From now on, to use our chatroom, you will have to sign up for a username and password.
But don’t panic, it’s all very straight-forward.
Please click here to register and you’ll see how easy it is.
First, input your desired member/user name (this is how others will identify you in the chatroom) along with your real name and e-mail address. As is the case with the blog, the latter will not be available to anyone other than me and is perfectly secure.
An activation e-mail will then be sent to the address you provided, which will need to be validated in the usual fashion (you’ll have to click the link contained within the e-mail to confirm receipt).
Clicking this link will in turn produce a page containing a completed form showing your e-mail address and activation code. Just click the Click to Activate button and the validation process is complete.
You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with a reminder of your member name and the password that has been assigned to you. You can change this password to something easier to remember at any time by clicking Log-in to change settings.
If you forget your password, you can easily retrieve it at any time.
We realise that having to register for anything can be off-putting to some, but assure you that your personal details will not be used in any way whatsoever.
We’ve never used the details you reveal each time you submit a post here, so you can trust us when we say that there is no sinister agenda at play. We just want to ensure that we provide you with the most secure and honest chat experience possible.
Feel free to let us know what you think, of course.
Lastly, although it is obvious to some, we would all appreciate it if your member name matches the name you use on the blog so that others can easily identify you in the chatroom.
There’ll be a chat sometime next week – probably Monday afternoon – so do keep an eye on the calendar for details.
Thanks for your co-operation, have a good weekend and don’t forget the ‘Arnold Layne’ video on BBC2 tomorrow evening.
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