Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Forum

Forums are an excellent way for web nuts to discuss a wide range of topics.

With this in mind, we are trialing a new forum for OD4U. It is actually a Google Group forum, so it is lacking in some features we'd like to see...but we are planning to upgrade to a more functional forum system in the near future.

We have added 'Google Groups' gadget to the sidebar (just above the chat box) where you can click on 'visit this group' to just have a look. If you want to be able to use the forum, i.e. make posts, reply to other users etc. you will have to subscribe.

The subscription process is easy...
  1. Enter your email address in the field and click on the 'subscribe' button. Make sure this is a valid email address as you will be contacted for verification purposes.
  2. Check your email for the verification email and click on the verification link. This will open a page on your browser.
  3. You will be asked to answer the question, "What is the name of the OD4U webmaster". Type in your answer to this question (hint it can be found at the bottom of every post on this website) and then click 'Apply to this group'.
  4. THAT'S IT!
The OD4U webmaster will then be sent an email to alert them to your application request. We will try to approve requests as quickly as possible, but you may experience up to a 24 hour delay.

Once you are approved, you will have full member functionality.

I strongly encourage all regular visitors to this site to get involved in the forum. It is a place where you can express your opinions, make friends and generally increase your participation in your site - OD4U.

If you have any problems with subscribing to the forum, please leave your comments on this post. Any issues you have once you are using the forum can be addressed there.

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