Once you have registered with GotSingletrack.com you may have some questions about how to get started. This article will provide some tips and ideas for getting started and to becoming a member of this community.
We welcome any feedback on the site and any suggestions you may have on how we can improve the site to make it a better experience.
If you find you are having trouble using this site and you can’t find the answer in this ‘Getting Started User Guide’ or in our FAQ section or post a question in Dirt Tracks who should be able to provide any answers to questions you may have.
How to become a member click on the Sign Up link at the top of the page
Creating an Account
Applying to create a GotSingletrack.com account is easy. All applications are moderated to ensure a safe, SPAM free community. Providing more detailed information will speed up the moderation process.
At any time you can come back and extend your Account Profile . If you extend your Account Profile you will increase your visibility and make it easier for people to find you and learn about you and what your interests are.
If you find you are experiencing issues creating an account please go to the FAQ’s section.
GotSingletrack.com Admin Bar
Once your a member you can quickly access the GotSingletrack.com community’s main features anywhere on the site by using the Admin Bar located in the left side of the header – visible from every page.
From here you can get quick access to:
- Edit your Profile
- Change Avatar
- View Friend, Member, and Group Directories
- View Notifications
Adding Your Avatar / Profile Image
An avatar is an image that you attach to your personal profile that represents you.
Whenever you comment on an article or chat with another member of the site your avatar will appear. If you don’t choose an avatar then a default avatar image will appear as displayed below.
Select your personal profile image from your computer by clicking on the Browse button. You will need to selected a JPG, GIF or PNG formatted photo. Once you have located the image you want to use for your avatar on your computer then select the ‘Upload Image’ button.
Cropping Your Avatar / Profile Image
If the image you have selected for your avatar is too large or you want to crop into a section of your image, you can use the cropping tool available to drag and select the part of image you want to make your avatar.
Changing Your Avatar / Profile Image
You can change your avatar at any time, however you will need to be logged to be able to edit your profile. In the top navigation bar you will see a ‘My Account’ link in green. When you hover over that link a drop down menu appears. Here you will find a link to all the activity for your account. Select the ‘Profile’ link – this will take you to your Profile page.
Once you have completed the ‘Sign Up’ process you will recieve an e-mail confirming the membership application is being reviewed. The review process can take a few days and we may contact you about your application.
Once you have activated your account you will receive an e-mail informing you that your new account has be successfully set up. In this e-mail you will receive your Username, Password and a link to login. Save these details in a safe place for future reference in case you forget.
Lost Your Password?
If you discover when you login to GotSingletrack.com that you have forgotten your password or have lost your password, no problem we can assign you a new password which you can then reset.
- Click on the ‘Lost Your Password’ link, a new page will appear which will prompt you to enter your e-mail address.
- Once you have entered your e-mail address, we will e-mail you with your ‘User Name’ and link to reset your password. When you click on this link you are redirected back to the site to enter either your ‘User Name’ or your e-mail to be issued a new password.
Please enter your username or e-mail address, then the new password will be sent you to. Copy the new password and click on the link to be redirect to the login page, enter your user name and paste in your new password. We recommend you then go to your Profile page and change your ‘Settings’. Here you can change your password to one that may be easier for you to remember.
Removing Your Profile
If you want to permanently ‘delete’ your profile or ‘deactivate your account’. Go to your ‘Settings’ tab in your Profile. Please note: this is a permanent deletion and there is no way to restore your profile or blog if you have set one up.
Connecting with other Members
Another great feature of the GotSingletrack.com site is the ability to be able to connect with other members..
- You can view a list of GotSingletrack.com Members under the ‘Community’ tab in the top navigation. Within the ‘Members Directory’ you can browse other members profiles, send them a message or mention a member in a post. You can also narrow your search for members interested in a specific area or topic by using the search filter.
- The more information and the more descriptive your own member profile is the more it increases your chances of people finding you, learning about you and connecting with you.
- On the Members Directory Page you can send a ‘Friendship Request’ to another member by selecting the ‘Add Friend’ button. That person will then receive a Friendship Request notification which they then can choose to either ‘Accept’ or ‘Deny’.
- Once your ‘Friendship Request’ has been accepted, you will receive a notification message in the top of the left hand menu bar on the site and an e-mail in your e-mail inbox.
Join a Group
The GotSingletrack.com site enables you to easily become a member of a Group or even create a Group in your area of interest and invite other people to join. You can view Groups that have already be established in the ‘Groups Directory‘ under the Community tab in the top navigation and send a request to ‘Join Group’.
Create Your Own Group
To create your own Group, click on the pink ‘Create a Group’ button on the Group Directory Page. Enter the name of your Group and a brief description that best describes your Group. Within seconds your new Group will be formed. Invite members from your ‘Friends’ list to join your Group. And, don’ forget to regularly login to keep your Group active and see whose joined your Group, read what’s being discussed and comment.
Your Privacy Settings
On GotSingletrack.com there are three basic levels of privacy; Public Group, Private Group and Hidden Group.
You always have total control over who can see your profile and what you share. We recommend setting your profile to Public Group as it enables people to find, learn about and connect with you. Please be aware that if you choose Public Group as your profile setting that any information you provide in your profile may be visible to everyone on the internet.
Load a Group Avatar
You load an image for your Group avatar in the same way as when you set up your profile. Instructions on loading your avatar can be found under the ‘Adding Your Avatar‘ section.
Invite Your Friends
Once you have created a Group you can then send out Invites to members on your ‘Friends’ list to visit your Group. Choose the people you want to send an invite out to by selecting the check box then click on the ‘Finish’ button.