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REGISTERING, LOGGING IN, & CHANGING MY INFO

WILL IT COST ME ANYHTHING TO SIGN UP FOR SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET?

SportsCollectors.Net Basic Membership features are 100% FREE to members:
  • track the players you write to with Autograph Request Tracking
  • acesss to the SCN Team Address Bank
  • access to Sigs By Mail (listing successes received in the past 14 days and all failures of the SCN community)

    See what you get with a Premium Membership


    HOW DO I REGISTER FOR SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET?

    To sign up for a FREE account, follow these step:
  • Go to the registration page
  • Fill out the form completely. Please make sure to use a valid email address because your password and instructions will be sent there.
  • Once your form is submitted, check your email. Your new password and automatic login link will be included.


    WHAT IF I DON'T RECEIVE MY PASSWORD?

    Passwords are generally emailed to you within 4-8 hours. If you do not receive your password within 12 hours of registering, use our Contact Us Form.

    HOW DO I LOG INTO SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET?

    Using your chosen User ID and the password sent to your email, you can log in. You can use the login form in the upper right corner of every page - just type in the correct Username and Password and then press the Login button.


    CAN I HAVE MULTIPLE USER ID'S?

    As a security measure, we only one user account per email valid address.


    HOW DO I CHANGE MY PASSWORD?

    Go to the Change Password section and enter your current and new password.


    HOW DO I CHANGE MY EMAIL?

    Go to the Change Email section and enter your new email.


  • AUTOGRAPH REQUEST TRACKING QUESTIONS - TRACKING YOUR SUCCESSES

    WHAT IS AN AUTOGRAPH REQUEST AND HOW DO I ADD MY REQUESTS ON THE SITE?

    An Autograph Request is recording details when you send a letter to an athlete/personality requesting an autograph. SportsCollectors.Net is the only site that allows collectors to track who they have written to and the results - using our patent-pending Autograph Request Tracking System.

    To start adding your Autograph Requests, simply go to My Account and click on the ADD NEW REQUESTS option in the left-hand nav. Then fill in the necessary fields in the form that will appear, and your request info will be saved.


    SHOULD I INCLUDE A SASE?

    We strongly encourage all members to ALWAYS include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. After all, these athletes/personalities are often nice enough to take the time to read your letter and sign an autograph - they shouldn't be burdened with having to pay postage to return your item. And not including a SASE angers athletes/personalities and hurts the hobby.


    WHAT MAKES A REQUEST APPEAR AS A SUCCESS?

    A request is a success when:
  • Date Received is filled in (the date must not be greater than today)
  • # Signed Items Received is 1 or more.


    WHAT MAKES A REQUEST APPEAR AS A FAILURE?

    Failures must have:
  • Date Received is filled in (the date must not be greater than today)
  • # of Items Received is 0


    HOW CAN I EDIT OR UPDATE MY REQUESTS?

    Go to My Requests and choose the correct sport on the left hand nav for that request. Find the summary of that request and click the edit link listed on the right. Then fill in the necessary fields in the form that will appear, and your request info will be saved.


    HOW CAN I DELETE MY REQUESTS?

    Go to My Requests and choose the correct sport on the left hand nav for that request. Find the summary of that request and click the delete link listed on the right. Then confirm you want to delete the request, and your request info will be deleted.


    HOW CAN I ADD SCANS TO MY REQUESTS? CAN I UPLOAD THEM TO SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET?

    SportsCollectors.Net currently does not allow members to upload files on our servers due to bandwidth and storage constraints. What many members do is to obtain web space from another provider (there are 100's of free providers) and upload their images using those services. Then, as part of your request, you can enter the URL to your image sitting on another service. We only accept links to files in the .jpg or .gif formats.


    WHAT DOES SMALLING, HARVEY, MEISELMAN, OR APONTE MEAN WHEN LISTED AS THE ADDRESS FOR A REQUEST?

    These are commercial sports address lists that are available for purchase. All are good resources and highly recommended.

    Harvey Meiselman produces several lists, you can obtain info about them at http://www.sportsaddresslists.com. This is our pick as the #1 resource for collectors.

    Jack Smalling produces The Baseball Autograph Collector's Handbook #11 available at http://www.baseballaddresses.com. It's updated once every 2 years since 1980 and is an absolute must for baseball collectors. It usually goes for under $17.50 on his site.

    CJ Aponte has lists available for each of the different sports and also has quarterly newsletter updates available. You can email him at SignaturesPlus@aol.com for further details.


    WHY DOES MY SUCCESS NOT APPEAR IN SIGS BY MAIL IMMEDIATELY?

    Every Success that appears in Sigs by Mail is first approved by a SCN admin. We do not necessarily approve the validity of the success (and by approving a success we do not guarantee it's accuracy, authenticity, or that you will receive similiar results). We do this to try to eliminate abuse and monitor site activity.

  • OTHER SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET QUESTIONS
    WHY DO YOU CHARGE FOR COLLECTORS TO USE THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FEATURES?

  • Back in 2002, our legal advisors urged us to protect the community and ourselves. It became entirely too difficult to maintain/police a free and anonymous site where members could post anything they wished. This has discouraged members from becoming abusive with foul language, personal attacks, and fraudulant behavior. They can no longer be anonymous to us - as they will need to pay using a credit card.
  • To help fund the site. We've recently completely rewritten most of the backend and upgraded our hosting servers so the site may continue to grow. Up until 2002, the site was personally funded by the owner since 1998. We feel that $14.99/year is extremely affordable - and well worth the value for all collectors.


    HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE SIGNING HABITS OR ADDRESS OF MY FAVORITE PLAYER?

    If you are a serious collector, then you should sign up for a Premium Membership. Premium Members can search for a player by enetering his last name in the PLAYER SEARCH form in the upper right corner of every page. This will return all Requests and Addresses contained in our databases. If nothing comes up, we suggest you try looking on the Message Board for previous posts or submitting your own question.


    DO YOU GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE ADRESSES IN THE ADDRESS BANK?

    Absolutely not. No information of any kind is guaranteed accurate on the site. This is a community resource that can only be as useful as our members allow it to be. If you send anything to any address found anywhere on SportsCollectors.Net, it is at your own risk. We are no way responsible for any lost or unresponded items.


    CAN I REPRODUCE ANY OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING HOME ADDRESSES) AVAILABLE ON SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET ON MY SITE?

    No you can not. Any information on the site is the property of SportsCollectors.Net and can not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of SportsCollecotrs.Net. This is clearly stated in our Terms and Conditions, that you agreed to upon registering for SportsCollectors.Net. Copyright infringement and theft of intellectual property is prosecutable by law and we will be forced to take action against when it happens.


    CAN A MEMBER HAVE THEIR ACCOUNT SUSPENDED OR REVOKED?

    Abusive or fraudulant behavior can result in immediate account suspension without notice. If you unsure if information that you contribute may be considered Abusive or fraudulant, please use our Contact Us Form.


    WHERE SHOULD I MAKE SUGGESTIONS OR REPORT ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR ON SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET?

    Report all feedback, including what you see as abuse on our Contact Us Form.


  • OTHER QUESTIONS
    YOU STILL DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    You may want to try posting your question to Message Board. That way one of our admins or members may be able to help you out.

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