About the Site
Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:53 PM
Canal World Discussion Forums were conceived as a smaller part of a much larger site started in March 2001. The rest of the site didn't really take off, so following a large systems fault in October 2004, the decision was made to turn the site into the discussion forums that operate today.
The site now has nearly 10,000 members who contribute regularly in lively discussions. The site also has a links directory, a photo gallery, private messaging facilities. Members have joined the site from all around the world. We have an average of 150 new posts per day and an average of 1400 visits each day.
The site is operated on a not-for-profit basis with all finance provided for by the site host. There are no commerical ties or political alliances.
So how does it work?
In order to participate in discussions and use the advanced facilities such as private messaging or the photo gallery, members first need to register. This is free! All we ask is that members provide a genuine e-mail address which will be validated as part of the registration process. Your details will not be passed on to any other organisation or agency, and you will only receive e-mails that you elect to receive from the forum system. Members also need to agree to the forum rules and guidelines
One registered, you simply click on the topic that you wish to read, and then simply click 'add reply' to add your comments to the discussion. If you wish to start a new topic, simply click 'new topic' in the relevant forum, and follow the instructions on screen.
Why should I register?
In short, a free registration opens up full access the whole of the site. You will be able to:
* Reply to existing topics
* Create new topics
* Access and contribute to the photo gallery
* Access the Private Messaging Facilities
* E-mail other members (where allowed)
* Become a part of the community, make new friends and contacts.
Who are the Site Crew?
The site crew are members of the forum community who assist in running the site. They have the ability to edit/close/delete posts that don't follow the forum rules & guidelines. They also assist in dealing with member queries and technical support issues. Each member of the site crew can be identified by the blue 'Site Crew' badge next to their posts. Site crew members are recruited by the site host as and when needed. Please don't apply for a role that is not advertised.
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