The Profile Page
Use this page to edit your account profile, which was first filled
out when you applied for membership. All information, except for the
account number, can later be modified.
If there is no error after you press the Submit button, the
change will immediately take effect. This includes your site title
and description as listed in the Hot! Directory. However, if you add
an unapproved category, then it needs to be reviewed by our staff
prior to being listed -- see Category Codes & Approval below.
Enter your first and last name, e.g. "John Smith". This allows us
to personalize our e-mails to you, i.e. addressing you as "Dear John"
rather than "Dear Member".
The proper format for an e-mail address is 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
For greater reliability, we prefer a permanent e-mail address instead
of the ones by portal sites.
You have the option of receiving weekly reports about your account
via e-mail. The report summarizes your account's statistics and
hit-credit activities. It contains no advertisement. But if you
don't wish to receive it, then simply select 'None'.
Site Title, URL, and Description
Your site will be listed in the Hot! Directory according to this
information, so please double check it when you make changes. If you
enter an incorrect URL, then our server will not be able to detect the
HTML code that displays HitExchange banner or button at your site.
Your account will be placed on hold as result.
Any change to your site title or description will immediately
appear in the Hot! Directory, so please verify your spelling and
grammar to avoid embarrassment and public humiliation.
You must rate your site according to its content. Our rating
system is similar to the ratings for movies: G, PG, and R. But our R
rating is slightly different because it excludes nudity. Pornographic
sites are NOT permitted to join the exchange.
If you are uncertain about your content rating, consider the
intended audience of your site. The 'G' rating corresponds to
materials that are suitable for students in the 8th grade or younger.
'PG' rated sites has the general public as their audience. Sites with
'R' rating contain opinions and discussions that are controversial, so
they may contain some occasional foul language. However, we will not
approve sites containing excessive obscenity. Business related sites
should be rated 'PG' or 'R'.