|Why should I register?
Some functions of the forums are restricted to registered members. Here are some of those functions:
- Post new messages without the need to enter a temporary username
- Edit your posts
- receive email notifications about new threads or posts
- Send private messages to other members
- Change your personal settings in your user cp
- A 'Buddy List' that allows you to see when your friends are online
- A 'Ignore List' that allows you to ignore/block certain users
By registering, you are also allowed the right to use the following fundamental functions:
- Start new threads
- Reply to posts
- Start new polls and participate in existing ones
Registration is free, however, you must agree to certain rules before registering.
During the registration process, you will also need to choose a username and enter a valid email address. According to the forums settings, you will either have to choose a password or a randomly generated password will be sent to you by email.
We will not send advertisement or SPAM to your email address and it will not be distributed to any third parties. You can choose whether or not you want to allow other members to send you emails in your user cp.
The Administrator might have chosen to check your email address' validity during registration.
In this case, you will receive an email with information on how to complete your registration.
During registration, you can select the 'Remember Me?' option. Your username and password will then be stored in a cookie on your computer, and you will be logged in automatically every time you visit the forums. If you are sharing this computer with other people like at school or in an internet cafe, we recommend you do not activate this option.
Once you are registered, you can always change your cookie options while editing your personal settings on this page.
|How can I modify my profile?
It is important that you keep your profile up to date. Always check if your email address is a valid one. Apart from your username, you can edit any field in your profile. The username you register with is the one you will keep forever. If you have a very good reason, you can also ask the Administrator to change your username.
You can edit your profile here.
|What do I do if have forgotten my password?
If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot Password" link on any page that requires you to login.
The link will bring you to a page where you need to enter the email address you registered with. You will then receive an email with more information on how to get a new password.
|What is the signature for?
Once you are registered, you can make your personal signature. This is a short piece of text displayed at the end of your posts.
If the Administrator allows signature, you can choose the option to add your signature to all your posts.
If your signature is set, the forum will add it automatically to all your posts. While posting, you can choose to display or not your signature in your post by checking or unchecking the 'Add Signature' box.
You can also add or remove your signature from a post while editing it by checking or unchecking the 'Add Signature' box.
You can create or edit your signature with the help of the Signature Editor.
|How can I have an image under my username?
Those small images are either called User Image or Avatar. They are displayed under your username in all your posts. There 2 different kinds of avatars: those put at your disposal by the Administrator and those you upload yourself (custom avatars).
If the Administrator has allowed users to use avatars and has put some at your disposal, you can select slect the avatar which best matches your personality.
The Administrator can also allow custom avatars. In this case, you can upload an avatar from your computer to the server.
|What are the buddy and ignore lists?
You can use your buddy list to store a list of the friends you made on this forum. Click here to view which of your friends are currently browsing the forums or to send a private message to one or more of them. To add a user to your buddy list, just click on the button in a member's post.
On the other hand, your ignore list is used to ignore/block certain members. The posts made by members in your ignore list will not be displayed in threads. In addition, the members on your ignore list won't be able to send you private messages.
|What are favorites?
With the help of favorites, you can create a list of your favorite threads and forums. To add a forum or a thread to your favorites, you need to click the "Add ... to Favorites".
You can also administrate your email notifications in your Favorites. You must visit your favorites regularly to check up on your email notifications and be sure you keep on getting notifications.