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'''We prefer if all new users come through the [[Join|new user signup page]]'''However, if you prefer, you can use the following procedure to add new users yourselfPlease note that '''user accounts are for individuals only''' and are '''not meant to be shared by a group'''.
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To ensure the OpenWetWare's account creation process is as uniform as possible, we've disabled account creation by administrators.  All new users can request accounts through the [[Join|new user signup page]].  Please also see our new [[OpenWetWare:Username policy|username policy]] and [[OpenWetWare:Attribution|thoughts on attribution]].   
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You need to be an administrator (or perhaps a sysop) to do this.  If you do add a user, make sure that there is an email address connected to each and every account added.
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If you have feedback or thoughts on this decision, please leave a message on the [[Help talk:Adding new users]] page or via the [[Special:Contact|feedback form]].
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#Login using your account.
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#Go to the special pages (on the side bar) and click: Log in / create an account.
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#The login screen will open--click Create an Account.
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#There it should have the following boxes:
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#*Your user name
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#*Your password
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#*retype password
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#*your email (please include so other users can email you through the site)
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#*your real name
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#Put all the information for the new user in these boxes.  If you are logged in, your name and password will be in the boxes, just erase it and fill in the new user's information.
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#After you type in the info, there are two buttons you can click:
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*Create new account: This will add the user.  It may annoyingly log you in as that user. It will also send an email like this to the address you specify:
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Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:02:04 -0500
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From: admin@openwetware.org
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To: someone@somewhere.edu
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Subject: OpenWetWare e-mail address confirmation
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Someone, probably you from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, has registered an
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account "Username" with this e-mail address on OpenWetWare.
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To confirm that this account really does belong to you and activate
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e-mail features on OpenWetWare, open this link in your browser:
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http://openwetware.org/wiki/Special:Confirmemail/a_big_hexidecimal
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If this is *not* you, don't follow the link. This confirmation code
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will expire at 15:02, 21 December 2005.
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* By email: This should add the user and send an email like this to the address you specify:
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<pre><nowiki>
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From: admin@openwetware.org
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Date: December 17, 2005 1:58:09 PM CST
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To: someone@somewhere.edu
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Subject: Password reminder from OpenWetWare
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Someone (probably you, from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
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requested that we send you a new OpenWetWare login password.
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The password for user "Username" is now "password".
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You should log in and change your password now.
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*Note that when you click "By email" the password which is sent is computer generated and not the password you specify. It is the correct password, though.
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'''Remember to make sure each user has a functional email address linked to it.'''
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Finally, to get the process started, we recommend putting a one line descriptor of the person that you added on their user page for community purposes.
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To ensure the OpenWetWare's account creation process is as uniform as possible, we've disabled account creation by administrators. All new users can request accounts through the new user signup page. Please also see our new username policy and thoughts on attribution.

If you have feedback or thoughts on this decision, please leave a message on the Help talk:Adding new users page or via the feedback form.

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