I am about to go and fix someone’s user privileges again, because this person changed his/her email address to a bogus address. When you change your email address, the system will AUTOMATICALLY send you a confirmation email to the new address. You will be locked out of the system until you respond to that confirmation email. If that email address was invalid, guess what? You just locked yourself out of the SDMB. Then you have to email an administrator and ask to have your privileges restored.
SO don’t register with an invalid email address. Don’t change your email to an invalid address. Otherwise, it just inconveniences everyone.
For the Straight Dope