After you submit the NHU Community Forum Membership Form, to Join Now, go directly to the NHU Community Forum and click on Register.
To learn more about becoming a member, click on the quick links below.
Although you will be able to access the boards and view messages, you will miss out on all the privileges of posting messages, instant messages and more, unless you become a member of the NHU Community Forum! Joining is free.
We encourage you to join others in the fun!
To b ecome a member of the forum:
- To learn how to register, see below.
- To register, go to the NHU Community Forum and click on Register.
Joining Offers the Following Privileges
When you join you will want to set up your NHU Community Forum and customize your communications.
You are able to create an anonymous user name, protecting your personal information and security.
You may specify your logged in time securing your use of the forum for brief duration if your workstation has many users. You may also choose to allow the NHU Forum to set a cookie on your computer that will allow you to stay logged in indefinitely.
If you forget your password and have initially given a valid e-mail address, the forum can retrieve your password and send it to you via e-mail.
After logging in, the forum will show you how many messages you have posted and how many new replies have posted to your messages.
- You will be able to View Messages Posted Today.
- You will be able to view your message before you post it.
- You may customize the look of your messages posted through the profile feature.
- You may create New Subjects or Messages for a Discussion Board Topic.
- You may search the NHU Community Forum Discussion Boards via keywords.
- The NHU Community Forum Info Center gives you the statistics of the forum but also your Instant Messages.
- The Info Center gives many other statistics and allows you to link to forums and subjects.
- View the Info Center through the "more stats" link at the bottom of the NHU Community Forum index page.
View the "10 most recent posts" on the board through the link at the bottom of the NHU Community Forum index page.
Here is a short tutorial on filling out the registration form.
- When you register, you will be asked to choose a member or user name.
- This member or user name is used only for identification by the editors. You can use special characters after logging in, by changing your displayed name in your profile. This profile is completely at your own security risk.
- Your member or user name will appear on all the messages you post.
- Did you already join but forgot your member name and password? Click on finding your name and password?
- Fill in your e-mail address. This address must be a valid e-mail address and will be used only for identification by the editors, if you click the box "Hide E-Mail from public?"
- If you would like to protect the privacy of your e-mail address, click this box.
- If you would like to share your e-mail address, leave the box open.
- For more information on privacy and security, see the section below.
- Choose a password. Fill in a password. Do you know how to create a password? See the tutorial below.
- Verify password. Fill in your password again.
- Please read the Terms of Agreement: Rules of Use, Terms of Service, and Liability Disclaimer carefully for the NHU Community Forum and Topic Discussion Boards and if you agree to the terms as listed, you may enter your registration of membership at the bottom of the page. Check the box "I Agree" and click on the "Register" button.
- When you have completed the above, when we approve your NHU Community Forum Membership Form, we can now accept your registration. This may take over 24 hours. We appreciate your patience to keep our board for the intended purpose.
To Register, enter the NHU Community Forum and click on Register!
Privacy and Security Issues
The Internet can certainly be intimidating to new users. However, you will find that with the proper knowledge, the Internet can offer you many opportunities and much information. Most people that go online have a positive experience, but like anything else we pursue in public in our world, there are risks. It is important that you properly evaluate your sources of information for reliability.
Following are a few things to keep in mind while searching the Internet:
1. DO NOT give any personal information (i.e. last name, address, phone number, social security number, etc.) to strangers you meet in discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, etc.
2. DO NOT send pictures of yourself to people you meet on discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, etc.
3. DO NOT trust all people that are online. A person can misrepresent who they are. Be just as careful "meeting" people online as you would be with any stranger you meet on the street.
4. DO NOT trust that all information provided on Internet websites is accurate. Some websites might be propaganda or may be created with the sole purpose to deceive. Verify that the source of information is reputable, or perhaps verify with an expert. Be careful about any offers that involve you coming to a meeting, having someone visit your house, or sending money or credit card information.
5. NEVER respond to messages or bulletin board items that make you feel uncomfortable in any way. Report anything you feel is unlawful to authorities.
6. CHECK OUT blocking, filtering, and ratings to further filter unwanted sites with your ISP service. Many Internet Service Providers like Earthlink offer SPAM Blocking software, Pop-Up Blocking software and software to make your Internet surfing experience more safe and enjoyable. The software is provided free as part of the monthly service fees that you would pay to these providers.
Creating a Password
1. To protect your computer, accounts, programs and files use passwords.
2. Change passwords periodically or if you notice any change in your account.
3. Memorize your passwords.
4. Don't use well-known abbreviations, numbers or names that are easily traced to you, actual words, your user name or the same password for different accounts.
5. Passwords should be comprised of letters and numbers or special characters (shifted number keys), some case sensitive and at least eight to ten characters long for greater security. Never use your name, family members names, birthdates, phone numbers, or other common information as part of a password. Never use your user ID as a password. It is best to create passwords using combinations of letters, numbers and special characters that do not form words, but mean something to you that you can easily remember.
Summary: Create a password based on a phrase using intermittent letters and numbers. Memorize it.
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