Compulsory Registration on Discussion Groups

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Compulsory Registration on Discussion Groups

Joined: January 13th, 2000, 9:13 pm

April 18th, 2005, 11:20 am #1

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">We are implementing compulsory registration to the Missing-Lynx discussion boards as an additional security measure to protect visitors to the site.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The application is two-fold.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Step 1<o:p></o:p></B>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The first step is to create an account with Network 54. Some of you may already have one of these and it simply means that when you post messages it shows your username and, if you wish, your e-mail address.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">To create an account, simply click on ‘Create Account’ on the grey toolbar at the top of the index on any of the discussion boards. A verification e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provide and, once you have received this and followed the link within it, you will have a Network 54 account.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Step 2<o:p></o:p></B>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The second stage is thus for all persons with a Network 54 account.

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">Log-in to your account on any of the discussion boards. While logged in, click on the URL below:

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">http://www.network54.com/Group/76465

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">This should show you a table entitled ‘Missing-Lynx members’. This is the name of the membership group you will now be applying to. Click on ‘Apply to this group’. If it does not say ‘Apply to this group’, but says instead ‘You need Network 54 account to apply to this group’ this means that you have either not created a Network 54 account (see Step 1 above), or that you are not logged in on one of the discussion boards. Log in to one of the discussion boards and then refresh the page URL above.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">When you click on ‘Apply to this group’, it will confirm your e-mail address. You will then be sent an automatic e-mail which contains a verification key. Follow the key link provided in this e-mail and you will be automatically approved as a member of the Missing-Lynx members group.

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">As of Wednesday 20 April, anybody who is not a member of this Missing-Lynx members group will only be able to read the discussion boards. You will not be able to post any messages. You will still be able to view this message and thus apply to become a member.


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Bill Smithson
Bill Smithson

April 18th, 2005, 2:33 pm #2

Just tried to create an account - failed 3 times! Perhaps it's me, or perhaps it's the system.
Looks like it's time to take this site off my favourites list.
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Joined: January 13th, 2000, 9:13 pm

April 18th, 2005, 3:04 pm #3


Hi Bill

I'm sorry to hear that. What exactly was the problem? Most people are reporting as being able to sign-up immediately with no problems. If you would prefer, I can email you and you can give me your chosen log-in details in confidence and I could have a go from this end.

Best wishes


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Mike Niederman
Mike Niederman

April 18th, 2005, 10:54 pm #4

Just tried twice- it says I can't use non alpha numeric characters in my log-in name- but I'm just using my name. I'm using a Mac and Explorer; these sometimes cause problems at commercial sites (I have to use Netscape for Red Lancers).
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 2:49 pm

April 19th, 2005, 1:50 am #5

Mike, before grabbing for the hammer to fix things, I tried compressing my log-in name to one word. An empty space would seem to be considered an non-alpha-numeric character.
Once I found a non-already-used combination,
I was in.
HTH
Ron V
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Henry Nunez
Henry Nunez

April 19th, 2005, 3:38 am #6

Hi Bill

I'm sorry to hear that. What exactly was the problem? Most people are reporting as being able to sign-up immediately with no problems. If you would prefer, I can email you and you can give me your chosen log-in details in confidence and I could have a go from this end.

Best wishes


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I fill out the reguired info but keep getting "error has occured" Need help!
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 9:22 pm

April 19th, 2005, 9:31 pm #7

Mike, before grabbing for the hammer to fix things, I tried compressing my log-in name to one word. An empty space would seem to be considered an non-alpha-numeric character.
Once I found a non-already-used combination,
I was in.
HTH
Ron V
It always works on the computer at the warehouse.... Thanks, Ron! Forgot how literal these machines are. No problem now.
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 9:06 am

April 20th, 2005, 9:12 am #8

I fill out the reguired info but keep getting "error has occured" Need help!
It worked - I now have an account! Didn't need a hammer either.
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Joined: January 13th, 2000, 9:13 pm

April 20th, 2005, 11:23 am #9


Hi Bill

I just want to check that you also joined the Missing-Lynx members group; not just created a N54 account. I'm afraid it takes an extra two seconds, but it will mean that you will be able to post from now on.

Just follow this link: http://www.network54.com/Group/76465&nbsp;and it should be straightforward. Any problems at all, you can e-mail me on:
[url=mailto:m-lregistration@ospreypublishing.com]m-lregistration@ospreypublishing.com[/url]

Best wishes

Ruth

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Joined: January 13th, 2000, 9:13 pm

April 20th, 2005, 11:25 am #10

I fill out the reguired info but keep getting "error has occured" Need help!
Hi Henry

If you want to e-mail me your username and password at the following e-mail address, I will be happy to sign you up from this end.

[url=mailto:m-lregistration@ospreypublishing.com]m-lregistration@ospreypublishing.com[/url]

Best wishes

Ruth


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