The Web Site Administrator
governs the options that appear on pages in a Web Site. However,
the following options typically appear:
- Log In/ Register
(which changes to Logout after you login): Click this
button to identify yourself to the system. When you log in for
the first time, you create a profile that includes your user
information. After you create a profile, you are considered
"registered." This option changes to a Logout button.
Click Logout to log out of the system. Your profile still
remains after you log out, so you don't need to recreate it
each time you log in.
To join in any chat sessions, respond to message board topics,
or add content (if allowed by the Web Site Administrator), you
must click the Participate button.
- My Profile:
Click this button to show your registration information, which
you can edit. Registration information includes name, email
address, username, and password. My Profile also shows a list
of Web Sites in which you participate or participate as the
Web Site Administrator. My Profile also lets you control email
sent by the system. For information about the My Profile page,
see My Profile.
- Interest Guide:
Click this button to show a list of Web Sites within the system
database organized by channel (category). For information about
the Interest Guide, see Interest
- Site Directory:
Click this button to show a list of Web Sites within the system.
The list can be sorted by alphabet, most recently updated Web
Site, Web Site with most content, Web Site with most participants,
or relationship to other Web Sites. For information about the
Site Directory, see Site Directory.
- Help: Click
this button to display text that explains the page you're viewing.
Once you're displaying a Help page, you can click one of the
following options at the top of the Help page:
- Help Topics:
Click this to show a complete list of all help topics, organized
by what you can do as a participant or as a Web Site Administrator.
This is similar to a table of contents in a book.
Asked Questions: Click this to show answers to some
questions that users often ask us.
- Tips and Tutorials:
Click this to show some tips about images and page design
and also to go to a tutorial on how to use the system.