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Your Profile Settings - Part 1




You can access your settings from any page by selecting your name at the top of the screen and then selecting "My Settings".




There are several tabs along the top, each of which reveal a number of settings pages:










General Settings



  • Privacy Options


    Here you can configure whether to subscribe to email updates from the board administrator, and whether to allow other members to send you emails


  • Time Zone


    Here you can configure your time zone. This is necessary to ensure that times across the community are shown correctly.


  • Personal Messenger Options


    Here you can choose to disable your personal messenger, or configure how you would like to be notified when you receive a new message.


  • Posting Settings


    Here you can configure global posting settings such as the visual text editor which makes formatting be shown as it will appear when posted, and the flash uploader which makes uploading multiple files quicker and easier.





Change Email Address


You can use this tool to change the email address that is associated with your account.




Change Password


You can use this tool to change the password that you use to log in.




Change Display Name


Depending on your permissions, you may be able to use this tool to change your display name which is used across the community.




Manage Notes


You may use this area to store any notes or information that you want to keep.




Manage Attachments


This page will show you all of the attachments you have uploaded to the community and the amount of space you have left. The bar at the top shows you how much of your allocated upload space you have used. Below this is a table containing information on all of the attachments you have submitted.




If you are running out of space, you can delete some old attachments by selecting the checkbox on the right-hand side of the table for the attachments you want to delete, and then pressing the Delete Selected button at the bottom of the table.










View/Posting/Email Prefs



  • Board Display Settings


    Here you can configure a number of options to control how forums and topics are displayed. You can disable viewing signatures, avatars and images in posts. You can also configure the number of posts and topics to display per page.


  • View/Posting/Email Prefs


    Here you can configure how notifications are sent, enable automatic subscription to topics and change the layout for topic display.





Manage Watched Topics and Manage Watched Forums


Here you can see all of the topics and forums that you are currently subscribed to.




To change the type of notification or to unsubscribe, select the checkbox on the right-hand side of the table for the subscriptions you want to change, then select the new type from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the table, and then click with selected.










Change Profile Information



  • Comments


    Here you can configure settings related to profile comments, such as how you want to be notified when someone comments your profile and whether you want to approve new comments.


  • Friends


    Here you can configure options related to your friends, such as how you want to be notified when someone adds you as a friend and whether you want to approve friend requests.


  • Profile Information


    Here you can set your birthday and choose how many latest visitors to show on your profile.


  • Other Information


    Here you can configure all other information that is shown on your profile.





Change About Me Page


Here you can change the content of the 'about me' section on your profile.




Change Signature


Here you can change your signature that is displayed at the bottom of posts.




Change Photo


Here you can change your photo that is displayed in your profile and other areas on the community.




Change Avatar


Here you can change your avatar which is the image that displays next to your posts.




Manage Ignored Users


Here you can manage your ignored users. You can choose to ignore all posts from a member, block them from sending you personal messages, or both.




To add a member to your ignored list, type their name into the "Member's Name" box. As you type, suggestions will appear below the box. When you see the name of the member you want to add, click on it. Then select either or both of the checkboxes below. Selecting "Ignore Personal Conversations" will mean they cannot send you messages and their messages in group conversations will be hidden, while "Ignore posts" will hide their posts in the forums. When you are ready, click Save Changes.




Some members, such as administrators, cannot be ignored.




If you wish to stop ignoring a member, select "Remove" in the table, or to switch on or off the different types of ignoring, click the relevant link under the "Ignore Posts" or "Ignore Messages" columns.




Credit: IPB.

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