What is Kwipster?
Kwipster is a community of funny people...and the unfunny people who love them. More specifically, it's a website that gives the wittiest among us a central arena to share their funny comments on the latest news -- and the rest of us something to make the workday suck less.
Why is your name spelled wrong?
We went with the phonetical "kw" because the "qu" spelling was taken. By a skwatter. See what we did there? Plus words starting with 'k' are supposedly the funniest.
What does the 'beta' next to the Kwipster logo signify?
In short, the 'beta' signifies that Kwipster is a new service, and while we believe we've identified and fixed all of the significant bugs and errors within the site, there may still be some issues that can affect your use of it. We encourage you to notify us of any problems you find by clicking on the Feedback
button in the navigation bar.
I experienced an error using Kwipster. What should I do?
First, make sure it's not your fault. Second, make sure it's not your fault. Then, if in good conscience you can confidently pin the blame upon us, send us a note here
. And please include the following pieces of information with your submission:
- the action you were trying to attempt
- a description of the error that occurred
- the operating system you were using (e.g., Windows 7, Mac OSX, Atari 400)
- the browser type and version you were using (e.g., Internet Explorer 8.0, Firefox 4.0, hopefully not Netscape Navigator)
- any other information you think would be helpful
How do you protect my personal information?
All of the areas within the Kwipster site where you may access or update your personal information are guarded by pixel-sized ninjas -- or protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology
Do you share any of my personal information?
Don't worry, you're not that interesting. We don't share any of your personal information with any third parties other than those who perform specific support services for Kwipster (e.g., web development, hosting, email delivery). And each of these service providers is contractually obligated to keep your personal information absolutely private.
The only information about you that other parties may see is that which you post yourself, either on your Profile Page
or elsewhere on the site. For your own privacy and security, we recommend that you don't post any sensitive personal information (such as your email address, physical address, phone number, etc.) on your profile, within your username, or in any of your kwips or replies on the site.
Why is an Invite Code required to join Kwipster? How do I get one?
An Invite Code is required because we're currently only accepting members we've directly invited to join or who have requested to join and have provided us with good examples of their comic chops. If you'd like to join Kwipster, please send us
a link to your website, blog, Twitter feed, or anything else that shows your wit at work. Or if you've actually read this far, you deserve an invite just for your attention span. Use invite code: ICANREAD2
I registered but didn't receive my validation email. What should I do?
Panic. Then check the spam or junk folder within your email service. There's a chance the message got dumped there by your ISP. If not, repeat panic. Or just click here
to have another one sent.
I forgot my password. What should I do?
Pat yourself on the back. It's a good sign that you're not using the same password for all of your various internet accounts. Then reset your password here
Why are kwips limited to just 200 characters?
Because brevity is....
Are there any other rules or guidelines for writing kwips?
, please familiarize yourself with our Rules
and make a habit of not running afoul of any of them.
Do you have any advice or tips for writing kwips?
Do we ever. We've put together a big fat Tips and Tricks
guide to help our Kwipsters learn tons of techniques for crafting jokes, with hilarious examples from all the best comics. Access it here
or at any time in the navigation bar of the site.
My kwip is gone! Where did it go?
If you posted a kwip or reply, saw it go up on the site, then later disappear, it's almost certainly because it was repeatedly flagged by other users as a violation of our Rules
. If you feel your post was removed in error, you're kinda outta luck. But if this happens to you more than a couple times, please let us know here
and we'll look into it for you.
How is my score calculated? And my level determined?
By an algorithm so complex it's rivaled only by Amazon's ability to predict that every single user will be interested in seeing a full-page Kindle ad on their home page every single day of the year...or until they buy one. To see how it works, click here
Do I win anything for being a Top Kwipster?
Nope. But we may start rewarding or recognizing our top contributors in some way in the future, so warm your fuzzy with that possibility for the time being.
Can I hide my Kwipster profile?
Sounds like somebody's embarrassed about their low score.... There are two ways you can hide your profile. You can choose the 'private' option next to 'Display Profile' on your Account Page
, which makes your profile invisible to everyone except you. Alternatively, you can close your account, which you may do on the same page. But keep in mind that closing your account is a permanent, irreversible action, and all content you've ever posted to the site will be removed.
My account has been suspended. How do I regain access to it?
Either you've generated too many reports of abuse or our state-of-the-art douche detector inappropriately flagged you. In either case, you must contact us here
to have your account reviewed and potentially reactivated. If you don't contact us, your account will remain suspended indefinitely.
How do I update my account settings?
You may update your account settings (including your email address and password) at any time on your Account Page
. Please note, however, that if you update your email address, you will be required to prove that you are the owner of the new email address (by having it tattooed on your taint) before this change can be made.
How do I close my account?
You may close your account at any time by clicking on the 'Close Account' link on your Account Page
and following the simple steps provided. If you're too lazy for that, you can just stop logging in and eventually just forget you even had an account. Assuming you choose the former, please note that closing your account is irreversible and you will permanently lose all access to your account if you choose to close it.
Somebody is impersonating me. What should I do?
Impersonate them back, so they see how it feels. Okay, don't do that. Just tell us about it here
and we'll look into it.
My Kwipster emails are getting delivered to my spam or junk folder. What should I do?
Short of picketing your ISP, there are a couple actions you can take within your email service to help prevent this. If you see any Kwipster emails within your spam or junk folders, look for a "not spam" or "not junk" button and click on it a few hundred times. And add the following email address to your address book or safe sender list: firstname.lastname@example.org. [Note: don't try to send mail to this address, unless you're super lonely and feel like talking to our auto-reply.]
How do I unsubscribe or stop receiving Kwipster emails?
While we may question the wisdom of your decision, we certainly respect it. You have full control over the types of emails you receive from Kwipster. You can manage your email settings on your Account Page
Kwipster looks like ass on my mobile
That's not really a question, but we get what you're going for. We haven't created a mobile site or any mobile apps for Kwipster yet but hope to build both in the near future. In the meantime, keep using the box you get your porn from.
My question isn't answered here. How can I get help?
If by some inconceivable chance you aren't able to find your answer above, you may send us a message here
and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. But be warned: if it turns out your answer was on this page, our reply to you may be delayed, purely out of spite.