Areyoulocal.co.uk is different from other online communities.
We're here to help you plug into your local community... the real world, real people - perhaps even your future best friends - just outside your front door.
A great first step to building mutual trust is to tell other people a little about yourself, and adding information to your personal details is a good place to start!
These instructions include:
There are other ways you can tell people about yourself. Click here to find out more.
...then click the menu heading.
Not sure what you're exploring? Check the title bar.
You can do this by clicking on the 'My details' option in the 'Home' menu, or by clicking here to display the form in a new window.
This displays a tabbed form titled 'Edit my details'.
This form is organised into four tabbed panels. Click on the tabs (General, Location, Portrait, Further Details) to display each panel.
Once you've made your changes, click to save your changes.
We use this email address solely to notify you about certain events, e.g. to notify you if one of your articles has been approved for publishing, or to let you know that someone has sent you a message.
Please enter the name you'd introduce yourself if meeting a neighbour for the first time. Usually, it'll just be your first name, but if there are two people nearby with the same first name, you might want to add the first letter of your surname too.
Give the name of your street, village, or apartment block.
This panel shows a scrollable and zoomable map.
Click the map to pinpoint your location. To pan the map, drag it.
For more details about maps in Areyoulocal.co.uk, click here.
You can upload a portrait of yourself. Just click the 'upload portrait' button.
When you've uploaded and cropped your portrait, we then ask you to select just your head to use as a thumbnail.
A thumbnail is a small image that appears next to anything you've written in the website, such as a message in a street discussion forum.
Because it's very small (the diagram on the right shows the actual size), it's best if you select just your head so that it's easier to recognise you from your thumbnail. The diagram shows what we're looking for.
If you have your own home page on the web, put it's URL (web address) in this box
If you'd like to tell people a little more about yourself, your family etc., then you can put it in this box, and other people will be able to read it when they check out your personal details.