Getting Around HotWired

Welcome to HotWired's Help section. You can reach the Help section at any time by clicking on the Help icon. Help icons appear at the bottom of every page of HotWired.

Help topics are listed below. You can read Help directly from this list or click the Help button in a specific section and link directly to topics that relate to that section. If a topic refers to more than one section, subsequent references will link back to the original topic.

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How do I use HotWired?

Cruising the Web

Where can I get more information about HTML, browsers, and the World Wide Web?
What do I do if my images don't display?
What if I'm not using a graphical browser?
How can I change text size, styles, and colors?

HotWired Membership

How do I get into HotWired?
How many memberships can I have?
What does membership include?
How should I choose a username?
What if the username I choose is already taken?
What if I want to change my username or email address?
What if I forget my password?
What is user verification?
Can I still use HotWired if I haven't verified my account?

Getting Around

How do I get to a new section?
How do I go back to a previous section?
How do I use the help bar?
What are those buttons at the bottom of my screen?


What do I do if my images don't display?
What if I'm not using a graphical browser?
Can I change text styles and colors?
Why won't movies or sounds play on my computer?
Why can't I reach USENET?

Bugs you may encounter at HotWired.
How do I report suspected HotWired bugs?


What is Signal?

World Beat

What is World Beat?


What is Adrenaline?


What is Piazza?
What are Threads?
Where can I find Threads?
What are links?
How do I add a link?
What are posts?
How can I see posts in a Thread?
How can I send email to somebody about their post?
How can I add a post?
How can I suggest a new topic?
What are Rants & Raves?
What is Club Wired?
How do I get into Club Wired?
What do I do once I'm in there?
How do I ask a question of a guest speaker?
What if I can't get into Club Wired?
How can I get more information on telnet?

Renaissance 2.0

What is Renaissance 2.0?
Why won't movies or sounds play on my computer?

Wired Magazine

What's in the Wired magazine archive?
How do I subscribe online?
How do I buy WiredWare online?
What's in the Privacy Archive?


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