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Becoming a Member

To join all the discussions on the Azimuth Forum you need to become a member. The procedure depends on whether or not you already have an account on one of the Mathforge forums (a “MathForge” account). If you forgot: the full list of such forums can be found in the list in the side panel here.

If you do not have a MathForge account

You can apply for a MathForge account and request that it be associated with the Azimuth Forum in a single procedure. Use your whole real name as username. Spaces and capital letters are good. So, for example, a username like ‘Tim van Beek’ is good, ‘timvanbeek’ not so good, and ‘Tim’ or ‘tvb’ won’t be allowed. The reason is that we want our work to be taken seriously. People should be able to tell who you are.

  1. To apply for a Mathforge account and access to Azimuth, click this link.

  2. You should get an email from Andrew Stacey. Click on the link in that email. This confirms your email address and activates your Mathforge account. At this step, a request is automatically sent to John Baez requesting approval for the Azimuth Forum.

  3. Next your application needs to be confirmed by John Baez. He is sometimes in Singapore, so he may be asleep when you’re awake. Give him some time. If he confirms your application, you’ll get another email from Andrew Stacey saying you’re in. Then you’ll be able to read and post comments in any section of the forum. Before that your powers will be limited.

If you have a MathForge account

  1. Log in to any of the MathForge forums, for example the Azimuth Forum, using your account. if you are already logged on to one of them, you don’t need to log in again and can skip this step.

  2. Next, go to your account page on the Azimuth forum (clicking on the “Account” tab at the top of the forum page also takes you there).

  3. Click on “Associate Account” in the side panel.

  4. Next your application needs to be confirmed by John Baez. He is sometimes in Singapore, so he may be asleep while you’re awake. Give him some time. If he confirms your application, you’ll get another email from Andrew Stacey saying you’re in. Then you’ll be able to read and post comments in any section of the forum. Before that your powers will be limited.

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