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How do I report inappropriate users?

We care deeply about having a site that is a safe, healthy, and supportive place for our members.  We rely on the help of users like you to report concerns about anyone using the site in a way that violates our site's Terms and Conditions. If you wis

How to get more information about my ban or suspension

Ban disputes can be resolved either through the moderator who issued the ban or through contacting us directly at [email protected]. Due to the large number of ban disputes, we get daily, please follow the steps below prior to disputing a

How do I change my username?

Username changes are no longer allowed. If you have a specific reason why a username change is necessary, contact the forum admin.

How can I close my account?

If you would like to have your account deactivated and removed from public viewing, please contact customer service via chat or through email at [email protected]. Once we have verified information on the account, we can process the request to


What is reputation?. Reputation is a way of rating users depending on the quality of their posts. If the administrators have enabled reputation, then the reputation icon will be visible in posts. Reputation may be positive , negative or neutral. Nega


What are subscriptions?. Subscriptions are a way of keeping track of different threads or forums. You can choose how you are notified about updates - for example by having them listed in your User CP and receiving email updates for each one. How do I

Private Messages

If the administrator has enabled the Private Messaging system, registered members may send each other private messages. How do I send Private Messages?. Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members of this forum. Y

Albums and Pictures

How do I use albums?. As a member, you can create Albums of images that are linked to your public profile. Albums can be created by visiting the User Control Panel, and clicking on the 'Pictures & Albums' link, and then clicking on 'Add Album'. Each

Friends and Contacts

What is the difference between a friend and a contact?. A friendship is a mutual, two-way relationship between two users. It is initiated by one user and accepted by the other. A contact is a one-way friendship. This could be where the other person d


What is a Group?. A Group is a group of people usually with a particular interest or something else in common. It provides a way of communicating between members as well as sharing photos or other images. You can get to the list through 'Group Member

Profile Page Customization

How do I customize my profile page?. You may be able to edit the design and styling of your public profile page (if this is enabled by the board administrator) via the 'Customize Profile' section within the User CP. You can adjust the color scheme, f

Other Settings and Options

What do the other settings do?. In your User CP, there is a section under Settings & Options named 'Edit Options'.

Signatures, Avatars and Profile Pictures

What are signatures?. 'Signatures' contain information that you want to include at the bottom of all your posts. This might include pictures, links to your site(s), quotes, etc. What are avatars?. Avatars are small images that people use to identify

Changing User Details

How do I change my user details?. You can change your account information using the User Control Panel. For basic profile details (including your email address and password), click on the 'Edit Your Details' option from within the User CP. This page

The Settings Control Panel

The Settings Control Panel is where you control your personal settings, options and preferences. To visit the Settings Control Panel, you must have first registered on the forums. Once logged in, click on 'Settings' in the header bar in the top-right

My Public Profile

What is the Public Profile Page?. Every member has a publicly viewable profile page. This page includes information provided by the member, either during the registration process or later on via the User Control Panel. There are a number of ways to v

Moderation Guidelines For The Forums and Sites

BODYBUILDING.COM MODERATION GUIDELINES. Legal updated June 2, 2021. These Moderation Guidelines ("Guidelines"), in conjunction with the Terms of Use, govern all use of (""). includes,

How do I contact a moderator?

A current list of moderators and contact information can be found here

How can I delete a forum post or thread?

Forum posts cannot be deleted by members. To request that a post is completely removed, please report the post to our moderators. By signing up for an account, you agree to the terms of use that state users post "at your own risk". We are under no ob

Customer Review Guidelines

Your opinion matters! Our community of fitness enthusiasts relies heavily on word-of-mouth, aka's product reviews, when making purchasing decisions. Help us help others by sharing your authentic feedback about the products on our site. Who Can Create

Forum Rules

Moderators and Administrators

What are moderators and administrators?. Moderators oversee specific forums. They generally have the ability to edit and delete posts, move threads, and perform other actions. Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who

Message Icons and Thread Prefixes

What are message icons?. Message Icons, also known as Post Icons, are small icons that appear in the title of your post. If your post is the first in a thread, then they also display in the thread listings. If the board administrator has enabled thes


What are smilies?. Smilies are icons that can be used in your posts to express emotions or feelings. You might wish to use these to show that you are happy, sad, joking, or embarrassed. For example, if you are telling a joke or being sarcastic you ma

Attachments and Images

How do I attach a file to a post?. To attach a file to your post, you need to be using the main 'New Post' or 'New Thread' page and not 'Quick Reply'. To use the main 'New Post' page, click the 'Post Reply' button in the relevant thread. On this page

Creating and Participating in Polls

You may notice that some threads on this forum also include a section where you can vote on an issue or question. These threads are called 'polls'. How do I create a new poll?. When you post a new thread, you may also have the option to create a poll

Editing and Deleting your Posts

Can I edit or delete my posts?. If you have registered and are logged in, you may be able to edit and delete your posts (although the administrator may have turned off this option). Your ability to edit your posts may be time-limited, depending on ho

Replying to a Post

On some boards you might be able to post and reply as a guest user. But most communities require registration. As a registered user you can go to a forum on a board where you have permission to view threads and leave replies. To reply you have a few

Posting New Messages

How do I format my posts and messages?. When posting messages you may wish to include some formatting such as bold text, italic text and underlined text. Adding formatting to your post can be done in two ways:. Clickable controls are available in the

RSS and Podcasting

Can I use RSS to keep up with new posts?. If the administrator has enabled RSS syndication, this lets you view newly created threads in guest-viewable forums without visiting the board. The feeds are currently provided in two formats, RSS and RSS v2.

Dealing with Troublesome Users

Can I block posts, emails and messages from specific users?. If there are particular members that bother you and you do not want to see their posts or receive Private Messages and Emails from them, then you can add these members to your 'Ignore List'

Contacting other Members

Can I email other members?. Yes. To send an email to another member, you can either find them on the member list, or choose the Send Emailoption from the username menu in any post they have written. This will usually open a page that contains a form

Quick Links

What is the Quick Links menu?. The navigation bar at the top of each page has several helpful links. One of them is a dropdown menu called Quick Links. (It appears only to registered members who are logged in). Clicking it once with the mouse will ma

Your Notifications

What are Your Notifications?. When you have logged into the board, a link to 'Your Notifications' may be displayed in the 'Welcome' box near the top of the forum. 'Your Notifications' will show if you have any one of the following:. By clicking on th

Members List

What is the Members List?. The members list shows the registered members of the board. Providing the administrator allows this, you can view the member list ordered alphabetically by username, by the date they joined, by the number of posts they have


You will see a 'Calendar' link near the top of the forums (if this option is enabled by the administrator). By default, the forums will have one Calendar that can be viewed and used by all members. Members can add upcoming events that might interest


What is 'Automatic Login'?. When you register (and also when you login using the form at the top of the screen), you will be given the option to 'Remember Me'. This will store your identity securely in a cookie on your computer. If you are using a sh


What are tags?. Tags are a useful way to search for threads with similar subject matter and content. This complements the normal search system, which searches only for certain words or phrases and/or posts by specific users. To use tags, you add word

Thread Tools

What are thread tools?. At the top of each thread, there is a link called 'Thread Tools'. By clicking on this link, a menu will appear with a number of options:.

Rating Threads

The forums allow you to rate threads between 1 star (terrible) and 5 stars (excellent). Once enough votes are cast for a thread, stars will appear next to its name in the listings. These show the average vote, and can be an easy way to see which thre

Viewing New Posts or Today's Posts

How can I see the latest posts?. There are two ways to quickly view recently created or updated threads. If you are not logged in, the 'today's posts' link will show a list of all threads that have been created or updated in the last 24 hours. If you

Thread Display Options

Can I change the order of posts?. You have a choice over how you view threads. When you're in a thread, look at the top bar. On the right hand side you'll see 'Display Mode'. Click on this and it lets you change how posts are ordered. You have three


What are announcements?. Announcements are special messages posted by the administrator or moderators. They are a simple one-way communication with the users and you can't reply. If you wish to discuss announcements, you will have to create a new thr

Searching Forums and Threads

How do I search for something?. To quickly find a thread or post of interest anywhere on the bulletin board, click on the 'Search' link in the navigation bar at the top of most forum pages. Then, type in the keyword or phrase you wish to search for,


The administrator will probably require you to register in order to use all the features of the forum. Being registered gives you an identity on the board, a fixed username on all messages you post and an online public profile. Registration is free (

Forums, Threads and Posts

A bulletin board is an online discussion site. It's sometimes also called a 'board' or 'forums'. It may contain several categories, consisting of forums, threads and individual posts. The bulletin board as a whole contains various categories (broad s