The administrator will require you to register in order to use all the features of the TCI Forums. Being registered gives you an identity on the board, a fixed username on all messages you post and an online public profile.
Registration is free (unless otherwise specified), and offers an extended range of features, including the ability to:
You can register by clicking on the 'Login/Registration' link in the top right corner of the page. You will be asked to enter your name, a valid email address, phone number and job title. Once you provide this information, you may have to click on a link in an 'activation email' sent to your email address.
After clicking the activation link, you will prompted to choose your password and a security question. After completing this step, you will be registered for the TCI Forums.
If you forget your password, you can click on the 'Forgot Password' link in the lower left side of the login page
This link brings up a page where you should enter your registered email address. An email will be sent to that address shortly, with instructions for resetting your password.
Since passwords are encrypted, there is no way to resend your original password. This option, however, does allow you to reset your password.
NOTE: You must be able to receive emails at your registered email address for the reset password function to work. You may need to check your spam filters/folder if you do not receive the password reset email in a few minutes.
For privacy reasons, no forum members' email addresses are displayed in the forum.
No, you cannot send email to other TCI Forum members. Due to privacy reasons, this feature is not available.
As a post owner, you can block a user from commenting on your posts, or delete other user comments on your posts.
The 'My Profile' page is where you manage your personal information, location and the specialty (or specialties) you're signed up for. To visit the 'My Profile' page, you have to register at http://forum.codinginstitute.com first. Then, log in and click on 'My Profile' on the main page.
You can manage/edit the following information on your profile page:
For some profile details (like name or job title), click on the 'Edit' link beside the profile option you'd like to edit. For specialty, select and deselect specialty check boxes to set your TCI Forum list.
To upload a profile picture, click on the pencil link beneath the profile shadow on the 'My Profile' page.
If you are logged in, you can post questions by clicking on the 'Post A Question' button in the main navigation bar on all pages of TCI Forums.
Yes, you can edit your post if no user has commented on it. You can edit the post by clicking the 'Edit Post' button on a particular post.
Yes, you can delete your post by clicking the "Remove Post" button on a particular post.
Once you have removed/deleted your post, it will not be available for further comments/discussion.
No, other users cannot edit or delete your posts.
Yes, you can block any user from commenting on your post by clicking on the 'Block' button beside the user comment. The user will not be able to participate in the discussion if the post owner blocks that user.
You can unblock any user by clicking the 'Unblock' button beside the user comment. The user will be able to participate in the discussion again if the post owner unblocks the user.
No, if you are blocked by a post owner, you will not be able to comment, share etc., on this thread unless post owner unblocks you.
If you are logged in, you can comment on any post by clicking on the 'Comment' button beside that post.
Yes, you can edit or delete your comments on a post. Also, post owners can delete your comments from their post if they consider them inappropriate or irrelevant.
User can follow or unfollow a TCI Forum user by clicking on the 'Follow' or 'Unfollow' button below the poster's name.
Yes, you can share TCI Forum posts/questions with your friends on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. To share a post, click on the Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter icons beside the question and share it with your friends.
On the 'Home' page, you will be able to see all the posts related to your preferred specialty selections in TCI Forums. On the 'My Posts' page, you will be able to access all the posts you have participated in, either by posting that question, sharing your comments on another post, voting on a post, etc.
You can perform a search by adding keywords in the search box at the top of the page. TCI Forums will search for your keywords in the post titles and descriptions of posts across TCI Forums.
'Popular Posts' is a list of all the posts that have had maximum activity through comments, upvotes, downvotes, shares, etc.
'Popular Writers' are the top six writers in each TCI Forum specialty, as determined by how much activity their posts have received (comments, upvotes, downvotes, etc.).
Users will receive several types of email notifications at their registered email address. These notifications include:
Yes, you can attach a maximum five files per post. TCI Forums supports several different document types, such as pdf, docx, xlsx, JPG, png, and GIF( maximum 2 MB per attachment).
Yes, you can remove/replace incorrect attachment from your post in by clicking the 'Edit' button on the post.
Yes, you can download attachments from a post if you are logged into your account, and you include that post in your list of posts.