This was created by HCRU members for new HCRU members. 1. Q. Why are my posts not appearing? A. If you are a new member your post will not appear right away. First, your posts will have to be approved by a moderator. Within several days your posts will appear. From then on you will be able to post freely. 2. Q. My crabs have molted several times. Why does it says I've never molted under my username? How can I change that? A. The phrase under your username does not have to do with how many crabs of yours have molted. It has to do with the number of posts you have and is not changeable. It's a fun way to track the number of posts you and others have.Here is the chart. 1 Hi, I'm New Here! 0 2 "Never Molted" 30 3 (Micro Crab) 60 4 "Preparing For First Molt" 120 5 "First Molt In Progress" 150 6 "First Molt, A Success" 200 7 (Small Crab) 250 8 "Preparing For Second Molt" 350 9 "Second Molt In Progress" 450 10 "Second Molt, A Success" 500 11 (Medium Crab) 600 12 "Preparing For Third Molt" 750 13 "Third Molt In Progress" 850 14 "Third Molt, A Success" 900 15 (Large Crab) 1000 16 "Preparing For Fourth Molt" 1250 17 "Fourth Molt In Progress" 1350 18 "Fourth Molt, A Success" 1450 19 (JUMBO CRAB) 1550 20 "Email For Custom Title" 1850 3. Q.Every one else I see has pictures next to their username and signatures. How do I get one? A. First you go to user CP it's at the top row next to FAQ and Donate. Then you Click change avatar on the left bar. You can also change other features by doing this. 4. Q. How do I befriend a person??? A. If you visit their personal profile, you will see under their list of friends, a caption that says, "Befriend (example) NitaRocks!, or "Befriend Cococrisp" . . . Click on it. . . 5. Q. How do you send a private message to someone??? A. First, you have to visit their personal profiles. There is a caption that says "Send Message". Click on it. There will be a choice of sending a "Visitor Message or sending a "Private Message". Click on the "Private Message" caption. 6. Q.How do I create a thread? A.First you click on Hermit Crabs R Us forum. Then you click on the appropriate section. If you have a question on molting, post it in that section. Then in the top right hand corner there is a button that says new thread. Click that and you can type your thread. 7. Q. I am confused!!! What do all the abbreviations mean??? A.Here are some abbreviations to commonly used crabber words. BP - Big Pincher Brevy - Indonesian (Coenobita Brevimanus) Cavie - Cavipes (Coenobita Cavipes) CC - crazy crabs (Coenobita Variabilis) DW - Doc Wellfish (salt mix) E - Ecuadorian (Coenobita Compressus) EE - Eco-Earth (coconut fiber bedding) FB - Forest Bedding Indo - Indonesian (Coenobita Brevimanus) IO - Instant Ocean (salt mix) ISO - Isolation tank LPS - local pet store PP - purple pincher (Coenobita Clypeatus) Rug - Ruggie (Coeonbita Rugosus) Straw - Strawberry (Coenobita Perlatus) 8. Q. How do I post a picture. A. When you are posting a thread type the caption you would like to go along with your picture. Then, go to the bottom of the page. Click the button "Manage attachments". Then a window will pop up. Click browse and choose the picture you want. The picture will show up at the bottom of your post and people will be able to enlarge it. If you would like to make your picture VERY large then you have to get a photobucket account then copy the IMG code and copy and paste it into the little icon above the post with a picture of a mountain.