To go to your profile click the word "Profile" located at the top of the forum in the toolbar. Its located between "Groups" and "P.M."
Once you're at your profile, you'll notice there are tabs labeled "Information" "Preferences" "Signature" "Avatar" "Friends and Foes" "Topic is being watched" and "Drafts"
First Label, Information:
Here you can change your current password, by simply typing in your old password, then the new one you want, and then confirming the new one.
You can also change your Gender, Birthday, Location, Occupation, and How you found the site.
Then theres a contact field where you can post different contacts to different sites like ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo messanger, and skype. you can also post a link to your own website.
Remember, you must press save to save the info you have put in.
Next Label, Preferences:
In the preferences label, you can do many things. Change wether you want to be able to recieve emails from members, Different notifications, date and time of the forum, things like that. to change these, simply click on the circle in front of the preference you want and click save.
Next Label, Signature:
A signature is the writing or images that are automatically attached to your posts. when you post, your signature will be right under the post.
To make a signature, simply type what you want to be in the signature in the box located. If you want an image, press the image button, paste the image link after the first [img] and then press the image button again. It should look something like this Click save and the image or text you entered should be your new signature.
Next Label, Avatar:
Uploading an avatar is easy. If you have an image saved on your computer, click browse, and then choose the image you want, click open, and the image link will show up in the box. if you have an image from a site, and you have the link of the image, paste the image link in the box labeled "Upload an avatar from a URL".
Next Label, Friends and foes:
This is simply for adding members to your friends list, or your foes list. to add someone to your friends list, type their username in the box, or click find a username, to find one if you don't know it by heart. this tab can also show friend requests you have sent and that are pending, or friend requests members have sent to you and that are pending. you can also add a foe the same way you would add a friend
Next Label, Topic is being watched:
Topic is being watched is like subscribed threads. when you post on a thread, the thread will be added to your topic is being watched. TiBW can be used to find threads quicker, and see new posts.
Last Label, Drafts:
I don't currently Know what drafts is for, but when I find out, I'll edit this thread.
I hope this helped some new members!!