Please note that when you join (via the OFTR) there is a spot on the form for you to enter your ODSC forum username. Putting a username there does NOT get you set up on the ODSC forum. It is just makes it easier for me to match up data. This is intended for those who already have a profile on the ODSC forum. If you are new to forums and how they work, you must always register on a forum to create a profile. You submit the registration and wait for activation. When activated, you will be set up as a paid member or a limited user. Either one gives you access to the forum for posting topics or replies. It doesn't matter whether you register before or after joining via the OFTR, but you must register on the ODSC forum so that you get set up for posting. Even if you don't intend to post, having a profile will activate the topic tracking function. This means that any unread topics will be highlighted for you.