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If you're certain you gave us the correct email address, but you're not receiving your verification mail, first check your "Spam" or "Junk" email folders, because emails from us can sometimes get caught in there. If it's still not coming in, you can request a new one be sent by clicking on the "Unverified" link at the top of the page. Note that if you make multiple requests for verification emails to multiple addresses, only the last email sent to you will be valid; the rest will return a "Bad Email Hash" error.
- There's a very disruptive advertisement on the site causing problems.
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Unfortunately, not every advertiser follows these rules, and because our internal advertising team won't necessarily see or review every ad that's shown on the site (especially those outside of the US), sometimes disruptive ads slip through. If you run into a bad advertisement, please click the Report Ad link at the bottom of any page to report problems.
- How do I change the color, time zone, messages per page, or other settings on the site?
There's a "Change Colors" link at the bottom of the page that allows you to select a different color scheme without being logged in. If you're logged in, you can simply click your username at the top of the page, and try changing your Basic Settings to adjust your time zone and other display options.
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