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It is highly recommended that you print this topic before you configure your User Control Panel so that you can follow the step-by step-procedures indicated.

When the administrator approves your registration request, you will receive the following email:
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You can now proceed to configure your User Control Panel.

Step 1
Click on the blue Login link located in the upper left corner of the Board Index page as shown in the image below.
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Step 2
Enter your chosen Username and Password and click on the Login button at the bottom of the window. You will be taken back to the Board Index page.

Now you will set up your User Control Panel.


Step 3
Click on the blue User Control Panel link to open the front page of your User Control Panel.
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Step 4
Click on the blue Profile link to open your profile.
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Step 5
Review and update any information in your profile.
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  • The information shown in the Location, Occupation, and/or Interests fields is what you entered when you originally registered.
  • It is not necessary and not recommended to enter anything in the ICQ Number, AOL Instant Messenger, WL/MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, or Jabber address fields.
  • You can enter a website address in the Website field but only if it is a personal and non-commercial website. Improper entries in the Website field will be deleted by the Website Administrator.
  • You can fill in the Birthday field if you desire - but it is not necessary.

After you have reviewed and/or changed any entries on this page, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you leave this page without saving your changes, they will be lost.


Step 6
Click on the blue Edit Signature link to open the signature page.
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Step 7
Edit your signature.
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Anything that you enter into this field will automatically be added to the bottom of any posts that you make on this forum.

Initially, your signature will be blank. Typically people have entered one or more of the following pieces of information:
  • Name or nickname.
  • Year and model of their Born Free motorcoach.
  • Year and model of their toad if they tow one.
  • A website. Again, any website link entered must be a website owned by the person and cannot be a link to a commercial website.

When you are done editing the signature field, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you leave this page without saving your changes, they will be lost.


Step 8
Click on the blue Edit Avatar link as shown.
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Step 9
Edit your avatar.
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An avatar is a small photo or image that will be added automatically to the upper left corner of every post you make on this forum. Adding an avatar is your choice.

Follow these steps to add an avatar:
  1. Choose a photo or image.
  2. Reduce the size of the photo or image so that it in no larger than 100 x 100 pixels.
  3. Store the photo or image somewhere on your computer, e.g. your desktop.
    1. Make sure the filename has an extension of .jpg, .gif or .png.
  4. Click on the Choose File button on the Upload from your machine line.
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  5. Navigate to where you stored your image and when you find your avatar's filename click on it and then click the Open button in the bottom right corner of the window.
  6. You'll be returned to the avatar page and the complete file name of your avatar should now fill what was previously a blank field to the left of the Open File button.
  7. Verify that the correct avatar file was selected.
  8. If so, click the Submit button at the bottom of the window to complete the upload process and save your changes.

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This image shows how the signature and avatar are used when you make a post:
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Step 10
Edit Account settings, if desired.
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This is where you can change your email address and/or your password.


Step 11
Click on the blue Board preferences link to edit your global settings.
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Step 12
Edit your global settings.
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Bear in mind the following points:
  • It is recommended that you keep the default settings as displayed.
  • If you don't want other users to be able to contact you via email, then choose No rather than Yes in the Users can contact me by email field.
    This will hide the normally clickable Image button normally displayed at the bottom of every post you make.
  • All registered users of this forum are required to leave the Allow users to send you private messages field set to Yes. Registered users are not allowed to choose No!
  • Choose your time zone by making the correct choice in the My timezone field.

Click the Submit button at the bottom of the window to save your changes. If you leave this page without saving your changes, they will be lost.


Step 13
Click on the blue Edit posting defaults link.
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Here you can choose to receive an email if someone replies to one of your posts.


Step 14
Click on the blue Display options link.
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Here you can choose the default order in which posts display when you select a topic.

Congratulations! You have now configured your User Control Panel.


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