FORUM LOGIN PROBLEMS AND HOW TO RESOLVE THEM
1.) you must be a registered user to login.
2.) you must activate your account via the email that was sent to you when you registered. If you didn't receive the email, it could in your spam folder since some spam filters remove forum emails. Please look there first. If you can't find the activation email, contact Administrators for assistance and we'll get you registered.
3.) YOUR FIRST THREE POSTS go into a moderation queue and will not viewable by the public until approved by an Administrator. This can take up to 24hrs. Patience, please.
CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS
If you change your email address via the User Control Panel, the Cafe sends you an email which requires your attention. If you ignore the email or didn't get it (check your spam folder first), contact Adminstrators for assistance.
PERMISSION PROBLEMS and/or STAYING LOGGED-IN
If you are a registered user and you receive a notice that says you don't have permission to post or view a photo, etc., the problem is your browser's security settings. Your account has NOT changed and you have NOT been penalized for something. We don't do that, and every member has the same privleges. See solution below.
If you are a registered user and have problems staying logged-in, the problem is not the forum, but your browser's settings. There are no forum software changes that will affect your ability to stay logged-in. The problem is your browser, not the Cafe. This can be annoying, and the solution below will fix the problem.
1.) Clear your browser's history.
2.) Delete all offline content.
3.) Delete all cookies.
4.) Close and restart your browser.
5.) Be sure the REMEMBER ME? checkbox is checked when you log-in.
If you're using Internet Explorer and still have problems, get Firefox browser from www.mozilla.com
It's free and better than Internet Explorer anyway. Also, try Apple's Safari browser which now runs on Windows computers. Download from www.apple.com/safari I have not tried it but it has received many favorable reviews.