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Web-Based Forum is open!

1 January has arrived and the web-based forum is now open for all AUSOM members to try!


The web-based forum
  • The forum is open to all AUSOM members at no cost.
  • For AUSOM the forum has only required a tiny initial cost outlay. There are no ongoing costs.
  • The forum is integrated into WordPress and does not require stand-alone software. It works well in the browser on your desktop, and it adapts well to iPhone/mobile devices by automatically changing its theme.
  • The forum is private to AUSOM members
  • There is a Public forum which is open for guests to post. Maybe guests will ask questions of AUSOM members or post other interesting information.
  • There are some great features including subscribing to posts and forums, voting. private messaging and other features you have come to expect from a forum

New Usernames & Passwords

Most of you will have received an email with your username and password. If you did not, please email webteam@ausom.net.au and we will look into why. There are still a handful of members who have not provided us with your email address (or do not have an email address). Unfortunately, it is necessary for you to provide us with your email address in order to access the website and the forum.

Your registered email address is the address this message was sent to.

The “public” user is no longer available as we have moved to individual user accounts.

What if I forget my password?
  • Should you forget your password, you are able to create a new one at any time by using the “Lost your password?” link on the website. You can find it on the login screen.
  • You can enter your username or email address to create a new password.
  • This self service ability is very convenient.
  • The web team do not know your password as it is stored in an encrypted format, however you can reset it at any time.

Get involved and give the forums a try!

Upcoming Events

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Thu 20 February 2020
AUSOM Mornington Group

Session 1 Back to Basics
Refreshment break
Session 2 Hands-on, small groups to answer your questions

Wed 11 March 2020
AUSOM Retirees and Others at Balwyn

Session 1 (10 – 10.50am approx):Chris McQuillen “Composing for Duffers”
Morning tea break 10:50 – 11:10
Session 2 (11:10 – 12 noon):Chris McQuillen “Being Creative with Procreate”

Sat 14 March 2020
AUSOM Main Meeting

Main Meeting 11 am: Ian Reilly, Solar Specialist from Spectrum29

Tue 17 March 2020
AUSOM Committee Meeting

Please advise items for consideration by the Sunday prior to the meeting date.

Thu 19 March 2020
AUSOM Mornington Group

Session 1 Online Safety 
Refreshment break
Session 2 Hands-on for iPads and Apple Macs.
Small Groups: Hands-0n for iPad and macs

Three Meeting Locations

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Main Meetings @Blackburn
Retirees & Others @Balwyn
Mornington SIG

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