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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.



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.


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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-The Elftown technical pages index
-The help index

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2005-12-05 [Paz]: Take the picture you're wanting to upload, as [iippo] said, save it to your hard drive. Then upload it using the form at the bottom of the wiki. It's just like uploading an image to your house** (ack, wrong use of words)

2005-12-05 [iippo]: But if you have uploaded the image to your house, there really is no need to upload it again to /stuff - it already has a URL that you can use to show the image. If on the other hand you have a larger version of it that you'd prefer to show to people, then upload that bigger image from your hard disk. Don't forget to add .jpg or .gif to your image-name.

2005-12-05 [nokaredes]: And you have to make sure someone else hasn't used the /stuff name.

2005-12-06 [iippo]: Which is easy by just punching in random numbers or putting your username in the filename.

2005-12-07 [David the Good]: How do I place this in a wiki:

2005-12-07 [David the Good]: <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> var ccm_cfg = { n:'1', pof:'1', dt:'1', tc:'#ffffff', pth:'' } </script><table width="140" bgcolor="#000000" style="background-color:bgcolor="#000000" " cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" border="0"><tr><td align="center" style="border: 1px solid #AFB2D8;color:#ffffff;padding-top:5px;padding-bottom:5px;" bgcolor="#000000"><font face="arial,verdana,sans-serif" size="1" color="#ffffff"><span style="font-size:10px;font-family:arial,verdana,sans-serif;color:#ffffff">CURRENT MOON<br /><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="">

2005-12-07 [Paz]: You use ET friendly HTML, not normal HTML, you seem to be trying to change your stylesheet or background. If you want to change your background see Elftownstylesheets and to see what HTML is usable on Elftown see: Guide to the Pseudo HTML on Elftown. Which makes things a whole lot easier actually because you don't have to worry about the 'a href' and colour codes. (Note: the style sheet is the whole background for every page on ET)

2005-12-07 [Nita]: Elftown pseudo HTML doesn't support JavaScript for security reasons, so your code won't work on a normal wiki page. It will work on an exported raw HTML wiki page, though.

2006-06-10 [iippo]: Sorry to be all foreign and stuff, but what is UTC? Elftown's time?

2006-06-10 [True, plain and simple]: Universal Coordinated Time, formerly Greenwich Mean Time. And Elftown uses it for the time, jah. It's the "center" time of the world. :)

2006-06-10 [iippo]: Bah, two acronyms for the same thing. -_-

2006-06-10 [True, plain and simple]: Well, Greenwich thought it was all the shiznit and it went to its head, so.. ;)

2006-06-10 [Hedda]: Well, there is a problem with Greenwich and that it's in UK that uses Daylight saving in the summer. So it's a little confusing to use that name. I think UTC is the standard now.

2006-06-10 [True, plain and simple]: Yeah, I thought it was something like that. UTC is more clear in meaning anyway.

2006-06-10 [iippo]: If you know what it means, that is :P

2006-06-10 [True, plain and simple]: Better? :P

2006-06-10 [iippo]: You do realise that Universal Cordinated Time is UCT, not UTC. o.O; (but the linky is a good idea :3)

2006-06-10 [True, plain and simple]: Well, it should actually be something like Universal Time Coordonné, because it's an English-French hybridization. That looks icky though, so the all-English is better. :P

2006-08-28 [Zana]: No one loves me

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.

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