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User Manual!
« on: December 22, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
Welcome to Edutainment Forum!
Below are links that will help you:
    Registering - Many forums require users to register to gain full access.
    Logging In - Once registered, users must login to access their account.
    Profile - Each member has their own personal profile.
    Search - Searching is an extremely helpful tool for finding information in posts and topics.
    Posting - The whole point of a forum, posting allows users to express themselves.
    Bulletin Board Code (BBC) - Posts can be spiced up with a little BBC.
    Personal Messages - Users can send personal messages to each other.
    Memberlist - The memberlist shows all the members of a forum.
    Calendar - Users can keep track of events, holidays, and birthdays with the calendar.
Enjoy Your Stay!
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 11:12:34 PM by Administrator »

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Registering to Edutainment Forum!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 05:26:52 PM »
When a user wishes to join Edutainment forum, they should register an account. This will enable them to maintain a consistent identity while posting and keep track of what they have read, no matter where they are working from or what computer they are using. They will be able to fill out a personal Profile and use the built-in Personal Message system. They will also be able to subscribe to e-mail notifications, monitor their forum activity and more.

When and How to Register

A guest should register when they wish to participate in forum discussions, visit a forum frequently, and access members-only areas and benefits.A guest is any person or web spider that is not logged into the forum. Once a person registers they become a member, although they will still show up as a guest until they log in.Members may have access to profile and notification options that are unavailable to guests. Members can also be placed in membergroups, made moderators or administrators, given special permissions and access to members-only areas. Being able to send personal messages, receive forum emails, and post new polls and topics are some additional benefits that may be available to members of the forum.A guest may register at any time by simply selecting the register option from the main menu.

The Registration Screen

It is required for a guest to accept a registration agreement before the registration process can begin. By checking the option I Agree, a guest consents to comply with the agreement throughout the duration of their membership. Upon arrival at the registration screen, a guest is requested to enter a username and a valid email address. Failure to use a valid email address may hinder registration and may not be able to recover membership if password is lost.A form of visual verification is present in order to confirm that a guest is actually a person and not a bot. Once a guest completes the registration form, there are three possibilities for what is displayed next based on how the forum is configured.

Login - Registration is immediate, the new member will be automatically logged in after completing the registration form.

Activating a New Account

Your account is activated, the moment you register. Your email id is required in case you forget your password.

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Logging In to Edutainment Forum!
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 11:11:07 PM »
The Login ScreenThis is the screen you see when you use the "Login" option of the main menu. It is also the first thing you will see in any 'members only' forum.

Username - The member's username.
Password - The member's password.
Minutes to stay logged in - The number of minutes the browser cookie will last before expiring.
Always stay logged in - Prevents the browser cookie from expiring.
When using a shared computer, a member probably should not stay logged in for a long time or check the "Always stay logged in" option, unless they remember to log out when finished. Leaving an account logged in on a shared computer makes it vulnerable to use by someone other than the member.

Password ReminderIf a password is forgotten or lost, it can be reset by selecting the Forgot your password? option from the login screen. The username or email address for the account is requested to begin the password reset process.

If a member has not set a secret question, an email containing a password reset link is automatically sent to the member's email address. Clicking on the link allows the member to choose a new password. If a secret question has been set, they will be given the option of receiving the email or answering their question. Members may create or change their secret question in Profile > Modify Account > Account Settings

After answering the secret question correctly, a member may choose a new password. The password takes effect and can be used to login immediately.

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