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FAQ (Frequently Ask Question)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) or Questions and Answers (Q&A), are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. The format is commonly used on email mailing lists and other online forums, where certain common questions tend to recur.


An Amici forum is an online platform where number of users can discuss their viewpoints. It contains several categories, consisting of forums, threads and individual posts.

Amici forum as a whole contains various categories (broad subject areas), which themselves contain forums (more specific subject areas) which contain topics (conversations about a specific subject) which are made up of individual posts (where a user writes something).The forum home page has a list of categories and forums, with basic statistics for each - including the number of topics and posts, and which member posted the most recent message.

When you click on a forum's name, you are taken to the list of topics it contains. It will default to the list of topics with activity within the last month. A topic is a conversation between members. Each topic starts out as a single post and grows as more individual posts are added by different users. To start a new topic, simply click on the 'new topic' button . The topic with the most recent activity will appear at the top.

To read a thread, click on its title. Each post in a thread is created by a member or a guest. You'll see some brief information about the member who created the thread above the main post message. In some cases it will be to the side of the post.

To post a reply to an existing thread, click on the + Reply to Thread button. If this button does not appear, it could mean that you are not logged in as a member, or that you do not have permission to reply, or that the thread has been closed to new replies.

If you know which forum you want to go to, you can use the 'Quick Navigation' control, which appears at the bottom of many pages within the board.

To post a new message in the forum, you are required to register with us. Posts are displayed in chronological order, from oldest to newest, and you cannot delete a message once you have posted it.

If you are browsing a forum, you can quickly search for a thread or post within it by clicking on the 'Search' button in at the top of the page.

When you create a new topic or reply to an existing one, there is an option to have replies emailed to you. Also, you can "subscribe" to any forum by going to the amici forum home page, then click the checkbox near the forum name and submit the form. Any new posts in that forum will be emailed to you.

Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my- picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc.

Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) who look after the forums from day to day. They have the authority to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally, moderators are present to prevent users from going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.

Administrators are members assigned with the highest level of control over the entire board. These members can control all facets of board operation, including setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc., dependent upon the board founder and what permissions he or she has given the other administrators. They may also have full moderator capabilities in all forums, depending on the settings put forth by the board founder.

In order to fully utilize the abilities of this forum, the administrator will probably require that you register as a member. Registration is free, and allows you to do the following:

  • Post new threads
  • Reply to other people‚Äôs 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 forum 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.) The administrator may have configured the forum to send you the final part of the registration process by email, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working. If you are under the age of 13, the administrator may require that a parent or guardian provides consent before allowing you to complete the registration process. More information about this is available during the registration process.

If you have registered, you will be able to edit and delete your posts. Note that the administrator can disable this ability as he desires. Your ability to edit your posts may also be time-limited, depending on how the administrator has set up the forum. To edit or delete your posts, click the button by the post you want to edit. If your post was the first in the thread, then deleting the post may result in the removal of the entire thread. After you have made your modifications, a note may appear, which notifies other users that you have edited your post. Administrators and moderators may also edit your messages but this note may not appear when they do so.

You need not to worry at all if you lose the password, however it cannot be retrieved , but it can easily be reset.

Your forum profile page can only be seen by logged in forum account holders. Unless you choose to make any personal information visible in your profile through profile settings, your personal data can only be viewed by forum staff (admins and moderators). It is considered to be confidential and we do not pass it on to third parties. Your forum username is, of course, visible to logged in members in your profile page and in posts, and to visitors to the site in your posts.

If you post a new thread, or reply to an existing thread, you can choose to be notified by email when someone else replies to that thread. You can also choose to receive email notifications of new posts in a thread without posting in that thread, by clicking the 'Subscribe to this thread' link displayed in the thread page.

If you choose to stop receiving email notifications from a thread, you can turn off the option by either editing your post, or by unsubscribing from the thread here.Only registered users may receive email notification, and they can set whether they want to receive email notification by default by editing their options. Email notification is also referred to as 'Thread Subscription'.

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