Help: Membership Info
Members can alter their membership information at any time, but
only administrators can join new members to the group. This
helps prevent abuses that are common to many newsgroups and
other open forums.
To view your membership information, click on the members button
as found at the bottom of nearly every page.
If you have already logged into the system - either by posting
an article or by doing other administrative work such as
moving or deleting an message - your current information should
be returned to you in the form. If you haven't logged into the
system yet, put your member id into the User ID field, check the
"Inquire about User ID" radio button, and press "Submit". The page
should update itself with your current information.
To alter any of the fields, change the data in the field, check
the "Join or Change" radio button, and press "Submit". If you
make a mistake, you can reset the entire form by pressing the
You may not want to enter your home phone
number or address. Your school's address would suffice, and
provides a better measure of privacy.
When chaning a password,
try to choose something unrelated to other passwords you may
have. The passwords for the Scratchings pages are highly
insecure, and have the potential for being intercepted by
unauthorized users. Setting your password to be the same as other
system passwords opens your other accounts to malicious users.
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