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Registering a User Name
Registering a user name allows you to keep the same identity while posting on the forums. You can also keep track of your post count, fill out a profile, and receive instant messages.Registering
When calling up YaBB in a browser you will see a menu across the top which should have images for "Home", "Help", "Search", "Login", and "Register". Click the link/image that says register. You will be taken to a screen where you can select a user name. You will be prompted for your desired user name and a valid email address. If your desired user name is available, you will receive an email with a temporary password. You can then proceed to login!
Once you have registered, or if you are returning to a site, you can login to the site. In the menu bar on the forum you will find a text link that says "Login". If it says "Logout" you are already logged in. This can happen if you've previously logged in and chose to have the forum remember who are you are (places a cookie on your system.) Once you choose "Login" you will be prompted for your username and password. If the combination is correct you will be allowed to navigate the forum as a user, rather than a guest.Logging Out
If you are done browsing the forum you may decide to logout. Perhaps you share a workstation with someone else, in this case you would want to log out of the forum upon leaving. When you are logged in you will see "Logout" in the forum menu, select this and the forum will log your username out.
If you're trying to login to the forum but you forget your password or have lost it, you can retrieve it using the lost password tool. On the login screen, next to the username field, it says "Forgot password?" Click this to be taken to the "forgot password" form. Enter your username on this screen and press the Send button. Your password will be sent to the email address registered to that username.
Profile Overview - fill out a profile which tells people about you. You can have your name, age, instant messenger information, personal avatar, and more!
Editing Profile - To change your profile, click the "Profile" option in the forum menu.
In order to start a discussion on a subject, you must create a thread, you can do this by clicking the start new thread button on the board index page.Posting a reply
To reply to a post, you can click the post a reply button at the top or at the button of the table. If you want to insert a quote to which you are replying, you can click the quote button of the post.
For obvious reasons standard HTML code cannot be used in posts. Instead YaBB allows the use of YaBB Bulletin Board Code (YaBBC) in posts. YaBBC is similar to HTML, but safe and standardized for bulletin board use.
Emoticons are a fun way to express your emotion in your posting. They can help you indicate whether you are joking, happy, sad, or a variety of other things. Each YaBB emoticon uses standard chat-style key-strokes, so it requires no thinking on your part.
While e-mail is a good way to correspond privately with members, it has several drawbacks: You must open your e-mail application to write and send the message; the recipient must open his/her e-mail application; check his/her mail and your message will mixed in with all the other mail and it can take sometimes several minutes to an hour for mail to reach the recipient.
As an alternative to e-mail, YaBB offers a faster, more private method. Instant Messaging on the boards provides instantaneous delivery to the recipient's Private Mailbox. The mail is sent and received entirely through YaBB, so neither you nor the recipient have to open another program or leave YaBB. Instant Messaging also gives both the sender and recipient greater privacy: No one's real e-mail address is revealed. Instant Messages show only the handle and name of both parties.
If a recipient isn't online, Instan Messages wait in the member's IM box until the next time s/he logs in and manually reads and/or deletes them. YaBB Instant Messages is a self-contained, highly private e-mail system.