Frequently Asked Questions

   
The following are common questions asked by board members.
Click on a link to see the answer.



How Do I Register?

To register, contact Cara at thecorrsclub@googlemail.com

When you send your email please be sure to include these things:

  1. You desired username.
  2. The password you would like to have.
Cara will get back to you very quickly and you'll be all set to post.


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What Can I Do If I See An Issue On The Board That Needs To Be Addressed?

The message board currently has two moderators:

Cara and Marc (MAH)

You can contact us at:
thecorrsclub@googlemail.com

We try to keep on top of what's happening with the board, but if you see something we've missed, drop us a line. Keep in mind, moderating is far from an exact science. We try to keep the board a nice place to visit for everyone, but unfortunately can't make everyone happy, all of the time. But we hope you'll bear with us!

Questions: If you have a question about how to do something on the board - check here! Hopefully the answer is already here. If not, make a post on the board and someone will tell you what you want to know. If no one else gets to it before us, we'll definitely respond and explain things for you!

Registering: If you would like to register, please contact Cara.

Technical Issues: If you get an error message while visiting the board, please make a post directed to Marc (MAH) to let him know about the problem. Other problems with the technical workings of the board itself can be directed to Marc (MAH) or Cara.

Other Questions or Issues: Please check out the board guidelines for help in determining what the general guidelines for the board are. That will probably answer most questions about what's acceptable and not when posting.

You can contact us with other questions or concerns and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

We're glad you've stopped by and hope you enjoy it here!


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What Is The MB, CB, and OT Board?

MB is short for "Main Board". This is the board you see when first coming to the site. CB is short for "Corr Board" and is the same as the MB. Here is the place to discuss all things Corrs related. Just remember, follow the guidelines.

OT is short for "Off Topic". This Board is a place for Corrs fans to discuss subjects other than the Corrs. Topics are many and varied in OT land.


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Why Do Some People Have A Green Dot Next To Their Name?

The green dot () next to a user name shows that the poster is a registered member of the board.


  • How Do I Get A Dot?

    Register!
    To register, email Cara and she'll get you set up with a user name and password.

    • What are the benefits of registering?
      • You acquire the coveted green dot.
      • You reserve your user name which means that no one can post pretending to be you.
      • It helps avoid confusion by allowing each poster a separate identity, meaning there are not 10 people posting with the same name.
      • It allows you to post anytime, anywhere. We used to allow non-registered users, however some spam problems forced us to lock it down to only registered users a few years ago. This section was more relevant before that change! Now, all IP addresses are blocked, the only way you can post is if you are a registered user.
      • As a registered member you can communicate with other members via email and PM's through the Invision Site as well as publish your email and IM contact details for other members to see.


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Do The Corrs Post Here?

The Corrs are registered as members of our board. Jim visited fairly often at the Corrboard (our predecessor) however has not yet posted on the new board.

You will be able to tell a "real" Corr post from an impersonator because the Corrs will have a red dot () by their name, in place of the usual green dot.


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Why Is My IP Address Blocked?

Unfortunately because of recent spam activity we have been forced to (at least temporarily) block all IP addresses.

If you would like to join our board we'd love to have you. Registered members are able to bypass this block because the block only stops annonymous posting. So, please contact Cara to get registered and we look forward to your participation on the board!


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What Smiles Are Available To Use In Posts?

The following smileys are currently available to use in posts on the board:
(To make the smile appear in the post, enter the 'code' shown after the smiley. The smiley will not appear in your draft, but will appear when you post. )

            :-)  
            ;-)  
            :-D  
            :-(  
            :-o  
            :-P  


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How Do People Get Bold, Italic, and Underline In Posts?

To make text appear bold, italic, or underlined in a post, surround the text you want specialized with the following code:

  Specialization Start of Text End of Text
BOLD <b> </b>
ITALIC <i> </i>
UNDERLINE <u> </u>

So, for example, to make the word "bold" appear in bold you write:
Make this word <b>bold</b>.

Note: This only works in the message body, not in the subject line. The ability to specialize text in the subject line has been disabled.


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How Do I Insert A Link In My Post?

Inserting a link in your post is really very easy.

  1. Decide which message you want to reply to and hit reply. The "Message Reply Form" comes up:


  2. In the bottom right-hand corner there are two links. Click on the one that says "Insert Link":


    • You may need to enable Javascript if you do not see the "Insert Link" and "Insert Image" links.

  3. When you do that a window will appear on top of the reply form:


  4. Clear the example link that is there and insert the link you want to have in your post, for example "http://www.thecorrsclub.com". Then hit okay.

    • One important note about posting links: Please be sure you include the "http://" when typing in your link. If you do not, your link will not work. So, for example:

      www.thecorrsclub.com does not work! However,
      http://www.thecorrsclub.com works perfectly.

  5. Your link will automatically be inserted into the message.


  6. It's just that simple! When you send your post, your link will appear in the message.

  • You may be wondering how some people make a link using a word or phrase for the link instead of the entire website address.
    You can create a link this way with one additional step to the process described above. Picking up the process at step #5 above, when the link has been added to your message on the Message Reply Form:


    1. To have your link show up in your post as a word or phrase, change the second part of the link to the word or phrase you would like it to appear as:



    2. Your link will then appear as the phrase "The Corrs Club" in your post.


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How Do I Insert An Image In My Post?

There are two different ways of inserting an image in your post.

  • One important note about posting images:
    You cannot post a picture that is stored on your computer. In order to post a picture, you must first upload it somewhere to be stored online. There are several free photo storage sites online, for example Photobucket and ImageShack.
  • The first way to insert an image is almost exactly like inserting a link into your post.
    1. Decide which message you want to reply to and hit reply. The "Message Reply Form" comes up:


    2. In the bottom right-hand corner there are two links. Click on the one that says "Insert Image":

      • You may need to enable Javascript if you do not see the "Insert Link" and "Insert Image" links.

    3. When you do that a window will appear on top of the reply form:


    4. Clear the example link that is there and insert the link for the image you want to have in your post. Then hit okay.

      • Two important things to watch out for and know about when posting an image:
        • Since you are asking for an image to be displayed in the message, make sure the link you use is actually a link to an image. Lots of people try to link a webpage and are confused when their image does not appear.
          (Hint... if the URL ends with .php or .html, it's not an image.
          URL's that end with .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif are image links. )
          • Occasionaly a URL ending with .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif will still not work. This could be because you are linking to a site that requires users to be logged in to view images (e.g. MySpace).
            Another reason is that some sites do not allow 'hotlinking' (or linking to an image from an external site). If this is the case you can insert a link instead.

        • When using an image hosting site like Photobucket and ImageShack you will most likely be given a URL Link, an HTML TAG, and an IMG Code. Be sure you use the URL link when using this process for inserting an image.

    5. Your image will automatically be inserted into the message.


    6. It's just that simple! When you send your post, your image will appear in the message.

  • Alternatively, if you are using Photobucket or ImageShack you can copy the IMG Code directly and paste into the body of your post and your image will be inserted automatically when you send your post.



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What Is The Invision Site? and How Do I Access It?

  • What Is The Invision Site?
    When the old Corrboard closed its doors, the current board we all know and love wasn't quite up and running yet. In the interim period we used a commercial board from Invision Power Boards to keep in touch and have a way to keep posting.
    Message posting has been completely moved to the unique Corrboard-style threads, however the 'Invision Site' is still running in the background. It can be used for sending emails or personal messages as well as viewing information about our members.

  • How Do I Access The Invision Site?
    To access the Invision Site from the message board click on the name of any registered user. This will bring up their profile and give you access to the site.
    Alternatively, you can access the site by this address: http://thecorrsclub.com/inv.php .
    • One very important note about using the Invision Site:
      You MUST log in to the site using the log-in option on the top of the page.


      If you get to the site by clicking on a member's name and click on Send a Personal Message or Send an Email this will take you to a page to log-in. However, you cannot actually log in from this page. When you do, it will send you back to the main Corrs Club page. If this happens to you, simply click on a member's name to return to the Invision site and use the sign-in at the top of the page. A fix for this bug is in the works, but until then, just be sure to use the sign-in at the top and everything will work perfectly for you!


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What Is A PM? and How Do I Access Mine?

PM is short for 'Personal Message'. This is a feature on the Invision Site that allows you to send a message to another board member.

Using the PM Feature

First, Log In to the Invision Site. After you are logged in, follow these steps to send a PM:

  1. In the upper right-hand corner click on "Members" to search for the member you wish to send a PM to.


  2. From the drop-down menu select the first letter of the member's name and then click on "Name begins with..."


  3. You will now have a list of all members beginning with that letter.
    Page through the list until you find the member you are looking for.


    When you have found the correct member, click on their name to bring up their profile.

  4. In their profile there is a box labelled "Communicate". In that box, click on "Send A Personal Message".


  5. This will bring up the Personal Message Form.
    It will have the Recipients Name filled in automatically for you.


    Type your Message Title and Message and hit send!
And you're done! Your PM will be sent to the member.

To access your PM's without searching through the members:
  • After logging in, in the upper right-hand corner click on "# New Messages".


  • This will take you to your message center and you can read new messages, or send messages!


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How Can I Send A Board Member An Email?

There are two different ways you can send an email to a board member. If a member has chosen to keep their email address confidental you can send them a message though the Invision Site or if they have filled in their address on the Message Reply Form when posting you can find their email address using these steps.


  • Without Using The Invision Site

    You can find an email address for a board member using these simple steps. (However, please keep in mind - this only works if people have filled in their email address on the 'Message Reply Form'.)


    1. Find a post by the person you want to send an email.
    2. Hit "Post Reply" to their message.
    3. Scroll down to the bottom of the reply page - to where you can see the "Original Message".
      Hover your mouse over the person's name. In the bottom left of your browser you will see "mailto:" and the member's email address.



  • Using The Invision Site

    To send an email through the Invision Site first Log In to the site. After you are logged in, follow these steps:



    1. In the upper right-hand corner click on "Members" to search for the member you wish to send an email to.


    2. From the drop-down menu select the first letter of the member's name and then click on "Name begins with..."


    3. You will now have a list of all members beginning with that letter.
      Page through the list until you find the member you are looking for.


      When you have found the correct member, click on their name to bring up their profile.

    4. In their profile there is a box labelled "Communicate". In that box, click on "Send An Email".


    5. This will bring up the Email Form.


      Type your subject and message and hit send!

    And you're done! Your email will be sent to the member.


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How Is The Fan Of The Month Chosen?

The Fan of the Month is chosen by the board administrators. It is any board member whose contributions make the board a better place to be. Whether this comes simply from being a cheerful, enjoyable presence on the board, or whether the person is one of the most knowledgeable fans in the community and always sharing their knowledge - any board member that has posted in the previous month and made a strong contribution to the board is eligible for Fan of the Month.


  • Can I Recommend Someone For Fan Of The Month?

    We love to receive recommendations for Fan of the Month!! If there is a board member that you feel deserves the honor - please email Cara at thecorrsclub@googlemail.com.

    Please be sure to include the board member's name and the reason(s) you want to submit that person as the Fan of the Month.

    If you would like your recommendation to remain anonymous please let us know - otherwise we will likely state that you referred the Fan of the Month for the honor.


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How Do I Submit An Artist For Artist Of The Moment?

To submit an artist for the Artist of the Moment on the OT Board, email Cara at thecorrsclub@googlemail.com

When you send your email please be sure you include these two items:

  1. A YouTube video to post when the artist is featured
  2. A link to the Artists Official Website (assuming they have one, if not, please note that fact and submit a link to their Facebook or Twitter account - whatever seems most active)

In addition - if you are able to include the links to the artist's Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube accounts that helps make things a bit easier on Cara when she puts the artist up as the featured artist.

If you would like to include a short write-up about the artist you can. Cara will make a post of the OT Board when she posts your recommendation and copy the write-up you send. However - if you'd prefer to wait and make your own post when you see your artist appear that is just fine!!

Cara posts the artists in essentially the order she receives them. If you send multiple recommendations at once she might intersperce them other people's recommendations - but never fear, she will post them all! She loves having plenty of artists waiting in the queue to post, so feel free to keep sending recommendations, even if you haven't seen your previous submission posted yet!


  • Does My Artists Of The Moment Submission Have To Be A Musician?

    Your Artist of the Moment recommendation can be for any type of artist.

    Most of the recommendations we've received have been music related but you can submit any type of artist - musician, painter, dancer, etc.

    Music submissions can come from any genre - we've even had soundtracks and/or composers featured.


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How Is The Picture Of The Week Chosen?

The board administrators choose the Picture of the Week on a weekly basis. We try to alternate between pictures of each individual member as well as with pictures of the band as a whole or sets of siblings. Other than that 'guideline' the chosen picture for each week is really just the picture that grabs our attention (for whatever reason!) that week.


  • Can I Suggest A Picture Of The Week?

    Yes!! Please do! Almost all of our Picture of the Week selections come from suggestions made by board members. If there are any pictures you love and would like to see featured as the Picture of the Week, please email them to Cara at thecorrsclub@googlemail.com.

    We usually have a running group that we're choosing from so you might not see all of your recommendations posted right away - but unless something you recommend has already been featured as the Picture of the Week - we will use it eventually!


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What Is A Winegum?

Yes, this may seem like an odd edition to a FAQ page, however, this really is a frequently asked question on this board!

Winegums are an unexplainable phenomenom of the OT board. It started one day when Jason Parry said he liked winegums and ryan said he did too. The rest, as they say, is history.

There are odes to winegums, poems exhalting their magical qualities, posts despairingly asking where poor benighted souls in the winegumless parts of the world (primarily the US) can aquire said delicious morsels.

What can be divulged here is that they have nothing to do with wine, but their contents may well put you off if you read about the gelatin before you eat one.

What? That hasn't answered your question? Oh... And we'd been doing so well...
In all seriousness... Winegums are a gelatin based candy, kind of like gummi bears. They are popular in the UK and Canada and have become a mostly unexplainable favorite topic of discussion among fans.

Come make a post about winegums on the OT Board and you'll see what we mean!


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Why Are There Flying Cloggs On The OT Board?

Cloggs of course are a Dutch wooden shoe:



The obsession with cloggs started one day when LindaJ, Ramon, and Felicia decided to tease Maureen (since she lives in "Clog Land"). Not surprisingly, the silly stereotype that everyone in the Netherlands wears cloggs is a bit annoying to those who know better. In frustration, Dutch members of the board began throwing cloggs at the offending members. The rest... is history!
Cloggs have since become common weapons on the OT Board and are often hurled between members in a friendly fight.

There have been many pictures dedicated to cloggs, including the infamous cloggmobile and numerous pictures of the Corrs in cloggs. If you'd like to see the pictures, come make a post on the OT Board and I'm sure someone will dig them up for you!


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What Is The Difference Between PAL & NTSC?

PAL and NTSC are the television standards for different parts of the world. There is also a third - SECAM. NTSC covers the United States, Canada, Japan, and a few other places. SECAM covers France and Russia. PAL covers the rest of the world.
Click here for a map.
PAL, SECAM, & NTSC are basically a different way of displaying the picture on the television. The main differences are in the number of horizontal lines displayed on the screen, and the number of frames per second displayed. Because of these differences, something formatted for PAL will not play on a television made for NTSC (and vice versa).

Some televisions are now made to handle both PAL and NTSC. Also, some DVD players are able to adapt the signal to something your television can understand. However, before buying something in a standard not commonly used in your area, you probably want to verify your electronics can handle the conversion.
DVDs made for PAL are also compatible with SECAM.


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What Are DVD Regions? and How Does 'Region Free' Work?

DVDs are encoded with a region code that denotes the area(s) of the world where distribution and playback were intended. Most DVD players are formatted to play only DVDs with the region code matching the area the player is sold.
Click here for a map of DVD regions.

Some DVDs are coded 'Region 0' which means they will play in any DVD player. (A note to the wise: When buying a 'Region 0' DVD, you will still want to make sure it is compatible with your television! Otherwise, even though your DVD player can play the DVD, you still won't be able to see it!)

Also, 'Region-free' DVD players are available. These players will play any DVD, regardless of what region it is coded for.

If you want to learn more about region encoding and DVD players, etc. this site has a lot of information. Visit their FAQ page for a list of common questions.
http://www.videohelp.com


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How Can I Share A Video File With Members Of The Board?

There are several online video sharing sites. Everybody has their preference, and each site has different limits. Below are links for the most popular ones. Check them out and see which fits your needs!

You Send It
Mega Upload
Rapid Share is also available, however NOTE that Rapid Share has problems with some ISPs so is probably best avoided!
YouTube is always a good choice and if you use that you can even embed the video directly in a post on the board if you want to!

If none of those sites meet your needs, contact one of the moderators and we may be able to help you out.


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I've Downloaded A Video But It Won't Play. Why?

Coming Soon!


  • What Are Good Media Players To Use?

    Coming Soon!


  • What Are Codecs?

    Coming Soon!


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Where Can I Buy Corrs CDs And DVDs?

You can buy Corrs items from most major retailers.


  • Second-Hand Sources

    ebay is of course one of the best sources for second-hand items.

    eil is another well-known resource for older and more rare memorabilia. They have almost everything available, however the prices do tend to be a bit steep!


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Last modified: Wed Jul 18 19:28:30 Eastern Daylight Time 2007