Sometimes Asked Questions

My registration seems to have been rejected. Why?

Due to spamming we have initiated a program that rejects registrations from emails addresses that look suspicious.

If this happens, and you are not a spammer, please email us via our contact form and we will set things right.

I registered, but I never received a confirmation email. What happened?

Sometimes spam filters eat the confirmation email. If you will email us via our contact form, we will send you a working password.

How do I send in a news tip?

You can use the contact form. Or you can post it as a comment on the "Selected News" thread, which you can get to by the link in the sidebar.

My comment disappeared or was edited. What happened?

We are not very politically correct around here, but we do remove remarks that are in questionable taste, according to our own lights.

How do I get one of those little pictures (avatars) next to my name?

You need to set up an account with It’s free and easy. All you need is the email address you used here, which is available on your profile when you first log in.

How can I help S&L continue its noble work?

News tips, and even just your comments, are a tremendous boost.