Since we launched the Digital Archaeology Commons back in January, we’ve been pleased to see the community grow and thrive. However, as with all things on the open web, we’ve also attracted a considerable amount of signup spam. In an effort to reduce this spam, we’ve decided to tweak the registration process slightly. First, we’ve opened registration completely – new accounts no longer require approval by an admin. Second, we’ve limited automatic registration to emails from .edu, .org, and .gov domains. Don’t have an email from one of these domains or prefer to use a personal .com email to create your account? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do it send an email to the DAC admin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and info on your institutional affiliation (if you have one). Once we receive this email, a human type person will review the request (just to make sure its above board) and hook you up with a DAC account.
Once your account has been created, you’ll be free to create groups, join existing groups, participative in group conversations, and create DAC sites.