Please read the following to make signing up quick and easy.

Q. Can I pick any username?
A. No. You must use your real name.
You can use various combinations of first and/or last name and initials if you like. eg John Ted Smith could use combinations such as John Smith, John S, J Smith. JT Smith, or J Ted Smith etc

Q. Why are we using real names?
A. Shortly after GSI originally launched, the community decided using real names would reduce anonymity and help keep people more respectful and accountable. Some original users had their usernames grandfathered however most chose to adopt the use of real names or had an admin edit their old username to their real name.

Q. What if I choose to register with a fake name like "Iceclimber John"?
A. An admin may choose to edit your username to reflect your real name and send you an email. You might prefer to choose your own acceptable username.