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How To Use Your ePHOTOzine Profile

How To Use Your ePHOTOzine Profile - Here's a quick guide on how to navigate your profile and use its features.

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You can browse the site without an ePHOTOzine profile, but if you want to upload photos and comment on the forums, you need to make an account. It's free, and opens up a whole host of new features for use.

epz profile

Creating your account is really easy – Simply click "Join for free", the green box on the left, and enter your name, email, and choose a password. Hey presto! You have an account.

Once you're logged in, hover over your user name on the right of the toolbar and this menu will appear:
profile drop down

This allows you to quickly access your account email, your buzz and your e2 portfolio, our premium service, if you have one. You can also adjust your settings here. Have a browse an alter them to your preferences.

Instead of hovering, click on your username, and you will be taken to your profile homepage.

profile homepage

Here you can add a profile photo by clicking in the space where there's an outline of a person. Then, you can get uploading photos by clicking on the green "upload to gallery" tab on the left. Simply, browse your computer for the file you want to upload, and click upload photo. It's that easy.

Your profile also has loads of other features. Your buzz lets you know when fellow members have commented on your photos or comments, and tells you when someone has replied to a forum thread you created or a comment you made in a forum.

Click on your about tab, and tell us some things about yourself. You can write a welcome message by clicking on the “tell us about yourself”, and personalise what information other members can see.

profile about

Next to this tab is your blog. You can write any news, or anything you feel like sharing here. Just click the green “write a new blog entry” tab on the right.

Under the favourites tab, any photos you have chosen as favourites will appear. Just visit the gallery and have a look through and choose your favourites.

The recent activity tab shows you what you've been up to. It tells you how many photos you've added, how many comments you've made in the forum, and other statistics.

You can add your own classifieds under the classified tab. If you're selling something photo related, place it here and see if anyone on site is interested.

If you're a member of a group, this will be accessible by clicking on the “groups” tab. If you're not a member of any, it will be greyed out.

Hover over the more tab, and all your other profile features will appear. There are loads to have a look at. Have a browse around to get a feel of the features that are available to you.
more menu

With a profile, you can also send private messages to other members. You can either do this by visiting their profile and clicking “send private message”, or by typing in their contact details when clicking "Contact" seen above, and then “send a private message” from your own profile page. To view your mail, simply click on the envelope icon next to your profile on the toolbar. The envelope only appears if you have new mail.

Next to this, if you have any notifications, a number will appear depending on how many you have. These are your buzz in an easy to access form.

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JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 9:47PM
I cannot see how to contact you!
I want to know why the "Nominate as Constructive Critique" isn't showing by my comments please?
Also, how do people vote without a comment?
Also, if I extend E2, please could it start in June as I shall be away in April and May in France - without internet?


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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
6 Jan 2013 10:18PM
Hi Ju
For future questions use the report link (bottom of the web site) or ask in the forums where other knowledgeable members will be able to answer.

The extension starts from the day you extend there are no options to delay. It's half price at the moment so you'd still be better off, do it for two years and it's an even bigger bargain!

Nominate as Constructive Critique does not sho on your own, as to prevent you from nominating your own critique
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 12:44PM
Hi Pete,

Thanks for your reply and info re. extending E2.

However, my comments on other people's photos do not have "Nominate as Constructive Critique" - I think it was turned off when Lillian was trying to organise me back in November, but I have turned it back on since then. However, perhaps it sometimes shows and sometimes not, as somebody nominated me last week and not sure if it was the EPZ team - for which many thanks.

Also, other people vote on a photo without a comment, and I don't know how people can do that?


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