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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions, please consult these pages before asking someone. Most questions about this website are answered in here.

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What is Karma?

Karma is a reflection upon how well you act in the Braingle community. When you perform a positive action such as getting a teaser approved you will get a little positive karma . If you perform a negative action such as swearing in the chatrooms you will get a little negative karma . Every time you do something on Braingle it will be calculated into your karma value.

The icons adjacent to your name show everyone your accumulated karma value. This can help you find friendly and helpful friends.

Additionally, users with too much bad karma will have their account restricted so they can no longer harm our community.

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Why can't I chat, use the wiki, submit a teaser, or post in the Debate Hall?

In order to participate in certain areas of the website, you need to fulfill certain requirements in addition to being a registered member.

For the chat room, you need to have been a registered member for at least 1 week and have at least one good karma.

For the wiki, you need to have been a registered member for at least 2 weeks and have a score of at least 50.

To submit a brain teaser to the website, you need to have been a registered member for at least 1 week and have a score of at least 250.

To use the Debate Hall, you need to have at least one good karma.

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Are multiple accounts allowed?

No, please pick one username and stick with it. Having multiple usernames may result in you receiving bad karma as well as potentially getting blocked from participating in certain parts of Braingle.

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How do I become a Quizmaster?

Anyone can become a Quizmaster. Even you! To become a Quizmaster, you must meet a series of pre-requisites:

1. You must be a member of Braingle for 3 months.
2. You must have at least 1 green karma arrow ^.
3. You must have a score of at least 500.
4. You must have written at least 5 quizzes.
5. You must have a Quiz Creator Grade and Quiz Corrector Grade of at least a B

Once you meet all of the above requirements, you are eligible to submit an application when a position comes up for reelection in the category that you are interested in. To submit an application you must write a short essay about why you want to be a Quizmaster. At the appropriate time, an election will be held and the person with the most votes will be declared the winner.

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How are forum moderators selected?

When it is felt that additional moderators are needed due to an increase in the posts in the forums or by any of the current moderators leaving the site or choosing not to moderate, the current moderators will vote to select one from those who've applied to serve as one. If you are interested in becoming a moderator, there is now a link at the bottom of the main forum page that will allow you to submit an application.

There are no real requirements except to be an active member of the site, a positive influence as evidenced by at least two positive karma arrows, and being on site long enough to be acquainted with all that it has to offer. Those who are moderators have shown a high degree of positive participation in the forums as well as other areas of the site.

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