How to create a user account

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{{admon/note|All users must agree to the [[Contribution policy]]|If you give someone a user account, make sure they understand and agree to the [[Contribution policy]].  Agreement is a human process, we are counting on you to make sure new contributors understand the policy.}}
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{{admon/caution|All contributors have the power to create new contributor accounts.|Use this power wisely.  We are protecting this wiki from spambots and bad actors through self-management.  This includes the creation of new accounts.}}
{{admon/caution|All contributors have the power to create new contributor accounts.|Use this power wisely.  We are protecting this wiki from spambots and bad actors through self-management.  This includes the creation of new accounts.}}

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All users must agree to the Contribution policy
If you give someone a user account, make sure they understand and agree to the Contribution policy. Agreement is a human process, we are counting on you to make sure new contributors understand the policy.
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All contributors have the power to create new contributor accounts.
Use this power wisely. We are protecting this wiki from spambots and bad actors through self-management. This includes the creation of new accounts.
  1. Log in with your user account.
  2. Got to the login page Special:UserLogin
  3. Use the link labeled Create an account, or click this link here
  4. Fill out the account information:
    • Username
    • Password - leave blank
      • A randomly generated password is sent to the user's email address
    • E-mail
    • Real name
  5. Uncheck "Remember my login on this computer".
  6. Click "by e-mail" to send the new account information directly to the user.

If your browser offers to save the password for this new user, choose no or "Not now".

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