2 FAQ tagged with membership


How do I sign up for a MetaFilter account?

Go to the New User page to read about accounts and follow the link to sign up and pay for the account. The current sign-up fee is $5; it's a one-time fee and is the only cost associated with using the site. Once the PayPal payment is completed, your account will be active and you will be allowed to post comments on various MetaFilter threads. Please note that there is a waiting period to post to MetaFilter and Ask MetaFilter, and we enforce a strict rule against posting your own work or work you've contributed to or are posting about in a promotional capacity. Posting a link to a site you're connected to, or posting for promotional purposes, will result in a ban with no refund.

If the signup fee is a financial or logistical hardship, you can drop the moderation team a line via the contact form to ask about a complimentary signup.
(tags: ) February 15, 2006 - permalink - back to questions

I want an account but I don't want to use PayPal. What do I do?

There is no self-serve way to get an account without using PayPal. However, you're welcome to contact the mods if you want to work out alternate account payment arrangements.
(tags: ) December 26, 2006 - permalink - back to questions