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Frequently Asked Questions

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What donation methods do you accept?

Please visit the Make a Donation section to see what donation methods we currently accept.

Where does the money go?

Donations benefit Sythe.org of course! Servers are expensive! Did you know Sythe.org is spread accross many different servers to handle all of our users?

Is it safe to send money by mail?

For the most part, yes. If you choose to donate by mail, you should wrap the money in paper or put it in a greeting card to keep it hidden while in transit. Sythe.org is not responsible for anything lost in the mail.

Can I donate a currency besides US Dollars?

Yes and no. Our donations system records all transactions in US Dollars. If you donate using a currency other than USD, your payment will be converted to USD prior to being recorded.

Can I have my donation back?

Unfortunately, donations are non-refundable. Once a donation is deposited, there isn't any way to get it back.

Do donations add up over time?

Yes! If you donate $5 and then later donate another $20, you will be a $25 donor.

What happens if I reverse a PayPal donation?

Per the Sythe.org rules, reversing a donation is grounds for a permanent ban.

Why doesn't the amount on my rank match what I have donated?

This usually happens with high end donors. The highest standard rank we have is for $300 Donors. If you donate over $300 and want your rank to say the exact amount you have donated, you will need to submit a Custom Rank request.

Why don't I see my rank when I post?

You may need to go to the Rank Manager and select a donation rank.

Why can't I use legacy donation ranks?

Legacy donation ranks are only available to users who donated before July 1, 2010. If your oldest donation is AFTER this date, you are not eligible for legacy ranks. If you are eligible for legacy ranks, they will appear in the Rank Manager.

I have an old rank, can I switch to a new one?

Yes. To switch your rank please use the Rank Manager.

I have a new rank, can I switch to an old one?

If you're eligible for legacy ranks, you can switch between new and old ranks at any time. See the FAQ item above entitled "Why can't I use legacy donation ranks?" for more information about legacy ranks.

If I have an old rank and donate more, what rank will I get?

If you have an old rank and donate more, you will get one of the new ranks. You can, however, use the Rank Manager to switch back to an old rank.

How long does it take to get my rank?

That depends on how you donate. PayPal donations directly to Sythe.org are near instant. Other methods like Western Union and by Mail can take a few days.

Can I be a donation bond holder?

If you'd like to be a donation bond holder, you need to contact Matthew. We are not always accepting new bonds, but you can check. Simply message Matthew explaining that you'd like to start a bond and which payment method you would like to accept on our behalf. If you don't get a response we probably aren't accepting new bonds.

How are bond holders chosen?

There isn't an exact list of requirements for being a bond holder. We generally check things like how long you've been a member, your infractions, if you've been banned, and how active you are in the community.

How does a donation bond work?

A donation bond is pretty simple. Here's how bonds usually work:

  1. You send us a payment to establish a bond balance.
  2. You accept donations from users using whatever payment method you like.
  3. As users donate to you, you log their payments in our donations system and the amount is deducted from your bond balance.

What happens if I'm inactive?

If you're inactive for an extended period of time your bond might be disabled. Bonds are an important service to our users and need to be available. So, if your bond service isn't responsive, we will remove yours to make room for someone else. If you have credit left, we'll message you asking if you want it applied to your account or to someone else's.

Can I charge a fee for my bond service?

Yes, you can. It's up to you how to structure and operate your bond. However, you must make your terms (including any fees) clear to users on your bond thread. For example, you may want to list your fee (assuming it's a flat fee) or list some example donation amounts and their costs.

What happens if I get banned?

If you get banned, your bond will be disabled. If you have any credit left, it will be applied to your account so your bond has a $0 balance.

Can my bond have a negative balance?

For the most part, no. Some bonds which have been established for a while and have proven to be reliable may be given a tolerance. This means that the bond can log more donations than it has credit for, meaning the bond balance will be negative. However, you are responsible for bringing the balance back to or above $0.

How do I close my bond?

To request your bond be closed, please message Matthew. If you have credit left, let him know if you want it applied to your account or someone else's.

I have credit left, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately no. We do not allow refunds for donations or bond payments. If you have credit left, you can apply it to your own account or give it away to others.

What's the difference between ranks and MiniRanks?

Ranks are full size rank icons which generally appear near your name. These ranks are made up of three icons with text above them. Ranks can be for staff, donors, official position holders, or just for fun. MiniRanks are small ranks made up of one icon with no text. These ranks appear near your user information and can either be awarded by an admin or earned by meeting certain criteria.

I should have a specific MiniRank, why don't I?

Are you sure you should have it? Many automated MiniRanks require you to maintain certain amounts of activity to keep them. If you lost a rank, you probably did not maintain the required amount of activity.

What MiniRanks are available?

Click here to visit the MiniRank directory.

I know I posted enough for a specific MiniRank, why don't I have it?

MiniRank Automation scripts run once per day. These scripts update MiniRanks for every user and add/remove MiniRanks as necessary. You may have earned a MiniRank but you will need to wait for the script to run before it will be awarded.

Do subforums count for MiniRank post quotas?

Yes and no. In some sections, subforums also count towards MiniRank post quotas. In others, they do not.

What does it mean if a MiniRank is stackable?

This means you can have more than one of that MiniRank. So, if you have three of a stackable MiniRank, you could trade one to another user and have two left (assuming the MiniRank is also tradeable).

What's a Prizebox?

Think of Prizeboxes like a party popper. Each Prizebox can contain a whole bunch of different MiniRanks. When you redeem a Prizebox, you'll get one of the MiniRanks it contains.

How do I get a Prizebox?

That depends on the type of Prizebox. We have different types of Prizeboxes which are earned in different ways. We award generic Sythe Prizeboxes for higher level donors.

How do I get a generic Sythe Prizebox by donating?

To get a generic Sythe Prizebox, you must be a $100+ donor and then donate an additional $50 or more. You'll get a Sythe Prizebox for every additional $50 you donate. So, if you're a $100 donor and donate $100, you'll get two Sythe Prizeboxes! Please note that the additional $50 must be in the form of a $50+ donation. If you donate $30 and then $20, you will not get a Sythe Prizebox.

How do I redeem a Prizebox?

Simple visit the Prizeboxes page in the Perks section here.

Can I sell/trade Prizeboxes?

Yup! Prizeboxes are actually tradeable MiniRanks and behave as such. Visit the MiniRank Trading section to trade them.

How do I know a roll was fair?

Simple, you can use this utility to check the computations behind a roll. The post ID can be found by hovering over the post's date/time permalink. The dice index is the roll number. As in, if the post only contains one roll, the index is 1. If you want to verify the third roll in a post, the index is 3.

What are the past and future precommitment values?

This is a SHA256 hash of the seed used by the server to generate dicing results. Values for the past 20 minutes and 20 minutes into the future are listed here.

Time Type Value
Sun Apr 14 02:00:00 2024 Past 3fe0652f058876a62dcf64c515d1b41eaac7da2101385d3191bbac2d5c3b798a
Sun Apr 14 02:05:00 2024 Past 8484e006f68dfddef64270bf1b34ed20246ac04f18420bbbc21ede743dadbbf2
Sun Apr 14 02:10:00 2024 Past f3f0e9defbad122674f84865d5ad584d6aca296aa4f6de2dfd495b0ae39415e4
Sun Apr 14 02:15:00 2024 Past 15bd383f17d71a6bdcf78a1a6b882addfa030930b96ed71f856ea74acfc58c59
Sun Apr 14 02:20:00 2024 Past e30aec02f7855a797f66622b661deff92686a140d53d2fe4a0f369e2f16c8551
Sun Apr 14 02:25:00 2024 Future 5ff39b8398f693b2bae91cb60b36900fd97f467ee8b222b376b0fdf524e19e6e
Sun Apr 14 02:30:00 2024 Future df1575c22817ddb5e9c8768cdfd2ec5b2978dfbc672e8ca6331d15955c52488d
Sun Apr 14 02:35:00 2024 Future ac46e20b56791afc2493c95ab509cec734187d5c10453e4d6deecd57d5ca418a
Sun Apr 14 02:40:00 2024 Future a1112f1a5e0c85778754a3b715adfb9f8643a6e14cf4223a9e0aef39faf47b43

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