The Red Hat Café FAQ
Listed here are the rules of this board. They should be followed by users on the board at all times.
(Staff members are allowed to make exceptions to any rule, at any time, for any reason.)

General Disclaimer
This board is for hacking some of our favorite games on the Wii U, such as New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario Maker. This site does not support piracy in any way, shape, or form. Anyone attempting piracy here will be removed from the board on sight – no warnings, no questions asked.
This board is not accountable for anything said or done by users here. The views contained in posted content may not be representative of the views of the owners of this website.
We do not sell, distribute or otherwise disclose member information like IP addresses to any third party.
If you have any questions about this site's policies or the information in this FAQ, please send a private message with your questions to a staff member.
Cookies Disclaimer
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

The Blargboard software we use uses a cookie to manage your login session. It stores a random, 16-character-long alphanumeric string in your browser to ensure that your login session will be connected to your browser only, and not to anyone else's. Additionally, the board's "Cafe Haunted" theme uses an extra cookie to remember if the spotlights are turned on or off. This particular cookie will not be created if you do not use the "Cafe Haunted" theme.
The MediaWiki software we use for The Red Hat Café Wiki uses cookies to keep track of your user ID, your username, a login session ID and a login "token;" these serve essentially the same purpose as Blargboard's cookie.
These are the only cookies our site uses.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Board Rules
Upon registering on this board, you agree to follow these rules. You even have to check a checkbox saying you read this... so you should really do it.

Use common sense.

This is a pretty easy one, honestly...

Do not spam.

This one is fairly simple, too. Don't smash random stuff into a post and put it everywhere. This is a good kind of infraction to get banned for. Sorry, bots!

Do not harass other users.

A biggie. Do not insult or be racist in any way, shape, or form to any other users on this board. Constant flaming will result in an automatic ban. Any incident of bullying or intolerance will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to the severity of the infraction. Lighter infractions can lead to shorter bans.

Do not bump topics.

"Bumping" means to post in a thread marked as "Old," which moves it to the top of the thread list. If a user makes a post that contributes little or nothing to the thread, a warning or ban can occur. However, bumping is acceptable if the post actually contributes to the topic.

Proxies are not allowed.

Proxies are often abused to reregister on boards and for other malicious reasons. The board automatically detects proxies through Stop Forum Spam, and if a user is caught using a proxy, they will be banned until they use their regular IP and explain to the staff why they were using a proxy.

What happens outside the board stays outside the board.

Anybody bringing in drama from outside of The Red Hat Café's limits, (which are the board itself and its official IRC channel) will be banned. There is no reason to bring in external drama that does not have anything to do with this place.

Do not mess with replied-to posts.

If somebody quotes your post and you remove your post for no reason or for any reason, your edit privileges may be removed.

Don't reuse passwords.

We've seen this issue occur on boards similar to this one. If your account password is leaked on any other site and your account here is abused here because of that, you are responsible.

Do not show your token.

Your personal token is what's used to log out, delete posts, and more. Seriously, don't leak your tokens.
Layout Rules
The following rules will be enforced about layouts. We want this site to be readable at all times, regardless of anything.

No glowing text of any kind.

This might look cool and all, but it's a real annoyance and can make pages lag on mobile.

Be sure it works with both types of themes.

There are 2 types of themes: light and dark. Make sure that your post layout works on both before making it public. In particular, text is black by default on light themes and white by default on dark themes, so make sure to explicitly set the text color in your layout, even if it looks fine with the theme you're currently using.

No fake star coins in layouts.

This is dumb to put here, but please do not put star coin links or place any star coins. This will lead to an immediate ban, no questions asked.

No big backgrounds.

Try not to use giant pictures for backgrounds. It lags on page load and makes it a pain to navigate.

Use common sense with layouts.

This is the big one. Make sure it isn't a eye-straining layout of any kind. You will be warned once about the layout, and afterwards it will be removed if you continue to have bad layouts.

The font used in the "Soup of the Day™" box is CRU-pokawin-Alize by pokawin, which can be found here.

The Cafe uses themes that are specific to this board. We wish that these themes stay on this board only. Taking the assets without permission and using them on your own board will get a complaint filed and will be dealt with accordingly. The themes will only be used on outside boards if said user has permission, or they are released publicly. If you have to use the board's output source to get a theme, do not put it on a public board.

...and one more thing.
no, you can't have any of this board's source code