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The Info Center located at the bottom of the discussion forums main page provides information about the forum, forum activity, forum events, its members, staff and guests. The Info Center is organized into 5 sections:

Forum Statistics

The Statistics section reflects forum activity and includes the total number of message board topics/posts that have been created, which topic was updated most recently and who last posted in the thread, how many total registered members the discussion forum has, who the newest member is, and how many Personal Messages (PM's) you have. There's also a link to view the most recent forum posts that have been made. By default, this is set to view the 10 newest but forum staff have the option to change this from 0 to 100 posts.

Events This Month

Forum events listed here link directly to the message board thread containing that events information. Just click the calendar link for more information about the event. The Events box displays all events for the month even if the event has already passed. You can hide the Events box by clicking the red X in the top-right corner. Click the green check mark to have the events display again.

Today's Birthdays

This section displays registered members birthdays the day you're viewing the forum, totals the count of birthdays on that day and, provides a link to each members profile. You can hide birthdays by clicking the red X in the top-right corner. Click the green check mark to unhide.

Users Online

Users Online displays statistics for users currently active on the forum and provides a count of forum staff members, regular members, and guests as well as keeping a record of the time & date the most users were simultaneously online. It also displays members active within the last 15 minutes and clicking their display name will bring up their forum profile. Click the red X to hide Users Online. Click the green check mark to unhide.

Active Users in the Past 24 Hours

Here you'll see a display of all users active on the message board within the last 24 hours with a total count of staff, regular members, and forum guests. Below this are the display names of those members. Click on a member's display name to view that users profile page. The Active Users in the Past 24-Hours list can be hidden by clicking the red X in the top-right corner of the box. Click the green check mark to display data again.

With appropriate staff permissions, you might see the (invisible) tag next to some members names; this indicates they've enabled the invisible feature in their profile and can't be seen by regular members. Also with the right staff permissions, you can click guest counts to view a list of IP addresses for guests visiting the discussion forum.