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FAQ

Account
  How can I delete my account?
  Why was I perma-banned?
  I did not receive the activation e-mail!
Camamba on my website
  How can I join my chat as a moderator?
Chat Administration
  Where can I report a moderator for inappropriate behavior or abuse?
  How can I become a moderator?
Chat Client
  What does "MULTIPLTE CLIENTS DETECTED! TERMINATING ..." mean?
  What does "COULD NOT VERIFY LICENSE! CONNECTION TERMINATED!" mean?
  What does "Authentication failed" mean?
  When I start the chat, I get a "Cannot connect to chat server" error.
  Does Camamba support the H.264 encoding of Flash Player 11?
  I cannot click anything in the flash privacy popup dialog.
Login Issues
  When I try to log in, I am told to "go away".
  I am told I am still banned, but I have never been banned.
  The three hours are up and I am still banned!?
  I have created an account, but when I try to log in, I am told my username/password do not match?
  Where did the guest login ("Nobodies") go?
Other
  My question was not answered in your FAQ!
  I use Internet Explorer and I have a problem ...
  How can I embed YouTube videos in my profile, guestbooks, or messages?
Premium
  How can I cancel my premium account?
  Why am I being billed again after a month?
  Why are some features premium? And which premium features can be gained for free through levels?
 
 
 
? How can I delete my account?
! There is a button for this on the "personal" tab of the "Edit my profile" page.
Premium users can not delete their account until their premium is canceled and their premium time has expired. This is to ensure that you receive worth the premium time you have paid for.
 
? Why was I perma-banned?
! If you are unsure about the reason for your permanent ban from Camamba, or think that this has happened in error, please contact us with all information you may have about the issue.
We will then investigate your permanent ban. We will then contact you, if the we find any problem with the ban or if the reason might not be obvious to you.
 
? I did not receive the activation e-mail!
! Our confirmation e-mails are sent instantly. Unfortunately, some large e-mail providers (Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo) delay or drop your e-mails from bulk senders like us.

If you did not receive the e-mail in a timely manner and it is not in your spam folder, we recommend google mail as a reliable and free e-mail provider.
 
? How can I join my chat as a moderator?
! Set up your moderator password here: http://www.camamba.com/admin_create.php

Then log into your room with your password here: http://www.camamba.com/admin.php

The "room" is your sites domain name without the "www." part, unless you changed that in the script.
 
? Where can I report a moderator for inappropriate behavior or abuse?
! Please report problems with the chat moderation directly to webmaster@camamba.com.
Please report precisely what happened and include all evidence you can gather. Screenshots or a copy of the conversation will help a lot.
 
? How can I become a moderator?
! Moderators are recruited from our regulars. Being a moderator is often a thankless task and can be very trying at times. When we feel someone is fit for the job, we approach them and ask for their help.
 
? What does "MULTIPLTE CLIENTS DETECTED! TERMINATING ..." mean?
! You may not run several chat clients simultaneously. When such a configuration is detected, the chat terminates itself.
 
? What does "COULD NOT VERIFY LICENSE! CONNECTION TERMINATED!" mean?
! Communication with the license server failed. If this problem persists on reload, please contact us with information on how to reproduce the problem.
 
? What does "Authentication failed" mean?
! Either the chat client could not communicated with the websites authentication service or your login has been refused.
The most common reason for this is an active ban, but it can also be caused by network issues.

Please also make sure that your PC clock is set to the correct time. If your clock is off by several hours, synchronization may fail.
 
? When I start the chat, I get a "Cannot connect to chat server" error.
! The chat uses the Flash RTMP protocol. Please configure your firewall to allow connections on Port 1935.

By Adobe specifications the Flash Player should also try to connect through firewalls using RTMPT or RTMPS on port 80 and 443. While we support these protocols, we could not confirm that behavior of the flash player, so we do not know to which capacity firewalled connections are supported.
 
? Does Camamba support the H.264 encoding of Flash Player 11?
! Yes, as soon as we heard about it, we added support for live H.264 encoding introduced by FP11.
 
? I cannot click anything in the flash privacy popup dialog.
! Unfortunately there is a bug with flash and some browsers and operating systems. If you cannot click the dialog, use the flash settings manager to allow or deny access to your camera for Camamba.

(Go to "Website Privacy Settings", find "www.camamba.com" in the list and set the permissions accordingly.)
 
? When I try to log in, I am told to "go away".
! This response from our system means you have been permanently banned. If you believe this was in error, you may contact us and appeal the ban.

If you are guilty of one of the following, we will not reinstate your account:

- Creation of "fake" accounts with a false gender.

- Repeated temporary bans for the same reason witnessed by several moderators.

- Publishing any type of adult or mature content outside the designated rooms.
 
? I am told I am still banned, but I have never been banned.
! Unfortunately the ban mechanism is not perfect, and false positives do happen.
If the problem persists, please contact us.
 
? The three hours are up and I am still banned!?
! An ordinary ban lasts three hours. However in cases of severe misconduct moderators have the option to issue a much longer ban.
If you believe this is in error, please contact us.
 
? I have created an account, but when I try to log in, I am told my username/password do not match?
! When you sign up, you receive an e-mail with a confirmation link to activate your account. Until you have done that, your account cannot be logged in.
If you did not receive such an e-mail, please also check your spam folder. If all else fails, create a new account and double check that you have entered your e-mail address correctly.
Some ISPs, most notably AOL, Hotmail, and Yahoo, will refuse or delay automatically generated e-mails from high volume servers. We have tried to work with those providers to resolve the issues, by they were not interested. GoogleMail does not have such issues.
 
? Where did the guest login ("Nobodies") go?
! Many of you have enjoyed the free login as a way to chat anonymously with others.
Unfortunately there have been a select few, who have abused this privilege.

Despite our best efforts to block repeated offenders from the free login, this abuse was so severe in some cases, that we can no longer take the responsibility for it.

We feel that those, who volunteer a minimum of personal information to have a good time on Camamba, deserve our protection at the cost of the anonymous guests.

If you have used the guest login to chat on Camamba, there is no reason not to create an account. The information you have to provide is minimal and will never be disclosed.
 
? My question was not answered in your FAQ!
! If your question was not answered, please contact us directly.
 
? I use Internet Explorer and I have a problem ...
! Due to its limited feature set, high amount of bugs, and slow update cycle, Camamba does not officially support Microsofts Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
 
? How can I embed YouTube videos in my profile, guestbooks, or messages?
! The editor has a little flash icon, where you can insert Adobe Flash content. Unfortunately YouTube likes to change it's embed and URL formats regularly.

The URL to enter must look like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/VIDEO_ID

The VIDEO_ID is visible in all YouTube links in one way or another. For example, this regular YouTube URL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1UodPiZyGw

Contains the video ID after the v= part; for this video the embed link looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/j1UodPiZyGw

If you want your videos to play automatically without the need to push the play button, you can append ?autoplay=1. Like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/j1UodPiZyGw?autoplay=1
 
? How can I cancel my premium account?
! At the bottom of "Edit my Profile" there is a link to the cancelation page. If you are logged in, click here to go directly to the cancelation page.
 
? Why am I being billed again after a month?
! Camamba premium access is a monthly recurring subscription. If you do not wish to use a premium account anymore, please cancel your premium subscription at the corresponding billing partner.
 
? Why are some features premium? And which premium features can be gained for free through levels?
! There are three types of premium features:

1. Those which actually cost more money to maintain and cannot be supported through ads. These are the chat related premium features, like room limit and video quality.

2. Things which only serve the purpose of getting noticed. They only work, if used in moderation, and as such must be limited to a few people. They are our way of saying "thank you" to premium subscribers.

3. Features, which can be abused in annoying ways. Due to the open nature of the site, we needed ways to limit access to them.

In addition to being available to premium users, we've now started to open access to them for regulars limited by level.

These are:

- Since private chat messages have been abused for harrassment plenty in the past, you must be at least level 5 to initiate private conversations. You may of course always respond.

- To create a new bloc you need at least level 10, which hopefully will slightly reduce the amount of completely pointless blocs.

- Guestbook: a pretty spammable thing. Emoticons become available at level 3, because their amount is limited. Individual messages can be sent level 15 and up, video messages are premium only.

- On-Site Mail: Obviousy a good tool to spam and annoy the crap out of people. If you survived the ban-hammer up to level 20 (approx. 4 months), you may sent on-site mail to anyone without premium. Before that you may sent mails to people you have a mutual friendship with.

- Events: We wanted events to mean something, and not being the flood of "I just farted" messages such features usually become. As such there is a cool down timer between posting events and access is limited. When reaching level 30, you're close to owning the site, and as such can also publish an event every 4 hours.

The features becoming available by leveling and the required levels are subject to change. Some of these features are also available within mutual friendships, like mail and guestbook messages.