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FigureRealm's Features: Things you want know!

Postby Dr Nightmare » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:30 pm

Almost everything you want to know about Figure Realm can be found in this topic. It's a quick overview of the many features and services it has to offer. Also, if you need some help with something feel free to ask! There is a FAQ Section here too, just scroll down.[Last Updated: July 29 2008]


Forums
More fun than a can of Spam, the forums are a great place to get to know your fellow collectors and customizers. Talk about anything under the sun (and moon too!). Register an account and yak away!

Custom Showcase
So you made a custom and now you'd like to show it off? Sure thing! Figure Realm has an ever-expanding custom figure showcase made just for you. Look around and bask in the thousands of great figures customizers like you have submitted over the years. For help with your next custom, check-out our nifty custom Tutorials! You can even tell everyone about yourself by becoming a Featured Customizer. Find out how!

Custom Contests
Every month, Figure Realm tries to host a custom contest where you guys choose a theme and get busy! They begin at the start of the month and end on the last day. You can see if we have a contest currently active, what the theme is, and what the prizes are (if avaliable) by looking for an icon on the right side of the Main Page. You can suggest themes for upcoming contests and read other suggestions here.

Reviews
If you hated Rogue's face or loved Jean's hair, then let us know about it! You wouldn't want to spend 50 bucks on a variant figure only to find out it's the most hideous thing you ever saw and neither would we! Help everyone make the right choice for them by writing a figure review! You can also read the hundreds of reviews already on this site to help you out!

Comics
Figure Realm is proud to be one of the only places on the 'net where you can read action figure comics! Thought you'd never see Superman get beat-up by a chipmunk or Hulk dance with a midget? Think again! Anything can happen! You can even submit your own!

Galleries
Remember that one toy with the pointy ears? What did the Pink Ranger's weapon look like before your dog chewed it up? Browse the Galleries and see if Figure Realm can help! The Galleries were made for collectors and casual toy enthusiasts alike to find out all they can about their favorite toys! When was it made, how many variants are there, what kind of action features did it have? We are always looking for more pictures and info on any and all action figures so feel free to contribute anything you can! Note: The Galleries and Checklists have merged! Now finding that elusive figure and keeping track of it is simpler than ever! Just click on the "Checklists" link on the left-side of the main page.

Checklists and the Figure Vault
Need a way to keep track of all your figures? Who doesn't! Figure Realm can help! Find all the figures you need to collect in a series by using the printer-friendly checklists. Also, take a peek at the latest addition, the Actors & Action Figures checklists! Every actor who has ever had an action figure made will be in there! Do you own a business and need a way to catalogue all your figures? Maybe you just have way too much money and spend it all on toys and need a way to keep track of them when your little cousins come over and "borrow" them? No problem, that's what the Figure Vault program is for! Simple to learn, Easy to use! Organize your collection by size, color, series, price, profit, year, you can even add your own attributes! No spyware, no adware, no non-sense, just a great program. If it doesn't meet your requirements, then you get double your money back! Hell, TRIPLE your money back! Why such a great offer? Because the Figure Vault is absolutely FREE!


FAQs/FACs (Frequently Annoying Complaints)

Questions answered here so far:
-I have to register and log-in twice!?
-How do I post pictures!?
-Why can't I add a signature/link/picture to my posts yet?
-Why aren't I allowed to curse, post and talk about porn, and type exploitatives every other word?
-Can I type in anything other than English?
-Why was my post edited/deleted?
-I have a problem with another site member.
-Did I just see Jin Saotome post? OMGZ, I have to tell him all about my cat shedding!
-Who are the Moderators and Administrators, in-case I have to contact them?

I have to register and log-in twice!?
Yes and no...the log-ins are explained here: FigureRealm Help - Signing In

Security is one of the big reasons there are two different logins. The Figure Realm website is different from the forums. The website registration asks for more personal information for placing orders. This information is only accessible by official Figure Realm staff. The forums are more of a public arena where real information really isn't even necessary. It is also heavily moderated by unofficial Figure Realm staff -- the Regulators. Hence, one flavor of security.

Also, the forums are open-source software. The forums are written and maintained by another company, phpbb. They use their own login system, track their own information, and do things their own way. Keeping it a separate feature makes it easier for Figure Realm to maintain and apply updates when they are issued by phpbb. In addition, if the forums happen to have problems, crash, or even their own security issues it doesn't effect the Figure Realm website or its customers. Hence, another flavor of security. It does provide a minor inconvenience for new users, but you only have to get set up once and you are set for years to come ;)

How do I post pictures!?
Put around the direct link to the picture. It's not rocket science, I swear! You have to have a certain number of posts (around 15-20) before you can post pictures or links, keep that in mind.

Where do I get the direct link!?
Upload your picture to Photobucket.com or Imageshack.us or any place you want. They should give you a direct link to your picture after you upload it.

Where do I find the direct link to other people's pictures!
Right-click on the picture and click "copy image location" or whatever it says for you. Then paste and it should come out. If you're using a Mac, then sorry, those things are the devil.

Why can't I add a signature/link/picture to my posts yet?
You need to have at least 10-15 posts in total on the forums before you can add pictures/links to your posts. This is done to fight spam, thanks for understanding!

What!? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! Your rule su'cks!
Sheesus! Come-on guys, it's not unreasonable for us to have a 10-post requirement to effectively fight spam-bots. When was the last time you guys have seen spam here since we instated that requirement? Never? How often did we get spammed before? Like 5 times a week, remember? It works, it's reasonable, it's not changing because it's not stupid. It's an effective way to fight spammers and keep this place a nicer place to post. Thanks for understanding, goddammit! Have a nice day! [smilie=hammerit.gif]

Why aren't I allowed to curse, post and talk about porn, and type exploitatives every other word?
Several reasons, but most of them are psycho-babble you guys don't believe in anyway, so if for no other reason, then don't curse/be stupid because it's unnecessary, it adds nothing significant to the conversation. It's just another speedbump in your posts I have to stomp on. Yes, kids see crazy crap all day long, seeing it on a forum won't damage them any more. And if we let everyone curse/post porn to their heart's content, probably nothing horrible would happen, nothing would happen to YOU. No one ever thinks about the kid trying to get some info and then his parents walk behind him and see a wall of "F You" followed by a wall of porn so the kid gets smacked or kicked-off the computer for a year for doing nothing wrong. Don't curse, just don't do it, be considerate is all I'm asking.

But I want to curse! You'll let me slide, right?
If you can get Rogue to fall madly in love with me, then sure, you've yourself a deal, otherwise, NO.

Can I type in anything other than English?
Yes, but you must post a translation within the same post so other members can understand it, otherwise it has to be labeled as spam and your post will be deleted.

Why was my post edited/deleted?
Most likely your post had something in it that was against the Terms of Service so it was modified. Usually, you're given a reason for the edit within a day or two, sometimes even right away. If you'd like to complain about an edit to your post that you think was unfair, use this topic to hash it out: To Catch a Moderator

I have a problem with another site member.
All complaints regarding a disruptive site member's behavior are read and considered carefully before being acted upon. If we see anyone being disruptive, we will take action, but please understand we can't do much if we don't personally see the person's offensive messages (such as getting unwanted Private Messages or being harassed off-site, we have no way of monitorig that). If you can, take a screenshot of the offensive messages and then send us an email, otherwise it comes down to your word against theirs and that puts us in an arbitrarily-unfair position. We're sorry about the awful sitution, but life is too short (and our mail-box is too small) to worry about everyone's problems with each other. Please try to work out any misunderstandings yourselves and use us only as a last resort.

Did I just see Jin Saotome post? OMGZ, I have to tell him all about my cat shedding!
As you've probably noticed by now, browsing thorugh the Custom Showcase and Forums, popular customizers like Jake, Jin, and Dr Nightmare bounce by the site to comment on others' customs and post their own creations, please don't take this as an open invitation to swamp them with hundreds of Private Messages and emails, remember, they are only people too and can't respond to everyone. It's not their fault everyone wants to ask them about things, things often empty and useless, so don't harbor resentment towards them if they don't respond to you, try using a bigger font, hah.

Who are the Moderators and Administrators, in-case I have to contact them?
Moderators have the subtitle "Regulator" near their avatars. Captain Coder is the only Administrator. There are a few of us who can accept or reject your review/custom submissions. If you have some important question or want to contribute something to the site (like pictures for the Gallery or reporting an error with the website) then it's probably best to contact Cap. I'm not on much anymore, but Cap is like a lurking cat, you never know when he'll pop up and scare the hell out of you, oh no, wait, that's Ratboy, my mistake :mrgreen:

Other Helpful Topics:
Custom Showcase FAQ
Action Figure Review FAQ
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:24 pm

Ok, I started the FAQ section, are there any questions you folks have that I could add up there?
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Postby VariablePenguin » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:47 pm

Users can actually fix the name of their submission themselves using the little bolt icon.
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Postby Mr.X » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:55 pm

But I want to curse! You'll let me slide, right?
If you can get Rogue to fall madly in love with me, then sure, you've yourself a deal, otherwise, NO.


:lol:

Looking good so far Doc
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:16 pm

Oooooh, didn't know about the self name-fix. Can you guys fix the text in your submissions?
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Postby VariablePenguin » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:17 pm

Yes, you can pretty much fix anything except pictures with it.
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:21 pm

Then what the heck do you guys need me for? :lol:

Okay, well, I need to test out editing my submissions normally; Update pending xD
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Postby colten frost » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:32 pm

will someone tell me how to use relm creadits?
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:56 pm

They're like store credit you can use in the Figure Shop.

50 Realm Credits = 50 Cents
100 Realm Credits = 1 Dollar

They're used up automatically when you complete a purchase!
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Postby Horrid_Reality » Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:58 pm

Now see, Doc, you were useful! :D
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Postby colten frost » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:12 pm

:Dthank you so much!!!!!!!!! i got some but i dint know how to use them :D
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:51 pm

Update: Added info about not being able to add signatures to your posts in the FAQ section
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:16 pm

Update: Added link to Kill the Moderator topic [smilie=fixtit.gif]
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Postby Esbat » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:39 am

how does one get realm credits?
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:57 pm

When you contribute significantly to the site, like writing good Reviews.
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