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  1. Hi Administrator,

    Has something strange happened to my allowance of photo uploads? It's down to 0.01MB...

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    New Feature: Gallery

    New and improved Gallery, easy to use so please give it a go and show us your photos. Click on the Gallery tab and then click the Upload button. (see photo) Click on New Album and create a new one or Select Album and choose one you already have (see photo) Click To Attach Files and pick the photos you want to upload from your computer. (see photo) Click on Review & Publish (see photo) On the next screen fill in any details you want then click publish You should now be building up an album of your photos. Make as many albums as you like.
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    Tips: Search

    Click the spyglass to open the search box (see photo) then type in the thing you are looking for. For a more detailed search page click on the advanced icon (see photo)
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    New Feature: Reputation

    A new feature to CPUK is the ability for members to vote on other members posts which then builds up their reputation, either good or bad. ( see photos) How to vote, click the thumbs up if you like it or thumbs down if you don't like the post..... Your reputation will be shown like this....
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    New Feature: Chat

    A Chatroom is now available on CPUK. Enter Chat (see photo) and talk in a group about anything you like. Chat will open in a pop-up box so you can keep an eye on the forum while you chat with others.
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    New Feature: Member Map

    Why not add your location to the new Member Map. A clever map that lets you enter your location in the world so others can see where you live. (see photos)
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    Tips: Quick Navigation

    There is a quick navigation if you are in an hurry to move around the forum. Click the button (see photo) to bring up the quick navigation screen.
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    Tips: Change Background Image

    You can change the background image of the forum at any time. Choose one of the colours or enter the URL of the image you want for your background. See image for button location.
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    Tips: View New Content

    To quickly see what's been posted since you were last on the forum use the View New Content to bring up a menu of the latest content for you to browse. See photo where to find the button....
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    Big Changes in April 2011

    CPUK Forum saw some big changes in April 2011, all good we hope! The forum software was upgraded to the latest version and a new skin was installed. Lots of new things to get used to but hopefully not to much trouble for everyone. We also moved to a new server which will help us continue to grow and improve over the next few years.
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    CPUK Forum Established March 2002

    The CPUK Forum was formed in March 2002 when there were very few similar websites dedicated to the carnivorous plant enthusiast. We started with just an handful members, some of who are still with us today and have grew to become one of the best known websites of it's kind on the internet. We owe our success to our long standing loyal and very knowledgeable membership. We've seen many copy websites come and go over the years but we are still here so must be doing something right. Thank you to all the CPUK Forum members and lets hope we continue for many more years as the best Carnivorous Plant Forum on the internet.
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    Illegal Plant Trading

    Illegal Plant Trading It has come to the attention of Admin and the Moderators that increasing numbers of illegal trades in live plants are being carried out between forum members. The purpose of CPUK forum is not to facilitate such trades. Illegal trades are defined as those that do not meet legal requirements for plant import and/or export, either in the UK, USA or other territories. Trading with third parties for plants of suspect origin may also be included in this definition. Forum policy is that those caught engaging in illegal plant trading will be immediately and permanently banished, and evidence will be passed to the appropriate enforcement agencies. Please do not make the mistake of considering this an idle threat. We are always reluctant to banish members and consider it the final sanction. However, members have been permanently banned for illegal trading and this policy will be rigorously enforced. Any Sales & Wants posts that encourage illegal trading will be immediately deleted and warnings issued. Such posts are often thinly disguised and Moderators have thus far posted simple reminders of the legal requirements for plant import/export. Our response will be more robust in future. Where illegal trading is suspected, members will be requested to provide further information. Refusal to cooperate will be considered a tacit admission of guilt and reason for permanent banishment. If members become aware of possible illegal trading either now or in the future, please pass your concerns to the Moderators. All such information received will be held in strictest confidence. Why do we care? Primarily, concerns of plant health and protection of endangered species. Phytosanitary inspection is required for good reason. It is all too easy to unwittingly introduce unwanted pests and diseases to new territories. Equally, plants are CITES listed because they are endangered and therefore require protection. More than 95% of Sarracenia habitat has now been lost and other genera like the Nepentheswhere an entire species may only be known from a single location, are in even greater danger. That plant you just purchased on the quiet may have been ripped from the wild. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
  13. Just a few tips on how to register! To register on the forum you MUST give a valid email address. After submitting your details you will receive an email which contains an activation link. You must follow the instructions in the email before you can login to the forum. Usernames not activated within 3 days will be deleted. People using false email addresses will be deleted immediately. People registering just to advertise web sites will be deleted immediately. Send an email to [email protected] if you have problems.
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    Forum Rules

    Although the Administrator and Moderators of CPUK Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, they can not be held responsible for message content. All posted messages express the views of the author. The owner or the representatives of CPUK Forum may remove, edit, move, or close topics that are not in accordance with these rules. The forum is moderated by volunteers who do their best to keep the forum a friendly place. Their job is to keep the forums productive and positive and their decisions are final. They are only human and sometimes mistakes are made. Abusive attacks via e-mail, Private Message or in any other way against the Administrator or any Moderator is wholly unacceptable and will result in an immediate ban. Any grievances should be reported to [email protected] so that they can be sorted out in a civilised manner. CPUK is not the average forum. We are proud of the fact that while growing fast we continue to remain extremely friendly to both new and established members. When posting messages to the forum please keep the following points in mind: 1]> Do not post messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, racist, hateful, threatening, or otherwise offensive. Vigorous debate is encouraged, actively offensive behaviour is not. Please use good judgement when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post. Inappropriate content will be removed without notice. 2]> Personal attacks, rudeness, 'Flame Wars', insults to others, or arguments will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Any member who threatens anyone on the forum, via Private Message, email, or other means will be banned immediately and without notice. 3]> Before starting a new thread, please make use of the forum 'Search' facility. Your question may have been answered before. 4]> Do not post the same topic in more than one forum and consider an appropriate forum before posting your question. Take note of the forum descriptions on the main forum page. 5]> Use the 'Feedback' forum for forum related questions. The Moderators receive a large number of messages containing questions that may be answered on the forum and we do not have time to answer them all, Private Messages should only be used for issues that cannot be discussed in the public forums. 6]> Commercial advertising or selling may be allowed in the forums. If you are interested in advertising or selling, contact the forum owner at [email protected] prior to posting. Personal 'auction type' sales are not allowed in the Sales & Wants forums. 7]> Please do not ask questions and leave the forum after you have received the answer. Try to contribute something to the community that we have built here and help it continue to thrive and grow. 8]> Piracy and linking to pirated material is strictly prohibited. 9]> Posted images should be of a reasonable size. A maximum of 750 x 750 pixels is suggested. Larger images may be linked off-site. 10]> Respect the intellectual property rights of others. Copyrighted images and text must not be posted to the forum from web sites or other sources without the owner's permission. Do not copy images posted to the forum by members without their permission. All images and text are assumed to be copyright of the owner unless stated otherwise. 11]> Avatars should be no larger than 100 x 100 pixels with a file size of 50kb or smaller. Avatars must not be linked from other web sites without the owner’s permission. Rule 10]> applies. 12]> It is prohibited to use the CPUKforum in connection with any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicitous or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise). 13]> It is prohibited to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail and IP addresses. 14]> Do not post messages simply to increase your number of posts. The number of posts on this board has no direct relation to the experience of a member. 15]> It is prohibited to join CPUK for the sole purpose of advertising services or goods which are not directly related to CPs. 16]> Register using only one user name and do not "flood" the board with posts that are off-topic. Creating multiple user accounts or flooding the board will be considered an attack on the forum and will result in you being banned from the forum and reported to your ISP. By becoming a member you agree to adhere to these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change and a current version is always available in the forums. Members are asked to follow these rules in order that we maintain the existing high standards on the forum and keep it a friendly place for everyone to visit and participate. Thanks, The CPUK Forum Staff
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    Forum Rules - Please Read.

    CPUK continues to grow in both membership and number of posts. Success causes its own problems and in order to ensure that success continues into the future, it has now become necessary to formalise and post a set of rules. It is rare, but sometimes people join with the sole intention of causing trouble and/or damage to the forum. We present here the first draft set of rules for the forum, These rules are not 'set in stone' and revisions may be made. We are now seeking the thoughts of the membership as a whole. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Although the Administrator and Moderators of CPUK Forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, they can not be held responsible for message content. All posted messages express the views of the author. The owner or the representatives of CPUK Forum may remove, edit, move, or close topics that are not in accordance with these rules. The forum is moderated by volunteers who do their best to keep the forum a friendly place. Their job is to keep the forums productive and positive and their decisions are final. They are only human and sometimes mistakes are made. Abusive attacks via e-mail, Private Message or in any other way against the Administrator or any Moderator is wholly unacceptable and will result in an immediate ban. Any grievances should be reported to [email protected] so that they can be sorted out in a civilised manner. CPUK is not the average forum. We are proud of the fact that while growing fast we continue to remain extremely friendly to both new and established members. When posting messages to the forum please keep the following points in mind: 1]> Do not post messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, racist, hateful, threatening, or otherwise offensive. Vigorous debate is encouraged, actively offensive behaviour is not. Please use good judgement when choosing user names, avatars, or images to post. Inappropriate content will be removed without notice. 2]> Personal attacks, rudeness, 'Flame Wars', insults to others, or arguments will not be tolerated. Challenge others' points of view and opinions, but do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Any member who threatens anyone on the forum, via Private Message, email, or other means will be banned immediately and without notice. 3]> Before starting a new thread, please make use of the forum 'Search' facility. Your question may have been answered before. 4]> Do not post the same topic in more than one forum and consider an appropriate forum before posting your question. Take note of the forum descriptions on the main forum page. 5]> Use the 'Feedback' forum for forum related questions. The Moderators receive a large number of messages containing questions that may be answered on the forum and we do not have time to answer them all, Private Messages should only be used for issues that cannot be discussed in the public forums. 6]> Commercial advertising or selling may be allowed in the forums. If you are interested in advertising or selling, contact the forum owner at [email protected] prior to posting. Personal 'auction type' sales are not allowed in the Sales & Wants forums. 7]> Please do not ask questions and leave the forum after you have received the answer. Try to contribute something to the community that we have built here and help it continue to thrive and grow. 8]> Piracy and linking to pirated material is strictly prohibited. 9]> Posted images should be of a reasonable size. A maximum of 750 x 750 pixels is suggested. Larger images may be linked off-site. 10]> Respect the intellectual property rights of others. Copyrighted images and text must not be posted to the forum from web sites or other sources without the owner's permission. Do not copy images posted to the forum by members without their permission. All images and text are assumed to be copyright of the owner unless stated otherwise. 11]> Avatars should be no larger than 170 x 200 pixels with a file size of 60kb or smaller. Avatars must not be linked from other web sites without the owner’s permission. Rule 10]> applies. 12]> It is prohibited to use the CPUKforum in connection with any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicitous or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise). 13]> It is prohibited to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail and IP addresses. 14]> Do not post messages simply to increase your number of posts. The number of posts on this board has no direct relation to the experience of a member. 15]> Register using only one user name and do not "flood" the board with posts that are off-topic. Creating multiple user accounts or flooding the board will be considered an attack on the forum and will result in you being banned from the forum and reported to your ISP. By becoming a member you agree to adhere to these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change and a current version is always available in the forums. Members are asked to follow these rules in order that we maintain the existing high standards on the forum and keep it a friendly place for everyone to visit and participate. Thanks, The CPUK Forum Staff