Becoming a member allows you to utilize all features of this forum, including
posting new topics, sending private messages to other members, setting up a
'buddy-list' to quickly see which of your friends are currently online, uploading
photos and videos, scripting your My Gallery, and entering events in the forum
This FAQ highlights key features of your membership, but we recommend doing a more
in depth review of all the HELP-FAQ
to familiarize yourself with RunRyder's usage policies and functionality.
Site Usage Rules - Members
In order to maintain the most productive and efficient discussion environment,
RunRyder has developed a set of Site Usage Rules. RR members agree to these rules
upon registration. Please review the list of Site Usage Rules here
To maintain site appeal RunRyder minimally moderates and does not
mediate the conversations. It must maintain neutrality with all discussions
and will never editorialize or offer opinion.
RR moderation relies on member feedback, meaning for the most part, the site is
community policed. Members contribute feedback by clicking
on problem posts. This feedback and its source will not be revealed and will
Sometimes, problem post histories take time to become apparent. Just because it
was posted does not mean RR read it or approved it.
Important: RunRyder does NOT read member Private Messages unless they are
specifically sent to RR. RunRyder does NOT moderate or get involved with
Private Message traffic in any way, shape or form unless a PM is forwarded.
Use your PM's Report Spam
link to report spam or illegal activity.
Most RR moderating actions will happen without discussion. If moderation
is not obvious then use pmRR
to ask for clarification.
Using the Site
Creating topics and replying via posts are the mechanisms which facilitate the
discussions on RunRyder. To create a new topic, click the Create New Topic
each forum (found at the top right).
To post reply, click the Post Reply
link in each topic (found at the top and
Private Messaging (PM)
Private Messaging (PM) is RunRyder's internal messaging service. PMs can only be
sent to registered RunRyder members. You can access your PM folders by clicking
the PM link located at the top of every page or by clicking Private Messaging at
myHome. The PM link at the top of every page will flash
whenever you have a new PM, and will turn yellow
when you have unread PMs.
myHome is your RunRyder homepage. It is where you can:
- Edit your profile
Click the Edit Profile link to update your email address (your email address is
never publicly displayed), and to add information to your public profile such as a
signature, birthday and helicopters you fly.
- Edit your email and subscription preferences
Click the Edit Options link to change your messaging, subscriptions and
notification settings. Default settings are applied to your profile upon
registration. Reviewing RunRyder's Six Options to Consider will help you update
- Change your password
Click the Change Password link found at the top of myHome.
- Manage your buddy and ignore lists
Your Buddy and Ignore lists are found in the left panel of myHome. To add a
member to either list, go to member's profile. Then click No-to-Yes in
the Social Metrics Buddy-Ignore columns.
- Manage your subscriptions
The right panels of myHome display new unread PMs, your subscribed forums and your
subscribed topics. By default, members are automatically subscribed to topics they
post in. You can change your subscription preferences in this area.
My Gallery is your place to upload photos, videos or files and create scripts about you and your
hobby. You can design the look of your gallery by using HTML and RR scripting tags.
Here are a few examples of RunRyder Member Galleries:
Refer to the My Gallery Help-FAQ
detailed explanations and examples.
RunRyder Classifieds are a free service available to all RR members.
The system is setup to be self-regulated with limited RR involvement.
Classified posts cannot be used for repeated new product sales or raffles, or
link to competing sites. Please review the complete Classifieds policy here
Instead of email, it's faster to communicate with RR by clicking one of the
two following links. For non post related issues click the pmRR
link at the top of every RR page. For post related issues click the post's
Please do not ask questions or address RR via forum posts.
By design, RR management does not follow or read along with the tens of
thousands of monthly postings. It instead relies on community feedback via
the links described above.
RunRyder has developed a comprehensive set of Help documentation which is
accessible from every page of the site under the HELP-FAQ tab.
Please review the information in this section if you have any additional questions.
RunRyder Dot Com LLC develops and maintains fast paced,
special interest discussion forums and derives it's operating
income from the sale of third party display advertising.
RunRyder invests heavily in the continued development of it's
discussion environment, providing the most appealing experience
for all involved.