learn how to do those here!
Wikis. The wikis can be used for anything from hosting your own contest to role-playing.
how to use Elftown here.
questions about how Elftown works.
2007-07-26 [~~Butterfly Angel~~]: can anyone tell me how to make or where to go to make a wiki banner?
2007-07-27 [Zab]: You open an art program (MS Paint or the free Gimp works fine if you don't have any other) make an image (300x200 pixels can be a good size for a banner). Make a background or take a photo (must be yours, random images found on the net are not allowed in houses, and you want people to use the banner right? :P) and write the wikis name on the image.
Upload it to Elftown and you have a wiki banner. :)
2007-08-20 [Lin-tastic]: Where would I find how to link a forum to a wiki page?
2007-08-20 [Lin-tastic]: Thank you! ^_^
2007-08-29 [Hereby Deleted]: i would like to inform you that under the data protection act you have the right to ask to be removed from a website with all your details deleted therefore i would like this to be upheld and to be deleted or you could end up with a law suit on your back with someone who knows the act inside out... not me because i have been a member for a long time but some one else might find this worthwhile. Thank You
2007-08-29 [Teufelsweib]: the data protection act is about manual records, such as medical records, files held by public bodies and financial information held by credit reference agencies. O_o
According to the law you imply it's about nothing being handed out (for example, marketing reasons) to thirds, if you ask them not to.
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly. 1. you don't put those matters on ET 2. they're not being handed out to thirds. what on earth could they sew Elftown with?
2007-08-29 [sequeena_rae]: As far as I am aware, if you wish to leave Elftown you can delete ALL your details. You just can't delete the actual account. So what does it matter?
2007-08-29 [sequeena_rae]: P.S. You could try to sew ET with some cotton xP
2007-08-29 [Teufelsweib]: yeah.. and you know, you can also like.. delete all your details and not the account =p (third time, won a prize? :O) xD
2007-08-29 [Zab]: yah..she doesn't let her comments stay when people already said the exact same stuff:P
2007-08-29 [Teufelsweib]: there goes my third-comment-
2007-08-29 [Zab]: I'm proud of being ebil:P And we shouldn't chat on the help page..
2007-09-18 [Duke Devlin]: Has anyone else noticed that the buttons on people's houses, such as 'Relations' are not working? Or is it just my internet/lapto
2007-09-18 [Atayemi]: Mine aren't working either. :P
2007-09-18 [Duke Devlin]: Darn it all >< Ah well.., I'm sure it will be sorted soon =)
2007-09-19 [True, plain and simple]: They do work now though, right?
2007-09-19 [Teufelsweib]: They work, but don't show the button it used to be. it's green and boring right now =/
2007-09-19 [Teufelsweib]: oh ok, in that case they're working as they should now :)
2007-10-11 [skullchick]: i like elftown
2007-10-11 [Duke Devlin]: Good for you ;)
2007-10-15 [Lin-tastic]: Where would I go to learn about the phsycic and clairvoyant?
2007-10-16 [DarkNightZ]: is there anyway of us embedding youtube videos in our profiles or in a wiki? Im a film maker and i would like to showcase my art
2007-10-17 [FayztwoFayz]: Im having trouble uploading my stuff in the art contests
2007-10-17 [Zab]: What kind of trouble? What happens when you try? How do you do it?
Darknightz: I don't know, I don't think you can.
2007-10-17 [Teufelsweib]: [DarkNightZ]: no, but you can always link them from youtube to your description =)
and perhaps one of the guards can give you privs to upload videos to wikis, if they think you deserve it ;)
2007-10-20 [DarkNightZ]: thanks for all the help
2007-10-20 [Teufelsweib]: you're very welcome :) I hope it was of help.
2007-10-20 [Lin-tastic]: Thanks for the link, and maybe, after a bit of research, I can maybe make the page...hopeful
2007-10-27 [Lin-tastic]: Not that I really need it, but where would I find the page for learning how to roleplay? The basics, anyways.
2007-10-27 [Sunrose]: Considering something like this doesn't exist here yet I added it (under wiki help) ^^'
I'm trying to cut down on pages addressing the same subjects (or pages that could be combined), so that the big maze of Elftown official pages becomes a little more clear.
Suggestions are welcomed :)
2007-11-07 [hji]: How do I remove my profile
2007-11-07 [sequeena_rae]: Delete your information :)
You can't actually delete yourself from Elftown (as you might have already guessed).
2007-11-07 [Sunrose]: You can only delete the contents, change name and leave, the house itself can't be deleted.
2007-11-07 [hji]: That sucks, I´m trapped...Stup
2007-11-07 [Sunrose]: Trapped how? No one is forcing you to stay if you don't want to.
2007-11-07 [Janouk]: Just calm down, you did have fun here in the past. Just change your username to something else, remove everything you have in your house and don't come back. It's the same as removing your house altogether.
2007-11-07 [Janouk]: Don't forget to delete your relationships as well.
2007-11-07 [sequeena_rae]: And possibly your diary entries (if you have any)
2007-11-07 [Sunrose]: Basically everything :P
2007-11-07 [sequeena_rae]: Yes XD
2008-01-05 [PetStudent]: I was just looking for a way to remove my house, too. As I've discovered I've nothing to do here whatsoever, it seems sensible not to pretend so (and use server space). Is there any reason as to WHY we can't delete our profiles? Seems a strange way to build a website.
2008-01-05 [Duke Devlin]: It is simply because it is unbelievably annoying, probably, for poor [Hedda] to have to go through countless people deciding that they no longer want to be on here, and deleting their profiles for them. You really shouldn't insult the website in that way =( Elftown may not be for you, but the way it is built has nothing to do with that. This is the way it is, and it is unlikely to change. Just remove everything from your house, change your username to something like 'User Deleted' so that someone else could use your name if they so choose, and just log out. If you want to go the full way, delete all of your notes, friends, messages and bookmarks too. It's very simple. The server space is not an issue, if it were, it would be possible to delete your house :) Though that is a nice concern. Seriously, just log out and don't log in again - one more empty profile isn't going to kill us :)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: I do believe at the bottom of your own house, you can see a link that reads "Click here to delete yourself from Elftown" with a picture of a guy's decapitated head and a sword...not to sound graphic in any way. I've never clicked it so I can't walk you through it, but when it's done, you won't be able to log in as yourself and [Hedda] can see you've no desire to be here, and may get around to deleting your house...unless
2008-01-05 [Teufelsweib]: clicking on that button will only direct you to a page telling you that you can't delete yourself;)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: Oh, well that doesn't exactly help this person, now does it?
2008-01-05 [sequeena_rae]: Well it does in a way. A) it stops [Hedda]'s message box being full of "omg delete me plz" and B) it clearly tells whoever wants to delete their profile that they can't and they should just delete everything and log out.
I don't understand why this is such a massive problem.
2008-01-05 [Teufelsweib]: yeah, just empty your profile, insert another username you can't remember and log out. it's about the same as deleting, is that so hardto come up with?
2008-01-05 [Sunrose]: It has several reasons really.
Pages that say 'This house is deleted' are annoying, a lot of people change their minds after a certain period of time (a lot of people try to create a new account because they forgot their old username/passw
Changing your username is advised against on the deletion page. If someone happens to want that name, they'll have to be a bit more original and just think of another one.
2008-01-31 [Muffinlove]: How do I change the theme of my elftown. I am tired of it being on the Halloween theme, but I forgot how to change it!
2008-01-31 [Duke Devlin]: YOu go to your house and click 'change personal data' button at the top. In there, underneath the the bit about font size, near to the top, there is something that lets you change your stylesheet, just change it to index.css or another one. :)
2008-01-31 [Sunrose]: In case you're not going to read the above answer, I've set your 'theme' back to regular for you :)
2008-02-02 [Lin-tastic]: What other sites are there besides Elftown, Elfpack, Elf12, and Fake?
2008-02-02 [Teufelsweib]: musmakers and writersco... someone correct me if I miss one :)
2008-02-02 [Lin-tastic]: Thanks. ^-^
2008-02-02 [Linderel]: There's also Linkmeet, which for some reason is not on that list.
2008-02-04 [Lin-tastic]: Oh, really? Same basic link to use, right?
2008-02-04 [Linderel]: Aye, it is, I should think.
2008-02-05 [Lin-tastic]: lol M'kay. Thanks, both of you!
2008-04-02 [Fetish Dolly Koneko™]: Why is Mainstreet a pale grey color while all the other pages are the normal color?
2008-04-02 [True, plain and simple]: The stylesheet on Mainstreet has been changed. It will probably be changed back to the normal style sometime soon.
2008-04-05 [Sauron]: Erm...although its written in this alert that no data was lost after Elftown was down, I've discovered that my latest diary entry (written yesterday or the day before, I don't remember anymore, yeah yeah no no ohhhh etc)has been lost and gone...not that I "want it back", but you might want to make a deeper scan as far as lost data goes...
2008-04-06 [Sunrose]: Your note has been passed on to [Hedda] and this is his reply:
The table with the diary entries and guestbook messages got corrupted, so that's why they lost some entries.
I can just hope that it wasn't much that was lost.
2008-04-07 [Sauron]: Well its not the first time something I write is destroyed, so don't worry, not complaints, just wanted to notify the management in case they/you didn't notice.
2008-04-07 [Sunrose]: Thanks :P
2008-04-07 [Sauron]: Always at the service of Her Highness *hides gun from the public and bows* :P
2008-05-26 [Doormat]: Hey, I was wondering how people add sound/music buttons into their houses. Thanks in advance.
2008-05-26 [Nita]: Where have you seen those?
2008-05-26 [Nita]: Hm... It's <sound:fil
2008-05-27 [Doormat]: Hah, easier said than done. :S
Thanks for the help anyway.
2008-07-09 [Ace-of-Spirits]: I need help I'm trying to put one image on one side then another image on the other side with words in the middle How do I do that?
2008-07-09 [Imperator]: This might work:
<table><image url>|Text|<image url>|</table>
Copy everything but just replace "image url" with the actual image url. :P
2008-07-17 [princess_ of _darkness]: i need to be deleted from elftown ASAP....it cousing problems in my relationship can someone do it for me??????
2008-07-17 [Atayemi]: You can't actually delete yourself from Elftown. You can just take down your pictures and delete everything in your description, and perhaps change your password to something which you won't remember. If the person who is causing problems for you is a member on Elftown, block him/her so you won't receive any messages from them. The meaning of not being able to delete yourself completely is in case you might want to return here some day. ;)
2008-07-19 [princess_ of _darkness]: oh ok thank u
2008-07-22 [jergrif73]: Why does my "Visitors" list never change anymore?
2008-07-22 [Imperator]: Visitors to your house have to click the "add me" button to show up on your last visitors list. Like wise, you have to click "add me" on other people's houses to show up on their last visitors list. It's further explained on Updates 2008-07-04. :-)
2008-07-25 [princess_ of _darkness]: how do i find a wiki that was made off of my page....like my description was moved into a wiki and i put my pics into a wiki and now it says that they dont exist/ cant be found, and i didnt delete them???
2008-07-25 [Atayemi]: Do you mean that you want to find a wiki which you have made for your pictures and things? But you can't remember what the name of the wiki is? If that's the case, then you can check on Your Notes page. Along the top where it says Mainstreet, Your House etc, click on the Your Notes button, and all of the wikis you have ever made will be listed there. Have a look and see if the wiki you made for your pictures is there. :)
2008-07-25 [princess_ of _darkness]: oh thanx ^_^
2008-07-31 [~nothinghere~]: ok my messages are comming up as the wrong dates on them, what do u do?
2008-07-31 [Imperator]: The messages go by Elftown time and when they were sent, not your local time zone. :-)
2008-09-05 [Fetish Dolly Koneko™]: Is there any way for individual members to choose an option in which allows them so see Elftown in its older form? Such as before this new layout change happened? I miss it.
2008-09-06 [Mortified Penguin]: Besides, the new layout isn't so bad. I think it's a lot better!
2008-09-06 [Imperator]: Aye!
Ha! I beat you to it Mort and I'm "retired"!
2008-09-06 [Mortified Penguin]: I'll burn your house down!
2008-09-06 [Imperator]: I don't have a house! I'm homeless so HA!
2008-09-06 [Mortified Penguin]: Darn it! ...you win this round... *sulks in his mansion*...
2008-09-08 [Mortified Penguin]: I wouldn't think that would be allowed. I think the only audio files you're allowed to upload is those with you in it.
2008-09-09 [Caila]: hmm well ok i was just wondering
2008-09-21 [Duke Devlin]: You can link them of course, but not upload. :O Without laying claim to them as your own. :o
2008-09-22 [Caila]: haha ohhhh ok..thank you so much
2008-10-12 [MelaigN]: Hello,
I am Paul Bennetts mother and I am wondering why his status
has been turned off. We both us this site and communicate with a lot of people who are not able to leave messages anymore. Could someone let me know what I have to do to get this problem fixed.
2008-12-19 [Deleted!!!!!!!]: How do I delete myself? There used to be a button at the bottom of my house but it is not there anymore.
2008-12-19 [Acceber]: You can't delete yourself. All you can do is delete everything on your house yourself, and not log in anymore.
2009-01-29 [hanhepi]: ok, this is embarassing. eh, i'm back. looks like lots of stuff has changed... what do i really need to go to in order to get caught up on the rules etc.?
2009-01-29 [hanhepi]: are there other update pages too? i've been gone 2 1/2 or 3 years, roughly. so much for me bein a guide. haha.
2009-01-29 [Ramirez]: From my knowledge, I think that's the only update page available. I could be wrong, but I'm sure if there is one that I don't know about, someone will tell you soon.
2009-01-30 [hanhepi]: thanks yall.
2009-03-03 [Kingtrunks]: How do you find out what wiki pages you're watching? =o
2009-03-03 [Linderel]: Click on the button on the top row that says Your Notes, they are listed there. :)
2009-03-03 [Kingtrunks]: Thank you! ^.^
2009-04-06 [Bleeding Black Rose]: How do I delete myself from elftown???
2009-04-06 [Atayemi]: You can't. Just remove your pictures from your house, and delete everything in your description. If you really don't want to return to Elftown, simply change your password to one which you know you won't remember so you can't log back in.
2009-04-06 [~Spirit Fox~]: lol, I tried at one time, but later on I returned and haven't left since. ^.^
2009-05-16 [tragicdarkchild]: You would think that they would make a button to make the removal an easier process -=P
2009-05-16 [Thunder Cid]: It's easier than you think. Just don't log in. Problem solved :P
2009-09-21 [triixxie_love]: how do i find my old peoms i posted long time ago please help me ??
2009-09-21 [Thunder Cid]: Do you know where the poems are?
2009-09-22 [Ihsahn]: If they are in a wiki just look into your notes.
2009-10-27 [Yours Truly]: Okay I'm trying to put a poem on the Daily Poem thing but obviously I'm just too stupid to figure it out can someone help?
2009-10-27 [Flisky]: Have you ever uploaded anything on a wiki before?
2009-10-27 [Flisky]: How...descript
2009-10-27 [Mortified Penguin]: But surely you already know how to edit and add stuff to a wiki? You have a wiki you've made already in your house. If my suggestion doesn't help any, maybe try and specify your problem a bit more clearly.
2009-10-27 [Duke Devlin]: See people!? Y'all complain at him, but he's helpful, damnit! XP
2009-10-27 [Mortified Penguin]: What that thing said!
2009-11-02 [Kaimee]: That was scarily helpful!
2009-11-02 [Teufelsweib]: hmm.. perhaps we should have more things explained like that, on how to edit wikis and such. it is quite useful and clearer than how most things are described here :3
2009-11-02 [Mortified Penguin]: It would have been nicer to learn things by example instead of by trial and error...
2009-11-19 [Duke Devlin]: I quite agree. Perhaps someone should do them all, again? :P I think they'd need to all be the same size (you know, img300'd or something) to make it easier on the eyes. But I had a look at yours, hanhepi, and they look pretty good. :) And I know it's nitpicky, but I personally would want ones that didn't have people's friends on them. :P (Not that there is any danger, just 'cause I think it'd be cleaner, and easier to look at the detail :P)
2009-11-19 [hanhepi]: i was a MS paint noob when i made those. plus, i thought the friends being there would help people locate that section of the page a little. i think that was my reasoning anyway...
2009-11-22 [Duke Devlin]: Ahhh that does make sense. :)
2010-01-15 [Alexis Kate]: Can you put up an image that is animated?
2010-01-15 [Mortified Penguin]: According to the uploading art rules, you can as long as it's made by you and it isn't annoying.
2010-01-15 [Alexis Kate]: But when I upload it doent animate..is there a code for it?
2010-01-16 [Mortified Penguin]: No, it should work fine. Where are you trying to upload it at?
2010-01-26 [Ghost the Hybrid]: ok so this might be a really strange question but i'll ask anyway^^' i've been on here since 2004*(i think) and still i don't know how to make any kinds of polls on wikipages, can anyone tell me ho to?
2010-01-26 [SilverFire]: There are three different tags you can use, <wikipoll> <multivoting> and <voting> (the tags don't work in comments, but insert one of them into a wiki and submit the changes and you should see a poll on the page where you can then fill in the poll question and possible answers)..
The wikipoll is a standard poll, the multivoting poll allows people to vote for several different answers and the 'voting' poll allows only one vote per person, but shows who voted for what. :)
2010-01-26 [Ghost the Hybrid]: oh ok thanks for the help^^
2010-03-28 [Rice]: Why are there red sparkles on my name? o_o
2010-03-28 [SilverFire]: Because you've made a monetary donation to Elftown. All money donors have red sparkles around their names. :)
2010-03-28 [Rice]: I feel so fabulous. I love it!
2010-03-29 [Ihsahn]: damn, I sparkle...
2010-05-29 [Sauron]: Is there any way I can put a video clip in my diary with an embedding code?
I've tried pasting it, but it just shows all the code. Anything I've missed, or is it just impossible?
2010-05-29 [Mortified Penguin]: It's impossible.
2010-05-29 [Sauron]: Fuck.
2010-05-29 [Hendercrazy]: You can still put the link to the video in it... and then just use enticing words to get folks to click on it. ;)
2010-05-31 [Sauron]: And how do I do that? (or is it just copy-paste from the link where it is on Facebook?)
2010-06-01 [Hendercrazy]: Yep... just cut and paste I believe.
2011-05-11 [Xira]: so say you had a account for 3 yrs then u got into a wreck and realized you remember the page but not ur name or passwrd then a friend tells u ur name on the account but udk the password. how can i get it back?
2011-05-11 [Mortified Penguin]: Well, what's the account?
2011-05-15 [kians mummy]: i just thought i'd let everyone know, elftown has been reported to web watchers and other websites as basically rubbish, not just by me, when i have time, i will send you the link, i'm also completing a page about the elftown crew, not on here but online, witch will be up and running soon
2011-06-02 [Mortified Penguin]: What filename extension does the photo have and where are you trying to upload it at? Also, how big is it?
2011-06-04 [Mortified Penguin]: If you're using elftown.com (without the 'www') try logging on to www.elftown.co
If you're on www.elftown.co
2011-06-05 [Mortified Penguin]: What browser are you using?
2011-06-08 [Mortified Penguin]: Maybe try clearing your temporary files and cookies on Firefox. Or just try another browser.
2011-06-14 [Mortified Penguin]: Yeah, that'll do it.
2011-06-25 [the ack]: i can't get my messiages
2011-06-26 [Mortified Penguin]: What do you mean? You can't receive new messages or you can't see any of your old messages or what?
2011-06-26 [the ack]: any of the messiages sent to me
2011-06-26 [the ack]: when i click to new messiages it says server can't
2011-07-12 [the ack]: ty i am happy now
2011-07-12 [kians mummy]: Good, I hope the problem doesn't happen again for you, glad I could help
2011-07-12 [the ack]: thank you so much xoxox
2011-09-08 [Aylien]: I know it says there is no way of deleting an account, but it is possible to get my real name removed from my account? I've deleted it in the personal setting but it still shows up on a google search. I would rather just have the whole account deleted.
2011-09-08 [SilverFire]: That's because google has cached an old version of the page. Wait a few weeks and it should update. :)
2011-09-21 [kians mummy]: If not, try contacting google admins, I had to do it before when it took pics from where they wasn't supposed to be took.
2011-11-09 [Friendly with Trolls]: http://www.elf
2011-11-10 [kians mummy]: If you mean Squished as in down sized, it makes it more tidy when the pictures are together and easy to scroll through
2011-11-10 [kians mummy]: It is the program you have been using that has done this, if you want a hand then give me a shout. :)
2011-11-10 [hanhepi]: actually, it seems to have put them up as an img300*100. basically, you told it to make it longer than it is tall. remove the asterisk(*) and the 100 from the link of each picture, and it should be fine.
2011-11-10 [hanhepi]: awesome artwork, by the way. :)
2011-11-10 [Friendly with Trolls]: Thanks so much guys! I sure am rotten at technology! Thanks especially Mortified Penguin for fixing it right up for me :)
2012-05-29 [Nymph_Goddess]: how do i shut down elftown account
2012-05-29 [wicked fae mage]: You can't. All accounts will always exist. You can simply stop using it.
2012-05-30 [kians mummy]: I suggest deleting your pictures, description and everything on it so then it looks like your gone to. :)
2013-05-09 [bigbutt]: All of my pictures are gone. Im so sad.. How can I get them back?
2013-05-09 [SilverFire]: Can you give us a bit more information? Where did you upload your pictures?
2014-09-14 [dark child 13]: Years ago it was not in my account, and now we are no longer pictures. Is there any way to recover them?
2014-09-15 [kians mummy]: Not butting in [SilverFire] just giving [bigbutt] advice, if you go to your notes, your wikis should be on there as well as all your pictures, this is same for you as well [dark child 13].
2014-09-15 [Flisky]: Years ago the uploader didn't put them on wikis. It had a separate place to put uploaded pictures. So that might not actually work.
2014-09-15 [kians mummy]: True and I do remember a while ago the server went down and took a lot of members pictures with it.
2015-07-21 [~Valkyrie~]: I can't find the proper page for this question so I suppose I will see if anyone here can point me in the right direction. I have a friend who created an account more than a week ago and he says he hasn't gotten the confirmation email. Is there a page I can go to or someone I can message to see about getting him set up.
2015-08-22 [~Valkyrie~]: Thanks
2015-08-22 [kians mummy]: You're welcome.
2015-08-23 [Mortified Penguin]: *You're, Sammie.
2018-01-17 [Vi0L3Nt_Li35]: I have an old/ancient account that I'm unable to recover. I had to enact a new one and would like to know if there's somehow a way of re-enabling that past account or transferring its status to my new one.
2020-03-21 [cortexius]: I'm trying to log in to my old fake account. Cant get in and reset password emails aren't coming to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know this elftown but allot of the same crew runs both places.
2020-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: What's your username on Fake?
2020-03-24 [cortexius]: Closing account#9
2020-03-24 [cortexius]: If you could message me privately about how to get access to my account that would be greatly appreciated.