When you sign in to Star Tribune Network sites featuring user profile pages, such as vita.mn and buzz.mn, your full name will be included on your public profile. However, this information is optional, and you are welcome to delete it from your account if you do not wish for it to display.
Your first name will be displayed on our home page as a welcome message when you visit StarTribune.com. We will also display your full name, e-mail address and contact information if you update them in the Member Center. Please keep in mind that the Member Center is secure; it can only be accessed by logging in with your password.
If you choose to post a message in our Talk area, be aware that your name - first and last - will be visible to other visitors. We've found that requiring Talk participants to use their full names - rather than fictional "handles" - has generally elevated the quality of our discussions.
We ask users to activate their account to confirm that the e-mail address they submit is active. This decreases the likelihood that an incorrect e-mail address was submitted by mistake or as a prank.
After you register, we will send instructions to the e-mail address that you submitted. Follow the instructions. Account activation is easy. Basically, we ask you to open the e-mail, and click the link that is contained in it.
After you register, you have grace access to StarTribune.com for the remainder of your visit. On subsequent visits, you will need to have activated your account to access StarTribune.com.
It is sent to your e-mail address immediately after you complete registration. You should receive it within an hour. To access StarTribune.com on your next visit, you must have responded to the activation e-mail. For the remainder of your first visit, you have grace access to StarTribune.com. For the remainder of your first visit, you will have grace access to StarTribune.com.