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This shouldn't be as much of a problem as it once was, as we have drastically reduced
the number of intrusive pop-up ads on the web site. However, if the existing ads are
you crazy, you can often block them in your browser settings (but remember that InterPals
funded by the ad revenue you generate when you view the ads of our sponsors).
You can either start by searching the penpal database,
or by signing up. Once you are signed up, you can
create a profile with information about yourself for other
penpals to see.
When you see a penpal profile that interests you, you can send a
private message (you need to sign up first) introducing
yourself. If you create your own profile, it will be posted on the InterPals
web site and you will start getting messages from other people as well.
If you're having trouble with the site or have a question about the site, a good idea
is to post on the InterPals Forum where other knowledgeable users
may be able to help you more quickly than we can respond.
If you would like to contact us directly, please use our feedback form.
InterPals allows you to change your username a maximum of twice.
To change your username, Edit your profile.
Changing your username will update all of your old posts and messages
with the new username.
InterPals lets you upload photos and create photo albums to share photos with
other InterPallers. To begin uploading visit your photos page,
where you can create albums and begin adding photographs.
Another way to add photos and images to your profile is by using the [img][/img] BBCode
tags in your profile descriptions. This lets you link to externally-hosted images without
having to upload anything to InterPals. Learn more about
Every user starts out with one empty album -- the "Profile Photos" album, which contains
photographs that visitors will see on the left side of your profile. The album cover
becomes your main thumbnail image and is what other users will see when they come
across your profile in search results, bookmarks, etc.
Private messages are like emails between InterPals members, but they are sent
and received on the InterPals web site. You can read, delete, and reply to them from your
private message inbox.
When you receive a private message, you
will be notified instantly as long as you are on the web site. You can also be
notified by email when you receive a private message on InterPals. You can
turn this option on or off from your
Get started with private messages: go to your inbox or
search for penpals to private message.
Bookmarks are usernames that you can choose to save and view the profiles at your
Click "Add bookmark" at the bottom of any profile to add it to your bookmarks.
You can edit your bookmarks to delete old ones or view your
InterPals depends on its volunteer moderators to help keep the site a friendly
and welcoming place for users of all ages. Most moderators are asked to join by
the InterPals staff. However, if you care a lot about InterPals and would be
interested in helping out with reviewing profiles, deleting spam and
pornography, etc., you can contact us.
We look for responsible, mature individuals who have been consistently active on
our site -- the longer, the better!
To help reduce the amount of spam on this site, we have instituted several
limits on the number of new contacts that members can initiate per day. The
longer you are a member of InterPals, the higher this limit will be.
This means that there is a limit on the number of new people you can contact.
There is no restriction on messages to users with whom you have already
corresponded. Messages from users who write to you first don't count against
This message means that your account has been flagged as potentially violating
our Terms of Service and you must wait for our moderators to
review the account.
This does not necessarily mean that your account violates
the ToS -- it is possible that your account was flagged because you use a
computer that has been used in the past to violate our ToS (this is especially
true if you access the Internet from a shared computer at a school, internet
cafe, workplace, etc.).
It is entirely possible that our volunteer moderators have not yet had a chance
to review your report. We receive hundreds of new reports every day, so please
bear with us. Likewise, it is possible that the moderator could not find
evidence of a ToS violation. Please be as detailed as possible when filing a
If you would like to prevent a certain user from contacting you or viewing your
information, you can click the "Block this user" link on that person's profile.
Alternatively, you can edit your blocklist from your