|Why should I register?
|Registration to the Digital Spy forums is free, and allows you to do the following:
To register, you will need to specify a username and password, and a valid non-webmail email address. Entering your email address will not leave you open to 'spam', as you can choose to hide your email address, and messages sent to you via email do not reveal your address to the sender in any case. (To verify this, you can try sending an email message to another user.) The forum will send you the final part of the registration process by email, so ensure that the email address you provide is valid and working.
- Post new threads
- Reply to other peoples' threads
- Edit your posts
- Receive email notification of replies to posts and threads you specify
- Send private messages to other members
- Set up a 'buddy-list' to quickly see which of your friends are currently online
When you register, you will be given the option to 'Automatically login when you return to the site'. This will store your username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this.
This forum also gives you the option to use a cookie to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy. If in doubt, we recommend that you select 'yes' to enable the cookie.
After you have registered, you may alter your cookie options at any time by changing the settings on this page.
|How do I clear my cookies?
|You may clear all your cookies by clicking here. If you return to the main index page via the link provided and you are still logged in, you may have to remove your cookies manually.
In Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP:
In Mozilla Firefox:
- Click the "Tools" menu.
- Select "Internet Options" from the menu that appears.
- Click "Delete Cookies" on the dialog box that appears. It will be in the center area of the "General" tab.
Your cookies should now be removed. You may want to restart the computer and revisit the forums to be sure.
- Click the "Tools" menu.
- Select "Options" from the menu that appears.
- From the dialog box, select "Privacy" on the left.
- Find "Cookies" on the main pane, and click the "Clear" button adjacent to it.
|How can I change the information in my profile?
|It is your responsibility to keep the information in your profile up-to-date. You should especially ensure that your email address is kept current. You can alter any of the fields in your profile, except your username. Once you have registered your username, it becomes yours for life. In extreme circumstances, you may request that the administrator change your username, but he or she will require a very good reason to do so.
Edit your profile here.
|I lost my password, what can I do?
|If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgotten Your Password' link on any page that requires you to fill in your password.
This will bring up a page where you should enter your registered email address, and an email will be sent to that address instantly, with instructions for resetting your password.
|The times aren't displaying correctly on the forum - what can I do?
|Digital Spy is set to GMT from the last Sunday in October through the last Sunday in March, and BST for the remaining period. This global setting is shown on our news site and to unregistered members of our forums. Registered users must specify their own timezone and daylight saving options in the User CP. Click User CP, then Edit Options to review these settings. If auto-detection of DST does not work on your computer, please manually select a DST option.
|What are the buddy and ignore lists?
|The buddy list is used to keep track of the friends you have made on this forum. By going to your "Open Buddy List" in "Quick Links" menu of the navbar, you'll be able to see which of your friends are currently online and send them a private message. Adding people to your buddy list also allows you to send private messages to multiple forum members at the same time. You may add any member of the forums to your buddy list by viewing their profile or by going to "Buddy / Ignore Lists" in your "User CP".
Ignore lists are used for those people whose messages you wish not to read. By adding someone to your ignore list, those messages posted by these individuals will be hidden when you read a thread.
|Are avatars or signatures available?
|There are no current plans to introduce the use of avatars or signatures to the forums. We take pride in having a clean, fast-loading, content-focused discussion area on Digital Spy.
|Why isn't my post count going up?
|Post counts reflect the amount of posts in our Media Zone, Entertainment Zone, and Internet and Gaming forums. Posts in General Discussion and Chatter are not reflected in the count displayed under members' names in threads.
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