FAQ

1. Where the hell do you find these things?
I regularly go to a few websites, and if I find something rather cool, I put it up here so I can be sure that the image isn’t going to disappear or turn into mr. goatsie on me. 9/10 of the time I can give credit to where it’s due, and even hopefully help the original owner turn a profit on their merchandise (posters, t-shirts, games, etc, etc)


2. I have this sweet image, how do I tell you about it?
Upload it to the site! Under no circumstances should you e-mail it to me or try sending me an IM with a link to it. I’ll just ignore you.

 


3. Is there a RSS feed for MCS?

 


Yes!  There are multiple feeds:

 

Main Site Posts

Main Site Comments

NSFW Content Posts

NSFW Content Comments

Forum Topics (just the first topic opener)


4. You have a copyrighted image that I’m forced to ask you to remove.
If this is the case, call off the lawyers, I’ll just take down the free publicity that you’re getting, I’ll say something to the effect in the post, and there won’t be much of an issue. Funny pictures aren’t worth being sued over. You will need to e-mail an admin (see below for contact information) Due to past hoaxes and false requests, requests in the comments can and will be ignored. Take down notices must have these items included in them :

14.1 – your contact information including mailing address and phone number

14.2 – the name of the infringing image
14.3 – the url address of the copied image (in a clickable fashion please no PDFs.  all PDFs are automatically tagged as spam)
14.4 – a statement that you have a good faith belief that the material is not legally posted on MCS
14.5 – a statement that under penalty of perjury, you are is authorized to act for the copyright holder
14.6 – your signature (digital equivalent acceptable)

It would help expedite matters if you linked to a copy of the image on your own servers, where the image is displayed in a professional manner. See examples of past images that have been removed.

OR you can use this form to request any take downs


5. I want to advertise on MCS!
Text links:
–Sidebar: $50 a month for a text link above the fold, $25 a month below the fold, $100 a month to be above the fold and on the black menu bar. $150 a month to be listed immediately under the “My[confined]Space and before the subsections.
–Banner Links: $75 a month above the fold, $50 a month below the fold, $125 if you want your banner to be a post that shows up in the rss feeds.

 

10% discount for annual payment, no refunds if the site is down or slow.

E-mail me at the contact information below for more information!


6. I’m trying to leave a comment, but I can’t figure out how!
Only registered users can post images or comments, so feel free to sign up for an account (link at top).

 


7. Dude, can you remove the gay-ass watermarks?
If you’re seeing watermarks on the images, then either you’re not viewing them through this website (rss reader, hotlinking, etc) or the webserver is on fire. The first one you can easily fix, just click through to the actual page with the image on it. The second one..um, donate fire extinguishers. (see Hotlinking for more information)

 


8. Hotlinking
I realize that the best publicity is from people in forums and other like place,’ so I’ve made it so that the image will show up, but with a nice lil watermark on the bottom saying where the file is hosted.
If you see an image elsewhere that has the MCS watermark on it, you can find it here on this site WITHOUT the watermark, cause none of these are mine, I just found them on the net. Simply find the picture on MCS, and hit F5 a couple times for the original version.

 


9. What affiliations do you have?
The Tiki Web Group will tell you all the sites that currently fall under my banner.

 


10. How can I contact you?
THE BEST WAY :

 

E-mail me at adam@tikiwebgroup.com

Instant message me :
AOL : myconfinedspace
MSN : myconfinedspace@passport.com
Y!: myconfinedspace@yahoo.com (don’t bother e-mailing this, it’s never checked )
Gtalk : tgiokdi@gmail.com (don’t bother e-mailing this, it’s never checked)
Twitter: @tgiokdi
Facebook: www.facebook.com/myconfinedspace


11. Sweet Raptor Jesus, I found a post FROM THE FUTURE.
OH SHIT. Be careful of your time traveling abilities, and use them for awesome, and not for evil. Or did you just click on one of the random posts, and came to a future dated post? Only logged in MCS members can access those pages. You see, I like to drink. A lot. You help pay for that (see #10 above) Unfortunately, that means that I’ll go for days on end without accessing the site, due to alcohol poisoning or being passed out in jail. To make sure that the site doesn’t go dry (get it? heh) I set some posts up to be automagically posted on the site. Fortunately for logged in MCS members, you can get random access to them via the random posts.

 


12. Why the hell are there all these reposts?
I’m a drunk. End of story.

 


13. I want to promote a product / website on MCS
Contact me at the above methods, and we’ll work something out.

 


14. Since when we can have avatars in the blog?
April 23, 2008. MyConfinedSpace uses Gravatars for everyone’s use. The idea behind gravatars is that you can have one image represent you everywhere you go.
All you need to do:
1.) Sign up with them, using the same email address that you used here on MCS
2.) Upload an avatar to their servers.
3.) You are now done.

 

Through some coding magic, that avatar will now show up on MCS, and any other website that uses gravatars. You can trust the Gravatar people, due to the fact that they are also responsible for both wordpress and bbpress. Your e-mail address won’t be visible to anyone on the net, and you won’t get spammed. yay!


15. Why are there so many pictures of  “X” today?
Today’s a special day! It’s a theme day!

 

Here’s a list of all the previous theme days in reverse order :

2007
December 2007 – Food
2008
January 2008 – Jessica Alba
February 2008 - Goats
March 2008 – Anonymous
April 20088 PedoBear
May 2008 – MCS User Pictures
June – MCS User’s Collections
July – n/a
August – n/a
September – Military
October – Lindey Lohan
November – MCS Pets
December 2008 – Movie Posters
2009
January – n/a
February 2009 – Avril Lavigne
March -
April – RPB
May – Red and Blue
June 2009 – Middle Finger
July
August
September
October
November
December
2010
January
February
March
April – MCS Users
May – AVATAR
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2011
January
February
March
April – MCS Rides
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2012

16. Image Submission Instructions
1.) Click browse, find your image
2.) Click “upload now”
3.) Enter a post title Must Be Descriptive Of The Image!
4.) Put in some words Does your image have text on it? Put the words here. Your post can, and will be declined if you don’t do this
5.) Finally, click on ‘Post’.

 

If the image is too small, it won’t even show up in the post, so your post will be deleted without an admin ever seeing it. The image must be at least 500 pixels wide. NO EXCEPTIONS The images will be automatically declined by the system if they’re smaller then 500 pixels!

Uploading multiple images? Make damn sure they’re all on the same exactly topic or subject. If they could/should be broken up into separate posts, please do so!


17) M[c]S Premium Membership?
The source of this answer is hidden from your view because you are not a premium member.

 

Why should you register?

*you can comment!
*you can rate images!
*you can see NSFW posts!
*you can see the recent comments page!
*you will bypass the full page adverts!
*you will have dropdown comments on main page!


18) This image is hardly NSFW, why is it marked NSFW, just put it on the front page, my boss is a dominatrix and I work at a dildo factory and I don’t understand why this image is marked NSFW, because I’m an idiot perhaps?
Perhaps you’re right, but you know what?  post classifications really aren’t up to you.  Hell, they’re not even up to Tiki God.  They’re up to google the advertisers, who actually blacklisted MCS in the past, and without the income from their adverts, MCS would be dead in the water.  They’re only ok with 100% work safe / family safe content for their advertisements, and more power to them, that’s their right.  This is why we have nsfw.myconfinedspace.com  which is supported by black label ads.  I hate the ads they run, but they at least help support mcs.  Do you know of an adverting system that perhaps adult content?  Let Tiki know!


19) WTF is this (TE*) crap that I’m seeing as of 11/3/2010?
that means that someone submitted an image that was cool and I’d like to see it on the front page, but they were too stupid to follow the simple posting instructions. usually it means that they put a completely useless title up. It’s hard to search for a picture of pikachu eating ice cream if all the posts are labeled “lol wat”. Think of it as a mild public shaming.

FORUM FAQ
20) How do I post Images and/or Video in the forums?
Use these formats:

Bold: [ b]bold[/b]
Italics: [ i]italics[/i]
Underline: [ u]underline[/u]
URL: [ url]http://wordpress.org/[/url] [ url=http://wordpress.org/]WordPress[/url]
Image: [ img]http://s.wordpress.org/style/images/codeispoetry.png[/img]
Quote: [ quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit,[/quote] [ quote=NAME]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote] [ quote="NAME"]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote] [ quote author=NAME]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote] [ quote author="NAME"]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Color: [ color="red"]named red[/color] [ color="ff0000"]hex red[/color] [ color=#ff0000]hex red again[/color]
Strikeout:[ s]striked this out[/s]
Center Text:[ center]center me[/center]
Computer code:[ code]10 GOTO 10[/code]
Font size: [ size=10]10px font size[/size]
Ordered lists: [ ol][ li][/li][/ol]
Unordered lists: [ ul][ li][/li][/ul]
List Item: [ li]item[/li]
Youtube Links1: [ youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IebFne6LD8E&feature=feedu[/youtube]
Youtube Links2: [ youtube]IebFne6LD8E[/youtube]
Named Spoiler: [ spoiler=two plus two]four[/spoiler]
Unnamed Spoiler: [ spoiler]Boo![/spoiler]

21) What is a Hidden Comment?
A comment is hidden after it gets a particular amount of down votes. People that comment stupid/racist/stupid comments get their comments down rated. Also, mods are able to downvote comments into oblivion if they think comments are not worthy of MCS.