This section lets you set your profile information. Your profile information contains general information that other users on the board will able to see. Think of your profile as a sign of your public presence. This section is separated from your preferences. (Preferences are the individual settings that you set and manage on your own, and control your forum experience. Thus, this is separated from your profile settings.) Personal settings

Personal settings control the information that is displayed when a user views your profile.

  • ICQ Number: Your account number associated with ICQ system.

  • AOL Instant Messenger: Your screen name associated with AOL Instant Messenger system.

  • MSN Messenger: Your email address associated with the MSN Messenger (Windows Live) service.

  • Yahoo Messenger: Your username associated with the Yahoo Messenger service.

  • Jabber Address: Your username associated with the Jabber service.

  • Website: Your website's address. Must be prepended with the appropriate protocol reference (i.e. http://)

  • Location: Your physical location. Note that this is generally displayed along with your user information with every post, so standard caution regarding releasing personal information on the Internet should apply.

  • Occupation: Your occupation. The information entered will appear only on the viewprofile page.

  • Interests: Your personal interests. The information entered here will appear only on the viewprofile page.

  • Birthday: Your birthday. This information is used for displaying your username in the Birthday section of the Board Index. If year is specified, your age will be displayed in your profile. Signature

Your signature appears, at your option, below every post you make. Signatures may be formatted using BBCode. The board administrator may specifiy a maximum length for signatures. You can check this limit by noting the line There is a x character limit. above the signature editing textbox, where x is the currently set limit. Avatar

Your avatar is an image the displays with every post you make. Depending on board settings, avatars may be completely disabled, or may appear in one (or more) of three forms: "Upload from your machine", "Upload from a URL", and "Link off-site.

  • Upload from your machine: You may upload an avatar from your machine to be hosted on the board's server.

  • Upload from a URL: You may specify the URL of an existing image. This will cause the image to be copied to the board's server and hosted on it.

  • Link off-site: You may specify the URL of an existing image. This will not cause the image to be hosted on the board's server, but rather hotlinked to its current location.

Additionally, a board administrator may opt to provide an avatar gallery for users to make use of. These images are pre-selected by the administrator and are able to be used by any of a board's members.