How do I register for an account?
Written by Alan Fahrner

Although registering for an account with the Pine Knoll web site is not required, sometimes registered members will get access to some features/resources early, and there is a possibility (in the future) that others will require it.

So, how do you do it?

On the left side our our standard page, you should be able to see this:

Create a new account link

Well, minus the arrow. Laughing

If you click on "Create an account" you will end up at a screen like this:

Registration screen

Well, but a whole lot bigger. Laughing

If you move your mouse over the various icons on that page you can see which items are required and which ones will show up on your profile page (that other members will be able to see). The only required fields are:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username
  • E-mail
  • Password (and "Verify Password")
  • Country
  • Okay Contact Methods
  • Best Way to Contact You
  • Accept Terms and Conditions

The only fields that will show up on your profile are:

  • Username
  • Country
  • Location
  • Occupation
  • Interests
  • State

Other than Username and Country (which are required) if you don't want other folks to be able to see them, please just don't fill them in.

You'll also notice that many of the items have an "i" icon beside them...if you put your mouse over it it'll explain the individual fields. 

The last step after completing and successfully submitting the registration form? Log in! Laughing

After you log in not only will you potentially see new menu items, existing items may give you access to more material. Additionally if you check out "Your Details" you'll have the option to add an image of yourself...which will also be visible to other members. (Images will not automatically show admin has to approve them first.)

Finally, once our forum is active folks will likely be able to see your first and last name -- we historically have avoided anonymous interactions between folks via our site. However, if you don't post to the forum nobody will see anything beyond what is mentioned above.

Any other questions? Please feel free to contact us via this form.