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UK Hippy FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Why should I register?

In order to fully utilize the abilities of this forum, the administrator will probably require that you register as a member. Registration is free, and allows you to do the following:
  • Post new threads
  • Reply to other peoples' threads
  • Edit your posts
  • Receive email notification of replies to posts and threads you specify
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Use the forum gallery
  • Enter events in the forum calendar
  • Set up a 'buddy-list' to quickly see which of your friends are currently online
To register, you will need to specify a username and password, and a valid email address. Entering your email address will not leave you open to 'spam', as you can choose to hide your email address, and messages sent to you via email do not reveal your address to the sender in any case. (To verify this, you can try sending an email message to another user.) The administrator may have configured the forum to send you the final part of the registration process by email, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working.

How do I remove my account?

If you no longer wish to be a member of this site then it is up to you to remove all personally identifying material from your profile as we will not do so. You are not obliged to supply any personally identifying information, so simply removing or changing your profile details should suffice as "leaving".

Along with this you may benefit from altering your account settings so as not to receive administrator emails.

We will not remove your profile, posts or topics unless they contain clearly identifying information or we believe there is a risk to yourself or other members. simply changing your mind about your opinion is not enough. We will not potentially disrupt the flow of a conversation or discussion.

If you want to leave because of a personal disagreement then maybe you should just remove your profile information and take a break for a while. Please note that we are not obliged to remove any account and usually feel it is in our best interests not to do so. This especially applies if you have left and re-joined several times.

If you are having problems with your privacy then please contact us regarding other options available.

How can I change the information in my profile?

It is your responsibility to keep the information in your profile up-to-date. You should especially ensure that your email address is kept current. You can alter any of the fields in your profile, except your username. Once you have registered your username, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the administrator change your username, but he or she will require a very good reason to do so.

Edit your profile here.

What is the signature for?

After you have registered, you may set your signature. This is a piece of text that you would like to be inserted at the end of all your posts, a little like having headed note paper.

If the administrator has enabled signatures, then you will have the option to include your signature on any posts you make. If you have specified a signature, then the forum will automatically append your signature to any messages you post. You can disable signatures on a per-post basis by un-ticking the 'Show Signature' checkbox when you compose your message.

You may turn the signature on and off on posts you have already made by editing the post and altering the state of the 'Show Signature' option.

You can set your signature by editing your profile.

I lost my password, what can I do?

If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgotten Your Password' link on any page that requires you to fill in your password.

This will bring up a page where you should enter your registered email address, and an email will be sent to that address instantly, with instructions for resetting your password.

How do I add a custom status to my profile?

If the administrator has enabled custom status titles, then you can specify the text you want to display by editing your profile and entering the text you want in the Custom User Text field.

How do I get a picture under my username?

These small images are called Avatars. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make. There are two kinds of avatars: those provided by the administrator and those that you upload yourself.

If the administrator has provided a set of avatars, and avatars are enabled, you may select an avatar that best describes your personality.

The administrator may also have enabled custom avatars, which allows you to upload an avatar image from your computer.

For more information about avatars, click here.

What are the buddy and ignore lists?

The buddy list is used to keep track of the friends you have made on this forum. By going to your "My vB Home", you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online, and be able to send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also allow you to send private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by clicking this button in a member's posts.

Ignore lists are used for those people who's messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, those messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.

How do I change my username?

How do I change my username?

You have to let an administrators know that this is what you want and they will inform you of the procedure. However we will only change your name for the following reasons:

  • You made a typing error when you signed up
  • Your privacy is being threatened from somewhere other than this site
  • You are suffering from harassment or abuse.
  • Your life has changed so much that the name is no longer relevent

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