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Brother Tyler

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If you're reading this, you fall into one of the following categories:
  • Guest (someone who hasn't joined the Bolter & Chainsword yet)
  • Newly registered member awaiting account approval
  • Registered member who is not logged in
This forum and this topic has been created to help you to either register an account or regain access to the site.
 
The most important thing to understand about the Bolter & Chainsword is covered in our Mission Statement:
 
The Bolter & Chainsword exists to help people better enjoy and understand the Warhammer 40,000 hobby and games set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe through constructive discussion.
 
Before you decide to join the site, you should review our forum rules to be sure that you can abide by them. We do our best to ensure that the rules are fair and reasonable, and we do our best to enforce them in a fair and reasonable manner. Everyone that participates at the Bolter & Chainsword is expected to abide by these rules. If you can do that, then we'd love to have you join the site and join our community.
 
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Brother Tyler

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CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT

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Creating an account at the Bolter & Chainsword involves four basic information requirements:

  • email address
  • user name
  • display name
  • password

Email Address
Every account must be associated with a valid email address. Official notifications will be sent to the email address associated with member accounts. Attempts to recover access to your account will require communication via your email. Members may send private communications to you via your email address (this function doesn't reveal your email address to them, merely allowing them to fill out an email form that the system then uses to populate an email). The Bolter & Chainsword does not share member email information with third parties.
 
User Name
This is the primary name associated with your account and is the name that you will use (along with your password) to log in. User Names must be unique (the system will notify you if you attempt to register a User Name that is used by another account). User Names must be 3-26 characters in length and may use letters, numbers, special characters, and spaces (i.e., you don't need to use underscores unless you want to). The User Name that you choose may not be changed.
 
Display Name
This is the name that is shown to other members on the site and is the name by which you will become known. Display Names must be unique (the system will notify you if you attempt to register a Display Name that is used by another account). Display Names must be 3-26 characters in length and may use letters, numbers, special characters, and spaces (i.e., you don't need to use underscores unless you want to). Your Display Name can be the same as your User Name. When registering your account, there is a checkbox to exercise this option (i.e., you don't have to type the name in again). Display Names may be changed by the Administrators if they lead to confusion, if they masquerade as GW employees, or if they are offensive. When you pick your Display Name, pick it as if it will be permanent. We occasionally allow members to change their Display Name, though the occasions on which we do this are rare and are usually tied to larger events (site anniversary, major overhaul to the site, etc.).

A couple of things to consider:

  • Any string of characters longer than 20 characters in length will throw board formatting off. The best way to prevent this is to use spaces to break the display name into blocks that won't disrupt the formatting.
  • If your display name ends in anything other than a letter, the "member" BBCode won't work. The "member" BBCode is a handy way to link to a member's profile:
    Brother Tyler
    [member=Brother Tyler]
    There is no requirement for a member's Display Name to be usable by the "member" BBCode, so it's entirely up to you.

You can find out more about the BBCode used at the B&C here.
 
Password
Your password can be any combination of characters including letters, numbers, and special characters. The minimum password length is 1 character (we've tested passwords up to 50 characters, and it may be possible to have more characters). As with any password, you should ensure that your password is strong, including upper and lower case letters and avoiding words in the dictionary. You should keep your password private so that no one else can access your account.

Note that the Bolter & Chainsword will never ask you for your password.



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Brother Tyler

Brother Tyler

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GETTING YOUR ACCOUNT APPROVED

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Automatic account approval has been disabled because we have a lot of bot/spammer accounts registered on a regular basis (over 100 each day). So the administrators have to manually screen newly registered accounts in order to filter out as many of the bots/spammers as possible. Two unfortunate side effects of this process are:
  • Account approval depends upon administrator attention, so it might take up to 48 hours
  • We might approve a bot/spammer account or delete a legitimate account
In order to facilitate approval of your account, you should contact the administrators. This will let us know that you have a valid email account and we'll be able to approve your account more quickly. We'll approve your account and send you an email letting you know that the account has been approved and that you can participate at the site. For best results, contact us right away after creating the account (i.e., you don't have to wait 48 hours).

If you have registered an account and don't know if it has been approved, please contact us for verification.

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Brother Tyler

Brother Tyler

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  • Faction: VIIth Legion

RECOVERING ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT

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If you no longer have access to your account (forgot your log in name, changed email addresses, forgot your password), please contact the administrators. We can work with you to research the relevant information and recover your account access.

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Brother Tyler

Brother Tyler

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  • +++ADMINISTRATUM+++
  • 20,752 posts
  • Location:The Temple of Oaths
  • Faction: VIIth Legion

CONTACTING THE ADMINISTRATORS

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If you need to reach an Administrator for assistance, you can contact us via your normal e-mail at:

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We recommend that you include all administrators on your email in order to ensure the quickest response.


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