Attention Shop Talk Forum Users
Several people have asked how to
get started using the Shop Talk Forum. Here are detailed instructions.
The first time you use the Forum, you need to create a profile for yourself. You can do this by clicking on
the register link at the top of the page. You'll be prompted for various
information including a user id and password. This does not have to match the
user id and password provided by SSIA. You control how you're
identified in the Forum in case you prefer anonymity.
You can edit your profile at any time by clicking on the profile link at the top
of the page. You can also view (but not edit) other members' profiles by
clicking on the members link at the top of the page.
If all you want to do is read the messages in the forum, you don't need to log
in to the forum. However, if you want to post a message, you'll need to log in
by entering the user id and password you created for your profile in the box at
the top of the page. Then click login.
If you check the "save password" box the first time you login, the forum will
remember who you are each time you enter and you won't have to complete that
To view the forum discussions, click on
the Shop Talk Forum link from the initial screen. You'll see a list of
discussion items. Click on any topic to view the initial comment and replies.
To create a topic in the forum, click
on the "new topic" link that appears at the top of the screen once you have
entered the forum of your choice.
To reply to a topic in the forum, click
on the "reply to topic" link that appears at the top right of the page when
you're reading the topic.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them to this forum or e-mail