What do I need to do in order to be able to contribute to GameFAQs?
Do I need to register separately as a contributor?
No; separate registration is no longer required. Your GameFAQs account (also used for the message boards) is all you need.
My message board account was banned, do I need to create a new contributor name as well?
No. You can register any existing contributor name with any message board account, and your existing contributor account can always be re-named, so there's no need to create a new identity as a contributor. If you want to change your contributor name or other information to match your new account, just use the form at Contributor Central once you've registered it.
How can I change my contributor name or make other changes to my contributor page?
Why do I have to register in order to contribute?
Registration allows GameFAQs to track each contributor separately, eliminating confusion between similarly-named contributors and preventing impersonation of popular contributors, both of which have happened several times in the past. Also, if you're only interested in contributing FAQs and don't want to use the online HTTP submission form, registration is not necessary, although it is still highly recommended.