Click the Browse button under Main Picture and select the photo you want to use.
Fill in your current password to confirm the change and click "Update Profile".
Note that the image will automatically be resized so you don't have to worry about the image size or dimensions. Photos will be automatically cropped to 3x4 or 4x3 aspect ratio.
How do I post a picture?
There are a few ways you can do this.
Option #1 and probably easiest, you can use the Attach feature when posting a new message. The image will automatically be resized to resonable dimensions automatically. Make sure to click the Attach button after you choose the file!
Option #2: Link to your image on the web (not just on your computer's hard drive). Then put the image address in the [img] tag as described below. Please make sure the image isn't bigger than around 800 pixels wide, so it doesn't overflow off the sides of the page.
Option #3:Start a journal and post your picture there. It will be automatically resized, and then you can post the image address between [img] tags as described below. You can right-click on any image on a web page and "Copy Image Link" to get the image address.
How do I put a picture in my signature?
Upload your signature photo to a photo hosting service such as
ImageShack, PhotoBucket, Flickr etc
Copy the "direct link" to your photo. Example: http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/5120/bessar2minhand.jpg
Click on "Forum Settings", change "Add my signature to this message" checked by default" to YES and Submit.
Click on "Edit Signature"
Paste the direct link you copied above between [img] ... [/img] tags and Submit.
Important Note: As per the Forum Guidelines, you should not use a forum signature image taller than 250px and no wider than 700px.
Use an image viewer/resizer application on your computer, or a online service such as PicResize to shrink your photos.
I want the "Most Recently Replied-To" topics at the top of the list
Also known as "Float to top" mode.
Make sure you're signed in, then scroll to the bottom of the Topic List page and click "Turn Floating Threads On".
I want to expand/collapse the thread display
Please note that there are two different view settings that you can
The first is the Topic View, which is the list of all topics in a particular forum. You can switch between two modes via the link at the bottom of the screen. Selecting "Switch View" will cause only the topic's Subject to be displayed, one per line. Selecting "Switch View" again will cause each topic to display all of the messages in the thread below it, in hierarchical fashion.
The second setting is the Message View, which is what you see when you click on a topic to read all the posts. Selecting "Switch View" will allow you to view the contents of all the messages in the thread at once. Selecting "Switch View" again will display one message a time, with a hierarchical display of all the messages in the thread, which can clarify which messages are being replied to.
When I come back, my display settings aren't the same
You must have "cookies" enabled in order for your web browser to save your
display preferences. Flushing your cache ("Temporary Internet Files" in
Windows-speak) may clear your cookies, but if cookies are enabled your settings
will be remembered for the following session. Your cookie setting will be in
Preferences or Internet Options or something like that (don't ask me, because
every web browser is different). Some ad-blocking software may also interfere
with Phorum saved settings.
I have to log in every time I visit the Forum
First, please carefully verify that the TIME, DATE AND TIME ZONE are correctly set on your computer. This is by far the most common cause of login problems. If you are using Windows, open Control Panel, Date and Time Preferences, click on the Internet Time tab and check "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server". This will prevent the problem from happening again in the future. Restart your web browser and sign out, then sign in again.
If that doesn't help, try deleting cookies for "mgexp.com" from your web browser:
How to delete cookies from your web browser
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Show Cookies
Chrome: Preferences -> Show Advanced Settings -> Content Settings -> All Cookies and Site Data
If you're using Windows, you may need to reboot your computer after deleting cookies (for some bizarre reason...)
If that STILL doesn't fix it, please try using an alternate web browser, such as:
Yes, just click on the topic and click the "Edit" link, as shown below:
There is a time limit of about 2 weeks from the time the message was created, after that the message can no longer be edited (except by the Forum Administrator). Posts in the Trader section should be editable forever. If you need an old locked thread deleted, contact the webmaster and make sure to include a link (URL) to the post in question!
The Forum looks really ugly or weird
You're probably using an old web browser that doesn't support web standards properly. Upgrade your web browser to something more recent that respects open standards, such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, or IE8.
Or, maybe you just have a different sense of style!