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How Do I Register On This Forum?
Registration is required if you intend to participate in this forum. There are two ways to register as follows:
- Regular registration
- Facebook Registration
Click on the 'log in or sign up' button on the top right corner of this forum. This should bring down a drop-down registration form. On this form, do the following: (refer image below)
- Enter your name or email address.
- Select the 'No, create an account now' radio button.
- Click 'Sign Up'.
Once you click 'Sign Up' you should be taken to the registration page. On this page, add your Name, Email Address, Password, Date of Birth and Verification Answer. Check the 'I agree to terms and rules' check-box and click 'Sign Up'.
Once this is done, an email will be sent to the email address you entered in the sign-up form. Check your email and click on the confirmation link. Once done, your account will become active.
You should be automatically logged-in at this point. If not, you may login by entering your 'name or email address' and 'password' by clicking on the 'log in or sign up' button.
Note: Please note that the name you enter will be shown with your messages. You may use any Name/Nickname you wish. Once set, this cannot be changed.
2.) Facebook Registration
Click on the 'log in or sign up' button on the top right corner of this forum. This should bring down a drop-down registration form.
1.) Select the 'Login With Facebook' option.
2.) If you are not already logged into your Facebook account, you will be taken to a Facebook login page. Enter your Facebook user ID and password to login to your Facebook.
3.) Once logged in, you will be prompted with the following message "Calmdownmind.com Forum would like to access your public profile, friend list, email address, birthday, status updates, current city and website." Click okay to continue. (Refer image below)
You will now be prompted with another message that says 'Calmdownmind.com Forum would like to post to your friends on your behalf.' You can either click 'Okay' or 'Skip' depending on if or not you want your friends notified. (refer image below)
Once you click 'Okay' or 'Skip', you should be taken to the registration page on Calmdownmind.com
Once on the registration page, enter your Name/Nickname, check on 'I agree to the terms and rules' checkbox and click 'Signup'. Now your account has been activated and you will be displayed with the following message that says "Thanks for creating an account using Facebook. Your account is now fully active.
Click on 'Return to the forum home page' link to start participating.
Note: Please note, that your personal details on Facebook including your Facebook Avatar(Profile Pic), Location, Date of Birth, Gender, Occupation and Website details will be automatically imported from your Facebook Account to your Calmdowmmind.com Forum Profile Page. If you
want to edit/remove any of these details, just click on your Name/Nick displayed on the top right corner of the site. This will take you to your account settings page where you can edit any details you want. For more details refer 'Question 3: How to Edit your profile?'.
How to Login Using Facebook?
Once your have registered using Facebook, you can login anytime by clicking the 'log in or sign up' button on the top right corner of this forum and then clicking on 'Login with Facebook'. This will take you to a facebook login page. Just enter your Facebook username and password and you should be logged into the forum. Please note that if you are already logged into your Facebook account, clicking the 'Login with Facebook' link will automatically log you into the Forum.
How to Edit your profile?
To edit your profile, login to the forum and place your cursor on your 'username' located in the top right corner of the navigation menu. Please refer image below:
Once you place your cursor on your username, you will be able to see a drop down menu as indicated by the image above.
Personal Details: To edit your personal details including your gender, location, age etc., click on 'Personal Details' link as indicated by the number 1 in the image above.
Contact Details To edit your contact details which includes your email, skype, google talk, facebook, twitter etc., click on the 'Contact Details' link as indicated by No. 2 in the image above.
Profile Privacy To manage your profile privacy, or in other words, to control who has access to your profile, click on the 'Privacy' link as indicated by the No.3 in the image above.
Alternatively, you can also reach your account page by clicking on your username as indicated by the image below:
This should take you to your account settings page where in you can edit your Avatar and add other personal and contact details by clicking on links in the left sidebar as indicated by the image below:
How Do I Change my Username?Username that you entered during registration cannot be changed. If you entered the wrong username by mistake and want it changed, then please contact us.
How to Manage Profile Privacy?You can allow/disallow members from viewing your profile page by clicking on 'Privacy' link right below the 'Contact' link in your Account sidebar. Please refer image above.
Make sure that you set privacy for your personal details and contact details as indicated by red markers in the image below:
The privacy options have been explained below:
All Visitors: This will allow all visitors to view your profile irrespective of whether they are registered members of this form or not.
Members Only: This will hide your information from visitors and make it available only to registered members of this forum.
People You Follow Only: This will hide your information from everyone except people you decide to 'Follow'.
How to View Member Profiles?To view a member profile, click on the member's user-name. This will pop-up a prompt that lists a few details about the member. You can follow/unfollow members from this prompt itself. To view the member's full profile, click on the 'Profile Page' link as indicated by red marker in the image below:
How to Follow/Unfollow Other Members?To follow/unfollow a member, click on the member's username and select 'follow' from the prompt that appears. Please refer image below:
You can also follow/unfollow members by visiting their profile page and then clicking on 'Follow' link located in the top right corner. Please refer image below:
What happens when you follow other members?When you follow a member, the member is notified on this using an alert. The member can then decide if or not to follow you back. You will be notified of all 'forum activities' of the members you follow through alerts.
Also, if a member decides to follow you back, you will be able to view their profile in-case their profile is restricted to everyone except members they follow.
How to Watch, Like or Report Threads?To watch a tread just click on the 'Watch Thread' link on the top right corner of the thread. This is indicated by the number 1 in the image below. You can then check all your 'Watched Posts' from your profile page.
Similarly to "like" a thread, click on the "like" link, this is indicated by the number 2 in the image below.
To report a thread for possible removal, please click the "Report" link. This is indicated by the number 3 in the image below.
How do I Create a New Post/Discussion?To create a new post/discussion, login to your account and go to the forum homepage here:
Now click on the category in which you would like your post to appear. Once in the category page, click on the 'Post New Thread' button as indicated by the image below. This will take you to a form wherein you can type and submit your post.
Please note that once posted, your post will be open for editing for 24 hours after which it will be locked and you will no longer be able to edit it.
How do I Edit/Delete a Post I Created?
To edit/delete your post, click on the edit/delete links that appear right underneath the post. These links will appear for a period of 24 hours since the post creation time.
To edit the title of your post click on 'Tread Tools' located near the top right corner of your post. Please refer image below:
Please note that as mentioned earlier, You can edit/delete the post you created until a period of 24 hours since you first created the post. After this period the post is locked and cannot be edited or deleted.
Note: Post deletion requests will not be honored after this point.
How Do I Reply to a Post Made by Another Member?
There are two ways to reply to a post as follows:
- Tag the member's name in your reply.
- Quote the member's text in your reply.
1.) Tagging a Member:
To tag a member, type an '@' symbol followed by the full nickname of the member.
As an example, to tag a member with the nickname 'Jenny' type @Jenny. Similarly, to tag a member with the nickname 'Jenny M' type in @Jenny M.
Note: Make sure that there is no space between the '@' and the Nickname of the member.
When you tag a member, he/she is automatically notified through an alert.
2.) Quoting a Member's Text in your reply:To Quote a member's text in your reply, just click on 'Quote' link that appears right underneath their post. Please refer image below:
Once you do this, the entire content of the member's post now appears in your reply-box wrapped inside 'Quote Tags'. You can add your message below the quote tags as shown in the image below:
Quoting Specific Lines:
If the member's message is large and you just want to quote a specific sentence(s) from their post, then you can manually remove text from within the 'Quote Tags'.
For instance, let's say from the following message you just want to quote the first sentence:
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the first sentence in the member's message. This is the second sentence in the member's message. This is the third sentence in the member's message [/quote]
To quote just the first sentence, manually delete the second and third sentences from within the 'Quote Tags' so you are only left with the following:
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the first sentence in the member's message. [/quote]
Replying Quote by Quote:
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the 1st sentence in the member's message. This is the 2nd sentence in the member's message. This is the 3rd sentence in the member's message [/quote]Given the above message, if you want to reply 'sentence by sentence' then you can manually copy and paste the 'Quote Tags' multiple times and edit the message inside as follows:
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the 1st sentence in the member's message. [/quote]
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the 2nd sentence in the member's message. [/quote]
[quote="Nickname, post: 222, member: 17"] This is the 3rd sentence in the member's reply. [/quote]
Quoting from Multiple Messages:
In a similar fashion, you can also quote from multiple messages within a single reply by clicking on the 'quote' link from all the respective messages.