First of all, we have all once been new to clraik. I, like many before and after me, have had questions about certain parts of the forum, have had trouble getting a program to work or have needed advice on how to cheat the best. The list goes on and on. Clraik has been up and running for over a year now and in that time, many questions that a Newbie might come up with have probably already been answered. The main reason I'm writing this little guide is to help out newcomers, who can't be bothered searching the forums for answers and SPAM the boards with things that can be found in a few clicks. It's actually not hard to look around before posting every single question, but it seems people are utterly lazy. So, I'm making a guide every Newbie should go over and turn to when they're looking for help.
Let's start from the very beginning..
The most typical questions Newbies ask are about Ranks and Reputation. Those two and The Rules can be found here:
Since every member of clraik should know the forum Rules, so should you! There is no reason why you shouldn't go over these when you join. Absolutely no reason. Better to keep yourself out of trouble than to be banned for something you did wrong.
There are 6 Ranks you can gain in clraik, here's an easy overview: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...0-clraik-Ranks
Each of these Ranks comes with a userbar, I'll go over userbars later. You gain ranks by making non-SPAM posts and gaining reputation by helping out others, making a guide etc.
A very special Rank is the VIP. All you need to know about it can be found here: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...raik-VIP-perks
This thread sums up Reputation very well: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...Reputation-FAQ
There are many userbars you see around clraik, many of them are custom-made for a contest or as a special gift. I'll give you a small overview of the main ones you'll encounter most of the time and how to earn them.
The Downloads Section
- You just need to register on clraik!
- Need at least 50 posts and either: 25 reputation or 6 days registered.
- 100 reputation and either: 150 posts or 30 days registered.
- 250 reputation and either: 500 posts or 150 days registered.
- 1000 reputation and either: 1000 posts or 365 days registered.
- Purchase VIP here: http://clraik.com/forum/payments.php
These are users who help run the forum.
- Administrator. Our forum owner @Infamous Joe
- Become a Super Moderator. The only Super Moderator at the moment is @Kylae
- Become a Moderator by applying when there are applications open.
Current Moderators are: @I_royalty_I
, @Infamous Joe
Middlemen, Programmers, GFX
These are users that either help you out with trading, contribute programs to clraik or are talented with graphics.
- Official Middleman. They are trusted users who help you out with trading with other users. @Trinket
has made a nice explanatory guide here: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...ting-middlemen
Current Official Middlemen and Women are: @I_royalty_I
- Clraik Programmer. These are users who are skilled at programming and share their programs with other users.
Current Clraik Programmers are: @Soredavide
, @Infamous Joe
- GFX Leader. This user is the leader of clraik's GFX Team.
- GFX Clraik. These users are a part of clraik's GFX team, they make different graphics for the forum.
Current team consists of @Skins
. You can apply to the GFX Team any time.
- Granted during certain advertising events hosted by the forum staff.
The Naughty List
You don't want to end up with this userbar:
- Banned. This means you have broken clraik Rules and are therefore thrown out of our community.
These userbars are part of current competition that you can enter and will be awarded to you if you win or satisfy the requirements
- Part of clraik.com OWNS ME Contest
. Bake a cake; decorate the cake with yummy icing; spell "clraik OWNS ME" on the cake; take a picture of you holding the cake, and your face must be visible and get this userbar along with 20 rep points! More info at: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...WNS-ME-Contest
- Part of SOTM
(Signature of the Month) contest run by the gfx team. Every month, a theme will be announced by the gfx team and each entry must be in accordance to the theme. Entries will then be displayed on a public poll and the three entries that earn the highest votes will be awarded with the userbars. More info at: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...-%26%239734%3B
These userbars were a part of a forum competition/program before and are no longer available for release. But who knows, they might be re-released in the future.
- Part of Top Poster Contest
than ran from Dec '12 - Jan '13 where the top poster for each day would be awarded the userbar.
- Part of Pokemon Holiday GFX Contest
that was held Dec 2012. More info at: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...Contest-Thread
This section is largely based on @Steve
's guide here: http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...Userbars-Ranks
! and the Competition and Retired sections were provided by @Ken
This part of clraik is probably the main reason you joined. Clraik offers the best, most up-to-date programs you will see on the Neopets cheating scene. You can find the Downloads right under clraik logo:
Here's a link: http://clraik.com/forum/downloads.php
As you can see, the programs are listed according to the forum Ranks. You will need certain Ranks to access better programs or to bypass all the posting and reputation, you can always buy yourself VIP, which grants full access to every program.
Since you are new to the forum and have a ton of question on how to run these wonderful programs, here are a few threads explaining things.
- This is the most important thread you will need go through to run every program smoothly.
- Another very important thread about fixing errors.
If you have problems running programs, try and go over these threads before posting needless SPAM all over clraik. If you have done everything according to those threads and still have errors, try the following:
*Make sure you have a high enough Rank to use the program.
If you have gone over this guide, this shouldn't be something you have trouble understanding.
*Restart your computer.
You wont believe how many times this is the answer.
*Re-install Library Files
*Run as Admin.
One of the easiest solutions that you couldn't come up with before! Right-click on program -> Run as Admin.
*Re-download the program.
You might have misplaced some files.
*Make sure your computer Region is US.
This has fixed multiple errors for me personally. You can change your Region under the Control Panel.
There are multiple guides about setting up programs, look around in the guides section for a specific one. If these tips haven't fixed your errors, then it is acceptable to post a thread asking for help.
So you have Neopets items/accounts/pets you're interested in selling to others? Or are interested in buying? Good, here are some pointers to help you out.
You can locate the Neopets Trade section here:
Before posting a thread or buying something from another user, I strongly recommend reading all of these topics first:
! - General rules about the section.
- Take caution trading with fresh members!
! - Before claiming your Uncoverted Royalgirl Lupe is legit, make sure it is legit by clraik's standards.
- What to know before buying active accounts!
- Clraik rules for buying and selling pure neopoints.
- An overview of the iTrader system by Kylae (second post).
Middlemen/Women can also be requested in this section, just click on this sub-forum:
There you can post a thread requesting an Official Middleman/Woman, who will help you with your needs.
If you feel I should go over some more things, let me know!