viewing or logging into your board.
Below is an explanation of how to configure the most popular Internet Browsers.
Pop-up Prevention Software
If you have problems viewing messages, and have Pop-up Prevention software running on your computer,
you may want to disable it, at least temporarily, to see if it's related
to the problem. If it is related, then you can re-enable it, but configure
it to not block pop-ups from bulletinboards.com.
Firewall SoftwareAnother possibility, if you're running Firewall protection software, is a setting within your Firewall configuration that is preventing messages from being displayed. In order to test this possibility you may want to, at least temporarily, to turn off or shutdown your Firewall and see if that makes a difference. If it does then you'll want to restart your Firewall and instruct it to consider BulletinBoards.com a good guy.
If you're using Zone Alarm firewall software Click Here for additional information.
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default, but there are quite a few ways you might have disabled cookies, even without knowing it. If your login on this site is not working correctly, check to make sure cookies are enabled, at least for this site.
Internet Explorer 6+
Internet Explorer is a member of a family of browsers with similar cookie handling. The browser built into America Online (up to at least version 7) is MSIE, and many other browsers are either MSIE with different branding or entirely new user interfaces built upon the basic MSIE engine.
The various versions of MSIE and its relatives offer a lot of flexibility in ways to deal with cookies. All of these capabilities are accessed through the Internet Options panel. Depending on which browser you're using, you may be able to find Internet Options under the Tools menu. But in any case, the same Internet Options panel is available in the Windows Control Panel.
If you open the Internet Options panel and click on the Privacy tab, you'll get a display like this:
If you set the privacy level to Medium, you should have a reasonable balance between privacy safeguards and ability to operate on websites like this one. But there are two other adjustments you can make.
One way to enable cookies for this website without affecting your browser's handling of cookies on other sites is to click on the Edit button or Sites button (for I.E. 7+) and enter this website's address(BulletinBoards.com) with an Always Allow setting.
Your other option is to fine-tune your browser's cookie policies. If you click on the Advanced button, you'll get a display like this one:
If you check the box labeled Override automatic cookie handling, you can adjust various other cookie handling options. The key is to enable the option labeled Always allow session cookies. You can also specify separate settings for first-party and third-party cookies.
Netscape 7+ is a member of a family of browsers based on the Mozilla Gecko engine. Most of the following is applicable to the other browsers in the family: K-Meleon, Mozilla, etc.
Netscape 7+ offers somewhat less cookie configuration flexibility than MSIE 6. Open the Edit menu, click on Preferences and double-click on the Privacy and Security category label, then click on Cookies. You'll get a dialog box like this one:
Unless you want to enable all cookies, what you want to do here is to click the option labeled Enable cookies for the originating web site only. You can also configure the browser to warn you before accepting any cookies, and you can force all cookies to vanish from your computer when you exit the browser program -- though this option will not affect our website, because we use only nonpersistent, session cookies that will vanish automatically anyway.
Advanced Netscape browsers have begun to offer the option of managing cookies on the basis of privacy policies published by the website. This website does not yet make use of this facility, because Internet Explorer does not yet offer a similar capability. If this becomes a web standard, we'll use it.
The objective here is to make sure that your browser doesn't use stale information that has been temporarily stored or "cached" on your PC. You need to make sure that the browser checks the cached data against the age of the data on the web server every time you view a page.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you use MSIE 6+ or one of its relatives, open your Internet Options panel and click on the General tab, to get a display like this one:
In this panel, click on the Settings button, and you'll get another popup box like this one:
In this panel, find the configuration option Check for newer versions of stored pages:, and select the value Every visit to the page.
If you use Netscape 7 or a related browser, you should open the Edit menu and click Preferences. Double-click the Advanced category label. Beneath Advanced, click on Cache to get a display like this:
In this panel, find the configuration option Compare the page in the cache to the page on the network: and select the value Every time I view the page.
Still Have Problems?
One last thing to try.
If you've done all this and continue to have problems, please email [email protected]