WikiChristian:Tutorial (Registration)

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Frontpage, 1: Editing, 2: Formatting, 3: WikiChristian links, 4: External links, 5: Talk pages, 6: Keep in mind, 7: Registration, 8: Namespaces

Registration is optional, but encouraged.

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Keep in mind
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Registration is optional

Everyone is welcome to contribute to WikiChristian, regardless of whether they choose to register a username or not.

There are two main reasons people are encouraged to register:

General benefits

The free account gives you many benefits, including more editing options and user preferences. One handy feature is the watchlist, which makes it easier for you to track changes to pages you are interested in. Another is the ability to move or rename a page. (Do not move pages simply through copying and pasting as the edit history is not preserved that way.

An unregistered user is identified by his or her machine's IP address, which is used as his public identifier when he makes contributions (and signs comments on talk pages). Your computer's IP address can sometimes be used to find information about you, so registering increases your privacy by hiding it. Also, because IP addresses are often non-permanently allocated by DHCP or PPP, unregistered users sometimes find it more difficult to gain respect and recognition from other editors through building a good track record. It can also be more difficult to carry on conversations with such non-registered users since they lack a unique talk page.

Finally, only registered users are allowed to become administrators,(AKA sysops).

Perceived benefits

Many WikiChristians consider registering to indicate a greater willingness by you to stand behind your edits, and your comments on discussion pages. This means your contributions to articles and discussion pages will generally be given more weight, at least when you make the entries while logged in.

How to register

To register you can click the Log in link at the top right corner of any page.

Continue with the tutorial.

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