The Guide

Once registered, you will have access to view the website and join in reading and sharing ideas about concertinas. Here is a brief outline of where the Menu leads you.

A group is the organisational unit for communication through the website. Groups initially set up by the Webmaster include Anglo, English and Duet Concertinas. A group can be created by any member and can be public (open for any member to join) or private (only open to your invitees). For example, a player in Western Australia might like to start a group for fellow Sandgropers.
By default this menu option shows the Groups that you are in. The Memberships link takes you to pending membership invitations.

Forums are the organisational unit for discussion through the website. The discussion, sometimes called postings, is organised into Topics and the Replies they induce. Forums set up by the Webmaster include: Anglo, English and Duet Concertinas*, Marketplace, Repair and Maintenance, Events and Concertinablia. New forums can be created by members as required and they can be public (open for any member to join) or private (only open to your invitees). *To participate in these 3 forums you must first join the Group – which requires being accepted by the group moderator.
Member A joins the Events forum and starts a particular discussion Topic such as the National Folk Festival 2020 and lists the Concertina Convergence events. Member B reads this and replies that it has been cancelled due to the failed supply of Guinness. Member C reads both and suggests that the real reason is the escalating cost of toilet paper due to …. And so on.

By default the Forums menu option will show Topics Started (by you), and you can select Replies Created, Engagements, Favourites, or Subscriptions. Voices shows the count of contributors to the topic. Replies is the count of comments since the original topic was started.

NB: Sometimes a topic or comment is held for moderation due to some stringent blacklisting. An offending term may be buried within an innocent expression. This is deemed better than the stream of vile language that can be dropped on a site by spammers.

Adding an image to a topic or reply

To upload an image to a forum topic or reply, click the Insert/edit image button in the editor toolbar:

Then click the Browse button in the image dialog to select and upload an image.

Supported File Formats and File Size
Images in JPEG, PNG, and GIF format. The maximum file size is determined by upload maximum 2MB and post maximum 8MB.

Lists all your activities on the website in reverse date order. This includes: contributions to forums, groups joined, etc. and helps you to keep track of your postings and such.

Lists notifications such as Accepted Group Membership requests, New Private Messages, etc.

Your messages (in reverse date order).

This option allows you to change password, set up profile, upload picture and more.

Log Out
This is self explanatory.

Thanks for That
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