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  • How do I clear my cookies?
  • In Internet Explorer

    Open your browser and click the "Tools" button. Next, choose "Safety", then "View Browsing History". You will see a checkbox labeled "Cookies". Tick this, then click the "Delete" button. Wait for the cookies to be deleted.

    You should be all set!

    In Firefox

    Open your browser and click the "Tools" button. Next, choose the "Privacy" tab from the pop-up window and click on the link "Remove Individual Cookies". Another pop-up window will appear. Click the "Delete All Cookies" button and wait for them to be deleted. Finally, click the "OK" button.

    Your cookies should now be deleted.
  • Does this forum use cookies?
  • This site uses cookies that you can choose to enable or disable. Cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while.

    When you register, you will be given the option to "Automatically login when you return to the site". This will store your username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or Internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this.

    Cookies can also be used to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy. If in doubt, we recommend that you select "yes" to enable the cookie.
  • What are the Buddy Lists and Ignore Lists?
  • The buddy list gives you the option of keeping track of friends you have made on the forum. By going to "My VB Home", you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online and have the ability to send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also gives you the option of sending private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by clicking this button in a member's posts.

    Ignore lists are used for those people who's messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.

    You may access these lists through your personal profile settings.
  • What is the Signature Policy?
  • To help with Readability and Content, we have instituted a policy for all users that a signature will be displayed only once per page, per thread.


    One of the perks of continued membership is having a custom signature for your posts. The contents of your sig must be acceptible for our community, and shall not contain any profanity, vulgarity, or insults/disparaging comments to our community or its members. In addition, comments and/or links that represent direct competition are not allowed. Once you have been a member at Dev Shed for 30 days and have 30 posts, you will have the ability to include a signature in your post and upload an avatar to your profile. Your signature will be shown only on your first post on each page of a thread, to avoid clutter.

    Keep your signature and avatar in good taste, the contents of your signature must be acceptable for the community: no vulgarity, lewd men/women, profanity or insults to other community members.

    If you use an image as your signature, it should be no larger than 486 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall. Your avatar will be limited to 100 pixels by 100 pixels.

    Animation should be kept to a minimum and both your signature and avatar shouldn't be too distracting.

    Keep the size of any images in your signature below 50KB. Your avatar will be limited to a size of 14.6KB.

    If you don't want to use an image in your signature, you can have up to six lines of text (with a maximum font size of 2).

    Do not include spam, harassing links or affiliate links in your signature.

    However, we will not object to you posting links to either your personal websites or other commercial projects which you support. This is a privilege which you are allowed as a contributing user.

    Comments and/or links that represent direct competition are not allowed.

    Do not create fake signatures. If you are not yet entitled to having a signature (because you have not been here for 30 days or don't have 30 posts) you are not allowed to create a fake signature, where you post the same text or links at the bottom of every post. Your posts may be edited and you may receive a warning.

    Any signature violating these rules will be considered spam. The signature will be deleted and the offending member will be addressed by our mderators.