If you're new to Pan-species Listing, then welcome on board! First thing to do is to get yourself registered: at the top of the page click where it says 'Sign up'. All we need from you is:
Your name (first name and last name) as you wish it to appear to other users (e.g. Fred Bloggs). Enter your real name please—pseudonyms are contrary to the spirit of transparency of Pan-species Listing and we may remove users who do not use their real names.
Your email address, to give us a chance to contact you in case there is a query. Your email address will not be passed on to other listers, nor will it be made available to a third party, without your permission.
A password for the purposes of logging in. Whilst passwords are encrypted, we recommend you do not use a sensitive password (e.g. anything you also use for online banking). Passwords need to be at least six characters and contain no spaces. They are also case-sensitive (e.g. elephant is not the same as ElePHanT). You will also be asked to re-enter your password for confirmation. Note that if you forget your password you can get a new one sent to your registered email address. However we cannot access your passwords for you, nor can we unencrypt them.
The registration form also asks for various other pieces of information, which are all optional. In time it might be interesting to use this information for more analysis so please complete it if you can.
Finally you must agree to the Terms and Conditions for using the Pan-species Listing website.
When you have entered all the necessary details correctly and hit the 'Sign up' button you will be sent an activation email (if you don't receive one of these fairly quickly then check your junk mail and if you still can't find it then contact us). You must click the link in this email before your account is activated. Once you have successfully registered, then simply enter your email address and password, and you're ready to go!