• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Problems with free 3 month subscription

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Problems with free 3 month subscription

    After working for a couple of days my free 3month online subscription (from filling out survey) has stopped working. Mod/Anyone know how I can fix it ?

  • #2
    Mine never did work

    I completed the survery last night and got a message that my subscription was effective immediately. However, when I went to the site and put in my username and password at the top of the page and hit "log on", I got a message that I had to subscribe.

    Hopefully, the promise of a 3-month subscription was not just to get us to fill out the survey!!

    How do we fix this?




    • #3
      I'm having the same problem.
      Snobbington Hunt clique - Whoopee Wagon Fieldmaster
      Bostonians, join us at- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Boston_Equestrian
      NYC Equestrians- http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/urbanequestrian/


      • #4
        Ditto. Only I filled the survey out several days ago. At least I know it's not just me


        • #5
          I have the same problem. Please repair it and notify us when it is operable! Does this down time count in our three months or will you start the subscription when the matter is repaired?
          Sakura Hill Farm
          Now on Facebook

          Young and developing horses for A-circuit jumper and hunter rings.


          • #6

            I was afraid mine wouldn't work because I'm computer challenged and just didn't know how to access it.

            Glad I'm in good company.



            • #7
              Same here!

              This is NOT breeding goodwill, guys!
              When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


              • #8
                I thought I'd offended the COTH gods....


                • #9
                  Add me to the growing list...mine stopped working also. I was really enjoying it for a short while, can we get some help on this please?
                  "Your best can be worn at any length"- Jason Mraz


                  • #10
                    Me, too. It worked right after I completed the survey, but the last 2 times I tried to log-in, it said I needed to subscribe.
                    ** I LOVE PUIKA & SHELLA FAN CLUB*** member
                    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm
                    Good job R&G!
                    You may now add Horsesaver Extraordinaire to your resume


                    • #11
                      Same here. No access.


                      • #12
                        me too!


                        • #13
                          Mine never worked! Even when it said my subscription was in effect immediately! I was giving serious thought to buying the on-line subscription, but now I'm going to wait and see.

                          Thought about the hard copy but my husband recently asked my good friend's (and neighbor) husband if his wife had a subscription to "18 horse magazine like my wife does!" I don't subscribe to that many actual magazines (Practical Horseman, Equus, Dressage Today, Eventing mag, USDF connection and the Pony Club magazine) but I'm pretty sure that he thinks that the mulitude of catalogs that arrive on a daily basis are also "horse magazines". I love my non-horsey husband!! Ignorance is bliss!! But I did think that adding a weekly hard copy magazine to the mail box might not be the best idea.

                          Hope we get this straightened out!



                          • #14
                            Ditto! Mine worked for about a week, then it stopped. I was really using this free trial period to decide if I wanted to spring for a real subscription.

                            Please fix this .............
                            Just because I talk slow doesn't mean that I actually AM slow.


                            • #15
                              It sounds like many people are unable to log on (both paid and the 3 month free)

                              Did anyone use the contact page to try to reach someone at the magazine? That part of the site is different from the BB so the mods here won't be able to do much except point you in that direction anyway.


                              • #16
                                I did try the contact page at the magazine for my non-working subscription and no one has responded...
                                View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com


                                • #17
                                  It's never worked for me - I gave up.
                                  Thoroughbred Training and Sales


                                  • #18
                                    oooo this is not a good public relations idea at all. I hope they fix it; I know that I have given up and don't plan to subscribe.
                                    Just because I talk slow doesn't mean that I actually AM slow.


                                    • #19
                                      Same here. Something should be done.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by LKF View Post
                                        It's never worked for me - I gave up.
                                        "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse