FAQ #2: What’s the advantage of logging in to the FLRC Forum?

You can read public posts without logging in, just like anyone else on the Internet. This helps newcomers get a feel for what makes our running community special. However, you must have an account and be logged in to:

  • Reply to posts
  • “Like” messages
  • Respond to polls
  • Send and receive private messages

Also, when you read posts while logged in, the system keeps track of which posts you’ve read so you can easily read only new posts on subsequent visits. Accounts are free and simple to set up—click the Sign Up button in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Once you’ve set up an account, you can log in with your email address and password, or use your Facebook, Google, or Twitter credentials (assuming they have the same email address as your forum account).

Note that, like most systems, you can have only one email address associated with an account on the forum. So, if you’ve signed up for the forum using a Gmail address, you can’t log in using your Cornell email address.

More FAQs soon, or you can read the entire FLRC Forum FAQ in Google Docs.

Thanks, Adam! I’ll get my password situation straightened out by this evening.