Forum Guidelines

Forum Tutorial
How to Register
Making a Post
Inserting a Photo

REGISTRATION AND FORUM GUIDELINES

What guidelines must I obey here?
These forums are the property of eKartingNews.com and Howden Media Group. In order to keep this an informative place for all, there are certain guidelines that need to be followed. As a registered member of these fourms, you agree to hold eKartingNews, Howden Media Group, its agents, employees, advertisers, and forum moderators harmless from any and all criminal and civil liability arising from your publications on this forum, and, agree to defend any legal action taken against eKartingNews, Howden Media Group, its agents, employees, advertisers, and forum moderators as a result of your publications.
Use your real name.
When registering with eKartingNews, members MUST use their real name, first and last, as the DISPLAY Name – not your username.
Respect one another.
Treat others in your messages as you would like to be treated; respect works both ways. Any blatant insults to others will be deleted without warning.
No self-promotion/advertising. Blatant, obvious self-promotion of one’s self or one’s business, or the blatant promotion of another’s business, will not be tolerated. Repeated subtle attempts to mention one’s business services is the same as advertising. Forum members may include a single link to their personal website or business entity; extended business dealings should be conducted away from these forums. Use of Private Messages facility to solicit business is prohibited.
No inappropriate material.
Material must be karting related, or at the least, related to motorsports. Excessive posting of non-karting related material is discouraged.
No inappropriate language.
This would include George Carlin’s Seven Filthy Words You Can Never Say on TV, plus all associated derivatives.
Don’t spam.
Spamming is either posting repeatedly about the same thing (either in a single forum or multiple forums) or starting multiple topics about the same thing. There are other actions that are considered spamming, such as constantly posting off-topic as well as providing links that have nothing to do with the forum at hand. Spam will be deleted without warning.
Stay on-topic.
There will be some leniency on this, and we don’t mind if you bring in another idea or two, but stay focused. If you think it’s a good enough topic, start a new thread about it. This also prevents losing a good idea in a thread about another topic. Threads that wander significantly off-topic may be closed and/or trimmed.
No conversations.
Conversations are for the telephone, or email, but not for these discussion forums. A minimum of friendly banter is to be permitted, but threads with excessive conversations will be deleted or trimmed accordingly. No impersonating. Attempting to pose as another registered user will not be tolerated and will result in the deletion of that username and the immediate banning of the impersonator. This also applies to not-so-clever variations of registered names.
Don’t troll.
Topics that are designed to start an unruly argument/flame war will be treated as spam and deleted without warning.
In closing…
Of course, there will be folks who try to find the loopholes in these guidelines, or enjoy being clever by circumventing the spirit and intent of the forums. Therefore, we reserve the right to edit, delete, or ban for our own reasons, without warning. Repeated violations of board guidelines will result in either temporary or permanent suspensions of posting privileges. More serious violations may result in further actions, including contacting the offender’s ISP and other authorities.
Thank you in advance for abiding by these guidelines which will help make the forums enjoyable for all.

FORUM TUTORIAL

How to Register

Step 1: Go to the EKN Global Register link at the top of the website or visit http://ekartingnews.com/sign-up/

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Step 2: Fill out the form completely, and be sure to read the text in red.
Tips: If you create a username with a space, it will be replaced with a ‘-‘. Also be sure to answer the Security Question and check the Terms of Service

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Step 3: Once you submit your EKN Global account, you will see this screen that let’s you know your account is in the process to be activated

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Step 4: You will receive an email with a similar activation link. Please click on the link to activate your EKN Global account.

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Step 5: Once you have successfully opened the activation link, you will receive the following message:

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Step 6: Click on the Login link at the very top of the site, and enter your username and password. It is recommended that you click on the ‘Remember Me’ option, so you remained logged in on this computer or mobile device. Also, if you forget your password, click on the ‘Lost your Password?’ link to reset it.

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If you have any more specific questions, be sure to email webmasters@ekartingnews.com

Making a Post

Step 1: Make sure that you are signed in, as you will not be able to start a new topic or reply to a current topic

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Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the forum section you wish to post in, until you see the ‘Create New Topic’.

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Step 3: Fill out the ‘Topic Title’, enter your text in the Text Box, add any ‘Topic Tags’ you wish to use, and select the ‘Notify me of follow-up replies via email’ if you choose to.

Step 4: Hit Submit

Inserting a Photo

Images can indeed be shown in your posts. However, there is no facility at present for uploading images directly to this board. Therefore you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc.

In Visual tab:

Step 1: Click on the ‘Insert/Edit Image’ button’

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Step 2: Insert Image URL

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In Text tab:

Step 1: Click on the ‘img’ button and Insert Image URL

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Step 2: Enter a description of the image. Click OK

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