FAQ

Football Gaming Forums Specific
Why do I keep losing my connection in online games?
How do I put my PS3 in a DMZ?
What do I do if I want to join one of the Online Dynasties or Online Franchises osite?
How can I get my dynasty/franchise on the site?
Use of cookies
Use of cookies
Login and Registration Issues
Why can't I log in?
Why do I need to register at all?
Why do I get logged off automatically?
How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
I've lost my password!
I registered but cannot log in!
I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!
User Preferences and settings
How do I change my settings?
The times are not correct!
I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
My language is not in the list!
How do I show an image below my username?
How do I change my rank?
When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to log in.
Posting Issues
How do I post a topic in a forum?
How do I edit or delete a post?
How do I add a signature to my post?
How do I create a poll?
How do I edit or delete a poll?
Why can't I access a forum?
Why can't I vote in polls?
Formatting and Topic Types
What is BBCode?
Can I use HTML?
What are Smileys?
Can I post Images?
What are Announcements?
What are Sticky topics?
What are Locked topics?
User Levels and Groups
What are Administrators?
What are Moderators?
What are Usergroups?
How do I join a Usergroup?
How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
Private Messaging
I cannot send private messages!
I keep getting unwanted private messages!
I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this board!
Forum Issues
Who wrote this bulletin board?
Why isn't X feature available?
Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?

Football Gaming Forums Specific

Why do I keep losing my connection in online games?
If it only happens late at night, it's possible that your ISP is cutting bandwidth late at night. There is nothing you can really do about this outside of talking with your ISP. If it's happening all the time, it's possible that your router does not have your PS3 setup in a DMZ. That would be the first thing to check in this situation. If that's not the case it's possible that your router needs to be reset. If all these fail, I would suggest consulting with your ISP.
Back to top Back to top
How do I put my PS3 in a DMZ?
Here's the deal, if you're using your PS3 with a router, whether wired or wireless, and you play online, you should put your PS3 into a DMZ. You wouldn't believe the difference this could make when it comes to online gaming. Also, to do this, you will need to have access to a PC/laptop that is connected to the router via wired or wireless connection. OK, let's get started. Oh before we begin, there's some terms you NEED to be familiar with before we begin. Even though this a layman's term blog, there are some terms that you have to know. These are not Websters definitions by the way - 1. -DMZ- Demilitarized Zone -This is pretty much an area on the router that is not behind a firewall(security wall). The firewall is what actually slows down the speed to and from your PS3, so if you can get from behind it, your speed will be a lot faster. 2. -ip address- -This is pretty much how the network identifies your device. Every thing that you have on your network has an ip address. Think of this as the device name on your network. 3. -default gateway- -This is pretty much your router's ip address. This is the gateway to all the devices on your network. Everything connects to the router. There are more terms that you can learn, but these 3 are the most important. Ok, now that we got that out of the way, let's begin....for real this time. The first thing that we're gonna do is find out some info so we can do this right. On your PC, hit the start button (bottom left of the screen) and, if you have xp, click on run, then type in cmd.exe, then enter. If you have vista just type cmd.exe in the start search at the bottom and click on CMD at the top. A black screen should come up. Now type in "ipconfig" just like that without the quotation marks and with no spaces, then enter. When you do, a whole bunch of stuff will come up. We're only concerned with 2 things....the subnet mask and the default gateway. They should be fairly close to the top. Write these 2 down exactly as you see them. Congratulations you just found your default gateway!! FYI - the ipv4 address that you see is the ip address of the PC/laptop that you're on. The next step is setting up your PS3. The path you will take is as follows: Turn on PS3 > Network settings > custom > wired or wireless. If your PS3 has a wireless connection to your router, select wireless, and either scan or enter your wireless network info ie SSID, WEP key, etc. If it has a wired connection you can skip that step, but you'll have to select manual settings then auto-detect for speed and duplex. Now we're at IP Address Settings...select manual. THIS SECTION IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! Start at the default router and enter in the number that you got for the default gateway. Put this same number in for the primary DNS. There's no need for secondary DNS at this time. Next put in the subnet mask that you wrote down earlier. Finally at the ip address(top) put in a number where the first 3 numbers are the same as your router, but make the last number different. For example if the default gateway was 192.168.1.1, make the ip address 192.168.1.110. Notice the 192.168.1 part is the same but the last number is different. Make it a high number, something like 120 or 110 that way you'll most likely pick a number that isn't already taken by another device on your network, but we're gonna check that. I have mine set at 110. If you have a lot of devices on your network, you may want to go even higher, like 200 or 210. ALL DEVICES ON THE NETWORK HAVE TO HAVE THEIR OWN IP ADDRESS. When you're done hit right on your controller to move to the next section. After that, the rest is easy. The rest of the way should be like this - Automatic > Do not use > Enable. Now you're done. You can test to see if you have a connection if you want to, but we're not done yet so it may not work yet. For the last part you need to be back at your PC/laptop. Remember that default gateway? Well you're gonna use it again. Open internet explorer and put those exact numbers into the address bar. This will take you to the web based configuration tool for your router. You will most likely have to put in some kind of login name and password. I know the default for linksys routers is the login name is left blank and the password is admin. For any other router brand you should google that company's name and "default login" and your specific model no. if you know it. Once we're in the software, you're gonna look for either Firewall settings of some sort or applications/gaming setting of some sort. I can't tell exactly what it's gonna say because all routers are different. Once you find these settings look for either DMZ or DMZ host. Once there, just enter in the ip address of your PS3( the ip address you entered on the PS3 in IP Address Settings) and your PS3 is now in the DMZ. Some routers may ask you to specify if the DMZ is just for outbound, but you want it to be for inbound and outbound. Congratulations!!!!! You've just set your PS3 up for a DMZ!! While you're in the router configuration software, if you want to make sure your PS3's ip address is not the same as another device on your network, go to something that says my network or something similar to that and you will be able to see all the devices(ip address's) that are currently connected to your network. If you have a device that you turn on and off ie xbox 360, ps2, etc you may want to turn them on and have them connected so you can see that they are not conflicting with your PS3's ip address. Also you can change your login name and password if you want while you're in here. If you get stuck anywhere during this process remember google is your friend. You can just about google anything and find info on it. Remember this is a layman's term guide, but if you would like more info you can google "PS3 and DMZ" and click on one of the various links from that search. I hope this helps someone out there. Good luck and happy gaming.
Back to top Back to top
What do I do if I want to join one of the Online Dynasties or Online Franchises osite?
The first thing you need to do is register on the site. Next you need to introduce yourself to the commissioner of the OD or OF that you want to join and let him/her know that you are interested in joining. At that point it is up to the commissioner to let you in right away, put you on a waiting list if they are full, or turn you away. Note: Some commissioners may require a "play-in" game to make sure you fit their league.
Back to top Back to top
How can I get my dynasty/franchise on the site?
The first thing you need to do is register on the site if you haven't done so already. For the quickest and best results, once that's done send a PM to either splff3000 or urbanslegend with your: - league name - Online Dynasty or Online Franchise - Format ie (mandatory write ups after games, etc)
Back to top Back to top

Use of cookies

Use of cookies
About Cookies

A cookie is a text file containing a limited amount of information, which is downloaded on the user computer when she/he is surfing on a website. It allows the forum to recognize the user during next visits to offer them optimal browsing experience.
A Cookie acts as a string of information that a website stores on a user's computer, and that the user's browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the website

Forumotion uses Cookies. The goal of a cookies is to identify the user as an user of the website. Cookies permit to personalize the advertising content available.
By browsing a Forumotion forum, you agree with the use of third-party services that may set up cookies on your browser. You have the option to object to the filing of advertising cookies on your computer. If you choose this option, you will continue to see ads but these are not targeted to your interests centers.
The Forumotion forums use some web analytics tools to allow administrators to better understand the behavior of their users. These tools may use cookies to collect anonymous information and generate reports on forum statistics without users be identified personally.

Cookies management

Storage of cookies allows the user to fully enjoy the services offered on Forumotion forums. However, it is up to the User to determine if she/he authorized their use. The User agrees to be warned that blocking all types of cookies affects the good use of Forumotion forums and services.

Settings of the browser

Most of browsers let you manage Cookies individually. The help menu, included on each browser, describes how to refuse cookies for all websites, except websites you trust. Further information about cookies manage are available on the each browser.
Back to top Back to top

Login and Registration Issues

Why can't I log in?
Have you registered? Seriously, you must register in order to log in. Have you been banned from the board? (A message will be displayed if you have.) If so, you should contact the webmaster or board administrator to find out why. If you have registered and are not banned and you still cannot log in then check and double-check your username and password. Usually this is the problem; if not, contact the board administrator -- they may have incorrect configuration settings for the board.
Back to top Back to top
Why do I need to register at all?
You may not have to -- it is up to the administrator of the board as to whether you need to register in order to post messages. However, registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as definable avatar images, private messaging, e-mailing to fellow users, usergroup subscription, etc. It only takes a few minutes to register so it is recommended you do so.
Back to top Back to top
Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you log in, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university cluster, etc.
Back to top Back to top
How do I prevent my username from appearing in the online user listings?
In your profile you will find an option Hide your online status; if you switch this on you'll only appear to board administrators or to yourself. You will be counted as a hidden user.
Back to top Back to top
I've lost my password!
Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved it can be reset. To do this go to the login page and click I've forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be back online in no time.
Back to top Back to top
I registered but cannot log in!
First check that you are entering the correct username and password. If they are okay then one of two things may have happened: if COPPA support is enabled and you clicked the I am under 13 years old link while registering then you will have to follow the instructions you received. If this is not the case then maybe your account need activating. Some boards will require all new registrations be activated, either by yourself or by the administrator before you can log on. When you registered it would have told you whether activation was required. If you were sent an e-mail then follow the instructions; if you did not receive the e-mail then check that your e-mail address is valid. One reason activation is used is to reduce the possibility of rogue users abusing the board anonymously. If you are sure the e-mail address you used is valid then try contacting the board administrator.
Back to top Back to top
I registered in the past but cannot log in anymore!
The most likely reasons for this are: you entered an incorrect username or password (check the e-mail you were sent when you first registered) or the administrator has deleted your account for some reason. If it is the latter case then perhaps you did not post anything? It is usual for boards to periodically remove users who have not posted anything so as to reduce the size of the database. Try registering again and get involved in discussions.
Back to top Back to top

User Preferences and settings

How do I change my settings?
All your settings (if you are registered) are stored in the database. To alter them click the Profile link (generally shown at the top of pages but this may not be the case). This will allow you to change all your settings.
Back to top Back to top
The times are not correct!
The times are almost certainly correct; however, what you may be seeing are times displayed in a timezone different from the one you are in. If this is the case, you should change your profile setting for the timezone to match your particular area, e.g. London, Paris, New York, Sydney, etc. Please note that changing the timezone, like most settings, can only be done by registered users. So if you are not registered, this is a good time to do so, if you pardon the pun!
Back to top Back to top
I changed the timezone and the time is still wrong!
If you are sure you have set the timezone correctly and the time is still different, the most likely answer is daylight savings time (or summer time as it is known in the UK and other places). The board is not designed to handle the changeovers between standard and daylight time so during summer months the time may be an hour different from the real local time.
Back to top Back to top
My language is not in the list!
The most likely reasons for this are either the administrator did not install your language or someone has not translated this board into your language. Try asking the board administrator if they can install the language pack you need or if it does not exist, please feel free to create a new translation. More information can be found at the phpBB Group website (see link at bottom of pages)
Back to top Back to top
How do I show an image below my username?
There may be two images below a username when viewing posts. The first is an image associated with your rank; generally these take the form of stars or blocks indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the forums. Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and they have a choice over the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars then this is the decision of the board admin and you should ask them their reasons (we're sure they'll be good!)
Back to top Back to top
How do I change my rank?
In general you cannot directly change the wording of any rank (ranks appear below your username in topics and on your profile depending on the style used). Most boards use ranks to indicate the number of posts you have made and to identify certain users. For example, moderators and administrators may have a special rank. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank -- you will probably find the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count.
Back to top Back to top
When I click the e-mail link for a user it asks me to log in.
Sorry, but only registered users can send e-mail to people via the built-in e-mail form (if the admin has enabled this feature). This is to prevent malicious use of the e-mail system by anonymous users.
Back to top Back to top

Posting Issues

How do I post a topic in a forum?
Easy -- click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message. The facilities available to you are listed at the bottom of the forum and topic screens (the You can post new topics, You can vote in polls, etc. list)
Back to top Back to top
How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are the board admin or forum moderator you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic that lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied; it also will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.
Back to top Back to top
How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one; this is done via your profile. Once created you can check the Add Signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio box in your profile. You can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box on the posting form.
Back to top Back to top
How do I create a poll?
Creating a poll is easy -- when you post a new topic (or edit the first post of a topic, if you have permission) you should see a Add Poll form below the main posting box. If you cannot see this then you probably do not have rights to create polls. You should enter a title for the poll and then at least two options -- to set an option type in the poll question and click the Add option button. You can also set a time limit for the poll, 0 being an infinite amount. There will be a limit to the number of options you can list, which is set by the board administrator
Back to top Back to top
How do I edit or delete a poll?
As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator, or board administrator. To edit a poll, click the first post in the topic, which always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote then users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if people have already placed votes only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it; this is to prevent people rigging polls by changing options mid-way through a poll
Back to top Back to top
Why can't I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post, etc. you may need special authorization which only the forum moderator and board administrator can grant, so you should contact them.
Back to top Back to top
Why can't I vote in polls?
Only registered users can vote in polls so as to prevent spoofing of results. If you have registered and still cannot vote then you probably do not have appropriate access rights.
Back to top Back to top

Formatting and Topic Types

What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can use BBCode is determined by the administrator. You can also disable it on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.
Back to top Back to top
Can I use HTML?
That depends on whether the administrator allows you to; they have complete control over it. If you are allowed to use it, you will probably find only certain tags work. This is a safety feature to prevent people from abusing the board by using tags which may destroy the layout or cause other problems. If HTML is enabled you can disable it on a per post basis from the posting form.
Back to top Back to top
What are Smileys?
Smileys, or Emoticons, are small graphical images which can be used to express some feeling using a short code, e.g. :) means happy, :( means sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen via the posting form. Try not to overuse smileys, though, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may decide to edit them out or remove the post altogether.
Back to top Back to top
Can I post Images?
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 to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc. To display the image use either the BBCode [img] tag or appropriate HTML (if allowed).
Back to top Back to top
What are Announcements?
Announcements often contain important information and you should read them as soon as possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. Whether or not you can post an announcement depends on the permissions required, which are set by the administrator.
Back to top Back to top
What are Sticky topics?
Sticky topics appear below any announcements in viewforum and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them where possible. As with announcements the board administrator determines what permissions are required to post sticky topics in each forum.
Back to top Back to top
What are Locked topics?
Locked topics are set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You cannot reply to locked topics and any poll contained inside is automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons.
Back to top Back to top

User Levels and Groups

What are Administrators?
Administrators are people assigned the highest level of control over the entire board. These people can control all facets of board operation which include setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the forums.
Back to top Back to top
What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) whose job it is to look after the running of the forums from day to day. They have the power to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally moderators are there to prevent people going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.
Back to top Back to top
What are Usergroups?
Usergroups are a way in which board administrators can group users. Each user can belong to several groups (this differs from most other boards) and each group can be assigned individual access rights. This makes it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum, or to give them access to a private forum, etc.
Back to top Back to top
How do I join a Usergroup?
To join a usergroup click the usergroup link on the page header (dependent on template design) and you can then view all usergroups. Not all groups are open access -- some are closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the board is open then you can request to join it by clicking the appropriate button. The user group moderator will need to approve your request; they may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not pester a group moderator if they turn your request down -- they will have their reasons.
Back to top Back to top
How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
Usergroups are initially created by the board administrator who also assigns a board moderator. If you are interested in creating a usergroup then your first point of contact should be the administrator, so try dropping them a private message.
Back to top Back to top

Private Messaging

I cannot send private messages!
There are three reasons for this; you are not registered and/or not logged on, the board administrator has disabled private messaging for the entire board, or the board administrator has prevented you individually from sending messages. If it is the latter case you should try asking the administrator why.
Back to top Back to top
I keep getting unwanted private messages!
In the future we will be adding an ignore list to the private messaging system. For now, though, if you keep receiving unwanted private messages from someone, inform the board administrator -- they have the power to prevent a user from sending private messages at all.
Back to top Back to top
I have received a spamming or abusive e-mail from someone on this board!
We are sorry to hear that. The e-mail form feature of this board includes safeguards to try to track users who send such posts. You should e-mail the board administrator with a full copy of the e-mail you received and it is very important this include the headers (these list details of the user that sent the e-mail). They can then take action.
Back to top Back to top

Forum Issues

Who wrote this bulletin board?
This software (in its unmodified form) is produced, released and is copyrighted phpBB Group. It is made available under the GNU General Public License and may be freely distributed; see link for more details. Forumotion hosts and update this forum for free.
Modifications/deletions/functionalities additions have been done compared to the original script.
Back to top Back to top
Why isn't X feature available?
This software was written by and licensed through phpBB Group. If you believe a feature needs to be added then please visit the phpbb.com website and see what the phpBB Group has to say. Please do not post feature requests to the board at phpbb.com, as the Group uses sourceforge to handle tasking of new features. Please read through the forums and see what, if any, our position may already be for features and then follow the procedure given there. If you think a function must be added, please visit the support forum and see what other users and administrators think about it.
Back to top Back to top
Whom do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board?
You should contact the administrator of this board. If you cannot find who that is, you should first contact one of the forum moderators and ask them who you should in turn contact. If you still get no response, you should send a report to us by using the litigation tool (by clicking here)
Back to top Back to top

Current date/time is Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:25 pm