When you click the Register button under Meta in the upper left-hand corner just below the photo banner (or as i remember it, since i can’t see it), you’ll get this page. Very cunningly, it’s trying to sign you up to get your own WordPress blog, which you may want to do anyway. But over on the right side is a blue link to the right of the blank that’s for ‘blog address’, it’s a link to registering a username with wordpress. If you don’t want to create your own blog, use my link above. If you don’t receive the promised email from WordPress, you might want to check your Junk Mail box, and confirm your registration. Hope this helps.
You won’t be able to use your wordpress FDL user name, so if you want a similar one, try adding a numeral 1 or 2 after it. When you go to login after your registration’s been confirmed, typing in your email address or user name gets you in. Also: if you’re following this site and the emails are driving you crazy, when an email comes in, just update your user preferences at the link on the email. choosing an avatar: again, it’s a bit different for me as an administrator, but under your name in the black bar at the top of the screen on the left under Cafe Babylon, if you hover your mouse, you should see your Dashboard. Click it, and in Manage Your Profile or close.; click it, then look around for Upload an avatar on the right side, and follow the instructions. easiest way, iirc, is to choose an image already on your hard drive in one of your picture files. click Save, and it will show once it works its way through the wordpress system a bit.
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