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Forum Guide: Registering on the Forum.

by MI5 ‎11-05-2018 16:13 - edited ‎18-05-2018 15:24 (29,386 Views)

Hopefully, this guide will walk you through the forum registration process, but why register?

You will be able to create a topic to get help, reply to other posts to offer help, give Kudos, chat with other members and fully join in with all the fun and competitions on offer in our friendly O2 family forum. 

 

If you are on a monthly contract just sign in to the forum here https://community.o2.co.uk/ using your normal MyO2 sign in details then go directly to here  https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/user/myprofilepage/tab/personal-profile to choose your username (see below for more details on this).

That's all you need to do and you can join in immediately.

 

If you are PAYG, firstly, you need to go here https://community.o2.co.uk/

Then click on "Register"

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Follow the registration link on the next page.

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Enter your (UK) phone number in the box provided and click on "send me the code"

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On the next page, enter the code sent and click "continue"

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Now enter your name and date of birth,

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Your email address,

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Create a password,

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and set your security question (this can be different to your main O2 security question and password, if you wish).

Make sure you also select the marketing options that you prefer.

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Review the T&C's then click on "register now"

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That's the registration process completed and O2 will send an email to the address you gave for verification purposes.

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Click the link on the email sent to you.

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and you will be directed to this page.

Click on "My Settings"

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This is where you need to choose your username (this name will appear on the forum) so make sure it's what you want to keep and that it fits within the community guidelines)

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/O2-Community-Guidelines/m-p/1119678

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Finally, choose if you want to receive emails from the forum in connection with your posts or threads that you post on.

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You can now go to the forum home page and join in with the discussions, start a new thread or just introduce yourself and say "Hi"

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/Welcome-to-the-O2-community-Introduce-yourself-here/m-p/1...

We look forward to meeting you and welcome Welcome

Comments
by pgn
‎11-05-2018 16:53 - edited ‎11-05-2018 16:54

Brilliant idea, @MI5!

 

And if you've registered here many moons ago, before they switched to using your e-mail address, ie your community userrname is just a nickname, you won't be able to start new discussions until you accept the prompt on login to switch to using your e-mail address to sign-in...

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This was the first topic I think I posted (with great difficulty!) about in the Community - not easy when you can only Respond to existing discussions and cannot post a completely new discussion starter of your own! Thanks!

by Community Manager
on ‎11-05-2018 17:02

Hey @MI5 really great guide that will be super useful for those reading the Community who then want to participate! I'll get it moved over to the guides section shortly. cool

by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 17:06

Thanks guys and good tip @pgn thumbsup

by Community Manager
‎11-05-2018 17:37 - edited ‎11-05-2018 17:37

Cheers for taking the time to make this guide @MI5! Hoping this will be helpful to those struggling with the registration as I know it's not the simplest process. I like the introduce yourself link at the bottom too. slight smile

by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 17:40
I think the problem area is after you have registered and that you need to go into settings to choose your username. That part isn't clear on the website when going through the process.
by Community Manager
on ‎11-05-2018 18:59

Good feedback there, cheers! What would you suggest for making it clearer, just a note on the page informing of next steps perhaps, or something else? Any other "pain points" you could idenfify while doing this exercise? Smiley Happy

 

Also thanks @pgn for your thoughts too and the screenshot. thumbsup

by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 19:05

Everything else was straightforward and self explanatory tbh. 

I guess it would help if after clicking the verification link in the email you were taken directly to the settings to choose your screen name rather than taken back to the homepage of the forum. 

You can’t  post until create a username so pointless being taken anywhere else imo. 

by Cleoriff
on ‎11-05-2018 19:10

Great guide @MI5. Should make things a lot easier for new members.

I can't remember going through all that when I registered. Or maybe my memory isn't what it was?

by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 19:13

I can’t remember either but I’m sure the linking of email and choosing username was different back then? 

by Cleoriff
on ‎11-05-2018 19:23

Not sure about that ...though I was never sent a code to my phone?

(If it had been difficult, I wouldn't be here now LOL)

Either way, this guide takes everyone through the process step by step. If I can understand it, so can anyone Smiley Happy

by Glory1
on ‎11-05-2018 19:58
Excellent Guide @MI5 should prove extremely useful to new members.

I think I went through this process when I joined. Certainly remember the email and the code to my phone. Seems a lifetime ago now 😊
by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 20:05
You're part of the furniture now @Glory1 Smiley Wink
by lovemyphone
on ‎11-05-2018 20:41

Excellent guide @MI5 alth when I registered a few years ago I don’t remember being sent a code, just the email 

by MI5
on ‎11-05-2018 20:44
Yeah a new feature mate to prevent multiple accounts and anti-spam I guess.
by lovemyphone
on ‎11-05-2018 20:45

That could be true my friend 

by Glory1
on ‎11-05-2018 20:58
Thank you @MI5 that's a nice compliment and good to know 😊😂
by Ian159
on ‎11-05-2018 23:56

I'm definitely looking forward to the live Q & A sessions with O2 experts!! Who should we expect? @MI5, @darrengf @Marjo or @Martin-O2? 😁

by lovemyphone
on ‎12-05-2018 00:03

@Ian159 You can expect me probably 😂

by jonsie
on ‎12-05-2018 00:13

Good stuff @MI5 smile

by WispaRed7
on ‎12-05-2018 07:58

Very easy to understand - like all the screen shots Smiley Happy

by
on ‎15-05-2018 16:17

Great guide @MI5!

 

Really useful for prospective members Smiley Happy

 

Nice job