|» Why do some users have special characters, backgrounds, or names on their avatars?|
|The users that you see with special characters, backgrounds, or with their names on their avatars are members of the ACC staff. Staff members get special avatars as a thank you for the extra responsibility they take on around the site. The Scouts have a special set of backgrounds and characters that are available for them to use that no other members can use. The Mods and Admins each have their own custom-made avatar with their username.|
|» I can't seem to log in to ACC. Whenever I sign in with my name and password, it just sends me back to the Home page. What do I need to do to log in?|
The first thing you could try is deleting the cookies on your computer. This will make room for the login cookie ACC is trying to store on your computer. Check below for the most used web browsers and how to delete cookies in each of them.
To delete cookies:
In Internet Explorer 8.0 & 9.0, click Tools-->Internet Options, then click the 'Delete...' button under the Browsing history area, and click Delete.
In Opera 10.60, click Menu-->Settings->Preferences, then "detailed option" to find the checkbox to delete cookies.
In Safari 5.0, click on the Action menu-->Preferences-->Security tab-->Show Cookies, select the cookies to remove and click Remove, or click Remove All. (The Action menu is the button that looks like a gear near the top right edge.)
In Google Chrome 5.0, Click the wrench under the close button --> then Options --> Advanced tab --> Content Settings button --> Cookies tab --> Delete cookies.
Also, check to be sure that your web browser is allowing cookies from Animal Crossing Community.
In Internet Explorer 8.0 & 9.0, click Tools-->Internet Options-->Privacy tab-->on Sites, write in 'animalcrossingcommunity.com', and set it to allow cookies by clicking 'Allow'.
In Opera 10.60, type CTRL + F12-->Advanced tab-->Cookies, and make sure that the 'Accept cookies' radio button is chosen.
In Safari 5.0, click on Action-->Preferences-->Security tab. In the 'Accept cookies' area, make sure that the button besides 'Only from sites I visit' is checked.
In Google Chrome 5.0, Click the wrench under the close button --> then Options --> Advanced tab --> Content Settings button --> Cookies tab, select the recommended setting and then OK all the Windows.
If you are using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3, you can manage cookies by clicking on Tools-->Options-->Privacy.
After doing this, you may need to reboot your computer in order to succesfully log in.
If you still can't log in after deleting the cookies and restarting your computer, DO NOT create another account - please contact the Moderators and let them know that you are unable to log in to ACC by sending an email to email@example.com.
|» What are ACC Donations?|
|ACC Donations info can be found here.|
|» If I change my default ACC character, will I still receive alerts or private messages sent to my first character?|
|ACC doesn't distinguish a member by their characters, but by their username. So, even though you change your default character in the My Characters section, you'll still get your private messages and trades. Also, erasing your characters won't affect this at all.|
|» I keep getting a private thread or trade message alert even though I already looked at the thread. How do I make the alert go away? |
|If the thread has multiple pages, be sure that you go to the page with the last post on it. For trade messages, you might have a message on an old trade. Click the View Trade History button to check your list of old trades and see if there are any messages there. After that, the alert should go away. If it still does not, contact a Moderator and let them know.|
|» I don't see my Buddy List when I log in anymore. What happened to it?|
|You may have accidentally set the Hide Buddy List option on your Profile page to Yes. Be sure it is set to No so your Buddy List will appear when you log in.|
|» What is the Report A Problem button for?|
|Clicking this button opens up red alert markers in non-message board areas. Its purpose is to send in a rule violation report (User Ticket) or question on a profile, pattern or other non-message board area of ACC. An ACC Moderator will then review and process the User Ticket. ACC Moderators mainly make sure that the Site Rules are obeyed, so if you think there's a pattern, profile, town tune, etc. that disobeys the rules, you can send in a report. |
To report individual message board posts or entire threads, please click on the red alert marker "!" on that post on the right side across from the person's username.
|» I worked for a long time on a pattern with the Pattern Maker, but when I tried to submit it, I got logged out. |
|If ACC Automatically Logs You Out while you are working on the pattern, you will lose all your work on the pattern! So, if the pattern you are working on takes a long time, you need to occasionally click Submit Pattern so that it saves the pattern. You can then go back to working on the pattern by clicking My Patterns and choosing Edit Pattern.|
|» Which websites can't we link to, and why?|
|In addition to the site rule of not posting links to or names of other sites with offensive content, the following types of websites are also not allowed to be linked to:|
- Screamer Links.
- Alt + F4 Links.
- Ctrl + W Links.
- Logout Links.
- Annoyance links such as websites like the Most Annoying Webpage.
|» Why is [INSERT WORD] a banned word?|
|Words are added to the language filter on an as-needed basis. Some people find certain words offensive and these are added to the filter in an effort to block out those words.|
All words that have been added to the filter have been added for a reason; bypassing the filter is against our rules. If you don't understand why something is in the filter, you may PT a moderator and ask POLITELY, but do not gripe about it on the public boards and do not bypass the filter simply because you disagree with the word being filtered.
The only exception to bypassing the language filter would be in cases where a banned word has an acceptable, family friendly use or is part of a larger word that is not a filtered word.
Please note that not all words or phrases that are inappropriate, are in the language filter. It would be impossible for us to add every single word that can be used in an offensive context. We therefore ask that you use your common sense when posting on our boards - if you wouldn't say a word or phrase to a young child or your parents, you should assume it is also not appropriate to use on this website.
|» How do I play in my town?|
|Animal Crossing Community is not an online game. It is a site where you can chat about Animal Crossing, trade items with others who have the game, create patterns, exchange friend codes, and much more. |
In order to play Animal Crossing, you must own Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk (Let's go to the City) or Animal Crossing: New Leaf, along with the corresponding games system.
|» Why was my thread locked?|
|Sometimes, the Moderators will decide that a thread should be locked. The In most cases, the staff member that locked your thread will post why the thread was locked, either as the last post in the thread or as a moderator edit in the very first post.|
If you are still unsure, you may PT a moderator and POLITELY ask why it was locked. Remember that you should not recreate a thread that was locked by a moderator without first finding out why it was locked, and whether it is okay to be recreated.
|» My account has been banned, what can I do?|
|You should have received an e-mail regarding why you were banned from our site. If the notification e-mail was not detailed enough or you didn't receive it (often due to spam settings on your e-mail account), you may e-mail site support at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further. Do not create another account to ask on the boards or in PTs. A person's account status is not open for public discussion or debate.|
|» I suspect someone may have guessed my password, what should I do?|
|The first thing you need to do is change your password. Then, you may report your profile and let the Moderators know.|
Keep in mind that, as per our rules, you are responsible for what happens on your account. If you live in a household with others who might try to get onto your account, make sure that you always log out of the site by clicking the X button in the upper right hand corner of the site when you leave.
You should change your password often. The best passwords are those that have a combination of letters (both capital and lowercase) and numbers, because they are the hardest to guess. You shouldn't use things like your birthdate or your name.
If someone gains access to your account and breaks the rules, you are still held responsible, so it is important to make sure that no one can guess your password or access your account.
|» How do I change my username?|
|At this time we currently only offer username changes in very specific cases that are at the discretion of the ACC Modmin Team. In the future, we do plan to offer username changes to all users with the release of ACC 2.0. Until this system has been coded and implemented, username changes can be requested by clicking the "Report a Problem" button from your profile. Please include why you want to change your username as well as what username you would like it changed to. The Modmin Team will then evaluate the situation and let you know whether your request has been accepted or denied. The cases where a username change will be permitted have been listed below. |
Section 1: Usernames Containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
A username with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is defined based on the information included in the username, including cases such as:
Once the user has sent a request, it will be at the discretion of the Modmin Team to evaluate the case and determine if it meets the criteria for a username change under this policy. When this case applies, the full username is allowed to be changed to any new username within the ACC rules on usernames. If a username change is accepted, additional requests for username changes will only be granted under special circumstances by the ACC Modmin Team. Please think very carefully about what you desire the username change to be before contacting the staff.
- Last name.
- Phone numbers.
- Address numbers.
- Other situations evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A final exception to this case is any username that violates the site rules. In this case, the user may recognize the violation or may be contacted via the Modmin Team regarding the situation.
Section 2: Usernames Containing a Personal / Changed Name
Until our future system is implemented, we will also accept username change requests from a user with a personal name or nickname in their username that has been changed and/or they no longer feel comfortable using. We ask that you please explain the context of why you would like this name removed before your case is evaluated.
In this case, the name within the account username can be altered to another name of your choosing, or any other text that is within ACCs rules. For example Bob123 to Carol123, or DogLover123.
To maintain ease of community recognition and account records, other portions of the username are currently not permitted to be changed. Any cases involving last names will be eligible for a change under Section 1.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy please reach out to an ACC Moderator.
|» How do I terminate my account?|
|We do not 'delete' or 'terminate' accounts on ACC. If you no longer wish to use the site, you may delete all personal information from your profile and then stop logging in. That way, should you wish to return in future, your account will still be available for your use.|
Please keep in mind that creating more than one account is not permitted.
|» How do I delete my town?|
|First, go to the "My Characters" page and remove all characters currently listed in that town. Next go to the "My Towns" page and click on the "Info" link on the town that you want to delete. You will see a "Delete Town" button. Click on that to delete your town. Keep in mind that this is permanent and cannot be undone.|
|» I saw an inappropriate Google ad on one of the pages. What do I do?|
|If you see an inappropriate advertisement, please use this link to report it to us. Please include the full URL of the ad. This is the link that would take you to that page. DO NOT follow the link yourself. |
You can copy this link by right-clicking on the advertisement and selecting 'Properties' from the list of options. This will display the link's properties sheet. On this sheet, the full URL or Address is listed. Copy this information and paste it into your message to us.
Simply reporting the page on which the ad appeared will not be sufficient. Ads change for each user so we will not be able to see the ad in question if you only report the thread or post on which the ad appeared.
Note: This will not work for the 'Flash' Player ads. To report these, be as descriptive and detailed as possible.
|» Why was part of my profile removed?|
|Each person's profile is still a part of ACC and must follow ACC's Site Rules. |
Members are permitted to express their political and religious views in their "Other Stuff About Me" section, provided any religious or political statements are respectful and do not demean the beliefs or views of others. This privilege is meant to be used only to express your beliefs and not to attack other religions. If you use your profile to troll, flame, demean or attack another person's beliefs (religious, political, etc.) then you will receive a notification and that content will be removed.
Members of the LGBT community are permitted to make discrete mention of their sexual preference in their profile, provided any statements are non-explicit. Something along the lines of "I am LGBT, and would like to wifi with other LGBT members" would be permitted.
|» How do I lock a thread or PT (Private Thread)?|
|If you are the thread creator, hit Post Reply to start a new post. Next to the topic bar where the title is written, you will see an option "Lock Thread". Check the box next to it, and then hit the Submit button to make your post/lock the thread. Do not worry if you just put *locking* as the post; this will not count as spam.|
Please do not delete the thread title when locking your thread; it makes it difficult to determine whether the thread is locked, and other members could mistake your thread/post as spam and report it.
|» What can I do on ACC?|
|There are plenty of things for you to do on the site!|
- Check out the main Forums, where you can talk about a huge variety of stuff. Animal Crossing, Video Games, or anything else that is listed. Be sure to look under the Board name, so you know what each board is for. Just so you know, you can also create new threads by clicking "Create Thread" near the top of the board you're browsing.
- Meet new friends, and introduce yourself by visiting the Getting Started board.
- Set up your town/character/catalog on the site so that it matches what you have on your AC game. This way you can show off your game to everybody. It also allows others to see how your in-game town is.
- Exchange friend codes with other members. DO NOT POST FRIEND CODES DIRECTLY ON THE FORUMS; USE THE FRIEND REQUEST TOOL!
- Visit the Giveaways Board to get free items for the Animal Crossing games.
- Create your own patterns with the Pattern Maker, and share them with everybody.
- Create your own town tunes and share them with everybody.
- Talk about your interests besides Animal Crossing on the Off Topic Boards.
- Have fun through PTs (Private Threads), chat with your friends, etc
|» What do the various icons next to a title mean (sticky, locked thread, flagged)?|
|Usually, these stickies are rules, or common topics that the mods decided to make one whole sticky for. Only Moderators are able to sticky threads.|
The Lock icon means the thread is "Sticky-Locked". Simply put, it's a sticky that no one can post on. These threads tend to have specific Board Rules and other important information that apply to that board, so be sure to read any such threads before posting.
All the Flags on the left of each thread, when clicked, copy that thread into your "My Flagged Threads" category. This allows you easy access of this thread you have wanted to keep an eye on.
Every time a thread thread you have flagged has a new post, a notification will appear: "New Flgd. Threads". When you create a thread, it will automatically be flagged if you have this option selected in your profile (to change it, go to "My Profile" and select "Edit"). You may also have it set to where any thread you reply to is automatically flagged.
Any thread that has a solid line through it means it's locked, preventing any more posts from being made. Only a creator (the person who made the thread) can lock their own thread. Moderators can lock any thread. This is usually done when either it exceeds 1000 posts (threads over 1000 posts put a strain on ACC's server), or if a question has been answered. Additionally, if a rule violation has occurred, the thread is typically locked by a moderator. *To lock a thread, click the little lock box above the emotes after clicking "Post reply", then submit your post.
|» Why can't I post on the boards (New Member Restrictions)?|
|New Member restrictions were put into place to prevent spam accounts from spamming the boards.|
Restrictions are as follows:
Signup - 24 hours: Read Only status on public boards
24 hours - 1 week: 2 threads and 10 posts per day (public boards only)
1 week - 2 weeks: 10 threads and 20 posts per day (public boards only)
|» Where is the adoption page?|
|The adoption page can be found here. Only new members (those two weeks old or younger) can see what is on this page; other members don't have access to this. The Adoption page is for those new members looking for help to get adopted by a Scout.|
If you need help, but your account is older than two weeks, please feel free to send a message to one of our Scouts - they are here to help all members, both new and old.
|» My account was banned, but I do not agree with that decision. What can I do?|
|If you disagree with the Moderators' decision to ban your account, whether it was a temporary or permanent ban, please send an e-mail to the Site Support address (email@example.com). ACC Moderators will review your email and respond to you in due course. The Site Administrators may answer if they are needed to be involved. Please try to remember that Moderators and Administrators aim to be fair and impartial. They will explain to you why your account was banned in as much detail as the Site Rules and privacy policies allow.|
There is one exception to the above: if you are a compulsive rule-breaker, have created many duplicate accounts, and/or have been involved in any kind of seeding, bricking or town destroying activities, we will not email you when we ban your account(s), or reply to any emails you send us.
Occasionally, an account will get banned in error. In such cases the account will be unbanned when the mistake is discovered.
|» What if I don't agree with a certain rule?|
|The Site Rules are continuously under review, and get updated on a regular basis so that they stay relevant. There may be rules that you do not agree with, but there are good reasons for each and every Site Rule. If you would like an explanation about any of the rules, you are welcome to send a PT to one of the Moderators to ask for clarification. |
|» Is there such thing as Overuse of Markup in a profile or signature?|
|No, there isn't. You may use as much markup in profiles and signatures as you wish.|
|» What is Anicro (Pattern Related)?|
|Anicro is a program that an ex-staff member made years ago, and gives people the ability to take images, convert them into pattern form and directly upload them to ACC, all with a couple a clicks.|
Some people put "(Anicro)" or even "(Freehand)" in their pattern name to inform others of how they did it.
|» What do all the abbreviations and terms on ACC mean?|
|ACC: Animal Crossing Community|
AC:GC: The first Animal Crossing game, entitled "Animal Crossing" and sometimes known as "Animal Crossing: Population Growing". It is played on the Nintendo GameCube.
AC:CF: The third AC game. "City Folk" or "Let's Go to the City" as it is known in the UK, Europe, and some other countries, is played on the Nintendo Wii. AC:CF has the ability to connect with other players via WiFi.
AC:LGTTC: See: AC:CF.
AC:NL: "Animal Crossing New Leaf", the fourth and latest Animal Crossing game. This game is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. New Leaf has the ability to connect with other players via WiFi.
AC:WW: The second AC game, "Animal Crossing: Wild World", is played on the Nintendo DS. AC:WW has the ability to connect with other users via WiFi Connection.
Admin: The highest-ranked staff on the website, in charge of everything.
Action Replay/AR: A cheating device that helps you hack on the Nintendo DS.
Advert: A feature on the side of your post and on the top of ACC that advertises a product that may be useful to you. They are often referred to 'Ads' or 'Ad'.
Anicro: A program where you can convert any picture into a pattern on for example, but not limited to, ACC. The full name of the program is called Anicro Desapro, which stands for Animal Crossing Design Aid Program.
Avatars: The pictures next to a user's post on ACC. There are hundreds of selectable avatars on ACC. ACC Staff members get to choose out of a special selection or make their own.
Ban: When you are temporarily or permanently disallowed access to ACC. If you are banned, you will be contacted via the email address currently set up in your account.
BT/Buddy Thread: A PT with a member's buddies, for chatting about whatever they want to chat about.
DLC: Abbreviation for 'Downloadable Content' received from Nintendo via WiiConnect24.
Doubutsu no Mori: The Japanese version of Animal Crossing.
Emote: Little faces that you can add to your post. Example:
Fanfic: A shortened version of the word "fan fiction". A fanfic is a story written by fans of the original work. Many fanfics on ACC have an Animal Crossing setting, Animal Crossing characters, etc.
FC: Abbreviation for 'Friend Code'.
FCR/Friend Code Request: To request a user's friend code for a Nintendo WiFi game.
Flag/Flagging: Setting the thread so you get alerts when there are new posts.
GameCube: A discontinued Nintendo console, which "Animal Crossing: Population Growing" (commonly referred to as AC:GC) runs on. Abbreviated "GC".
GG: Abbreviation for 'Grownup Gamers'
Giveaway: A thread where people offer items for the Animal Crossing games for free.
Green and yellow flashing light: Indicates the user has just logged on.
Green Circle: Indicates that the user is online.
Hacking: Cheating to do a lot of different things to your Animal Crossing game.
HDLC: Abbreviation for 'Hacked Downloadable Content'. HDLC is NOT official Nintendo released content, and is not condoned by ACC.
Hit and give: A Forum Game where members "hit a" choice (take a point away from them), and "give to" a choice (add 1 point on to their score). The choice with the most points in the end wins.
Homebrew: Software not authorized by Nintendo that people install on their Nintendo Wii to achieve things not possible with normal firmware.
Honorary Citizens: Members who have donated at least $5 to Animal Crossing Community. They have a star next to their name and have various perks until exactly 1 year after the donation date.
IP Address: An Internet Protocol, which is assigned to devices participating in a computer network utilizing the Internet.
Jader201: The creator and original owner of Animal Crossing Community. He is often called "Jader" for short.
Keyboard art/profile art: Art which is made from typing numbers, letters or punctuation to make pictures to put on your profile.
Links: Text that if you click brings you to a different web page.
Markup: Anything that makes your text different to the normal text, for example bold, italic, color
Moderator: Staff members who moderate the site, enforcing the Site Rules and making sure that ACC remains a fun and family-friendly place for all.
Modmin: A term to refer to both administrators and moderators.
New Member: A member who has been a member for less than 2 weeks. They get a symbol next to their name, are able to be "adopted" by a scout (see scout for more information about being adopted), and some giveaways offer a "new member promo pack" for them.
Nintendo 3DS: The fourth generation of the Nintendo DS handheld line, which Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wild World can run on.
Nintendo DS: The first generation of the Nintendo DS handheld line, which Animal Crossing: Wild World can run on.
Nintendo DS Lite: The second generation of the Nintendo DS handheld line, which Animal Crossing: Wild World can run on.
Nintendo DSi: The third generation of the Nintendo DS handheld line, in which Animal Crossing: Wild World can run on.
noob: A derogatory term used to refer to someone who is new.
Notification: A message from the Moderators that lets you know you have broken a site rule.
Orange Star: Given to those who have donated money to ACC. They disappear one year after the money has been donated.
Permaban: A permanent ban from ACC. Members who are permanently banned are not allowed access to ACC ever again, under any user name.
Profile: An area of the site where you can put information about yourself for other members to read. You see somebody's profile when you click on their user name.
PT: A Private Thread, otherwise known as a Private Message (PM).
Quote: Something that another user said.
Replies: Replies are posted on threads in response to the original first post.
Scout: A member of Staff who helps new members. They "adopt" new members, and answer their questions.
Seeding: A type of hacking that involves dropping a 'seed' in someone else's town - an item which damages your game and makes you unable to play.
Signature: A feature where you can put an ending to your post on ACC. If you donate at least $5 or more, you are able to use markup in your signature.
Site Suggestions Board: Where a member of ACC can suggest ideas for the website.
Site Support Board: Where members of ACC can ask questions about the website and gain help.
Spam: Posts or threads that do not encourage useful discussion and/or have unrelated content to that Board or Topic. Also, threads or posts that are disruptive and/or offensive.
Staff: The people who work on the Site - Admins, Moderators, Scouts, Researchers and Developers. ACC Staff are all volunteers and do not get paid for their time and effort.
Trade: Exchanging items through the AC:GC Trade Post, or over WiFi Connection.
Underlined Text: Text that has a line under it. Example UNDERLINED TEXT
UT: A User Ticket. When you report a user for violating the Site Rules, a User Ticket is generated and set to the Moderators for review.
UL/User Log: A log of your notifications and the place where you can post to the Moderators if you have any questions about a notification.
Wii: A Nintendo console, which Animal Crossing: City Folk/Let's Go to the City runs on.
Yellow circle: Indicates that a user is online, but have not been active for 5 minutes and over.
Yellow Star: A yellow star placed on the right-hand side of a member's post. They are given to members who were around in the beginning of ACC to donate for the new server. It is left there forever, to honor their help.
|» What are Giveaways and how do they work?|
|Giveaways can be mostly found here. They are organizations set up to give away certain items (and sometimes services) to people, usually free of charge.|
To order from one, simply post on the thread stating what you want. Make sure to read the first post of the thread, as it usually states what you can and can't order.
|» I submitted a User Ticket and it was marked as fulfilled, but action has not been taken. What should I do?|
|Double check to make sure that the UT was not marked as 'declined'. Sometimes a ticket is marked as fulfilled when it really should have been declined, and sometimes the moderator simply forgets to remove the offending content. Remember, moderators are people too and mistakes can happen. If you're sure that the ticket was fulfilled and that action has not been taken, simply respond to the ticket and mention that nothing has been done. A moderator will look at the issue again and remove the offending content if necessary.|
|» I created a PT, but I can't find it in my inbox. What do I do?|
|This is a known issue that usually occurs when more than 100 members are added to a PT at once. Just send a PT to any moderator, and ask to be added to the PT. Please be patient, as moderators receive many PTs and may be attending to other issues.|
|» I would like to change my birthday because it is incorrect/incomplete. What should I do?|
|On your profile page, click the "Report a Problem" button in the top right corner. Click the red '!' next to your birthday, and explain why your birthday needs to be changed. A moderator will respond to your request within a few days.|
|» Can my family member create an account on ACC using the same email used on my account?|
|No, they may not. Each account on ACC must use a different e-mail address, for security reasons. Matters regarding one account may get mixed up with the other account if ACC contacts you via e-mail. If you try to create an account with an e-mail address that is already used, it will most likely be denied.|
|» Can a family member also have an account on ACC when we use the same computer?|
|Yes. Family members can have their own account, but you have to make sure to exercise a little more security as anything that gets posted with your account will be considered as if it came from you. We suggest making sure that no one knows your password except you and when you are done visiting ACC for the session, that you use the log-out button in the top right corner of the page. It is also recommended that you turn off password saving on the web browser you are using.|
|» How can I block users?|
|There is no way to block users on ACC. If a user is continuously sending you PTs, first tell them to stop, then remove from all of their threads. If the same user sends you a PT again, report them using the report a problem tool under the rule 1.12 Harassing Others.|
|» Why is there a problem with this ad?|
|Sometimes ads do not show up right and appear as text. This is out of ACC's control and is a problem with Google ads. Additionally, antivirus programs sometimes think an ACC ad is a virus. There are usually no viruses in ACC's ads, but post a thread on the site support board about the ad to make sure. If it is a virus, the staff can block it to make sure you (or anyone else) will not see it again.|
|» Why am I getting logged out?|
|Many members have checked the "log me out after 30 minutes" button in their profile, meaning if they are inactive for a half hour they will be logged off. If you do not have that checked, try clearing your cookies.|
|» How do I make my text have color? How do you get markup in your signature?|
|Use this guide for markup help.|
Markup in signatures is a perk for people who have donated $5 or more to ACC. If you have donated $5 or more, just use regular markup codes and it will show up in color (or whatever markup you used).
|» Why do perks last for 1 year?|
|Donations are donations, not purchasing perks. ACC gives you the perks to thank you and are not intended for people to purchase perks.|
|» Why does a username have a space?|
|When ACC started, spaces were allowed in usernames but we have since stopped allowing them. Members who included spaces still have the spaces in their usernames though.|
|» How do I unlock a thread?|
|A thread can only be unlocked by a modmin before the thread has been archived.|
|» What happened to the emotes? They were different yesterday.|
|On special days and events, like ACC's Birthday, Christmas, or even on PI Day (March 14; 3.14), emotes, and sometimes the banner on the homepage, will change to celebrate the event.|
|» Why did my diary go away?|
|If you have changed or deleted your default character, the diary entries may disappear from your view.|
|» Will my notifications ever go away?|
|The only way for a notification to go away is if an admin deletes it. Otherwise, they are there forever.|
|» How do I make a pro pattern on ACC? (AC:CF)|
|At the moment, we do not have this feature. For now, use separate patterns to represent the sleeves, front and back of the pattern.|
|» How do I stop getting so many giveaway PTs?|
|Add your name to our DNCL (Do Not Contact List), found on the Giveaway Board (it's a sticky thread).|
|» How do I use the Trading Post?|
|Here's how you trade:|
Okay, here's a scenario. I want to trade with you and I'm going to give you an orange and you're going to give me a peach. We set up a trade online for those items. (by the way, codes are only allowed in a trade on the trading post, not in threads, and no Universal Codes [UCs] are allowed. I'll explain UCs in a sec)
1. I go to Tom Nook with my orange in my pocket (it can't be in a letter because you cant take things out of letters once you start talking to Tom) and I say to Tom Nook: Other Things followed by: Hear Code.
2. I type in your town name and your player's name when prompted.
[Please see Other Notes below for more information about names]
3. After that, I select the orange to give you.
4. Then the game generates a code that will give a person with your name and town name an orange. This code is 28 characters long, quite annoying.
5. Then I go online and enter the code for you.
6. You do all those other things too for me and input my code online.
7. I copy down the code you gave me and I go to Nook and say: Other things and then Say code.
8. I enter the code and I get my peach.
If the code I gave you works, then you go online and hit the button that says Code Worked. If it didn't work you hit Code Failed and I have to get you a new code. When we are both done and have received our items, the option to leave feedback appears.
Please see the thread "Non tradeable items" on the AC:GC Trading Board.
When you are creating your town and character here on ACC, it is important to make sure that you enter both names exactly as they appear on your Game Cube game - this included capital letters and spaces, as well as any symbols you might have added. If you do not insert them right, when people try and enter your names to get your codes, the codes will not work for your character.
There is a glitch in Animal Crossing where, if you use the backspace while you are entering your character's name for the first time on the train, it will add a space to the beginning of you name. Make certain that if there is a space in front of your character's name on AC that there is a space in front of the name on ACC as well.
When you confirm a code by clicking "code worked", the code disappears from the website. It's a good idea to write them down if you'll want to use them again. You can use codes over and over again, which is helpful when youre trying to plant foreign fruit in your town.
You can use 3 codes at Nooks each time you play the game. If you want to use more codes for items, you need to save and quit and re-enter the game and then go back to Nooks store.
When you order an item from Nook for a trade he has to mail it to you. If you exit the game and return, it will be in your mailbox when you get back. The same goes for traveling, the present will be there when you return from your trip.
A UC is a code that will work for any player in any town, unlike the regular legitimate codes that only work for one person. Some people consider the use of UCs to be cheating. If you want to use UCs then you will have to find another site to get them, and there are many to choose from. They aren't allowed on this site because it undermines the awesome trading system we have. The only UCs avaliable on the site are the ones at the top of the AC Game Board for otherwise unattainable items.
|» Can I just make a trade using the Trading Forum instead of trying to learn the Trading Post?|
|No, the Site Rules do not allow trades to be conducted through the Forums. There are plenty of other web sites where you can make a trade through a message board. If you need help learning the Trading Post, be sure to contact an ACC Scout; one of them will be happy to help you get started using the Trading Post!|
|» Is there a limit on the number of Trades I can send using the Trading Post? What about a limit on Trades I can receive?|
|There's only a Trade Limit for trades you receive from others, not trades you send. You set the Maximum Number of Pending Trades on the My Profile page. If you receive a trade past that maximum, the trade is rejected.|
|» How do I rate someone after completing a trade?|
|In Phase 8 of the Trading Post, you can enter a User Feedback Rating for the person you traded with. Just click on the Positive, Neutral, or Negative button, type in comments about the trade experience with that person, and click Submit Feedback.|
|» What do I do if someone rips me off in a trade?|
|The User Feedback Rating for each ACC member lets other members know whether or not someone is an honest and reliable trader. To keep from being ripped off in the first place, try to trade with members who have a high positive user feedback rating.|
If you do get ripped off in a trade, the best thing you can do is to give that person a Negative feedback rating. This will encourage other users to avoid trading with that person.
You can also contact a moderator and explain your situation. Remember though that the moderators only intervene in extreme situations; the negative user feedback rating is the main deterrent for users who seek to cheat people in their trades.
|» When I make a trade, will the person I am trading with be able to see my email address?|
|No, the only place a person can see your email address is on your Profile page, but you can set your Profile so that it doesn't allow a person to see your email there. ACC never gives out the email addresses of its members.|
|» Why do I see 1 pending trade when I have no pending trades?|
|This is a glitch; to have it removed, simply send a PT to a modmin and they will remove it for you.|
|» How do I rate someone after WiFing with them?|
|To rate a member of ACC, just go to My Friend Codes and click on the game you want to rate someone on. Go to the member you want to rate and click on the stars to rate them. (1 star = poor, 5 stars = excellent) After you have rated them with stars, you have the option to type a short message explaining why you gave them that rating. When you are done, remember to scroll down and click Update Ratings.|
|» Someone treated me badly during a WiFi session; what can I/the staff of ACC do about it?|
|The first thing you should do is leave that person a low-star WiFi rating and negative comments (remember that all rules regarding flaming apply to WiFi comments as well, so avoid name calling and other insults). Do not post about it on the boards or in PTs, and do NOT send harassing PTs to the person; this is against our rules.|
If the problems caused were severe, you can submit a complaint against that person but please keep in mind that ACC is not responsible for what happens off-site. You are responsible for getting to know the people that you allow in your town before you meet them in a WiFi session.
|» How do I exchange a Friend Code not in the system?|
|Friend codes not currently in the FCR Tool can be temporarily exchanged through PTs.|
If a game is not currently in the FCR Tool, you can request this game be added by going to the Games to be added to Friend Code Tool thread, and supplying us with the name of the game, the system and format of the friend code.
|» How do I get my friend code (AC:WW & AC:CF)? How can we trade them on ACC?|
|1. To get a friend code, go to your town gate in Animal Crossing and talk to Copper, say "Friend Codes". He will connect to Wi-Fi and give you your very own friend code. Notes: You can see your friend code at any time by going to your friend roster and tapping the key button.|
2. If you want your friends to visit your town, or if you want to visit your friend's town, you will need to swap friend codes. Go to the My Friend Codes page on ACC and click Edit to put in your friend code. Notes: Before you can put in your friend code, you need to set up a character and town on ACC, make sure they have the same names as they do in your game. Do this at the My Towns and My Characters pages.
3. Now that you have typed in your friend code, other members of ACC can see a WiFi symbol in the top right corner of your post, and by your username in your profile. If you see that symbol by someone's post, that means they have a friend code. If you want to request their friend code, click on that symbol. Type a little message about why you are requesting their friend code and then click Send Request. Note: Do not type your friend code into the message, they will see it if they accept your request!
4. If they accept your request, you will be able to see their friend code at the My Friend Codes page. Click My Friend Codes and then click Animal Crossing: Wild World or Animal Crossing: City Folk (whichever game you have). You'll get a list of all the people who have accepted your FCRs. (Friend Code Requests) Go into your Animal Crossing game and get into your friend roster and tap "Register" then tap "Use Code", type in your friend's friend code, their character name and their town name. You'll be able to see all this information at the My Friend Codes page on ACC at any time.
Important Note (AC:WW): The Nintendo WFC ID and the game card are treated as a unit. Because of this, playing your Nintendo DS game card in another Nintendo DS system may override all of your online information saved to the game card, including your own personal Friend Code. Other players with this Friend Code would no longer be able to identify you as an online friend until you provide them with the new Friend Code you would need to generate. We recommend against playing your Nintendo WFC-compatible DS game cards in any one else's Nintendo DS system.
|» What do I need to play over WiFi?|
|A high-speed internet connection (Cable or DSL).|
A wireless router or Nintendo's Wi-Fi USB Connector
However, this applies only to the later consoles such as the 2DS, 3DS, Wii U, and Switch.
WiFi services for the DS, DS Lite, and Wii were discontinued on 20th May 2014. More information on that can be found here: http://www.nintendo.com/.
|» Can I use the same friend code from *INSERT GAME HERE* for every WiFi Game?|
|No. Each game will have a unique code associated with it. The code is specific to the game and the DS/Wii where it's used. This means that if you use the same game with two different DSs/Wiis, each DS/Wii will generate a different friend code. This also means that using another DS to connect wirelessly will overwrite any previous friend code stored on the game disc.|
|» I'm a New Member; can I WiFi with someone trustworthy on my first try?|
|Of course! Check out the "New Member WiFi Club" on the Getting Started board. It's personally run by Scouts.|
|» Someone left a negative rating or harsh comment even though I haven't done anything wrong!|
|You can report the comment, and a moderator will look into the situation. Remember that moderators cannot investigate what happened while you were visiting another player's town. Because of this, you'll need to provide as many details as you can to allow the moderator to understand the situation and take appropriate action.|
|» How do I get the ACC WiFi bar to go away?|
|Go to "My Friend Codes" > Click "Edit" (near the top right corner, across from My DS WiFi Games and Settings) > Uncheck all games under "Menu" (right) that you don't want to see > Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.|
|» How do I become an ACC staff member (Admin/Mod/Dev/Res/Scout)?|
|ACC Staff members are chosen by the Admins when there is a need for more help to maintain the site. There is not a set step-by-step of things to do to become a staff member, but there are certain qualities that the Admins look for. People who are asked to become staff members are members of the site in good standing, who act in ways that demonstrate the true spirit of Animal Crossing Community. Asking to become a staff member will not help your chances of becoming one; show your ACC spirit in your behavior on the site, and if the Admins think you have earned a staff position, they will contact you.|
Each staff position has slightly different responsibilities. The Admins are the owners and managers of the site, and it is only under exceptionally rare circumstances that any additional Admins would be added. The Mods are generally older (in age) and more mature (in personality and behavior) members who know how to communicate clearly with the other members and have a level head in situations of trouble and/or rule breaking. The Developers are well-knowledged in their coding ability. The Researchers gather ideas and content for the site. The Scouts are exceptionally helpful members who go out of their way to make the site boards pleasant for all members and especially new members. Being a member of the ACC staff is far more than a cool avatar and a nifty little icon; it is a position of responsibility that must be earned every day by setting a good example of behavior for all ACC members.
|» How do I nominate someone for a staff position?|
|The process for nominating members for ACC staff positions has changed. Instead of sending PTs directly to the staff, please start sending these using this link.|
Please read the following notes before submitting:
Please be sure to replace the "(enter username here)" text in the topic with the user you are nominating.
Any nominations sent directly to staff members through PTs may be overlooked.
This is not for nominating yourself -- any nominations of yourself will be ignored and deleted.
Also, please be aware that while we appreciate your feedback, you will not receive a response when sending these.
|» What boards can Scouts/Res/Devs/Moderators/Admins see?|
|All members have access to the boards mentioned before it, the only exceptions being the Scout Board, where only the Scouts and Modmins have access to, and the Submissions Holding Board, where only Researchers and Modmins have access to.|
Staff Board - Discussion of staff related things
Staff Community - Chatting among the staff members
Scout Board - Main board for the Scouts, where all Scout-related discussion takes place
My Archived Threads - Archived threads for that staff member
SIC Dashboard - This was recently broken now, so no longer used. Description: "This is the dashboard for monitoring and accessing SIC ideas that have made it past the discussion phase. You are still welcome to continue discussing any ideas found here, but you also now are able to cast your vote on the ides."
They also have a "Scout Huddle" PT for Scout Discussion, with only Scouts and Scout Manager(s) in them.
Researcher Board - Main board for the Researchers, where all discussion on new content takes place (replaced SIC Board)
Bug Reports - "Post any bugs that you discover or receive reports for on this board."
Features Pending - "When an idea is brought to the SIC, it starts here for discussion amongst other SIC and staff members. Once there has been enough discussion to move it to voting, this can be done by having the original creator (or a mod/admin) change the status to Voting Open."
Features Approved - "This is the dashboard for monitoring and accessing SIC ideas that have made it past the discussion phase. You are still welcome to continue discussing any ideas found here, but you also now are able to cast your vote on the ides."
Beta Test Results - "Beta Testers post your questions, suggestions, and site problems here"
Submissions Holding - Nominations for Developers and Researchers are transferred here from the Submissions board (only modmins have access to)
Developer Board - Main board for the Developers, where all coding discussion takes place
Developer Help - Questions about coding are posted here
Submissions Approved - All submissions that are approved go here (although for modmins approvals they go on the Admin Board).
Modmin board - Discussion of modmin related things
Alpha Feedback - Bugs found on the UT/UL pages
Staff Candidates Board - Discussion of new Staff Candidates (if a modmin wants to nominate someone, they post here)
All Public Threads - A board where all public threads are shown
All Private Threads - A board where all private threads are shown
Pending Rules - Use this board to discuss any unclear rules/procedures/processes that we have, so that the team can all come to a consensus and get on the same page regarding these rules/procedures/processes. Any rules that need to be made as public rules need to be moved to the Current Rules board.
Current Rules - This is the board that is used to discuss the current site rules. Each rule has its own thread dedicated to discussing/updating that rule and its severities.
Feature Requests - This board is used to hold discussions for new features, from an administrative point of view.
Accepted SIC Apps - This board is for accepted applications for Site Improvements Committee.
Submissions Queue Board - All submissions (Staff nominations and ad problems) come here
Submissions Denied - Where all denied submissions go.
Hot Threads - All threads that have 1000+ posts.
Moderators and Administrators also have a regular "Chat PT".
Admin board - Not normally used except for moving staff/SIC new member discussion there.
Administrators have a Discussion PT among themselves.
|» What privileges do Staff Members get?|
|All Staff Members get access to the Site Statistics page, where the site's daily Total Posts, Total New Threads, Total New Patterns, Total New Trades, Total New User Characters, Total New Signups, Total New Friend Codes, Total Unique Members, Total Sessions and Total Page Requests are listed, as well as the record total for each.|
All Staff Members also have access to a page called "Staff Guidelines", where the responsibilities and what is expected of us is put.
Scouts have access to the New Member page, where all new members are listed as well as adoptees for each Scout.
Scout Manager(s) (and Administrators) have the ability to reassign Scout adoptees.
Moderators (and Administrators) have access to the UT page, where all UTs are sent in, as well as a Site Support Email page, where the Site Support Emails are sent in.
Administrators (and a few chosen Scouts/SIC Members) have access to the Admin Pages, a set of pages to do various things on ACC. For example:
Event Admin - Updates the Event Calendars for each game
Item Admin - Updates the Catalogs for each game
Character Admin - Updates Character list for each game
Help Admin - Updates the ACC Help Pages
Avatar Admin - Assigns names to new avatars/backgrounds
Poll Admin - Inputs a new poll every week and shows all previous ones w/stats
Rules Admin* - Edits and updates the ACC Rules
Universal Code Admin - Controls the Universal Codes (AC:GC)
Profanity Admin* - All "banned" words that can't be used on ACC
Permission Admin - Update User Type Accesses
IP Ban Admin* - Add IP Bans
User Password Reset Admin* - Reset User Passwords
FC Games Admin - Add FC games to the FC Registry.
* Moderators have access to.
Admins also have the ability to edit the "permissions" in your profile, so that that person, or specific group (like normal, SIC, Scouts, Mods or Admins), has specific abilities, like stickying, admin locking, locking, seeing specific boards, etc.
|» What kind of abilities do Scouts have?|
|Now remember, Scouts are not moderators. So they can't edit posts, move or delete threads, do UTs, or see PTs. They can, however, sticky threads.|
The only thing Scouts handle are adoptions.
|» Why does it take so long for some UTs to be put through?|
|The UTs, for modmins, come up in a big list on a separate page viewable only to them. They can see all UTs that are currently being sorted (usually in discussion or pending decision), as well as UTs not claimed. They can either click a button that gives them the most urgent next UT (which is why some UTs, though sent in later, may have higher priority than others sent earlier and are taken care of sooner), or claim from the list.|
Remember, modmins are only human! Sometimes they all take a vacation or a break from modding at nearly the same time, and the UT count goes into the high hundreds (like 500+). Give them time to take care of everything.
|» I don't agree with a moderator's decision, what can I do?|
|Your first step should be to discuss the decision with the moderators. You can ask within the specific Notification that was sent to you.|
If you are still unhappy, you may discuss the matter with the Site Managers. Please remember that they can be very busy and may not get to your issue immediately, but that they will get to it.
Please remember that it is never acceptable to post your disagreements publicly. Discussing specific rule violations on the message boards is not permitted.
|» I'm afraid that the modmins are going through my PTs!|
|Modmins only go through PTs if:|
1) They are searching for multiple accounts
2) Someone reported a post in that PT
Otherwise, they do not go into a PT. The administrators are very strict about this, and it always results in a destaffing if someone is found doing this.
|» Is there any way to change the staff's opinion of me?|
|Because Notifications are never "archived", many Users feel that staff will never chose them to become a staff member because they have lots of Notifications. Notifications lose importance over time, so unless you did something really bad (and by doing that you'd probably be banned anyways), they won't hold that against you.|
As for in general, if you're known for spamming boards, annoying people, etc., unless you stop doing it, it probably won't change. However, "staff" is a general term, and all staff members have a different point of view and opinion on everything.
|» Why do the staff pick scouts/mods that have already been in the staff before?|
|Most of the time, it's for convenience. While a lot of people would love to become a staff member, the staff feel that only some people actually have those qualities, and the list is short for those who actually are on the list for potential mods/scouts. Therefore, when an ex-staff member contacts the admins wishing to become a staff member again, they usually become one during the next time the staff are looking for new mods/scouts. The staff know already that they can handle the position.|
|» Who are the Liasons, and what do they do?|
|Liasons work with their perspective groups and oversee the gathering of ideas, will then prioritize those based on how important they are to you, and how long it will take the development team to implement. They will work closely with the Researchers, too, so that the features are well thought out and defined before handing off to the Developers.|
Here are your Liaisons:
Jarikira - Community Liaison
|» Treasures aren't appearing for me. What do I do?|
|If you can see an ad, then you should be able to see a treasure. Just be patient and you'll find one eventually. If you do not see any ads or treasures, make sure that you do not have an ad blocker installed. Additionally, try clearing your browser's cache and cookies. If that still doesn't resolve the problem, create a thread on the Site Support and someone would be glad to assist you.|
|» Where do treasures appear?|
|Treasures can appear on any of the three ad spots: at the top of the page, at the bottom of the page, and in line with the first unread post of a thread. You may need to scroll if you want to make sure you don't miss any treasures.|
|» How can I increase my bell-finding chances?|
|Regardless of what anyone may claim, there are no ways to raise your chances of finding treasures.|
|» I've missed bells! How can I get them back?|
|The only way to reclaim lost bells is to find a Wisp treasure. Finding the Wisp treasure will return ONE of your missed bell treasures and then reset the counter to zero. However, if you don't find Wisp before someone wins the Jackpot, your missed bells will automatically reset to zero.|
|» Why can't I find the Jackpot?|
|The Jackpot appears in regular locations like every other treasure. However, the Jackpot is much harder to find and may take a while before you come across it. Just keep browsing ACC like you normally would, and maybe someday you'll get lucky! Also note that the jackpot will not appear before it reaches 20,000 bells.|