I forgot my username or
password for Posting Up, can you resend it?
How do I get a password to post?
How can I keep my e-mail address from displaying with my posts?
How can I change my e-mail address on Posting Up?
What is karma?
I can't send it to you (it's encrypted), but the message board can, thanks to our August 2003 upgrade. Click on Edit Profile on the message board's left-hand frame and then follow the instructions from there.
On the new message board, the link is at the top of the page, "login or register."
Don't make posts. Having and displaying a valid e-mail address is part of the Posting Up Terms of Service. You'd be surprised how much trouble it saves us when people are forced to be responsible for what they type.
You can't. Only I can. Please e-mail me from the new address and let me know what your old address was. Remainder of the Terms of Service still apply, including the prohibition against Hotmail addresses.
Karma is similar to the post rating on the old message boards, except it rates an individual poster and follows the poster wherever they post.
Only more veteran posters are allowed to affect a poster's karma, and this is done via links titled "applaud" or "smite" under a poster's name. The restriction is in order to limit the ability of so-called one-star bandits to affect a poster's karma without being registered for the board or a true member of the community.
You cannot applaud or smite yourself, and you can only applaud or smite each individual poster every few hours. Also, if you continually praise or smite an individual poster, eventually you'll run out of karma to give that individual.
Applauding a poster raises their karma by one; smiting lowers it by one.