Important notes

25 April 2024: New software platform due in the course of the year
The Drupal community is going terminate support for the currently used version of the software on which this forum is operating, so we shall have to migrate it to a newer version in the course of 2024. We are working on this project.
Please excuse any inconveniences and let us know of any problems you may encounter when using the Forum.
Peter and Gernot - the admins

05 November 2020: Contact function now requires a captcha answer
We have noticed some irregular activities with people setting up bogus accounts. This may have been done with the intention of allowing software bots to send bona-fide users e-mails via the contact function. To help prevent this, we have activated the captcha function for this feature, which means that you will have to solve a captcha before being allowed to send another user an e-mail via this forum.
Users who are not happy with this and want to be absolutely sure that they cannot be molested by such attacks (we cannot block humans immediately) should de-activate the personal contact function in their user profiles. However, then the only way of communicating with other users whose e-mail addresses you do not have will be by writing and/or answering posts on the forum.
We hope you are all safe and healthy in these C-infested times !

28 March 2019 : If internal links or bookmarks don't work
With the introduction of secure browsing, we have eliminated the "" path to the forum because our host service provider only offers protected access to a single URL. This has been assigned to "".
Unfortunately some internal links in our Drupal installation do not update automatically and still point at "forum.mirror...." . If you do get a "404 not found" error message and wish to access the content involved, change the address in the browser head from "" to "". Please note the upper-case "D" in "Drupal".

17 April 2014
A large number of web hosting and social network platforms have been affected by a security loophole in protocol handling.
For those more interested in the software aspect, see .
Our host service has informed us that they too are affected, but do not know whether the loophole has been exploited already. However they did recommend that we change our passwords just in case their databases have been compromised.

I strongly recommend that all our users change their passwords soon. Apparently this also applies to many e-mail services etc. all around the globe, including Facebook and others

We have been molested by spammers (possibly robot software) setting up bogus accounts.
As a first step to help us identify the phoney accounts, we have added the data fields "first name" and "surname" to you account data.
Persons registering as new users will be requested to provide this data.
Existing users are asked to fill in the respective fields by clicking on "My account" (top right) and then opening the "Edit" tab. The name fields are then right at the bottom of the form.
In some cases you may be using an internet access point which uses dynamic IP addresses and you have been assigned an address that has formerly been used to spread spam on this forum or other forums and has therefore been blocked by us. If this has happened, you will not be able to log in any more. Usually switching off your internet router and re-starting it will get you a new IP address in this case and let you enter our forum again. If this doesn't help, please contact us.
Please excuse this inconvenience but we already had this problem on the Multiply site and are trying to get to grips with it. We shall not use the information in any other way than to search for accounts that have obviously been created maliciously.

Gernot H. (admin)