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 IRC (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 another account". (Or go directly to the Create account page.)
  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. Check (tick) the box for "Use a temporary random password and send it to the specified email address".
  5. Enter the requested e-mail address in the "Email address" field.
  6. Enter the requested real name in the "Real name (optional)" field, if desired.
  7. Enter the request method (e-mail, IRC, etc.) in the "Reason" field.
  8. Submit the form by clicking the "Create another account" 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.