Home Recording FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Why should I register?

In order to fully utilize the abilities of this forum, you should register as a member. Registration is free, and allows you to do the following:
  • Post new threads
  • Reply to other peoples' threads
  • Edit your posts
  • Receive email notification of replies to posts and threads you specify
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Enter events in the forum calendar
  • Set up a 'buddy-list' to quickly see which of your friends are currently online
To register, you will need to specify a username and password, and a valid email address. Entering your email address will not leave you open to 'spam', as you can choose to hide your email address, and messages sent to you via email do not reveal your address to the sender in any case. (To verify this, you can try sending an email message to another user.) The administrator may have configured the forum to send you the final part of the registration process by email, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working.

If you are under the age of 13, you will not be allowed to register, for legal reasons.

How do I clear my cookies?

You may clear all your cookies by clicking here. If you return to the main index page via the link provided and you are still logged in, you may have to remove your cookies manually. As a last resort, you can visit this link, which almost always works :-)

Here are the instructions for Internet Explorer 5 on Windows:
  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Click the "Start" button.
  3. Move up to "Find" and click "Files or Folders" from the menu that appears.
  4. In the new window that appears, in the "containing text" field, type in the domain name of the forum without the "http://" or "www." part. For example, if the forums' address was "http://www.homerecording.com/forum/index.php", I would type in "homerecording.com" (without the quotes)
  5. In the "look in" box, type in "C:\Windows\Cookies\" (without the quotes) and press "Find Now"
  6. After it has finished searching, highlight all files (click a file, then press CTRL+A) and delete them (press the "delete" key or SHIFT+DEL)
Your cookies should now be removed. You may want to restart the computer and revisit the forums to be sure.

Can I edit my own posts?

If you have registered, you will be able to edit and delete your posts. Note that the administrator can disable this ability as he desires. Your ability to edit your posts may also be time-limited, depending on how the administrator has set up the forum.

To edit or delete your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit. If your post was the first in the thread, then deleting the post may result in the removal of the entire thread.

After you have made your modifications, a note may appear, which notifies other users that you have edited your post. Administrators and moderators may also edit your messages but this note may not appear when they do so.

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