Frequently Asked Questions
- Why canít I log in?
Have you registered? Seriously, you must register in order to log in. Have you been banned from the board? (A message will be displayed if you have.) If so, you should contact the webmaster or board administrator to find out why. If you have registered and are not banned and you still cannot log in then check and double-check your username and password. Usually this is the problem; if not, contact the board administrator -- they may have incorrect configuration settings for the board.
- Why do I need to register at all?
You may not have to -- it is up to the administrator of the board as to whether you need to register in order to post messages. However, registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, emailing to fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few minutes to register so it is recommended you do so.
- Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you log in, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university cluster, etc.
- How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
In your profile you will find an option Hide your online status; if you switch this on youíll only appear to board administrators or to yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
- Iíve lost my password!
Donít panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the login page and click Iíve forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.