Frequently Asked Questions
This page answers some of the frequently asked questions people may have about the website and how it operates. If you can think of any others, please contact me and I might add them here.
How do I become a Town Owner?
Simply use the Contact form to let me know you are interested, and I will get back to you to start things rolling.
Why do I have to pay to own a town?
The website is a way for me to earn some money. I keep the price as low as possible.
If I earn money from my town pages, do you get a percentage?
No. Anything you earn through any means, such as advertising, is yours. I do not have, or wish to have, access to that money.
Will I have to wade through everyone’s pictures and pages to find my own?
No. You can only see your own pictures. When editing pages, you can choose to see only “Mine”.
Can somebody edit or delete my pictures, pages or comments?
No. Only you can edit or delete your own content. While you may be able to view some content from other members, you cannot change it.
If someone uses the Contact Form for my town, do you get a copy?
No. The form is only sent to your email address.
I don’t want my email address known when replying to the email from the Contact Form?
You can use any account to reply to a message. You just need to use the sender’s email address and copy the text of the message. If you don’t already have a general purpose one that you use for unimportant emails, simply create one at places like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.
Is my email address displayed anywhere?
No. Only I know your email address. Members cannot see another member’s profile or email address. The website code will not have information embedded for all to see.
Will you use my email address anywhere else?
No. I have no need or desire to let anyone else have your private email address. My reputation would be damaged if it were to be disclosed.
Can I change the password you set for me?
Yes. You can change your password at any time via your profile. It is encrypted in the database, so even I will not know what it is.
Can I change my username?
No. You can, however, change your displayed name (which is what people see) via your profile.
How will people know this website exists?
Like any website owner, it is in my own as well as my member’s interest to advertise it as much as I can.
Do I have to have a PayPal account to pay for my town?
No. While the invoice you were sent is processed securely by PayPal, you can also pay it by credit card. If you are really unwilling to use the PayPal system at all, we can discuss other options. The option to pay using Bitcoins has also been added.
Why are you charging annually rather than a fixed price?
By charging annually I can make the initial cost lower. I hope that you will like the service and will renew each year. I also don’t believe one town should cost more than another, it’s first come – first served.
Can I purchase a suburb in the same town owned by another member?
Not normally. To make your purchase more valuable to you, I would only allow one entry for a particular postal or zip type code. However, if it’s a large city, I might allow it.