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Comparing Account Types

When you register a new account on, your account is automatically set to Private. Your username will appear as "hidden" to other members and visitors of and your user page will not be accessible to others. However, administrators can still see your real username, to assist with account related issues.

If you set your profile to Public, then visitors and members will be able to see your username and user page.

How to Change Your Account Type

  1. Visit the My Account page.
  2. Under Your Account, click Make it private or Make it public.