your registration on the Bella Vita Boat Club forums
Here is a complete Help Menu, but for
those less Techie, read below.
To register your Reservation Confirmation, Do This:
you must NOT use the aol browser or nothing will work. If you
access the Internet using AOL, then Click
Here for instructions on how to use Internet Explorer.
- First, remember that if you are an AOL America OnLine user
go to the Forum, or "Bulletin Board",
to create a username
Click on "Register"
in the top right corner. Here is where you
will create your profile.
Once you initially register,
the site will automatically send you an email to verify and CONFIRM that the email address you entered is a
valid, working address.
If you do not receive this email within a few minutes, check your JUNK/SPAM folder to
make sure it isn't there.
Within the confirmation email is a link
for you to click on. CLICK
on this special link and
it will confirm your email address is correct, and the forum
administrator will approve your free membership.
Only after you
click on the special confirmation link, will your
free membership be activated and you will be able to login
to the Bella Vita Boat Club forums to read post messages
If you have registered on the site,
but are having trouble logging in,
then you most likely have NOT replied
to the automatic
confirmation email which is the ONLY way to activate your membership.
After you've completed your registration
be sure edit your profile by first logging into your account by
entering your username and password. Then clicking the
link at the top of the page, then go to the
"Personal Profile" section on the left hand side and click on "Edit
Profile Information" and "Edit Avatar Settings", and put some
details about yourself in your profile and upload a picture of yourself or your party group or even
your boat, so people can see who is coming to the party. Complete
details for uploading a photo are below.
Then, click the Forum topic
titled, "Post Your Confirmation Here For The Next Regatta",
http://www.bellavitaboatclub.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6 then click
the party month you are confirming for and then click "Post Reply".
(I know it sounds a bit confusing, but it's not, just follow these
instructions step by step). This is a very important step, as
nobody will be allowed to raft up with us and get a party wristband that
is not on this confirmation list.
To Upload A Photo To Your Profile, Do This:
After you've registered
on the website as described above and have your Username & Password,
then scroll to the top of the page and click "My Controls".
Then look at
the "Personal Profile" section
on the left hand side and click on "Edit Avatar Settings"
Then scroll to the bottom
of the "Edit Avatar Settings" page and look for where it says, "Upload
a new image from your computer" and click the button to the right that
navigate to your photo
on your computer that you want to upload
your profile and click on it.
Then click "Submit" and it will
upload your photo to your profile.
Your photo can be no
larger than 325 x 325 pixels. If
your photo is larger than that, then the forum software will
automatically reduce it to the correct size when you click to upload
it so don't worry about how large your avatar photo is.
After you've been to a party
then you will click on the Forum
topic titled, "Past Party-Goers Post Here" located at
http://www.bellavitaboatclub.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4 to share with others what
you thought of the parties. This is VERY important so never
forget to do this within a week after each regatta party you ever
attend, otherwise you won't be invited back.
A Few VERY Important Tips
So to make sure your request for a party invitation is
accepted and approved,
Make a post like your attendance depends on it...
wants to go running around to other websites to view your photos (because
you say..."you can check me out on SDC").... If you want to get
responses on the Bella Vita Boat Club site, you
must post a photo with your profile
the Bella Vita forums site. This is for your benefit.
all.... if everyone
doesn't know what you look like, then people don't know who they are
hearing from and are much less inclined to respond. It also helps
when you come to the regatta. Other regatta swingers wanting to meet
and welcome you will be able to recognize you right away from your
posted photo. Who knows what fun you might have!!!
Make a nice, detailed, thoughtful posting
telling people about you. Are you new to the lifestyle, your
experience in the lifestyle, your age group, what you like, what
you're looking for, etc). If you have a boat, what size and
type, when are you planning to arrive at the regatta, and anything
else you'd like to add to let everyone know you're fun and exciting
and that you're looking forward to meeting everyone at Barbi's
Totally Naked Boating Regatta and Sleep-Over Party!
Your post in the Bella Vita forums
only needs to be a few sentences long, but PLEASE, NO
LAME POSTING that
just says, "We're coming" or "We will be there", or "Need a
ride". That is useless!
It shows us you can't be bothered to take a few extra minutes to
help us spread the word by making a thoughtful posting, as it does
nothing to encourage other people to attend these parties. It tells
us that you don't care enough about all the time and effort we've
spent putting together these free parties for all of you to enjoy.
For complete details on the only types of postings acceptable, go to
Definitions and read "Gotta Nada",
"Lame Brain" and "Thoughtful Postings".
That's it! You're all set to
begin having fun, making new friends and hooking up for the wildest
boating regatta anywhere in the world!!! Have fun and I'll see YOU
in the bulletin board!