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I'm pleased that you have chosen to become a member of our community and were not deterred by the nominal $10 USD donation. While your monetary donation helps support the physical and network portion of the forums, the best part of the forums is the support provided by the people posting -- posting questions, problems, information, and support. We all learn and are motivated by different things. You never know who you're helping even by posting a question. Someone else may have the exact same question and not know how to ask it, or not have even realized they had the same problem until you brought it up.

After you complete the donate/signup process your information will come to BrianB (me) for processing. While I do still have to manually create the accounts, with the spammers taken out of the picture, I nearly always will have your account set up within 24 hours or less. Before sometimes it took a week or more if things were busy.

I look forward to seeing you on the forums!

Note: The email address you use for your PayPal account, or the one you provide during payment if you don't have a PayPal account, is the one that will be registerd to your forum account. Please be sure that the email address is valid because that's where your membership information will be sent.

If you have any trouble or questions, email me at "staff at" (spelled out to thwart spambots).

Requested Username:
Usernames must be between 3 and 32 characters long
Think about what you choose and how you enter it as this is what people will call you when replying to you, etc. Do you want someone to say "Hi crazyname4576" or "Hi Teresa"? Most people use their first name (if not already taken) or their first name, with one or more initials after it, properly capitalized. Of course "handles" are fine if you don't want to use your name.

Check to see if name is available

Please use the link above to make sure your chosen username isn't already in use.

Choose a Password:
Passwords must be between 5 and 32 characters long.
This will be your password to sign on to the forums.

Location (optional):
(e.g. Clearwater, Florida -or- Calgary, Alberta -- etc.)

This is great to know who may be in the same geographic area as you. Especially useful when getting hints on where to buy things as you know if that suggestion is from a person who is "local" to you.

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By submitting this form you agree to the terms of service.

(Even though the donation is processed through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account to donate. You can just use credit card without creating an account -- look for the link on the payment screen.)