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asked 2017-07-27 10:11:39 -0500

updated 2017-07-28 10:39:10 -0500

I want to create a new account. How do I do that?

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answered 2017-07-27 10:11:51 -0500

updated 2017-07-27 11:32:39 -0500

Signing up with Wikipedia is easy. On any screen on Wikipedia you will see a bar on the top right hand side that has the following information: talk, contributions, create account, and log in. You will want the create account option.

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Once you click on this you'll be taken into a page where you will select your username, input a password and confirm it, and add your e-mail address. Adding your e-mail is optional but highly, HIGHLY recommended since this has several benefits. Not only will you be notified if anything important happens, but you can also retrieve your password if needed. Without this there is nothing that Wikipedia can do, even if your e-mail is in Dashboard, as Dashboard is separate from Wikipedia. I can't stress this enough.

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When choosing your username, make sure that it is available and doesn’t violate username guidelines. You cannot give yourself a username that is misleading, disruptive, confusing, or that gives off the impression that multiple people are using the account. It’s generally recommended that you avoid using your real name, especially if you edit in controversial areas. Examples of usernames you cannot choose are things like “IamChrisPratt”, “EnglishClassFall”, or “WikipediaEmployee”.

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