The GameFAQs Secondary Boards FAQ

Last updated: 14 March 2017. Recent changes:


Contents

  1. Intro
  2. Newbie Questions
  3. Banned Words List
  4. The Moderators
  5. Damn Posting Limits
  6. Secret Boards
  7. Board User-Level Requirements
  8. KoS
  9. Miscellaneous Questions
  10. GameFAQs Related Links
  11. Contact & Credit

1. Intro

Just to clarify, the point of this FAQ is to provide any and all general information about the GameFAQs Message Boards that is not provided in one of the site's already existing documents (TOU, help section, etc.). Most of my knowledge comes from days and nights of lurking at Message Board Help. You can really learn a lot there if you try to keep up with everything. A lot of people have contributed to this FAQ over time; most of them don't even know it though, as I hadn't planned on writing this until the night it happened (8/23/2002).

If you've stumbled upon this FAQ without much knowledge of the inner-workings of GameFAQs, you may want to refer yourself to the site's help section and Terms of Use, which basically include all of the important information that this FAQ does not have:
GameFAQs Terms of Use
GameFAQs Board Etiquette
GameFAQs Help Files

You can contact the GameFAQs administrators via the feedback forms:
GameFAQs Feedback Forms


2. Newbie Questions


3. Banned Words List

This section is hosted on another page to keep this site acceptable to link to from GameFAQs.
*Warning! Scary offensive language ahead!! Enter at your own risk!!!*
Banned Words List


4. The Moderators

Current Moderators:

Alucard188, AssultTank, Avinash9901, Betelgeuse, billyb2004, BlitzBoy, Bluffnix, Centurion, Citrik, cold blue steel, Crazymaori, DDJ, Deathjester, des223, Devin Morgan, dur, Error1355, gmo7897 Hikewne, Houle, Ikasnu, Itachi157, JMP09, kirkinout, Knighthawk X, KookyCouture, Lady_Ninane, Laevant, LanHikari10, LoneReaper115, Lord_of_BeefDip, Luigi4President, Magna Stryker, misterbum, mitchells2003, MMZ, ne14a6t9r, Optimus Magnus, Pitaya, RaptorLC, RySenkari, SBAllen, ScarlettEve, Seaman9999, Shotgunnova, Silent Sniper IV, spartan99ruler, stahlbaum, StrykeBlayde, Team Rocket Elite, TheFifthPerson, tizorres, Tom Clark, Tommy873, Touchdown Boy, TrunksTheMighty1, TurbanSurprise, Tyrasibion, Zanzenburger, Zilong17


Moderator Abilities:

New Mods (50)Mods (51/52)Lead Mods (53)Admins (60)
Mark a message even if previously no-actionedyesyesyesyes
Take action on marked messages in a specific categoryyesyesyesyes
Take action on one's own post if already markedyesyesyesyes
Create a generated message with a user's profile infoyesyesyesyes
Report a user for contest/marking abuseyesyesyesyes
Look up moderations by ID numberyesyesyesyes
Decide on a contest (overturn/uphold)yesyesyesyes
View usermaps which contain lists of shared accountsyesyesyesyes
View any user's posted and moderated messagesyesyesyesyes
View any user's Internet Service Provideryesyesyesyes
View any user's partial IP addressyesyesyesyes
Search for users by account name or user IDyesyesyesyes
Post in closed topicsyesyesyesyes
Take action on any and all marked messagesyesyesyesyes
Take action on one's own markyesyesyesyes
Act on a generated messagenoyesyesyes
Sticky, unsticky, and close any topicnonoyesyes
Decide on an appeal (overturn/uphold)nonoyesyes
Use the SigWipe toolnonoyesyes
Review Level 4 accountsnonoyesyes
Take action on a case of contest/marking abusenononoyes
View any user's full IP addressnononoyes
Act on a suspension (lift/warning/purgatory/ban)nononoyes

Moderator Selection History:

* denotes former mods

User Name (Level)User IDRegistration Date (PST)
1st Batch: (2/13/2000)
La_Vaca (37) *3411/7/1999 11:31:58 PM
Dallas (35) *4311/8/1999 12:47:18 AM
Devin MorganPromoted to administrator on 5/7/2012.
doomsayer13 (37) *15311/8/1999 6:47:17 PM
Mmeeva (35) *622303511/21/1999 12:25:04 PM
Nemesis (35) *83211/28/1999 2:23:51 PM
darkangel76 (36) *31161/2/2000 9:24:31 PM
bruplex (38) *47601/17/2000 6:03:44 PM
Faye Valentine X (-4) *75892/13/2000 ??:??:??
2nd Batch: (7/??/2000)
SBAllenPromoted to administrator on 8/16/2004.
Emptyeye (35) *10411/8/1999 2:17:06 PM
ruyeyamaPromoted to lead moderator on 10/16/2005.
Kildread2 (37) *60311/19/1999 8:01:00 AM
Kasket_Darkfyre (34) *66462/4/2000 12:12:04 AM
iamnothing (37) *92362/28/2000 5:13:42 PM
SimuLord (36) *114963/24/2000 1:46:46 PM
Jesse Byers (32) *117203/26/2000 7:52:08 PM
Agent Falcon (-4) *138884/18/2000 10:59:50 PM
3rd Batch: (4/1/2001)
CelestiaAvenger (36) *2711/7/1999 10:58:00 PM
OrochiJin (-4) *23911/9/1999 11:01:36 AM
Quistis (35) *124112/15/1999 3:29:43 AM
Mr Bump (38) *30231/2/2000 9:38:22 AM
GalFord (36) *38511/9/2000 10:45:25 AM
red phoenix (36) *58711/28/2000 1:26:27 PM
wallywest80 (37) *76112/13/2000 9:41:45 AM
DeathjesterPromoted to lead moderator on 3/21/2008.
CyricZ (38) *91992/28/2000 11:45:57 AM
Rydain (38) *139034/19/2000 4:02:45 AM
MoonlightSprite (38) *376818/24/2000 4:19:18 PM
Bishounen no Miko (-4) *378088/24/2000 11:55:09 PM
4th Batch: (10/19/2001)
aetherspoon (38) *42711/11/1999 5:33:11 PM
JL Lee (38) *51811/14/1999 10:49:26 PM
SSKojiro (33) *42031/12/2000 11:21:53 AM
KatThePoet (37) *101703/10/2000 3:32:53 PM
Terii senshi (38) *179955/28/2000 7:30:53 PM
Enygmatic (-4) *197846/13/2000 2:10:49 AM
Crono_LV99Promoted to lead moderator on 10/16/2005.
Devastator (34) *274827/22/2000 11:14:53 PM
Solo (37) *289167/27/2000 1:28:12 PM
DanKirby (38) *331638/10/2000 5:16:40 PM
CrimsonScythe (38) *344198/14/2000 11:13:34 AM
Fantasy Man (30) *21467110/16/2001 4:53:24 PM
5th Batch: (7/15/2002)
Garibaldi84 (-4) *3611/7/1999 11:39:41 PM
ColdFusion (37) *70812/7/2000 7:38:11 PM
MrMoogle (36) *73752/10/2000 7:47:19 PM
chaos knight (38) *123964/3/2000 4:11:06 PM
Larcen Tyler (38) *126994/6/2000 8:55:04 PM
Bastard_Knight (37) *66079595/10/2000 9:51:02 PM
winger131 (34) *298797/30/2000 4:49:17 PM
Silverfist (37) *324488/8/2000 12:36:29 PM
javence (38) *468909/27/2000 11:42:51 PM
Robbobloke (36) *4785810/1/2000 4:51:31 PM
Gelgoog IX (36) *5260810/19/2000 6:57:13 PM
RaptorLCPromoted to lead moderator on 3/9/2005.
tiger8191Promoted to lead moderator on 10/16/2005.
jesterguy (38) *6437111/24/2000 7:50:50 AM
Shdwwrym (38) *6514811/25/2000 8:06:37 PM
Iridium128 (37) *7532912/23/2000 12:00:14 AM
Shale0 (38) *859741/15/2001 11:25:43 AM
Fencedude (38) *991652/15/2001 8:46:11 PM
aarrgus (38) *1038982/26/2001 12:16:03 AM
Absinthe Martini (-4) *4223247/12/2002 2:32:15 PM
6th Batch: (12/17/2002)
Darth Maul (38) *26111/9/1999 2:30:08 PM
CVagtsPromoted to lead moderator on 1/14/2006.
wally (38) *156012/20/1999 6:31:33 PM
SashananPromoted to lead moderator on 3/9/2005.
OmniMirror (35) *50021/19/2000 11:24:50 PM
dyse (-4) *61021/30/2000 12:20:59 PM
whiz kid (38) *75372/12/2000 4:15:37 PM
seifer_psx (38) *84592/21/2000 7:39:53 PM
replicant (38) *107243/16/2000 5:24:06 PM
ChiZPoof (38) *116223/25/2000 7:31:05 PM
WrestlingRPGfan (38) *135994/15/2000 11:43:08 PM
AP33ME (36) *136344/16/2000 12:04:42 PM
enalzi (36) *137234/17/2000 9:23:05 AM
Vargas (38) *138944/19/2000 12:02:17 AM
MasterLL (38) *161805/12/2000 12:27:25 AM
sakuraix (37) *245837/13/2000 1:13:34 PM
Oooska (-4) *256407/17/2000 1:23:50 AM
red13n (38) *268437/20/2000 7:07:29 PM
reversefigure4 (36) *271917/21/2000 10:28:56 PM
Math MurdererPromoted to lead moderator on 10/16/2005.
paragon (36) *330168/10/2000 9:04:28 AM
Kaboobi (36) *355438/17/2000 4:55:12 PM
ShadowStalker (36) *369888/22/2000 11:30:00 AM
Goryus (35) *379178/25/2000 1:48:55 PM
Lain (34) *446099/18/2000 4:55:54 PM
Scottie_theNerd (38) *464259/25/2000 11:40:57 PM
genie (38) *5388910/24/2000 12:28:30 AM
Tigereye (37) *6682211/29/2000 5:34:55 PM
yuuwaku (35) *7743012/28/2000 4:08:48 AM
CronoGamer (-4) *951092/5/2001 9:01:47 PM
Palidor (35) *1022372/22/2001 2:55:05 PM
alex cross (-4) *1047612/28/2001 12:31:32 AM
Starky27 (38) *1200454/2/2001 5:51:15 PM
ff7bigfan (38) *1220454/7/2001 8:12:44 AM
crimsonassassin (38) *1308894/24/2001 9:33:07 PM
Kimari Lonzo (37) *1342025/2/2001 4:18:51 PM
banfee (37) *1411185/20/2001 7:20:08 AM
TMLPromoted to lead moderator on 10/27/2010.
pastaman44 (38) *1492796/6/2001 3:38:53 PM
SPENCERNAMAN (36) *1499356/7/2001 11:22:41 PM
dreen (35) *1673337/10/2001 12:02:50 AM
WhizKid (-4) *1799478/1/2001 1:22:43 AM
ACA (36) *1850328/9/2001 9:50:28 PM
mao2 (36) *66317508/19/2001 12:12:24 AM
mouse53149 (-2) *1900288/19/2001 5:47:33 PM
WFEATHER (33) *21882410/26/2001 2:27:28 AM
Icebrand (31) *58921212/17/2002 3:40:27 PM
goople (33) *58928712/17/2002 4:46:30 PM
cold blue steelPromoted to lead moderator on 3/21/2008.
Wolfshade (34) *59006512/18/2002 2:06:40 PM
7th Batch: (8/29/2005)
Deathgod (37) *5011/8/1999 2:25:56 AM
Jarek (38) *13311/8/1999 5:12:37 PM
Alucard188 (52)24811/9/1999 12:42:41 PM
CNash (38) *33111/10/1999 6:32:43 AM
Atom Edge (36) *35861/6/2000 8:31:07 PM
Jerec (38) *107753/16/2000 11:58:51 PM
wmac152 (38) *198286/13/2000 11:49:22 AM
Zhuge_Liang (-4) *223186/29/2000 9:06:11 PM
Bears092 (38) *328958/9/2000 9:20:11 PM
AstralFire (37) *7515112/22/2000 4:07:46 PM
GValko (38) *897951/24/2001 3:33:20 PM
LordOfDabu (38) *1144553/21/2001 4:12:49 PM
Iluna (37) *1975739/5/2001 9:16:08 AM
SineNominePromoted to lead moderator on 8/16/2007.
dcow366 (37) *3354084/9/2002 7:08:29 AM
Asterax (36) *3522965/3/2002 6:14:22 PM
CrystalMoon (34) *6090541/3/2003 7:10:31 AM
A I e x (37) *7451895/22/2003 12:55:37 PM
War Doc (37) *7462835/24/2003 12:51:44 AM
Kaas (37) *86653310/16/2003 10:05:14 AM
Cat Nip (31) *10038664/16/2004 8:58:20 AM
Proctodynia (-4) *30859798/5/2005 8:20:29 PM
8th Batch: (3/1/2007)
gravija (37) *197636/12/2000 9:40:13 PM
Seaman9999 (52)355898/17/2000 7:48:12 PM
ShadowX (38) *358388/18/2000 4:30:03 PM
DarkAngel13 (38) *5190310/16/2000 9:40:28 PM
renholder (37) *7607212/25/2000 9:28:18 AM
Med_Jai (38) *7735212/27/2000 11:43:37 PM
Meowthnum1 (37) *1641267/4/2001 12:33:33 PM
Martin_G (37) *21312910/13/2001 2:45:01 AM
Team Rocket ElitePromoted to lead moderator on 6/5/2014.
brian sulpher (38) *3305084/3/2002 8:50:49 AM
jonthomson (38) *4537098/9/2002 2:31:58 PM
Xerebus (37) *58087112/9/2002 12:24:40 AM
NightingaleMD (37) *8495829/21/2003 11:53:24 AM
Demonoid PhenomenonPromoted to lead moderator on 3/21/2008.
The Pain Monster (31) *161291511/22/2004 10:01:17 PM
9th Batch: (2/6/2008)
Auto2112MBE (37) *460699/24/2000 3:10:12 PM
BlitzBoy (52)7321012/17/2000 4:30:16 PM
London Prophet (37) *1674537/10/2001 8:43:34 AM
Big Bear is back (38) *3089753/6/2002 1:30:31 PM
TezzaLovesBarryB (38) *3577605/11/2002 6:39:59 AM
Crazyreyn (37) *3620155/17/2002 7:23:30 AM
Burgess (38) *6288561/20/2003 1:57:46 PM
Taladashar (37) *8027087/24/2003 1:44:51 AM
10th Batch: (8/5/2008)
Master Of Magnetism (-4) *193464 8/26/2001 6:39 PM
Xanthoroz (38) *2732291/15/2002 7:10:30 PM
Flashman (38) *3584455/12/2002 12:05:16 AM
TheOlympicHero (38) *3944066/20/2002 2:18:16 PM
siara79 (36) *465136 8/19/2002 7:19 PM
Radevel (37) *4777328/29/2002 12:01:24 AM
Ludwig Von 2 (38) *52040610/14/2002 5:05:47 PM
willythemailboy (37) *9520962/11/2004 6:21:28 PM
max123 (37) *1350520 8/13/2004 11:02 PM
kirpikong (37) *25849214/12/2005 8:13:41 PM
11th Batch: (1/27/2009)
Shy Ranger (-4) *1514726/11/2001 12:48 PM
Funguz (38) *2813231/27/2002 11:46 AM
Nikon (38) *2822361/28/2002 4:08 PM
Touchdown Boy (52)3145283/14/2002 7:03 AM
Xboxlover2 (37) *3322494/5/2002 11:45 AM
CrowMagnon (37) *3807346/9/2002 4:32 PM
Fossil (38) *3989196/23/2002 8:15 PM
The Paragon (38) *4599588/15/2002 9:35 AM
LurkinLeviathan (37) *4864299/5/2002 7:58 PM
Philz20Promoted to lead moderator on 5/13/2011.
EL PARRo (37) *60326612/30/2002 2:30 PM
Silent Voice (37) *8213168/15/2003 9:13 AM
dur (51)8369489/3/2003 1:22 PM
RSmit (38) *8386679/5/2003 8:46 PM
Kilroy84 (37) *87021710/21/2003 11:03 PM
choblerone (36) *326768911/13/2005 2:36 AM
VerosPlague (36) *35270964/27/2006 3:48 PM
Fallacia (36) *384674011/4/2006 12:51 PM
Crimian (35) *39449751/9/2007 10:03 AM
Quasi-Batch: (4/28/2009)
mrCube (38) *24021211/30/2001 11:24 PM
12th Batch: (9/17/2009)
Wolverinefactor (37) *344678/14/2000 1:39 PM
Cheradenine (38) *1442725/27/2001 8:16 AM
LavaLord (37) *2746281/17/2002 8:11 PM
Ghsdkgb (37) *4732888/25/2002 11:34 PM
Error1355Promoted to lead moderator on 5/13/2011.
13th Batch: (11/25/2009)
Kali101 (37) *1045892/27/2001 5:19 PM
DDJ (52)1629877/2/2001 11:19 AM
Cinder6 (37) *3471144/25/2002 6:52 PM
Drunky (38) *59551112/24/2002 1:05 AM
Sonson (37) *6229351/14/2003 8:49 PM
14th Batch: (11/8/2010)
Tom Clark (52)68162/5/2000 3:28 PM
RySenkari (52)284447/25/2000 11:00 PM
IONO (-4) *1929398/25/2001 5:58 PM
jmoneycgt (37) *1981679/6/2001 7:42 AM
NES4EVER (38) *21135110/8/2001 7:44 PM
bloodhawks return (37) *23591411/24/2001 8:58 PM
MastaGus (37) *3188503/20/2002 5:38 PM
BrandonNC316 (37) *3326904/5/2002 9:28 PM
The AdmiralPromoted to lead moderator on 3/22/2013.
Ness26 (37) *4786318/29/2002 6:29 PM
Nathanmg (37) *57383712/2/2002 4:39 PM
Bluffnix (51)8417229/9/2003 10:57 PM
LtWebb (36) *86027310/6/2003 4:44 PM
TarrunPromoted to lead moderator on 6/5/2014.
Calicoo (36) *19161791/1/2005 9:45 PM
nintendogirl1 (37) *31244648/22/2005 3:24 PM
LancetJades (37) *35397765/5/2006 12:30 PM
Silverflash-x (36) *41234106/2/2007 1:03 PM
15th Batch: (4/5/2012)
Baseman (-4) *3414674/17/2002 6:07 PM
Shotgunnova Promoted to lead moderator on 8/25/2016.
Ricky WilliamsPromoted to lead moderator on 3/22/2013.
billyb2004Promoted to lead moderator on 8/11/2015.
kirkinout (51)26500664/24/2005 12:49 PM
ScarlettEvePromoted to lead moderator on 11/5/2014.
Takato (37) *36251146/26/2006 12:15 AM
gametypeplayer (36) *389404811/29/2006 7:49 PM
gmo7897 (51)47253896/25/2008 11:23 AM
Ayanako (32) *65064773/21/2012 5:35 PM
16th Batch: (3/28/2013)
OTACON120Promoted to lead moderator on 8/11/2015.
bover87 (-4) *100333/8/2000 8:35 PM
darklao (38) *166055/16/2000 5:43 AM
ShadowMan033 (38) *4185147/9/2002 1:13 PM
lazysloth (37) *7893637/9/2003 8:37 AM
Luigi and Tails (37) *8160508/8/2003 9:55 AM
Nhatters1314 (38) *9505152/8/2004 7:02 PM
Kratos15354 (37) *147655310/2/2004 3:13 PM
_CARLOX_ (37) *20848841/23/2005 2:00 PM
Cataclysm (37) *31750749/14/2005 12:37 PM
LanHikari10 (51)35844485/27/2006 8:52 PM
Crazymaori (51)36555597/13/2006 6:53 PM
shinigami_matt (35) *40343793/26/2007 2:37 PM
Dialgadude (36) *40619584/15/2007 2:50 PM
Mike1494 (36) *44958731/17/2008 1:56 PM
TheStarCore (36) *45272982/10/2008 6:26 AM
Laevant (51)52551655/31/2009 3:17 PM
17th Batch: (6/6/2014)
Silent Sniper IV (51)21316610/13/2001 8:39 AM
stahlbaumPromoted to lead moderator on 11/5/2014.
Betelgeuse (51)4232677/13/2002 12:37 PM
Mutated Spleen (36) *7817116/30/2003 6:53 PM
chessjerk (38) *11108675/6/2004 5:58 AM
JackMan (37) *12481947/4/2004 5:53 AM
ZoraTunic (37) *13415358/9/2004 1:48 PM
Optimus Magnus (51)13548318/16/2004 9:15 AM
Darksta (35) *190644412/31/2004 8:05 PM
Mith (37) *31225068/21/2005 5:55 PM
Houle (51)31384328/28/2005 8:13 PM
KookyCouture (51)31457559/1/2005 3:40 AM
Cold_M3tal (37) *37138618/15/2006 8:52 PM
DiamondGirl1092 (35) *41962007/23/2007 8:42 PM
JMP09 (51)45094281/27/2008 1:30 PM
LoneReaper115 (51)48395349/4/2008 5:20 AM
Biospark27 (-4) *50393991/3/2009 10:05 PM
Lady_Ninane (51)53600148/13/2009 9:33 AM
super_luigi16 (35) *62069338/13/2011 6:41 PM
Asfand (35) *62110268/18/2011 4:25 PM
18th Batch: (11/6/2014)
misterbum (51)1879458/15/2001 12:21 PM
Tanon (37) *3228303/25/2002 11:30 AM
Darth Rustito (38) *3928396/19/2002 12:51 AM
FireTemple (37) *59870912/27/2002 11:46 AM
crawdad (36) *6713752/28/2003 7:27 AM
steffie2 (38) *7255214/23/2003 2:54 PM
Magna Stryker (51)89840011/28/2003 3:19 PM
Pitaya (51)12658407/10/2004 7:46 PM
Wildthing (37) *162374911/26/2004 7:35 PM
BigReed (37) *178792512/19/2004 9:10 AM
AssultTank (51)27091475/5/2005 6:25 AM
AGHPromoted to lead moderator on 8/11/2015.
Qc_Stryder (36) *50646101/19/2009 1:46 PM
DASUBERMACHT (34) *51748884/4/2009 2:19 PM
TheFifthPerson (51)60828413/14/2011 5:36 PM
19th Batch: (8/24/2015)
HurricaneManning (38) *1845158/9/2001 12:04 AM
OhioState82 (38) *25770312/28/2001 11:17 AM
des223 (51)2701891/11/2002 1:03 PM
Centurion (51)2966692/18/2002 3:42 PM
Revolving Ocelot (38) *9384221/20/2004 6:26 PM
Lord_of_BeefDip (51)9551062/16/2004 8:31 PM
mitchells2003 (51)9904023/29/2004 10:08 PM
ne14a6t9r (51)165125712/5/2004 7:45 PM
Rimmer_Dall (37) *26204094/19/2005 9:31 AM
Itachi157 (51)31828029/17/2005 5:57 PM
almightybob14 (37) *35276014/28/2006 6:48 AM
xmonkeyofevil (36) *36118146/17/2006 7:56 AM
spartan99ruler (51)438810311/6/2007 9:15 PM
koggx (37) *44845041/8/2008 5:42 PM
Ikasnu (51)45330552/14/2008 10:59 AM
KeepOffTheGrass (36) *47850107/31/2008 7:29 AM
Hikewne (51)497257611/25/2008 7:10 PM
WafflehouseJK (35) *596240111/21/2010 4:30 PM
Zheakk (34) *63292988/5/2008 8:27 PM
BackdatedFuture (34) *68114858/19/2013 4:40 PM
20th Batch: (9/12/2016)
TrunksTheMighty1 (50)3662875/23/2002 11:22 AM
MMZ (50)4724968/25/2002 6:04 PM
Tyrasibion (50)4859829/5/2002 12:49 PM
Knighthawk X (50)54367311/7/2002 10:28 PM
Citrik (50)9340531/14/2004 3:26 PM
Zanzenburger (50)19560551/6/2005 2:30 PM
themasterpikmin (37) *321648010/2/2005 7:27 PM
Zilong17 (50)34142982/4/2006 2:46PM
TurbanSurprise (50)379943210/7/2006 12:59 PM
Electrokinesis (36) *36901778/2/2006 5:40 PM
KoreanKidd (35) *446339512/27/2007 1:27 PM
-Unowninator- (36) *495860211/17/2008 11:15 AM
tizorres (50)51040422/16/2009 3:01 AM
StrykeBlayde (50)53290907/22/2009 1:07 AM
Tommy873 (50)53719858/21/2009 8:42 PM
Juhanor (35) *57400945/22/2010 8:54 PM
Luigi4President (50)64732643/3/2012 10:10 PM
Avinash9901 (50)66440077/27/2012 3:59 PM
Espyon (33) *68867366/6/2013 9:13 PM
Flip-floppers: (moderators who switched accounts)
Orochi_Jin (37) *4697198/23/2002 3:56:39 PM
Garibaldi (-4) *7178164/14/2003 3:35:32 AM
j00Promoted to lead moderator on 10/16/2005.
Split Infinity (38) *4774710/1/2000 9:29:55 AM
foxeye (34) *38018 8/25/2000 8:02 PM
Incredifail (32) *4879674 9/30/2008 10:50 PM
VoiceOfKilrah (35) *37109958/14/2006 9:31:20 AM
TheLordOfNoldor (33) *4879835 10/1/2008 4:45 AM
Dual-wielding: (GameSpot mods)
duxup (35) *9682093/5/2004 2:18:56 PM
AnonymousBroccoli (31) *10098494/26/2004 ??:??:??
Robbie_IV (32) *163492411/30/2004 6:42:33 PM
N3MO (20) *165112112/5/2004 ??:??:??
fiddlecub (31) *177924212/18/2004 9:55:38 AM
Lead Moderators: (in the order in which they became lead mods)
Sashanan (38) *165612/21/1999 4:46:36 AM
RaptorLC (53)5754711/4/2000 8:33:50 PM
Devin Morgan (60)10711/8/1999 2:30:16 PM
ruyeyama (38) *44911/12/1999 12:46:47 PM
Crono_LV99 (37) *237547/9/2000 12:19:46 AM
Math Murderer (38) *328038/9/2000 4:09:44 PM
tiger8191 (38) *6326011/21/2000 11:51:07 AM
j00 (34) *876211/19/2001 10:20:50 AM
CVagts (38) *46811/12/1999 8:05:48 PM
SineNomine (37) *24366412/6/2001 2:01:22 PM
Deathjester (53)90122/26/2000 9:31:11 PM
cold blue steel (53)58980912/18/2002 6:55:27 AM
Demonoid Phenomenon (37) *13808758/29/2004 2:49:00 PM
TML (38) *1445755/27/2001 7:42:22 PM
Philz20 (38) *59529312/23/2002 9:08 PM
Error1355 (53)7871207/6/2003 8:06 PM
The Admiral (38) *3506655/1/2002 3:53 AM
Ricky Williams (38) *7724026/19/2003 11:20 PM
Team Rocket Elite (53)2657141/5/2002 3:41:36 PM
Tarrun (38) *87124710/23/2003 3:08 PM
stahlbaum (53)3034072/26/2002 5:42 PM
ScarlettEve (53)35863155/29/2006 6:06 AM
OTACON120 (37) *57141/26/2000 6:41 PM
billyb2004 (53)12406026/30/2004 11:56 AM
AGH (37) *30823858/4/2005 11:53 AM
Shotgunnova (53)4000776/24/2002 9:05 PM
Administrators: (in the order in which they became admins)
CJayC (-4) *111/4/1999 10:16:26 PM
Shadotak (-4) *72872/9/2000 9:43:17 PM
BethanyM (32) *2 9/16/2003 ??:??:??
SBAllen (60)2111/7/1999 10:19:05 PM
jsd (30) *7750646/23/2003 12:21:13 PM
gs_vincel (25) *163667912/1/2004 11:14:46 AM
JodyR (34) *30777276/20/2005 11:23 AM
Teivan (33) *32270707/20/2005 2:56 PM
Vermifuge (15) *30939878/9/2005 9:?? AM
Dracula68 (60)1213974/5/2001 5:53 PM
Synthia (32) *61035834/4/2011 10:21 AM
VinceL (32) *63453709/28/2004 1:01 PM
Devin Morgan (60)10711/8/1999 10:16:26 PM
wemmick (60)67353532/26/2013 7:43 PM
Krystal109 (34) *590192410/2/2010 2:16 AM
ZoopSoul (60)4539048/9/2002 9:32 PM
Data Administrators:
sbritton (30) *9376961/19/2004 4:30:54 PM
DBXAdmin (32) *4210069 8/1/2007 1:19 PM

New Mods13
Mods37
Veteran Mods7
Lead Mods9
Admins5
Data Admins0
Current71
Former284
Total345

Trivia:


5. Damn Posting Limits

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6. Secret Boards

The term "secret board" often refers to game boards where off-topic posting is allowed. You can tell which boards allow off-topic posting by clicking "Create New Topic" and checking to see whether or not you get a warning message telling you to stay on-topic.

The following systems have at least one board where off-topic posting is allowed: 3DO, Amiga, APF-*1000/IM, Apple II, Arcadia 2001, Astrocade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, BBS Door, CD-I, Channel F, Colecovision, Commodore 64, DVD Player, Famicom Disc System, Game.com, GameGear, GP32, Intellivision, Jaguar, Jaguar CD, Lynx, Macintosh, Microvision, MSX, Neo-Geo CD, NeoGeo, NeoGeo Pocket Color, Nintendo 64DD, Nuon, Odyssey, Odyssey^2, OS/2, Palm OS, PC-FX, Pinball, Playdia, Pocket PC, Redemption, Sega 32X, Sega CD, Sega Master System, SG-1000, Turbo CD, TurboGrafx-16, Unix/Linux, Vectrex, VIC-20, VirtualBoy, WonderSwan, and WonderSwan Color.


Special Boards:

The "official" secret boards:


Special Social Boards:

The de-linked social boards:


Beta Boards:

The boards that were created prior to the GameFAQs/GameSpot merge in April 2004:


7. Board User-Level Requirements

BoardRead levelPost message levelPost topic level
Life, the Universe, and EverythingPrivate
Only users who signed up for LUE in January 2004 can visit it. To sign up, users had to have a user ID no higher than #888113. All moderators and administrators can also post on LUE.
The Space BarPrivate
For usernames that contain spaces. Reconciled usernames that formerly contained spaces, as well as moderators and administrators, can also access this board.
Mine is Bigger Than YoursPrivate
For usernames with 16 or more characters. Reconciled usernames that formerly contained 16 or more characters, as well as moderators and administrators, can also access this board.
TOS DiscussionPrivate
Set up to discuss possible changes to the TOS. The only users who have access to this board are the 100 highest karma users at the time of the board's creation and the general and specialist moderators at the time of the board's creation.
Beta TestPrivate
For discussion of future changes to the GameFAQs site. Only administrators, moderators, and certain selected users can access this board.
New Posting Engine TestPrivate
For discussion of the posting engine updates of 2014. Only administrators, moderators, and certain selected users can access this board.
Mostly HarmlessPrivate
Owned by DVader.
SEWPrivate
Owned by Math Murderer.
812Private
Owned by RingoBell.
Unnatural SelectionPrivate
Owned by Split Infinity.
SSKPrivate
Owned by Kaas, formerly owned by super magus.
House of LiesPrivate
Owned by superstar64.
#showarrPrivate
Owned by rivers.
817Private
Owned by RS1984.
KGBPrivate
Owned by tiger8191 and Nhatters1314.
No, You Can't Have ItPrivate
No owner - formerly owned by triplej3000, then woodsnib, and taken away for abusing the invite system.
HackedPrivate
Owned by Steve and Eagle, formerly owned solely by Steve.
Bunny!Private
Owned by RockMFR.
GensokyoPrivate
Owned by DarkstarRipclaw.
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Owned by Darth_Mike.
Noblesse ObligePrivate
Owned by DoomtheGrav and TheLabelBabyJr, formerly owned solely by TheLabelBabyJr.
G. OtherPrivate
Owned by WRRYYYYers.
Restaurant at the End of the UniversePrivate
Owned by SybreTiger and AGH, formerly owned solely by SybreTiger.
The PondPrivate
Owned by Pondos.
SoundcheckPrivate
Owned by toreyluvullo, formerly owned by Idioteq.
That's What She SaidPrivate
Owned by Error1355, formerly owned by Lemmiwinks69.
That Famous FeelingPrivate
Owned by Ruby Knight.
Paranormal, Cryptozoology, and the CreepyPrivate
Owned by Inch.
Working TitlePrivate
Owned by RePmGuTheThird.
Games-N'-ThingsPrivate
Owned by InfinitySlayer.
LifeFAQsPrivate
No owner - previous owner BamboozledFox demoted to admin.
LGBTPrivate
Owned by Tarrun.
Board GPrivate
Owned by SSBB_GH3.
KHAQPrivate
Owned by Ultimaphazon.
Inconceivable!Private
Owned by Koudelka3.
Kotetsu's VaultPrivate
Owned by Kotetsu534.
Funky TownPrivate
Owned by -Tofa7-.
mammerjammerPrivate
Owned by Ed Bellis and foxhead84.
HardcorePrivate
Owned by Time, formerly owned by DreamwaIker.
A Private BoardPrivate
Owned by Camden.
bears are nicePrivate
Owned by bearzrnyce.
Dark AetherPrivate
Owned by Burholt999 and P4wn4g3, formerly owned solely by Burholt999.
NoFunAllowedPrivate
Owned by spartan99ruler.
board8chatPrivate
Owned by XIII_rocks.
BenjilandPrivate
Owned by 1benjy.
Message Board Announcements-6060
This board will always appear on your favorites list.
Team GameFAQs-1560
Bozo's Night Out-6060
Pipe Dream-6060
Pipe Mania-6060
Pot Fun-6060
Pipe Mania-6060
Stoned-6060
Drug Wars-6060
The above seven boards were closed because users were making inappropriate posts on them.
Generated Messages555555
Ask the Mods-5015
Users under level 50 can only post in their own topics.
The Future of GameFAQs-3160
GameFAQs Competitions-1550
GF/GS Moderator Discussion505050
This was once a shared board for GameFAQs and GameSpot moderators.
Moderator Social505050
Moderator Discussion505050
Mod Board 1505050
The Mushroom Kingdom383838
The Sacred Realm373737
Temple of the Ancients363636
Idolatry353535
Iconia343434
The Elite333333
Legends323232
Veterans313131
Another Place303030
Long-Timers303030
EVERYBODY PANIC252525
The Porch202020
The Hallway202020
The End of the World202020
Poll of the Day-1515
GameFAQs Contests-1515
Nonstop Gaming - General151515
Pro Wrestling: WWE151515
Music: Rap and Hip-Hop151515
Music: Metal151515
Politics-1515
Religion-1515
Military Life151515
GameFAQs USA: Pacific151515
GameFAQs USA: Rocky Mountains151515
GameFAQs USA: South Central151515
GameFAQs USA: North Central151515
GameFAQs USA: Midwest151515
GameFAQs USA: Southeast151515
GameFAQs USA: Atlantic151515
GameFAQs USA: Middle Atlantic151515
GameFAQs USA: New England151515
GameFAQs World: Canada151515
GameFAQs World: Mexico151515
GameFAQs World: Brazil151515
GameFAQs World: Central and South America151515
GameFAQs World: United Kingdom151515
GameFAQs World: Western Europe151515
GameFAQs World: Middle East and Africa151515
GameFAQs World: Japan151515
GameFAQs World: Australia and New Zealand151515
GameFAQs World: Singapore151515
GameFAQs World: Netherlands151515
GameFAQs World: Northern Europe151515
GameFAQs World: Asia151515
GameFAQs World: Ireland151515
GameFAQs World: Eastern Europe151515
Current Events151515
Random Insanity151515
Survivor151515
The Couch151515
The Forum151515
WOT151515
Super Smash Bros. Brawl--15
Temporary restriction.
Roleplaying and Fanfiction151515
Roleplaying and Fanfiction - Social151515
GameFAQs Generations: 60s and earlier151515
GameFAQs Generations: 70s151515
GameFAQs Generations: 80s151515
GameFAQs Generations: 90s151515
The Goggles, They Do Nothing5--

You must at least be level 0 to read any of the boards, at least level 5 to post messages on any of the boards, and at least level 10 to post topics on any of the boards. Moderators can read all of the private boards.


8. KoS

A KoS ("Kill on Sight") was formerly the worst punishment on GameFAQs. It happened when a user violated the TOU to the point where the administrators felt the user should no longer post on the site. In this scenario, the user either went under "Name KoS" (allowed on the site, but banned upon revealing identity) or "Full KoS" (the user's IP address(es) may have been blocked from creating accounts and moderators told to suspend the user's accounts whenever they are found). Very few users ever reached KoS status.

It is speculated that the system disallowed users who have an ISP with a high number of banned accounts from making accounts on anything except pending review. This usually provided a small amount of protection against KoSed users trying to get back in. CJayC was known to go as far as banning/reviewing names of notorious users from account creations and banning/reviewing commonly used passwords of notorious users.

In extreme cases, the user's ISP and other authorities may be contacted. CJayC got a few websites shut down for hosting private information from GameFAQs, and he issued a cease-and-desist order on more than one occasion.


9. Miscellaneous Questions


10. GameFAQs Related Links

Spinoff Message Boards:


Miscellaneous:


11. Contact & Credit

If you feel you have a noteworthy addition, you can create a topic on the To be on Top message board on GameFAQs.

Special Thanks goes to acidfreeze30, AggroSk8er, Anubis IV, AssultTank, BAMX, Baseman, Betelgeuse, billyb2004, billybobfred, Biospark27, blue_man, BrandonNC316, Corbon440, Crazymaori, Crono LV99, darkangel76, Devin Morgan, Doodleheimer, dws90, enalzi, Enygmatic, Ex-Kefiroth, FBI Porker, Flintlock_Staff, GauRocks, guwa, hotdogturtle, iamtheprodigy, IONO, ixfd64, jimfish, jonthomson, Kadamony, Kaitlyn, King of Cats, Krystal109, Land Of Gamecubes, leakytoilet, littleman1314, Luster Soldier, Magna Stryker, Manocheese, Math Murderer, Mauron, Meowth, Mingy Jongo, misterbum, Mookiethebold, Mr Lasastryke, NickBush24, Numenor, omgLImES, OnionKid2002, OTACON120, P4wn4g3, PaperLink64, PerseusRad, pojr, R351D3NT3V1L4, Ragn_Charran, Ricky Williams, Ryajinor, Sashanan, SBAllen, ShadowDragon777, SineNomine, SourlDieseL, Space Medafighter X, Sparkmen, Spring Rubber, spudY2K, stx4, Superaielman, Takato, TheEmulatorGuy, TheFifthPerson, Therum, The_Ryman_06, Time, tm315, TML, TMola, Total Lost, TRC, Twisted Silence, UD4, untrustful, UseMyExciter, Volt7x, wallywest80, WhizKid, Xythar, Yaggy, zoips, --Typhlosion--, _Captain_, anyone else who may have helped us along the way, and of course, the man who created it all- CJayC.


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