Once every few months we'll email you about site additions and cruising news - unless you unsubscribe, of course!
This is a rigmarole to check you're not a spammer (thousands try!) and permits us to plant a "cookie" on your computer. The cookie is a tiny file which helps us to:
And that's all we use them for. When you create an account, you're giving us permission to do this.
Click "create new account" and complete the form. To filter out automatic spammers, there's a CAPTCHA code to be completed. And we filter human spammers by cancelling accounts which have unrealistic names and coded email addresses. Your data remains confidential, visible only to the site administrator.
Within 24 hours (or even an hour if you're lucky and I'm awake!) you will receive an email giving a one-time log-in link. This link expires after 24 hours. It takes you to "MY ACCOUNT" (well, yours actually) which will have two blank lines labelled "password". Choose a password you'll remember, and click "save" at the bottom of the page. You're now logged in
Once logged in, you can:
Two common reasons:
Click "request new password" in the right hand column. A form will pop up. Fill in either your email address, or your user name, and "save" at the bottom of the page.
Within minutes you will then receive an email with a link. If you don't, check the email address, and your spam filter. Click the link, invent a password you'll remember, put it in those two blank password boxes, and "save". You'll then be logged in.
That's a pain. We recommend you use a variation of your real name - makes hunting you down more easy! If you have persistent difficulties, email us using "contact" link, or the link at the bottom of this page, telling us your user name and email address. We'll sort it out..
At an early stage, we recommend you post something, either a comment to a page, or in "Forum", just to give yourself confidence in using our "comments" system.
Happy browsing . . .