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Why should you register and E-Mail Issues.
In order to fully utilize the abilities of our site, we require that you register as a member. Registration is FREE, and allows you to do the following:
  • View Posts and Threads
  • 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 board 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.) We have configured the site to send you the final part of the registration process by email, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working or you will not become a registered member.

Note Regarding E-Mails: If you are not receiving our e-mails, which includes registration as well as subscriptions, please check the following:

  • Make sure your e-mail address entered is correct
  • Make sure they are not in any of your "spam" folders
  • Make sure you are not "filtering" and automatically discarding them


AOL USERS: If you are not receiving our e-mails, go into the spam folder and see the messages from us. Click the button that says "This is not Spam" and any email from us will not be blocked in the future.




Does this forum use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while.

When you register, you will be given the option to 'Automatically login when you return to the site'. This will store your username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this. This forum also gives you the option to use a cookie to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy. If in doubt, we recommend that you select 'yes' to enable the cookie. After you have registered, you may alter your cookie options at any time by changing the settings on this page.


How do I clear my cookies?

If you're having trouble logging in or making a post (or any other sort of odd behavior in general)...it's probably a "cookie related issue".

The first thing to check is that you computer's date and time is relatively accurate. If the date or time is way off, the cookies may be expiring...thus causing you problems.

You may clear all your cookies by closing all of your browser windows, except 1 and then logging out, click here to do so now. Click HERE and select all of the checkboxes, then click "delete". Now close the browser window and open a new session. Go to http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/ and log back in. You should be OK. If you followed this procedure exactly and still have an issue, click HERE to see if you cleared all of our cookies. Click "Delete These Cookies" to remove them.

If you return to the Mainpage and you are still logged in, you may have to remove the cookies manually.

Check the following information, and follow the instructions to Manually delete your cookies.

First things first, make sure that your browser's security settings allow cookies to be accepted from our site. The site doesn't work if your browser does not accept cookies. You also must make sure that your browser isn't using cached pages (stored on your hard drive). Also verify that your Internet Security settings are allowing information from this site.

If your browser is set to accept cookies, then perhaps corrupt cookies need to be deleted.

The system uses "cookies" on your system to keep track of what messages are new to you, what message you're looking at, what's the next message, etc. Sometimes, these cookies get "glitched". So while our system is working fine, things are being interpreted incorrectly on your end. So if things seem off, a good fix to most problems is to:

- Click the "Logout" button at the top. (If you were logged in)
- Delete the cookies from "www.ThisSite.com". (See various Instructions below)
- Close your browser's window
- Re-launch your browser
- Visit our home page (this first time back without cookies, re-enter through our home page and not a bookmark you've got saved.)
- Log back in.
That will solve most problems with the system.

****SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR DELETING COOKIES****


Internet Explorer 6 - Windows 98:
- In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
- On the General tab, click Settings, and then click View files.
- Click "Name" at the top of the column to put the files in alphabetical order.
- Select the cookie from "www.ThisSite.com", it should be titled something like:
   Cookie:yourname@www.ThisSite.com
- Select the cookie you want to delete, and then, on the File menu, click Delete.


Windows XP ***ALL BROWSERS***
- Look under C:\Documents and Settings\your user name*\cookies
*the username you're logged onto your computer as, NOT your username for this forum.

- Select the cookie from "www.ThisSite.com", it should be titled something like:
Cookie:yourname@www.ThisSite.com and delete it.


Netscape 4.7 - Windows
Go into the programfiles/netscape/users/YourComputerLoginName/ and edit my cookie.txt file.


Widnows 98
- On the desktop, click on "Windows Explorer"
- On the left side fo the screen, scroll down to your C drive
- Click on the + sign (if there is a - sign there, the contents of your C drive are already displayed)
- Scroll down to "Windows"
- Click on the + sign
- Scroll down to "Temporary Internet Files"
- At this point, you can either delete all your temporary files, or scroll down on the right hand side of the screen til you find the ThisSite cookies and delete just those.


Internet Explorer 5 - Macintosh:
- Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu.
- Select "cookies" under "Receiving Files" from the list at the left.
- In the list on the right, select the cookies files from "www.ThisSite.com"
(There could be as many as 4; w3t_key, w3t_language, w3t_myid, and w3t_mysess)
- Click "Delete"
- Click "OK"


Netscape 4.6 - Macintosh:
- Go to the "finder" (Macintosh Operating System).
- On your hard drive, open Your "System Folder"
- Open the "Preferences" folder.
- Open the "Netscape Users" folder
- Open the folder for your name (ex. "Joe Smith")
- Drag the file titled "MagicCookie" to the trash can.


Netscape 6 - Macintosh:
- Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu.
- Click the little triangle next to "Privacy & Security", then click on "Cookies"
- Click "View Stored Cookies"
- If you click on "Site" at the top of the list it will sort them by site.
- Scroll down to and select the cookies from "www.ThisSite.com"
(There could be as many as 4; w3t_key, w3t_language, w3t_myid, and w3t_mysess)
- Click on "Remove Cookie"
- Click "OK"
 

How can I change the information in my profile?
It is your responsibility to keep the information in your profile up-to-date. You should especially ensure that your email address is kept current. You can alter any of the fields in your profile, except your username. Once you have registered your username, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the administrator change your username, but he will require a very good reason to do so.

Edit your profile HERE.

What is the signature for?
After you have registered, you may set your signature. This is a piece of text that you would like to be inserted at the end of all your posts, a little like having headed note paper.

If the administrator has enabled signatures, then you will have the option to include your signature on any posts you make. If you have specified a signature, then the board will automatically append your signature to any messages you post. You can disable signatures on a per-post basis by un-ticking the 'Show Signature' checkbox when you compose your message.

You may turn the signature on and off on posts you have already made by editing the post and altering the state of the 'Show Signature' option.

You can set your signature by editing your profile.

NOTE: If you place a link to a car or sounddomain homepage (or any other homepage for that matter) in your sig make sure that you have a return link to us listed in your "favorites", "Links" or homapage. You can find our banner selction HERE

No links or references of other related sites or forums are permitted.

Links or images to a business are only permitted for Official Advertisers. Please click HERE for info on how you can help support our community and promote your Company.


I lost my password, what can I do?
If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgotten Your Password' link on any page that requires you to fill in your password.

This will bring up a page where you should enter your registered email address, and an email will be sent to that address instantly, with instructions for resetting your password.

How do I add a custom status to my profile?
If the administrator has enabled custom status titles, then you can specify the text you want to display by editing your profile and entering the text you want in the Custom User Text field.

How do I get a picture under my username?
These small images are called Avatars. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make. There are two kinds of avatars: those provided by the administrator and those that you upload yourself.

If the administrator has provided a set of avatars, and avatars are enabled, you may select an avatar that best describes your personality.

The administrator may also have enabled custom avatars, which allows you to upload an avatar image from your computer.

For more information about avatars, click HERE.

What are the buddy and ignore lists?
The buddy list is used to keep track of the friends you have made on this forum. By going to your "Open Buddy List" in "Quick Links" menu of the navbar, you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online and send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also allows you to send private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by viewing their profile or by going to "Buddy / Ignore Lists" in your "User CP".

Ignore lists are used for those people whose messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, those messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.



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