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  What is this message board good for?
Posted by: Jürgen - 18-08-2017, 09:01:36 - Forum: Registering with the message board - No Replies

First of all, I would like to welcome all new members.

This message board is for the Irish teaching community. The purpose of this message board is to find answers to any question. You will find ideas for your classroom or advice on any subject, there are plenty of helpful and friendly users, long term or just registered. It is a community and it is fun to be one of them.

The first thing, you might like to do is reading the rules (http://forum.educationposts.ie/announcement-1.html). The rules are in place to make sure, that the standard is (and keeps being) high. They are there, to make the message board a pleasant place. The rules also make sure, that you will not get into trouble by posting the wrong thing, e.g. naming people, posting copyrighted texts, etc.

There is a FAQ which answers a lot of technical questions - how do I post, how do I pm, etc.

We have a search where you very likely find answers to your question. If you do not, you can post your question.

I mentioned the "search". To make that work, the spelling has to be correct - I guess, it is not a problem for a teacher ;). The topic subject needs to be self explanatory to make sure that other members look at it, e.g. "Help" won't do, everybody is asking for help because they need help and "help" is the worst keyword to search for if you want an answer to your question.

Study the forum titles, they will help you to find something interesting, whether advice for your class or some chitchat (not everything apart from advice for your class is chitchat!). There is a bit of everything.

This message board is yours, it is, what the members make of it.

My role is being the admin. I am also the moderator. I get notified, usually pretty fast, when things go out of hand or about to go out of hand. There is a bunch of lovely advisers, who also keep an eye on forums, threads and post. If needed, I have no problem to warn or ban people. Again, that is needed to keep up the standard.

Thanks and enjoy :)

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  the message board rules
Posted by: Jürgen - 25-01-2017, 22:36:45 - Forum: Please read BEFORE posting - No Replies

Here they are:


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  Unable to log in?
Posted by: Jürgen - 16-11-2016, 23:56:11 - Forum: I can not log in... - Replies (1)

A common problem is browsers "remembering" wrongly spelled usernames and passwords.
Another common problem is people not remembering usernames.

Read these instructions carefully, also the instructions of the emails you get when you reset your password. Follow those instructions and it will work (it does for me). The website does not allow any mistakes. Any mistyping will not lead to a successful login. "username1" - "username 1" - "username 1 " are 3 different usernames.

After several login failures, the page changes to a different login page where you additionally have to enter some letters and numbers into a field for added security. In that case, the login details have to be typed in again correctly, they are NOT brought over from the previous page. If the text boxes are already populated, most likely it is something incorrect put in by your browser. If you copy/paste, make sure that you do not copy a blank space before or after your username/password. I would recommend copy/paste to avoid mistakes with look alike characters O-0, I-l, ... Passwords are case sensitive. To avoid more frustrations: if the letters/numbers of the picture contain unreadable letters/numbers that are not obvious (e.g. O-0, I-l, etc), please refresh them before you proceed as you have to type your username and new password in again every time it fails.

Please note: password reset works. I did it several times due to emails from frustrated users, telling me that it does not work and that it should get fixed. Again, it works. I do not have any explanation for password reset not working for some people.

If you do not enter the correct details or let the browser "remember" incorrect details, the login will fail. It might be frustrating but this is not a problem of the website.

If you forgot your password, there is a "Lost Password?" link and some instructions. You then get an email with a link. That link works only once. If you still can't log in, you can not use the link a second time. You have to go through the Lost Password procedure again. The mail by the way, will also tell you your username. When you have your new password, copy and paste it, rather than typing.

If you forgot your username /password, the best might be to first delete the login details stored by your browser. Then it is not quite as likely that things go wrong.

If your email address turned invalid due to the provider disabling your email account, your message board membership will have seized too, meaning that you have to sign up again with a valid email address. Such disabled accounts can not be re-enabled.

It might be advisable to use a password manager. I like 1password or Bitwarden. Search for it on the internet. Both password managers are online managers. The costs are different. One has a subscription and the other starts from free. That lets you generate/use strong passwords, e.g. !&h@eUZa9A66J6R@zdcL or hEG8i8n2@EX^BiK!$P^W which take a long time to crack. Password managers help with today's huge amount of logins. In other words: Please use a password manager to avoid frustrations.

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  Advice on registration
Posted by: Jürgen - 20-04-2016, 10:09:03 - Forum: Registering with the message board - No Replies


Before registration:

If you want to stay anonymous, please chose a username which does not reveal your identity. However, usernames can be changed.

After registration:

Please familiarise yourself with our forum rules before you start posting. This is a teachers' message board, please be kind, polite and helpful. Spelling, grammar and punctuation are important for readability. Please review your posts before publishing. Do not use text speak. Not all of us are familiar with texting abbreviations.

Before you post, you might like to use our "search" to see whether your query has already been answered.

Welcome and have fun with our message board.

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  I should not have to tell you usernames and passwords...
Posted by: Jürgen - 24-06-2013, 17:49:30 - Forum: Please read BEFORE posting - No Replies


most website with user accounts have a facility to get a new password. So has this message board. You come across that link every time you log in.

Most websites would send you a link in the case you have forgotten your password and you have used the forgotten (or new) password facility. That also is the case with this message board.

If the mail does not arrive in your inbox, try the spam folder (or whatever that folder is called). It might be hidden somewhere and the best would be to have a look at it before you send me an e-mail saying that you did not get the mail...
If the link does not seem to work, make sure that the whole link is used. Sometimes half of the link is on the line below. So you have to put it together before you copy it and paste it into the address bar.

There is one nice thing here which is, in the case you have also forgotten your usernmame, that you are greeted in the new password mail with your username. That means that there is no need to ask me for your username Smile

If you have forgotten your e-mail address -  I can't help.

If your email account was disabled by your provider due to e.g. never been checked for new mails, and you also forgot your password, I will not be able to help. I will not change email addresses or passwords for you, I won't even delete the account and posts. For that reason, please check your emails regularly or use your current email address.
It is easy to change the email address in the "User CP". When you change your email address, you have to make sure that it is correct before you finalise it. If it should be incorrect, you might end up with the above problem.

If you should have a query you have to write from the same e-mail address you used when you signed up here. If that is not valid anymore for whatever reason - change it first before you write to me! Please do NOT include passwords in your queries.

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  Suspect posts.
Posted by: tardis - 25-02-2011, 19:16:57 - Forum: Please read BEFORE posting - Replies (1)

Should you come across a post which you feel is inappropriate, advertising, breaking rules or otherwise " a troll", please pm one of the moderators of the forum.
These are listed in each forum.
We do endeavour to watch all threads in each forum, but as the site grown, it is difficult to do so, and as we all share and enjoy this site, input from members is always welcome.

All pms, from all members, will be treated with total confidence, and will be dealt with promptly.

Many thanks and happy posting!


Please note - we do receive many "reports", and we deal with them, but if you feel a post worth keeping an eye on - please let us know!

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  when you advertise on this message board...
Posted by: Jürgen - 26-08-2010, 15:35:32 - Forum: advertising on the message board - Replies (2)


when you advertise on this message board you will be banned. Website addresses will be banned too.

To avail of advertising on this site, please email


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