For the Win! Frequently Asked Questions
In order for a game to be fully rated, you must have at least one opponent that is not on the same physical network as you. So, simply playing against your brother or sister on a home router or your fellow students at school will likely not count towards your games played.
In order to play For the Win! you must have Flash installed and enabled. Most phones and tablets do not have Flash. If you are using a desktop browser, please make sure you have Flash enabled for artofproblemsolving.com. Consult your browser's documentation for enabling Flash.
Many schools, hotels, and other public networks block the necessary ports needed to access For the Win! If you are on a public network, and the port is blocked by that network, there isn't much you can do. If you can't connect on a home network, make sure ports 9898 and 9899 are not blocked by a firewall, parental control, or Internet security software or hardware.
This depends on the reason for the mute or ban and number of times you have been previously muted or banned. Bans automatically set due to inappropriate language last 7 days. Mutes given automatically by the system for typing too many things too quickly will generally last less than a day.
The minimum time for mutes or bans set by moderators is 7 days for the first offense and 30 days for subsequent offenses, although 30 days for the first offense is most common. Your ban may be longer depending on the reason you were muted or banned. (Deliberately avoiding language filters and bullying or harrassing others, among other things, often last longer.) Three or more offenses will likely lead to an indefinite mute or ban. Under no circumstance will we research the length of your mute or ban as we do not generally offer support for users who abuse our system.
/msg - Send private message to user.
/w - Send private message to user.
/whisper - Send private message to user.
/version - Display game version information.
/me - Do an action - this is that pretty blue text that you see.
/ignore - Ignore a user in chat. Issue command again to un-ignore a user
/help - Full list of commands available to you.