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Profile Overview
Editing Profile
Profile Options

Profile Overview

YaBB allows you to fill out a profile which tells people about you. You can have your name, age, instant messenger information, and more!

Editing Profile

To change your profile, click the  Profile option in the forum menu.

Profile Options

Required Information

- Password
Passwords have no restrictions, but it is recommended that you type at least 6 characters, using a combination of characters and numbers. Both password fields must be the same, simply as a check that you typed it correctly.
Example: xd8bill

- Name
This is your real or displayed name. This is what will be shown throughout the forum, in place of your username.
Example: John Doe

- Location
This is the place you live in. Supply at least the country.
Example: Innsbruck, Austria

- Email Address
This must be valid to register, and mail may be sent to this email address by the forum, such as topic notifications. It is also required if you ever wish to retrieve a forgotten password. Every time you change it, a new temporary password will be sent to the new address.
Example: me@mydomain.com

- Hide Email from public?
If you leave this box checked - it is by default - your email address will not be visible throughout the forum. This is a very useful option, as there are a lot of black sheep out there that collect email address to spam them. Forum members can still contact you using the boards instant messaging system.

Additional Information

- Website
Your website title and URL.

- Personal text
This is a short text you may enter to supply additional information about you.

- Picture
Specify a web path to your own image (eg. http://www.site.com/mypic.gif). Please note that your image must be a gif or jpg and should not exceed 150x200 pixels.

Preferences

- Time Format
Here you may choose the format that will be used for times throughout the forum.

- Time Offset
This is a + or - number to add or subtract to the current time showing on the forum. Although the server resides in the USA, the forum time is set to GMT (+ daylight saving), and your computer may show yet another time.
Example: Forum time shows 13:28, but your time is 14:28 (you're probably in central Europe): time Offset would be +1.

- Signature
This is a brief message that you may type in. Signatures are appended to each of your posts at display time, not at posting time, so all posts (old and future ones) have the same signature. uBBC code is allowed in your signature.

 

 
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