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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do all the coloured names mean?The coloured names indicate the platform 'Alignment' the user has selected in their profile.
Blue - Sony
Green - Microsoft
Red - Nintendo
Orange - PC in comments
White - PC in forums
Grey - Neutral
How do I get Wiki Points?You earn points by contributing to the Wiki:
- Adding images
- Adding new articles
- Making edits
- Changing/adding details
Why the 5 star rating system?See the official explanation on the Help page.
Articles and Posting
Can I copy Wikipedia content directly in to Giant Bomb articles?From the Help page:
"Do not plagiarize content from other sites like Wikipedia. Giant Bomb is a unique resource."
A discussion on this topic is available at 'Giant Bomb and Wikipedia Content'.
Can I use Box Art from other sites on Giant Bomb?The official guidelines on the usage of images are here.
Is swearing OK on Giant Bomb?There are no rules in place on the boards just yet, but expect to see some come together soon.
How do I create a list?To create a list, find the first game you would like to add to your list and click the 'Add to a list' button on the top right.
This will bring up a selection of options for creating a new list, or adding to an old list.
How do I add an image or a video to my forum post?To post an image, click the second button from the right (the little scenery picture) on the toolbar when you're writing your post.
This will bring up the standard Giant Bomb image panel, where you can upload a new image, or pick one from your gallery.
Using the HTML button (far right on the toolbar) - you can add custom images using:
<img src="http://theURLtoyourimage.com" /> (?)
or embed videos. The easiest way to do this is to add the embed code which you can find on the page for any YouTube video in to the box that pops up.
This should work with any other video service which allows embedding. (?)
How do I edit the details in my profile?Login and click your username/avatar on the top menu of the Giant Bomb page and click 'Edit My Profile' on the top right.
This will bring up an area to edit all the details in your profile. Note the tabs which allow you to change various other preferences.
How do I edit my user icon/avatar?Firstly, follow the steps in the above question and click on the 'Set Icon' tab (Alternatively, simply click 'Change Icon' on your profile page).
This will bring you to a page with your current user icon - click on it and a box will pop up allowing you to upload a new image or use an image you have previously uploaded.
If you are having problems clicking your icon, try using Internet Explorer as this renders a box if there is an error displaying an image - you can click on this instead.
If you are having problems uploading - read the question below.
I'm trying to add a new user icon, but I'm getting a 'Image Too Small' error?This is a problem with the image upload system at the moment.
The minimum upload size is 150x150 - but your forum avatars will be downscaled to 75x75.
Can I add a signature to my forum posts?The forum does not currently (if ever) support signatures.
Are hamburgers sandwiches?Yes. Err... No... Perhaps. Sometimes. Half and half.
I'd like confirmation/correction if possible on the points marked with (?)Thanks to:
Questions: MichaelBach Peewi RebelLoyalist Jordan23
Note: I'm not a member of the Giant Bomb staff - just trying to help out!
I will update this thread as new questions arise. Please feel free to ask questions, or add new answers in replies to this topic.