Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Users and Accounts

Profiles

Friends

Journals

Surveys

Quizlets

Polls

Technical

What is Bzoink?
Bzoink is becoming more of a complete community everyday. It's a place to kill your boredom with profiles, journals, surveys, quizzes, polls, horoscopes, and so much more. Content is changing each day so there's always something new.

Is Bzoink content created by one person or a team of staff?
Nope. The thing that makes Bzoink so great is that all of the surveys, quizzes, polls, and content you find on the site is added by users just like you. You can add your own too!

Is Bzoink free to use?
You bet. You won't be paying a penny out of your own pocket if you use Bzoink. The site is support completely by advertisements.

Why does this FAQ not have a lot?
Typing in questions and answering them isn't fun. So we're working on getting all the questions we can think of put in here. It's a work in progress that started on August 17, 2005.

How do I create an account?
Swing over to the sign up page.

Why would I want an account?
Having an account allows you to create fun content of your own. Not to mention create your very own profile and journal so you can start meeting new people today.You can even send users private messages! As a member you'll get a ton of features that you probably never knew Bzoink had.

Can anyone create an account?
Almost. Individuals under the age of 13 years are not allowed to create an account on Bzoink. It's a law, not some silly rule we created. Individuals under the age of 16 should ask for permission from their parents or guardians before using the site. For more visit the Terms of Service.

Can I change my username?
Nope. This feature will never be added. It's as simple as that.

How do I delete my account?
Account deleting is on the horizon, but has not yet been implemented. We don't mind having inactive accounts sitting around anyway.

Is there a way I can get my password if I forgot it?
Yes, please go to the forgotten password page.

How do I create my profile?
If you didn't setup your profile when you signed up you can go to the edit profile page to enter your information now.

If you made a profile before August 18, 2005 some of your information may have been deleted. We changed profile systems at that time.

How do I show/hide my location or email?
You can choose to have your location and/or email shown or hidden from users on your profile by editing your privacy settings.

How do I add a friend?
Navigate to the users profile. Once there, you'll see a link called 'Add as Friend' on the right side.

How do I remove friends?
Go to the my account page and then the update friends page. Check the box next to a username and click 'Delete Selected Friends'.

Can I block anonymous comments?
Absolutely! Select the 'Block anonymous replies' option from the journal settings section.

Can I block ALL comments from my journal?
Of course, uncheck the 'Allow comments to my journal entries' option on the journal settings page.

I don't want to be shown on the most recent journal updates list!
No problem, go to the journal settings section and select the appropriate option. This will only apply to entries posted after you changed the option. If you made an entry already and it's on the list, you'll just have to wait until it's bumped off.

Can I create my own survey?
Yes yes yes! You must be a registered member of Bzoink first though. Create a Survey.

How do I delete a survey?
Currently you don't. This is dumb and we know. However, you can make the survey inactive so that it doesn't show up anywhere on the site. Go to edit surveys and click 'Inactive' under the survey you'd like to make inactive.

Can I create my own quiz?
Yes yes yes! You must be a registered member of Bzoink first though. Create a Quizlet.

How do I delete a quiz?
Currently you don't. This is dumb and we know. However, you can make the quizlet inactive so that it doesn't show up anywhere on the site. Go to edit quizlets and click 'Inactive' under the quizlet you'd like to make inactive.

Can I create my own poll?
Yes yes yes! You must be a registered member of Bzoink first though. Create a Poll.

How do I delete a poll?
Currently you don't. This is dumb and we know. However, you can make the poll inactive so that it doesn't show up anywhere on the site. Go to edit polls and click 'Inactive' under the poll you'd like to make inactive.

Who coded Bzoink? And what with?
Bzoink is coded by Andrew Gunneson. It's coded in PHP with a mySQL database.

Is Bzoink open source?
Absolutely not. Bzoink has no intention of ever opening up its source to the public.

What kind of servers does Bzoink have?
Bzoink has 4 servers. They're all pretty much the same.

1. Mail / DNS / IRC / Misc - P4 3.0Ghz, 160GB HD, 1GB RAM.
2. Web Server - P4 3.0Ghz, 160GB HD, 1GB RAM.
3. Database Server - P4 3.0Ghz, 160GB HD, 2GB RAM.
4. Cache machine - P4 3.0Ghz, 150GB WD Raptor SATA150, 1GB RAM.