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Creating and Managing My Account

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Account Creation

Welcome to AnthroDynamics! If you're joining us for the first time, you may wish to create an account. By doing this, you unlock access to the Forums, Blogs, Galleries, and much, much more! As a reminder, all accounts are bound by our Terms of Service. Creating an account has just a few simple steps. Click "Sign Up" at the top of the page, or follow the link in the paragraph above. This will bring you to the following page:

 

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There are 2 options, you can choose to create a new user account. You can type in a desired display name, your email address, and your password. Your other option is to sign up through Facebook, where you will just be asked to specify a display name.

 

Once you have signed up and confirmed your email address, you will have the option of signing into the site. Now comes the fun part!

 

My User Panel

Now that you are signed in, you will notice that the Sign Up button has changed! You should now see at the top of a page your User Panel. This panel has several options, but in general looks like:

 

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That's all well and good, but what can you do from here? You will notice that you have a Create button with a drop down list on the left, and your user-name and avatar appear with a separate drop down list on the right. Clicking Create brings up the Create menu:

 

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Content creation really is that simple. Do you want to post a status message? A topic? Do you want to generate a file download, or perhaps a gallery image? You will notice that this specific image was taken from a moderator account, and so the ability to create announcements also stems directly from this menu.

Okay, you might be thinking to yourself, that's really simple. But what about the other items on the user panel? Clicking on your User Name brings up a list of settings and account preferences that you can customize to your liking:

 

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"Profile" will open a direct link to your profile here on AnthroDynamics. We will get to editing that page momentarily. The "My Attachments" link will bring you to a list of items you have attached to your posts through the "attach file" function at the bottom of the post box. "Manage Followed Content" allows you to edit what content you are currently following. Account Settings will bring up an overview of your account, allowing you to change your email address, your password, your Facebook login, and will also allow you to change your display name. Clicking on "Ignored Users" will display a list of users that you are currently ignoring, and allow you to add users to your ignore list based on member name. "Sign Out" does just what it says, it will sign you out of your account.

Also on the User Bar you will notice 2 (and possibly 3) icons. In order, these are "Notifications", "Messages", and "Reports". The last of these is used by moderators to respond to user-submitted reports of content, and most users will only see the first two icons. Clicking any of these icons will bring up a short list of the most recent items in their respective categories.

 

Editing My Account

Let's take another look at your User Profile:

 

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You will notice that I have already adjusted my own avatar and profile background. To do so, simply click the corresponding icon, which will be the little image icon next to your username, or the "Cover Photo" icon in the upper right-hand corner. When selecting a cover photo, you will be able to reposition it within the header after it uploads. "Edit Profile", which is right next to Cover Photo, allows you to edit user-defined fields within your profile, such as "About Me", your Title, and other information tidbits.

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Ignoring Tags for the Gallery

Let's take another look at your User Page:

 

You will notice once again the "Edit Profile" button. To manage your ignored tags, please click Edit Profile. This will bring up various options to control your account. At the bottom of this popup, you will find the following:

 

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You can keep adding more tags by using the "Add another" button, or remove tags by clicking the "x" next to each tag. Please note that content from any users you have Followed will ignore these tags and post to your notifications regardless.

 

Changing Themes

AnthroDynamics has several themes available to our users, and swapping between them couldn't be easier! At the bottom of the page, you will notice the "Theme" drop down. Simply click on this dropdown, and click the name of a different theme:

 

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