Have a question about our message boards? Here are some answers!
1. How do I access my profile?
Any changes you need to make to your account, such as changing your password, adding an avatar, or easily finding posts you’ve made or favorited can be done quickly and painlessly by accessing your profile. To do so, make sure you are logged in and then look for where it says WELCOME, username in the top right corner. Click on your username to visit your profile. On the left-hand side of the page, under your avatar, you will see several options to take you where you need to go!
2. How do I change my password and/or email address?
Visit your profile (see FAQ #1). Click on the Edit link under your avatar. Scroll down to where it says Account. You will see options there to create a new password. You can also change the email address associated with your account from here. Then be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the blue button that says Update Profile!
3. How do I change my display name?
Visit your profile (see FAQ #1). Click on the Edit link under your avatar. The very first heading will be Name, with a box for your Nickname. Type in your preferred display name, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Update Profile.
Now you can choose the nickname you entered from the drop-down menu that says Display Name. Then be sure to scroll to the bottom and click on Update Profile again!
4. How do I add an avatar (profile picture)?
To add or change the little picture that appears with your username when you post on the boards, you will need to visit your profile (see FAQ #1) and make sure you are in edit mode by clicking on the Edit link under your current avatar. Now scroll down towards the bottom of the page, where you’ll see a heading that says Avatar. Choose an image from your computer, and then be sure to click on the blue button that says Update Profile!
5. Favorite? Subscribe? What?
When you open a thread on the boards you may notice in the top right corner of the first post there are links that say Favorite and Subscribe. These are pretty cool features to ensure you don’t miss out on or misplace topics of your choice!
When you click on Favorite it will change to say Favorited. Now you can easily find this topic from your profile (see FAQ #1) by clicking on the Favorites link on the left-hand side underneath your avatar. To remove a topic from your favorites, simply click on Favorited, and it will change back to Favorite, or click on the small red X that appears with each topic when viewing them from your profile.
When you click on Subscribe the link will change to say Unsubscribe, and you will receive an email notification each time a user replies to the topic. Subscribed topics can be easily accessed and managed from your profile (see FAQ #1) by clicking on the Subscriptions link on the left-hand side underneath your avatar. To stop receiving email notifications, click on the Unsubscribe link within the topic, or click on the small red X that appears with each topic when viewing from your profile.