|Who are the staff on Tokio Hotel America?|
|The Admins are:
|What do the different username colors mean?|
|Some usergroups have been given different color names to differentiate them for various reasons.
Admins are shown in blue.
Moderators are shown in green.
These two groups are not unique to messageboards and you probably understand what they do.
The following groups are unique here on THA in one way or another.
Busybees are shown in orange
This group helps out with special projects on the board.
Hedgehogs are shown in this purplish color
This group is people who show extraordinary support to the board.
Deleted members are shown in grey
This group is people who have asked that their accounts be deleted. They are no longer an active member per their own request. Those requests will be honored and public discussions of "why" will not be allowed once they are gone to respect their privacy.
|Can I create a Social Group?|
|Can I create my own social group? If you would like to have your idea for a social group considered, please send the topic idea in a PM to Coolbreezegirl, Stern, Wampykitty or Schnee.|
|What are Social Groups?|
|What is a social group?
A social group is a group of people usually with a particular interest or something else in common.
You can get to the list through 'Group Memberships' section on your public profile.
The Social Groups list page displays all groups that have been created. You can list the groups by the number of members, messages or pictures, the group name, when the group was created or by the date of the most recent message posted. You can use the controls provided to search for a group.
How do I join a group?
To join a group, click the group title then click 'Join Group'. When you have joined a group, its name will be shown in your public profile. You must be a logged-in, registered member to join groups.
Can I create my own social group? For right now, we are still testing them and only Hedgehogs and staff can automatically create a group. However, if you are interested in creating one, please PM reden, Coolbreezegirl or Schnee and we can set you up.
|Be safe on this board and the internet|
|SAFE SURFING GUIDE
The Internet is a great place to have fun, but some people may try to use this for their own more dangerous purposes. Remember, people on message boards may not be who they say they are. You can't hear them or see them so you don't really know if they are telling the truth.
Theefore, you cannot automatically trust anyone you meet online. Please review the advice below for hints on keeping yourself safe online.
While these points may seem aimed at younger users, adults sometimes do not know them either. We want you all to be safe.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 ALWAYS TELL A TRUSTED ADULT
We have made the decision to allow membership to this forum only to persons aged 13 and up. However, if you are under 16 you should always let your parents or legal guardian know that you are using a message board.
DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION
You should never give out the following information about yourself:
* Full name
* Telephone number
* Mobile number
* E-mail address
* School name
* Log-in password
* Location of where you work
Also think about your friends and family. You should make sure you don't give out any of this information about them.
NEVER ARRANGE TO MEET A WEB PAL
You should never arrange to meet a web pal. However long you have been chatting or however well you think you know them it is risky. The more insistent somebody is about meeting you the more careful you should be.
If you really are determined to meet, you must tell your parents or any other trusted adult and ask them to come along with you. YOU MUST NEVER GO ALONE.
LET SOMEONE KNOW IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE
Remember, you are in control. If somebody is starting to bother you and is sending you nasty messages, you should never respond. Print the message off and tell your parents, legal guardian, teacher or any other adult you trust. You can also log off if you feel uncomfortable. And please alert the admins of this board so we can address the situation and perhaps eliminate the user.
There is absolutely no reason for anybody to put up with other people being nasty at school, home or anywhere and the Internet is no different. We never want these kind of people using our websites so please contact the admins here via private message or e-mail us at email@example.com and tell us about the nasty messages and who they came from.
Much of this was lifted directly from Universal Music sites, no copyright infringement intended