FORUM TUTORIALS – Creating Your Account.
This tutorial will walk you through creating your forum member account.
Visitors are welcome to browse the different forums on our site and read the posts from our members, however any type of posting to the forum, including replying to a comment in a topic, or creating a topic is limited to our members only.
Since the forum is the only part of our site that requires a login, that is where you will find the login section. When you visit one of the topics in a forum, you will see the login area in the column on right hand side.
To follow along, click on forums in the top navigation, and go to a topic under one of the forums listed. For example “Acute Stress Disorder” is a topic in the ‘Anxiety Disorder Forum’.
Once on a Forum Topic Page in the right hand column area, you will see where you can enter your username and password to login, and below that you will also see links to
Register, Recover your password, Search the forum, and Links to all the current forums and the latest activity.
If you had already registered, and selected ‘Remember Me‘ your credentials would appear pre-populated, and you could just click ‘LOG IN‘.
To create an account:
- Click the ‘Register‘ link in the right hand column of the page.
In the next screen,
- Enter the USERNAME you would like to use, and your email address.
Because non-members are free to browse our forums and read without registering, and because of the nature of the information being talked about and shared on our forums, many members choose to use a username that will not be something that could identify them personally.
For example, instead of using the name John Wilson, you could use a sports team followed by a number. Alternatively, if you are a healthcare professional in this field, it might be good to use your actual name to give more weight to your comments in the forums.
Once you click register after entering the username and your email address, the system will alert you if there is already a user registered with that username. If that is the case, you will need to pick a different name. Adding a number on the end of your username, like your birth date year, might make your username unique enough to allow you to register.
Once your registration goes through, you will receive an email with a link to set your password. Once you have copied and saved the password (or entered your own) and clicked to set the password, you will be able to login with a link on the page.
Because this will be your first email from us, check your spam folder in case it gets sent there. If you do find it there, click NOT SPAM to ensure you will receive future emails from us.