Table of Contents
- Why Can't I Login?
- Forgotten Password
- Member Information
- Forum Setup - Signatures, Preferences, Avatars
- How Do I Find a Member?
- Membership Renewal
- Creating & Editing Marketplace Posts
- Trouble Viewing Resource items
Two common reasons why members have trouble logging in:
- Not registered with the site - as of March, 2011, we have asked that you re-register for the benefit of administrative and member functions
- Forgotten Password - if you've forgotten your password, this section details how to obtain a new one
To register, simply click on the ‘Register’ menu item tab. Then, enter the required fields including the username and password that you want to use. If you are a current member, enter the promo code at the bottom of the registration form to avoid having to pay the membership fee.
The email address entered here will be used by MMOPA as your primary email address for all MMOPA business and notifications.
Submission of the form will generate an authentication email containing a secure activation link. Click this link to complete the registration process. This procedure insures that we have working email address for each user.
Note: New members should register and make dues payments on this new website form. Membership renewals are also now processed online. We use a secure payment portal through authorize.net for all online payments.
Click the "Forgot Your Password?" link just below the username and password fields on the login screen. You will be prompted to enter your email address. For our database to find your account information, you must make sure the email address you enter is that which we have in our records. An email will then be sent to your address with the necessary password information.
Member information is only viewable by authorized users logged in to mmopa.com. Member information can be found under the menu item 'MMOPA' > 'Members'. Individual members can maintain their own information using the menu item 'Account' > 'Profile'. Members can maintain their preferences for receiving automated updates (subscriptions) from the website using the 'Account' > 'Subscriptions'.
There is additional optional member information that can be configured in the Forums area of the site, including forum display format preferences, signature and avatar. The Forum subscription configuration can be accesses from here as well. Please see the Forum Setup FAQ for more details.
The forum profile tool is found on the top left of the Forum page. Select 'User Control Panel'. This is the area where you can make changes to your Forum display preferences including such things as post/thread display order, whether attachment images get displayed in the post itself, etc. Go ahead and experiment with these settings to your liking.
The UCP allows you setup your optional forum signature and a personal Avatar (picture/logo). We strongly encourage you to setup a signature. A signature is the personal information that, if desired, is automatically attached to the bottom of each of your posts.
Your signature can include you aircraft type, N#, equipment notes, and personal contact information that you want easily accessible to other Forum users. This information is managed separately from the primary Member information listing.
Optionally you can setup an Avatar. If you wish to use an avatar, please use a photo thumbnail image of yourself, your airplane or a tasteful logo relative to your home field, etc.
PLEASE refrain from cartoons or “cute” avatars. The maximum allowed size for the image is 65x65. There are many websites which will make an avatar from an uploaded picture: To create an avatar: go to http://avatars.qkype.com/ >> upload your picture >> click the dimension size 64x64 on the right hand side of the screen >> crop your image >> click ‘Save Selection’ >> upload to your forum user profile.
The Member listing is found on the top drop down menu 'MMOPA' > 'Members'. The Member Listing displays Name, email, City-St, Aircraft type, N# and airport.
The list is sortable by each column in ascending or descending order by clicking on that column title.
Under the menu item tab ‘Account’ > ‘Subscriptions’ you are able to subscribe to email updates from the forums and the MMOPA marketplace (classifieds). You have the option to receive notification of new items here each time something is added or, alternatively, once daily as a consolidated “digest”.
All membership renewals should now be made online. You will be automatically prompted when it is time to renew your membership. Simply select the 'Renew' menu item option and enter your username, password and email address. You will be taken to our secure authorize.net payment portal to complete renewals. The entire process should take no more than a few minutes.
To create a post, go to the 'Marketplace' and click on 'New Entry' in the upper right of the screen.
To edit a post, enter the 'Marketplace' and click on 'My Entries' in the upper right. Then, click on the post title link of your existing post. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and you will see the option to 'edit'.
If you click a Resource item and nothing happens, chances are it's because your internet browser's pop-up protection is blocking these items. To allow pop-ups from the MMOPA site, follow these browser-specific steps:
Click the Tools button, click Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings. In the Address of website to allow box, type the address (or URL) of the website you want to see pop-ups from, and then click Add.
Click the Tools button, click Options, and then the Content bar. You will see the checked box "Block pop-up windows". Click the "Exceptions" button and enter mmopa.com as the URL.
- If pop-ups have been blocked, you'll see the blocked pop-up alert icon in the address bar. Click the icon to see a list of the blocked pop-ups.
- Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like to see.
- To always see pop-ups for the site, select "Always show pop-ups from [site]." The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog.
- Go to the Safari menu and choose the option 'Block Pop-Up windows' from the pull down menu. A check mark should appear the next time you open up the Safari menu.
- Click on the button again in order to disable the Block Pop-Up Windows function. The check mark will then disappear.
- Enable or disable the Block Pop-Up windows function as you see fit.