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Author Topic: Frequently Asked Questions  (Read 4377 times)

Offline crazyaboutebooks

Frequently Asked Questions
« on: July 08, 2012, 03:29 PM »
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why do I need to register?
A:
Everyone who wants to share and contribute needs to register. It is compulsory as we need to keep records of all the users and activity to ensure a safe and virus free community.

Q: How to register?
A:
For registering you just need to fill the the registration form. Choose your unique login name and password.
Then you'll receive an email containing activation link. Just activate your account and you're done.

Q: Why should I share my projects/works with others?
A:
We believe that knowledge is something that should be freely shared. "Knowledge grows when shared"
So if your projects/works can help someone gain some knowledge, then you would be contributing to the society.

Q: What exactly am I allowed to upload?
A:
Anything which does not have copyright laws applied to them, or things which you have copyright permission to. Things like teasers and chapters (for authors), personal stories, poems, term papers, projects, etc.

Q: Can I download as many projects/works as I like?
A:
YES ! This is a free of cost sharing community.

Q: How can I keep myself protected from viruses?
A:
Follow some of these:
* Keep yourself away from suspicious websites.
* Install latest Anti-virus. I think AVG is the best.
* Install Spywares and Firewalls. If you don't know what they are, then do it right now.
* Whenever you download anything, make sure it's not an executable by itself.
* See the contents of zipped files before extracting.

Q: How do I download? How do I upload?
A:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Q: How do I convert ebooks to a different file format?
A:
Convert it! You can download and use You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login (a free easy to use program) or visit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to convert from/to up to 15 different file formats!
*For more information on Calibre please visit You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
**To learn more about the various eBook formats and how to read them on your computer or eReader please visit the following link:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

Q:What is DRM?
A:
DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. DRM is used to lock ebooks so only the purchaser can view the contents with a specified reader program or eReader.
*Note: if you have purchased an e-book with a DRM on it which prohibits you from putting it on an ereader, and you wish to unlock the ebook, you need to remove the DRM. For more info on DRM Removal please visit this thread:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Q: Do members get banned?
A:
Yes!! Members get banned if they follow some unfair practices like:
* Using Abusive language
* Uploading Viruses
* Uploading nude/pornographic material

Q: Should I warn the administrators about someone who is violating these rules?
A:
Definitely! We encourage such behavior. It helps us in making this community safe and clean.

Q: How can I get a link to an individual post?
A:
Just right click the subject line of the post you want to link to. It's as easy as that!

Q: How do I thank someone properly if their post has been altered or I can only see a quote and not the original post?
A:
When someone is quoted, the information on what has been quoted is actually a link to the original post. Just click and you'll be able to thank the person properly.

Q: I can't find the a particular board I am looking for. What should I do?
A:
If the board you seek does not exist, then, post a request on the " You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login " board. The moderators will have a look at your suggestion and create it if they feel so.

Q: How do I use the search feature?
A:
There are two options available for searching-
      -Search bar (top right on the page): type in your search query and select an option from the drop down box (entire forum, this board) and click search
      -Search button (located along the info bar under your user name): type in search query and hit search
*Note: To bring up an 'Advanced Search' feature simply type one letter (for example: A) then search (again, if using search bar must select an option from drop down box) and click search. A new page will pop up- under the search bar you will see Advanced Search- click.

Q: I am not able to open .rar file. What should I do?
A:
Refer this topic. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Q: What is the rating (+/-) under user info on left side? Applaud/Smite?
A:
The number after the + is a positive rating, the - is a negative rating. To increase a members + rating, you can hit the Thumbs Up button or Thank their post/thread by clicking on Thank You button. To decrease their rating (adds one to the number behind the - sign) you must Smite by hitting the Thumbs Down button. Please do not smite members unless you have a good reason to do so as this is taken pretty seriously by some members.
*Only PTS Contributors, PTS Experts and Moderators have the ability to Applaud or Smite.

Q: What's the big deal about the Thank You button?
A:
The Thank You button is a kind way of telling someone that you appreciate their post or upload. You can only thank once per post but can thank as much as you'd like per day. You can see how many thank-you’s have been given or received by a member by looking under their username on the left of any post. The Thank You button is located on the top right corner of each post.

Q. How can I advance my membership status? (PTS Newbie ➝ PTS Expert)
A.
You can increase your membership status by the number of posts you have. Here's a list of how many posts qualifies you for each rank:

PTS Newbie = 0 posts
PTS Member = 3 posts
PTS Friend = 20 posts
PTS Addict = 50 posts
PTS Contributor = 100 posts
PTS Expert = 200 posts

*PTS Staff are Administrator, Super Moderators, PTS Moderators and Alumni Moderators.

Q: What are the rules and regulations to the site?
A:
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« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 05:30 PM by drypen »
 
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