Updated: Apr 26, 2020
We have forums
That's great for those of us who've found our way in, but what about everyone else?
There've been so many folk asking how to get in that we've produced this route map:
Step 1 – Finding The Forums
Look up at the blue menu bar. Right hand side you'll see:
Put your mouse pointer on "Members Area" and a drop down menu opens:
The lurid green arrows point to the word 'Forum' in red. [Sorry, those who are colour blind]. Click Forum. You will end up here:
Step 2 – Getting in
The first time you come here you will need to create an account. Follow the red arrows in the picture above. The blue arrows are for those of us who have an account already.
When you click "Get Started" (red arrows point to it) you arrive at the "Sign Up" screen.
Enter a valid email address and create a password, one that you will remember, and click "Sign Up" and follow the steps.
Every other time
If you already have an account, follow the blue arrows or follow the tiny prompt "Already a Member? Log In" and the screen switches to the Log In screen
Enter your email and password and you arrive at the forum:
Step 3 – Now what?
Now you can play. You may do anything... well, anything polite! You can start new discussions, start new questions, add to existing discussions, answer existing questions.
You can put a cute picture of a kitten as your profile picture, decide not to use your real name (some folk like being anonymous, and that's fine)
This is here for us to have fun with, and to keep the sense of community we have on sailing days and in social occasions. Bookmark this link and you'll always be able to find the forums easily
I've been learning a few things as I've been playing. The first is that the discussion order changes when someone posts something. The latest item to be posted, have a reply added, etc gets shifted to the top of the list. Less popular items fall to the bottom.
The next thing is that the site shows in the top tight hand corner whether I'm logged in or not:
I've taken a screenshot so you can see what I mean. I can also log in at that position on the screen. Lots to learn. The main thing is that this is for fun.
Get too many emails from the forum itself? Easy to solve. By default (I think) you are 'subscribed' to every post you make, every answer or reply you make. That means you get emails whenever something new is posted i that thread.
Here's the trick:
Above seems to be the default stated, "Following" or "Subscribed to". Click that panel atthe tip of the blue arrow and you Unfollow. It turns into the panel below:
Wish you hadn't unfollowed? Thatls ok. Click the area at the tip of the blue arrow and you follow the thread again.
"My password isn't working"
On the login screen there is a Forgot my Password option. Use it and your password will be recovered or changed for you