BrainiacDating Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why did you start this site?

To meet someone who values intelligence above all else, and not to be one of the small fish on the mega dating sites.


2. Can anyone join?

Yes, there are no tests or admission criteria - however members can choose to display achievement badges on their profiles by taking various challenges on the site. Anyway, who knows what smart means? You want to enlarge your brain and meet someone who cares about that too.


3. How much does this site cost?
Brainiac is 100% Free!


4. How do you contact other members?

Click on the little green envolope on the profile page. You need to bo logged in to see it.


5. Who is the brainiac behind the site?

You can read more about me on the about page. I run this site by myself in my spare time.


6. When did this site start?

This site launched in October of 2008.


7. How do I contact support for more information?

Click here.


8. How carefully do you review the site content?

All profiles and photos are reviewed before they get posted on the site. Usually the process takes less than 24 hours, but mostly it is done within one hour. We remove members who are unfit to date as described in the terms of use. Please report any problem members to us ASAP.


9. Which browsers work best with the site?

Generally the latest browsers are best to view the site. Old versions of Internet Explorer 6 are known to have issues. The site works on the iPhone, and on the Opera mobile browser. Find out more here.


10. How can you add a video to your profile?

You can add music and videos by embedding HTML. More info is available here.


10. How can I change the page background color or add an image, and how can I change the font colors?

There are many ways to edit your profile to make it look very cool. Click here.


11. What is the best way to break the ice with another member?

You can first send a friend request and see if they accept it. You can also send five winks for free, and unlimited friend requests.


12. How do I become a featured member?

Featured members are given high visibility on the home page and to guests browsing the site. If you would like to be featured, make sure to have filled out most of your profile and have good quality photos. We randomly browse to find candidates, but if you would like us to consider you, then please send us a message.


13. How do I change site color scheme?

You can change the page color at any time on the PROFILE->design page. Here you can also change the profile page background and text colors.


14. How do I block unwanted contact?

You can block specific members from contacting you by clicking on the block contact on their profile page, and you can also set broad criteria by age and education on the settings page.


15. How many photos can I post and what is the size limit?

You can store up to 15 photos totaling 4MB on the site. No photo should be more than 2MB in size. Once you upload your photo, it will be compressed to a maximum width of six inches. Photos can be made private and password protected for extra security. Photo editing can be done here. If you're still having trouble with your photos, feel free to send them to me and I will attach them to your profile.


16. What are the privacy options on the site?

You can put your profile on hold, which means that no one else will be able to view it, but you can still use the other features on the site like the search, email, forums and blogs. You can also password protect your photos so other members will need to receive the password from you before they can see your photos. Photo controls are here.


17. How do I remove my profile from the site?

Gosh, we sorry that you want to leave, and hope that it's because you met someone. Click here to proceed.


18. What is the hotlist or bookmarking capability?

You can hotlist or bookmark other members, but no information about this is shared with other members. The feature is only to help you keep a list of your favorite members.


19. How do I see who viewed me?

You can see who viewed your profile here.


20. How do I check my messages?

Click on the Mailbox tab near the top of the page. Messages are sorted by the list of senders, which are termed "contacts". Once you click on a contact, you can see all the correspondence from that person. We do not delete any old messages on this site. Messages are divided into categories of "Unread, Received and Sent". Each category shows the number of that type, and you can click on the number to see the messages for that category.


21. How do I search for other members?

There are a variety of search options such as quick, keyword, city, username, and detailed. There is also a matchmaker and Google site search. You need to be logged in as a member of the site to use the search functions. More information can be found here.


22. What other preferences can I set when I use the site?

There are a large number of settings, from opting out of the photo and profile ratings, to controlling the email notifications, to the instant messenger alert. Go here to change preferences.


23. What if you have some other ideas for brainiac and would like to help?

Feel free to write me any time. You can use the contact link below.






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