About Forums and Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Problems Registering: If you do not receive your confirmation email, check your email service provider to make sure it did not get caught in their spam filter. If you experience any problems, do not hesitate to contact us.

After Registering: Check your email for your confirmation and password.

Logging in: To log into the forums, go to the main forum page and the login panel will appear in the right side of that page.

Changing Password: While logged in, you will notice a grey bar at the very top of your browser window and on the left, you will see your username. Hover your mouse over your username, click “Edit My Profile” and you can change your password. We recommend that you choose a strong password for security. A password strength meter is provided to help with that.

What is a Forum?

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. Source.

Although you can have similar conversations in the comments on blogs, forums offer some unique advantages.

  • A forum owner will set up general forums on subjects
  • Any registered user can post topics to those forums (start a conversation)
  • Any registered user can reply to those topics (join in a conversation)
  • Any registered user can reply to a reply in a topic

Think of a forum as sort of like a cocktail party. People usually break into smaller groups where they talk about stuff (topics), and each person at the party (user) is free to move around between groups and join in the discussions.

How do I get started?

Just sign up on the forums page (there is a link at the bottom of the login module on the right side of each forum page). It is quick and painless. All that is needed is a username and an email address. Shortly after submitting, you will get a welcome email with your password in it. You are then all set up. Simply sign in and you are free to take part in the existing discussions.

A few simple requests.

Keep the discussions in the various topics and forums “on-topic.” If what you want to discuss is outside of the existing topics, please start a new topic.

Post topics in forums related to your topic. If there is a topic that you would like to discuss that is not related to any of the existing forums, use our contact page to contact us and we will see about setting up a new forum for those discussions.

Please do not post advertisements or include advertisements in your forum signature.

Please also read through our Terms of Use and in particular the sections on Privacy and Blog and Forum Posting Policy. We’ve tried to keep it short and to the point. And please review the Terms of Use and this page for changes every once in a while.