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

Personal Information fields

You may choose to tell others as little or as much about yourself as you please.

To confirm what others can see about you, go to My Profile, then click the View Profile link at the top left.

The personal information in your profile can be changed by going to My Profile, then the Edit Profile link off to the left.

Except where noted, the following items are visible to all site users.

1. First and Last Name:

These are required fields, however your name is only visible to Ask Me Help Desk administrators.

2. Date of Birth:

You may

  • Leave them blank
  • Show month and date, or
  • Show month, date and year.

3. Home Page URL:

Enter a website address if you wish.

4. Instant Messaging:

If you would like others to be able to Instant Message you, fill in the appropriate field(s).

5. Location - Where you live:

Leave it blank or enter a location.

6. Experience:

If you are here to help others by answering questions, we recommend that you complete this field so that people are aware of your qualifications.

7. Occupation:

As with experience, it can be helpful to know what your occupation is.

8. Google AdSense fields:

This field is for use by Experts and Supermoderators and is only visible to Ask Me Help Desk administrators. For more information about Experts, see How can I be named "Expert"?

9. Paypal Email Address & Live Advice Rate fields:

These fields are only visible to Ask Me Help Desk administrators. See Share Your Knowledge, Make Some Money for more information about using these fields.

After making any changes on the Edit Profile page, be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom.

How do I get a picture with my username?

You may upload a photo from your computer or specify a photo that is already on the web. From My Profile, click on the Edit Photo link on the left.

There you may enter the URL of a photo on the web, or click the Browse button to navigate to a picture on your computer.

When you are done, be sure to click the Save Changes button.

What is the signature for?

This is text that you would like to be inserted at the end of all your posts, somewhat like having personalized stationary.

For examples of the sort of information people put in their signature, go to the Member List and click on various Member user names.

To create your signature, go to My Profile and click the Edit Signature link on the left.

Type your text in the white box, and note that you can use the editing buttons above the box to enhance and arrange the text, make text a hyperlink, and a few other options.  Feel free to play with it and click the Preview Signature button to see how it looks before clicking the Save Signature button.

You have the option to include your signature on any posts you make. If you have specified a signature, it will automatically appear with all your posts.

You can disable signatures on a per-post basis by un-ticking the 'Show Signature' checkbox when you compose your message.

You may change or remove your signature at any time.

Search FAQ

Select this option if you would like your search to look in the text of FAQ items as well as their titles.

Select an option here to specify how you would like your search query to be treated. 'Any words' will return the most numerous but possibly least relevant results, while 'Complete phrase' will return only results that contain exactly what you are searching for.