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Welcome to MyWikiBiz, and thank you for your interest in opening a User account. Once you have your User account, you will be able to create new pages and edit existing ones on MyWikiBiz.
 
Welcome to MyWikiBiz, and thank you for your interest in opening a User account. Once you have your User account, you will be able to create new pages and edit existing ones on MyWikiBiz.
  
==Payment request==
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==Payment requirement==
We ask new editors to make a small, '''one-time payment of USD $10''' to open a User account. This is because MyWikiBiz incurs annual hosting, server, and developer costs of over $1,000. For the first seven years of our site's operation, we tried a "free to edit" policy. Unfortunately, this had the effect of attracting thousands of spammers who only wanted to abuse MyWikiBiz for links back to their highly questionable product sites. Our server could no longer withstand the load, and the site would crash frequently, sometimes taking days to restore. This punished all of our good editors who had created legitimate content.
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We require new editors to make a small, '''one-time payment of USD $5''' to open a User account. This is because MyWikiBiz incurs annual hosting, server, and developer costs of over $1,000. For the first seven years of our site's operation, we tried a "free to edit" policy. Unfortunately, this had the effect of attracting thousands of spammers who only wanted to abuse MyWikiBiz for links back to their highly questionable product sites. Our host server could no longer withstand the load, voluminous error logs were generated, and the site would crash frequently, sometimes taking days to restore. This punished all of our good editors who had created legitimate content.
  
 
So, by requiring a small payment from new editors, we are ensuring that you understand MyWikiBiz is ''not'' to be used for publishing spam links. Feel free to promote and describe your product or business, but do so in a way that conforms to an "encyclopedia" or "directory" style.
 
So, by requiring a small payment from new editors, we are ensuring that you understand MyWikiBiz is ''not'' to be used for publishing spam links. Feel free to promote and describe your product or business, but do so in a way that conforms to an "encyclopedia" or "directory" style.
  
 
===How to activate your User account===
 
===How to activate your User account===
Enter your information in the form below, including a valid email address.  You will receive a '''PayPal invoice for $10''' from MyWikiBiz within 48 hours. Follow the invoice instructions to complete the payment, and then MyWikiBiz will activate your User account.  If you don't wish to use PayPal, you may send a check or money order '''for $10''' to MyWikiBiz via postal mail to:
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Enter your information in the form below, including a valid email address.  You will receive a '''PayPal invoice for $5''' from MyWikiBiz within about one week. Follow the invoice instructions to complete the payment, and then MyWikiBiz will activate your User account.   
  
::'''MyWikiBiz'''<br />
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If you do not wish to wait to be invoiced by PayPal, you may send immediate pre-payment '''for $5''' via Venmo to '''@Research-Biz'''.  In the Venmo transaction notes, make sure you mention which MyWikiBiz Username you have selected, and an admin will quickly activate your new account that same day (and we will dispense with the typical PayPal transaction).
::'''489 Lake George Circle'''<br />
 
::'''West Chester, PA 19382-2188'''
 
 
 
'''Important!''' If you mail a payment to the above address, ''don't forget'' to include your MyWikiBiz '''Username''' with it, otherwise your account activation will be delayed.  Your User account will be approved and activated within 48 hours of receipt of payment and identification of the corresponding account.
 
  
 
==Thank you==
 
==Thank you==
We appreciate your understanding of our new community policy.   
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We appreciate your understanding of our community policy.   
  
 
All the best,
 
All the best,

Latest revision as of 17:18, 1 July 2021

Welcome

Welcome to MyWikiBiz, and thank you for your interest in opening a User account. Once you have your User account, you will be able to create new pages and edit existing ones on MyWikiBiz.

Payment requirement

We require new editors to make a small, one-time payment of USD $5 to open a User account. This is because MyWikiBiz incurs annual hosting, server, and developer costs of over $1,000. For the first seven years of our site's operation, we tried a "free to edit" policy. Unfortunately, this had the effect of attracting thousands of spammers who only wanted to abuse MyWikiBiz for links back to their highly questionable product sites. Our host server could no longer withstand the load, voluminous error logs were generated, and the site would crash frequently, sometimes taking days to restore. This punished all of our good editors who had created legitimate content.

So, by requiring a small payment from new editors, we are ensuring that you understand MyWikiBiz is not to be used for publishing spam links. Feel free to promote and describe your product or business, but do so in a way that conforms to an "encyclopedia" or "directory" style.

How to activate your User account

Enter your information in the form below, including a valid email address. You will receive a PayPal invoice for $5 from MyWikiBiz within about one week. Follow the invoice instructions to complete the payment, and then MyWikiBiz will activate your User account.

If you do not wish to wait to be invoiced by PayPal, you may send immediate pre-payment for $5 via Venmo to @Research-Biz. In the Venmo transaction notes, make sure you mention which MyWikiBiz Username you have selected, and an admin will quickly activate your new account that same day (and we will dispense with the typical PayPal transaction).

Thank you

We appreciate your understanding of our community policy.

All the best,

Gregory Kohs
Founder, MyWikiBiz