Registering as a member
Although anyone can browse the forum and read the posts, only registered members can post their own messages or reply to other members' posts. Registering is free and takes only a few moments.

To register, simply click on the word "Register" in the menu bar near the top of the screen. You will see a list of the forum's rules (a very short list, happily). If you agree with these rules, click "I Agree".

You will then be asked to provide the following details:
  • Your username. This is the name by which you will be known within the forum. We encourage you to use your real name. This helps keep the forum friendly and personal. However, if you have a good reason for not registering under your own name, feel free to use a nickname or shortened form of your name.

  • Password. Choose a password that you will remember but which other people will find hard to guess. You will need to supply the password whenever you log into the forum.

  • Your email address. You need to provide this in order to complete the registration process. It will also be used by the forum's administrators in case they need to contact you, and to obtain a new password if yours is lost. Your email address will never be revealed to other forum members without your approval.

  • Account Preferences. Fill these in as required.
You will be able to change your preferences at any time. To do so, click on "Settings" on the menu bar near the top of the screen.

When you have filled in all the details, click "Submit Registration".

To complete the registration process, check your email. You should find an automated message from the forum. Click on the link within the message to complete the process and return to the forum.