Membership at the Malakhim website
Members are readers who care.
Membership at Malakh Studios is free, and requires a valid email address for registration through our forums. Please note that certain servers, such as gmail, are not accepted as valid email addresses-- the security and accountability on these servers has not prevented large-scale abuse, and we can't ban them fast enough to keep them out of our forums. It's nothing personal, it's simply a matter of practicality. Well, with Google, it might be a little personal-- Aleph thinks they're evil.
If you are a past member who has suffered a ban due solely to your email address, email us at webmaster at malakh dot com, from a valid address, and we will try to verify your identity. If we can, we will happily restore your account. If we can't, we'll at least help you get settled in on your new one. Or you can create a temporary ID on the forum and ask Blunt for help directly-- he'll get you fixed up very quickly that way.
Membership is partially a matter of convenience-- the way we store your text viewer settings, for one, and the only way we can give someone easter eggs and other special features. Membership is not required to view the stories or any of the main content, though some special features are only available to logged-in members. This is mainly to protect our content from vandals, and advertisers who make a habit of using interactive sites to host their messages. Special features are also our way of giving back to the people who keep us motivated with their supportive feedback.
While using the interactive portions of our site you may not conduct any illegal activity, nor any activity in conflict with the rules and guidelines posted in our Rules & Notices section of the member forum. Any activity which is considered illegal in Virginia, United States may be reported to the relevant authorities both in our region and yours once we become aware of it, and we will make every effort to comply with law enforcement. Unauthorized use of any information or access to the Malakhim website to advertise another site or product is prohibited, and we will take measures to stop such advertising immediately upon discovery of it.
Malakh Studios considers your privacy important, and as such will not sell or otherwise disclose your private information to anyone unless in the course of complying with law enforcement or dealing with a difficult disciplinary issue. We do everything we can to protect your information from attack, but we ask you not to put anything too sensitive on your account, just in case! Also, please be aware that personal messages (PMs) will be reviewed by staff any time a claim of harassment or illegal activity is made.
To be logged-in at the Malakhim website, the system must set cookies to keep track of you. If you do not enable cookies, the system may not be able to keep you logged in. These cookies are used only to maintain your session, and are not intended to violate your privacy in any way. We store as little as possible on cookies, given that many services are notorious for exploiting them.
A few disclaimers to protect ourselves: Membership at the Malakhim website is provided at-will by the Malakh Studios team and may be revoked at any time for any reason. No warrantee is made regarding membership at the Malakhim website and no guarantees apply. Malakhim takes no responsibility for any damage to computing systems used to view the Malakhim website but makes an effort to ensure that no such damage occurs. All Malakh Studios-generated content on the Malakhim website is considered the property of Malakh Studios and its owners and as such may not be copied, altered, or distributed in any way outside the Malakhim website unless otherwise specified. Malakh Studios takes measures to limit the ability of individual users to carry out dangerous, offensive, or illegal conduct on the interactive portions of the Malakhim website but cannot assume responsibility for user conduct. Please practice safe computing and parental discretion (if applicable) at all times when accessing the Malakhim website. Malakh Studios encourages parental and school involvement in minor access to websites, and will happily comply with efforts to limit the access of a minor to its features, but cannot take responsibility for minors accessing the site. Minors-- please get a parent or guardian's permission to view and interact with the Malakhim website.
If you understand our requirements for membership and are willing to participate according to our guidelines, we welcome you to join our community.