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The time has come for a new FatWallet Forum FAQ, with outdated links either fixed or removed
Thanks to footn200 for the previous forum FAQ, found here

Please help organize those pesky frequently asked questions that pop up in this FatWallet Forum.
PM me with frequently asked questions and answers, and I'll organize them here.

How do I get to be a Senior Member? -submitted by WillysEmptyWallet

Title Posts Required
New Member 0
Member 20
Senior Member 200
Senior Member
1K 1000
Senior Member
2K 2000
Senior Member
3K 3000

A member who has been here for a year can change to Broke Member, Addicted Member, Greedy Member etc in their user profile.

Where's my thread?!
If it's not where you left it, it was probably moved to a more appropriate forum (SEARCH for it here)
... or deleted completely if it was inappropriate for our community.
If you want a specific explanation, alert mods (form any forum post) and ask. Smile

How do I change my username?
There is no option for users to change their usernames. For consistency and accountability, we do not encourage members to change names after they have created a reputation. Although we seldom grant changes, we do look at the occasional request on a case by case basis. If you wish to change your username, please submit a Support Request with the name you would like to change to, and the valid reasoning behind the desired change for consideration... then be prepared to leave it as-is. Wink

What happened to _______ forum/board that used to be here?
If it's not in the list of All Forums (above/right) then it's g-o-n-e.
We re-evaluate our forum categories at least quarterly, and make decisions on what stays or goes. Smile

I'm spitting MAD at the mods... How do I get heard/listened to/considered?
First, alert mods from any forum post, express yourself respectfully, and ask for an explanation.
If that doesn't work... email bmcguffee@FatWallet.com with your concern. Please be sure to include your username, date and time of moderator action and, if possible, a link to the thread in question. Also, feel free to offer specific suggestions or alternative actions.. then please be patient and wait for a reply.

SEARCH tips!
Click above, and/or see tips below by PeanutButterAndJelly

Here are some tricks for using the search box that is directly above the list of threads.

1) How to search for words in order. Suppose you want to find a thread about borders coupon. Normally
this will not match a thread titled "borders $5 off coupon" (try it in HD). If you search for borders % coupon
instead, it will find it. The "%" tells the search to ignore any stuff in the thread title that comes between the words "borders "
and "coupon". You can use "%" more than once. For example, 256%usb%drive will find all threads that have
a "256", "usb", and "drive" in the title (in that order) even if there are other words in between (the first match
I got was Iomega Mini 256MB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $9.99 AR at Staples).

Note: if you search for 256 %usb%drive (with a space after the "256") you are telling the search to find
all threads where there is a "256" followed immediately by a space, then some random junk, then "usb", then
more random junk, and then "drive".

2) The character "_" is a wild card. It will match any single character. So searching on USB _.0
will match threads whose titles are USB 2.0 or USB 1.0 (as well as "USB A.0", "USB B.0", etc)

Those of you who know SQL will already be familiar with those, those of you who don't, play around with the search Big Grin

General FAQ

Hot Deals Forum FAQ
Including acronyms ...like YMMV, OP, etc Smile
-submitted by technomamma

About/History page being developed. Smile -submitted by kupop2

KrazyKeyur's Ultimate FatWallet Links (thread)
(As of 7/11/2005)...

  • Hot Deals Bargains, Special Offers, Coupons, and Freebies worth more than $10 go in here
  • Grocery Coupons & Deals Bargains, Special Offers, Coupons, and Freebies on food or health & beauty products from brick & mortar stores go here
  • Travel Discussion Flights, Cruises, Car Rental and Hotel deals
  • Online Auctions Discuss online auction problems and issues and other questions. DO NOT POST LINKS TO YOUR OWN AUCTIONS!
  • Online Coupon Trading Share or Beg for OTU coupons here. (Trading or selling now allowed!)
  • Free Stuff Is it absolutely Free? Does it have a value of Less than $10? It's in here....
  • Product Reviews (now part of Deal Discussion) Everyone is a critic (or at least wants to think so). Here is your chance. Submit a product review, and if your "stuff" is up to snuff, we'll run it and let your opinion be known!
  • Deal Discussion Talk about good deals, bad deals, or request a deal here.
  • Rebate Tracking (now part of Deal Discussion) Share your rebate experiences with the community
  • Finance Information on Borrowing and Investing - Please, no stock tips.
  • Contests and Sweepstakes Find a Contest? Share it with other FatWallet Friends!
  • Computers Discussion on all things computers - Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, Gaming, Etc.
  • Off Topic Messages that don't fit another category on the fatwallet forums go in here. This category is Rated PG - "Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May not be suitable for children".
  • Testing 1 2 3 This forum can be used for testing your abilities to post messages, add smilies, links, etc...Come on in! the water is fine!
  • Fatwallet Post questions, comments and suggestions about our site here.


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