Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Q – Is it possible to pay my dues or donate online?
A – Yes, simply click the “JOIN NNCA” link on the menu located just to the left of “ABOUT US” or click the “JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP” Button located on the left side of the website.
Q – I don’t have a Credit Card, can I pay by check instead?
A – Yes, you may still pay online using a check or you can mail a handwritten check and application form by regular mail. The process is the same as those paying electronically. However, to mail a handwritten check and application, click the “Printer” icon at the bottom of the Payment page rather than clicking the payment icons.
Q – The Payment/Dues Renewal/Member Application and/or Members Login tab is missing, what happened?
A – The Payment/Dues Renewal/Member Application and/or Members Login are disabled during system maintenance. Please check back in an hour and it’s likely that these features will be enabled at that time.
Q – What is a browser?
A – A browser or “web browser” is the program on your computer that you use to display a website. The address of the website is also known as a URL or Uniform Resource Locator. If you’re using a Mac, you’re likely using Safari as your browser and if you’re using a PC, you’re probably using Internet Explorer or IE. Other popular browsers are Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari, all are FREE to download. Not all browser display (render) the same webpage in the same way. A website may look better or load FASTER in a different browser. I’ve seen newsletter take forever to display and display poorly in Firefox but load very fast and display perfectly in Chrome.
Q – How do I clear my browser cache & what the heck is a cache anyway?
A – A cache is a file used to store data that is used to speed up the process of retrieving data such as text, photographs, images, etc. Even your username and password could be saved to cache. There are several types of caches, including webpage caches, hardware caches, software caches and memory caches. Caches are used to speed up a process so that data does not have to be recomputed or fetched from its original location and, therefore, saves time. The greater the requests that can be served from the cache, the quicker system performance becomes. This is the reason that the first time you visit a website, you may notice that webpage loads slowly. However, on subsequent visits the website loads immediately. That’s because the pages and pictures on that website was saved to your browser cache during the first visit. However, there are times when the cache may become damaged and need to be cleared. The method used to clear your cache depends on the type of browser you’re using and even the version of that browser.