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== User data ==
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The preferences dialog allows you to personalize some aspects of Ballotpedia. They will apply only when you are [[Help:Logging in|logged in]].
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Although your username is not necessarily your real name and could therefore be called a nickname, the term "nickname" is used here for a name you may optionally specify, different from your username.
 
Although your username is not necessarily your real name and could therefore be called a nickname, the term "nickname" is used here for a name you may optionally specify, different from your username.
  
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Revision as of 22:00, 11 July 2013

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Category:Ballotpedia basic information

The preferences dialog allows you to personalize some aspects of Ballotpedia. They will apply only when you are logged in.

User data

User data
Your email*: ...
o Register email
Your nickname (for signatures): ...
o Raw signatures (without automatic link)
Interface language: English
Change password
Old password: ...
New password: ...
Retype new password: ...
o Remember password across sessions 
* Real name (optional): if you choose to provide it this will be used
for giving you attribution for your work.
* Email (optional): Enables people to contact you through the website
without you having to reveal your email address to them, and it can be
used to send you a new password if you forget it.
  • Your email: You may optionally register your email address (it will not be shown publicly on the site). This will enable you to reset your password by clicking the "Mail me a new password" box on the log in screen, if you forget it. Additionally, it will enable other registered users to send email to you from the "E-mail this user" link on your user page unless you've checked the disable box (see below).
  • Disable email from other users: If you check this, users will not be able to send you email by way of the "E-mail this user" feature.

Your nickname

Although your username is not necessarily your real name and could therefore be called a nickname, the term "nickname" is used here for a name you may optionally specify, different from your username.