Certain forums may choose to restrict access to the full forum or selected areas, allowing only registered members to view the content. A guest should register when they wish to participate in forum discussions, visit a forum frequently, and access members-only areas and benefits.
A guest is any person or spider that is not logged into the forum. Once a person registers they become a member, however, they will still show up as a guest until they log in.
Members have access to profile and notification options that are unavailable to guests. Members can also be placed in membergroups, made moderators or administrators, given special permissions, and access members-only areas. Being able to send personal messages, receive forum emails, and post new polls and topics are some additional benefits that may be available to members of the forum.
A guest may register at any time by simply selecting the Register option from the main menu.