How does the YPARD-forum work? A collection of possible questions & their answers How do I become a member? We welcome to our network all young professionals in agricultural research for development. Of course we shall be happy to welcome all the participants from YPARD meeting at CGIAR conference on 4th of December 2005 in Marrakech, Morocco! To become a member of the YPARD-forum you first need to register. To do so you go to the site: www.carookee.com/forum/YPARD or just follow the link which will be soon established on the YPARD-website. 1. On the Forum-site you find the button “Join for free” please give yourself a username, a password and, if we have not yet met personally, briefly introduce yourself and say why you want to be a member. You can decide also whether you want to receive all the messages posted in the forum by email. 2. You will now receive an email with a link you need to click for confirmation. 3. The administrators, which are Bala & Ele will have to approve you which might take a few hours, depending on when one of us checks his/her emails. In the most likely case you will therefore be a registered member of the YPARD-forum the next day. 4. Now please fill your profile in the forum & be an active member as much as your time and your other duties allow you! How to fill in the profile? After you logged in, you click on “Profile” on top at the left hand side. The first of FOUR sides will be opened named “Common”. Note that there are three more sites named “Personal, Settings, Mailinglist“ which you are requested to fill in so that the whole thing is not so anonymous and the other members will know who you are. How to log in? You need to be registered to be able to log in. After you registered you will not immediately be able to log in, because you need to be approved by the administrators. If you can’t log in more even two days after you registered, please contact us under YPARDemail@example.com and describe your problem, we will try to solve it as soon as possible. I don’t have a password… 1. Did you register for the forum & wait for at least one day? 2. Please click “Forgot your password?” on the side where you are supposed to type your password. A window will open asking you to fill in the email-adress with which you registered in the forum. You will receive an email with a new password. 3. If 1. & 2. doesn’t give a solution for your problem please contact us under YPARDfirstname.lastname@example.org. How do I post my own message? You need to be registered to post your own messages. Click “messages” on the top of the page. Choose the topic you are interested in and click on it. means “new topic”. You can post your own subtopic. If you want to reply directily to what somebody else said before, click the right button (reply) to reply to a message. Don’t forget to click “Write reply” in the end to save your writing. Is your question not among the ones listed above? Please contact the administrators under YPARDemail@example.com we will work on the problem as soon as we can.