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Go To Top Of PageRegistering

The Administrator has turned off Registration for this forum. Only registered members are able to log in.

Go To Top Of PageSmilies

You've probably seen others use smilies before in e-mail messages or other bulletin board posts. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile or a frown . This bulletin board automatically converts certain text to a graphical representation when it is inserted between brackets [].  Here are the smilies that are currently supported by The Maggotdrowners Forum:
smile [:)]
big smile [:D]
cool [8D]
blush [:I]
tongue [:p]
evil [}:)]
wink [;)]
clown [:o)]
black eye [B)]
eightball [8]
frown [:(]
shy [8)]
shocked [:0]
angry [:(!]
dead [xx(]
sleepy [|)]
kisses [:X]
approve [^]
disapprove [V]
question [?]
thumbsup [:T]
wave [:W]
crybaby [:C]
help [:H]

Go To Top Of PageCreating a Hyperlink in your message

You can easily add a hyperlink to your message.

All that you need to do is type the URL (, and it will automatically be converted to a URL (!

The trick here is to make sure you prefix your URL with the http://, https:// or file://

You can also add a mailto link to your message by typing in your e-mail address.

This Example:
Outputs this:

Another way to add hyperlinks is to use the [url]linkto[/url] tags

This Example:
[url][/url] takes you home!
Outputs This: takes you home!

If you use this tag: [url="linkto"]description[/url] you can add a description to the link.

This Example:
Take me to [url=""]The Maggotdrowners Forum[/url]
Outputs This:
Take me to The Maggotdrowners Forum
This Example:
If you have a question [url=""]E-Mail Me[/url]
Outputs This:
If you have a question E-Mail Me

You can make clickable images by combining the [url="linkto"]description[/url] and [img]image_url[/img] tags
This Example:
Outputs This:

Go To Top Of PageHow to format text with Bold, Italic, Quote, etc...

There are several Forum Codes you may use to change the appearance of your text.  Following is the list of codes currently available:

Bold: Enclose your text with [b] and [/b] .  Example: This is [b]bold[/b] text. = This is bold text.

Italic: Enclose your text with [i] and [/i] .  Example: This is [i]italic[/i] text. = This is italic text.

Underline: Enclose your text with [u] and [/u]. Example: This is [u]underline[/u] text. = This is underline text.

Aligning Text Left: Enclose your text with [left] and [/left]

Aligning Text Center: Enclose your text with [center] and [/center]

Aligning Text Right: Enclose your text with [right] and [/right]

Striking Text: Enclose your text with [s] and [/s]
Example: [s]mistake[/s] = mistake

Horizontal Rule: Place a horizontal line in your post with [hr]
Example: [hr] =


Font Colors:
Enclose your text with [fontcolor] and [/fontcolor]
Example: [red]Text[/red] = Text
Example: [blue]Text[/blue] = Text
Example: [pink]Text[/pink] = Text
Example: [brown]Text[/brown] = Text
Example: [black]Text[/black] = Text
Example: [orange]Text[/orange] = Text
Example: [violet]Text[/violet] = Text
Example: [yellow]Text[/yellow] = Text
Example: [green]Text[/green] = Text
Example: [gold]Text[/gold] = Text
Example: [white]Text[/white] = Text
Example: [purple]Text[/purple] = Text


Headings: Enclose your text with [hnumber] and [/hn]
Example: [h1]Text[/h1] =


Example: [h2]Text[/h2] =


Example: [h3]Text[/h3] =


Example: [h4]Text[/h4] =


Example: [h5]Text[/h5] =
Example: [h6]Text[/h6] =


Font Sizes:
Example: [size=1]Text[/size=1] = Text
Example: [size=2]Text[/size=2] = Text
Example: [size=3]Text[/size=3] = Text
Example: [size=4]Text[/size=4] = Text
Example: [size=5]Text[/size=5] = Text
Example: [size=6]Text[/size=6] = Text


Bulleted List: [list] and [/list], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Ordered Alpha List: [list=a] and [/list=a], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Ordered Number List: [list=1] and [/list=1], and items in list with [*] and [/*].

Code: Enclose your text with [code] and [/code].

Quote: Enclose your text with [quote] and [/quote].

Images: Enclose the address with one of the following:

  • [img] and [/img]
  • [img=right] and [/img=right]
  • [img=left] and [/img=left]

Go To Top Of PageModerators

Moderators control individual forums. They may edit, delete, or prune any posts in their forums.

Go To Top Of PageCookies

These Forums use cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your Username and your Encrypted Password. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of these forums. If you have not enabled cookies in your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly. Also, you need to have cookies enabled if you want to enter a private forum or post a topic/reply.

You may delete all cookies set by these forums by selecting the "logout" button at the top of any page. Or alternatively by clicking this link: Delete Forum Cookies

Go To Top Of PageActive Topics

Active Topics are tracked by cookies. When you click on the "active topics" link, a page is generated listing all topics that have been posted since your last visit to these forums (or approximately 20 minutes).

Go To Top Of PageEditing Your Posts

You may edit or delete your own posts at any time. Just go to the topic where the post to be edited or deleted is located and you will see a edit or delete icon (EditDelete) on the line that begins "posted on..." Click on this icon to edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum Moderator or the forum Administrator. A note is generated at the bottom of each edited post displaying when and by whom the post was edited.

Go To Top Of PageAttaching Files

For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. However, you may cut and paste text into your post.

Go To Top Of PageSearching For Specific Posts

You may search for specific posts based on a word or words found in the posts, user name, date, and particular forum(s). Simply click on the "search" link at the top of most pages.

Go To Top Of PageEditing Your Profile

You may easily change any information stored in your registration profile by using the "profile" link located near the top of each page. Simply identify yourself by typing your Username and Password and all of your profile information will appear on screen. You may edit any information (except your Username).

Go To Top Of PageSignatures

You may attach signatures to the end of your posts when you post either a New Topic or Reply. Your signature is editable by clicking on "profile" at the top of any forum page and entering your Username and Password.

NOTE: HTML can't be used in Signatures.

Go To Top Of PageCensoring Posts

The Forum does censor certain words that may be posted; however, this censoring is not an exact science, and is being done based on the words that are being screened, so certain words may be censored out of context. By default, words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.

Go To Top Of PageForgotten Username and/or Password

Recovering a Username or changing a lost password is simple, assuming that e-mail features are turned on for this forum. All of the pages that require you to identify yourself with your Username and Password carry a "forgotten Username and/or Password" link that you can use to have a code e-mailed instantly to your e-mail address of record that will remind you of your username and allow you to create a new password. Because of the Encryption that we use for your password, we cannot tell you what your password is.

Go To Top Of PageCan I be notified by e-mail when there are new posts?

Yes, the Subscription feature allows you to subscribe to the entire Board, individual Categories, Forums and/or Topics, depending on what the administrator of this site allows. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of a post that has been made to the Category/Forum/Topic that you have subscribed to. There are four levels of subscription:

- Board Wide Subscription
If you can subscribe to an entire Board, you'll get a notification for any posts made within all the forums inside that board.

- Category Wide Subscription
You can subscribe to an entire Category, which will notify you if there was any posts made within any topic, within any forum, within that Category.

- Forum Wide Subscription
If you don't want to subscribe to an entire Category, you can subscribe to a single forum. This will notify you of any posts made within any topic, within that forum.

- Topic Wide Subscription
More conveniently, you can subscribe to just an individual topic. You will be notified of any post made within that topic.
Each level of subscription is optional. The administrator can turn On/Off each level of subscription for each Category/Forum/Topic.
To Subscribe or Unsubscribe from any level of subscription, you can use the "My Subscriptions" link, located near the top of each page to manage your subscriptions. Or you can click on the subscribe/unsubscribe icons (Subscribe UnSubscribe) for that Category/Forum/Topic you want to subscribe/unsubscribe to/from.

Go To Top Of PageWhat does it mean if a forum has Moderation enabled?

Moderation: This feature allows the Administrator or the Moderator to "Approve", "Hold" or "Delete" a users post before it is shown to the public.
Approve: Only the administrators or the moderators will be able to approve a post made to a moderated forum. When the post is approved, it will be made viewable to the public.
Hold: When a user posts a message to a moderated forum, the message is automatically put on hold until a moderator or an administrator approves of the post. No one will be able to view the post while it is put on hold.
NOTE: Authors of the post will be able to edit their post during this mode.
Delete: If the administrator or moderator chooses this option, the post will be deleted and an e-mail will be sent to the poster of the message, informing them that their post was not approved. The administrator/moderator will be able to give their reason for not approving the post in the e-mail.

Go To Top Of Page How to add a YouTube Video to a post

The same instructions apply when Posting a New Topic or Replying to a Topic

Firstly choose the YouTube video you wish to add and highlight the link in your address bar and copy it..

Or click the 'Share' button below the YouTube video and highlight and copy that link...

Back to MD's and click to start a 'New Topic', or 'Reply to Topic'

Click the YouTube button ....

Paste the YouTube link between the tag ...

So it looks like ...

Type in any additional text you wish to add, then click the 'Post New Topic' or 'Reply to Topic' button

That's it, and your video should then show within your post

Go To Top Of Page How do I share a Topic to Facebook ?

If you want to share a topic to a Facebook Group, on your TimeLine, a Friend's TimeLine, or to a page that you manage, simply follow this simple guide:

At the bottom of the Topic page..

A new window will pop up...

That's it

Go To Top Of Page The Chat Room and Windows Vista

When using the Chat Room you will be prompted to install the ActiveX Control; in order to do this your Vista UAC (User Account Control) must be set to allow Administration rights.
If despite this you still cannot get the Chat Room to load you may find that you need to install Java into your computer as Vista does not include Java.
Java is free to install using this link:

Go To Top Of Page How to use Your Space

There are several functions in the forums where you can save Drafts of replies to topics or new posts; you can build a list of Friends (if you've got any lol); you can Bookmark topics and posts that interest you; and also have a quick reference to any Posts that you have made within the past year

If you look to the top-right of the forum you'll see 'Your Space' in the menu. Clicking this will take you to your personal pages

Saving a Draft: If you use the 'Reply to Topic' link then you'll see a new Button that says 'Save as Draft' . Clicking this will save the contents of the post in Your Drafts to be used later or edited if you want to build up a large post
To access your Drafts simply click the 'Your Space' link

Adding a Friend: Click the icon at the top of a post that your friend has made to add them to Your Friends list and be able to use a host of additional functions

Add a Bookmark: Click the icon at the top of a thread or post that you want to bookmark. This will add a link to the post or thread to Your Bookmarks in 'Your Space'

Your Posts: This is found in Your Space and gives you an easy reference list of the posts that you have made going back over the past year which can be filtered out into time periods

(You will need to be logged on to use this function)

Go To Top Of Page Active Users ?

On the homepage of the forums there is a section that lists active users of the forums, it also lists the number of users on the forums at any given time

To maintain our commitment to your privacy, the active users panel is only viewable by logged in members
In addition to this, within each member's profile there is the option to be seen or not seen on the active users panel, you will find this option underneath the 'Favourite Quote' section in 'Other Information'

Go To Top Of Page How do I add Photos to my Photo Album?

Once you have a Photo Album in place, follow this easy guide to add photos to your album as the process is different to the way that you use when adding photos to a forum thread.

You must be logged in to use this function.
When logged in go to the main Album page and you will see a welcome note and a button to "Edit Your Album/Upload Files" - Click this button

Once you've gone into the Upload files into album section, you should see this............

Click on the BROWSE button to select the photo that you want to upload to your album. (Please note that the largest File Size Allowed in KiloBytes(KB) is 150KB)

You should see something similar to this...........

In the smaller window that's opened click on the image file that you wish to upload into your album, then click on the OPEN button.

You should then see something like this............

Click on UPLOAD just above the picture and it should load up to your album.

Go To Top Of Page How do I get a Photo Album?

To get a free Photo Album, click on the last page of this thread: Click Here where yuo can then request one.
There may be a short time before the album is added so it helps if you subscribe to receive notification of replies to inform you when it i in place

Go To Top Of Page Why am I receiving hundreds of Emails?

Every now and again I receive an email from a user who has opened their mailbox to find a load of emails in there that are notifying them of new postings to the forum.

The forum will not send emails out automatically unless you the user requests it to do so using the 'Subscribe to...' function.

A user can subscribe to receive email notification at various points in the forum - either at full board level, at category level or at topic level using the symbol >

Once a user has subscribed to a part of the forum this link > My Subscriptions will then appear at the top-right of the forum.
In here the user can then manage their subscriptions and unsubscribe if they wish.

Also where-ever you see this symbol > you have the option to cancel the subscription to that particular part of the board or topic.

When you 'Subscribe to ....' YOU are asking for an Email to be sent, We do not send them to you without your request.

For more information on subscriptions, please Click Here

Go To Top Of Page How do I add my Photo into my Profile?

To add your photo into your profile, log in then click the Profile link on the top-right of the forum.
In here you will need to enter your log in details and then a new window will open with your profile information in.
Part way down on the left you will see a section for your Picture Details.
Ensure that the white box alongside Picture URL: is clear of any code and then click the link alongside Upload your Photo:

The instructions are clearly laid out in there what to do next

Go To Top Of Page How do I insert a Photo into my Post?

My Photo has now been replaced with the option to attach an image or photo directly from the reply box.
Hopefully this brief guide will help those that are experiencing some difficulty getting their pictures up onto the forum.

When you reply to a topic you'll see this............

just below the bottom left hand corner of the white message box you'll see a paperclip icon & Attach Image or Photo. click on the paperclip icon and it should open an Add Image or Photo to topic box that looks like this............

Click on the BROWSE button and it will open another window allowing you to choose a photo or picture from a location where you have stored it on your computer. (most probably My Pictures )
Click on the image you want to upload and then click on the OPEN button.

You should then see a window that looks like this...........

with the location of the photo you wish to upload from your computer added to the white box to the left of the BROWSE button, next click on the UPLOAD FILE TO...POST button and you should see this.........

...... confirming that your file has been uploaded and the code added to your post in the reply box.

You may want to reuse a picture that you've already uploaded, in which case when you open the Add Image or Photo to topic box you can click on the MY PREVIOUSLY UPLOADED FILES button which will take you to a list of previously uploaded files that looks like this.............

....... by clicking on the INSERT button next to the relevant file it will insert the code into the reply box for you.

If you are going to upload a photo only the following formats can be uploaded. They are .jpg .jpeg .gif .bmp .png & .tif and that there is also a limit to the size of file that can be uploaded (The maximum allowed file size is: 200KB)

To reduce the file size of your photo you may find this screen shot tutorial of help using Irfanview....

To reduce the file size using a mobile phone, refer to this thread:

Free software is also available here:

To resize using Windows 10 & Microsoft Mobile...

To resize using Windows 7, 8 & 10...

Go To Top Of PageWhat is COPPA?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information. More information can be found here.

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