Everyone needs a privacy policy these days. In brief, this website assumes that anything you do not post in a public area of the forum is private and should stay that way. Your information is not stolen, or sold on, and no other mad stuff is done with it.

But you do leave a trace behind you as you use the internet. This page describes what that trace is on this site, who knows about it, how to avoid leaving that trace, and even how to request to have it removed.

Log files

Like most website servers we use log files. These files record IP address, high level operating system and browser details, and if you followed a link to this website where that link was. The data is used to record website traffic and occasionally to help diagnose problems reported by visitors.

There is no mechanism to remove the trace of your visits from the log files, partly because it's impossible to tell which logs are from you and which are from someone else with the same internet service provider.


We don't do cookies on here. Our advertisers might try to send you cookies, but it's no bother to us if you turn your cookie blocking up to max.

Google advertising

We sell a little space on some pages to Google who fill it with their adverts. The adverts come from their server so when you view a page on this website containing their adverts you are effectively looking at one page on this website and one page on their website at the same time.

Their contribution is covered by their privacy policy. They can collect much the same information as this site can collect (see the log files and cookies sections above).

It is possible to refuse cookies from Google. Possibly this would reduce the functionality of their adverts. They may still be able to collect log file information.

Links to other sites

This website might have links to other websites. We can't vouch for these third party websites. They might have been good when we linked but they can change hands at any time without telling us.

You can avoid these other websites by sticking around here. It's a much cooler place than those other sites anyway.