A user account is required in order to edit this wiki, but we've had to disable public user registrations due to spam.

To request an account, ask an autoconfirmed user on Chat (such as one of these permanent autoconfirmed members).

WHATWG Wiki:How to create a user account

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If you are an autoconfirmed user, you can fulfill requests to register a new account.

The method of doing this is not necessarily intuitive, so here are the necessary steps:

  1. Go to Special:UserLogin and click on "Create an account". (Or go directly to Special:UserLogin&type=signup.)
  2. Remove any of your info automatically filled in by your browser (username, password, e-mail address, etc.).
  3. Enter the requested username in the "Username" field.
  4. Leave the password fields blank.
  5. Enter the requested e-mail address in the "E-mail" field.
  6. Enter the requested real name in the "Real name" field, if desired.
  7. Enter the request method (e-mail, IRC, etc.) in the "Reason" field.
  8. Uncheck the "Remember my login on this browser", if checked.
  9. Submit the form by clicking the "By e-mail" button.

This process will send an e-mail containing an automatically-generated password to the e-mail address provided. The user can then log in and change their password (and confirm their e-mail address) from the information in that e-mail.