Can I use HTML tags anywhere in my posts?
You may use some HTML tags within the body and subject of your post, so long as it does not create an undesirable appearance or interfer with the functionality of the page. The use of HTML will allow you to place links, mirror pictures from external sources or edit the appearance of your message. The forums also support many common bulletin board codes for formatting your message.
HTML tags are not allowed in the link or image fields. Inappropriate use of HTML may result in the deletion of your message. Please consult the Discussion Forum Usage Policy for further details.
Why did my message not show up on the message board index?
Your message may not have shown up because your browser loaded the message board index from the broswer cache on your computer. To speed the loading of pages most browsers use a feature called a cache, which stores pages and images on your local hard disk.
To view your message you should attempt to reload the message board index and then your message should appear.
If that was not the case then your message might have contained inappropriate language. Foul language is automatically blocked by the message board and posts found containing it will be deleted.
How often are old messages removed from the message boards?
Our message boards use a database to store the messages. Messages are kept in the database so long as it does not affect the performance of the board.
You may adjust the number of messages shown on the message board index when viewing by Topic Start Date by changing your "Options". A link to the Options page is found at the top of the message board index. It will allow you to change the index layout and set the number of topics to be displayed.
For more information on Options read the How-To Help.
How can I access old messages or archives of the message boards?
Nearly all messages that have been posted can be found by search. However, we do not offer archives for the message boards. Messages that have been removed from the database are no longer available.
Are the message boards moderated?
Please include the forum name, message title, message number, and if possible a link to the offending message in your feedback.
How do I report abuse that I find on the message boards?
To report abuse, please use our Contact Us form.
Please include the forum name, message title, message number, and if possible or a link to the offending message in your feedback. We will investigate all reports and messages found to be in violation of the Usage Policy may be deleted.
How do I report problems with the discussion forums?
If you experience a technical problem with the message boards please Contact Us. Include a detailed explanation of the problem, type and version of the Internet browser you were using and the type of computer operating system used (Mac OS X, Windows, Unix).
If your problem is specific to an individual message, please include the message board name, subject and message number.
The sooner you report the issue, the sooner we will be able to resolve it.