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Requirements

This site has been designed to work with the latest browsers, including but not limited to: Firefox 3.0 and higher, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7 and up , Opera and Safari. To access all of the content available on our site, you may also need these additional plug-ins:

  • Macromedia Flash: Flash allows you to experience animation and entertainment in a bandwidth-friendly manner.
  • Windows Media Player: Windows Media Player plays various media files.
  • Adobe Acrobat: This application/plug-in allows users to view PDF files, which is a common portable document format.

Please note, we do not recommend using Internet Explorer 6. It's a good idea to upgrade to 7 or higher.

RSS

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing online content, such as news, articles and press releases. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources, including headlines, summaries, links to full stories.

To view one of the SparkAction feeds:

  1. Visit SparkAction's RSS Feeds page to see commonly requested news feeds.
    After clicking the link, subscribe with your preferred reader. We recommend using Google Reader or Microsoft Outlook.

Our Spam Filter

For our Comments and Contact Us forms, SparkAction.org uses the Mollom spam filter as part of our connection with the Acquia Search Network. For more on Mollom and it's privacy implications, click here.

More Tech Specs (than you'll ever need)

This site runs on Drupal, a free open-source CMS and integrates many open-source technologies, including Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

Questions or problems? Contact technical[at]sparkaction.org.