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Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SECURITY
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?
POLITICS
Q. Does the Britain-Burma Society support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi?
THIS WEB SITE
Q: Why have you put Burma and Myanmar on different planets, and how do I get to the right one first time?
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?
MEMBERS' AREA
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?
SOCIETY DETAILS
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?
A: The motto was composed by Dr Hla Pe, one of the Society's early chairmen. The three words are all Pali terms, commonly used in Buddhism.
  • Thitsa commonly means loyalty, vows, or noble truth.
  • Metta (pronounced "myit-da") is usually translated as loving-kindness. It is the kind of love that can exist between friends.
  • Kayuna means loving care, or sympathy.
  • The Britain-Burma Society's constitution says the object of the Society is to foster "friendship and understanding between British people interested in Burma, and Burmese people". I would take the three Pali terms together to mean really sincere friendship and understanding - which includes taking an interest in the truth as well as extending sympathy and goodwill.
    There is one page devoted to our mandala-logo.
    MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
    Q. Do I have to be of either British or Burmese origin to join?
    TROUBLE-SHOOTING
    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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