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There are many benefits to registering besides posting, such as private messaging to and from any other member, and automatic email notification when a reply comes to your question if you choose.
How to Register
Look at the right-hand side of your screen and you'll see where it says Join.
Just click there and you'll be prompted for a few things.
Go ahead now and get registered and signed in. Then come back here to learn a few things about getting the most from this community. You can get back here by clicking on your name at the top right of the screen, and then click Posting Tips.
To get to a specific forum, in the top menu above mouse overForums
Your First Post Find the forum that most closely matches the question you have.
Click on that forum.
Then click on the POST button at the top of your screen. If you see some options, click Topic.
You'll be able to start a new Topic (discussion) by asking your question. You'll find more information here:
If you have posted in a Forum that is subject to review, moderators will have to clear your post first before you see it and others can respond to it. This usually takes less than an hour and often just a few minutes.
Or, you can browse Topics and if you want to join in, click Add Reply
or At the end of every discussion, you'll see a box where you can write a reply.
or To reply to a specific post within a discussion, Click Take Action at the bottom of that post and Click Reply With Quote.
Keeping Current Many people in this community check in from time to time and want to read what's happened since the last time there were here. On the Home page, scroll down through the recent activity (left panel). This is arranged with the newest items at the top. Items that you have not read will have a NEW Indicator. Read more about that here:
Staying in Touch With a Specific Thread Let's say you post a question and want to know if someone's answered it. Or let's say you're really enjoying a certain discussion and want to know if someone has added to it.
There's an easy way to do this. When you're looking at the topic of interest, click Follow This Topic
You'll then get an email (to whatever email address you used when you registered) whenever someone posts to the topic. The email will include the content in the new post and an easy link back to the topic. For more about Email Notifications see:
When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. Replies and comments they make will be collapsed/hidden by default. Finally, you'll never receive email notifications about content they create or likes they designate for your content.
Note: if you proceed, you will no longer be following .