So You’ve Been Approved…
Congratulations! Welcome Aboard! Good Times!
Now Read Closely Before You Start
Okay, so you’ve gotten your email from us telling you that you’ve been approved to be a member of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.
You are now a “Rottie”. We may decide to give you a title later on, once we’ve gotten to know you better.
Before you get started, you should read over a couple of points so that you understand what is happening here…
When you post your first comment, you will be moderated. In other words, an administrator is going to have to approve your comment. DO NOT POST ANOTHER COMMENT UNTIL THAT FIRST COMMENT IS APPROVED. We have a fairly stringent spam filter here, and if you continue to post comments while being in moderation will make it that much harder for you to get out of that hole. Have some patience.
Also, it is possible to end up in moderation if you post too many links in your comments. Rule of thumb — two links is the limit.
Nobody likes an asshole. You can disagree all you want — you can even be funny/sarcastic. But understand that you will be treated the same way you treat others. Here, respect is earned. Understand that nobody knows who you are so they might not be all that warm to you. Roll with it.
Ready to proceed?
In your email you will find the User Name you chose when you first signed up and a long string of numbers, letters and symbols for a random password that the computer kicked out for you. When you log in for the first time, you NEED TO GO TO YOUR PROFILE PAGE AND DO TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS:
1. Change your password to something you can easily remember
2. Enter a First and/or Last name in the fields in the profile. THIS IS IMPORTANT. You don’t have to put your real name if you don’t want to, just put something in there. Nobody will see it, we just need to have something entered there because we run an automatic script once a week to clear out all accounts that don’t have something entered in either the first or the last name fields. This helps us clean up our database from the “registration-bots” that attack our site on a daily basis.