Why am I automatically signed out after 15 minutes of inactivity?
Use 'remember me' to avoid problems with this if it comes up a lot for you. Just manually log out when you're done if you don't wish to stay signed in indefinitely.
vBulletin uses a session timeout to keep track of everything that's happening on 2+2. When you go idle that long it stops paying attention to what you're doing, freeing up resources for active traffic.
What do the different name colors represent?
Administrator Moderator Super Moderator (can mod all forums) Staff or VIP Forum contest winner or recognition for significant contribution
What's with the titles under names?
Everyone has a title that is displayed under their name. Some are automatically assigned based on the number of posts a user has made, while others are given by the site to denote official representatives or other VIPs.
Post Count Titles
1200 old hand
6000 Carpal \'Tunnel
How can I change my name on the forums?
Generally we don't allow name changes that would completely alter a poster's identity without a decent reason. With that in mind, PM any serious requests to a red administrator.
Everything is unread... how can I change that?
It's easy to mark specific forums or all of 2+2 as 'read'. The latter can be found in 'My 2+2' and near the bottom of the main forum index.
Use the option in 'forum tools' when viewing a list of threads or double-click this icon from the index to clear a particular forum:
Where do I go if nothing in the FAQ answers my question?