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General Site Issues
What are the Terms of Use?

TERMS OF USE

INTRODUCTION

These Terms of Use set forth the rules and conditions that apply to use of LakersGround by any individual visiting LakersGround.

DEFINITIONS

"Terms of Use" means the rules and conditions set forth in this document.

"LakersGround" means the Internet Web site currently hosted at http://www.lakersground.net; any other Web sites hosted on the LakersGround domain (including, but not limited to http://forums.lakersground.net); the computing hardware and local network(s) on which the LakersGround domain resides; and the owners, operators, moderators and other staff who maintain the Web site and its computing environment.

"Visitor" means any individual accessing LakersGround content.

"User" means any Visitor who has registered a User Account within LakersGround. Additional capabilities may be conveyed to Users, such as the ability to post messages in LakersGround Forums or send Private Messages to other LakersGround Users.

"User Account" means a registration within LakersGround for the purpose of becoming a User, that is associated with an individual person, entity or e-mail address.

"Guest" means any Visitor who accesses LakersGround content without becoming a User.

"Forum" means any of the discussion groups within LakersGround. These are often informally described as "chat rooms" or "message boards."

"Private Message" means LakersGround's facility for sending messages to individual Users, and to messages sent using this facility.

"Personal Information" includes the name, e-mail address, IP addresses, User Account name, dates and times of access to LakersGround, and the identification of any content that is accessed within LakersGround by an individual Visitor.

AGREEMENT WITH TERMS OF USE

By accessing LakersGround, you signify your assent to these Terms of Use. If you do not assent to these Terms of Use, you have no right or license to access LakersGround and you should not do so.

COPPA COMPLIANCE

In compliance with the Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), LakersGround does not knowingly allow access to children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian. LakersGround also does not knowingly collect, use or distribute personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.

The User Account registered to a child under the age of 13 is inactive, and remains in that state until verifiable consent from a parent or guardian is received by LakersGround. The form of such consent will be provided to the Visitor upon registration, along with instructions for submitting such consent to LakersGround management. The User Account will not be activated until such verifiable consent is received. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13 BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS LAKERSGROUND WITHOUT VERIFIABLE CONSENT FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.

Information regarding COPPA may be located online at http://www.coppa.org.

CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

LakersGround has the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of LakersGround, including, without limitation, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use, at any time.

LakersGround has the right to change or modify these Terms of Use, or any part thereof, or to impose new Terms of Use, including, without limitation, adding fees and charges for use at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including posting on LakersGround Forums. Any use of LakersGround by Visitor subsequent to such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Visitor of such changes, modifications or additions.

RIGHT TO TERMINATE

In its sole, exclusive and unlimited discretion, LakersGround may terminate and/or restrict any User's account, and/or ban the IP address, e-mail address or Internet domain of any Visitor, for any reason, including any violation of these Terms of Use, or for no reason at all.

Once banned, the prohibition against the future use of LakersGround shall extend to any computer, e-mail address, Internet Service Provider, IP address, or Internet domain with which the individual is associated, either currently or in the future.

In its sole, exclusive and unlimited discretion, LakersGround may prohibit the registration of any User Account on the basis of its associated e-mail address, Internet domain, IP address, use of any proxy or anonymizer, or the inability of LakersGround to unambiguously associate a User Account with an individual or entity.

CONDUCT OF VISITOR AND LAWFUL USE

Visitor shall use LakersGround for lawful purposes only. Visitor shall not post or transmit through LakersGround.net any material which: (i) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable; (iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law; or (iv) contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services (including other Web sites), unless LakersGround has expressly approved such material in advance of its transmission. Any conduct by a Visitor that in LakersGround's discretion restricts or inhibits LakersGround's operations, or restricts or inhibits any other Visitor from using or enjoying LakersGround is expressly prohibited. All of the content appearing on LakersGround is solely and exclusively for entertainment purposes and shall not be used for any other purpose whatsoever, including any commercial purpose of any kind, and whether or not the copied parts are otherwise protected by intellectual property law.

An individual User shall not create multiple, simultaneous User Accounts without the express consent of LakersGround.

DOWNLOADING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LakersGround contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information. The entire contents of LakersGround are copyrighted as a collective work/compilation. LakersGround owns copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content, as well as in all of the content original to it. No Visitor may modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Visitor may download one (1) single copy of the copyrighted material for Visitor's personal, non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of LakersGround (or the copyright owner(s) if other than LakersGround). In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes, in or deletion of, author attribution, trademark legend, copyright or other proprietary notice shall be made. Visitor acknowledges that Visitor does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. By using LakersGround, the Visitor hereby agrees that he or she shall not use LakersGround for any commercial purpose (whether by copying or any other means) and shall restrict his or her use to entertainment purposes only, such that no part of LakersGround may be used or copied for any purpose that would promote commercial gain or advantage of the Visitor or any other third party (whether directly or indirectly). Such improper commercial usage of LakersGround shall constitute a breach of these contractual Terms of Use and actionable misappropriation, entitling LakersGround to monetary and punitive damages. Impermissible usage of LakersGround will result in damages to LakersGround as a violation of this separate and enforceable contract under contract laws, regardless of whether the Visitorís usage would otherwise be actionable under intellectual property laws.

UPLOADING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Visitor shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on LakersGround any material protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, respectively, and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Visitor. Visitor shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of LakersGround, Visitor automatically grants or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted LakersGround the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology, now known or hereafter developed, for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. Visitor also permits any other Visitor to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Visitor's personal use. Visitor hereby grants LakersGround the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on LakersGround by Visitor.

NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR POSTINGS

To the extent that portions of LakersGround (such as Forums) provide Users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions ("Postings"), BE ADVISED THAT LAKERSGROUND DOES NOT SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON LAKERSGROUND. LakersGround neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on LakersGround by anyone other than owners, operators, moderators and Web site staff of LakersGround acting in their official capacities. LakersGround shall in no event have any liability for the Postings or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on LakersGround.

MONITORING OF POSTINGS

LakersGround reserves the right to monitor all Postings and to edit or remove any which it considers in its sole discretion to be offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms of Use.

Visitor hereby represents and warrants that (i) Visitor has all necessary rights in and to all Postings Visitor provides and all material they contain; (ii) Visitor's Postings shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties; (iii) Visitor's Postings shall not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features; (iv) Visitor's Postings shall not contain any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortious, or otherwise unlawful material or content; and (v) Visitor's Postings shall not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitations.

Visitor hereby authorizes LakersGround to use, and/or authorizes others to use, all or part of Visitor's Postings in any manner, format, or medium that LakersGround or such other parties see fit. Visitor shall have no claim or other recourse against LakersGround for infringement of any proprietary right in Postings.

PRIVACY AND COOPERATION

Visitor acknowledges that Visitor's Personal Information and Private Messages are not private, and may be used by LakersGround for any internal purpose, including but not limited to systems administration, auditing the use of LakersGround, and enforcing these Terms of Use.

LakersGround will cooperate with any government or law enforcement agency, and may release Personal Information or Private Messages to any such agency upon request. LakersGround will also cooperate with any Internet Service Provider (ISP), and other Web sites, on investigatory matters, and may release Personal Information to these entities on request.

LakersGround uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Except for the foregoing, LakersGround will not release Personal Information or Private Messages to LakersGround Visitors, marketers, advertisers, unaffiliated entities or agencies, or to the general public.

LakersGround may terminate and/or restrict any User's account, and/or ban the IP address, e-mail address or Internet domain of any Visitor, based on Personal Information received from any government or law enforcement agency, ISP, or Web site.

Users shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of their passwords, and agree not to allow other persons to access LakersGround using their User Account.

LakersGround may maintain private Forums, including but not limited to Forums exclusive to LakersGround staff. LakersGround reserves the right to determine who may and may not access such forums, and it shall be a violation of these Terms of Use for any such forums to be accessed by unauthorized persons.

NON-AFFILIATION

LakersGround is a private entity separate and apart from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc., and is not affiliated with the NBA, its member teams, or any of its affiliated entities, including the National Basketball Players Association.

NO WARRANTIES AND WAIVER OF DAMAGES

Visitor expressly agrees that the use of LakersGround is at Visitor's own risk. LakersGround does not warrant that LakersGround's service will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor does LakersGround make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of LakersGround. LakersGround is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Visitor specifically acknowledges that LakersGround is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other Visitors or third parties, and that the risk of injury or damages from the foregoing rests entirely with Visitor. In no event will LakersGround be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, LakersGround.

LakersGround shall not be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, without limitation, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages.

THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING

LakersGround may contain third-party advertisements linking and/or referencing Web sites and information located worldwide throughout the Internet. LakersGround has no control over such Web sites and information, and any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of LakersGround. Neither LakersGround nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. LakersGround makes no claims that such Web sites will not contain unintended, adult oriented, or otherwise objectionable content.

Visitors shall not in any way interfere with or in any way inquire about the business relationship between LakersGround and its third-party advertisers.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms of Use, and any operating rules for LakersGround established by LakersGround, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
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How do I contact the moderators?
You can send a private message to any of them, or you can email them at mods-at-lakersground.net
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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, emailing 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 email then follow the instructions; if you did not receive the email then check that your email 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 email 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 email 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 reasons for this are either the administrator did not install your language or someone has not translated this board into your language. Try asking the board administrator if they can install the language pack you need or if it does not exist, please feel free to create a new translation. More information can be found at the phpBB Group website (see link at bottom of pages)
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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 email link for a user it asks me to log in.
Sorry, but only registered users can send email to people via the built-in email form (if the admin has enabled this feature). This is to prevent malicious use of the email 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. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif. 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 email from someone on this board!
We are sorry to hear that. The email form feature of this board includes safeguards to try to track users who send such posts. You should email the board administrator with a full copy of the email you received and it is very important this include the headers (these list details of the user that sent the email). They can then take action.
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Password security
What is password security?
This function offers you a recommendation for selecting your password. It's only a recommendation. You are free to decide if you use it or not.
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How to secure a password?
Tips for selecting a secure password:
- The password must be at least 6 characters in length and can be a maximum of 32 characters in length (a character is a letter, number, mark or symbol).
- The password should contain at least 2 other characters such as numbers or symbols.
- Special foreign language characters such as the german umlaut and spaces (blanks) are not recommended.
- Use neither your user-name or your real name.
- Do not use standard keyboard rows such as the "qwerty" row.
- The password should not contain popular or common phrases such as those found in books, poems. Also avoid using popular media slogans form radio and tv.
- Use a combination of upper and lowercased letters.
- Choose a password that you don't have to write down in order to remember it.
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phpBB 2 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
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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 phpbb.com website and see what the phpBB Group has to say. Please do not post feature requests to the board at phpbb.com, 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.
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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 still get no response you should contact the owner of the domain (do a whois lookup) or, if this is running on a free service (e.g. yahoo, free.fr, f2s.com, etc.), the management or abuse department of that service. Please note that phpBB Group has absolutely no control and cannot in any way be held liable over how, where or by whom this board is used. It is absolutely pointless contacting phpBB Group in relation to any legal (cease and desist, liable, defamatory comment, etc.) matter not directly related to the phpbb.com website or the discrete software of phpBB itself. If you do email phpBB Group about any third party use of this software then you should expect a terse response or no response at all.
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