Do I have to Register before posting a Message?
Yes, only registered users are allowed to post a Message.
I never received my activation e-mail
It could be that you made a slight error when you typed your e-mail address. Our registration program creates the e-mail immediately and it should get to you quickly. Give it at least a few hours before you decide its not going to get to you.
If you waited a while and still didn't receive the activation e-mail, chances are your spam system, or that of your ISP is blocking the verification e-mail our system sends to you. If your e-mail program moves spam e-mails to a folder other than your inbox, check there first. Many programs do this - giving you an opportunity to recover 'false positives' and 'whitelist' the address for future use.
Check your spam system documentation, or help system with your ISP. You need to allow mail from the [domain URI) of the forum] to get through.
If eventually you receive the e-mail and you have not clicked on the activation code link within 24 hours of first registering for an account, the activation code will have expired and you will have to do a new registration.
I'm having trouble logging in!
The most likely reasons for this is that you entered an incorrect username or password.
Your password is case sensitive, whereas your username is not; you must use the proper case and make sure you have no additional spaces anywhere or you will be unable to log in. Case sensitive means that upper and lower case letters are looked at as being different. For example if your password includes the letter 'c' and you type it as 'C' it will not be accepted as being correct.
Ensure that your browser supports cookies; if so, check the security level you are using. High levels of security restriction in certain browsers will automatically reject cookies. In order to use the key features of these forums, you'll need to accept cookies. If you have registered previously but have not logged-in during the past 180 days your account will automatically have expired and been deleted in order to keep the user database up-to-date. You can of course do a new registration if you wish to use the facilities of the Forum again.
If you continue to have problems, go to the login page. Enter your Username and E-mail address and click the Lost Password link. A temporary password will be generated and e-mailed to you.
I get an error message Account activating failed
You may have previously clicked on the link and your account is already active or someone who has access to your e-mails may have done so without your knowledge. Try logging in and see if your details are accepted. If you have not clicked on the activation code link within 24 hours of first registering for an account, the activation code will have expired and you will have to do a new registration.
If you're using a challenge-response system and you want to receive mail from this Web site then please be a good Internet citizen and make sure you add [domain (URI) of the forum] as a verified source. We will not answer any challenges generated in response to mail that has been sent from [domain (URI) of the forum] . Thus, if you're using a challenge-response system and not receiving mail from us, you'll need to figure that out on your own. In short, do what you feel is necessary to control your spam problem, but remember that its your responsibility to make it possible for people to send you email that you request.
Registered Members - How to change your options
In order to change your options, you first of all must be logged in, then you will notice your user name appears near the top of the page, this is a link to your user data area where you can change your options. When in this area you will see another link titled 'Edit user data'.
By default when a new member registers the setting is NOT to 'Show e-mail link'. If you wish to receive an e-mail direct make sure you have selected 'yes' next to the Show e-mail link.
Can I send e-mail to other members?
Yes! To send an e-mail to another member, you can either locate the member you want to contact on the member list, or click the E-mail button on any post made by that member. This will open a page that contains a form where you can enter your message. When you have finished typing your message, press the [Send Message] button and your message will be sent instantly.
Note that for privacy reasons, the email address of the recipient is not revealed to you during this process.
It is recommended that if you are replying to a message that you post your reply on the Forum unless it is of a personal nature. Many people other than the original poster could well find the information in your reply very useful.
There is no e-mail link showing next to a message!
In case that you can not find an email button or link for a member, it means that the member in question has either decided not to show their e-mail link, or has not changed this option in their user data section.
I lost my password!
Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the login page and click Lost Password link. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.
How do I change my e-mail address?
All your settings (if you are registered) are stored in the database. To alter them firstly log in then click your user name link shown at the top of pages. This will take you to your information page and allow you to change all your settings.
Can I get a notification if someone replies to a message I posted?
You can get an e-mail notification sent to you when someone replies to a message you posted, if the following box is ticked.
E-mail notification if there has been a reply to this message
You will find this directly underneath the section where you type your message.
I get an error message saying my name is already in use!
The most common reason is that you have registered previously and you are trying to post a message without first logging in. All you have to do is log in before you post a new message. The other reason of course is that someone else has the same name as you who has registered previously.
Is it possible to edit my message when its already posted?
Editing is possible only for a certain amount of time depending on the forum' configuration after the original submission and when there is no reply posted to your message. Open your post and click on the edit-icon in the lower right hand corner.
We would recommend to use the preview function to keep editing of already posted messages at a minimum it may be confusing for readers if there are already replies and the original post is changed.
Is it possible to change the subject and/or category of my message?
Yes, open your post and click on the edit-icon in the lower right hand corner. Now you can change both the category and the subject line. Please note that changes are only possible for a certain amount of time depending on the forum' configuration (see above). It is not possible to change the category if there are already replies in the thread.
Sometimes messages seem to be missing, why is that?
This forum is moderated and cleaned up from time to time where messages will be deleted (usually without further notice) which are outdated, offending, or when these are off topic and not interesting enough to retain so that the remaining information of this forum is actual, interesting to read, more clear and is it more easy to find topics back using the search option.
Can I add YouTube movies into my message?
Yes, this is possible by clicking the [Flash] button in the Edit screen and fill-in the details of the video you want to share.