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Here is a FAQ list regarding website features and usage. If you cannot find help here then simply use the website feedback form to send in your query.

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How can I save an article for future reference or share it with other people?
At the foot of each page on this site you will see the following:

Bookmark & share

This is the “Share / Save” feature. It enables you to:

  • share or save the article on a social media website
  • e-mail the article to a friend
  • bookmark the article

Share / Save the Article

To share or save the article via social media websites (such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc.):

  • Hover your mouse over the Share / Save feature (don’t click it!)
  • A Share / Save menu will appear
  • Click on the Share / Save tab (at the top of the menu)
  • Click on your favourite site in the list, or type its name in the “Q” field, then click on it
  • Your site will be launched – use it to share or save the article as required

E-mail an Article
  • Hover your mouse over the Share / Save feature (don’t click it!)
  • A Share / Save menu will appear
  • Click on the E-mail tab (at the top of the menu)
  • If you use one of the featured web-based e-mail providers, simply click on one to use it,
    OR
  • If you want to send it using the e-mail system on your computer, simply click on the button at the bottom righthand side of the menu (showing 4 icons),
    OR
  • You can e-mail it via the free “AddToAny” website. Simply click on the “Any e-mail” button at the bottom lefthand side of the menu (showing envelope icon)

Bookmark an Article
  • Hover your mouse over the Share / Save feature (don’t click it!)
  • A Share / Save menu will appear
  • Click on the “Bookmark” / “Add to your favourites” tab (at the top of the menu) and follow the instructions shown
What are Tags?
Tags are keywords that occur in each article on this site.

Prior to publication, each article on the site is scanned by the webmaster and the keywords that occur are marked as tags.

This process is known as “tagging” and it enables articles to be linked by the keywords they use. Thus, if two articles both have the tag of “vitamins” then they are linked. Finding linked articles is very easy. Tags are listed throughout the site and all you need to do to find the linked articles is to click on the tag.

Tags are to be found at the end of each article. In addition, the most used tags are also shown in a large box entitled “Tags” on the righthand side of most pages. You will notice that some tags are shown in a larger font size than others – this represents the frequency of tags throughout the site. The bigger the font, the more times a given tag has been used on the site. Simply click on a tag in this box to list all the articles using that tag.

What are Comments?
Comments are the responses submitted by our readers to articles published on the site.

The articles appearing on Budgerigar.co.uk are the lifeblood of the site. However, unlike a paper publication, each article can “grow” via additional comments sent in by readers.

 
Each article has a “Leave a Reply” form at the foot of the article, which enables any reader to post their thoughts and comments on the article – or indeed upon any comments posted by another reader. Hence the article “grows” via the addition of readers’ comments!

If you have ANY comment to make about the article (be it praise or agreement, criticism or objection), please use the form to add your comments. Your experiences or comments may help another fancier – and vice versa!

Please bear in mind that all submitted comments are moderated by Budgerigar.co.uk in order to maintain the top quality content of the website.

Once moderated, all comments are then published beneath the associated article – giving readers fresh content on an almost constant basis!

Can I read Budgerigar.co.uk in my own Language?
Yes – by using Google’s FREE Google Toolbar.

If you would prefer to view our site in Spanish, French, Portuguese or many other languages, then you can do so very easily by installing and using Google Toolbar.

Google Toolbar is FREE software from Google that appears as an extra toolbar menu in your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome etc.). The toolbar provides many useful features, one of which is the Translate button.

When you use the Translate button, websites that are not in your language will be automatically recognised by the toolbar. When this happens, a Google translate meesage will appear at the top of the website. It will have a Translate button – click this and the website will then appear in your own language – magic!

N.B. If the Translate button does not appear on your Google Toolbar, click on the spanner icon (options) on the toolbar. An ‘options’ menu appears – select the Tools tab. Tick the selection box by Translate and click Save. The Translate button should now appear on your Google Toolbar.

The Google Toolbar can be downloaded here: Google Toolbar

The Translation bar function is described here: Translation bar

How can I find more information on Budgerigar.co.uk?
It’s easy – simply use the Tags, Archives and Search facilities.

Use of our Tags, Archives and Search facilities are described here: Mining The Website

How can I receive e-mail notification of new content on Budgerigar.co.uk?
It’s easy – simply sign up via the “Subscribe via E-mail” form on the home page.

Simple enter your first and last names and your e-mail address and click on the “Subscribe” button. We will then send you an e-mail to request permission to e-mail you regular notifications of new content on Budgerigar.co.uk. Once you have given your permission (by clicking on the link sent in our e-mail), your details will be added to our mailing list. You will then be e-mailed automatically when we publish new content on the site.

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