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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about the Forum.

Do I have to register?
How are the messages formatted?
Can I customize the forum in any way?
Can I add HTML to my messages?
Are cookies used?
Can I edit my own posts?
Can I attach files?
Can I show an image with my message?

Can I show multiple images in the same message?
Can I search?
Can I be notified by email if someone responds to my topic?


Do I have to register?

You are not required to register to view or post messages on this board. However, we do not allow commercial advertising unrelated to the topic of the message board, and such messages will be removed by the editors at the editors' discretion.

How are the messages formatted?

Messages are formatted in two ways; you can select the one your prefer:
(a) Selecting "Show all in tree" will show you the messages in a tree format, with the original message  subject at the top followed by the titles of  all the replies. Clicking on any of the message titles will take you to that message.
(b) "Show message only" will list all the main topics posted; clicking on a topic will display the entire thread in one page.

Can I customize the forum in any way?

You can set your preferences on how you want to view the messages:
(a) Selecting "Show all in tree" will show you the messages in a tree format, with the original message  subject at the top followed by the titles of  all the replies. Clicking on any of the message titles will take you to that message.
(b) "Show message only" will list all the main topics posted and clicking on a topic will display the entire thread in one page.
You can also customize the number of messages you see based on the date of posting.

Can I add HTML to my messages?

Yes, you can use HTML in your posts. This can be particularly useful in linking to images elsewhere on the Internet.

Are cookies used?

This forum uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your name and email address, and your preferred "board layout" and "number of days". These cookies are stored on your browser. No cookies are used to track your movement or perform any other function other than enhance your use of the bulletin board. If your browser does not support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly. 

Can I edit my own posts?

No, please try to make sure your posting is correct before you post it. The forum administrators will only make changes in very special situations.

Can I attach files?

You can link to other pages by using the Link URL and Link Title in the post an image forms. This allows you to refer to other pages (you can also use this to refer to another picture - put in the image address with the title "Click here for another image" ). You can also refer to an image already posted elsewhere on the web or upload a picture from your computer directly to the forum (see below).

Can I show an image with my message?

There are two ways of inserting an image with your message:
(a) if you already have the image on the web find the location address and paste it into the "image URL" field. There are several websites you can use to post images for free: Top Image Hosting Sites

(b) alternatively you can upload and image directly to the forum. Click on "Image" > "Choose File":   browse and find the image you want to upload with your message. note: we have set a maximum allowable byte size of an image to 100KB. Images should be saved as medium compressed JPEGs, or GIFs.

Can I show multiple images in the same message?

This can be done if you already have your images on the web. There are several websites you can use to post images for free: Top Image Hosting Sites

e.g.: To insert 3 images with your message change "http://full_path_to_image/image_name.jpg" in the following HTML tags to correspond to the paths to your image files and paste these tags into the "message" field: The images will appear in your message.

<p><img src="http://full_path_to_image/image_name.jpg"></p>
<p><img src=
"http://full_path_to_image/image_name.jpg"></p>
<p><img src=
"http://full_path_to_image/image_name.jpg"></p>

Can I Search For Specific Posts?

You may search for specific posts based on a word or words found in the posts, user name, date. Just click on the "search" link at the top of most pages.

Can I be notified by email if someone responds to my topic?

When you post a  message, you have the option of receiving an email notification every time someone posts a reply to your topic/reply. Just check the email notification box on the bottom of  the post form when you post a message.


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