Forum Rules and Explanation

We have 2 Forums General Discussion and Buy Sell and Swap. You must register as a Site Member to post in Buy Sell or Swap and you must also be and ACDS member to read or post in the General Forum.

Please note this is an all new Website and all new Forum, everyone will need to register.

Joining is now a 2 step procedure, first you must register, you will be accepted as a Limited Site Member and you will be asked to fill out your Profile, your Profile then has to be manually checked before you are approved as a full Site Member which will give ACDS members access to the General Discussion Forum. You will need your correct ACDS mebership number.
Please be patient this may take up to 24 hours.

Please read the Forum Rules and Terms of Use


To add a picture to a Forum Post.

To add photos you will need to use an online photo uploader,

I use 'TinyPic' and copy and paste the 'Direct link for Layout'.

Please keep your photos small. Relevant Photos only.

Step 1 Make sure you know where you have stored your photo on your own computer.

Step 2 Keep the ACDS website open and open a new browser window, type tinypic into the address bar go to

Step 3 Follow the instructions and upload your photo to the internet

Step 4 You will be given 4 options choose the last option, 'direct link for layout'. It will look something like this:// Highlight this and click copy or ctrl+C.

Step 5 Go back to the ACDS website, to the spot where you are composing your message.

Step 6 When composing a message or your profile, click on the picture frame at the top it is next to the smily face:). A box will come up that says ' enter the URL of the image'  paste your copied link using ctrl+v

To add a profile pic.

Step 1 Find a suitable jpg photo that is less than 50 kb and remember where it is on your computer

Step 2 Go to edit profile click on upload photo, browse to find it on your computer and upload.

Give it a go, tell me if it works.

download a .pdf version