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Registration and Logging into the Forum
What are the Registration Rules for the Forum?
Why can't I login?
Do I need to register?
Lost Passwords
I Registered in the past but can't login

User Preferences and Forum Settings
How do I change my forum settings?
Forum Times and Dates are not set to my local time
What does my rank indicate?
Can I change my rank?
What web browser can I use for this forum?

Posting Issues
How do I post a message in the forum?
How do I delete posts?
How do I edit posts?
How do I add a signature to my post?
How do I create a poll?
Why can I not view a forum?
My post is not displayed, is 'Hidden', or 'Pending Approval'
Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG) posting issues

Message Formatting
What are BBcodes?
Can I use HTML?
What are Emoticons (Smilies)
Can I post images?
What are closed topics?

User Groups
What are Forum Administrators?
What are Forum Moderators?
What are User Groups?

Private Messaging
What is Private Messaging?
I cannot send Private Messages
I cannot send Private Messages to some users
How can I prevent someone from sending me Private Messages

RSS Feeds
What is an RSS Feed?
How Do I Subscribe to the Forums RSS Feeds?

Calendar System
What is the Calendar System?
How do I create a Calendar Event?

Cookie Privacy Notice
What are Cookies?
Information on Cookies set by this Forum

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Registration and Logging into the Forum
What are the Registration Rules for the Forum?
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If you agree with the following rules then click on the 'Accept' button at the bottom of the page if not click on the 'Cancel' button.

When you register you are required to give a small amount of information, much of which is optional, anything you do give must be considered as becoming public information.

You agree not to use this forum to post any material which is vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws. You also agree that you will not post any copyrighted material that is not owned by yourself or the owners of these forums.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum and their agents with respect to any claim based upon any post you may make. We also reserve the right to reveal whatever information we know about you in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by yourself.

Although messages posted are not the responsibility of this forum and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. If you do find any posts are objectionable then please contact the forum by e-mail.

By posting content on this forum you are accepting that you grant full rights to the publication of your message content within the forum and that you can not later withdraw publication rights, including but not limited to the removal, editing, and/or modifying of the published content.

The Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that Web Sites are to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. If you are below 13 then you can NOT use this forum. Do NOT register if you are below the age of 13.

IMPORTANT: Most of the forum categories and topics are public based forums. We therefore strongly urge you NOT to provide any personal contact information, full names, email addresses or any other private information within the posts you make. Furthermore any posts which contain spam or links to sites that may be offensive or damaging can be removed without any warning, and your forum membership cancelled without need for us to explain or justify why we have done this.
When registering on the 123 Simples Forums you are also agreeing to our Legal Policy as outlined on this page here, and our Privacy Policy as outlined on this page here. If you do not agree then please do not register on these forums.

There are some overall forum rules for 123 Simples Forums and these are categorised below. These form part of your acceptance and use of these forums. If you DO NOT agree with these rules then please do not register.

Has your question already been answered?
As a courtesy to other forum community members, before beginning a new thread or topic, please look to see if a thread on that topic has already been established. You can achieve this through the Search function. Multiple topics or similar threads containing similar or same subject material are somewhat unavoidable. But please do try to avoid cluttering the forums needlessly, as many good ideas may be lost by having similar topics and threads in different locations and places within the forums.

Starting new topics
If you want to start a new topic (also sometimes referred to as threads), simply choose the forum in which your question fits best, and click on the ‘New Topic’ button. You must be logged in and registered on the 123 Simples forums to start a new topic.

Replying to topics
To reply to an existing topic, click into it and then click on the ‘Post Reply’ button. You must be logged in and registered on the 123 Simples forums to post a reply.

Keep it relevant
It is important that 123 Simples forums remain free of spam and that irrelevant, redundant or duplicated material is kept to a minimum. 123 Simples forums is a public based forum community for business owners and managers whose time is important to them. Please aim to achieve ‘one topic, one thread’ – with all of your posts relevant to the original topic question. It sometimes is acceptable to go ‘off topic’ occasionally given that we are all individuals, however the administrators and moderators retain the right to intervene in ‘off topic’ posts if they appear to be significant and persistent deviations from the original point of view (topic start), or if such posts contain inflammatory comment. In these cases, the administrators and moderators rights to move, edit or delete posts, can be enforced. Furthermore either the administrators or the moderators may at their sole discretion, impose lock downs on users accounts, without warning or need to explain.

Keep it legal
123 Simples forum members agree to take full responsibility for the content that they post in the forums. Any content that is deemed to be: pornographic; discriminatory; sexually explicit; harmful; threatening; abusive; defamatory; obscene; hateful; racially or ethnically offensive; excessively vulgar or profane; discussing or illustrating illegal activity; contravening UK or international law; disseminating viruses or other potential disruptive software programs; promoting piracy; or providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned – will be deleted and the forum member will be subject to a potential lock-down and suspension of their account.

Use URL links carefully
URL links to external sites are welcome if they can demonstrate that their purpose is worth other members using those particular links. Having said that however they should be used only when relevant to the discussion within the topics, and should never be purely for promotional purposes. The forum administrators and moderators decide what is deemed 'promotional purposes'.

Do not spam
Spamming is entirely prohibited without exception! Spam may include the posting of non-relevant content, URL links, repetitive posting of nonsensical posts, unauthorised advertising within the forums and unsolicited Private Messages. We request that forum users report any spam immediately to the administrators or moderators by clicking the Post Options and then choose ‘Report Post' from the dropdown options.

By registering to use this forum you meet the above criteria and agree to abide by all of the above rules and policies, inclusive of our Legal and Privacy Policies as shown on other pages within the www.123simples.com domain.

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Why can't I login?
To login into the Forum you must use the Username and Password that you entered when registering for the Forum. If you have not yet registered then you must first do so in order to login. If you have registered and still are unable to login then first check that you have all cookies enabled on your web browser, you may need to add this web site to your browsers list of trusted web sites. If you are banned from the Forums then this may prevent you form logging in, in which case check with the Forums administrator.
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Do I need to register?
You may not need to register to post in the Forums, it is up to the Forums Administrator as to whether they allow you to post in the Forums as an unregistered user. However, by registering you will be able to use additional features. It only takes a few minutes to register, so it is recommended that you do so.
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Lost Passwords
If you have lost your password then don't panic. Although passwords can not be retrieved they can be reset. To reset your password click on the Login button and at the bottom of the login page you will have a link to the lost password page to request that a new password be emailed to you. If this option is not available or you do not have a valid email address in your profile then you need to contact the Forum Administrator or a Moderator and ask them to change your password for you.
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I Registered in the past but can't login
It could be that you haven't posted anything for a while, or never posted anything. It is common for the Forum Administrator to periodically delete users from the database to free up usernames and reduce the size of the database.
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User Preferences and Forum Settings
How do I change my forum settings?
You can change your forum settings, profile information, registration details, etc. from your Member Control Panel Menu, once you have logged into the Forum. You will be able to control many aspects and access member features from this central menu.
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Forum Times and Dates are not set to my local time
The time used in the Forums has been set by the Forum Administrator. To change the Times and Dates to your own local settings then simply edit your 'Forum Preferences' through your Member Control Panel Menu, and set by how many hours the time is offset from your own local time. The Forums are not designed to adjust between standard and daylight saving times, so you may need to adjust the time offset in your Forum Preferences during these months.
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What does my rank indicate?
Ranks in the forums indicate which user group you are a member of and to identify users, for example, moderators and administrators may have a special rank. Depending on the setup of the forum you may be able to use different features of the forum depending on which rank you belong to.
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Can I change my rank?
Normally you can not, but if the forum administrator has setup ranks using the ladder system you may be able to move up groups in the forum by the number of posts you have made.
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What web browser can I use for this forum?
You can use this forum with almost any web browser that supports XHTML and JavaScript. For full functionality we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox, Opera 9+, and Netscape 9+. Safari and versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 7, will run but with reduced functionality.
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Posting Issues
How do I post a message in the forum?
To post a message in the Forums click on the relevant button on the forum or topic screens. Depending on how the forum administrator has setup the forum depends if you need to login first before you can post a message. The facilities available to you in each of the forums are listed at the bottom of the topic screen.
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How do I delete posts?
Unless you are a Forum Moderator or an Administrator you can only delete your own posts and only if the forum has been setup with the relevant rights for you to be able to delete your post. If someone has replied to your post then you will no-longer be able to delete it.
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How do I edit posts?
Unless you are a Forum Moderator or an Administrator you can only edit your own posts and only if the forum administrator has created the relevant rights for you to do so. When you edit your posts depending on the forum setup, it will display the username, time, and date of when the post was edited at the bottom of the post.
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How do I add a signature to my post?
If the forum administrator has allowed the use of signatures in the forums you can add a signature to the bottom of your posts. To do so you need to first create a signature in your 'Profile Information' through your Member Control Panel Menu, once you have done this you can add your signature to the bottom of your posts by checking the 'Show Signature' checkbox at the bottom of the posting form.
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How do I create a poll?
If you have sufficient rights to create a poll in a forum you will see a 'New Poll' button at the top of the screen on the forum and topic screens. When creating a poll you need to enter a poll question and at least two options for the poll. You may also select whether people can vote multiple times or just once in the poll.
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Why can I not view a forum?
Some forums are setup to allow only certain users or groups of users to access them. To view, read, post, etc. in a forum you may first need permission which only a forum moderator or a forum administrator can grant you.
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My post is not displayed, is 'Hidden', or 'Pending Approval'
This means that you have submitted a New Post or Topic to a forum that requires the a forum admin or moderator to approve your post before it is displayed to other members or the general public. The Post is still available for the member who submitted the Post to edit or delete during this time.
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Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG) posting issues
If you are using Internet Explorer 5+ (windows only), Firefox, Opera 9+, or Netscape 7+, and if the forum administrator has enabled it you should have a Rich Text (WYSIWYG) Editor to type your messages with. If you find that you are having problems posting using the WYSIWYG editor then you can disable this WYSIWYG Editor by simply editing your profile and selecting to turn off the WYSIWYG Posting Editor.
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Message Formatting
What are BBcodes?
Forum BBcodes allow you to format the messages you post in the forums. BBcodes are very similar to HTML except tags are enclosed in square brackets, [ and ], rather than, < and >. You can also disable BBcodes when posting a message. Click here to view BBcodes that are available in the forums.
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Can I use HTML?
HTML cannot be used in your posts, this is done for security reasons as malicious HTML code can be used to destroy the layout of the forum or even crash a web browser when a user tries to view a post.
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What are Emoticons (Smilies)
Emoticons or Smilies are small graphical images that can be used to express feelings or show emotions. If the forum administrators have allowed Emoticons in the forums then you can see them next to the posting form when posting a message. To add an emoticon to your post then simply click on the emoticon you would like to add to your post.
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Can I post images?
Images can be added to your posts, if the forum administrators have allowed uploading of images you can use this to upload an image from your own computer into your message. However, if image uploading is not available then you will need to link to the image that needs to be stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.mysite.com/my-picture.jpg.
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What are closed topics?
Closed Topics are set this way by forum administrators or moderators. Once a Topic is closed you will no-longer be able to post a reply in that topic or vote in a poll.
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User Groups
What are Forum Administrators?
Forums Administrators are people who have the highest level of control over the forums, they have the ability to turn on and off features on the forums, ban users, remove users, edit and delete posts, create users groups, etc.
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What are Forum Moderators?
Moderators are individuals or groups of users who look after the day to day running of the forums. They have the power to edit, delete, move, close, unclose, topics and posts, in the forum they moderate. Moderators generally are there to prevent people from posting offensive or abusive material.
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What are User Groups?
User Groups are a way to group users. Each user is a member of a usergroup and each group can be assigned individual rights in forums, to read, view, post, create polls, etc.
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Private Messaging
What is Private Messaging?
If the forum administrator has enabled Private Messaging you can use the forums built in Private Messaging System to send Private Messages to other forum members. The system works very much like email, but within the Forum System.
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I cannot send Private Messages
There maybe several reasons for this, you are not logged in, you are not registered, or the forum administrators have disabled the Private Messaging system.
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I cannot send Private Messages to some users
This maybe because the person you are trying to send a Private Message to has blocked you from being able to send them Private Messages, the persons 'Inbox' is full, or you have exceeded the number of Private Messages you can send in this hour. If any of these are case you should receive a message informing you of this if you try to send the member a Private Message.
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How can I prevent someone from sending me Private Messages
If you do find that you are getting unwanted Private Messages from a user you can block them from sending you Private Messages. To do this go into the Private Messaging system and go to your buddy list. Go to add the user as a buddy, but instead choose the option from the drop down list 'Not to message you', this will prevent this user from sending you anymore Private Messages.
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RSS Feeds
What is an RSS Feed?
RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a technology using XML that allows web sites to syndicate web site content. If the forum administer has enabled RSS Feeds you can subscribe to any of the RSS Feeds available in the forum so you are always up-to-date with the latest Posts or Calendar Events.
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How Do I Subscribe to the Forums RSS Feeds?
There are many ways you can subscribe to one or all of the RSS Feed's available within the forum, by either; using a Web Browser that supports Live RSS Bookmarks (Firefox, IE7, Safari, Opera), using an online RSS News Reader, using Windows Vista Sidebar, installing an RSS News Reader on your computer, or using an email program that supports RSS like Mozilla Thunderbird.
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Calendar System
What is the Calendar System?
The Calendar System is a built in Calendar System that works very much like a normal calendar or diary, with Week View, Month View, and Year View. You can select what Week, Month, or Year, you wish to view and see Calendar Events and member birthdays for your selected date.
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How do I create a Calendar Event?
If the forum administrator has granted a member or group permission to create a Calendar Event you can select an 'Event Date' when creating a New Topic. This Event can then be viewed in like any other Forum Topic or through the Calendar System where it is displayed under the date the event occurs on.
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Cookie Privacy Notice
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows members to login to the forum and display pages tailored to the forum member for items such as new Posts since the members last visit.
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Information on Cookies set by this Forum
The Forum requires the use of cookies in order for forum services provided to Forum Members to function correctly. The following Cookies are set by the Forum.
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wwf10sLID - This cookie holds Members Login settings and is also used for auto login to the forum
wwf10lVisit - This cookie holds the date and time of your last visit to the forum in order to notify which Topics and Posts are new since your last visit.
wwf10fID - This cookie is used for Private Forums that require a password in order to login.
wwf10pID - This is a security cookie set when voting in Forum Polls.
wwf10MobileView - This Cookie is set if you turn off the Mobile View when visiting the forum using a Mobile Browser.
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