NACRI Discussion Group

This is a private discussion group for NACRI participants only.

Welcome to the Netherlands Antillean Coral Reef Initiative (NACRI) Discussion Board. Please note that all topics below are restricted to access only to authorized users, and that a username and password is required. Should you believe you are entitled to participate in the discussions below, please submit a new user registration via the User Profile button on the toolbar.

Click here to enter the discussion area.

Alternately, click on one of the icons below:

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration


Quick Tips for using the discussion software

In the graphic menu bar located near the bottom of most pages (and directly above on this page), you will find many tools or options.

There are several ways of viewing conversations.

Topics This will display the major categories which all the conversations are divided into. This might be a good place to start if you want to ask a specific question.
Last Day All messages created within the last day.*
  All messages created within the last week.*
Last Week Tree view displays the entries like a root system. Some users may find this format similar to other newsgroups.
* You can set up your profile information to send e-mails whenever new messages are entered in response to your postings, for certain categories, or for all subjects.
Tree View Clicking on this icon will display all new messages based on criteria you select. For example, you can choose all messages since you last checked.

Formatting Your Messages

FormattingAll the formatting commands and how to use them can be located by clicking on the Formatting icon located in the menu bar. It is possible to BOLD, use colors, and even create tables. But here are some quick tips that most people find useful.

Making a web address (URL) clickable:
Type in the full address including http://

The preview will show the link as being highlighted and clickable.

Include an attachment in your posting:
The file maybe any type of file including .doc and picture files. The file size is not limited but please watch your file sizes. These files are displayed as a clickable link which will start the download process. So readers need not download the file unless they are interested, or may choose to do so at their leisure.


Preview/Post the message. A graphic attach box should appear in the message preview. Post the message and you will be prompted for the location and filename. Use browse to locate the file. Click Upload to send the file.

The most common mistakes are using the wrong brackets like [ or ( instead of {, or typing the filename and address in the description area and never uploading the file.

All conversations on this discussion group are private and may not be reproduced or used in any public forum unless explicitly permitted by the individual writer of each message. Final materials for public consumption will be posted in a public area of the site.