Frequently Asked Questions / Rules of conduct

Forum Mission

The purpose of this forum is to facilitate research and discussion of the Pacific War 1941-1945 in its broadest sense. This includes, but is not limited to: strategy, battles, commanders, prisoners of war and equipment.

A word of thanks

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    The forum rules - please read carefully before you start posting

  • Do not use words nor expressions that are potentially damaging to another individual. This includes words like "Japs", "Krauts" etcetera, about which we've already had discussions in the past. Violation of this rule will result in the immediate removal of the posting itself. The use of these words and/or expressions add nothing to the discussion itself.

  • If you're angry, walk away. It doesn't help anyone to engage eachother verbally.

  • Ask specific questions. That means, questions that are too vague will often not yield the response you expect. Also, list the information that you have already gathered for the reader's convenience, so that he or she doesn't have to research things that are already known to you.

  • Please report violations of the Rules of Conduct to me via my e-mail, instead of responding to them on the board. The latter will only result in a discussion getting out of hand, as we've seen in the past.

  • The display and linking to adult content is prohibited.

  • When you post includes new information, list the reference work where the information was found. This is ofcourse not a strict rule, but it helps to sort out really new information from outdated facts. It will also make the discussions more transparant.

  • When you decide to post photos on the forum, please list the reference work or website where the photo originated. The information should include 1) in case of a book, the author and title, 2) in case of a website, at least the URL, 3) in case of a magazine, the magazine title, author, publication date and article title.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: Who are the moderators of this forum?
    Answer: Klemen Lužar (webmaster of Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942) and Jan Visser (webmaster of Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II).

    Question: Do I need an account on this forum in order to be able to post messages?
    Answer: No, you don't. You can simple go to "Post now!" on the forum and post your message.

    Question: How can I insert a photo in my message?
    Answer: In order to insert a photo in your post, you will have to use the HTML code. A working HTML-syntax looks like this: Re:

    <IMG SRC=""> Change the part between the quotation-marks to the adress of your photo and insert this code in the message field.

    Question: How can I insert a hyperlink to another website in my message?
    Answer: The only thing you need to do is insert the website's adress (als known as URL). The forum software will automatically convert the address to a hyperlink which will open in a new windows.

    Question: Can I still access the messages of the previous forum?
    Answer: The moderators are working at making the 10.000+ messages of the previous forum available in a single file. This is work in progress, so please bear with us. Comments and/or questions can be sent to My email