Creating a Community Questions account for non-Linode customers

Linode Staff

I would like to post to the Community Questions site, but I’m not a Linode customer. Is there a way to create an account without having to provide any billing information?

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Linode Staff

Yes! This wasn’t clear, so we wanted to let people know you can absolutely create an account to post to our Community Questions site without giving us any billing information.

To create a user for this site, you’ll want to follow these steps:

  • Click the signup button and provide an email, username and password
  • Click on the “Confirm” button in the confirmation email.

Once you click that link, you will be asked to provide billing information. You do not have to put in billing information to post on the Community Questions site. Instead, when you reach the billing page, simply navigate back to the Community Questions site, where you’ll be asked to register a display name.

That’s it. No need for billing information to post.

Why do you ask for billing information, then?
This is because your Community Questions user is tied to a Linode account, though you don’t need a completed Linode account. A completed Linode account does require billing information before using any services. We’re working to make this more clear in the future.

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