Readers' Forum &
The Backwoods Home Magazine Readers' Forum is free for use by web site visitors. All are welcome to read the posted messages. However, anyone wishing to respond or to post new messages must Register as explained below.
To keep the Forum safe and secure and keep out those who would abuse it by posting hate, filth, and pornography, Registration requires use of a primary, traceable email address as explained in the Membership Information FAQ.
After you Register, you will be sent an email with a link you must follow in order to verify your email address. All new Registrations must be approved by the administrator.
Participants are free to discuss any and all topics of interest to self-reliant people. We require that everyone keep their comments within the bounds of civility and good taste.
Registration takes less than a minute and requires you to select a Username and password and to provide a valid email address as noted above. (You may elect to hide your email address from other people in the forum.)
Please Note - Usernames and passwords are CasE SensAtiVe, which means capitalization is important. For example: If you chose the Username "PaulA" it must always be entered that way. "paulA, PAULA, Paula, etc., would not be acccepted.
You may also change your email address in your Member Control Panel, but if you do, the Forum will mail you a new link which you must follow before the Forum will let you post messages. You must keep your email address current as we will occasionally send notices and such to all members. If the email is returned as Undeliverable, we will assume you have abandoned the account and it will be demoted to Inactive or deleted.
The Chat Room is a live, interactive meeting place. Forum membership is required in order to access and use it.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
A Java enabled web browser is required in order to use the Chat Room.
You understand that using the Forum and Chat Room is a privilege, not a right. Violation of any of these rules is grounds for revocation of privileges. We are the sole judge of whether a violation has been committed.
Gratuitous profanity, hate, bigotry, character assassination of other members and other such stupidity is not permitted. If in doubt, don't do it.
Business use of the Forum and/or Chat Room is not permitted. Period.
If it becomes necessary to ban you from the Forum or Chat Room, you grant us permission to contact your ISP to report you, if we, in our sole judgement, decide to do so. We do not want to ban anyone. Please observe the rules and everyone will be happy.
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