Making sure you are in control of your information on the Internet is no easy task. When you create an account on any website it is important to understand what tools and features are available to safe guard your personal information. At DailyStrength, we provide many tools and features that, when configured correctly, will protect your information to the level you want. It is important to understand and utilize your privacy settings before you start to post content like discussion posts, journal entries or photos. Understanding how privacy settings work will make sure that you don't accidentally display information to anyone you didn't intend to.
If you want your DailyStrength account to be completely anonymous, we suggest the following:
1) Create a username that isn't all or part of your real name and one that no one in your network of family, friends, or coworkers will recognize. If you already have a username and you would like to change it, read this.
2) Make sure to never reveal your real name or any personally identifying information (email address, phone number, location, work place, etc.) when you post content or even private message another member. Also avoid posting photos that include friends or family. This will help ensure that no one can trace your account back to you.
3) Use a separate email address from your personal or work email when you sign up. DailyStrength will never share your email, but it can be a good idea to keep your DailyStrength emails separate from your personal email if staying anonymous is important to you.
To join DailyStrength, click on the Join Now link from the homepage. Our sign-up process only requires an email address, a password that you create, and a username of your choosing.
Once you click "Create a Free Account," you will be taken to a screen that asks you for more information. This screen is completely optional. Information you enter on this screen will appear on your profile, should you choose to make it public (We will go over how to make your profile private or public later in this tutorial). Generally, the more information you choose to share on your profile the better your chances are to meet new friends - a key part of the DailyStrength experience.
Once you click "Continue" or, "Skip This Step" if you choose not to enter any information, you will be taken to a confirmation screen that instructs you to check your email to complete your registration. This allows us to check to make sure we have a valid email address on file for you.
Once you get that email, click on the link it contains.
Doing so will take you to Step 4, successful registration!