Updated 3:24am 20 May 2013
How do I post comments on Birmingham Post?
Why can't I comment on an article even though I have logged in?
What happens to article comments on my persona page after Birmingham Post archives the article I commented on?
Birmingham Post archives the article I commented on?
How do I report an abusive member of Birmingham Post community?
You can access most of our services without having to register. However, when you do register with Birmingham Post, you'll enjoy a number of valuable benefits:
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Access to our forum community
Access to our blog community
Go to Birminghampost.net. Click on the "Register" link at the top of the page. Complete the registration form that you will be taken to. Ensure that all the details are correct. Hit "Submit".
When you register with Birmingham Post, we will send you an e-mail asking you to confirm the e-mail address you gave us during the registration process. The e-mail we send you will contain a link to a web page. Click on the link, or cut and paste it into your browser and you will be shown a page confirming that your registration details are now finalised and your account has been confirmed.
The confirmation process allows us to establish that the e-mail address is genuine, and that you didn't make a mistake when entering it. It is essential that we have your correct e-mail address in case we need to contact you.
Go to Birminghampost.net. Click on the "Log In" link at the top right of the page. Submit your username and password.
If you forget your password, you can ask for a reminder when you log in. Just click on the "Forgot your password?" link on the Login page, enter the e-mail address you registered with, and we will send a new password to that e-mail address immediately. You can then use that password to log in. See below for details on how to change your password.
Please note: for security reasons, we cannot send your password to any other e-mail address except the one that you registered with.
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To change the e-mail address you use to log in to Birmingham Post, please log in to your account at Birminghampost.net and select "Your account" to view your account details. On this page you will see that your old e-mail address has automatically populated the "Your email address" field - simply replace this with the new email address and hit "Submit".
You will receive a confirmation e-mail to your new address to verify that the change has taken place.
To select a new password, please log in to your account at Birminghampost.net and select "Your account" to view your account details. On this page you can reset your password by submitting your new password, confirming the password and then hitting "Submit".
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On the 'My Account' page, you can:
change your e-mail address (you will be asked to validate your new e-mail address)
change your password
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add to the information you have given us
When you change your information, we will ask you to confirm the change before finalising it. This is because it may affect other services you receive from us. For example: if you change your e-mail address, any e-mail services you receive will be sent to the NEW address.
We recommend that you visit the 'Your Account' page every now and then to ensure that the information you have provided is up to date.
Sorry, unfortunately this functionality is not possible. The username is your unique identifier, and cannot be changed once you have chosen it. So, make sure you choose carefully when you select your username.
You can delete your account at any time by emailing Birminghampost.net with your request.
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Birmingham Post welcomes your thoughts, comments and arguments.
To post comments to Birmingham Post articles or participate in our online debates, you must first register on the site and create a Username. Your Username will appear alongside anything you post to Birmingham Post and will be linked to your public profile.
If you do not have an Birmingham Post account, please register with Birmingham Post and create your free account. Once you are a registered member you can immediately start posting comments on the site.
If you have previously registered only for newsletters, you were not required to have a Username. In order to post a comment we require you to use a Username. Please log in and update your details in the "Your Account" section.
Your comments will still show up on your persona page no matter where the article is archived to.
You don't have to be signed in to report an abusive comment or an abusive member. If you would like to report an abusive comment or user click on the link "Report this user" or "Report Abuse" alongside the offending user's name or comment.
Alternatively email Birmingham Post at email@example.com.
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