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grudziar
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Forum registration Reply with quote

Forum registration interface can be improved.

After registration, there must be a message that I have to activate my account by clicking on a link in the email. If it was there, I have missed it, which means that it was in fine print. It needs to be more prominent. I tried to login after registration, but got the message that "account is inactive, please, contact the forum administrator" and no clue how to do it. The message did not mention anything about activating the account from the email. Of course, sending a message to the forum admin requires login Sad

Is that an intelligence test to keep dumb people from registering?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[Moved to Site Feedback forum]

Good suggestion.

No, it's not a test, it's a side effect of this forum having no active administrator, so we can't change things on that level.

Stay tuned, as new options are about to unfold.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, this is not a test, but is one of many reasons why there is a group working to create an alternate forum.

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=61278
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=54409
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=62094
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=62122

The one administrator of this forum is the only person who can make real changes to the site. Unfortunately, he is rather unresponsive, to say the least.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably superfluous, but here's what you missed:

Do you remember that screen? I agree, unless you read the text carefully all the way through, you could easily miss the part about the email.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Activation message Reply with quote

Yes, this is the one I have missed. The rest of my comment is still valid. If I cannot login, because account is inactive, the message should mention the email rather than ask me to send a message to the admin.

Thanks for your replies. I wish to avoid using M$ office, but little things like this make me use it once in a while.

Regards.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Activation message Reply with quote

grudziar wrote:
Yes, this is the one I have missed. The rest of my comment is still valid. If I cannot login, because account is inactive, the message should mention the email rather than ask me to send a message to the admin.

Thanks for your replies. I wish to avoid using M$ office, but little things like this make me use it once in a while.

Regards.


Unfortunately, you can not email an admin, very sad.

At least here, you can get help with OOo, however.
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