Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to register as a member for some areas of this site?
Many areas of Tradbow.com are free and available to all viewers. These include the Shopping Areas, Calendar of Events, Feature Articles, Outdoor News and viewing Classified Ads. The areas that require a membership are protected so that we don't get spammers or anti-hunters posting hate speech or criticizing photos of animals. It just adds a level of accountability for people that are using the Photo Galleries and Campfire Forums.
Why does this site log me off after a period of inactivity?
We are set up as a membership site, and as such, the software can tell if a member is logged on in more than one location and locks your access for 24 hours. The automatic log off is to avoid lock outs for members who simply forgot to sign off at home and then log in at work, at a different computer or on a cell phone. We are also understanding of technology glitches using multiple devices so if you get locked out and have a valid reason, Contact Us and I'll unlock your account.
Note: Be sure to allow pop-ups from Tradbow.com through your browser. We will never send pop-up ads, but this will allow the system to warn you before logging you off for inactivity.
Why don't I get the digital magazine free with my paid subscription?
We just aren't that sophisticated. Timing of expirations and renewals would require a lot of manual adjustments. Plus, Premium Membership has a lot more benefits than just current issues. It includes 24 Sold Out issues that aren't available in print and a 10% discount in the shopping areas.
How do I just buy or renew my print subscription or buy merchandise and back issues?
Under the Products heading on the left side you will see US, Canada and Foreign categories. Click the one that applies to where the product(s) will be shipped and you will see the available items. This includes subscriptions, renewals, books, hats, shirts, and back issues that are available in print. There are two pages so be sure the click the "see more products > > > link.
Can I sell new products I make in the Classified Ads?
Members are welcome to sell used items at no charge. If you are a paid advertiser on the site you may sell new items in the Classifieds, however, we may limit the number of ads you have running to one at a time. The best deal is the Link Listing for $100 per year. We make a link to your site on the Advertiser Link List which is shown in the Right Column below the Bowyer's Search ads. We also welcome paid advertising through banners. For more information click here.
What is the Tip of the Week?
This is an email newsletter that has short tips that you might find useful. Some are directly related to traditional archery and some are just general use tips that everyone can use. To see past tips click view tip archives. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, and we welcome tips from readers if you have a short write up and a photo. Use the Contact Us link to submit a tip.
What is TradSpace™?
TradSpace™ is a social networking area similar to MySpace™ or Facebook™. You can upload a profile photo, tell people about yourself, find friends that you know in person or in cyberspace, write a blog or send notes to your friends.
Click on TradSpace™ to see your profile. Then click the Help link for a video tutorial to help you get started. The profile picture does not come from your forum profile. They are two separate systems.
I have a different question that isn't covered here.
Please use the Contact Us link to ask any question that you might have.