Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to register?
How can I use smilies?
Can I add HTML to my messages?
How can I change my registration profile?
Can I attach files?
Can I search?
Are there any censor features?
What do I do if I lost my username and/or password?
Registration is only required if you plan to post new topics or reply to existing topics. Registration is free, and you are not required to post your real name. You are required to post your actual email address, however.
You've probably seen others use smilies before in email messages or other bulletin board posts. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile :) or a frown :(. This bulletin board automatically converts certain smilies to a graphical representation. For example, if you type :o in your BB post, it will automatically be converted to - a shameful face. The following smilies are currently supported:
You may be able to use HTML in your posts. You may use any HTML tags, but please be very careful that you proper HTML syntax. If you do not, we may have to edit your post.
Changing Your Profile
You may easily change any info stored in your registration profile, using the "My Profile" link located near the top of each page. Simply identify yourself by typing your username and password and all of your profile information will appear on screen. You may change any items, except your username.
For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. You may cut and paste text into your post, however, or use HTML Code to provide hyperlinks to outside documents.
Searching For Specific Posts
You may search for specific posts based on a word or words found in the posts, user name, date, and particular forum(s). Just click on the "Forum Search" link at the top of most pages.
We have the power to censor certain words that may be posted. Words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.
Lost User Name and/or Password
Retrieving your username and password is simple. All of the pages that require you to identify yourself with your username and password carry a "lost password" link that you can use to have your username and password emailed instantly to your email address of record.