FAQ

Uboachan Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yume Nikki?

In Yume Nikki (Dream Diary), you're cast as a young girl living in a small apartment. There is very little to do in your room, but fall asleep and an entire dream world is yours to explore. Go to sleep, dream freaky-ass dreams, collect 'effects', see uboa. While the main 'aim' of the game is to collect all the various effects, the real meat of the experience comes from the huge maps to explore. Many of the wide-open areas loop around on themselves so searching everywhere can often feel a little daunting, but keep an eye on the odd landmark here and there and you should be alright.

Press Z to intereact with the creatures or to pick up effects. Press x to open your menu and activate an effect. Press 1 to 'use' certain effects. If you get very lost (or attacked by a Toriningen) press the 9 key to wake up.

Since its release (in its current state) in 2004, Yume Nikki has built up a significant cult following from all corners of the Internet. Download it here.

What is Uboachan?

Uboa is a fansite of sorts, running on a 4chan-style imageboard. It's similar to a regular internet forum, with higher emphasis on images and no registration. Anyone can post and while everyone has the option to remain anonymous, they can always post with a name and/or email address to make themselves more immediately recognisable.

There are separate boards for discussion of each of the main characters (though a little overlap will be forgiven) along with a creatures board, a general discussion board and a dreams board. There are also several low-traffic off-topic boards. Last of all, we have an IRC channel on the IRCHighway network, accessible from the menu on the left.

What software is this site running?

Uboachan uses the latest version of Tinyboard+Vichan, with custom modifications.

How can I contact the administration staff?

The administration staff can be contacted on IRC, or through the Suggestions board. The operator may be contacted via email at seisatsu@uboachan.net.

Does Uboachan have any special markup, like spoilers or bold text?

Yes.

Are there any other board styles/themes?

Yes. On board pages, use the [Options] button at the top right of each page. Style switching is a little funny currently so refresh if it breaks.

I removed the frames. How do I get them back?

Return to the front page.

What happened to the old Uboachan?

It's been moved to The Archive.

What happened to all of the locked boards?

They've been moved to The Annex.

How is Uboachan hosted?

Uboachan has moved several times, but currently it is hosted on a RamNode virtual private server in the United States. The server is running Debian 7 x64.

How much does Uboachan's hosting cost?

Uboachan costs $43/month, plus $10 per year for the domain name.

Does Uboachan have frequent backups?

Uboachan is backed up to a long-term storage service every Monday.

How do I appeal a ban?

If you believe that you were banned in error, we do allow ban appeals. If your ban is longer than 6 hours, you can use the built-in appeal interface up to two times per ban. You may also email the operator at seisatsu@uboachan.net.

What rules do the moderators have to follow?

The latest revision of the moderator guide is available for viewing here. It contains moderator rules and guidelines, a description of moderator responsibilities, and a moderation panel guide.

What is the hierarchy of the Uboachan staff?

Who are the current uboachan staff members?