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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When I join, how safe is it for me to enter my credit card information?
Q. Will my postal address and e-mail address be kept secret?
Q. Does the Britain-Burma Society support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi?
Q: Why have you put Burma and Myanmar on different planets, and how do I get to the right one first time?
A: To answer the second question first, Burma and Myanmar are alternate names for the same country. Some people feel very strongly, for a variety of reasons, that one version is right and the other wrong. Other people just don't care. But for the people who do care, we have provided a choice of alternative spellings. Once you choose either 'Burma' or 'Myanmar', you should find yourself going to the same place next time.
But suppose you want to give the web site address of a page to a friend, there is a simple rule. If the URL contains "www." then you will get to Planet Myanmar; if not, you get to Planet Burma.
For instance, the address of the present page on Planet Burma is
For Planet Myanmar, the address has an extra "www.", as follows:

Why do we have the word 'Planet' in our name? Well, we were the first Burma-related web site to put this in our title, back in January 2000. Since then we have had many imitators among other web sites - but see no reason to change.

Q: Why do you show the text of searches that have been made on your Lost Relatives page, but you don't show replies that members of the public have sent in?
Q: Why have little notes about bookmarking appeared on the top left of many pages?
Q. Can I see a map of all the subjects and facilities in the members' area?
Q: Looking at the map of your members' area, it seems you have more good stuff in there than the rest of the web site. Why not open it to everyone?
Q. How does the joining mechanism work?
Q. How do I get in touch with other members by email?
Q. If a member leaves the member's area, does he or she have to log in again to return?
Q. I did not leave the web site but was asked to log in again. What did I do wrong?
Q. What is to stop a member giving away his nickname and password to all and sundry?
Q. Do you think of yourself as a learned society or a friendship association?
Q. What is the address of the Society's offices in London?
Q: Does the Society have a statement of its aims?
Q: Who are the Society's officers?
Q: What are the dates and subjects of the next few meetings?
Q: What does the motto in Burmese mean, in the Britain-Burma Society logo?
Q. Do I have to be of either British or Burmese origin to join?
Q. General
Q. I find I have to choose Planet Burma every time I visit this web site. Surely the system should remember my preference?
Q. Text is too small.

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