Votefinder: Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you?
Hi, I'm Alli, the maintainer behind Votefinder.
Why does this site suck?
The Votefinder development process is ongoing, and continuing to add new features and fix issues. If you've noticed an issue with the site or vote counting, please feel free to contact me or submit an issue via the GitHub issues page.
How do I use Votefinder as a player? Do I need a Votefinder account to play on my home forum?
You do not need to sign up for Votefinder to play on your home forum. Votefinder will automatically become aware of new players and allow moderators to manage their games without requiring everyone to have a Votefinder account. There are no current features that are player-exclusive to Votefinder, although some optional features may be added in the future.
How can I make sure my votes are parsed by Votefinder?
Votefinder looks for specific syntax when parsing the thread. You can use [b]##vote Alli[/b] (replacing my name with the person you want to vote) to place a vote, and [b]##unvote[/b] to remove your active vote.
How do I use Votefinder as a game moderator?
A more comprehensive guide is coming soon. For now, please feel free to peruse the guide that the folks at the SA Mafia community have put together to get started.
I've registered, what's next? How do I link my forum profile?
There's a link on your profile page which you can use to link your forum account on any supported forum. You can link up to one account per supported forum to your player profile if you wish.
If you get an error that that player already exists when linking your profile, you can click on the link provided to start the process of claiming that player profile.
How do you know that I am who I say I am? Do you need access to my forum account?
Votefinder will never ask for your forum password. Instead, we ask you to add an 8-digit number somewhere on your profile page during the profile linking process. We then look at your forum member profile to verify that that number is present, which we treat as confirmation that you own that forum account.
Will you support my forum?
Probably not since part of why I develop this is my existing community involvement, but you can always file an issue and I'll look at it.