Tower of the Hand

Site Support: Technical Issues

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This page addresses frequently asked questions regarding this website, not about A Song of Ice and Fire itself.

Why am I here?
If you were unexpectedly redirected to this page, chances are good your browser has either JavaScript or Cookies disabled. This site requires both to view certain pages and also to take part in many activities. Most browsers have these two options enabled by default. If you cannot use JavaScript or Cookies, most summaries and some articles will be severely limited in detail.

Why can't I change scope?
In order to make use of the scope feature, your browser must have JavaScript and Cookies enabled. Most browsers have these two options enabled by default. If you cannot use JavaScript or Cookies, most summaries and some articles will be severely limited in detail. Also note: changing scope may not affect all articles, especially those with only general information, and has no effect on chapter summary pages.

How do I edit my comment?
Only registered members of Tower of the Hand can edit their comments. If you are logged in and your login is saved, you'll see an edit link just below your comment. Otherwise, you can view all of your editable comments on "My Tower Landing" page. Note: you have only fifteen minutes to edit your comment from the moment you submit it.

Why do images show up as "Invalid Referer"?
We prevent visitors from "hotlinking" some of our images, including (but not limited to) Amok's portraits and Stig Greve's house shields. This is done mainly to preserve bandwidth, but also to protect the images from being used without the artists' permission. To view these images on Tower of the Hand, your browser must have referers enabled. Most browsers have this option enabled by default.

Why does Tower of the Hand crash my browser?
When attempting to view a family tree, particularly a large one, your browser may crash. I suspect that older versions of Netscape cannot handle the number of tables required to construct the trees. Firefox, Opera, and Safari appear to be the browsers that are most compatible with this site. If you prefer to keep your current browser, we recommend updating to the latest version, if possible. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Why do some family trees appear cut off?
This is a known issue that occurs when viewing long family trees with Microsoft Internet Explorer. In some cases (such as the Targaryens), I have split family trees into several pages to avoid this. Firefox, Opera, and Safari do not appear to be affected by this issue.

Why is my question not answered here?
If you cannot find the answer to your question in any of the FAQs, feel free to contact us.

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