FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 28 July 2014

Can I suggest a comment image or gif?

No. We're not accepting any new suggestions at this time. We are developing a method to allow Ticklrs to post their own comment images and gifs or choose one of the preselected options. This feature should be available shortly.

How often does the Wall of Fame update?

All-time and daily updates once daily. Weekly updates once weekly. Monthly updates once monthly.

I forgot my username! Can you help?

Please visit http://www.tickld.com/reset to request an automated username reminder email.

I forgot my password! Can you help?

Please visit http://www.tickld.com/reset to request an automated password reset email.

The iPhone app is buggy! Help?

Sorry! We're aware the current version of the iPhone app is buggy! Please don't use it if you're having issues! We're in the process of building a new one! It should be available Fall 2014!

In the interim, please use the mobile version of the website, which looks fantastic and works perfectly on mobile Safari.

Can I change my username?

Unfortunately, you cannot change your username at this time. This is a feature we do plan to implement in the near future. In the interim, you will have to register a new account for a new username.

Are you building a Tickld App for Windows Phone or BlackBerry?

Unfortunately, we have no plans at this time to build an app for either Windows Phone or BlackBerry.

We strongly believe that the mobile Site is excellent! We're always working to improve it further.

The mobile version of the website looks fantastic on both Windows Phone and BlackBerry and is fully functional on Windows Phone 8.

I find a particular post offensive. Can you remove it?

Tickld has millions of users from varied backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures, who differ in their views about what is considered offensive and acceptable. We recognize that with such global diversity there will be differences about what is considered offensive and that someone somewhere in the world may be offended by the opinions, perspectives and creative expressions of some of our users. We ask that all users respect each others' right to express themselves in a manner consistent with our Terms of Use. If you feel that a particular post violates our Terms of Use, please do not hesitate to contact us with your concerns.

Do you have a mailing list?

No! We do not.

How do I modify my email notification settings?

You can modify your email notification settings at any time by either of the following two methods:

1) Go to your Account Settings page. Scroll to the "Email Notifications" row (close to the bottom of the page). Toggle each individual notification On or Off. Don't forget to select "Save Changes" once you're done. Your email notification settings will be immediately updated.

2) Select the "unsubscribe online" link found in the footer of any email notification you have received from us. This link will launch a browser window. Once the screen loads, you can toggle your email notification settings individually or all at once. Don't forget to select "Update" once you're done. Your email notification settings will be immediately updated.

What is the Upload Quota? How do I increase my Upload Quota?

New users must wait a few hours before posting to the Site. Once the initial wait period is over, new users will have a low Upload Quota. Your Upload Quota will reset 24 hours after your last upload. With every successful post, your Upload Quota will increase. At this time, the upper limit of the Upload Quota is 10 posts per 24 hour period.

How do I post to Tickld?

Once you're registered and logged in, simply select the yellow POST (or if you're on mobile, the yellow upload icon) in in the top, right corner of your screen. Follow the instructions on screen once you're there.

How do I turn off safe mode?

Once you have registered a user account and you are logged in, you may switch off Safe Mode. Simply select the 'OFF' radio button located at the right side of the navigation bar with the Hot, New, Top and Vote tabs.

What is Safe Mode?

Tickld's Safe Mode hides posts that have been deemed Not Safe For Work (NSFW) by the Site's users. NSFW posts are those which a user may not want to access in a public or formal setting such as at work or school. NSFW posts may contain swear words or images intended for a more mature audience. Tickld does not host adult content. All posts marked NSFW must comply with our Terms of Use.

Why doesn't Tickld have an Android App?

We will have an Android App for Tickld shortly. We're working on it!

In the interim, we strongly recommend you use the mobile version of the website, which we believe is excellent! The mobile version of the website looks fantastic on Android and functions beautifully.

Why does Tickld have advertisements?

The Tickld Team wants Tickld to be free for everyone. It now costs a lot to run Tickld, and advertising is how we pay for this.

How do I get my post to the 'New' page?

All submissions first require 15 up-votes from the Vote page. The Vote page is only accessible to logged in users. You must convince the registered users that your submission is worthy. The first suggestion for getting to the new page is be original. The second suggestion for getting to the new page is be original. If you aren't the original poster (OP), then do not post it to Tickld. The Tickld community loves to see/hear/discover/learn about you and what's going on inside your head. The community reacts positively to posts that are original, creative, funny, informative and weird. Take a silly picture of your pet. Create a meme about a current event. Teach the community about something interesting that you've learned in school. Finally, be original.

What determines whether a post appears on the 'Hot' page?

'Hot' is determined by an automated software algorithm that factors in many variables. The algorithm considers variables such as the number of up-votes since time posted, the speed of up-vote accumulation and the up-vote to down-vote ratio.

Can I edit the title of my submission?

Unfortunately, you cannot edit the title of your submission at this time.

How do I delete a post I uploaded to Tickld?

Select the "Delete" icon at the bottom right of your post. Confirm. Your post will be deleted from the Site. Deleting a post does not affect your upload quota.

I just received a message from 'UserModerator'. Why?

If you received a message on your profile page from the user 'UserModerator', it is because a Tickld User Moderator has exercised an enforcement action against you. Please refer to the message for more information about why your post might have been removed.

Can I be a user moderator?

Yes, you can submit an application here. Not all applicants will be accepted. Please follow the link for more information.

Why did my post disappear? I didn't delete it!

If this has occurred, the most likely explanation is that it was reported for a Terms of Use violation and was accordingly removed by an administrator. If this was the case, you should have received a notification from the 'tickldbot' on your user profile page providing an explanation.

I have a complaint about a troll! They're really annoying! Can you do something about it?

Step 1: Block! Please avail yourself to the block feature!

Step 2: We have provided you with a number of automated tools to deal with trolls and annoying and inappropriate behaviour.

We provide a 'Report' link underneath every comment on the Site. Using it will submit information about the user's comment to our database and automatically hide the comment if enough users have reported it.

We provide a 'Report User' button on every user's profile page. This is still accessible if the user has blocked you.

Please make use of these buttons!

When it comes to "trollish" behaviour, the most salient advice we can offer is: Do not feed the troll! Instead, why not try complimenting the troll to throw them off? Alternatively, just ignore them entirely, and most likely they'll get bored and go away.

If a user's conduct is in violation of our Terms of Use we might become involved. We will consider enforcement action (ranging from informal requests to comply to banning a user's access at the IP level) against users that have violated our Terms of Use. We rely on you to bring inappropriate conduct to our attention by way of the automated features or by the contact us form provided on the Site.

Please Note: We do not mediate disputes between users!

What is 'Karma'?

You receive Karma points when other logged in users up-vote or down-vote your comments. A high amount of Karma on your user profile (in most cases) tells other users that you are a valued contributor to Tickld. A negative amount of Karma on your user profile (in most cases) tells other users that your contributions are not appreciated. All new users begin with 0 Karma. Your Karma total is displayed on your user profile page. The top 20 most valued contributors on Tickld as determined by total Karma are listed on The Wall of Fame.

What is 'Gift Karma'?

Gift Karma allows a user to 'gift' karma points to other users on Tickld for making exceptional contributions to the Tickld community. Choosing to Gift Karma will subtract the requisite karma from the giver's total karma and add it to the receiver's total karma. Only positive karma can be gifted.

Is there somewhere I can see all of the comment images?

Yes, there is! Please visit The Comment Image and Gif Reference Guide.

How do you pronounce the word 'meme'?

Meme is pronounced 'meem' and rhymes with the word 'cream'. Fun Fact: The word 'meme' originated in Richard Dawkins' 1976 book titled 'The Selfish Gene'. Dawkins postulated that memes, similar to human genes, evolve through natural selection, and can become extinct if they fail to propagate.

Is your website safe and secure?

We take every reasonable precaution to protect any personal information that we may collect from you. We work hard to ensure the site never links you to malicious material that my harm your computer. We're committed to protecting our users and ensuring their Tickld experience is safe and pleasurable. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details on how we handle your personal information.

How do I delete my account?

Select the 'Delete Account' link at the bottom of your Account Settings page and follow the instructions you're presented. For privacy and security reasons, you will have to delete your own account. You cannot request that we do it for you.