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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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2004-10-20 [Druke]: everytime i try to login it says "you have been logged out"

2004-10-20 [True, plain and simple]: That's a cookie issue. Delete your cookies and try again. If that doesn't work, create a new profile using the profile manager.

2004-10-20 [Druke]: oh wow..that fixxed it..much better than having to use IE everytime i want to use ET

2004-11-16 [Kt_says]: wow, that was my exact question too. Thanks.

2004-11-16 [thoughtfox]: about the downtimes... does anyone know if it refers to GMT...?

2004-11-16 [Sunrose]: It refers to Swedish time.. :)

2004-11-16 [thoughtfox]: ok. So that should be pretty close to ZA time. Hmm... it appears my very arrogant computer is not on good terms with this site. (lol)

2004-11-16 [Nita]: No, it refers to Elftown time :)

2004-11-16 [Sunrose]: What does that mean? lol..

2004-11-17 [Nita]: It should be equal to UTC (GMT) - i.e., the current time at zero longitude :)

2004-11-17 [Hedda]: It's UTC, not GMT. They are mostly the same, but there is some difference. GMT is a historical time, and UTC is the time that is the base today, and it's based on the atom-clocks.

2004-11-17 [Sunrose]: Hmm okay! Had never heard of UTC before... :)

2005-03-11 [Stonewall]: hey how do you upload more than two pictures/drawings?

2005-03-11 [Nita]: You can upload a lot of pictures in your house, but to display more than two at once you have to use pseudo HTML :)

2005-03-12 [Stonewall]: okay thanks

2005-03-22 [Ultiem]: animated pics are running low so im searching for copies of past animateds ive reported so you all know

2005-06-24 [Hackworth]: Can members see thier own priv value? If so, where is it located?

2005-06-24 [True, plain and simple]: You can only see any member's priv value (including your own) if you're priv<90.

2005-06-24 [Hackworth]: m'kay. Thanks!

2005-07-02 [Cina]: I have a question about uploading images. It seems lately whenever I want to upload an image into the photo or drawing slots on my house, I will browse for my file and click "upload image," and it will take a considerable time to think, and then ask me if I wish do download/save a file called "". This doesn't get my image uploaded, and I can't open the file on my computer. Am I doing something wrong?

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