NFED Message Board Help & FAQ's

Horse Chat Access Go to message board

General Chat & Advice forum for all equestrian subjects, aimed at central southern England but open to anyone with an interest in riding, driving, horses or ponies. Ask for help, give advice or discuss a show or event. Providing it is an equestrian topic & is within the rules it can go on here.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Message are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - Read only
Not logged in - Read only


New Forest Pony Chat Access Go to message board

Message board for the discussion of the New Forest Pony.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Message are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - Read only
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New Forest Commoners & Riders Message Board Access Go to message board

Message board for discussing any aspects of commoning, horse riding in the forest or the New Forest in general.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - Read only
Not logged in - Read only


Tracing Horses Message Board Access Go to message board

A moderated open message board for anyone looking for information on their horses or ponies. We do have an obligation to remove any posts if requested to by the present owner.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Orphan Foals & Foster Mares Forum Access Go to message board

A moderated open forum for anyone with an orphan foal or mare that has lost a foal. Urgent cases will be posted under "What's New" on the home page & sent out to the mailing list.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Lost & Found Go to message board

A moderated open message board for missing dogs, cats & other animals or items.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Hampshire Horsewatch Message Board Access Go to message board

A moderated open message board for UK Equestrian crime information, run by Hampshire Horsewatch.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Stolen Horses & Ponies Access Go to message board

A moderated open message board for UK Equestrian crime information, run by Hampshire Horsewatch.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Stolen Tack & Saddlery Access Go to message board

A moderated open message board for UK Equestrian crime information, run by Hampshire Horsewatch.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


Stolen Horseboxes & Trailers Access Go to message board

A moderated open message board for UK Equestrian crime information, run by Hampshire Horsewatch.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


NFED Support & Feedback Go to message board

A moderated open message board for NFED user help, problems, suggestions, new features, criticism or praise of the NFED.

NFED Members 2009 - Full access including message editing, posting links & photos. Messages are seen by the public immediately
Network54 Members - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.
Not logged in - "MODERATED" Messages must be approved by the moderator before they can be seen by the public.


How to Join in the NFED Message Boards

Some of our boards do allow limited moderated posts from non members. This is done with the intention of allowing visitors to post important information without having to go through the membership procedure. This is not meant for general chat & is subject to a reasonable usage policy. If you are going to be a regular user or would like to post on any of the boards, please become a member. Posts from non members can take up to 24 hours before approval & are limited to the number that can be made each day.

If you would like to have free access to all the NFED message boards there are TWO simple stages to complete, both completely free of charge, both must be completed before you become a full member & are able to post instant unmoderated messages or replies.

Stage One: Register your user name & password with Network 54: Click Here.

Stage Two: Apply to the administrator for free NFED Group Membership: Click Here.
For safety reasons, an Email address must be supplied. Please allow 24 hours for your application to be processed.

The current Group is NFED Members 2009

When your application has been approved you will be able to post unmoderated messages on all the NFED message boards, including links & photos. If you make a mistake, you can edit your messages at any time.

Only one user name is allowed per Email address. Using multiple Email addresses to gain multiple usernames is not allowed. Anyone found or suspected of having more than one online identity will have all usernames removed from the membership.

Membership Responsibilities: By using the message boards or becoming a member, you agree that you will be solely responsible for the content of all your posts & replies & will indemnify the New Forest Equine Directory & hold it harmless for any losses or damages to yourself or to others that may result directly or indirectly from any posts or replies that you submit on the boards. Please remember that we run these forums free of charge & in good faith for the benefit of the equestrian community. Being a member is a trusted & privileged position allowing you to post on any of the forums without moderation. Any member breaking rules, causing problems, abusing their position or bringing the site into disrepute will have their membership revoked without notice. The administrator’s decision is final & no reasons have to be given. By using the NFED, the forums or becoming a member you accept these conditions, rules & all other terms of use.



Message Board Rules & Terms of Use.
By accessing the NFED message boards you accept & agree to abide by the Forum & Site Rules & Terms of Use.

The following list is not exhaustive & we reserve the right to remove any posts without warning or explanation that we feel may bring the NFED into disrepute or cause offence to its users.

We cannot read every post, please inform us if you feel any post is offensive or is breaking the site rules.

These rules are subject to change without notice, please visit this page regularly.

We fully endorse & support the work of the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre www.ceop.gov.uk

We abide to the Good Practice Guidance for the Moderation of Interactive Services for Children


Disclaimer

The NFED message boards are here for your enjoyment & information & are used entirely at your own risk. NFED/CK Art neither endorses nor guarantees the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information published by the forum users. Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available by users of the forums, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) & not of NFED/CK Art. It is your responsibility to check claims, statements or qualifications with the relevant authorities or governing bodies.

By using the message boards or becoming a member, you agree that you will be solely responsible for the content of all your posts & replies & will indemnify the New Forest Equine Directory & hold it harmless for any losses or damages to yourself or to others that may result directly or indirectly from any posts or replies that you submit on the forums.

To allow a more complete service, several of the information message boards allow moderated posts from non members. The above also applies to moderated message boards where no log in name is supplied, messages are only checked to ensure that they are not breaking forum rules before approval. Approval does not confirm the accuracy, legality or legitimacy. Posts or replies are entirely the responsibility of the original author(s). In the event of an investigation, all details will be passed on to the relevant authorities.

Moderated posts are intended to allow visitors or occasional users to share important information without having to go through the membership procedure. There is no guarantee that posts will be approved, this is not meant for general comments & is subject to a reasonable usage policy. As posts can take up to 24 hours before approval, please become a member if you are going to be a regular user.

Photographs & Copyright

If you post a photo, please comply to UK copyright laws & ensure that you have the photographers permission to use the photo. Any copyright disputes are between the copyright owner & the poster. On the Tracing Horses forum, we do have an obligation to remove any posts if requested to by the present owner. Please ensure the photo is less than 650 pixels wide, posting larger photos will stretch the post & cause scrolling.

NFED Copyright

This website and its content is copyright of NFED/CK Art - ( © NFED/CK Art 2009 ). All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Adverts

STRICTLY NO ADVERTS of any kind, wanted or offered. There is no need to advertise on the message boards, we have a dedicated classified section for this purpose with built in safeguards for your protection. Any adverts or posts that mention items or animals for sale/possible sale or wanted will be removed without notice.

To protect the interests of NFED Sponsors who pay to provide this service, business announcements are only permitted by those that have paid to advertise in the NFED Business Directory, have banner adverts or are NFED Affiliates. Posts not complying will be removed without notice.

Signatures

You are welcome to add signatures to your posts, but please ensure they are less than 650 pixels wide & don't include sound in any videos used. Advertising any kind of commercial service or linking to a website is not allowed unless you are a current advertiser in the NFED Business Directory, have a banner advert or are an NFED Affiliate. Posts not complying will be removed without notice, repeat offenders will be removed from the members list.

Website Links

We want to offer a comprehensive & unbiased service which does allow links to other websites of interest, but any links posted to websites of an unsuitable nature, sites with the intention of poaching NFED users/members or creating a conflict of interest with either the NFED or its sponsors will be removed.

Crime Information.

If you are posting crime information on the Horsewatch message boards, please give as much detail as possible, including: your name, descriptions, dates, times, crime numbers & officers attending. Photos can be added in the normal way, see Photos & Links. Please remember to post follow ups if/when there is any news.

Personal Information

As with all internet sites, please be careful & do not give out personal information. For safety's sake, keep your full name, address & telephone number secret. We have no way of knowing who people are on the forum or if they are who they say they are. This is especially important for our younger members, do not tell anyone your age, sex, address, phone number or post any other personal information. Any posts fishing for personal information will be removed.

For the same reason, please do not give out other people's information. If you cross-post something, take out all personal information such as the person's last name, address (snail or email) & phone number. If you do post such information, the post will be removed. If you have some important information ask others to email you for it & give it to them that way. Remember that you are responsible for your posts.

Safety Issues

Please remember that these message boards are read by riders of all ages & capabilities. Careless talk or bragging about ignoring safety issues or encouraging dangerous actions that could possibly influence younger riders will not be tolerated.

Bad Language

Watch your language. This site is open to people of all ages to learn & discuss equestrian subjects, so please keep it clean. Harassing, offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or bashing communications - including those aimed at sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, national origin, or disability will absolutely not be tolerated.

Please do not type in upper case (Capitals) which is considered shouting. Please also avoid using txt type. Unlike SMS, there is no limit to the number of characters that can be used, so text type is not needed & can be difficult for some users to read.

Good Manners

If you ask a question & somebody takes the time to post a reply, please have the common decency to acknowledge the effort that they have made on your behalf.

Please be kind & respectful to other forum users. Read your own posts or replies to ensure they cannot be taken the wrong way. Many arguments are caused by simply misreading a post.

Post Topics

Please keep posts on topic for the message board in use. This is an equestrian site & visitors obviously expect to see conversations of an equestrian nature, we reserve the right to remove off topic posts without notice.

New Members

Make new posters feel welcome. Remember that new users may be shy or nervous, & that they can greatly benefit from the old timers on the boards. If you've been around for a while, be sure to introduce yourself to the newbies & help show them the ropes.

Do not be afraid to post or to sound dumb, this site is here for you to learn from others, but feel free to lurk if you wish. You do not have to post messages to learn from the message boards. Many people enjoy reading the posts without posting anything themselves.

Disagreements

Keep disagreements civil. You certainly do not have to agree with everyone on the message boards, but please keep your disagreements on topic. You can argue a point without being nasty or simply ignore it. Be prepared to listen to other points of view without becoming abusive or upset.

Our members are very passionate about their horses & other equines, particularly where welfare issues are concerned. If your posts are controversial please don't expect everyone to agree & discussions may become heated. Just remember that not everything belongs on a popular public message board & that somethings are best left unsaid.

In the horse world there is usually more than one correct way to tackle a problem. Remember that each new reply will take a post back to the top giving it further attention, so if you do not like a post or poster, it is better to ignore it. Unhelpful sarcastic replies do not help anybody & will not be tolerated!

Personal Disagreements

Keep personal disagreements personal. If you disagree or dislike one person in particular, please take your comments to e-mail, where they belong. Please do not bring your arguments or disagreements from outside onto the forum.

NO PERSONAL ATTACKS. There is no reason whatsoever for name calling & rudeness. You can argue & disagree while still being respectful of others.

Any posts meant to bait others into a personal disagreement unrelated to the board topic will be removed. Any arguments of a personal nature will also be removed. Please, whenever possible, help steer others away from personal arguments!

Disputes

In the event of a dispute, the administrator will not take sides or act as referee, so please do not ask. Our only concern is to provide a good service to our users whilst protecting the good name of the NFED.

If a number of complaints are received against any member person, membership will be cancelled at the discretion of the administrator. If false accusations are made, the accuser/s will be removed. The administrator has the final word.

If you wish to make a complaint about a user, please Email editor@nfed.co.uk Your details will be kept confidential.

If a person is removed from the membership group, we are not making judgement on any personal arguments or disagreements. Our only concern is the NFED & the overall affect the member has on the forums as a whole or the reputation of the NFED. No reasons or explanations have to be given & we reserve the right to remove any member at any time without prior notice, warning or explanation.

Membership Responsibilities

Please remember that we run these message boards free of charge & in good faith for the benefit of the equestrian community. Being a member is a trusted & privileged position allowing you to post on any of the forums without moderation. Any member breaking rules, causing problems, abusing their position or bringing the site into disrepute will have their membership revoked without notice. The administrator’s decision is final & no reasons have to be given.

By using the NFED, the message boards or becoming a member you accept these conditions, rules & all other terms of use.


Posting Photos or Links

To post photos on the NFED message boards you must have a Network 54 account & be an approved member of the users group, both of which are free of charge. You must be logged in to post your photograph on the forum. The Horsewatch forums are slightly different, allowing anyone to post crime information & photos without logging in.

If you post a photo, it must be of a suitable nature for a public forum that is open to all age groups. Please first ensure that you have the photographers permission to use the photo. In most cases, the photographer owns the copyright under UK copyright laws. Using any photograph without the photographers consent is breaking the law. Any copyright disputes are between the copyright owner & the poster. Please ensure the photo is less than 650 pixels wide, posting larger photos will stretch the post & cause scrolling.

Join Network 54 | Apply to Join User Group

Photos can be uploaded to Network 54 & then inserted in your message, but these have a limited life span. By far the easiest way is to open a free photo storage account with a company such as Photo Bucket www.photobucket.com Your photos can then be uploaded to your photo storage account to share with your friends & family.

Photos saved on your storage account will have a unique URL, simply copy & paste this into your message where you would like the photo to be.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be an approved group member & be logged in for this to work, or you will just see the URL i.e. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/demouser/134f80fd.jpg

To add a link to another website. Make sure that you are logged in to your Network 54 account & have joined the users group. Type or paste in the full URL including the http:// & a link will be created automatically.

Picture Size

If your photos are too large, they cannot be viewed without scrolling across the page & will take a long time to download. Before you upload your photos, crop & resize them if necessary, but remember to always first save the original & work on a copy. The ideal size is between 300 & 650 pixels wide. Any basic art or photo editing program will have the facilities to do this, see your programs help section for further advice. Further information & a free resizing program can be found on the NFED Classified Photo Help page.

If you do not have an art program, your photos can be resized after they have been uploaded to your Photobucket account. Go to Edit, then select Resize. When the photo has been resized, simply copy the photo's URL & paste it into your NFED Forum post.


Smileys & Emoticons

Basic smileys can be inserted in your messages:

Type :-) to get
Type ;-) to get
Type :-( to get

Or you can use emoticons from other sites such as http://smileys.on-my-web.com or http://emoticons4u.com
This is a fun & effective way of showing how something is meant & can often help to avoid arguments.
Just copy & paste in the URL of the image where you would like to insert it. The [img] tags are not required.

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Happy/happy-127.gif would give


Personal Photos (Avitars)

A small photo can be added to your profile that will show next to all of your messages or replies.

Log into your Network 54 account, then click on "My Account".
Click on "Personal Photo".
Click on "Browse" & find the photo on your own computer.
Click on "Upload".

Photos must be Jpegs with a file size of less than 128Kb. Photos are resized to 70 by 70 pixels. If you can, it is better to resize the picture before uploading.


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