On most forums you will find it impossible to post new topics or reply to existing ones, unless the Admin allows this explicitly. So, in order for you to be able to participate in the discussion, you would likely be required to register. By registering you will also obtain access to many other features of the forum such as:
- Email Notification, when someone replies to your messages
- Customized signature, avatar, personal tag etc...
- Ability to send private messages to one or more members of the forum
- You'll be able to choose a time zone so that forum's time is equivalent to that of the region you live in
Unless otherwise specified, the registration for the forum is completely free and requires only minimal information such as your email address and a nick name of your choice.
If COPPA is enabled and you are under 13 years of age, you will need to have your legal guardian provide consent before your account can be used to post messages. Upon completion of the registration process on COPPA enabled forums, members younger then 13 years of age will be taken to a form, which their legal guardian will need to fill out and send to the appropriate address shown on that page.