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Frequently Asked Questions

General Website FAQ's

Membership/Registration changes - Details

Membership/Registration FAQ's

Registration form FAQ's

Matrimonial changes - Details

Matrimonial FAQ's

Discussion Forums FAQ's

Privacy and Security FAQ's

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GENERAL WEBSITE FAQ's:

[Q] I am trying to find something on this website. How is this website laid out?
[A] Please see our Sitemap to help in navigating this website.

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[Q] I am trying to browse through your website but why I am being asked to log in?
[A] Most of the website is open to the public but there are certain areas that are for registered Members only. You can browse the Discussion Forums, Articles, Jobs and Classifieds, view the Picture Gallery and listen to Badaga Songs without becoming a Member. You need to be a registered Member to view Members' details, to post Articles, Job listings, Buy/Sell ad's, Pictures, and to participate in the Discussion Forums. Matrimonials are available only to those registered Members who have also posted their Matrimonial Profiles. If you are trying to view sections of the website that are for Members only you will be asked to Log In.

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[Q] I am logged in as a member but why am I not able to post in the Dicussion Forum?
[A] Even if you are logged in as a member in the website you need to log in separately into the Discussion Forum to be able to submit postings. Only registered Members can login to the Discussion Forum. You can also log in directly at the Discussion Forum even while not logged into the main website. Please click here for more Discussion Forum FAQ's.

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[Q] How do I contact you? What are your email address(es) that I can write to?
[A] You can contact us by using our Feedback form. You can email us at or .

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[Q] How do I submit content to be included in the website?
[A] If you are a member you can submit Articles/News, Job listings, Classifieds, Pictures through the website. Each of these sections in the website provides a facility for members to submit their contributions for review and posting. If you are not a member please email your contributions to us at .

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[Q] Do you accept financial contributions towards development and maintenance of this website?
[A] We do not accept any financial contributions at present. However if we do so in the future we will develop a formal process to regulate the collection and list the donors with their amounts on the website.

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MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS (OLD) website:

Registration and Membership have been completely revamped. Previously registered members data from the older website has been restored with the following minor modifications:

a) Usernames have been standardized. All usernames are made lowercase, without any special characters except for 'underscores' [ _ ]. For example, if your OLD username was "My Login Name" , then your NEW username will be "my_login_name". All special characters except 'underscores' have been removed. Any spaces have been replaced by 'underscores'. We have sent all previously registered members the new username and activation code by email. Please read the activation email carefully and follow the instructions. You will have to provide a few more REQUIRED details about yourself to reactivate your membership. You have the option of making certain private details about yourself NOT available to other members.

b) Passwords are now case-sensitive and more secure. Your old passwords were not changed at all. You can use your older password to login after you reactivate your membership. We strongly recommend you to change your passwords regularly. If you have forgotten your password please use the "forgot password" link at http://www.badaga.org/forgotpassword.php. If you still have trouble with your password, please contact the website Administrator to reset your password. Please note that even the website Administrator does not have access to your password as it is stored in an encrypted form in the member database. We should underline the fact that, the safety of your password is yours. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE YOUR PASSWORD WITH ANY OTHERS.

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MEMBERSHIP FAQ's:

[Q] I used to be a member in the older system. Should I register again?
[A] No need to register again. You can login with your old username and password. But you need to re-activate your account before you can use your old username and password. We have sent the activation emails to all our previously registered members' email addresses, to re-activate their accounts. It will be possible to login only if you have clicked on the link which we provided in the re-activation email. If your old username contained any spaces, Capital letters or special characters, then it has been modified and provided in the re-activation email.

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[Q] Why have I not received any emails from you regarding the Membership Activation?
[A] We have sent emails a few times to all the registered email addresses of older members. If you have not received the reactivation email please check your spam filter settings, our emails could have been blocked. If you have deleted your old emails or if your email provider has blocked access to your account's older emails please request the Webmaster to send the activation email again. If you currently do not have possession of your old email account please provide us the newer and valid email address with your older username and email address via the feedback form or separate email to webmaster(at)badaga.org.

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[Q] I registered but I am not able to Login...
[A] First, please check whether your account is active or not. You can check that by clicking here and entering your username. Second, please check your username and password. Password is case sensitive. (i.e "MyPassWord" IS NOT SAME AS "mypassword" OR "MYPASSWORD" ) Only active accounts are allowed to login. If you have logged in the past, and not being allowed to login now, that may mean that your account is deactive. You have to reactivate your account. Check your email for reactivation emails from us. You have to click on the link in the email. Please see the above two questions. In all other cases please contact admin with detailed problem description.

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[Q] I have registered new a short while ago and even clicked on the link you have provided. Even then, I am not allowed to login. WHY?
[A] Badaga.org uses "Triple Level" screening. Your account will be activated only by the Website Administrator, when he or she is satisfied with your membership application. The IBA Administrator reserves the right to grant / revoke access to your account. You will receive an email when the Administrator activates your account. Please be patient.

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[Q] I registered few days back. Still I did not receive any activation emails?
[A] "Badaga.org" is a website maintained by volunteers and we get around 50 applications per week. We don't have the luxury of having someone work full time on this. It may take upto 2 weeks to be accepted into our Portal. Please remember that this portal in ONLY FOR BADAGA persons. If you are not of Badaga origin or provided incomplete, unverifiable or incorrect information, your application might have been rejected without further notice to you. Frequent causes for delay are unexpanded names or just first names without father's/family names, abbreviated addresses, invalid phone numbers or email addresses etc. In certain cases we might ask you for further information. Please use the "check membership status" link on the website, or use the feedback form to request a status check. Please note that we check the originating IP addresses of registration requests to verify authenticity of such requests with the information provided.

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MATRIMONIAL CHANGES:

Matrimonial section has been revamped with enhanced security.

a) Please note that Matrimonial Section is a Private area and it is only for persons who have posted their Matrimonial Profiles in that section and have been approved for separate Matrimonial access.

b) You cannot enter the Matrimonial section, even if you are a registered member unless you have posted your profile. Only registered IBA members can post their matrimonial profiles. Those members who have posted their profile and are accepted will automatically get access to the Matrimonials section.

c) We screen each and every matrimonial profile and the IBA Website Administrator reserves the right to grant or revoke access to this section.

d) You can edit your active Matrimonial profile at http://www.badaga.org/matrimonial/myprofiles.php.

e) You can send other Brides or Bridegrooms email by clicking on the "Contact" link in their profiles. To send a reply to an email sent to you from another prospective Bride or Groom please click on the link provided in the email that will take you to a page on the badaga.org website where you can type in your reply. Please DO NOT just click on reply in your email client or browser because your reply will go to the IBA Website Administrator.

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MATRIMONIAL FAQ's:

[Q] I am a registered IBA member. When I try to view matrimonial section I get "Access Denied" message. I need access to view matrimonial section.
[A] Since Badaga Matrimonials are private, we do not give access to all our members. Only the prospective brides and grooms who have posted their profiles will be able to see that section.

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[Q] I have posted my profile in the older website. I had a separate username and password to access the Matrimonials in the old website. Now I am unable to enter the Matrimonial section in the new website using my old username and password.
[A] If you are not currently a registered member in the new website you will have to either reactivate your old membership if you were previously registered, or register for a new membership. If you are already a registered IBA member you do not need a separate username and password to view the Matrimonials in the new website. Those members who have active profiles will automatically be able to access to the Matrimonials section.

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[Q] I had posted my Matrimonial profile earlier in the old website. I am able to enter the Matrimonial section and view the postings. But I am not able to EDIT my own profile now.
[A] In the New portal, we have transferred your old profile using "Admin" privileges, since we could not correctly match the older matrimonial profiles with the corresponding username. That was a limitation in the older sytem. Please send your current username and matrimonial profile name. The website Administrator will match your Member Username to your Matrimonial Profile. After that you can edit your profile.

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[Q] I currently have a valid profile in the Matrimonials. Presently, I am not searching for a partner. But I will be starting my search after 6 months only. Please disable my profile for now.
[A] Matrimonials are only for prospective Brides and Grooms who are serious and actively seeking for a partner. If you are looking to having your profile posted for a short term to gain access to other profiles and then would like to have your profile removed soon after your posting, please be aware that we take extreme caution regarding these kind of requests. Please tell us in detail the reason(s) you want to temporarily disable your profile. If the website Administrator is convinced that the reason(s) is not frivolous, your Matrimonial profile can be disabled or deleted. The Badaga Matrimonials are ONLY for persons who are *seriously searching for a partner*. If your intentions do not seem serious, your Matrimonial profile will be deleted.

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[Q] I have a complaint against one of the profiles on your website.
[A] Please contact website Administrator about the nature and details of the complaint.

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[Q] I sent a private message using the contact link in the matrimonial section to a person who had posted their matrimonial profile. But I have not received a reply from them yet. How do I know if my message was delivered?
[A] The recipient could have replied incorrectly. Please see question below.

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[Q] I received a private message from another matrimonial user. I replied to it but I have not heard from the recipient yet. How do I know if my message was delivered?
[A] You may have hit the reply button directly to reply to the message you received. That will send your reply to the IBA Website Administrator NOT to the person who sent you the message. You need to click on the link in the message you received which will take you to the IBA website. After you login you will be taken to a web page where you can type your reply. The above private messaging Q&A's apply to the members section too.

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PRIVACY AND SECURITY FAQ's:

[Q] Why can't I see other members' email addresses? How do I contact them via email?
[A] For privacy and security reasons we don't list members' email addresses. Use the 'Contact' link in the member's profile to send them a email message via the IBA website. See above two Q&A's for more related information.

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[Q] Why you are insisting that we should not share email addresses via the contact form?

[A] It is only for your privacy and security reasons. If you share email addresses, you hold badaga.org NOT responsible for any claims and damages. Share it at your own risk.

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REGISTRATION FORM - FAQ's

Here is a brief explanation of some of the questions you may have about the Member Registration Form and the process. Click here to go back to the Member Registration Form.




Company/Occupation fields in the form - What if I am a Student or Housewife? Do I need to answer this?

If your occupation is Student enter your school/college name for company. If you are a Housewife/Home Maker enter 'home' for company. If you do not wish to answer this question please indicate so in the form.

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What if I do not have a home or work phone number?

If you have only one phone number where you can be reached, either at home or work, please enter the same number for both and tell us which one it is. If you do not have a home or work phone number please provide a phone number where it would be possible to leave messages for you.

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What if I do not wish to provide any one or more of the 'required' information?

The basic requirements are marked with an *. If you do not wish to provide any of the required information in the form please indicate so in the appropriate areas. Please note that you cannot submit your registration successfully until you enter valid information in the 'required' fields. Also please note that submitting less information may result in delay or inability to accept your registration request.


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What are the requirements for becoming a member?

Membership is open to all persons of Badaga origin. Registration requests may be verified for validity. It may be necessary to provide additional details or an existing member's reference if there is not sufficient verifiable information provided at the time of registration.

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When will I get confirmation of my membership and the password?


You should receive an email response confirming successful submission of your registration request and containing an activation link within a few hours of submitting the request. You need to click on the activation link in that email to confirm that your email address is valid. Activating your membership application by clicking on this link sends it for our review. After review of your membership request, if you are approved you will receive a confirmation e-mail of your acceptance. Or, if necessary, we may request you for additional information or reference within a few days. Please be patient as it may take several days to receive a response. Once you are accepted you can login using the Username and Password you chose while registering, to access the members only areas (excluding Matrimonials which is for prospective Brides and Grooms who are actively seeking a partner and have posted their matrimonial profiles).

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If you have any difficulty in registering or any other questions about the member registration process please use our feedback form.

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