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These instructions and screengrabs are for the desktop version of the website. The process will be similar on mobile but may visually differ slightly.

1. How do I create an IIA site account?

Creating an IIA site account is a simple process that takes a maximum of 5 minutes.

Simply click the button below and input your name, e-mail, subscriber number, and chosen password.





Your subscriber number is connected to your IIA membership and will be in the e-mail from Taylor & Francis acknowledging your purchase of an IIA membership. If you cannot locate your number, you may create an account without one and we will verify your membership status at a later date.

2. How do I log in to my account?

Select the “Log In” button in the upper right corner of the site. A Log In page will appear on your screen. Enter the e-mail and password associated with your account and select the orange "Log In" button.


TIP: If you forgot your password, simply select “Forgot password?” and follow the prompts to reset the password for your account.  

3. What does an IIA site account do?

An IIA site account allows access to Members-only forum conversations, such as the “General” conversation and the “Fossil ID” conversation. If you do not have an account, or are not logged in to the site, these conversations will appear locked. In order to access these conversations you will need to create an account or log in to a pre-existing account.

4. How do I view the forum?

To access the site’s forum, you need to have a site account and be logged in. See FAQ 1 & 2 on how to do this.


TIP: An easy way to check that you are logged on is to look for your username & profile photo in the upper right corner of the website.

Once you are logged in, you can navigate to the site’s forum. It is located under the “More” tab on the site menu as “Forum”. Or you can simply click the button below.

This brings you to the homepage for the IIA forum. Conversation topics will be listed first in single-column rows (e.g. “General”, “News” etc.). Simply click on a topic to navigate to that conversation.

Discussion topics will be listed. The discussion title will appear in bold, with the author of the post listed below. The number of comments and post likes are shown on the right, as well as the most recent activity.

5. How do I comment on a discussion or question?

  1. Navigate to the discussion topic (see FAQ4 on how to do this).

  2. Select the orange “Comment” button on the upper right hand side of the screen.

  3. Input your text in the “Write a comment…” textbox.

  4. If you’d like, you can add a photo or emoticon by selecting the camera or smiley face icon, respectively. The small “+” button the the left of the textbox will also allow you to do this.

  5. Once your comment is how you’d like it, simply click the orange “Publish” button.


TIP: To delete or edit your comment, simply click the three vertically arranged dots  () to the right of your comment and select either “Delete comment” or “Edit comment”.

6. How do I post a discussion topic or question?

  1. Navigate to the conversation where you'd like to make your post (see FAQ 4). 

  2. Select the orange "Create New Post" button.

    1. If you're in the News conversation, this will say "Start a Discussion", and you can skip Step 3.​

  3. Choose whether you'd like to post a discussion or a question. These posts operate similarly, but a question allows members to vote on the best answer to your question. If you're unsure which to choose, simply choose "Start A Discussion".

  4. This will bring you to a text editor. Give your post a title and enter the main body of your text here. If you'd like, you can add a photo or emoticon by selecting the camera or smiley face icons respectively.

TIP: Your post must have a title and some body text in order to post. If you receive an error message, double check that you've inputted a title in the "Give this post a title" text box.

If these FAQ's did not answer your specific question, please e-mail our webmaster Brittany Laing for assistance.

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