I have been walking around with this plan for a long time now. I already have a Minkara account for some time now, but it took me some effort to register and set up the account properly. The biggest problem with it is that you can’t translate the whole page automatically because Minkara uses images as buttons and sessions to keep track of on which page you are in your personal profile.
So, this is part one of the Minkara guide: registration of your own personal account!
You may wonder why you would need one… Well, there are a few reasons why:
1. You can’t place comments on minkara pages without an account
2. You can’t send emails to other minkara users without an account
3. You can become friends with your favorite minkara users
4. Profilate yourself inside Japan!
So, let’s get started with the registration then! First of all you need to find the login page to actually get to the registration page. So go to the main page of Minkara first:
Minkara main page
Minkara guide: finding the login page
So now you know where to login after your registration as well! 😉
On the login page you can also find the link to the registration page:
Minkara guide: finding the registration page
Click on it and you will go to the first step of the registration process.
Minkara guide: step 1 – fill in registration form
So, fill in that form with all the information you want to provide. Input fields prefixed with an asterisk (*) are obliged to be filled in. Basically every field except the ones for the newsletters.
Please be careful: the Minkara ID is different than the Nickname! The ID is used to log in while the Nickname is the display name to other users. You can’t change the ID, but you can change your Nickname afterwards.
Also the prefecture needs to be filled in. Personally I always filled in the Gunma prefecture for obvious reasons. 😉
Now this is an example of how I filled in the AEU86 account:
Minkara guide: step 1 – example
So, press that Continue button and have Minkara your account credentials checked.
Minkara guide: step 2 – check your details
Check your details! If they are correct you can press the Register button. Otherwise you can press the other button to go back to step one and correct your details.
It may also happen that one of your details is wrong (ID taken for instance). It won’t continue to step two in that case and show the incorrect fields in step one marked red.
Minkara guide: step 3 – check your mail
After you pressed the Register button Minkara will send an activation email to the email address you provided in step one. So go check your email!
Minkara guide: step 3 – open link in confirmation email
If you did everything right you should have an email within 5 minutes. It could happen that the spamfilters of your email provider pick up the email as spam, so if you don’t receive an email within 15 minutes also check your junkmail folder. 😉
Click on the link and you will go to step four:
Minkara guide: step 4 – log in for the first time
You just confirmed your email address and are now asked to log in for the first time. Put in the Minkara ID and password you provided in step one and press the Login button.
Minkara guide: registration done!
Congratulations! You just created your own Minkara account!
In part two we will describe the basics of how you can pimp your profile page and add your cars!