What do I need to do in order to be able to contribute to GameFAQs?
My message board account was banned, do I need to create a new contributor name as well?
No. You can register any existing contributor name with any message board account, and your existing contributor account can always be renamed, so there's no need to create a new identity as a contributor. If you want to change your contributor name or other information to match your new account, just use the form at Contributor Central once you've registered it.
How can I change my contributor name or make other changes to my contributor page?
I have multiple contributor names listed on the site; how can I combine them into one?
How can I see the status of something I've contributed to GameFAQs?
How can I remove a contribution I have posted on GameFAQs?
How can I see how many views and recommendations my contributions have gotten?
From Contributor Central, you can navigate to Your Contribution Hits/Recommendations. On this page, you'll see the total number of views that your contributions have gotten over set time intervals. You will also see total recommendations. If anyone has left a comment on one of your guides, you will see a (double arrow) symbol next to the recommendation count. Clicking the count will take you to the comments.
Comments are not moderated, so it is possible that some offensive content may be found. If you do not wish to see feedback left by users, you can turn this option off on the Update Contributor Information page.
How are FAQs and Reviews sorted on a game's page?
General FAQs are sorted by:
- Recommendation Status
- Completion Status (Complete, Incomplete, Skeleton)
- Contributor Name
In-Depth, Maps and Charts, and all other FAQs are sorted by title, then contributor name.
Reviews are grouped by type, then sorted by Recommendation Status, then contributor name.
Recommendation Status is the sum of the points for following three possible awards that can be given to a FAQ or Review:
- Top Rated: 4 points
- Most Recommended: 2 points
- FAQ/Review of the Month: 1 point