These were installed on 4th July, 2015. If you are
already familiar with phpBB forums, you might want to go to them.
If you’re not, you might want to take a look anyway.
Not already familiar with this? Please read on.
There are three forums—General, Old Schoolfriends and
Photographs. The Photographs forum has seven sub-forums, corresponding to the
main sections in this Web site.
If, while you’re there,
you would like to register to use the forums, please go ahead.
First, though, you might want to click on the Frequently Asked
Questions Link (first of a row of three rectangular icons at top right of
your screen) that will
provide help in abundance. See below:
Please note that not all browsers
display an icon's (or other image's) purpose or name when you move
the mouse pointer over it.
To register, click on the
word Register near the top left of the
After you have
registered, each time you log in, you will see that there are now
seven rectangular icons at the top right, rather than just three. You will have to register before
using the Discussion Forums. We were initially deluged with very
annoying nonsense messages (harmless, but a time-consuming
nuisance). Banning them by their IP address, and thus preventing
registration, solved the
When you return from the
questions and answers (using your browser’s back arrow), you
can reveal the clickable list of forums by clicking on the blue
(or red) Old Scarborians Discussion Forums
caption on the left side of your screen. First, you will see the
parent forum (called, not surprisingly, Old Scarborians Discussion
Forums) below where you clicked. Second, you will note, towards the
bottom right of the screen, the following link:
Clicking on it will cause the full list to appear, as shown below.
Clicking on the now-red Jump to button will alternately hide
and show the list.
You can then click on one of the names (and subsequently, others) to reveal the forum itself, along with any existing
posts. You can read posts or you can create the first post of a new
topic within any forum by clicking on the New Topic button. See
Starting a new topic or
replying to an existing topic will open a message composition
Important: When you register, please note
that, for your user ID, you must not use a pseudonym, as your fellow
Old Scarborians should be able to recognise who you are. As user IDs
may contain spaces, you can (and should) use your real name in the
customary format (e.g., John Smith). If you were widely known by a
nickname (e.g., Spike) at school, that would be acceptable in
place of a first name. Using only your initials is not acceptable.
As you grow accustomed to
using the phpBB forums, you will discover alternative methods of
performing the above tasks. They are omitted at this stage in order
to avoid confusion.
I'll be updating this
page from time to time. In the meantime, if you have questions,
please click on my name, below, to open an already-addressed
email composition window, complete with subject heading.