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What Can I Have In My Signature?
We do allow images in signatures but please keep them reasonably sized and not overfully fussy. As a guide we suggest your image should be around 48x48 pixels. Links or adverts should not be added either. To find out how to add an image to your signature and for more guidelines please visit the Testing Area.

Where Are The Postcard Competitions?
At the start of 2007, Loquax took the decision to restrict access to the offline competition forums and WWW forums to users who have made more than 5 posts AND who have been registered with Loquax for more than 14 days. A full explanation about the access restrictions is given in Loquax Discussion.

Why Do I Get A Message At The Top Of Loquax?
Some users will see a message at the top of the forums when they visit!

1. Guests: You will see a message telling you to join up so that you can see the forums!

2. Users with 0 Posts: You will see a message encouraging you to make that first post and get involved.

3. Users who haven't posted in > 14 days: You will see a message saying we've not heard from you in a while and encouraging you to join in.

The message is meant as a friendly reminder and is nothing personal, so please don't take offence. You are free to ignore the message, but it will only disappear if you register or make a post.

Why Can't I See Some Forums?
Some forums (e.g. Swaps, U2U and Personal Advice) are not open to new users. To protect regular users, these areas are only accessible once you have made a few posts and been part of the community. A time restriction is also in place, so even if you have made the relevant number of posts, you must have been a member of Loquax for at least 2 weeks before the forums become visible.

Why Has My Post Been Moderated?
Loquax operates a moderated forum and as such some posts may be editted or deleted as appropriate. If your post is moderated you should receive an automated PM notification explaining what has happened to your post. For example if it has been moved to a more appropriate forum or if a link has been changed.

What Are User Notes?
User notes are a way of providing feedback about another user's actions during a U2U or swaps interaction. The system was introduced so that users can rate each other and provide feedback. The user notes system should only be used for swaps/u2u reporting. You can find out more about User Notes, where to find them, and how to do them here!

Which Forum Should I Post In?
Loquax has a number of forums and each has it's own title and brief tagline about what should be posted in them (forum list). This should be pretty self explanatory and guide you to the right area to post in. With regards to other competitions, especially those that offer a number of entry routes, then we suggest you choose the easiest entry route option to decide the relevant forum. Click here for more details!

Can I Ask Users To Vote For Me?
Sorry, but we don't allow vote or referall requests from users. The reason is that previously referral/votes were requested by people who never used the forum. Therefore we removed the whole thing.

What Is A U2U Competition?
A U2U competition is a user to user competition - competitions run by users for users (see forum). A user offers a small prize and invites other users to enter their prize draw. The competitions tend to run for a short time and a winner is picked at random.

Where Is The Chatroom?
Loquax used to have a chatroom so that compers could chat in real time with each other. Unfortunately it wasn't used that often and on our last forum upgrade the chatroom was shut down. We may re-open it again one day if users want it back.

Why Do Some Links Get Removed?
Loquax is a business and ultimately we want to protect it. Therefore links to other competition portal sites and sites that may impede on our business will be, at our descretion, removed. Referral links are also removed.

What Is My Prize Profile?
In 2007 we launched the Prize Profile. This is an area of your user details you can edit to reflect your success (or lack of it) with comping. Your can add 'Best Prize', 'Biggest Prize', 'Recent Wins', 'Dream Win' and 'Strangest Win'. It's just a bit of fun and helps other users get to know you.