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Below are some quick pointers to subscribing to the forums and recieving notification of new posts.


Log on to the board.

To Subscribe to a forum:

Open the forum you wish to subscribe to and go to bottom of page. Click on 'Subscribe to this forum' link as illustrated here:




To Subscribe to a topic:

Browse to the topic you wish to track and open it. At the top of the forum you will see a link to 'Track This Topic' as illustrated below :




You may also access the 'Topic Options' by clicking on the Topic Options icon at the bottom of the page as illustrated here:




This will expand to give you the following options:




When you post or reply to a topic, in the posting screen check the 'Enable email notification of replies?' checkbox as illustrated here:




To be notified of replies by default:

Log in. Click the 'My Controls' link on the member bar. This will bring you to the setting options for your profile. Go to Email Settings. Set Enable 'Email Notification' by default.


Editing your profile:

Log in. Click the 'My Controls' link on the member bar. This will bring you to the setting options for your profile. You may add avatars, edit contact info., etc.


For a full list of Help Topics you can click the 'Help' link at top of page. The url for the Help Topic page is:




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