A. Participation by non-OBOD members was very low and the forum had become an attractive target for spammers. In order to be able to maintain the site as a safe and useful resource for our members, it was decided to restrict access from the general public and from search engines.
Q. I'm an OBOD member and I know I registered an account a while back, but I can't log in.
A. A number of inactive accounts have been deleted. If you:
- Haven't logged in since November 2016 AND
- never posted or made only one post, THEN
Q. I forgot my password and can't get the reset link to work.
A. That's an unfortunate intermittent problem. If the reset link doesn't work for you, write email@example.com and request a temporary password to use so you can log in and reset it through your profile.
Q. How long does it take for my access request to be processed? I sent it in but haven't heard anything.
A. Generally, we process requests within a few days. Occasionally it may be longer because the volunteers here aren't always able to work on the forum every day; depending on how crazy their lives are at the moment, it may take over a week. It's also possible that your email went astray. It doesn't happen frequently, but it has happened and it could happen again. Please treat us as you would your mentor: expect your request to be processed within a maximum of two weeks and if you haven't heard anything by then, please write again.
This list is a work in progress. If you have other questions, please write firstname.lastname@example.org and ask. I'll answer as soon as possible.