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How can I get an account in EcoliWiki?

If you would like an account to be created for you at EcoliWiki.org, simply send an email with the user name you want to use to ecoliwiki@gmail.com and the EcoliWiki Staff will get you set-up. You'll receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once you log in, you will be prompted to create a new password.

Can I invite new users to join EcoliWiki?

Yes, simply click the Accounts link in the sidebar on the left. Next, under the Create a Registered User section, click Create an account. You'll need to know the user name the person wants to use. Once you have that, type in the username and the email address of the person you wish to invite and click by email. An email will be sent to the person and they will be able to complete registration.

What do I do if I forget my username?

Click here to bring up a list of registered user names. Hopefully, you can identify your username and the crisis will be averted. If you cannot, email the EcoliWiki staff at ecoliwiki@gmail.com and someone will reply with your username.

What do I do if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, type in your username and click the email password button. A temporary password will be emailed to the email account on file. Once you log in, you will be prompted to enter a new password.

How do I change my username?

Contact the EcoliWiki Staff at ecoliwiki@gmail.com for changing your username.

How do I change my password?

To change your password, click the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of the browser window. Under the user profile tab, you will have to enter your old password, then type the new one. You will have to retype the new one to verify spelling, then click the Save button.

Can I customize EcoliWiki?

Yes. You may customize the style in which you display the information by clicking the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of the browser window. Under the Appearance tab, you may click the display (skin) that best suits you. You may preview these styles by clicking the preview button to the right of the style name. Once you have made your selection, click the Save button to apply the new setting.

What is the Watchlist link and how do I add topics to my watchlist?

If you have a particular page or topic of specific interest to you, you can add it to the watchlist and you can opt to receive an email notification when that page is modified (you select the email option under the user profile tab). To add pages to your watchlist, go to the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of your browser. Under the watchlist tab, select the boxes of the pages you want to watch. Click the Save button to apply the new setting.

What is the Contributions link?

Ecoliwiki keeps track of all the contributions you make to the wiki. Once you've logged in, you can click on this link and see a history of the contributions you've made.