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?
- 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
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?
Edit your profile here.
What is the signature for?
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?
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?
How do I get a picture under my username?
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?
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