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Who developed this board software?
This forum was developed by Christian Knerr (CBACK Software). This software is copyrighted and may only be used with a valid license, which can be purchased directy on the developers homepage CBACK.de. The usage and spreading of this software with out a valid license is forbidden and will be prosecuted.

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Information on licensing, terms of usage and trademark protection of this software
The CBACK forum is a commercial product and protected under copyright laws. All rights for this software are owned by CBACK Software. The usage of this software is only allowed with a valid license, which can be purchased directly from the manufacturer. Spreading this software is forbidden, either in changed or unchanged condition. CBACK® is a registered trademark. It is not allowed to use this name for products or services that are not related to the original CBACK software. If you are alowed to develope own plugins or extensions for CBACK software it is still forbidden to use terms like "official" or the registered name "CBACK" in the titel of your software to avoid misunderstandings. The term "created for CBACK forums" as a discription for the plugin is allowed, aswell as the usage of the name for reports concerning a CBACK product. Features, which are part of this software and the source code of it, either complete or parts of it, are not allowed to be used for own products or scripts. Modifying the software for own purposes in combination witha valid license is allowed though. Own plugins or templates, which do not contain files from the original software, can be provided by their developers for other users. For more information oheck out the FAQ for plugins and templates or contact the manufacturer.

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Who do I contact in case of problems with this forum?
In case of legal or technical issues you should contact the owner (Administrator) of this forum. All needed information can be found at the bottom of the forum by using the links "Imprint" or "Team Page". CBACK Software is not responsible for contents or functions on forums that use our Software. We also do not have access to these sites.

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Credits and third-party modules
This forum software and the default template were developed by Christian Knerr (CBACK.de) and are protected under the license mentioned above. Additionally this software uses freely available pictures and scripts for some functions of the forum, which are listed lateron. Those parts were not created by CBACK Software and are protected under the licenses their creators released them under:

Smarty Template Engine http://smarty.net (LGPL License)
UIKit https://github.com/uikit/uikit (MIT License)
jQuery http://jquery.com (MIT License)
jQuery Filtertable http://sunnywalker.github.io/jQuery.FilterTable/ (MIT License)
jQuery matchHeight https://github.com/liabru/jquery-match-height (MIT License)
Lazyload https://github.com/area17/lazyload/ (MIT License)
Ace https://github.com/ajaxorg/ace/ (BSD License)
FontAwesome https://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome (MIT License)
OpenSans WebFont Digitized data © 2010-2011, Google Corporation (Apache License v2)
CAPTCHA Default Font by Rachel Tiffany (CC0 Public Domain)
Emoji One PHP Library https://github.com/Ranks/emojione (MIT License)
Emoji One Images https://github.com/Ranks/emojione (CC Attribution 4.0 Int.)
Header Image Default Template "Lake District" by JordanStimpson https://pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)


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Where can I buy such a forum Software for my own project?
If you like this forum and you want to use it for your own projects, check out the manufacturers homepage at CBACK.de for a license. Please keep in mind that only the following domains (and their subdomains) are a legal source for CBACK Forum Licenses: www.cback.de, www.cback.net - If you find other websites offering this software illegally, please inform CBACK Software.

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How do I report pirate copies of this forum?
If you have the impression that this fourm is not ran with a valid license or you notice any other kind of illegal usage or spreading, you can report it HERE. Any given information will be handled discretely and will not be spread. Thank you for your assistance.

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Why do I have to register?
The forum offers enhanced functionality to registered users. Additionally it is easier to link your postings to your person, and you can keep a better overview on your posts. A registration also offers other advantages over guests access, especially if the Administrators decided to hide certain sections from guests.

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Why is my account gone?
If you already registered in the past and you can not log into your account anymore you should check the memberlist to see if your account really does not exist anymore. Additionally or if the memberlist is not public you should try to perform a password reset attempt in case you just forgot it. It is also possible that your account was deleted, for example if you have been inactive over a longer period of time. In this case you can simply register again.

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How can I log in automatically?
If this feature is enabled by the Administrators you can activate automated log-ins by simply checking the "Auto log in on every visit" box in your log-in window. Notice: Please keep in mind that this function can be a security risk on public computers, as other people using the same computer may be able to log in with your ID!

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I forgot my password!
No problem: In the log-in dialogue you can find the link "I forgot my password". If you click on it a new pasword will be sent to the eMail adress stored in your profile.

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Why can I not register?
The Administrators might have deactivated registration temporarily. In that case you can retry to registsr later. If you get an error message it will also contain information on what the problem is, e.g. entering a wrong eMail adress, a username that is already in use or a wrong visual confirmation.

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What are user groups and main groups?
User groups can, dependant on if they are open or cloesed groups, contain multiple members. You can be a member in multiple mailing groups or user groups at the same time. The main group defines which color and permissions you have on the forum. You can change your main group in your profile control panel, but keep in mind that your permissions may change aswell!

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How can I change my rank?
Depending on your persmissions and the settings in your Profile Control Panel you can either define your own rank title by entering it or use one of the predefined ranks, which depend on your postcount. Please do not spam the forum just to earn a higher rank, as the Administrator can give you a lower rank or block your account because of spamming.

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How can I change my profile?
The configuration of the forum is done in "My Control Panel" (in the top right corner of the board) under "Settings".

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How can I change the personal information in my profile?
Your personal profile can be edited in "My control panel" (in the top right corner of the board).

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How ca I add a user image (avatar) and profile image?
The funtion to change your avatar and user image can be found in "My control panel" (in the top right corner of the board) in the selftitled section.

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The time shown around the forum is not correct.
Check the second register called "Settings" in "My control panel". You can adjust your timezone and the settings for daylight saving to match your local timezone.

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How can I hide my online state?
If you do not want to be shown in the online list you can change it in "My control panel" under "Settings".

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What are buddy and ignore lists?
The buddy list under "My forum" offers you fast access to your friends online status and PM funktions. The ignore list hides postings by members on it and also blocks them from sending you PMs.

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How do I add someone to my buddy or ignore lists?
These functions can be found in "My control panel" under "My Forum", where you can find the functions to maintain your lists in the second and third section. The function to add members to can be found in the top right corner of their user profile under "User functions". You can also use the respective function from the member list.

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How do I remove someone from my buddy or ignore lists?
You can remove users from the respective lists in "My control panel" under the second and third section of "My Forum".

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What is a Login History?
The login history logs all attempts to log into your account. This offers you the possibility to check your account for hacking or fraud attempts via "My Forum" under "Login-History".

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What information about me is logged while I am on the forum?
For the session system and postings only common data is collected and logged (data which is stored anyways when visiting a website): User IP, user hostname, user client, online time, pages visited. Please keep in mind that this is done for security reasons, e.g. to press charges against spammers or users performing illegal actions on the forum, using their IP as an evidence. The logged data can only be viewed by Moderators or Administrators and is not visible to other members or guests.

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What are subforums?
Subforums are subsections of main forums or other subforums. They are used to split the forum into categories.

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How do I create a new topic?
If you are in a forum and have the permission to post there, you simply have to click on "New Topic" to create one.

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How do I reply on topics?
Inside topics you can reply by clicking on "New reply" or by using the "Quick reply" box. Those functions are only available when activated by the Administrators. You also have to have the appropriate permission to reply.

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How do I create a poll?
If the function is activated by the Administrators you can create a poll by clicking "Add a poll" while creating a new topic.

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Why can polls not be altered afterwards?
Some forums allow to alter the poll after it was started. Often this was used to manipulate the results by replacing the options with most votes. To assure correct results it is only possible to close or delete polls, changes to running polls are not allowed.

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Can I close or delete a poll?
If you have permissions to create polls you can also close or delete polls created by you. Therefore, edit the posting it was placed in. In case you do not have the permission to edit your posting this can still be done by the Moderators and Administrators.

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Why can I not vote on a poll?
If you can not vote on a poll it might either be manually closed, expired or you do not have the needed permissions.

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How can can I subscripe to topics additionally to new postings since last visit?
Click on "Subscribe to topic" or set your control panel to automatically subscribe to topics you reply on.

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How can I search in topics?
Simply click on "Search topic" from the functions menue.

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How can I search the forum?
Click on the icon "Search" from the boards menue. For a more specific search with filters select "Extended search".

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What are the terms of usage for this forum?
You already agreed to the basic terms of usage during registration. Additional rules can be shown in every forum (if set by the Administrators). Generally there is also a specific forum or topic concernig the rules an regulatiouns for the forum. If you are not sure on how to act you should contact the Administrators. For a list of Moderators and Administrators check the link to the "Team page" at be bottom of the forum.

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How do I deactivate displaying media?
These options can be found in "My control panel" under "Settings" in the register "Display settings".

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How do I deactivate smilies and images?
These options can be found in "My control panel" under "Settings" in the register "Display settings".

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How can I hide avatars and signatures?
These options can be found in "My control panel" under "Settings" in the register "Display settings".

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Where can I report violations to the boardrules?
Rule violations should be reported to a (Super-)Moderator or Administrator. You can find out who to contact by clicking the "Team page" link at the bottom of the forum. You can also use the "Report" functon from within the thread. The moderator in charge of this forum will be notified to check the postings in question.

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Why can topics and users be rated multiple times?
Every user has just one vote to rate a topic or user. Your last vote will be removed if you place a new vote on a topic or user you already rated. Also the results will be recalculated afterwards. This way it is possible to change a rating in case you change your opinion, but it will not have an influence on the overall rating as the vote will not be counted twice or more.

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What are warnings?
Warnings are used by Administrators and Moderators to mark user who violated the board rules. If you received one or more warnings and do not know why you should contact the Administrators or Moderators of this board to find out.

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Why are my postings not shown after they where sent?
If strict moderation is activated it is necessary for your postings to be approved by a Moderator or Administrator before they are displayed on the forum. In this case you just have to be patient until the staff checked it.

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Post
Posts are replies you write on a discussion.

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Avatar, User Image, Profile Image
Your Avatar / User Image is a picture shown besides your posts. The Profile Image is a picture of yourself, shown as part of your profile.

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BBCode
BBCode is a formatting control for designing your posts. BBCode is comparable to HTML code, but uses squared brackets to define tags instead of angled ones. The syntax of BBCode can be different of HTML aswell.

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CBACK
CBACK ist the name of the company developing this forum software.

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CBACK Forum
CBACK Forum describes the name of the used forum software.

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Thread, Topic
Threads or topics are discussions, which you can reply to.

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ACP
ACP stands for Administrator Control Panel. It is the central control panes of the forum software. Administrators can adjust all system related options and settings there.

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MCP
MCP or ModCP stands for Moderator Control Panel, which enables forum moderators to control their sections.

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UserCP / UCP / PCP
UserCP, UCP (User Control Panel) or PCP (Profile Control Panel) is a common discription for "My control panel". The forum users can configurate their account to personal needs, editing the personal profile, avatar, signature, etc.

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PM
PMs are Private Messages. They are used to contact other users over the forums internal messaging system.

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Can I use HTML codes?
Using HTML code is not allowed on CBACK Forums for security reasons. Allowing HTML code on an internet forum produces massive security issues for all users, as it enables spammers and other attackers to execute malicious code. All common HTML codes can be realized using BBCode aswell though.

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What is BBCode?
BBCode is a formatting control for designing your posts. BBCode is comparable to HTML code, but uses squared brackets to define tags instead of angled ones. The syntax of BBCode can be different from HTML aswell.

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Can I use multiple BBCodes while formatting my post?
Sure! Two or more BBCodes can be combined for the same piece of text. You only have to close the BBCodes in reverse order you opened them. E.g.: CORRECT: [b][u][i]Test[/i][/u][/b] - WRONG: [b][u][i]Test[/b][/u][/i]

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How can I add images to my text?
To add images to your posts you can use the BBCode [img][/img]. Simply add a link to your picture between the tags. E.g.: [img]http://example.com/bild.jpg[/img] - please note that there should be no whitespaces or line feeds inside the tags. Further it is only allowed to embed images with common extensions like .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, etc. Links to images using PHP scripts should be embedded using [url][/url].

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Can I make images float around my text?
If you want your iamges to float around your text you can use the BBCode [imgl][/imgl] to place it on the left side or [imgr][/imgr] the right side. To finish the floating, simply use the BBCode [linereset]. This tag does not have to be closed.

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What BBCodes are available?
All available BBcodes can be seen in the BBCode editor while creating your post.

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What are Media-BBCodes?
Media BBCodes add multimedia content like YouTube videos, Flash movies, MP3 files, etc to your postings. Images are handled separately and are not part of this category.

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How do I add smilies?
Available smilies are automatically interpreted by the forum software. The enhanced post editor also offers you a list of all available smilies.

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Can I use BBCodes that are not on the list?
Unlisted BBCodes can not be used. Additionally there is a difference wether you use a BBCode in your signature or in a post on the forum.

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Why are smilies or BBCodes not shown?
Please check if the interpretation of those codes is deacticated in your account configuration. Otherwise you might have written your post without checking the "Enable emoticons in this post" or "Enable BBCode in this post" boxes.

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How can I post a source code without being interpreted by the board?
Simply use the BBCode [code][/code]. All code placed between those tags will not be interpreted, independent of its kind.

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How do I add attachments?
When you create a thread, post or PM, the enhanced editor will offer you the option "Add attachments " (if the Administrators enabled this feature and you are allowed to use it).

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Why is the attachment feature not visible?
Either the feature was globally disabled by the Administrators or you do not have the priviledges to use it.

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Why am I not able to download attachments?
Either the feature was globally disabled by the Administrators or you do not have the priviledges to use it.

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How can I delete old attachments to free up space?
This can be done via "My control panel" under "Attachments".

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Why am I not allowed to upload an image, even though the extension is allowed?
For security reasons pictures with invalid EXIF data are not accepted, as they might be used for attempts of fraud. If your picture is rejected with a message that it is not valid, try to save it properly with an image editing software and upload it again afterwards.

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I found an attachment containing a virus. What should I do?
Depending on what extensions the Administrators allowed for attachments it is poosible that infected files get uploaded by users, willingly or by mistake. In any case you should inform a Moderator or Administator ASAP.

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How does the Absence-feature work?
In the memberlist you can check all members, who have set an absence for their account. In "My control panel" under "Profile" you can also set an Away-message for your account when needed.

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(For Webmasters) How can I add functions to the forum?
Check out the Customer Manager on CBACK.de to find out which additional plugins are availalbe. These plugins support the "Hook System" and can be installed easily.

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(For Webmasters) Can I move existing forums to a CBACK forum?
It is possible to convert other froums into a CBACK forum. For an uptodate list of supported conversions and detailed instructions check out the Documentation on CBACK.net

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Where can I find information about the owner of this forum?
Scroll down to the bottom of the board and click on "Team Page" or "Imprint" to learn about who is responsible for this forum. Please note that the manufacturere of this software, CBACK.de, if not legally responsible for the content on external forums. The forum software can be purchased and used by everyone. Therefore, CBACK.de has no control on which persons decide to use this software and the provided content, as there is no access to external databases.

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Is the manufacturer CBACK® legally responsible for this forum?
No. All legal complaints are to be adressed to the owner of this domain. the manufacturer of this software, CBACK Software (www.cback.de), has no influence on the data provided on external forums, even if they use their software.

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Can I contact the manufacturer in case of legal issues with this forum?
Please note that the pricaty policy does not allow that. CBACK® will not hand over any data concerning its customers to third parties and is not responsible for the data provided on external forums.

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There is no imprint. How can I find out the owner?
If there is no Imprint you can contact the administrators of this forum by PM, assuming that he is willing to cooperate. If that is not the case you can still perform a WHOIS on the domain to find out the legal owner.

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Can I request the owner at CBACK customer support?
CBACK® will not hand over customer data to third parties. We highly respect the privacy policy, which does not allow publishing this kind of information.

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