Getting Started

Welcome to this discussion board! This document gives you the basic knowledge that you need to use this board effectively. If you experience any difficulties with the board, contact

Reading Discussions

Anyone with WWW access can read discussions on this board. To read discussions, navigate to the discussion of interest by single clicking on the links from the list of topics and subtopics. You can navigate backwards using the navigation bars at the top of each page.

Contributing to Discussions

To post a message to an existing discussion, fill in the "Add a Message" box at the bottom of the page. You may use formatting codes or basic HTML tags to improve the appearance of your post. At the discretion of the moderators, the discussion may allow public posting or may require a user account (username and password). Follow the instructions on the form to supply the necessary credentials for posting.

Where available, you may click on a "Create New Conversation" button to start a new discussion. This will add a subtopic with the subject you specify and start a conversation with the initial message that you specify. After filling in the subject line, post a message as described above.

Accasbel's Summary:

  • Select a topic or subtopic
  • Read the messages and "Add a Message" is you are so moved.
  • If the topic you wish to raise is not covered, then use the "Create New Conversation" (if available) to kick off a new topic.

    Getting an Account

    Having a user account on this discussion board gives the following benefits:

    • Ability to specify your full name and e-mail address to be included on your post
    • Ability to enable e-mail notification of all posts to topics you select (not yet implemented here)
    • Ability to change your own password
    • In some versions, the ability to specify miscellaneous preferences for operation of the board, and to give more information about yourself that others can view (not yet implemented here)

    You can use the word 'guest' as both username and password if you don't have an account.

    To create an account for yourself, click Create Account

    Once you have an account, you will be able to Edit Profile for yourself.

    Where to get further information

    For additional information on using this system, read the Formatting document and the Troubleshooting document, available from the Main Menu. If you have additional questions or concerns, post them to an appropriate area on the discussion forum, or contact

    Rules and "Netiquette"

    When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. Flames, insults, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. It's fine to disagree strongly with opinions, ideas, and facts, but always with respect for the other person. Great minds do not always think alike, and that's where the fun is! Also, note that messages express the thoughts of the writers, not the board or its moderators.

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