Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is a Project?
A Project is a website (often a blog) that provides step-by-step instructions to help you create a craft, buildable or meal.

Who can submit Projects?
Projects can be submitted by content creators including those who create original projects and those who provide original variations on the original projects of others (if proper credit is given to the original creator).

Login and Registration Questions

Why can’t I login?
There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, contact MoreLikeHome to make sure you haven’t been banned.

Why do I need to register at all?
You only need to register if you want to post Projects or comments. Of course, this is a community, so we highly suggest registering, it only takes a few moments.

Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Log me in automatically box when you login, MoreLikeHome will only keep you logged in for a few hours. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university computer lab, etc.

I’ve lost my password!
Don’t panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click I’ve forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly.

I registered but cannot login!
First, check your username and password. New registrants are sent an e-mail, please follow its instructions. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting an administrator.

Why can’t I register?
It is possible MoreLikeHome has banned your IP address because of past abuse. Contact a board administrator for assistance.

What does the “Delete all board cookies” do?
“Delete all board cookies” deletes the cookies created by MoreLikeHome which keep you logged into the board. If you are having login or logout problems, deleting board cookies may help.

Posting Questions

How do I post a Project?
You need to register before you can post a Project or comment. Navigate to the sub-topic you would like to post in and click "New Topic".

How do I edit or delete a post?
Newly posted Projects can be deleted or edited by the original poster only within 24 hours of posting. After that time you must contact a board administrator.

Why did I receive a warning?
If you have broken a rule, you may be issued a warning. Contact the board administrator if you are unsure about why you were issued a warning.

How can I report posts to a moderator?
You should see a button for reporting posts next to the post you wish to report. Clicking this will walk you through the steps necessary to report the post. Please do not report posts unless you are sure they do not meet community standards.

Why does my post need to be approved?
Posts by newly registered users require review before they become public. This is to prevent spam and other abuse.

Searching for Projects

How can I search a category?
Enter a search term in the search box located on the top of the category page.

Why does my search return no results?
Your search was probably too vague and included many common terms which are not indexed. Be more specific and use the options available within Advanced search.

How can I find my own projects and comments?
Your own posts can be retrieved by clicking “Your posts” in the header of any page.

User Preferences and settings

How do I change my settings?
If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the board database. To alter them, visit your User Control Panel; a link can usually be found at the top of board pages. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.

When I click a username it asks me to login?
Only registered users can view user profiles. This is to prevent malicious use of the system by bots and anonymous users.

Topic Subscriptions and Bookmarks

What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
Bookmarking is much like bookmarking in your web browser. You aren’t alerted when there’s an update, but you can come back to the topic later. Subscribing, however, will notify you when there is an update to the Project or category via your preferred method or methods.

How do I subscribe to specific forums or topics?
To subscribe to a specific forum, click the “Subscribe category” link upon entering the forum. To subscribe to a topic, reply to the topic with the subscribe checkbox checked or click the “Subscribe Project” link within the Project itself.

How do I remove my subscriptions?
To remove your subscriptions, go to your Control Panel and follow the links to your subscriptions.

Other Questions

Who owns this site?
This site is owned by and consists of orignal design and code as well as a hevily modified version of the open source forum software phpBB3.

Who do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this board? (along with PHPBB Group) is not responsible for abusive or illegal content posted by users, but we make every effort to respond to abuse reports. Please use the "Report This Post" link on the post in question. Please understand that the moderation process takes time. If all else fails, please contact us at admin (at) morelikehome (dt) com.

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