|Notes and Frequently Asked Questions|
|Last Updated: April 24th, 2011|
This covers information related to General Information about the Kuro-RPG website. If any additional information about this site or Kuro-chan should be included on here, please contact me at my email address.
|Notes and Frequently Asked Questions|
As of January 30th, 2010, all emails can now be forwarded to Kuro-chan through the webpage itself. Please use the Contact Page to submit any inquiries.
Any and all emails could take time to get back to. Given Kuro-chan's current schedule, it is difficult to answer emails quickly.
|What is Kuro-RPG about|
Kuro-RPG is an archive website containing a large assortment of Kuro-chan-made and guest-made ranksets, emblems, uniforms, graphic art, movies, games and music. The majority of available work is in a media known as ranksets.
|... RANKSETS? What are those?!|
A rankset refers to a series of images designed to denote a rank structure. While most ranksets are used in a hierarchy or military structure, there are other less formal circumstances, like a cat collar with a number of paws to denote who is the superior cat, for instance.
Currently, there are over 50,000 individual rank images available for download here. This media is often on information websites, forums and SIMMs. Also, several wiki-made sites also use this website.
|How Did Kuro-RPG Start?|
Originally the site was kuro-chan.net back in 2004 (Since kuro-chan.com was taken). It was originally used as a private graphic dumping ground for projects Kuro-chan had been working on, such as a few ranksets (See the Retro section for details). In early 2005, it was not possible to save kuro-chan.net due to the inability to communicate with the provider, so Kuro-chan purchased kuro-rpg.com and continued to use it as a dumping ground for my images and ranks. Thus, the original inention was never to be an actual site for anything other than Kuro-chan's small collection of stuff.
However, Kuro-chan became involved with Trek United (Formerly Save Enteprise) because of heavily edited images created by Kuro-chan were found on their forum. Those images were removed and replaced with a properly revised and updated set Kuro-chan created. I got them removed and I sent them an updated batch. Eventually, a custom rankset was made for them, which became the basis for many of the earlier sets made in 2005-2007. From there, Kuro-chan got in touch with forum member Eris at the time (Janet / Michelle / Etc.) and she pushed Kuro-RPG into becoming more than a "Dumping Ground" for art and other work.
Ultimately, Kuro-RPG was merely a fluke concept for a dumping ground which became the rankset project it is now.
|Profiles / Registration|
No registration is required for browsing on Kuro-RPG. To contribute to the site and community at large, however, registration on the website is required. Complete the Registration page with a valid email address so you get the instructions to validate yourself. Once validated, it becomes possible to submit work to Kuro-RPG Here.
|Submitting Content to Kuro-RPG|
Submission pages are found through the users' profile page. All sections (except medals and comics as of November 15th, 2011) can have content added to. Content can be updated and edited as needed.
These ranks appears in the profile page and are related to the level of contribution the registered user has made to Kuro-RPG as a whole. Contributions have different values.
- Messages and Comments - 1pt. each.
- Graphic Submissions - 5pts.
- Music Submissions - 10pts.
- Uniform Submissions - 20pts.
- Flash Movie and Rankset Submissions - 20pts.
- Games - 50pts.
|How do I donate to Kuro-RPG?|
Before anyone asks, this is a legitimate question, as this site has been emailed this question in the past.
Donation page can be found along the top menu bar. For a direct link, click Here. Paypal is currently accepted, though (to the best of Kuro-RPG's available knowledge) credit cards are also accepted. (If anyone has information to the contrary, an email would be appreciated).
Kuro-RPG operates a "No Advertising" site for any public-based ads. scripts and services. This includes templates like Google Ads. and such. There are no plans to ever add them on at any given point for a number of reasons:
- Kuro-RPG is able to handle the costs of the site through Kuro-chan's paycheque combined with the many donations that come through to assist.
- Advertising takes up a considerable amount of screen space, thus less space is available to post important content on the site (Like the many "Kuro Girl" sprites which flood each page).
- Bandwidth. Advertising soaks up bandwidth. Many of them are obsessed with being flash movies and other complex scripts that keep rotating new stuff around. A flash ad. could require more bandwidth that a whole bunch of page loads off my site.
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