Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
Members are required to provide their e-mail information for registration purposes only. The information we collect is otherwise unavailable to the public. We delete accounts from users whose e-mails bounce.
You have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile. You also decide how much personal information is visible to other members in your user profile. Non-members are not able to see your profile details, email you, or send you private messages. From the User Control Panel, you have the option of providing some additional information such as religion, interests, and homepage URL. This information is made available to other Understanding Islam members to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave these fields blank.
Use of the website may involve the use of "cookies". This includes retention of your username and password on the computer you are working on, which helps track your last read messages when you revisit the forum. You have the option to turn these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile preferences. We advise you to do so if you use a shared, public or hospital computer, or remember to log out after each session to prevent unauthorized access under your account. If your browser doesn’t support cookies, or if you have cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.
This is a public forum, available to anyone with access to the Internet. Avoid giving out personal information such as your address, personal telephone number, work address or telephone number.
When posting information concerning a possible BUG in the system, please remember to include full details about your system setup (platform, browsers including version numbers etc), as well as any pertinent error messages.
The first step in getting help solving your problem is defining it so others can understand it. Describe your question or problem in terms of what you're trying to do with the application's features. This will state your question in common language that other participants can understand. Using the terms used in the application will be helpful. For instance, if you are asking about changing a template, ask using the word template instead saying, "How do I change the graphics or look".
Just saying something "doesn't work" is rarely enough information. Avoid giving people guesswork by including an exact step-by-step procedure others may follow to re-create from scratch what you are experiencing. Try to include: