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How to Access the OBOD Members Forums

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 03:47
by Selene
In order to access the members-only forums, you must be an OBOD member and registered on this board. (Please note that OBOD memberships do not expire and there are no dues to pay to be in good standing! If you were ever a member and received the monthly gwersi packets, you are still a member and eligible to join the members-only forums here, no matter how long ago you were working on the course.) We are not tied into the Order's membership database, though, so please verify your status following the procedure below:

1. If you haven't registered an account here on the message board, do so now. Just click the "Register" link at the top of the page and follow the prompts. Once you submit your information, an admin will activate your account as soon as possible (usually within a day).

2. Once you've registered, send an e-mail to OBODforumaccess@druidry.org and provide the following information:
  • Your username on this board
  • Your real name (as registered with OBOD)
  • Your mailing address (as registered with OBOD)
  • If sharing gwersi with another member, that person's name and city
  • The OBOD grade forum to which you're requesting access (i.e., whichever you are currently studying—Bard, Ovate, or Druid)
  • The password provided in the first packet of gwersi you received

    OR if you did not receive a password,
  • A quote from a Gwers of your grade as specified below:

    Bards: the first sentence of the first paragraph of the text on the first white page (p. 55) of Bardic Gwers 3. Note: you do not have to have completed Gwersi 1 and 2 before you ask for entrance to the members' areas; if you are new, just open the third booklet and copy the first sentence. If you are receiving the audio course only, quote the sentence spoken on Gwers 3, Track 1.

    Ovates and Druids: the first sentence of the first paragraph of the text on the first white page of Ovate or Druid Gwers 1.If you are receiving the Ovate audio course only, quote the sentence spoken on Gwers 1, Track 1.

    No quote is necessary if you have a password!
3. You'll be added to the appropriate grade forum as soon as possible (which will also give you access to OBOD General Discussion, Groves and Seedgroups, Camps and Festivals, and posting privileges in the Druids' Marketplace). When you receive a note welcoming you to the forum, you'll know you're ready to go!

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MENTORING FOR OTHER LANGUAGE EDITIONS OF THE COURSE

To gain access to these forums e-mail obodforumaccess@druidry.org with your request. Include the information specified above and the password given to you in the course.

Nederlands: Forum for members taking the Dutch language version of the Bardic course
Français: Forum for members taking the French language version of the Bardic course
Deutsch: Forum for members taking the German language version of the Bardic course