All staff, students and graduates of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) can become members of the HKU Hall Development Opinion Platform, provided that they are properly registered.
 
There are two stages in the registration procedure: (a) general registration as a member of the Hong Kong Peoples' Opinion Platform (HKPOP) operated by the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme (HKUPOP), and (b) specific registration as a member of the University of Hong Kong Hall Development Opinion Platform. Both stages are done at one single online page.
 
For general registration, prospective members are required to provide their real names and email addresses to HKUPOP, but they can choose whether or not to provide their residential addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and so on. All personal information supplied will be kept confidential by HKUPOP except that all names in full will be displayed in the public domain. All registrations will be done through HKUPOP's official website.
 
For registration as members of this Hall Development Opinion Platform, prospective members must supply an email address at one of these servers: hkucc.hku.hk, hkusua.hku.hk, hkusuc.hku.hk, or graduate.hku.hk. An automated message will then be sent to the applicant's email account supplied to confirm one's membership.
 
Upon registration, each platform member will determine one's own password, which can be used to submit named or anonymous messages to the Platform. Platform members can change their passwords at any time. Upon reasonable doubt, HKUPOP can require any Platform member to authenticate one's name and one's membership category by submitting more documents. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of one's account at any or all opinion platforms hosted by HKUPOP.
 
Registration is free of charge. HKUPOP will also regularly update the personal information of Platform members free of charge. All personal information provided will only be used for conducting and analyzing opinion surveys. It will not be used for any commercial purpose.
 
Different from most online forums, we do not encourage emotional venting and interactive conversation at this Hall Development Opinion Platform. Instead, we hope to gather quality and useful opinions. We, therefore, monitor all submissions and do not publish those submissions with foul languages or personal attack, those judged to be irrelevant or useless to the discussion, or those beyond reasonable length. It generally takes a few hours to a day to screen each submission. All responsibilities, legal and otherwise, arising from the submission, however, will still be borne by its author entirely.
 
In case a Platform member posts a submission which is judged to be disturbing, intimidating or obscene, or submits junk, commercial messages or links, the submission may be removed while the member's account may be terminated.
 
Platform members can choose whether or not to reveal their personal information. If they do, they should be prepared to take the consequence that other Platform members may be able to identify them according to the information they posted. This Hall Development Opinion Platform is a place for members to freely express themselves, there is no guarantee that any such opinion or information expressed is true or accurate. All user names or nicknames can also be faked. Should any Platform members locate any problematic content, please inform us and we will take corresponding actions.