If you have any further questions after reading this brief run-down, please feel free to email the webmaster.
Access to some resources on our website (electronic versions of The Enigma, for example) is protected and generally marked as with this image: . To access these sections, you need a username and password. Your username is generally your nom, and you can choose your password or have the treasurer make one up for you.
Many new members use their name for a while, and choose a nom later. Once your nom is chosen, create a new website account and request the email@example.com remove a previous account and grant access to the new one.
To obtain a username and password:
As long as your dues are upto date, you should get a reply back within a day or so that your account is now active and you can access the Members Only area .
You can use the [Profile] button to change your password. This button is only shown after you have logged in.
If you've forgotten your password, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a password reset. For security reasons, you will be assigned a temporary password and should change it to something you will remember using our [Profile] button.
Note: that having a user name and password does not grant you access to The Members Only Area. Your membership with the league must also upto date. If you can login but can not access The Members Only Area, send email to email@example.com for more information.
Please note that due to the limitations of the password protection, firstname.lastname@example.org cannot tell you what your password is, only add or change it. You will receive an email confirmation from from email@example.com when the change or addition is finished. Whenever possible, confirmation emails are sent to your @puzzlers.org email alias (see below).
If you adopt a nom or wish to change your user ID, you will need to:
In general, firstname.lastname@example.org no longer creates OR removes user accounts from the web site. This is because email@example.com does not know when your membership is paid or lapses. Passwords may be reset and reviewed for access, but expect a note directing you to firstname.lastname@example.org on most things.
Through the website, the NPL provides its users the benefit of an email alias, email@example.com. It can be set to forward email to any email address you choose. Note that this is not an email account - you don't receive any email at puzzlers.org, and you cannot use the website to check your email - the alias is just a “forwarding address” that you can always give out, that will remain constant if your actual email address changes.
To request a puzzlers.org email address, you can use our request form or send email to the postmaster. Please include your nom and specify the email address to which the alias should forward. The alias address will be firstname.lastname@example.org, with your-nom replaced by your actual nom. The postmaster will send you an email when the change is completed.
A list of all the current @puzzlers.org email aliases for NPL members and officers is available to members.
There are several active mailing lists available to NPL members (all @puzzlers.org):
The webmaster does not maintain, control or manage the mailing lists; they are maintained by the Postmaster. To subscribe, send mail to the corresponding address:
Make the subject SUBSCRIBE and, in the body, put your nom and where you'd like the email to go (Most people send it to their @puzzlers.org alias).
The current issue of The Enigma is available to members. It is in Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) form, which is readable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader program on any kind of computer (see below for more information on Acrobat and PDF).
An online index of The Enigma gives members access to back issues. These files are available in a simple grid that allows for easy downloading.
Note that this is merely a printable version of The Enigma available online, it is not interactive or searchable. To print it two-sided to match the hard-copy Enigma may require a little trial and error. How to do it seems to depend on your computer and printer. One simple work-around is to print it one-sided, cut all the pages in half, put them in order, and staple.
The editor uses the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to produce the electronic version of The Enigma. To view this format you will need to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, available for most operating systems, on your computer. The software is available from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
NPL member Treesong makes his Graffiti on the Sphinx newsletter, a monthly publication of member comments about The Enigma and other puzzles and other topics, available online each month. It is available in HTML format (readable in any web browser) and Rich Text Format (RTF) which can be read in almost all word processing programs.
Back issues are stored in the same manner as The Enigma with current and prior issues available for download.
If you have questions about GotS, please send email to Treesong.