The East Dulwich Forum

The Help / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page

1) Someone's posted a message and I think it's out of order, what do I do?
1.5) Can I change my username?
2) Why should I register?
3) What details do I give when I register?
4) Is that all the details you want?
5a) Will you give out my details...
5b) OK, but will you send me lots of emails
6) People can see my email address on messages, can I hide it?
7) Why do I have to enter that code when I post a message? (not implemented yet)
8) What are those little orange RSS buttons about?
9) Who moderates this forum?
10) Can we advertise on this site?
11) What software is this site built with?
12) I think the forum should have...
13) I think the forum's...
14) I have a question that's not answered here, where do I turn?
15) Where can I find out more about this forum?


1) Someone's posted a message and I think it's out of order, what do I do?

Reply to it, that what the forum's here for. If a message is against the terms of this site please report it by clicking on 'Report this Message' underneath every message and if necessary we'll deal with it. Sorry we can't reply to all reports

1.5) How can I change my username
Sorry you can't. Because of previous abuse by people reusing usernames and the lack of audit trail if people keep changing names then we do not allow it.


2) Why should I register?

Because it makes your teeth strong and your coat healthy. Registering has many benefits including making your posting more valid and trustworthy, see the register page for more details. We encourage registering because it means we don't have to randomly email posters every now and then to see if they're real. We have had to introduce mandatory registration to post messages because of a few silly buggers but don't worry, it's really easy, simple and free.


3) What details do I give when I register?

Your username, (the name that you are known by in the forum)
Your email address (we send you an email with a link in it, click that and you're registered. Bingo!)
A password (entered twice)


4) Is that all the details you want?

Yes. Registered users have a control panel where they can optionally, among other things, let people know their real name.


5a) Will you give out my details
, especially to people who send me emails about my lack of length/girth and those exceptionally polite people who want to inform me of opportunities with Nigerian banks and some of its disposed and corrupt military leaders?

No. We do not sell you details to third parties either.


5b) OK, but will you send me lots of emails?

No. You can opt to receive emails when people reply to messages but that's under your control, and each email sent has an easy to click 'stop sending me these emails' link at the bottom.


6) People can see my email address on messages, can I hide it?

Yes, when you register, your get your own Control Centre, in there is a tick box that says 'Allow other users to see my email address', the choice is yours (automatically it's set to not show it).


7) Why do I have to enter that code when I post a message?
(we haven't implemented this yet but may have to soon)

To get higher positions in search engines like Google it's beneficial for a website to have lots of other websites linking to it. Dodgy websites therefore send out automated 'robots' to look for forums and post messages with links to their sites, however these robots find it hard to read the codes (that's why they tend to be a bit squiffy).


8) What are those little orange RSS buttons about?

They indicate that the content is also available in a stripped down format so that it that can be read as a news feed. It's best you read the BBC's explanation for more details: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/rss/default.stm


9) Who moderates this forum?

The Administrator, it was originally Mark but he decided that he wanted to get involved in the forum and post his opinions therefore he separated himself from The Administrator.


10) Can we advertise on this site?
Yes, email us to find out more and discover the world of opportunities that are available to increase your business potential through the East Dulwich Forum (you might be surprised exactly how may people we reach). Please remember our motto is Nemo me impune lacessit* and the user comes first and foremost on this site so don't expect us to allow big obtrusive banners.


11) What software is this site built with?

It uses Phorum (Open Source using LAMP), which, after looking around numerous options seemed to be the best, and it is. We dig it.


12) I think the forum should have
this section/widget/colour etc to make it better / there's a mistake should I bothered to tell you?

Please tell us, the world and this forum don't improve if we decide to do nothing about it. We love to hear what you think.


13) I think the forum's ace/fab/lush/skill/brilliant, how can I show my appreciation?
Tell someone about it. Refer to it in everyday chit chat. "...well I heard on the East Dulwich Forum that it's going to become a...","...you should tell everyone on the East Dulwich Forum before someone loses a finger...""... that was the best Sunday Lunch I've ever had in SE22, I'm going to share it with the people of East Dulwich via their forum...", you get the idea.


14) I have a question that's not answered here, where do I turn?

with the question but be warned you may not get an answer, the forum is run by volunteers and there's not much time to read, reply or act on emails. There is the About the Forum section of the forum and you can post messages there instead.


15) Where can I find out more about this forum?

If you really want to there's a bit more on this posting here

*No one cuts me with impunity