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Profile Overview
Editing Profile
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Profile Overview

YaBB allows you to 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.

Profile Options

- 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
- Email Address
This must be valid to register, and things may be sent to this email address by the forum, such as topic notifications. It is also required if you ever wish to retreive a forgotton password. You have the option of having your email address shown or hidden using the checkbox toward the end of the Profile page. Be aware that your password will be reset and sent to you at your new email address if you change your email address. You can reset your password after you log back in.
Example: me@mydomain.com
- Gender
You get two choices. Male or Female ;) This is an optional field to provide other users with your gender.
- Birthdate
Your birthdate, in MMDDYYYY form. The birthday is only used to ensure that you are old enough to register on the forum. It also allows YaBB to display special items on your birthday.
Example: 07 31 1981
- Location
This is an optional field. You may type your current location or where you live in this field. It is displayed in your profile for other visitors to see.
- Time Offset
This is a + or - number to add or subtract to the current time showing on the forum. The forum's server may be in a different time zone than your computer.
Example: Forum time shows 13:28, but your time is 14:28. Time Offset would be +1
- Signature
This is a brief message or list of urls's that you may type in. YaBBC code is allowed in your signature. Signatures are shown at the bottom of each of your posts.
Example: | my site | my other site |

- Other Options

The Railfan.net Forum has been highly customized to allow the advanced forum user to take advantage of several extra features. You can add an avatar (icon) for your favorite railroad which is displayed next to your posts, select boards for which you would like posts to come to you via email, select the amount of graphics which is shown in the Forum to speed up slower connections, select your default style of index page and more. The options are pretty self explanatory so feel free to experiment to find out what you like best!