Daily Tips

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At the top of the main forum page, you may notice from time to time tips circulating at the top of the page. This feature was introduced in mid-2017. Although these tips may occasionally be replaced with certain announcements, or fun quizzes for users, most of the time they provide useful facts for anyone who happens to look. Here's a collection of all the panels that circulate, for easy viewing in case you need to reference back but can't find the right one, or of course if you just wish to brush up on some useful advice!

Tips

Keep Your Account Safe!

It is not safe to use the same password for everything. This is especially important if you've been using the same password for years.

A good password should be hard for your friends and enemies to guess. Don't include any parts of your username, email address or real-world name, and don't include information that your friends could easily find out like your birth year.

To change your CS password, go to the "My Account" link at the top of the page, then the "Username & Password" tab. Or you can just click here to change your password instead.


Contact Staff

You can contact staff privately if you need help or want to report something to us!

Hover over 'Help' underneath the header image and then click on 'Get help from staff', or click on 'Help' and then click on 'Contact us'. Both links will lead you to a form you can fill out and submit to us.


CS Time

The CS server runs on the GMT +0 timezone.

New content usually gets released at midnight GMT, this is what users generally refer to as rollover.


Zebras in Horse & Pony Adoptions

Every time you adopt a horse or pony, you have a small chance to receive a very valuable zebra instead!

If you've found a zebra and would like to trade it, make sure you ask staff or knowledgeable members for advice so you can get a fair offer for it. You might be surprised by how much it is worth!


Pet Aging

Pets turn a day older at the time you adopted them!

If you are ever unsure if your pets already aged or not, check the age on your pet's profile page. They are 0 days old when you adopt them, so when you adopt on the 1st of a month, they will be 1 day old on the 2nd, precisely 24 hours after the moment you adopted!


Team Page

We have a team page!

It is linked at the bottom right of pages on our site and you can find out a little more about our current and past staff members there!


View More Pets Per Page

You can view more than 20 pets at once!

When you view one of your pet groups, simply add &pageSize=100 (or any other number) at the end of the page URL and press enter. Keep in mind, the more pets you choose to display the longer the page takes to load!


View Pets Without Items

If you have trouble identifying someone else's dressed pet, you can view it without items!

Open up the dressed pet image in its own window and add &noitems=1 right in front of .jpg in the image URL. Press enter to reload the image with no items! Try it out!


Select Multiple Pets in a Group

If you want to move many pets from one group to another but not all, you can easily select multiple pets without clicking each one individually!

Tick one of the pets you want to select and then hold down shift while ticking another pet further in the group. All pets between those two pets will be selected automatically!


Pet Rarities

Rarity of a particular pet is determined by how many of those pets are owned by active accounts!

You might see your uncommon pet suddenly change to rare or vice versa, and this is normal. Changes happen all the time as the pets get traded and players come and go.


Extended Release Pets

Some of our early litters were available for adoption for longer than just a month!

If you have trouble finding such a pet in the archive, try going back further. The pets will appear in the month they were first released, even if the one you have was adopted months later.


Oekaki File Types

Oekakis are saved as jpg files but you can also make them display as png files!

Right click on your Oekaki to get the image URL. Part of the URL will contain &format=auto. Simply replace that part with &format=png. Now you can also show off your characters or adoptables with a transparent background if you hid the background layer in the Oekaki.


Oekaki Color Codes

You can enter hex codes in our Oekaki to use specific colors of characters!

Just click the bar that shows the color you selected in the color picker and a little pop up window will show up where you can enter the hex code.


Oekaki Image Sizes

It is possible to display your Oekaki images in different sizes if you post them in the forums or on other websites!

Part of the image URL will contain &size=large and you can replace the 'large' in it with medium, small or gallery.


PM Box Full

When your PM inbox fills up, you will still be notified of new messages but they will be held back until you make some room!

When there's not enough space for new PMs there will be a link at the top of your inbox saying 'Release on-hold messages'. Delete some PMs from your inbox to make room, then click the link so you can receive your waiting messages.


Post Drafts

You can save a draft of your post if you're not ready to post it yet, but don't want to lose your progress!

Instead of hitting 'Submit', hit 'Save draft' next to it. You can manage your drafts by going to your account settings and clicking on 'Manage drafts' in the side bar of your account setting overview. You can bring back the post through that setup, or you can create a new thread and hit 'Load draft' which should appear next to the preview and posting options.


PM Drafts

You can save a draft of your PM if you're not ready to post it yet, but don't want to lose your progress!

Instead of hitting 'Submit', hit 'Save draft' next to it. You can manage your drafts by clicking on 'Manage PM drafts' in the side bar of your PM inbox. You can bring back the PM through that setup, or you can create a new PM and hit 'Load draft' which should be appearing next to the preview and sending options.


Bookmarks

We have a bookmark feature that lets you track threads you like or remove them from the list once you're bored of them!

At the bottom of each thread, you will find a link to bookmark the thread you are viewing; and you will find a link to view and manage your bookmarks above the logout button!