Frequently Asked Questions
Why Can't I Login?
Three common reasons why members have trouble logging in:
- Not registered with the site – See ‘Member Registration’ tab below
- Forgotten Password – See ‘Forgotten Password’ tab below
- Forgotten Username – if you think you may have forgotten your username, please email the MMOPA Website Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, simply click on the ‘Register’ menu item tab. Enter the required fields including the username and password that you want to use.
The email address entered here will be used by MMOPA as your primary email address for all MMOPA business and notifications.
The physical address is where the bi-monthly MMOPA Magazine will be sent to. We do not share your address with any 3rd parties, and you will not receive anything other than the magazine from MMOPA.
Note: We use a secure payment portal through authorize.net for all online payments.
All membership renewals should now be made online. You will be automatically prompted when it is time to renew your membership. Simply select the ‘Renew’ menu item option and enter your username and email address. The entire process should take no more than a few minutes.
Note: We use a secure payment portal through authorize.net for all payments.
Click the “Forgot Your Password?” link just below the username and password fields on the login screen. You will be prompted to enter your email address. For our database to find your account information, you must make sure the email address you enter is that which we have in our records. An email will then be sent to your address with the necessary password information.
If, for some reason, the system will not recognize your email address, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Member information is only viewable by authorized users logged into the website. Member information can be found under the menu item ‘MMOPA’ > ‘Our Members’. Individual members can maintain their own information using the menu item ‘Account’ > ‘Profile’. Members can maintain their preferences for receiving automated email updates (subscriptions) from the website using the ‘Account’ > ‘Subscriptions’.
There is additional optional member information that can be configured in the Forums area of the site, including forum display format preferences, signature and avatar. The Forum subscription configuration can be accessed from here as well. Please see the “Forum Setup” FAQ below for more details.
Forum Setup - Signatures, Preferences, Avatars
The forum profile tool is found on the top left of the Forum page. Select ‘User Control Panel’. This is the area where you can make changes to your Forum display preferences including such things as post/thread display order, whether attachment images get displayed in the post itself, etc. Go ahead and experiment with these settings to your liking.
The UCP allows you setup your optional forum signature and a personal Avatar (picture/logo). We strongly encourage you to setup a signature. A signature is the personal information that, if desired, is automatically attached to the bottom of each of your posts.
Your signature can include you aircraft type, N#, equipment notes, and personal contact information that you want easily accessible to other Forum users. This information is managed separately from the primary Member information listing.
Optionally you can setup an Avatar. If you wish to use an avatar, please use a photo thumbnail image of yourself, your airplane or a tasteful logo relative to your home field, etc.
PLEASE refrain from cartoons or “cute” avatars. The maximum allowed size for the image is 65×65. There are many websites which will make an avatar from an uploaded picture: To create an avatar: go to http://avatars.qkype.com/ >> upload your picture >> click the dimension size 64×64 on the right hand side of the screen >> crop your image >> click ‘Save Selection’ >> upload to your forum user profile.
How Do I Find a Member?
The Member listing is found on the top drop down menu ‘MMOPA’ > ‘Our Members’. The Member Listing displays Name, Email, City-St, Aircraft Type, N# and Home Airport.
The list is sortable by each column in ascending or descending order by clicking on that column title.
Under the menu item tab ‘Account’ > ‘Subscriptions’ you are able to subscribe to email updates from the forums and the MMOPA marketplace (classifieds). You are also able to select which forum sections you’d like to receive notifications for.
You have the option to receive notification of new items here each time something is added (“Forum Subscription”) or, alternatively, once daily as a consolidated “Daily Digest”.
Trouble Viewing Resource items
If you click a Resource item and nothing happens, chances are it’s because your internet browser’s pop-up protection is blocking these items. To allow pop-ups from the MMOPA site, follow these browser-specific steps:
Click the Tools button, click Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings. In the Address of website to allow box, type the address (or URL) of the website you want to see pop-ups from, and then click Add.
Click the Tools button, click Options, and then the Content bar. You will see the checked box “Block pop-up windows”. Click the “Exceptions” button and enter mmopa.com as the URL.
- If pop-ups have been blocked, you’ll see the blocked pop-up alert icon in the address bar. Click the icon to see a list of the blocked pop-ups.
- Click the link for the pop-up window that you’d like to see.
- To always see pop-ups for the site, select “Always show pop-ups from [site].” The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog.
- Go to the Safari menu and choose the option ‘Block Pop-Up windows’ from the pull down menu. A check mark should appear the next time you open up the Safari menu.
- Click on the button again in order to disable the Block Pop-Up Windows function. The check mark will then disappear.
- Enable or disable the Block Pop-Up windows function as you see fit.