User Verification: You may Request Verification after completing your entire profile:

  • Display Name must use your real name (e.g., "Don Jones," "DonJ," etc; "TechGuy1234" would not be acceptable)
  • First (given) and last (surname) names are required
  • You must provide at least two social profiles that match your name (Twitter, GitHub, etc)
  • You must provide a Gravatar or upload an avatar that clearly shows your face - if your site avatar is an auto-generated generic graphic, your profile is not considered complete

If you Request Validation without meeting these requirements, your request will be rejected. Please allow up to 30 days for verification.