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

FAQs / Trouble Shooting


  • ...After you click the REGISTER link, fill out the info. You will see some questions (you may have to Google for answers if you don't know much about the Beatles)which help reduce bot registration. You'll agree to not sell/sell promote (check box at the end of registration).
  • ...Usernames: the system will tell you if your desired username is already in use. Do NOT use your email address as a username.
  • ... Thank you,______. Your registration is now complete.
    You may now proceed to edit your Profile in order to fill in additional personal details about yourself, or you could modify your Options to customize your browsing experience of this site. If you would rather do these things later, you can do so by following the links around the site to your User Control Panel.
    Alternatively, you can simply go back to the Forums and start posting in threads.
  • ...Signatures: you may post a single link to your site in your signature. More info about your business will get you banned as it will be considered self promotion.
  • ...So, it's pretty simple. Enjoy the Forum.


  • ...Post what is polite and appropriate. If you have to ask what is appropriate, don't post.
  • ...If you would not want your 5 year old kiddo to be exposed to your post, that's a clue that you ought not post
  • ...No selling, promotion, self promotion. Want to sell something? Click WB AD RATES.
  • ...No posting of copyrighted images
  • ...No whining at the admin. He hates that.
  • ...Anything posted may be used by WoodenBoat Publications
  • ...WoodenBoat has sole discretion for removing posts it deems inappropriate, and banning posters.


  • ...Either via your own host, or via us. You'll see icons in the posting section to help you post images, and videos.
  • ...If your images are turned sideways you can fix that by making them landscape instead of portrait. Either by cropping or puttng them on a landscape canvas.
  • ...Don't post large images... instead resize to approx 800 pixels wide or smaller.


  • ...Let us know and we will remove. Provide a direct link. See the DMCA info at the footer of the Forum.


  • ...You cannot remove another person's posts, but if you want, you can delete any of your posts. Go into the post, Edit, then choose delete.
  • ...You can also close a thread you create... which sometimes happens by mistake. If you go to post, you will see a small checkbox at the bottom of the posting text box.

  • ...The is no subscription fee for the Forum, so if you decide to no longer participate, there is no "cancel". You simply stop posting.


  • ...While the built-in search function works, you may find those search mavens at Google have a better system. In Google's search, type, and then the term you are searching. So, if you wanted to look for threads about Phil Bolger, you could type bolger


  • ...Forum Actions -> Edit Profile. You will need your password. If you don't recall that, click FORGOT PASSWORD?.
  • ...Reminder: signatures may have a link to your site, but more business info than that will be considered as self promotion, and is verboten.


  • ...And get something in return? SUBSCRIBE.

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