1. Why do I need to register for an account?
An account is how the website can recognize you and determine your permissions. Once you have created an account, you will be able to contribute content, such as blogs, comments, as well as other postings like classified ads and events.
2. Can I change my login name, password and/or delete my account?
Yes. Follow the link to "my account" available in the left sidebar of any page. Then hit the "edit" button to change your account settings.
3. I lost my password and/or login name, what can I do?
Below the login block in one of the sidebars, you will find a link titled "request a new password". At that page, enter either email address or username that you created your account with, and a new password will be sent to you by email. If you continue to have trouble, contact the site administrator.
4. How do I create content after I have logged in?
Once you are logged in, you will see a link in the right sidebar to "create content". At this page, you will see the content options available to you based on your permissions level. Content inputting procedure is quite straightfoward: add a title and body to your post, and hit "submit".
You will be able to return to your content at any time to edit or delete it. When you come to the page of your content, you will see an "edit" tab.
5. Can I edit my Comments?
Yes. We hope you will choose your words carefully and try to be succinct. If you feel you have made an error in one of your posts, you will see an "edit" as well as "delete" button at the bottom of your comment.
6. Can other commentors or members of the public email me?
Yes. Only other registered site members have access to the public information in your profile. However, you can administer wether or not you wish to allow yourself to be contacted using the contact form at your profile page.
7. What are the rules of conduct for commenting on news and other stories?
The Lone Sheep publications exist to inform and encourage public engagement and civil dialogue.
We ask you to reflect this intent in your comments, to relate your comments to the subject matter of the preceding articles, and to refrain from personal insults towards authors or other commenters.
Lone Sheep is not responsible for the content of posted comments.
We reserve the right to delete comments we deem vulgar, personally insulting, libelous, racist, or sexist, or representing bigotry in any format, for any other reason harmful to the quality of the forum. In addition, we may delete excessive postings from one commenter to give others a chance to comment. Regular violators of these rules will be blocked from further commenting.
Although Lone Sheep will attempt to apply these rules equitably and consistently, it is impossible for us to review all messages.
8. Blogs disclaimer
Opinions expressed in blogs posted to Lone Sheep sites reflect the opinions of their creators, not those of Lone Sheep Publishing.
9. Reporting objectionable content?
We like to think we're perfect ...but not everyone is! Seriously, because we encourage community participation on our site, we recognize the potential for problematic content in both copy and advertisements - if you see material you find offensive or inappropriate, please let us know, and we'll address your concerns forwith. Our site is your site, and your input is critical to maintaining the highest levels of quality in our newspapers.
Please use our email us immediately, with your contact information, and a link to the comment in question, by using our contact forms, by following the "Contact" link in primary menu.