Your Preferences

At the top right of most Forum pages, you'll find 'Preferences'. Click on this to tailor your view of the Forum and the details you share with other members.     

In particular, you can add a link to your signature to connect other members to your Barge Register entry, as described here

Forum Sections

The Forum contains several sections, with broad headings, like 'Barges', 'Waterways of continental Europe' or 'Stoppages, levels and Hazards' to bring related topics together.  You can 'subscribe' to a section that interests you to recieve posts to the section by email.   The sections and their use is described in the 'All Sections' tab. 

The Forum Pages

Tabs on the Forum windows

Logged-in DBA Members will see a number of tabs across the top of its pages. Many of these are not available to guests.  The tabs visible depend on the page in view and how you reached it!

Other pages within the Forum, and the buttons on them are......

Section (Category) Page

A Section page shows a list of topics with most recent first.  At the top and bottom of the list are buttons for:

Topic Page

Each Topic page shows recent messages posted on the selected Topic.  At the top and bottom of the message list are buttons for:

Beneath each message are buttons for:

NB If using a phone, you will need to turn the phone on its side to see all the buttons!

  Starting a New Topic

(You must be a logged-in DBA Member!)

Click on New Topic

Select the Section

To Reply to an existing message.

(You must be a logged-in DBA Member!)

Reply Buttons


Some common types of files can be attached to online forum posts.  These are currently (Mar 2012) txt, rtf, pdf, doc, xls, jpg, zip, tar.gz, tgz, tar.bz2.  


Editing after posting

Editing posts after clicking Submit is not allowed. Just post the correction as a new message.  The reasons are

Reporting a post

If you consider a post offensive or in the wrong section, or off-topic, you can use the Report button to bring it to the attention of the Forum Manager.  Any action will depend on the specific case.  If a post is factually misleading, please first ask the poster for a correction.  As a misleading post will be in many people's inboxes it cannot simply be deleted; a correction must be posted.

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