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This Place looks great! How do I join in?

Joining the ECF community couldn't be easier, and will take you less than a minute. Here's what you need to do...

In the top right of the forum click "log in or sign up" and the registration window will appear. There are 4 ways you can join - email, or through your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts.

To register via your email, simply enter your email address in the box, and then choose "No, create an account now" and click "sign up".

Once you've signed up, as with most other websites, we need you to verify your email address before you can start posting. Once done, you are free to post - we do insist that you make your first few posts in the New Members area, as this is the best way to prevent spam: it's nothing personal, and makes the forum better for everyone.

ECF Community Rules

Our community is inclusive, helpful, intelligent and respectful. The standards of behavior we insist on have developed over many years, and are very straightforward. Enforcing them is what makes ECF completely inclusive for everyone, and one of the "best run forums on the web (tm)"

These are the Golden rules.

1. Please behave decently and respectfully to all members.
2. Do not attack, flame or harass our moderators or admins
3. Respect our freedom of expression. This is a privately owned website, and we are exerting our freedom of expression when we insist on high standards of behavior.
4. Some topics are off limit on ECF. We support your fundamental rights to have these conversations, but not in our house. These include: Sexually explicit topics, hate speech of any kind, discussions of illicit drug use.
5. Be humorous, helpful, respectful and enjoy yourself.
6. If you have a commercial interest of any description (what we call a "supplier"), there's a different set of rules you must to adhere to. Please see the "suppliers" FAQ section for more details.

We are open and transparent about how we enforce our rules. You may, if you wish, read our moderation decision tree here. If you feel you have been unfairly moderated, you may contact our administrators via the support system.

How do I change my username?


eBay verification

Members may be Verified using their eBay feedback.
  1. Must have a minimum of 20 posts on ECF.
  2. eBay feedback rating should be 98% or above.
  3. No negative feedback within the previous 6 months.
  4. Must have been a eBay member for more than 1 year.
  5. eBay must have more than 20 feedbacks.
What we will be looking for: (underlined and circled)


Please follow this process exactly
  1. Click "eBay Feedback Request Form".
  2. Fill out the form and submit it.
  3. J0ker will verify your eBay feedback meets the above requirements.
  4. He will PM you instructions including a phrase (e.g. "So, how are you doing?") and a link to my eBay contact page.
  5. Member will click my eBay contact link provided in the PM, then via eBay send the phrase to my eBay account.
  6. Once I receive the phrase in my eBay inbox, the member will be considered "Verified"
This process might seem a little strange but will prevent J0ker's eBay account from being closed for spamming. Members seeking verification will only be sending one message, so their account will be in no danger.

How do I get one of those "sponsored forums"?

We have a limited number of sponsored forums which we offer primarily on a first-come first-served basis, as and when spaces arrive. If you wish to participate, you must first become a registered supplier and then apply by contacting our Supplier manager directly.

Please bear in mind, these places are entirely at our discretion, and no guarantees are provided as to whether we can offer them. Occasionally, we will invite suppliers we believe add exceptional value to the community to take up a place.