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I previously registered for NationalGeographic.com, or for a magazine subscription account. Why do I need to re-register?

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What does National Geographic do with the information that's collected?

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Verifying your email address for the National Geographic community

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How can I reset my password?

Before you try to reset your password, please be sure you have confirmed your email address. Many times when y...

Why can't I choose a display name?

National Geographic is a global community committed to inspiring people to care about the planet and as a com...

Can I create my own display name?

You cannot create your own display name. Instead, on the Settings: Public Profile page (must be signed in) you...

What is an avatar?

An avatar, or profile picture, is an image used to represent your identity within the National Geographic comm...

Can I upload my own profile photo (avatar)?

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