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    Tapatalk and the Abe Forum don't seem to be working together. Help!

    Tapatalk and the Abe Forum don't seem to be working together. Help!

    Many of our Forum friends use a number of apps to keep track of the various forums in which they participate. One of those apps is Tapatalk. Please keep in mind that, even though our Forum hosting service promotes Tapatalk, it is a third-party app which means we offer no meaningful support for that (or any other) app. If you have a support question about your app, you're best off addressing your questions

    If you have an issue with your app which is only occurring on the Abe Forum, then please open up a thread in our Technical Questions sub-forum, giving us as much detail as possible about what you're encountering. We will try our best to help you trouble-shoot your issue.


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    How do I suggest improvements to this Abe Forum Common Questions thread?

    How do I suggest improvements to this Abe Forum Common Questions thread?

    Thanks for offering! Just send a Private Message with your suggestions and additions to the current caretaker of this thread, WellBeing.


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    How do I edit my post?

    How do I edit my post?

    The simplest way to edit your post is as you're composing your post. If you're using the Quick Reply box in which to compose your post, you'll find a selection of editing tools in the toolbar along the top of the Quick Reply box.


    You'll find a larger selection of editing tools on the Advanced Editing page. You can get to the Advanced Editing page by clicking the Go Advanced button under the Quick Reply box (to the right-hand side).

    To make sure you have the full range of editing tools available to you, check your General Settings. Under Miscellaneous Options (towards the bottom on the General Settings page), you'll see that you have 3 different options for your Message Interface Editor (our software's fancy name for your editing tools). Each of the options have an explanation to tell you which is which.

    After you’ve submitted your post, you still have some time to go back and revise your post. Please keep in mind that our Forum is pretty interactive, which means that chances are that your Forum friends are already drafting their replies to your post. So, it’s a good idea not to change materially a post you’ve already submitted. Otherwise, the conversation can get jumbled and confusing, when they’ve posted a reply to a post of yours that you then had materially changed after you had posted it.

    David, our host and Technical Wizard, has set the forum software to allow you the maximum time available after you’ve submitted your post to edit that post. You can tell if that editing time window is open because there will be a little Edit Post on the right hand side underneath that post. Click on that button and you will be shown the post and your editing tools.

    You will even have an option to delete your post, if that’s what you’d like to do.


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    How can I delete my thread?

    How can I delete my thread?

    Please understand that, if a post or a thread has attracted replies, it is the policy of the Abe Forum to leave the post or thread as it is. We have a variety of reasons for our policy.

    But, in practical terms, given the way the Internet currently operates, after a very short period of time, deleting a thread on the Abe Forum no longer serves any purpose. We are visited almost constantly by the automated programs by which the commercial search engines scoop up and store the content of our Forum. Once they do that, your content resides on their servers, over which we have no control. Deleting your thread from our server no longer prevents others from seeing your post. Once the search engines get a hold of it, the whole Internet can potentially see your posts, for as long as those companies wish to store and present your post. Since there is no meaningful "positive" to be gained from deleting posts and thread which have attracted replies and since such deletions can negatively impact the conversations which we all find so valuable here on the Forum, we have come to our current policy. That being said, as an Aber, you can focus in such a way that your post or thread no longer impacts your vibration. When you can do this, for all intents and purposes, you have "vibrationally deleted" your post or thread.

    If you have specific questions about this policy which we haven't addressed here, please feel free to send a Private Message to one of our moderators. (See a list of moderators here.)


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    A Notice to New Members about their Posts

    A Notice to New Members about their Posts

    Because we here on the Abe Forum have a focus that’s a little different than other places on the Internet, this leads us to do things here in a way that’s unfamiliar to many new friends. For this reason, we have a special set of account settings for all new Forum members. This allows the Moderation Team to work with our new friends to get up to speed with some of our idiosyncrasies here on the Abe Forum.

    The biggest place where you’ll notice these new settings may be in a possible delay between the time you’ve submitted your post and when it’s visible. We take every effort to minimize that delay and we are fortunate to have a team whose schedules usually span the entire 24-hour day.

    One benefit to this potential delay is that it has minimized the amount of commercial notices (or “spam”) our members see on the Forum. It is in a similar vein that we have initially turned off the Private Messaging (PM) function for new members. This has served to reduce incidents of member harassment, an issue we take very seriously here on the Abe Forum. The Wanted end of this “stick” (to use Abraham’s terminology) is that this move has fostered an increase in community participation.

    These initial settings are temporary and are often changed to the standard settings after a minimum number of posts. Please note that the moderators reserve the right to extend the duration of these settings, if they feel a new member could benefit from additional acclimation.


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    Some Common Sense Considerations to Keep in Mind as You Post to the Abe Forum

    Some Common Sense Considerations to Keep in Mind as You Post to the Abe Forum

    Check in with your Emotional Guidance System before clicking Send

    As Abers, we know the importance of our Emotional Guidance System and of focusing on the Wanted end of “the stick.” Is your post focused more towards your Wanted? How do you feel as you write your post? Can you find a way to feel better before you click on the Submit Post button? These are each things which Abraham teach us to do. Each post you write provides you with an opportunity to practice these important skills for yourself.

    Is your post also discussing the topic of that thread?

    Here’s another opportunity to hone and to practice your Abraham skills of focus. Please direct your focus to keep your comments on topic--both on topic with the overall intention of the Abe Forum as well as to the discussion at hand.

    In a similar vein, should a moderator post a guiding note or announcement in a thread and you would like to discuss it, please have your discussion off-thread. This will help to keep the thread’s discussion on topic.

    The Abe Forum is not a helpline.

    We are pleased to have attracted a loving and supportive community from all over the world. And because we are discussing the very nature of our lives, sometimes we can lose sight of the purpose and intention of the Forum

    However, as caring and as aligned as any of us may be, it is beyond the scope of this Forum to solve others’ problems. They have their own Inner Beings who are already calling them along their paths of least resistance to the solutions that they have already created for themselves.

    Furthermore, we are not equipped to provide those sorts of solutions. So, if you should find yourself in a dire emergency, please avail yourself of the local professional services available to you right now. To do so is perfectly in line with what Abraham teach us. Get yourself to “safety” (whatever that may be for you). Then, from your place of safety, you can work on your alignment. You’ll find your vibrational “work” to be easier for you once you are out of the woods.

    Remember that you’re posting on a public forum on the Internet.

    Our sense of community is strong here on the Abe Forum. Our community is one of those aspects which make the Forum the special place that it is. And it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that, in spite of our community, we are still a Forum open to the public on the Internet. Each day, we typically have many more guests viewing the Forum than we do registered members. We are regularly visited by automated programs which scoop up the content of each page of the Forum for things like search engine results. Please keep this in mind as you’re sharing the details of your experience. In fact, this might be an opportunity for you to practice Abraham’s Go General Process as the specifics of our unwanted momentum do not serve us.

    Play nicely with others.

    We would like this to be self-explanatory but sometimes it bears saying. We have taken many steps to create a protected environment here on the Abe Forum. Our moderators uphold those protective steps. If you find that those protections are being ignored or circumvented, please use the “flag” feature to alert the moderating team of what’s going on. After all, we are all in this together.


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    A brief history of the Abe Forum

    A brief history of the Abe Forum

    The Abe forum started in early 2007 as a response to the deletion of the forum started under the direction of Jerry and Esther on their own website. After about 3 weeks, at the request of Esther and Jerry, that forum was deleted. This opened a space up for the new Forum, this one right here!
    I had already managed a large list of over 7,000 members on Yahoogroups for 9 years, starting the "Abe List" group in 1998. I mentioned it there and here we are today. The forum would not be what it is without the contributors and the moderators. Thank you all for your part in this amazing co-creation!


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    I've forgotten my password! What should I do?

    If you've forgotten your password, don't panic. And please don't open a new account.

    Simply click on this link (http://www.abeforum.com/login.php?do=lostpw) and you'll be taken to a page where you can enter the email address that you use with the Forum as well as a Random Question, which we use as a security measure.

    When you've completed all that (Don't forget to click the Request Username/Password Now button to the lower right!), we'll send your username to you at your email address as well as reset your password for you.


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