Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

How do I change my Forum User Name?

Navigate to the Forum Username page within your My Account section of AUGI.

Enter a preferred username and the request will be sent to the AUGI Membership Director. You'll be notified once your username has been updated.

How do I post a new question?

Select the appropriate forum, click the "New Thread" button, and type your question in the text window.

Why am I "The Silent Type"?

We use the term "The Silent Type" to identify Forum visitors who have not made at least one post. If you are not sure you are ready to make a "real" post, try the New Forum Users (Non technical) forum. But be aware that since the New Users forum was created new users to introduce themselves and learn how to enter a post -- please do not post a technical question in this forum, which you require an answer to.

You can view the current User Title List below.

Why do I not appear in the Members List?

You will appear in the Members List as soon as you make your first post -- to any forum, including the New Forum Users (Non technical) forum.

In the forums, why is my "last visit" shown as "Dec 31st, 1969 at 11:00 PM"?

The above date is used when it is your first visit to the forums. Once you have entered the forums, then "Logged Out" - the next time you enter the "last visit" information associated with your forum "User Name" will be correct.

How do I maintain a list of threads or topics I am interested in?

You can subscribe to any Threads or "queries" you wish to follow by choosing the "Thread Tools" link and adding a subscription to the currently active thread.

Note: This subscription serves two purposes. It allows you to receive an email notification when someone adds a new reply to that topic and it will add it to your subscribed thread list which can come in handy when you want to revisit the topic.

Why does my forum post count not increase?

Typically, your posts will count in all Technical forums. However, there are some forums that are intended as non-Technical or "Off-Topic". These "Off-Topic" forums do not count toward a User's forum post count. The following forum categories do not count towards a User's forum post count:

Note: This list is not all inclusive.

What are the different forum "User Titles"?

Forum "User Titles" appear under your forum "User Name" and change automatically as you reach certain post count milestones. Listed below are the different "User Titles" and their associated post count:

  • The Silent Type (0)
  • Woo! Hoo! my 1st post (1)
  • Member (2)
  • Active Member (50)
  • 100 Club (100)
  • I could stop if I wanted to (200)
  • All AUGI, all the time (500)
  • AUGI Addict (1000)
  • Certifiable AUGI Addict (2500)
  • Certified AUGI Addict (5000)
  • Needs to get out more (10000)

What are the different levels of forum "Reputation"?

Listed below are the titles associated with each ranking (replace "User" with your own forum "User Name")...

  • User is a supernova (-)
  • User appears to be imploding
  • User has taken a wrong turn
  • User is starting their journey (0)
  • User appears to be going the right way
  • User is going the right way
  • User has a bright future
  • User is glowing brightly
  • User is a beam of light
  • User is reaching for the moon
  • User has landed on the moon
  • User is shooting for the stars
  • User has reached the stars
  • User is a shining star
  • User has become a constellation
  • User is celestial (+)
  • User has disabled reputation. [Opt out of displaying your forum reputation]

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