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Admins Question Thread

Pretty self-explanatory, for when you have a question for the Admins.

I was looking through the Ultimate Guide to the CB, and it says people ask the admins questions "frequently related to blue moon ice cream."

What does that mean? 

One of the older admins told a story about Blue Moon ice cream a while back and it became something of a meme: --admin




submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf, age many moons, me again
(November 5, 2021 - 8:57 am)

Hey admins, I was just wondering why all the most recent art submissions are gone? Like in the avatar thread and the art posting thread a bunch of the more recent images that already got posted are missing now. It only seems to apply to the newest page or two though...?

There are comments posted as recently as June 10 on the ART POSTING thread on Pudding's Place. Please send me your query on the thread in question and I'll have a look. I really don't know what happened.


submitted by @admins
(June 11, 2022 - 7:44 am)

@Admins, do any of you watch Stranger Things?

I don't. I don't know about the others.


submitted by Pancake, age Fresh, On A Plate
(June 17, 2022 - 7:45 am)
@Admins, when you start a new thread, where does it go and how can you get it to be on the first page? 
When you create a new thread, it should automatically go to the top. It may fall to the back after a first comment, but after that each comment should bump it to the top (this is what "topping" is for). You may still sometimes need to search for threads that have gone missing. - Admin 
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, The Fairy Realm
(June 24, 2022 - 6:18 am)
@Admins, what is shipping? 
Shipping is essentially wanting characters to like each other or be in a relationship. We don't allow actual romance on the CB, but we do allow for crushes and G-rated "liking" between characters. 
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, The Feywild
(July 1, 2022 - 6:21 am)
Ah, thanks for the clarfication!  
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, The Fairy Realm
(July 2, 2022 - 6:12 am)

Dear Admin, what is your favorite book? Do you have a favorite author? Also- Thank you for taking time to read and answer all our Questions and Coments!

OH, that's such a tough question. I enjoy a variety of book and admire many, many authors, but if I had to name one favorite book above all others, it would be Remembrance Rock by Carl Sandburg. It's the story of the American Dream and the principles upon which this country was founded, from the early 1600s in England through the mid-1940s, written as the story of individuals and families from generation to generation. The events and hardships endured are so real and emotional, unlike any history textbook. Reading this book made me really appreciate the pilgrims and pioneers and feel the responsibility to continue to uphold the principles for which they worked so hard. Sandburg’s language is so beautiful that I savored every word, and even though at 1067 pages it is the longest book I’ve ever read, when I got to the end, I was really sorry that there weren’t more pages to read!

submitted by Moring Glory , TheGarden
(July 5, 2022 - 7:40 pm)

WOW! I LOVEEE long books! it sound very interesting! Thanks

submitted by Moring Glory, TheGarden
(July 6, 2022 - 8:09 am)

Hello Admin! I hope you are well, I was wondering how Cricket desides what stort stories get into the mag? Thanks a Bunch!!

Writers from all over the world submit stories. Our editors read them and select the best for the magazines. We try to publish a variety of themes and formats.


submitted by GringerSnap , MyMouth
(July 6, 2022 - 7:18 pm)

@Admin How do you submit stories? My sister is a aspiring author and is published do think it would be posible for her to send cricket one of her stories? Thanks!!


Hi GingerSnap. Cricket only publishes works by authors over age 18. If you sister is an adult, she can visit the Cricket Media website to find information about our submissions process. Otherwise, encourage her to enter our contests and perhaps join you on the Chatterbox! - Admin

submitted by GringerSnap , MyMouth
(July 7, 2022 - 10:28 am)
@Admins, how come Blab about Books is the only one with the black titles?
I don't know. I guess because that's the way it was set up. 
submitted by ChangelingChild , age 13, The Fairy Realm
(July 12, 2022 - 5:22 pm)

@admin, why do i sometimes get a message after posting a comment and it says your comment has been created but then it says 

  • Invalid CAPTCHA token.
I have absolutely no idea and I've not heard anyone else mention this.
submitted by @admin
(July 15, 2022 - 4:02 pm)

this usually happens if you press the Submit button twice. if it sends "your comment has been created" and "invalid CAPTCHA token" just ignore it. if you fill out the captcha again, the comment will post twice.

Thanks for this explanation, Darkvine! This may be the reason that some comments arrive in duplicate. You Chatterboxers are so smart to figure all this out.


submitted by Darkvine
(July 16, 2022 - 8:54 am)

Hi admins! I just have one question.

What determines the page that a thread is located on? Like, what makes the languages chat thread be on page 7?

Actually... I just thought of another question - what is "topping" supposed to mean exactly?

Thanks! BTW, I really appreciate all your hard work to make the CB an interesting and safe place! :)

I don't know what determines where a thread goes. It may have to do with how many responses it gets. The first reply to a new thread often sends the thread to a back page. The next reply will bring it to the top or front again. That's what people who say "top" are doing, moving a thread back up to the front. It's all rather quirky.


submitted by Poinsettia, age Mid teens, Narnia
(September 6, 2022 - 6:35 pm)

@admins, is it allowed to mention Spotify usernames? 

No, we don't allow that. Sorry.


submitted by Darkling , Smoke (on the water)
(September 9, 2022 - 9:51 pm)

@admin, is mentioning Stardew Valley ok?

Yes, the reviews seem to indicate it's appropriate for Cricket-age young people.


submitted by @Admin
(September 20, 2022 - 10:37 pm)