FAQ latest version is on the board.net product page https://www.fairkom.eu/boardnet (it is the same version in EN & DE).
Can I protect a board with a password?
Currently no, and honestly: you won't need it. Simply choose a (long) name of your board which can not be easily guessed. Pass it on to your colleagues. No search engine is able to find out the board names.
When did board.net start?
Our etherpad-lite service up and running since 2011 without major interruptions. On 17 Sept 2017 we did a major upgrade to continue smooth operations. On 28 February 2018 we made the start page look nicer.
I get an error message
Do you make backups?
Yes. In case we have a severe technical problem, we can recover the last state. However, we do not have access to individual boards. With the timeslider, each user can go back into the history of each board.
How can I make the font size bigger on my screen?
How can I link to another board?
Use the board name like
[[Vgarten]] to link internally. For external links simply write http://orf.at
Can I embed tables?
Yes, we finally got tables working properly in board.net. Alternatively you can use ethercalc, which you find on ethercalc.org or in fairapps+. Or in faircloud.eu you have OnlyOffice supporting also complex functions (compatible to Excel ) which also allows simultaneous editing.
Can I embed images or files?
You can upload files with the image icon in the toolbar and images are then shown immediately. Or simply paste the image's URL. Copy/pasting an image from the clipboard had to be deprecated as that blowed up etherpad's database. It took us a lot of effort to shrink it again.
Editing does not work
Use a Firefox or Chromium browser, they are best compatible, IE may not work at all, not all Safari browsers may work. If the board "hangs" and you have no clue, press Ctrl-R or F5 to completely reload the page or simply wait until the next day. The board server is restarted every night at 6 a.m. CET to collect all "dead" boards.
Can I export boards?
Yes, in several formats. We've now improved the export with tidy, removing html tags. However, some bigger boards are not properly converted and the board may hang.
I need an MS office compatible editor
I found a bug
Please report on the left or check if somebody already has reported the same issue and comment. Be precise when describing the misbehaviour, please.
I have a wish
You may also put it into the issue tracker
Can I clear the pad?
You may simply delete all text. If you need to delete also the timeline, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and why the pad should be deleted. Please consider a donation for such kind of manual effort.
Who is operating board.net?
Provided and green hosted by fairkom Cloud Services in Austria, Europe.