Forum for Electronics 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.

How to register?

Find the button "Register" on the top of the forum.

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Enter your User Name (it has to be valid and not in use), password, e-mail, and check the box "I have read ... rules":

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You have to press button [Complete Registration], it will apear after 20 seconds (security reason) and you will see this message:

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It means that you have to go to your email box and find this message:

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If this message is not in your Inbox, check the SPAM folder.
Open the mail and click the URL which is shown here:

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You will see this message and after that you can log in.

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What to do when the activation e-mail hasn't come.

In top-menu find the (Resend Activation?) button. When you click it, you will be asked to write e-mail which you gave at the registration procedure. To complete this step click [Email Activation Codes] button.

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If your e-mail box is still empty use the contact form to the Administrator and describe your problem - Link.

How to log in?

To login you have to find login box at the top of the page:

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Enter your User name and password. Click Log in button.

Congratulations! You are logged in!

I get a "no permission error", what do I do?

This happens as you did not complete the registration process. To complete the registration you must use the activation link in the e-mail sent to you. This is to confirm the true identity of you. If you have not received a registration e-mail, look in the spam folder as sometimes the email is flagged as spam. If the e-mail has not been flagged as spam then please request another activation e-mail.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

If you forget your password, you can click on the Forgotten Your Password link. This will appear on any page that requires you to fill in your password. This link brings up a page where you should enter your registered email address. An email will be sent to that address shortly, with instructions for resetting your password. Since passwords are encrypted, there is no way to resend your original password. This option provides you with the ability to reset your password. You must be able to receive emails to your registered email address for this to work. You may need to check your spam filters and folder if you do not see this email in a few minutes.

How to add new thread?

To add new thread you have to find the best forum for your question. Go to the main page and browse forum:

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At the top of the site you will see the button (+ Post New Thread). Click it. Now you can describe your problem. Remember about proper title and details in the body of your message.

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Editing and Deleting Your Posts

The administrators have decided to prevent users from deleting their own posts. In the past, deleting the first post of a thread would delete the entire thread, making it impossible for others to be able to read and learn from the information posted. There is also a limited amount of time in which you are allowed to edit your post, after that the post canít be edited. As a rule we do not remove or delete content from our forums so before you post consider this rule. If you donít want to share a schematic or code then donít post it but donít expect to get help and then delete your post, users in the forum spend valuable time in order to reply in your post so this info should remain available for users that may have a similar question in the future.

What are sticky threads?

'Sticky' threads are created by moderators or administrators, and remain 'stuck' to the top of the listing, even if they haven't had any posts recently. Their purpose is to keep important information visible and accessible at all times.

What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. While a ban will normally involve only a ban of your user account, in extreme circumstances, it is possible to block your IP address from the forums. The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close and thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?

Please report the thread/post to the moderators using the report link which appears in the right-hand corner under each post. This report will be sent to all moderators of that particular forum who will respond to the incident as quickly as possible.

What are the consequences of warnings and infractions

Warnings serve as a reminder to you of the forum's rules which you are expected to understand and follow. When you break a rule then you receive a warning and if you keep breaking the rule then you get infraction points.

I see something that is definitely spam. Should I do anything?

If you see someone posting advertisements which are irrelevant to the thread topic or simply any other form of spamming, please report the post by clicking the "Report post" button. Please Do Not post any replies to that message such as "Go away, idiot," or "You're stupid.", this only bumps the thread back to the top of the forum listing, and makes the spammer's post(s) visible for a longer period of time. Once you've reported the post or thread, a moderator will soon take care of it as needed.

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