To register at Drugs-Forum, first click on the link on the home page circled below:
First thing which you will be asked to do is read over the forum rules. Please make sure you read them carefully, as they are very strictly enforced here
. Once you are done, check the "I have read, and agree to abide by the Drugs Forum rules" box, and hit the Register button.
After that, you will be taken to this screen:
Choose the user name you wish to use on the forum. Please use something fairly recognizable (i.e. not stuff along the lines of 48hgiu2jgir2tjr) and not too offensive. Any user name decided to be unacceptable will lead to denial of registration.
If the user name you are requesting is already in use, you will see this:
If the user name you have chosen is available, you will see this:
Next, choose and confirm your desired password. Please do not lose it:
Enter your valid email address:
Choose your sex:
Choose your country of residence. If you do not wish to disclose this, there is an "Earth" option.
Please fill in the following information (favourite sections of the site, most intrigued about these substances, introduction and interests). These fields are required for registration, and will be reviewed before your submission is processed. You will be able to modify these fields at any time after registering, if desired. Note that we will
deny your registration if this information is not filled out appropriately.
Enter your date of birth, and the visibility settings for your birthdate and age. Please note that you will not be able to change your birthdate after you have registered
, so make sure it is correct. You will
be able to change the visibility settings.
If a friend or someone else referred you, enter their user name here. They will receive contribution spectrum points for this. As you type in the nickname, a gray box with nicknames that begin with the letters you have already entered, will drop down, so you can check whether you have typed in their nickname correctly. If you were not referred by anyone, just leave this field blank.
Please choose your time zone, so time and date stamps on posts and around the forum are correct for your location. Also, you can choose whether or not you want the clock to automatically compensate for daylight savings time:
You can choose to receive email from the forum itself (newsletters, etc) or other members:
After submitting your registration by clicking the "Complete Registration" button, you will be taken to a screen like this, with your nickname and the e-mail address you entered instead of the blank in the screenshot:
At this point, check your e-mail address for an e-mail sent by Drugs-Forum. If you can't see it in your inbox, make sure to check your spam folder. The e-mail might look similar to this:
In order to activate your account, click the first link in the e-mail. If that doesn't work, you can go to http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/register.php?a=ver
and enter your username and copy the Activation ID as given in the e-mail.
Once you have done this, you will be sent to the following screen:
Now you will have to wait until your account is approved. Typically accounts will be reviewed twice a day. While your registration is pending, you will be able to view and read the forums, but you will not be able to post.
If you have filled in all profile fields properly, if your account name does not include anything problematic and if your email address is a valid, then generally your account will be approved. After your registration has been reviewed, you will receive an email of either approval or denial. Again, please make sure to check your spam folder.
If your account is not approved, then you will receive a notification by email, with instructions how to resolve it.
Generally the instructions ask you to fill in your profile
fields, and make sure your email address and username are not problematic. (read the rules
You can edit your profile fields
, edit your username and email address
by going to your usercp. Once you have edited your details, your account will go back into the moderation queue, for a super-moderator to review it.
If your account is approved you will receive an email such as this one:
And that's it!
At this time new registrations are moderated. After you activate your account, it may take up to 24 hours for your account to be fully active, though it is usually much faster. During this time you will be unable to post, though you may browse the forum.