Use of the forums requires you create a unique username, a password, and provide a valid email address. Other information provided in your profile and account is optional. Profile information and username are by default displayed to other users of the forums. Besides username, you have the option of changing which information is displayed. Any information you provide in forum posts is visible to all visitors to the forums. Use of your account is secured only by your password. So, take appropriate measures to safeguard your password.