Check their "terms of service" if you
wish. It is the usual legalistic
gobbledygook. The essential elements are
that you must be over 13 to sign up, must
not put anything illegal on your website,
must respect copyrights and that if you
cancel or the company folds then all your
work is gone forever. Don't worry about
that part. I have a cunning plan ... more
Type in a Username, password and
a valid email address.
I strongly suggest you tell the
username and password to one or two
other club members ... so that if
you go to Australia for six months or just
need help with updates - someone else can
look after the club website.
When you have typed in the username,
an extra box appears. This is known as a
CAPTCHA system and is to make sure that you
are a human being not a computer program.
Type the letters, numbers and punctuation
and click "Sign Up".
If at first you don't succeed: try,
try, try again ...
Try once more - a different set of letters
will be shown. If that does not work, click
the little picture of a loudspeaker and
listen to a distorted voice reading out
letters and numbers and type them in. (Watch
out for "zero" which can sound very odd.) CAPTCHA
systems are a nuisance but they help keep