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Cuando un usuario crea un foro SMF, o desea unirse a otro foro SMF, el usuario deberá registrar una cuenta. Esto les permitirá conservar una identidad constante mientras escriben mensajes y mantienen registros de sus actividades, sin importar el lugar desde el cual se estén conectando. Al registrarse podrán llenar su perfil personal y usar el sistema de mensajes privados. También se podrán subscribir a las diversas notificaciones que el foro ofrezca, monitorear su actividad y muchas otras cosas más.

Cuando y cómo registrarse

Ciertos foros pueden elegir un acceso restringido a ciertas áreas o a todo el foro, permitiendo sólo a los usuarios registrados el acceso a el contenido. En estos casos, un usuario invitado deberá registrarse si desea participar en las discuciones del foro, si planea visitar ese foro frecuentemente y tener acceso a las áreas y beneficios por ser un usuairo registrado.

Un usuario es toda aquella persona o bot que no esté logeada en el foro. Una vez el invitado se registra este se convierte en un usuario, sin embargo, los usuarios pueden deslogearse cuando lo deseen..

Usuarios tienen acceso a su perfil y opciones de notificación, dichas opciones no están disponibles para invitados. Los usuarios pueden ser colocados en diferentes grupos de usuarios , ser convertidos en moderadores o administradores, se les puede asignar permisos especiales y accesar a áreas restringidas; los usaurios registrados tienen la facultad de enviar y recibir mensajes personales, recibir emails de el foro y escribir nuevos temas y encuestas, estos son solo algunos de los multiples beneficios de ser un usuario registrado de un foro..

Un invitado puede registrarse en cualquier momento, simplemente basta seleciconar la opción "Registrarse" desde el menú principal.

The Registration Screen

Most forums require a guest to accept their registration agreement before the registration process can begin. By checking the I Agree option, a guest consents to comply with the agreement throughout the duration of their membership. Some forums may also incorporate a minimum age into the agreement process.

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Upon arrival at the registration screen, a guest is requested to enter a username and a valid email address. Failure to use a valid email address may hinder registration, depending on how a forum is configured. Guests are also given the opportunity to allow forum members to email them.

An authentication method must be chosen, as well. The most common method is simply choosing a password. Although, some forums may provide members with the opportunity to use an OpenID.

A form of visual verification may be present in order to confirm that a guest is actually a person and not a bot. This verification may be requested in two ways - CAPTCHA and custom questions. The CAPTCHA method displays an image containing a random collection of letters, which a guest must enter into a text field. The custom questions method displays one or more relatively simple questions, which a guest must answer correctly. A forum may be configured to use both methods at the same time.

Once a guest completes the registration form, there are three possibilities for what is displayed next based on how the forum is configured.

  • Login - If registration is immediate, the new member will be automatically logged in after completing the registration form.
  • Activation - If a message about email activation is displayed, the new account must first be activated before login. An email with instructions how to proceed is sent to the new member's email address.
  • Approval - If a message about member approval is displayed, the new account must first be approved by an administrator before login. An email acknowledging the new member is sent to their email address. Another email is sent later to inform them whether or not their application has been approved.

Activating A New Account

If a forum is configured to require email activation before login, an email will be sent to the email address provided at registration. Important account information, such as username and password, can be found in this email, as well as an activation link. Selecting the activation link activates the member's account and prompts them to login. If a problem occurs with the activation link, the email also provides an activation code that can be used to complete the process.

If a member attempts to login before completing the activation process, an error will be displayed noting that their email address must be validated. A Need another activation email? link is also displayed in case the email has somehow been lost.