The [Settings] page lets you view and change various personal customizations.
In this part of the page you can change your email address, your URL, your password, and your plan/bio information. The latter can be in either plain text or HTML. All this info shows up to other users when they click on your username or search for you via the [Users] page.
You cannot change your userid or real name. Of course you can always sign up for a brand new account, if that's what you want to do.
This form lets you add and delete conferences from your hotlist. A sample:
The hotlist is simply the list of conferences that you're interested in. It's used by the [Hotlist] page and the [Next] command. You can also add conferences to the hotlist via the [Hot] buttons on the [All Confs] page.
This form lets you add and delete conferences from your notify list. A sample:
The notify list is the conferences that you're so interested in that you want to be notified immediately when new responses appear. Every hour the system checks for new responses and if there are any, it sends you mail with a list of the topics. You can also add conferences to the notify list via the [Notify] buttons on the [All Confs] page.
This form lets you add and delete users from your blist. A sample:
The blist is a list of users whose posts you're almost never interested in reading. Their posts will show up to you as headers only, just like with hidden posts, except that instead of saying "(hidden)" it will say "(bozofiltered)". And as with hidden posts, if you want to see the response text all you have to do is click on the single-response link.