Register an Account
Registering an account is so simple,
you'll be chatting in no time!
● Step 1: Click on the
"Trail Talk" button, you
will see items titled "Home", "Help", "Login", "Register", etc.
Click on "Register".
● Step 2: On this new page, you
will see a form where you can choose your username and password and
a place to enter your email address. Fill in the boxes with your
● Step 3: Check the box at the
bottom of the page to agree to the User Agreement.
● Step 4: Click on the
"Register" button at the bottom of the page.
That's it! The requires you to validate your account before you can
post. So, an email will be sent to you containing an activation
link. Click on that link. Now you"re ready to log in and post!
Log Into Your Account
Now that you've registered an account,
it's time to sign in.
Click on Trail Talk again:
● Step 1: In the menu above, you
will see items titled "Home, "Help", "Login", "Register", etc. Click
● Step 2: On this new page, you
will see several options.
Username - Enter in the name you registered with.
Password - Type in your password.
Logged in For - Choose how long you would like to stay logged in
for. (Most leave this set to “Keeps”
If you can't remember your password, click this button to
have it resent. (Full directions below.)
● Step 3: Once you have
everything filled out, click the button in the form titled "Login".
Congratulations! You are now ready to participate in this community!
Note, if you do not see the "Login" button in the menu, you may
already be logged in. This can happen on some boards set up for
Log Out of Your Account
When you are done posting, it is a good
idea to log out of your account so others using your computer will
not have access to your information. To do this, find the menu item
titled "Logout". Once you click this button, Az
BackCountry Riders will log you out
of the forum. You must log in again if you wish to post or access
If you have forgotten your password, AZ
BackCountry Riders can resend it to the email account your
registered your account with.
● Step 1: In the menu above, you
will see items titled "Home", "Login", "Register", etc. Click on
● Step 2: On this new page, you
will see a button titled "Forgot Password". Click this button.
● Step 3: A new page will load
with a single box. Enter your username or the email address you
● Step 4: Click the button
Az BackCountry Riders allows you to
fill out a profile which tells people about you. You can have your
name, age, instant messenger information, personal avatar (picture),
● Step 1: To change your
profile, click the "Profile" option in the forum menu above. This
will bring you to the View Profile page.
● Step 2: On your View Profile
page, you will see a special link titled "Modify". Click this link.
● Step 3: For security reasons,
you will then be asked to enter your password. Do so, then click
You now have access to all of your
account settings and options for this forum, divided into four
sections: Edit Profile, Contact Information, Options and PM
Preferences. For details on each of this, please read on below.
The Edit Profile section gives you
quick access to your basic profile settings for you account on the
Az BackCountry Riders forum.
Password: If you wish to change your password, you may do so
by filling in this box. It is highly recommended that your password
be at least 6 characters and use a combination of letters and
Verify Password: In order to change your password, Az
BackCountry Riders needs
to know that you'll remember it. You can do this by entering your
new password again in this box.
Name:This is your Display Name. This is the name everyone
will see throughout this YaBB forum. Most forum systems display the
username you login with, but this is not the case with AZ
Gender: Optional. If you want others to know your gender, you
may pick "male" or "female" from this drop-down box. Keep in mind
that this forum may have boards with access only allowed to certain
Birthday: Optional. If you would like others to see how old
you are and have a special icon in your profile on your birthday,
please enter it in DD (day), MM (month), YYYY (year) format.
Location: Optional. Filling in this box will display where
you live, where your from or anything else you choose.
If you would like other members of AZ
BackCountry Riders to be able to contact you, this section will
allow you to provide this information in your profile.
Email: This must be a valid
email address. It is used for system notifications such as a
forgotten password, topic notifications, and forum emails.
Hide Email from Public: Check this box if you do not want
other Az BackCountry Riders community members to view your email address. Note: this
does not hide it from Admins.
ICQ: If you have an ICQ account, you may enter your UIN here.
AIM: If you have AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), you may enter
your user name here.
YIM: If you have Yahoo! Instant Messenger, you may enter your
screen name here.
MSN: If you have an MSN Messenger address, you may enter it
Google Talk: If you have Google Talk, you may enter your
Website Title: If you have a website, you can enter the title
here. This will be the text the URL (below) will attached to.
Website URL: Here you can enter the URL to your website.
Note, this must be a full URL. (i.e. include
The third section of your AZ
BackCountry Riders profile allows you to edit forum settings that
relate to your account.
Personalized Picture: Az BackCountry Riders allows you to
define a small picture (called an avatar) that will display under
your name next to your posts. This forum has a number of avatars
already installed, and you may pick one from the list. If you have
your own avatar, please see the option below.
I have my own pic: If you have your own avatar and would like
to use it on Az BackCountry Riders, you may enter the URL here.
Personal Text: This is a small line of text that will display
under your avatar.
Signature: Your signature is displayed at the bottom of every
post you make and in your profile.
Preset Time Format: This option allows you to change how the
dates and time are presented to you throughout the Az BackCountry
Custom Time Format: You may also create a custom time format
using the special codes here.
Time Offset: Since your time may be different from the
server, you can enter your correct time zone to adjust it correctly.
Template: If the webmaster of Az BackCountry Riders has other
templates installed, you may choose one from this box.
Language: Here you can select your native language to view
this community in if it is available.
The final section of the profile gives
you the ability to customize how you view and receive personal
messages from other community members.
Ignorelist: This function allows you to ignore other members
and prevents you from viewing any personal messages they send.
Additionally, you may disable all PMs by entering a *
Notify by e-mail: If you would like an email when a members
sends you a personal message, this options allows you to enable that
feature. NOTE: Please do nor reply to the e-mail notification. If
you do the reply will go to the forum e-mail address, and not to
your intended recipient.
PM Popup shows PMs in new Window? If you have PM Popups
enabled, checking this box will open your PMs in a new window.
Otherwise, it will load in the current one.
Enable Personal Message Popup? Checking this box will display
a small popup window to notify you of any new personal messages.
Starting a Topic
After you have registered an account,
you will have the ability to start new topics. To do so, navigate to
a category you would like to begin a conversation in. Make sure that
this is the correct category for the subject of your post. Once
you're inside this category, search for a link or button titled
"Start New Topic" and click it. The exact location of this button
will vary depending on which template is being used, but it is often
near the top of the list of topics.
This will present you with a new page
where you can begin to type your post. Below you will find a
description of the items on this page.
Subject: This is the title of your topic and is what will be shown
on the category page.
Message Icon: If you would like to add a special icon to your post,
you may choose one from this list.
Add YaBBC tags: YaBBC tags give
you the ability to format the text in your post. To add, simply
click on the button of your choice. See below for a complete
Add Smileys: Personalize your post by adding an emoticon, or
smiley. Just click on the one you want and YaBB will automatically
put it in your post.
Attach: If the Administrator allows, you may be able to add a
file to your post by clicking on the "Browse" button to find the
file on your hard drive to upload. Pay attention to the allowed file
types and maximum file size.
Post/Preview/Reset: These three buttons do exactly what you
would expect. Press the "Post" button if you're ready for the
community to view your message, press "Preview" if you would like to
see what your post will look like first or press "Reset" to clear
all of the boxes and start again.
Replying to a Post
In addition to posting new topics, you
can also reply to existing posts or topics quickly and easily. When
you find a topic you would like to comment on, look for the button
or link titled "Reply" or "Quote". Using "Reply" will take you to a
post page much like the one described above. Quote does exactly the
samething, however, it will add what another user has said to your
post in a special box like you see below.
This is a quote:
Posting a Poll
If you have a question you would like
to ask this community, Az BackCountry Riders forum gives you the ability to create a poll
along with your topic. This is a fantastic way to get a good idea of
what this community feels about your question. To post a poll, find
the button titled "Start New Poll" from the category view and click
it. The exact location of this button will vary depending on which
template is being used, but it is often near the top of the list of
topics. On this special post page, type in your question and options
in the respectively labeled box, then fill out your message as
ready to enjoy chatting on Az BackCountry Riders discussion forum!
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