Good question about the settings, Sirindu
- that's a really odd thing on TORC, people have problems with it all the time.
The first thing is, you have to be logged in on the front page, too, because the messageboard and the Tolkien-online front page are separate (though apparently they somehow work together, too - not quite sure myself how that works).
Still, I sometimes get that message myself, even when I am logged in everywhere. Usually, what happens then, is that I get the message, type in my password again or just hit "ok" (I can't exactly remember which one at the moment), then it takes me back to the messageboard, and when I open "my settings" again, it works.
Do you keep getting the message, even though you try to confirm?
I've also heard that some people have to clear their cache before they could alter their settings.
And some others say that it's a browser-specific problem.
So, I think the best idea would be to try the front-page log-in first (you get there by clicking on the Tolkien-Online logo at the top on the left).
If that doesn't work, and clearing your cache doesn't help either, you could post your problem here: http://forums.tolkienonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=85158
As you can see from that thread, sometimes there are odd things happening to the features of the website.
Hope that helped
I didn't realize TORC was more complicated than other sites - hehe, maybe it's to keep the spammers out!
Where in Germany are your roots? (Sorry if I'm being nosy!
- thanks for the compliments in return!
Mmmmmh, mince pies! Glad to hear you had a happy time with your sisters making them - I'm sure it makes them taste even better!