Before the Forum moves to its new software there are a couple of things that we ask you to do to make it easier for your account profile to be migrated to the new software.
Ensure the email address in your Profile is up to date and correct as it will be migrated to the new Forum and is required for you to request a New password so that you can Login to use the new Forum. It will also be used to compare with the HCVC members database to identify members and provide you with additional services that HCVCA membership provides.
You can also use your email address or username/displayname to login to the new Forum.
The name that appears against your Posts and under Display Name in your Profile will be your Username to login into the new Forum and will appear on your posts. It is more difficult to alter the display name/username on the new Forum so please make any changes you wat before we migrate. You also need to make ensure that is only has the characters a to Z and the number 0 to 9 and remove any other symbols or characters you may have. This will only affect a small number of people. Multiple Words in the Display Name appear to be okay.
For technical reasons and the effort required to fix it, some Signatures may not migrate very well and will need to be rebuilt on the new Forum so you may like to take a copy of it before we migrate.
Not a lot else will be migrated from your current profile so if you have entries in the social media fields like twitter handles, Facebook etc than you may like to take a copy before we migrate and update them later.
To get started with using the Forum you will first need to do a couple of things to login.
Get a Password
Passwords couldn't be migrated from the old Forum so you will have to click on the 'Forgot your Password?' link found in the header area of the new Forum, just under where it asks for you to enter your User name, and provide your email that you verified in the old Forum before we migrated which of course you did.
You will be sent a Verification code that you can click on and this will present you with a page where you can enter and confirm your new password.
Login to the Forum
Now you can use either your User name or your email address with your new password to login to the Forum using the boxes at the top of the Forum or the Login link at the bottom of each page.