Click the headings below for frequently-asked questions and answers about how the Ship of Fools forums work. If you would like to suggest any other questions for these pages, please write and let us know.
> Is there a set of rules for the forums?
> Who are the Ship’s crew?
> How do I get started?
> Which forum should I post my thread on?
> What is the Hell forum?
> How do I take an argument to Hell?
> How long do threads stay on the forums?
> Is anyone ever banned?
> Are there limits to what can be discussed?
> Can I share information about my personal circumstances?
> I need counselling, medical advice or similar services. Can I access that here?
> Is it OK to post suicidal ideations?
> What is the Ship’s policy about Safeguarding?
> Privacy statement
> Do I have to register?
> Once I register, can I change my ID?
> What do I do if I lose my login ID or password?
> My password is hard to remember… what should I do?
> How are cookies used?
> How do I access my profile?
> What are avatars?
> How do I set up my avatar?
> Why can’t we have user profiles, recent visitor lists, post counts and signatures, like we did on the old boards?
> How do I post?
> How can I use emojis?
> Can I edit my own posts?
> Can I ask one of the hosts to delete my post?
> Can I attach files to my posts?
> How about images?
> What about links to other material?
> Can I be notified if someone responds to my thread?
> What’s the history of Ship of Fools?
> What is Ship of Fools about?
> Where does the name “Ship of Fools” come from?
> When did the ship’s forums first open?
> Do threads and posts still exist from the earliest forums?
> Who created the cartoons on the forum homepage?
> The Styx
> All Saints
> The Circus
> The 8th Day
> Dead Horses
> Are there any private forums?
> What are the private forums run by shipmates?
> Can I have my own private forum?
> What are the ship’s administrative forums?
> Are there any disused forums on the ship?