Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
Your user title changes automatically based on the number of posts you have accumulated over time.
Here's the list of user titles and number of posts for each level:
To change your avatar:
The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board does not provide photo hosting. In other words, you cannot upload photos to our server and include them in your posts. However, you can link photos to your posts from photo hosting websites like Photobucket, ImageShack, Webshots or Flickr.
Here's how to link a photo from Photobucket to your post. The process is similar for other photo hosting websites; see your photo site's Help Page for details.
The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board does not provide video hosting. In other words, you cannot upload videos to our server and include them in your posts. However, you can link videos to your posts from YouTube and other video hosting websites.
Here's how to link a video from YouTube into your post:
In addition to YouTube, several other video hosting services are supported. Read the text below the pop-up field for details.
When you register to become a member of TVWBB, we require that you use some form of your real name as your username. By "real name" we mean the name you use when introducing yourself to neighbors, friends, and colleagues. For example, if your name is Thomas Alva Edison, acceptable usernames would be Thomas Edison, T Edison, TA Edison, Thomas E., Thomas A.E., Tom E., etc.
If you are primarily known by a name other than your real name, you may use it as your username. For example, it would be OK for a member of The Beatles to join TVWBB with the name "Ringo Starr" rather than "Richard Starkey". Similarly, it would be acceptable for someone like "B.B. King" to use their initials as their first name, since this is how they introduce themselves in real life.
If someone is already using your name, include a city or state after your real name to differentiate it. If you would like to use a nickname or handle, include it after your real name.
Business names and competition team names are not allowed as part of your username. We want to avoid having the username field become a form of advertising or promotion. However, you are welcome to add this information to your profile.
When we use real names, posts are more friendly and the replies you receive are more helpful. I firmly believe that this real name policy makes TVWBB stand out from other barbecue forums and it's one of the big reasons for our success and longevity.
If you're concerned about privacy, don't hesitate to contact us so we can work-out a username that satisfies both of us. Otherwise, we hope that you will enjoy TVWBB as a non-registered guest.
Please read important notice below about using your real name during registration. Your membership will not be approved if you do not use your real name.
The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board provides a friendly forum for Weber grill owners and barbecuing and grilling enthusiasts to share information with one another.
Using Your Real Name During Registration
When you register, your username must be a version of your first/last name that is easy to read and understand. For example, John Q Public, John Public, John P, J Public, JQPublic, etc. If someone is already using your name, include your city or state to differentiate it, e.g. JohnP TX. If you would like to use a nickname or handle, include it after your name, e.g. JohnP - QueMaster. Business names or competition team names may not be used in usernames.
We have used real names on this forum for many years because it keeps the discussion personal and friendly. Please see this FAQ for a more detailed explanation of our real name policy: Why TVWBB Uses Real Names
Guidelines For Posting Messages
When posting to the forum, please keep things civil. Users are not permitted to, among other things, post abusive, hateful, or harassing information about any person or entity. Crude language, crude humor, and sexual content of any kind is prohibited. This is a G-Rated site, so please post accordingly.
TVWBB does not confirm the validity of information posted on this message board. We cannot actively monitor all the content of posted messages and are not responsible for any messages posted. Remember that the posted messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of TVWBB.
TVWBB reserves the right to delete or modify any message, avatar, signature, display name, or other member profile field for any reason, or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the members of this message board, TVWBB, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon viewing of this board and/or transmission of your message(s).
If you feel that a posted message is objectionable, you are encouraged to report it by clicking the "Report Post" icon. We have the ability to delete objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine in our sole discretion that deletion is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
By using this service, you agree that you WILL NOT:
Posting Messages That Promote Products, Services, Events, Blogs or Personal/Business Websites
Most bulletin boards have policies that prohibit people from posting messages that promote their own products, services, events, blogs and personal/business websites—and TVWBB is no exception.
The following types of posts are allowed by bulletin board members:
Those who have a financial interest in a product, service, event, blog or personal/business website may not post the following without prior approval by e-mail from TVWBB:
Negotiating Exclusive Discounts Or Deals On Behalf Of Bulletin Board Members
From time to time, TVWBB offers exclusive discounts or deals for members on barbecue-related products from various companies. A member must receive prior approval by e-mail from TVWBB before negotiating any discount or deal on behalf of members. TVWBB will consider the quality, relevance, and appropriateness of the offer to members when deciding whether or not to approve the request.
TVWBB participates in the Amazon affiliate program and other affiliate programs and receives a commission when you make purchases using these links. This helps defray the cost of site operation. TVWBB reserves the right to update or redirect links in user posts, without notice to the user, either manually or programatically through the use of automated scripts, vBulletin plugins, third-party link skimming services or other technical means, so that links credit TVWBB at any current or future affiliate programs the site participates in.
Identity & Reuse Of Content
We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
By posting content on this message board, you agree that TVWBB can quote from, or reuse the content in promotional materials, newsletters, social media channels, or other documents without notice.
Termination of Membership
TVWBB reserves the right to, at its discretion, terminate the membership of any user for any reason, or no reason whatsoever.
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