By registering with the forum, you will be able to edit your member profile and preferences. You will get the most out of your time here if you change your profile and preferences to suit your individual tastes. There are many options in your profile to make your experience here more enjoyable, so please take a few moments to try the various settings. Also, only users that are registered and logged in can take advantage of the "New Posts" feature upon each visit. Once you've registered and logged in, click "Edit Profile" or "Edit Preference" in the Forum Navigation island to edit your settings.
The Email Address field is used for email notifications, Follow Lists and to email your password. The Public Email Address field is what other users see when they view your profile. We realize that you may not want everyone to know your real email address, but we need to know it in case you want to follow certain content or if you want to have replies emailed to you. For this reason you can give us your real email address in the Email Address field and only the Administrators of the forum will see it. You can provide a different email address for the general public using the Public Email Address. Some people like to put in something like firstname.lastname@example.org. This way people can still figure out what your real email address is, but spamming agents can't just parse through the page and obtain your email address to spam you.
Yes. Cookies are used to remember your login information as well as what posts you have read during your current session. Without accepting cookies some functions won't work properly.
If you have registered with these forums, you must log in to take advantage of the personalization of settings. To log in, look in the upper right-hand corner of your screen for the "Log In" link. This link will take you to a page where you can enter your Login Name (or email address) and Password. Keep in mind that the password is always case-sensitive. This means that the software considers "S" and "s" to be different characters.
Once you have entered your Login Name (or email address) and Password, you'll be brought to your Starting View. (You can change the page used for your Default Starting View by clicking "Edit Preferences" in the Forum Navigation island.) If you have any Private Messages waiting for you, you'll see a flashing envelope on the My Messages island. (Note that this only applies if the Private Messaging feature has been enabled by the Administrators of the forum.)
This checklist may help you successfully log in:
- Make sure you are entering your password correctly. Passwords are case-sensitive.
- Ensure that your browser supports cookies; if so, check the security level you are using. High levels of security restriction in certain browsers will automatically reject cookies. In order to use the key features of these forums, you'll need to accept cookies. The maker of your browser can help you with additional problems you may have with your cookie settings.
- Completely log out by hitting the Log Out link in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and then log back in again.
- After logging in, you may have to hit the Reload or Refresh button on your browser to expedite the authentication.
- If these steps don't work you can try purging your cookies for this site using the My Cookies tool.
- If you continue to have problems, go to the Log In page and click "Have you forgotten your login information?". Enter your real email address into the Email Address field and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address used for the account setup.
It's a system-generated User Title to give ranking to your post count. You will progress through the various levels according to the cumulative number of posts you have made.
Everyone has a title within the forum. You will notice the title below the Display Name in each post. Some titles are automatically assigned based on the number of posts a user has made, and some titles are assigned by the forum owner to denote official representatives of the company or other VIPs in the forums.
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If you have forgotten your password, don't worry! You can very easily have a temporary password emailed to you. Go to the Log In page and click "Have you forgotten your login information?". Enter your real email address into the email Address field and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address used for the account setup.
This process is safe because the password is only emailed to the original owner of the account. There is no way to steal the password by using this feature.
You may change your password any time. On the Forum Navigation island, click "Edit Profile". Edit the Password and Verify Password fields and then click "Submit" to save the information. (Keep in mind that passwords are case-sensitive.)
In order to add an image to your message or your signature, you must have the image already available on a web server and reachable by a URL. This can be an image on your own personal web page, for example. To place an image within a message, simply use the following Markup Tag:
For example, if you have an image called cateye.gif and its available from your own website at http://www.example.com/pics, then you would use the following image markup:
You can do the same for your signature. Click the My Home option found on any page. Then, under the Your Profile group, click on "Edit Profile". Look for the Signature box, and enter your desired information, including any images/markup as above.
Note: To keep the forums loading quickly for everyone, it is recommended that you do not exceed 35k for your image size.
We ask that you keep your images relatively small. As a rule, please do not exceed 600 x 125 pixels and/or 35k for a signature image. This will ensure that the forums load quickly for all users.
Violation of these rules may result in loss of posting privileges or termination of membership.
Welcome to AWRM, the discussion board of, by and for the militia.
This is a Militia site - You are welcome to post your concerns, or pose your questions about the militia if you seek to learn, but we will not tolerate any nonproductive posts that amount to nothing more than an attack on our values
Before posting any questions or replies to our board, we ask that you read and become familiar with our rules. AWRM is a responsible community devoted to the revitalization of the militia of the several states and the restoration of our Republic. AWRM is also devoted to providing a voice and a learning source for the modern citizen soldier. Our topics center on quality educational and theoretical issues on the subjects of ,the constitution, militia organization and training and various legal and political aspects of the militia movement.
The patriot / Militia movement must do a better job of managing public opinion and we array( as individual posters) must be responsible for the content of the posts we make. AWRM therefore strives to maintain the best possible image of the militiaman. Any post that is determined to contain content that is unbecoming of a militia man will be deleted. Flagrant misuse of posting privileges will result in suspension or revocation of those privileges.
AWRM is not an Anti-Government site - The philosophy of AWRM is straightforward: strict constitutionalism, non interventionism in foreign affairs, laissez-faire capitalism, individual rights, limited government, and republicanism; in short, the principles upon which this nation was founded. Our goal is to see the government restored to its original constitutional form.
We oppose: statism, liberalism, tribalism, socialism, collectivism, internationalism, democracy array(mob rule by the majority over the minority), Corruption in government, Socialism, Fascism, Communism, altruism, pull politics, and the New World Order; in short, the philosophies of all tyrannies.
We oppose the federalization and militarization our local police.
We oppose the forces of federal and international tyranny threatening our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and property.
AWRM stands in firm support of the constitutionally limited federal Republic of sovereign States as envisioned by the founding fathers. We firmly support the unalienable Rights of We the People, including the Rights of Life, Liberty and Property and the Right to resist tyranny and the usurpation of of constitutionally delegated powers as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, equal opportunity for all and special privilege for none.
The United Nations and its underlying philosophy of one-world government and socialist economics is an abominable evil. There is no compelling national interest underlying the foreign policy of the federal government. The conditions of treaties made with foreign governments force changes in our laws and override the Constitution. Foreign aid is nothing less than forced redistribution of this nation's wealth to impoverished socialist gangs and Third World savages. The belief of the internationalists is that we owe something to the rest of the world; We deny this.
We DO NOT advocate the violent overthrow of the United States Government. array(Although we believe there is cause, in theory, by virtue of the government's cumulative improbity over the last 133 years, and sufficient historical and philosophical precedent, by virtue of the Declaration of Independence and the writings of the Founding Fathers, to justify it.) We do advocate resisting government tyranny at all levels. We DO NOT advocate the initiation of force in doing so. We do advocate appropriate force-in-kind in self defense. Our goal is to see the federal government muzzled, shackled and cast back into its constitutional prison. We do advocate active resistance against the United Nations.
We pledge our lives, honor, and fortunes to ensure that our Republic lives on forever. If you do not concur with this statement, you will have a rough going of it on the forums.
AWRM is not an anarchy, terrorist, or bomb site, nor do we allow such discussion.
Racism - Has no place here on this site. As per the Declaration of Independence, ...all men are created equal. If you have a problem with that, go find a Klan meeting, you wont find any friends here. What is welcome is factual, rational, respectable discussions on race relations and how they effect Liberty and their impact on the Militia and what can be done to improve upon such relations. We do not tolerate immaturity or ignorance in any way, shape, or form. AWRM is for serious discussion about serious topics. All discussions are to be conducted in a civilized and intelligent manner. As we get a large number of individuals who simply do not understand this, these rules have been created for the benefit of our members. It is suggested that you read the threads for some time before you make any post to get an understanding of how we operate. Failure to comply with these rules will get you banned; there is zero tolerance towards violators. You can thank the many idiots who caused trouble for making these rules necessary.
Our most important rule is that you respect your fellow members. Flaming - Name calling, baiting another member, antagonizing, disrespect, or demeaning another member are grounds for immediate termination of your membership. Disagreements are common among strong willed individuals, if you feel it necessary to engage in such activities, do it off the board, as it will not be tolerated here.
Respect the Privacy of Others - Do not post another member's personal information, be it his/her name, address, phone number, or likeness without that member's permission, unless that member has already posted his/her own information previously.
Member Profiles - No Member may have more than one profile array(user name).
No Pornography - We all appreciate the beauty of the female form, but if you post pics, be sure the subjects are clothed. This goes to include any links as well.
Profanity - The profanity filter has been turned off. This does not mean that you are free to use language that would make a sailor blush. We understand that the occasional explicative is sometimes needed to make a point or properly display your emotions. Foul language while permissible, is discouraged from regular use.
Please refrain from blatantly declaring that you have violated the law. Word your posts in such a manner that describe your activities as theoretical. Expect to have your posts deleted or edited if you do otherwise.
You will be banned for:
1. Advocating any illegal activity.
2. Advocating military action of any kind
3. A call to arms
4. Blatant violation of the rules after being warned by Staff.
Furthermore, You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or inaccurate, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law
AWRM has existed for some years, and every imaginable question has probably been asked before. AWRM members will help those who help themselves; they will not answer questions that could be easily solved by a quick search. This wastes your time and ours. A search involves not only AWRM, but the Internet as well.
We strongly discourage new members from asking questions on their very first post. You should take the time to browse the posts for some time before making any post at all. We would rather have new members comment on existing topics rather than start asking questions right away because of the large number of people who ask the same questions over and over. If you have a question, take the time to thoroughly research the answer, and then summarize the research you have done of other resources in your post. Explain in clear terms what it is you want to know, and what research you have done to find out. Well thought and properly formed questions will be more likely to get a useful answer.
AWRM is divided up into several sections with different discussion themes. Please post your questions or information in the proper section. Descriptions of what is appropriate for each section are listed. Posts in the wrong section will be moved to the appropriate one, posting the same question in several sections array(cross posting) is forbidden. Please keep all replies to a post on topic, this means not discussing matters unrelated to the thread or the section, instead start a new thread. Try to avoid creating too many new threads by combining related questions into a single topic, or by posting in older threads.
Forum Moderators - Every section has several moderators to insure compliance with the rules. They have been hand picked by the Administration. They have the final say in all matters pertaining to the forums for which they moderate. They are authorized to ban members from their forums, and make recommendations for banishment from the entire site to the administration. If you are offended by the content of any particular forum, stay out of that forum.
Moderators are not tyrants - They are there to keep their forums flowing in a positive, productive direction. They are, in most cases technical experts in the fields for which is the subject matter of their forums, that being said, they are there to provide information, and answer questions. Long story short, they have a job to do, and we will not tolerate any personal attacks directed at the way a moderator runs his/her forum. If you object with the way a moderator runs his show, bring your concerns to the attention of the administration either by using any of the Contact Us links, or by posting your concerns in the Questions and Answers forum.
Again, there is zero tolerance for violations. No disrespect or flaming of any moderator or administrator will be tolerated. All AWRM staffers have volunteered considerable time and effort for a largely thankless job. They have earned positions of respect and authority within the community, and are not to be demeaned. Members are expected to adhere to the same standards for each other as well. These rules may be changed at any time, and other rules may be imposed on certain people as the staff sees fit. Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we at AWRM do not actively monitor the contents of, and are not responsible for, any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AWRM or any entity associated with AWRM. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
There are other miscellaneous rights here.
We reserve the right to delete, lock, or edit any message for any or no reason whatsoever. The same applies to bans. Please remember that AWRM is not a democracy, it is enlightened despotism. The staff will listen to suggestions and concerns of all members, apply the rules in a fair manner, and treat members respectfully, but ultimately will do as they see fit. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AWRM, any administrators or moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your messagearray(s).
All rights to the names A Well Regulated Militia, the National Militia Standards are reserved. All graphics, logos, and content at AWRM are copyrighted, and may not be reproduced in any way without the express permission of the administration.
By posting any/all digital/digitized file/s in any format array(audio/visual/program/etc), you state that you own the copyright and have full legal rights to give away/share/display/post/etc any and all portions of said file/s without restriction or hindrance.
By using, or posting on/to AWRM, you agree that anything posted/hyperlinked on the AWRM array(text/picture/video/audio/program file/s in any format, citations/quotations, etc) is anti-copyrighted, and may be used by AWRM staff, without prior permission or credit, for any/all purposes, in any manner, as seen fit by AWRM staff in furtherance of AWRM business and/or goals.
�AWRM business and/or goals� is defined as array(though not limited to) the perpetuation and dissemination of any/all information posted to AWRM topics or obtained by discussion and/or research conducted by/with AWRM members/staff.
Perpetuation includes array(but is not limited to) storage/archiving/copying/replication on any electronic or human readable media, whether optical/mechanical/electronic/magnetic/other form, either for free or for sale.
Dissemination includes array(but is not limited to) posting on the Forum, other websites, printed publications, and any other place/way/means deemed suitable by Forum staff for distribution array(free or for sale) of information. Proceeds of such sales will be used, either in whole or in part, in the continuance of AWRM�s Internet presence, and in any other way seen fit by the Administrators of the AWRM.
AWRM members who are not staff agree that any/all array(text/picture/video/audio/program file/s in any format, citations/quotations, hyperlinks, etc) posted by other AWRM members and staff are protected by copyright laws and may be held liable for copyright violation by any AWRM member of any work in any format posted on the AWRM.
If a non-staff member wishes to use any/all part of a copyrighted work beyond that allowed by prior fair usage law by another AWRM member, contact that member to obtain their permission.
AWRM members who are not staff also agree that no part of AWRM, or anything posted on AWRM, may be used by them for profit or trade, for either real or virtual goods/services, in whole or in part, without express prior written permission via e-mail by AWRM Administrators
Nothing on AWRM array(text/picture/video/audio/program file/s in any format, citations/quotations, hyperlinks, etc) may be posted in whole, or in part, on other websites/boards/newsgroups/e-mail/chat room or any other format, whether physical or virtual, digital or analog, without express written permission via e-mail of the author/creator of the protected work.
In case of copyright dispute between AWRM members, members agree to binding arbitration, with the final irrevocable decision as to the disposition of the copyright being made by the AWRM Administrators.
In case of copyright dispute with a third array(non-Forum member) party, you hold AWRM , administrators and/or staff, and any/all members blameless and free of responsibility for your illegal actions and free of any/all legal costs incurred by you and any other party.
This list of rules is not all inclusive.
Yes, you'll be missing a trick if you fail to take advantage of the versatility offered. There are many aspects of how the Forums are displayed that may be customized. On the Forum Navigation island, click "Edit Preferences".
You can choose the style in which you wish to view the forums, how many posts are displayed on each page, whether or not you want to view users' pictures alongside their posts, and much more. Once saved, these become your default settings. You may edit these preferences again at anytime.
The first post of a given topic establishes the subject by which all subsequent replies will be known. Once there's been a reply, the topic subject cannot be subsequently changed. It's therefore important to get the subject right from the outset. Make it as descriptive and as specific as possible. For example, "LCD burn-in questions", is much better than something completely generic, such as "Newbie needs help!". Not only is it more likely to elicit a response, but it'll also make it much easier for all posts in the topic to be subsequently located.
One of the key benefits of the discussion forum format is that it enables commonly asked questions to be answered once, for the benefit of all. Before posting your question, it is always worth checking to see if it has already been asked - and answered! You can do this via the Search island. Using the Search island, you can perform a quick keyword search, or click on the "Advanced" button to search by more specific criteria. Various options are available, both for how the search term is specified and for controlling how many forums you want to search. This is where the specificity of topic subjects is important, making it much easier to locate precisely what it is you're after from a list of search results.
It means that you have unread Private Messages. When you hover over this image it should display how many unread Private Messages that you have.
On the "New Message" page, you can type in a new user then press "Add" or you can select them from the "Friend List" dropdown. You can add up to the forum maximum of users (this limit will show on the "Private Messages" page) to the Private Topic.
If the tags are showing up in your text or you're getting a link, but it's to "http:///", you're including some unwanted spaces in the syntax. Avoid any intervening spaces, and everything will work fine.
Users can edit their own posts up to minutes after they are made. Where the change is substantial, it is courteous mark the post as edited so as to alert readers to the changed content. For cosmetic changes, it's better not to do so.
Let the forum Administrator or Moderator know - he/she will be able to move it for you.
There are 2 ways that this can be configured on a per-forum basis. If HTML is On then you will see HTML is On and you can use normal HTML in your posts. If UBBCode is on you will see UBBCode is On.
The following tags are available for your use if UBBCode is enabled:
[b] text [/b] = Makes the given text bold.
[i] text [/i] = Makes the given text italic.
[u] text [/u] = Underlines the given text.
[s] text [/s] = Will post your text with a line through it (strike through).
[color:red] text [/color] = Makes the given text red.
[color:#4caf50] text [/color] = Makes the given text green.
[size:20pt] text [/size] = Will change the size of the text to whatever size value you specify.
[font:Comic Sans MS] text [/font] = Will post your text with the specified font.
[email] email@example.com [/email] = Makes the given email address clickable.
[email= firstname.lastname@example.org ] text [/email] = Makes the given email address clickable.
[url] link [/url] = Makes the given url into a link.
[url= link ] title [/url] = Makes the given title into a hyperlink pointing to link.
[img] link [/img] = Embeds an image.
Code Tags & Highlighting
[code] text [/code] = Surrounds the given text with pre format tags.
[php] text [/php] = Passes the text through the PHP Syntax Highlighter
[highlight] text [/highlight] = Will highlight your text.
[spoiler] text [/spoiler] = Will wrap your text in a spoiler container. Users must click a button in order to see this text, thus giving them the ability to specify if they want to read the item.
[spoiler:warning] text [/spoiler] = Will wrap your text in a spoiler container and allow you to specify the warning message displayed. Users must click a button in order to see this text, thus giving them the ability to specify if they want to read the item.
Text and Image Alignment
[align:left|center|right] text [/align] = Will align the text in the direction defined.
[img:left|center|right] Image URL [/img] = Will allow you to allow text to wrap on the specified side of your image.
[/list] = Makes a bullet list. [list=A] or [list=1] will make order/numbered lists. Other options include: circle, i, I, a, A, 1, disc, square.
[quote] text [/quote] = Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This UBBCode tag is used for quoting a reply.
[quote=username] text [/quote] = Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This UBBCode tag is used for quoting a reply. The username specified will be shown as quoted.
Putting a poll in your post is simple.
If polls are enabled, start by creating a new post in a forum. Below the body of your post, you will see a text box that allows you to specify how many polls you want to have in your post and the system will guide you through the rest.
You can change the number of posts displayed on each page by editing your display preferences. You can set this to anything between 1 and 99 posts per page. By default, this is set to 60 posts per page.
Quick Reply is made as a "Quick Response" block, so you can make a response to a post (or thread) before you forget or as you read them. Quick Reply is meant as a "no thrills" response box, as it's just there for a fast/non-formatted response.
Reply however brings you to a "Full Response" page that allows for heavy posting.
You can also click the "Full Reply" button from the Quick Reply box which will forward you (and all of your Quick Reply text) to the Full Reply page.
Quote will quote the users text to the Full Reply page. Quick Quote will quote the users text to the Quick Reply box below the thread.
Click on your Display Name (located in the top-right of every forum page) and select the "Edit Profile" link.
Using Gallery Forums are just like using any other forums... However, you can post images too!
After you create your post (subject and post, both required) you can click on the "Image Manager" link.
Adding images are as easy as:
1. Click "Browse" and a navigation area will appear that shows your computers files, navigate around to locate the image you'd like to upload. Once located, click on the image and select "open"; you can also choose to add a description (note that in v7.2 you do not have the option to change the description once another image is added).
2. If you wish to add another image, repeat step one; otherwise, select "done".
From here, just press submit, and your new "Gallery Posting" should appear for users to comment on your image(s).
When creating a new thread or response, you'll see a "Attachment Manager" link on the "Full Reply" or "New Post" page. When selecting this option you'll receive a popup which will allow you to attach files to your post.
1. Click "Attachment Manager" to bring up the "Attachment" window.
2. Click "Browse" to bring up the file browser window; this will allow you to browse your computer for any files or images you wish to upload; please note that you're bound by whatever the "allowed file type" setting is for the forum.
3. Click "Open" on the file you wish to upload.
4. Enter a descriptive caption for that file (optional).
5. Click "Upload" to add another file, or "Done Adding Files" to close the window and complete your posting.
Please note that you must enter some text in both the "subject" and "post" fields when responding otherwise you will receive an error; you cannot just respond with an attachment ;).
Subscribing to a Forum
Enter the Forum and Select "Follow Forum" from the "Forum Options" dropdown.
Subscribing to a Thread
Enter the thread and Select "Follow Thread" option from the "Thread Options" dropdown.
Managing Follow Lists
Select a "Follow Lists" group from the "My Account" menu, from here you can select the type of List that you wish to edit and by clicking the "Edit Followed Threads" (or "Edit Followed Forums" or "Edit Followed Users") link you can remove them or toggle the "Email Notification" option.
Toggling Emailed Follow Lists
See the above "Managing Follow Lists" directions.
Toggling the Default "Email Followed List" Options
Select "Preferences" from the "My Account" menu. From here you can manage the "By default should anything added to your Follow Lists be emailed to you?" option.
Emailing a Post or Thread
To email a post, simply navigate to the post and select "email post" from the bottom set of buttons (near reply, quote, notify, etc).
From this "email post" screen, you can select to mail yourself:
Just this post
This post and all replies
The entire thread
Emailing a Private Topic
When viewing a Private Message, simply click the "Email Topic" button from the bottom set of buttons (near reply, quote, etc).
RSS Feeds for Forums
For forums that have an RSS Feed configured for them, you can enter the forum and select the feed link from the "Forum Options" dropdown.
If the administration has enabled the "RSS Feeds" option, you can manage RSS feeds from the "RSS Feeds" link in the "My Account" dropdown in the navigation area.
From the RSS Feeds area you can see all of the RSS Feeds available to you, including all of the forums that have individual feeds. You will also be able to retrieve the feeds for your inbox and the global feeds for recent topics. Please note that these may or may not be available based on admin preferences.
The username colors generally specify a users status. Some select users can can also have special colors signified by the Administration.
The default user status colors are:
Search Engine Robot
The numbers in parenthesis indicate how many new topics (or posts) have been made since your last visit to the forums.