Registered and non-registered users
Browsing the forum
The eConsultation homepage gives a description of the purpose of the consultation, and the goals which Parliament hopes it will achieve. You can return to this page at any time by clicking the “Topic List” link on every page.
Click on the “login” link at the top of each topic and message list. This takes you to a form where you can enter your username and password to login to the eConsultations service.
Click on the “login” link at the top of each topic and message list. On this page there is a link for new users to register with the eConsulation. Click on this link to open the registration form.
Your username is displayed next to each message you post, and must be different from the username of all other users. If the name or email address you give is already in use, you will be asked to enter a different one.
On a message list page, you can reply to any message in the list by clicking on the “Reply to this message” button on the post.
The message form shows your username and email address. The username will be displayed next to your post (but not your email address). You can change the message subject and enter your own message in the space provided. Some simple formatting is possible using the buttons above the message box.
When posting a message, please try to be polite and constructive, and do not post anything which could be considered offensive or defamatory either to the person you are replying to, or to other readers of the forum.
Your message will not appear on the forum until it has been approved by a moderator. This should happen within 24 hours. When your message is approved you will receive an email indicating this.
If the moderators decide your message does not comply with the forum discussion rules then they may decide to delete it completely or to edit it before publishing. You will receive an email explaining the reason for this action.
Click on the “My Control Centre” link to view your profile, based on the questions you answered at registration. You can also edit these details or change your answer if you wish.
There are a number of ways of keeping up with the discussion, apart from checking back regularly on the eConsultations website.
Each message has a “Follow this thread” button. Click on it to receive email updates whenever a new message is posted in response to the message. You can also select this option whenever you post a message by checking the “send replies to this thread to me via email” box on the message form.
The eConsultation service also provide an RSS feed. This feed provides updates in a form which can be read by any RSS-compatible program, such as most current browsers and an increasing number of mobile devices. Click on the RSS link to view and subscribe to the feed, (Links are specific to consultations, e.g http://forums.parliament.uk/defence-medical/index.php?rss,1).
If you have any complaint regarding the content of messages on the forum, you can notify a moderator by clicking on the “Alert a moderator ” link. This takes you to a form in which you can explain why the content of the message is inappropriate. The moderators will review the message and your complaint and if necessary they may revise or delete it.
For all queries regarding the eConsultations service, please contact the Parliament Web Team via email@example.com
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