Settings Normally Available to Profile Owners
While the Summary screen is the same as the one shown above and the Show Posts and Show Stats links are effectively duplicates, profile owners are also provided with the tools to customize their own profiles:
Account Related Settings enables you to make changes to your display name (your login or username can only be changed by an administrator), preferred language (if the forum administrators have installed alternative language packs), email and password settings.
Forum Profile Information enables you to enter optional personal details such as gender, birthdate, location, website and instant messenger contact information. It's also where you go to enter your own personal text and signature and select an avatar (personal picture) from a list (if provided by the forum administrators) or link to one of your own on the web.
Look and Layout Preferences enables you to select your preferred theme (forum skin), time zone and format and other personal choices for layout settings. Note that the currently selected option in the menu pane is highlighted in bold type:
Account Related Settings
Forum Profile Information
Look and Layout Preferences
Notifications and Email
Personal Message Options
Delete this account
This section allows you to customize the look and layout of the forum.
Current Theme: Forum or Board Default (change)
Help The format here will be used to show dates throughout this forum.
Number of hours to +/- to make displayed time equal to your local time.
(Current forum time should be displayed here.)
Show board descriptions inside boards.
Show child boards on every page inside boards, not just the first.
Don't show other user's avatars.
Don't show other user's signatures.
Return to topics after posting by default.
Show most recent posts at the top.
Show most recent personal messages at top.
First day of the week on the calendar:
Use quick reply on topic display:
Show quick-moderation on message index as