Current date/time is Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:18 pm

IN A FLAP Help Center

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In A Flap Questions

I cannot delete my account
In order to delete you account you will need to send a PM to admin from the account asking to have the account deleted. It will not delete your posts as there is not way to globally remove posts. I will endeavour to remove your account details within 96 hours of your last post. There may be occasions when it takes longer. Do not worry it will be done. If you continue to post after requesting your account is deleted then it will be seen as withdrawing your request.
Demanding your account be deleted on the forum will be seen as having a hissyfit and will result in no action as I require a PM.
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What Happens if I don't use my account
If an account should not be used for certain amount of time or no posts are made at all then that account will be deactivated. The member in question will be emailed in advance and be given enough time to respond before the account is deactivated. It will not be removed as such so if the member comes back it can be reactivated without them needed to sign up again.
At present an account will be deemed inactive after around 3 months of no posting.

Those that sign up and do not make any posts may find they receive more email reminders as they do not receive full member access until after the first post.
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Deactivating accounts
If you would like to have your account deactivated then you can PM Admin requesting the account is deactivated. This allows you to leave, but retain the option of returning with the same account name at a later date. The account will be deactivated and renamed and all personal details removed. There is a 7 day cooling off period as it has happened that people demand to be deactivated and in the clear light of day change their minds. If you post during the 7 day cooling off period it will be assumed that you have changed your mind. Those that repeatedly sign up and then delete their accounts will have measures taken to stop their accounts being deleted by anyone but the Admin.
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Can I change my name
Yes you can change your name.
First find one of your own posts and press the report button.
Select the Name Change option and enter why you want a name change and what you want it changed to then press the save button.
If you do not select the name change option and give a reason why then it may be ignored.
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Why do I have to wait for full members access
Unfortunately it is necessary to have a probationary period to weed out the spammers and trolls that make forum life so difficult. Be patient and make sure you announce your arrival as suggested in your welcome mail.

It can take up to 24 hours but usually takes a lot less.
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What is a usergroup for
If you wish to have a private area to chat about subjects that are not covered elsewhere in the forum you can get your own usergroup and invite people to join it.
You can access existing usergroups from the usergroup menu. There is a list of available groups
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How Can I setup my own user group
Use the Report button on one of your own threads, and give details of what the group will will be about. Whether you want it to be open or closed membership. Any text for the section layout and a picture You will then be setup and you can add members to that group yourself from the usergroup link on the homepage the group will not be available to the forum in general, but only to your members. You will be responsible for administering the group. It stops the forum being too the layout for the correct way to request this report is here
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What is the report button and what is it for
The report button if for members to contact Admin over forum issues.
Using it frivolously may result in the reports being published in the report section, continued frivolous reporting may earn you a time out.
Reports are to raise issues not conduct a vendetta against someone

1: Wrong Board
This option is for topics that are on the wrong section of the forum. It can be your own topic or someone else's. Please give full reasons why you think it is on the wrong board. Frivolous use of this reason can end up with the report being posted in the punishment block

2:Duplicate Thread
Sometimes when posting a thread you accidentally post it twice. You can get me to remove one by selecting this reason. You will need to report both threads and give the reason. If they both have replies on then I will merge the threads, if they don't then I will delete one of them. This option can also be used to merge threads from different users if they have both posted the same thread.

3:Duplicate Post
Sometimes when posting you accidentally post it twice. You can get me to remove a duplicate post by selecting this reason. You will need to report both posts and give the reason.

I think that speaks for itself. Glamour pictures are not necessarily porn, but hard core is out. A full reason why you think it is will be required. This includes links to pages that contain porn.

5: Spam
It speaks for itself really, but select the post you think is spam and choose spam from the list and explain why. Not agreeing with what someone says does not make it spam. Someone posting a lot of different topics does not make it spam. Common sense will tell most people what and what is not spam. I will be the final arbiter of whether it is or not. Frivolous use of this reason will result in the punishment block

6:Inappropriate thread title
If you feel that a thread title is offensive or inappropriate or contains swearing then select the thread and press the report button. Select the Inappropriate thread title option and give a full reason why you think the title is inappropriate

7: Problem with forum usage
This option is tell admin if you have a problem with any aspect of the forum. Go any of the threads you have created and select the first post. Press the report button and select Problem with forum usage from the drop down list. fill in details of the problem you are having, please be as detailed as possible and press send. This is not a catch all solution for those too lazy to select a proper reason. It is for reporting problems with the forum, not threads and you should use one of your own posts to report the problem

8:Someones being nasty to me
If you feel that you are being personally attacked or bullied then you can report it here. Select the post that you feel is some one being nasty and give full and frank reasons why. In the past on other forums this type of report has been abused. If I feel that is the case then it might be the the punishment block for the report. My best advice is do not let people get to you. If you give as good as you get then you cannot really complain here. If it is a genuine case of bullying then I will act.

9:I would like to create a group
See the topic on user groups

10:Change my Username
Select one of your own posts. Click the report button and select the Change my Username option.
Enter the new username you would like and press send.

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MY signature does not work
Signatures are only available when you reach an unspecified number of. It is quite a high number. It needs to be turned on in your profile for it to show.
Please keep signatures simple as they do affect the performance of the forum.
Text only please, no pictures. If you put a picture Admin will request you move it. If you don't then signatures will be turned off for you.
Make sure your signatures are not offensive or intended to provoke others.
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What is the Chat Box And what commands can I use
The chat box is not currently in use
The chat box is a room where people can chat in real time with each other about anything at all and is not related to any particular topic.
You will see 2 buttons on the bottom right of the screen. One shows the number of users online and the other allows you to enter the chat room.
The larger of the buttons also goes orange when a new message is posted, if you are online
when you press the Chat button the chat box opens and you will need to log on to see the chat. then all you need to do is type your message in the box and press the send button or press enter. Everyone in teh chatroom can see your message unless you send it as a private message.


/away Allows you do go away for a time without being logged out

/abs allows you to go way without logging off

/pm username: message text this allows you to send a private message to an online user. It is important that you use the exact name of the user, it is case sensitive.

/me this at the beginning of a message will add your username to the beginning of the message

/cmd bring up a list of extra commands

Now feel free to enjoy the live chatroom

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Are pictures and photographs on this site in the public domain
All pictures and photographs and drawings on the site belong to the person who created them and should not be copied, used or altered without the express permission of the owner. Just because they are reproduced on this site does put them in the public domain
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How do I stop email notification of thread replys
If you keep receiving emails each time a thread has a reply and wish to turn this off, It can be stopped by going to your profile and selecting the favourites tab, select the thread topics being watched and delete them.
There is also an option in the preferences tab which can turn of receiving email notifications.
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UnPopularity Points and Thanks Button
The unpopularity points are a bit of fun that are meaningless in themselves. You can choose to give a red or a green to a post if you think it is good or bad. giving a green will increase the popularity points of the poster. Giving a red will also increase the popularity points. This is done to discourage those who use the system in a personal way.
Reds and greens can only be given twice a day, so use them wisely. The thanks button is for a person who creates a thread to thank someone who relies. It can only be used once on each thread.
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How to add a picture or video
there is a step by step guide on how to add pictures and videos.
just follow the link
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Private Messages
PM's are for private discussions between members and should NEVER be posted on the site. If you post them on the site you will earn a timeout or a ban.
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Doxing and posting private messages or information
Posting of personal information, messages, videos, phone calls, emails, or any other media that is about or can identify members is not allowed. that includes posting links to third party sites such as youtube or any other webpage.
If you do this you will be banned.
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Being Banned
should you ever have the misfortune to be banned, understand that it is for ever and you cannot come back under another identity. If you try and are discovered then you will be banned again. the best thing to do is not get banned in the first place.
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New Member Restrictions
When you first sign up to the forum you will only be able to post in the new members section until you are given access to the main forums.
Once you get access to the main forum you will not be able to create threads in the news section until you have made 25 posts. Other sections will open up when you reach certain post counts.
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What will get you into trouble
Posting the same thread again and again will be considered spam and will have some consequences which may include a ban.

Creating threads about people on other forums or the style of other forums is frowned upon and may well have consequences up to and including a ban for persistent offenders. If someone cannot answer back because they are not a member then do not create threads about them.

saying things that would be considered libellous IRL about a member can get you censured or even banned.

Constantly trying to circumvent the word censor will also have consequences.

Making threats against the forum will also be frowned upon and may earn a ban
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Do not swear in thead titles
Swearing in thread titles is not allowed and if people do it persistently then they may well face consequences. The thread may just be deleted. Swearing is allowed in posts if you feel the need to do so.
For the pedants out there, some swear words may be censored, not because I find them offensive, but because by doing so winds some people up
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Joining Excess Baggage
Excess Baggage is no holds barred section where you can do and say almost anything. (As long as it is not illegal) To join use the report button on one of your own posts and select the reason
"I would like to join a group"
put join Excess Baggage in the body of the report

You cannot join Excess baggage until you are a member of Seconds Out
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if you use a mobile browser it is possible that there will not be a button to login or change between classic and mobile view. the mobile view is not very good in my opinion so it may be better to use classic view if you can. If there is not a button to change views then type this link into the browser

it will toggle between views i.e. if you are in classic it will change to mobile and vice versa

if you need to login then use this link

that will bring up the login screen whilst in mobile view. you should be able to access the login screen from classic view
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The Most Important Rule
It's my forum and I reserve the right to change rules at any time as new situations arise.
This is the way forums evolve.
You are quite at liberty to question rules but keep breaking them and there will be consequences.
People do not get banned for disagreeing with me.
They get banned for breaking rules
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Use of cookies

Use of cookies
About Cookies

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The Forumotion forums use some web analytics tools to allow administrators to better understand the behavior of their users. These tools may use cookies to collect anonymous information and generate reports on forum statistics without users be identified personally.

Cookies management

Storage of cookies allows the user to fully enjoy the services offered on Forumotion forums. However, it is up to the User to determine if she/he authorized their use. The User agrees to be warned that blocking all types of cookies affects the good use of Forumotion forums and services.

Settings of the browser

Most of browsers let you manage Cookies individually. The help menu, included on each browser, describes how to refuse cookies for all websites, except websites you trust. Further information about cookies manage are available on the each browser.
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Login and Registration Issues

Why can't 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.
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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, e-mailing to fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few minutes to register so it is recommended you do so.
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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.
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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 you'll only appear to board administrators or to yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
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I've 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 I've forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.
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I registered but cannot log in!
First check that you are entering the correct username and password. If they are okay then one of two things may have happened: if COPPA support is enabled and you clicked the I am under 13 years old link while registering then you will have to follow the instructions you received. If this is not the case then maybe your account need activating. Some boards will require all new registrations be activated, either by yourself or by the administrator before you can log on. When you registered it would have told you whether activation was required. If you were sent an e-mail then follow the instructions; if you did not receive the e-mail then check that your e-mail address is valid. One reason activation is used is to reduce the possibility of rogue users abusing the board anonymously. If you are sure the e-mail address you used is valid then try contacting the board administrator.
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I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!
The most likely reasons for this are: you entered an incorrect username or password (check the e-mail you were sent when you first registered) or the administrator has deleted your account for some reason. If it is the latter case then perhaps you did not post anything? It is usual for boards to periodically remove users who have not posted anything so as to reduce the size of the database. Try registering again and get involved in discussions.
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User Preferences and settings

How do I change my settings?
All your settings (if you are registered) are stored in the database. To alter them click the Profile link (generally shown at the top of pages but this may not be the case). This will allow you to change all your settings.
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The times are not correct!
The times are almost certainly correct; however, what you may be seeing are times displayed in a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, you should change your profile setting for the timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. So if you are not registered, this is a good time to do so, if you pardon the pun!
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I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
If you are sure you have set the timezone correctly and the time is still different, the most likely answer is daylight savings time (or summer time as it is known in the UK and other places). The board is not designed to handle the changeovers between standard and daylight time so during summer months the time may be an hour different from the real local time.
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My language is not in the list!
The most likely reason is that Forumotion has not yet been translated into your language. If you have the opportunity and would like to help the community, please feel free to contact Forumotion support to offer your help in translating the service into your language.
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How do I show an image below my username?
There may be two images below a username when viewing posts. The first is an image associated with your rank; generally these take the form of stars or blocks indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the forums. Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and they have a choice over the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars then this is the decision of the board admin and you should ask them their reasons (we're sure they'll be good!)
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How do I change my rank?
In general you cannot directly change the wording of any rank (ranks appear below your username in topics and on your profile depending on the style used). Most boards use ranks to indicate the number of posts you have made and to identify certain users. For example, moderators and administrators may have a special rank. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank -- you will probably find the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.
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When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to log in.
Sorry, but only registered users can send e-mail to people via the built-in e-mail form (if the admin has enabled this feature). This is to prevent malicious use of the e-mail system by anonymous users.
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Posting Issues

How do I post a topic in a forum?
Easy -- click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. The facilities available to you are listed at the bottom of the forum and topic screens (the You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc. list)
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How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are the board admin or forum moderator you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic that lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied; it also will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
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How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one; this is done via your profile. Once created you can check the Add Signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio box in your profile. You can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box on the posting form.
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How do I create a poll?
Creating a poll is easy -- when you post a new topic (or edit the first post of a topic, if you have permission) you should see a Add Poll form below the main posting box. If you cannot see this then you probably do not have rights to create polls. You should enter a title for the poll and then at least two options -- to set an option type in the poll question and click the Add option button. You can also set a time limit for the poll, 0 being an infinite amount. There will be a limit to the number of options you can list, which is set by the board administrator
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How do I edit or delete a poll?
As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator, or board administrator. To edit a poll, click the first post in the topic, which always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote then users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if people have already placed votes only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it; this is to prevent people rigging polls by changing options mid-way through a poll
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Why can't I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post, etc. you may need special authorization which only the forum moderator and board administrator can grant, so you should contact them.
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Why can't I vote in polls?
Only registered users can vote in polls so as to prevent spoofing of results. If you have registered and still cannot vote then you probably do not have appropriate access rights.
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Formatting and Topic Types

What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can use BBCode is determined by the administrator. You can also disable it on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.
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Can I use HTML?
That depends on whether the administrator allows you to; they have complete control over it. If you are allowed to use it, you will probably find only certain tags work. This is a safety feature to prevent people from abusing the board by using tags which may destroy the layout or cause other problems. If HTML is enabled you can disable it on a per post basis from the posting form.
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What are Smileys?
Smileys, or Emoticons, are small graphical images which can be used to express some feeling using a short code, e.g. :) means happy, :( means sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen via the posting form. Try not to overuse smileys, though, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may decide to edit them out or remove the post altogether.
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Can I post Images?
Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).
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What are Announcements?
Announcements often contain important information and you should read them as soon as possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. Whether or not you can post an announcement depends on the permissions required, which are set by the administrator.
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What are Sticky topics?
Sticky topics appear below any announcements in viewforum and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them where possible. As with announcements the board administrator determines what permissions are required to post sticky topics in each forum.
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What are Locked topics?
Locked topics are set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You cannot reply to locked topics and any poll contained inside is automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons.
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User Levels and Groups

What are Administrators?
Administrators are people assigned the highest level of control over the entire board. These people can control all facets of board operation which include setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the forums.
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What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) whose job it is to look after the running of the forums from day to day. They have the power to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally moderators are there to prevent people going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.
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What are Usergroups?
Usergroups are a way in which board administrators can group users. Each user can belong to several groups (this differs from most other boards) and each group can be assigned individual access rights. This makes it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum, or to give them access to a private forum, etc.
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How do I join a Usergroup?
To join a usergroup click the usergroup link on the page header (dependent on template design) and you can then view all usergroups. Not all groups are open access -- some are closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the board is open then you can request to join it by clicking the appropriate button. The user group moderator will need to approve your request; they may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not pester a group moderator if they turn your request down -- they will have their reasons.
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How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
Usergroups are initially created by the board administrator who also assigns a board moderator. If you are interested in creating a usergroup then your first point of contact should be the administrator, so try dropping them a private message.
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Private Messaging

I cannot send private messages!
There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the board administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the board administrator has prevented you individually from sending messages. If it is the latter case you should try asking the administrator why.
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I keep getting unwanted private messages!
In the future we will be adding an ignore list to the private messaging system. For now, though, if you keep receiving unwanted private messages from someone, inform the board administrator -- they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages at all.
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I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this board!
We are sorry to hear that. The e-mail form feature of this board includes safeguards to try to track users who send such posts. You should e-mail the board administrator with a full copy of the e-mail you received and it is very important this include the headers (these list details of the user that sent the e-mail). They can then take action.
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Forum Issues

Who wrote this bulletin board?
This software (in its unmodified form) is produced, released and is copyrighted phpBB Group. It is made available under the GNU General Public License and may be freely distributed; see link for more details. Forumotion hosts and update this forum for free.
Modifications/deletions/functionalities additions have been done compared to the original script.
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Why isn't X feature available?
This software was written by and licensed through phpBB Group. If you believe a feature needs to be added then please visit the website and see what the phpBB Group has to say. Please do not post feature requests to the board at, as the Group uses sourceforge to handle tasking of new features. Please read through the forums and see what, if any, our position may already be for features and then follow the procedure given there. If you think a function must be added, please visit the support forum and see what other users and administrators think about it.
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Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?
You should contact the administrator of this board. If you cannot find who that is, you should first contact one of the forum moderators and ask them who you should in turn contact. If you still get no response, you should send a report to us by using the litigation tool (by clicking here)
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