Belgian Shipowners' Association
The Belgian Shipowners' Association protects and defends the interests of its members on a national and international level.
Digital Ship is a London-based media company specialising in commercial maritime information technology, publishing a print magazine and weekly e-mail newsletter, with a series of conferences around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to register?
How can I use smilies?
Can I add HTML to my messages?
What are moderators?
How can I change my profile?
Are cookies used?
Can I edit or delete my own posts?
Can I attach files?
Can I search?
Are there any censor features?
Registration not required. When you post a new topic or reply to an existing topic your USERNAME and PASSWORD will be stored on your computer. Any future use within this discussion forum will automatically pull this information from your computer. You are not required to post your real name. You are required to post your actual email address, however.
You've probably seen others use smilies before in email messages or other discussion forums. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile :) or a frown :(. The following are examples of smilies that could be used:
:D big grin
Using HTML Code
You may use HTML Code in your posts. You may use any HTML tags, but please be very careful that you use proper HTML syntax. If you do not, your moderator or administrator may have to edit your post.
Moderators control individual forums. They can edit, delete, or prune any posts in their forums. If you have a question about a particular forum, you should direct it to your forum moderator.
Changing Your Profile
You may easily change any info stored in your "profile". The next time you submit a new post or edit an old one just enter the new information in the respective fields. Keep in mind that all old posts are not automatically updated with this new information. So if you wish to edit or delete any old posts your old information would have to be re-entered.
Editing, Deleting Your Posts
You may edit your own posts at any time. Just go to the thread where the post to be edited is located and you will see an "Edit/Delete" icon. Click on this icon and edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum moderator or the forum administrator. A note is generated at the bottom of each post that is edited so that every one knows when a post has been edited.
For security reasons, you may not attach files to any posts. You may cut and paste text into your post, or use HTML Code to provide hyperlinks to outside documents.
Searching For Specific Posts
You may search for specific posts based on a word or words found in the posts. Just click on the "Search all forums" link at the top of most pages.
Please realize that the censoring, if any censoring is being performed, is being done by a computer based on the words that are being screened. Words that are censored are replaced with asterisks. The Discussion Forum administrators also have the power to censor certain words that may be posted. This censoring is not an exact science, however, so certain words may be censored out of context.