What are Points? Points are virtual currency that can be used on the site for things such as donate them to another user, buy virtual gifts for users and other things, such as purchase a glow color for your username.
How do I get points?
Post! It's as simple as that, for each post you get points. The Social Lounges like the Cat Lounge give you 5 points and the Fur Pictures give you 1. The forums asking for help are 7 . Please, let's keep to the usual post quality - keep your posts relevant and to the point (no pun intended)
What is the bank? Just like a bank where you keep your money, the Bank holds your points for you. You earn a nominal interest rate on points kept in the bank. If you want to spend or donate your points you will need to transfer your points out of the bank. Click here for instructions.
What are the little icons under people's points?
Gifts are little icons that you can give to any user including yourself. Use gifts to brighten someone's day, show gratitude, congratulate someone, or just be a little silly. Click here for instructions on purchasing a gift.
Awareness ribbons can only be purchased for yourself and show your support for many causes. Click here for instructions on purchasing a ribbon.
What do gifts and ribbons cost? You can see the price of the gifts and ribbons when you select "Shop Main" from the "Shop Menu", then click on the "Misc Options" button. Note: Paying members get a discount on gifts and ribbons.
When I click on give gifts, it says the item you are trying to purchase is out of stock?? This doesn't happen often, but there is a limited amount of gifts available and sometimes everyone is giving gifts. Try again a little later and it should be restocked. Gifts are replenished about every 5 minutes.
Several very kind friends have given me gifts. I'd like to send all of them a at one time.
You can only give one gift at a time, as the shop is set to prevent "flooding". Once you give one gift, you're prevented from giving another for about two minutes. The shop sells out quickly at certain times of the day, so you may only be able to give two or three gifts during one sitting.
I've given a couple of gifts and in the message I say something like 'From Zoey & Saki'. When I'm done and go to see the gift I gave, it comes out 'From Zoey & ; Saki' Any idea why or how to fix that? This is a quirk of the system and probably won't be fixed due to lack of support for VBPlaza (the software for the Shop). The only way to avoid the problem is to avoid special characters like ampersands (&), question marks (?), quotes (" or ').
I only see 20 gifts appearing on a user's post. Can that number be changed? 20 is the limit and cannot be changed. You can view other gifts by looking at the user's profile.
Is there a way to see what I've given other people? Select history from the Shop Menu. You will see a listing there.
Do the gifts show up immediately or do they have to be "accepted" first? They show up right away. The recipients receive a PM to notify them of the gift.
Everyone is so nice giving me gifts but I don't have enough points to give them a gift.Most people give gifts to make you feel welcome and expect nothing in return. Instead pay it forward by giving a gift to someone new when you get enough points.
If we don't want to participate in this whole point system is there any opt out option or do we just not worry about it? There isn't a way to opt out. Your points will accrue as you post. Some people will donate their points to others who like to send a lot of gifts, especially new members.
What is the Lottery and Thief? These options are turned off and we don't use them.
What else can I do with points?
The following options are available to paying member. Note: if you have turned off the ability to view Avatars and Signatures, you will not see any of these enhancements.
User Title Options
- Font Type
- Font Color
Thread Options - From the Shop Menu, select Shop Main and find the "Thread Options" button.