Registering for the Forum
Registration is required in order to post topic messages, send and receive
private messages, create/update a personal profile, and access some of the other
Registration is free. Membership is easy
on the nerves.
- To register for the forum, do the following:
- At the top of any forum page, click the Register link.
The Member Registration forum is displayed.
- Scroll to the center of the form and read the statements in the Terms of
Service text box. If you agree to adhere to them, continue with step 3.
- In the Username text box at the top of the form, enter the username you
want to use to log into the forum.
- In the Password text box, enter the password you want to use to log into
In the Password Confirm text box, re-enter the password you entered in step
Your screen name is the name that others can see throughout the forum (in
your topic message posts, personal profile, private messages, Active online
users list, etc.). In the Screen Name text box, do one of the following:
- Your username must have at least 3 characters; your password must have
at least 5.
- You need your password to log in and to change your user name, screen
name, password, or email address. Be sure to write it down somewhere where
you can find it.
- If you want to use the same name that you used for your username, leave
the text box blank.
- If you want to use a different name, enter it in the Screen Name text
Note: If you enter a name that another member has
already taken, you receive an error message when you submit your registration.
You can click the Back link to return to your registration form and change
In the Email Address text box, enter your email address.
Tip: This is the email address that the system uses to send
you topic reply notifications, private message
notifications, and email messages from the forum administrator and other
members. Although it is required for registration, you can modify your email
preferences to opt out of receiving email and to disable topic and/or
private message email notification.
In the URL text box, you may enter one website address (business URLs are
allowed). Members and non-members can click a WWW button in your personal
profile to visit the website.
Note: If you include a website address, we ask that
you visit the site from a computer with updated virus software first and refrain
from posting a link to a site that contains a virus.
In the Zip Code text box, enter your Zip Code.
From the Age Range drop-down list, select your age range.
In the Annual Income drop-down list, select your annual income range.
Note: No member can ever see your Zip Code, age
range, or income range. When we share this information with potential sponsors,
we only disclose the number of members for each one of these; we never reveal
any specific member information.
In the text box under the CAPTCHA
graphic, enter the characters you see in the graphic.
Select the "I agree to the terms of service" check box, indicating
that you agree to adhere to all the statements written in the Terms of Service
text box. (Please note that registered members who do not adhere to them will
have their memberships revoked without any notification.)
Click the Submit button to complete your registration.
The system sends you an activation notice. You must you
must activate your account before you can log
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Activating Your Account
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