In this guide, we will explain how to edit your profile and change your avatar, including changing your password, email address, and avatar. We will guide you through each step of the profile page, so you will know exactly what to do to make your profile more personal.
To begin, you need to go to your profile page. Let us first explain how to do that.
How to Get to Your Profile Page
There are several ways to access your profile page on the forum, but in this guide, we will explain the best way to do it to ensure easy access to all available options and make account editing simpler. To begin, you should go to the right sidebar (on the desktop version of the site) and locate this box:
If you are on the mobile version scroll down until you see this box. It is underneath the main forum page.
In this box, you will see various symbols, including a blue circle which represents your avatar. Upon signing up, the forum designates a default avatar for you. Alongside this, your username and tag (your username in brackets with an @ symbol) are displayed. Other members use this tag to mention you in their posts. Upon receiving a tag, a notification will be sent to you, which can be identified by the orange bell icon. However, the orange bell only appears orange when you have a notification. If you don’t have any notifications, the notification icon will appear grey.
In this post, we need to focus on the little boxes at the bottom of this profile widget. Here is what they all mean:
Profile Widget Tab Buttons
The Profile Tab: Pressing this button will take you to your profile
Account Tab: This tab will take you to your account setting page. The page you will visit to edit your account.
Activity Tab: This tab will show you all of the posts you have posted around the forum.
Favourites Tab: Clicking this tab will show you a feed of all the posts you have labeled as favourites.
Subscriptions Tab: You can view all the threads posted in sub forums that you have subscribed to in this tab. It will also show you post in subscribed threads.
Messaging Tab: Clicking this tab will take you to your private messages inbox. (You can only send message if you have more than 10 forum post)
The Log Out Tab: Click this tab to log out of the forum when have finished your visit. The system will log you out automatically if there is no activity for one hour..
The button you are looking for to edit your account is the “Account Tab“. Clicking on that will take you to a page where you can edit your account details.
Editing Your Profile
When you click on the account tab, you will be directed to a new page with numerous options. This page allows you to add links to social networks, change your password, change your avatar, and add a forum signature. Since there are many options available, we will go through each one step by step, so you will know exactly what you need to do to edit your profile.
If it would help, you can click on the picture to open it in a new tab. We will work our way through this page from top to bottom, starting with your account cover photo.
The account page will look something like this:
How Do I Edit My Profile Cover Pic
If you wish to change the picture at the top of your profile, which shows jars of cannabis, you can do so easily. Simply click on the small icon on the bottom right of the cover picture, and a box will appear, asking you to upload a picture from your device. All you need to do is select the picture you want to upload, and it will be displayed there instead.
Changing Your Username
Your username will be displayed in the box at the top of the account editing page, but it is not possible to change it. However, you can change your display name, but you will need to ask a member of the admin team to do this for you. Your username will always remain the same and cannot be altered.
To Change Your Password
To change your password, you must first enter your current password in the box at the top of the account page. Next, add your new password into the middle box, and then repeat it in the bottom box for confirmation. Once you have done this, click on the “Save” button located at the bottom right corner of the page to save the changes.
Adding Your Timezone
If you wish, you can add your time zone to the account page, so that the forum times are based on your location. However, please note that for competition entry times and forum deadlines, all times are in UK Time. This means either BST for British Summer Time, or GMT for Greenwich Mean Time (UK time during winter).
How Do I Edit My Profile Avatar
I highly recommend that you change your avatar to something you like. It will give your profile a personal touch, and it’s how people will recognize you around the forum. It’s easy to change, and you have two options:
- Specify Avatar by URL
To change your forum avatar by specifying a URL, simply find an image online that you think represents you best. Copy the URL of that image and paste it into the box provided. Don’t forget to click the round circle so that it’s highlighted blue. Then, click “Save Changes” at the bottom right of the account edit page, and your avatar will be changed.
- Upload an Avatar
If you would prefer to upload an avatar, begin by clicking the circle in front of the words “Upload an Avatar” so that it’s highlighted blue. Then, click the box that says “Upload file”. A box will open, and you simply need to choose which picture you would like to upload from your device. Once you have chosen it, click “Save Changes” at the bottom right of the account edit page, and your avatar will be changed.
If you need any help with this, please contact an admin member. They will be able to change your avatar for you if you have trouble.
It’s always important to keep your personal information safe and secure online. Sharing too much personal information can lead to potential risks like identity theft, cyberstalking, or even physical harm. Therefore, it’s essential to keep a balance between sharing personal information and staying safe online.
If you choose to fill out this section, you can provide some general information about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing with other members. This can include your growing experience, favorite strains, growing methods, or any other information that you think would be helpful or interesting to other members. But remember, you should never share sensitive information such as your full name, address, phone number, or financial information on a public forum like this.
Link Your Grow Diaries
Adding links to your grow diaries is a great way to share your experiences and progress with the community. It’s also a great way to keep track of your grows and refer back to them in the future.
To add a link to your grow diary, simply copy the URL of your diary and paste it into one of the three boxes provided. You can add up to three grow diaries at a time, and you can change the links at any time by editing your account page.
For completed diaries, simply add the links to the boxes provided once you have finished your grow and have a complete diary to share. It’s a great way to show off your accomplishments and earn more forum awards.
Remember, only members of the forum can view your profile and links, so always be mindful of what information you share and keep your security in mind.
How do I Edit my Profile Signature
It’s always a good idea to check the forum rules before adding anything to your signature. Some forums have specific guidelines for signature size, content, and links. Percys Grow Room allows up to 3 lines of text, with a maximum of 40 characters per line. You can also add a link to your website or social media profiles, but it must be relevant to the forum and follow the rules. Once you have added your signature, click “Save Changes” at the bottom right of the page to update your profile.
How Do I Edit My Social Networks
It is important to remember to only add links to your public cannabis-related accounts and avoid adding links to any personal or private accounts. This will help ensure your security and privacy. Additionally, if you do add links to your social media accounts, make sure to review the privacy settings on those accounts to ensure you are sharing only the information you are comfortable with.
Contact the Forum Administrator
The “Contact Admin” button is a quick and easy way to get in touch with the admin team if you are having any issues with your account or have any questions about the forum. However, if you prefer to post a private thread or message an admin directly, you will need to have at least ten posts on the forum first.
Complete Editing Your Forum Profile
To make any edits to your forum profile, simply click on the “Save Changes” button located at the bottom of the form on the right-hand side. The changes will be immediately visible. You have full control over your profile and can make edits to your features at any time. However, please note that you cannot change your username. You can, however, change your display name which is the name that appears on the forum with your posts.
If you require any help at all, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. Percy’s Grow Room has a reputation for being the friendliest cannabis growers forum on the internet. You can always count on finding many friendly growers and members who are eager to offer their help and support.