This information will help you avoid frustration, warnings, and errors and to understand the registration process. The sample registration screen below provides the rules, advice, and purpose for each field.

-- WHY REGISTER

Registering makes you a member on Splododyne. Members can log in to comment on articles and could have access to additional material or abilities. You only have to register once. Then logging in is easy.

-- WHO CAN REGISTER

Membership is intended for people I know or associate with in real life or on the web. Others may register but don't be offended if you aren't approved. Of course, spammers, scams, bots, and such are not welcome.

 -- WHY ISN'T IT EASY

Security measures are needed because the internet is full of malicious people and bots. They will post spam, hack the site, and otherwise cause trouble. Unfortunately that means inconvenience for honest well intentioned people.

-- HOW TO REGISTER

Use the Register item on the Members menu. Please read this help page first.

You will fill out the form, receive a verification email and click the link in it, then wait for a site administrator to activate your account. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. Be patient. It could be days before activation.

Use the contact form to report trouble.

 

FORM FIELDS

 

NAME - This is the name that will appear publicly on your comments. Do not use your username. For privacy most people use an alias, nickname, or just their first name.

 

USERNAME - This is the secret name you will use with your password to login. Do not use your name from the NAME field.

 

PASSWORD - This is a secret sequence of characters used with your username to login. Requirements:

  • At least 10 characters long.
  • At least 1 upper case.
  • At least 1 lower case.
  • At least 1 numeral.
  • At least 1 symbol (non letter, non numeral, * & # @ etc.).

 

EMAIL - Enter your email address. You cannot register without entering a valid email address where you can receive email.

 

CAPTCHA - Click the box next to "I am human" to start. You will solve visual puzzles to show that you are not a bot. Pay attention to the instructions since they can change. If you use a script blocker in your browser you must allow hCaptcha's script.

 

TERMS OF SERVICE - Click the circle next to Agree. Open circle = selected. This means you agree to the terms of service. You can read the TOS by clicking the TOS button.

 

CONFIRM - Re-enter password and email in these fields. This avoids mistakes.

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