To access the features on the forum, you can do it in most of two ways:
Look to the upper-right hand corner of your screen, at the top right-hand corner.
You’ll see a magnifying glass where you can search the forums.
To the right of that in the middle, you’ll see a triple bar where you can click on that, and that will bring you to the forum Categories section.
In that same section, it will also show you links that you can click on for the Latest topic, and the Newest topic, too.
If you look down at the bottom of your page in that section there, you’ll see a link for Frequently Asked Questions, and an About Us link that if you click on that, you’ll have a way to also reach the Forum Admin., and also the CA Webmaster.
Going all of the way back up to the upper-right hand corner of the page again, if you look to the right of that triple bar, you will see your own username icon. This is what the other members here were talking about, when also trying to help you.
Click on your own username icon, and you’ll see who responded to you from the forum. You’ll see if anyone responded to you personally there or replied to one of your posts personally there, and you’ll also see if anyone “Liked/Hearted” one of your posts, too.
Directly below your username icon in the same box that you see all of the reply/responses to you, you’ll see your username once again at the top left corner of this box.
Look over all of the way to the upper-right corner of this box now. You’ll see a bookmark icon, a message icon, and a gear icon.
You can bookmark threads here on the forum, so that you can refer back to a thread that interests you. You can click on the envelope icon too, and go to your Private Messages that way, and you can click on the gear icon to get to all of the other forum features, including your Profile information.
When you click on that gear icon, it will take you to a section called “Preferences.”
When you click on “Preferences,” look to the left-hand side of your screen. You will then see active links in gray on that side of your screen, that are listed on the left side, that go down in a column from top to bottom.
You can click on each link, and look at them carefully and fill out the page or the boxes, and adjust the settings as you want them to be for the forum, or you can leave them at the “default” forum settings if you like.