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Women's Cycling Discussion Forums FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

READ THIS FIRST - Forum Use Policy

Expected Conduct:

  • No foul language.
  • No advertising of any kind.
  • Use NSFW: as prefix in the title of threads that are Not Safe For Work
  • No Pornography (*see below)
  • No Copyright Infringement **
  • No Unauthorized Direct/Hot-Linking of Photos ***
  • NO SPAM!

Follow the rules & guidance of good NetiQuette.
Messages which the administrator(s) judge to be off-topic, overly arrogant, confrontational, disruptive or promoting a war of words (flame war) will be edited or deleted.

Acceptable Topics
The primary focus of this forum is women's cycling. Sub-forums exist for women's triathlon and general fitness. The are several sub-categories for specific topics of discussion. Please try to post in the appropriate category. Posts/threads that obviously belong in a different category may be moved to the appropriate category.

Forums Are Monitored
We will routinely review posted messages to ensure that message content meets the requirements set herein. Messages not in line with this stated policy will be edited or deleted, at our discretion. Repeat offenders may be temporarily or permanently banned from the forums.

* Art or Porn?
Artistic nudes that do not reveal genitalia are permissible, but threads containing such images should be prefixed with NSFW: in the title. Also, if the image could be considered controversial, an explanation of such should be made in the post, and the image should be linked to rather than embedded in the post.

** What Is Copyright Infringement?
"Creative works" such as text, photos, and drawings are automatically protected by Copyright at the time of their creation. Unless the author/photographer/artist explicitly grants permission to reproduce the work, you most likely do not have the right to cut-n-paste the work into the forums.

*** What is Direct/Hot-Linking?
Direct Linking occurs when you "pull" a photo directly from a different website for embedded display in your post. If you do this without permission from the site on which the photo is hosted, you are in effect stealing bandwidth from them.

However, if you are hosting your photos on a photo sharing site, that site probably allows you to hot-link your own photos. Check your host's Terms Of Use Agreement if you are unsure.

Where can I find the RSS feed?

The administrator may have enabled RSS syndication, this allows you to view newly created threads in guest viewable forums without visiting the board.

The feeds are currently provided in two formats, RSS and RSS v2. The differences are as follows:

  • RSS 0.91 - This feed is based on a standard written by netscape and provides a link and the title of the thread.
  • RSS 2.0 - This feed contains title, author, date and the contents of the first post of the thread.

To add this to MyMSN click here.

To add this to MyYahoo click here.

The forums to which this applies can also be limited to specific guest viewable forums by adding another paramater to the URL containing the forumids as follows:

If you would like the content to be generated for multiple forums you can seperate the forumids by commas.

Search FAQ

Select this option if you would like your search to look in the text of FAQ items as well as their titles.

Select an option here to specify how you would like your search query to be treated. 'Any words' will return the most numerous but possibly least relevant results, while 'Complete phrase' will return only results that contain exactly what you are searching for.