make it hard for hackers to steal your account and you complain about it? Just write the password down somewhere, it won't hurt. And I have to remember a lot of passwords myself, some of them being really long and random, but do you see me complain? I don't think so.

2007-06-06 [ririmu_chan]: Well, am i you? i dont think so. so, thank you for being impolite with your answer. a simle explanation would have serviced without the insult. I realize that tact is not manditory with this job, but it goes a long way. just think of how you would have felt if i had said something simular to you...

2007-06-06 [Sunrose]: Well, it might have been caused by the fact you wrote everything in caps lock, which tends to come across as if you were screaming at everyone here :S
So, how would you have felt if someone seemed to be yelling at you like that...?

2007-06-06 [ririmu_chan]: I was not screaming, i appoligise if it came accross that way but it looks to me that on the first word i hit the caps instead of the shift button. so if if i came accross as though i was "screaming" at everyone that was not the intention.  to be fare most ppls screaming do not say thanks either.

2007-06-06 [Sunrose]: They do though, if they are being sarcastic or just demanding: it happens every now and then. And you're not the first to complain about this issue.
But you're probably right that it was an overreaction, I'm just pointing out why I think it happened :/
In any case, as [Ocean Soul] explained this system has been implemented for your own protection. A common password is easier to hack into, because they tend to know which passwords are often used.. . So yes it is annoying, but necessary :)

2007-06-06 [ririmu_chan]: well, thank you sunrose. this will be my last entry on this page, so that you can continue helping thoughs in need. Ill try to be more mindfull of my typing in the future, so not to offend. once again i do appoligise to you, ocean soul, and anyone else for any infractions or ill-feelings my poor typing may have created.  Oh, also, thanks for keeping our user id's safe. riri

2007-11-20 [True, plain and simple]: You should message [Hedda] about this.

2008-02-22 [SilverFire]: Can I change the link to Technical into a link to Elftown Technology, since the technical page just redirects there anyway?

2008-02-22 [Sunrose]: Yap :)

2009-02-26 [hammersmashface]: i messed up a wikki i had is there a way to deleat it?

2009-02-27 [Hedda]: No. Just stop linking to it.

And what do you mean with "messed up"? If you press edit and then previous version, you can submit an older version of it.

2009-02-27 [hammersmashface]: i tryed to add another picture but wen i "submitted chainges" everything was gone...i dono wat i did...i just didnt want an empty wikki hanging around...dosnt that take up ET space? (this town dont need a buncha empty buildings rotting around) :P ...but thank you for the help Mr mayor :)

2009-02-27 [Hedda]: Just do as I said:
Press edit.
Press previous version.
ReSubmit the version where the old stuff is.

If you tell me which wiki-page it is, it's of course easier to help you.

Elftown stores everything and it's pointless for you to worry about that.

2009-02-27 [hammersmashface]: oky doky

2009-06-21 [your naked night]: [Hedda] what priv levil am i?

2009-06-21 [Thunder Cid]: You are at priv level 99.

2011-02-06 [naitodoragon]: Is there any way I can contact the admin(s) of this site?

2011-02-06 [Hedda]: See council!

2011-02-07 [naitodoragon]: Ok, thanks! This site can be confusing sometimes :p

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