Supposing you've arrived here as a guest (or have registered but are currently logged out), the main menu (which appears on every page) should normally comprise five or six buttons (or text links):
- Home, which takes you back to the board index.
- Help, which brings you to this guide.
- Search, which allows you to search the forums for whatever you're looking for.
- Calendar, which links to the forum calendar (if enabled).
- Login, which allows you to login if already registered.
- Register, which allows you to register (or sometimes apply for registration) when you wish to do so.
Once you've registered and logged in, however, the main menu should look a little different:
- Home (as before).
- Help (as before).
- Search (as before).
- Profile, which allows you to make changes to your profile settings.
- Calendar (as before).
- Logout, which allows you to logout again if desired.
Forum administrators should also note the presence of an additional Admin button.