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Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« on: October 08, 2012, 07:04:04 PM »
I was looking at the most recent member shown at the bottom of the forum -

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Do you see anything wrong? You can't tell me that we haven't had a single registration attempt since Sep 11. Something is fucked with the forum registration process.

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 07:06:15 PM »
That does seem odd.  Also, I am no longer getting emails when someone sends me a private message.  There was a thread about that a couple of weeks ago.  Not sure if it has been addressed. 

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 07:07:36 PM »
That does seem odd.  Also, I am no longer getting emails when someone sends me a private message.  There was a thread about that a couple of weeks ago.  Not sure if it has been addressed.

OK, well that confirms it. The forum's internal email functionality is broken. How many new members are we losing daily? This is bad news.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 07:29:44 PM »
I changed my email address on my profile and was locked out of my account. It would NOT send me the ACTIVATION email for my new email address. I don't doubt that this is the problem.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 12:48:14 AM »
Does this mean we are on life support? :'(
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 01:29:18 AM »
The exact date on which our latest member registered is even more scary  :-\
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 07:40:17 AM »
The exact date on which our latest member registered is even more scary  :-\

Yea that's interesting ... is it a coincidence?

This is really a serious problem. I will try to help the Admins if they want my advice, since I know SMF forum stuff pretty well. But this explains the dropoff in theists (and others) they cannot register at all.

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 08:38:13 AM »
I would also suggest, if possible, to add a contact email address in the TOS agreement. It was near to impossible to find a contact link on the website to get help. Even then it wasn't an admin. If it was easier to contact someone with registration issues it might help increase membership.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 03:41:47 PM »
I was looking at the most recent member shown at the bottom of the forum -

prieten

Date Registered:
    September 11, 2012, 08:06:48 PM


Do you see anything wrong? You can't tell me that we haven't had a single registration attempt since Sep 11. Something is fucked with the forum registration process.

Until about that time, I had been receiving email notices that new members were signing up. Since then, not so much.

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 04:38:37 PM »
So who is charged with trying to figure out what is wrong?  Have new members tried to register, but been unable to do so? 

I am NOT a techy, and when I come to the site, I am logged in automatically.  If that were not the case, I would try to create a new account and see what happens and come back and report.

Surely there is someone here who knows how to "log off" the site and try and create a new account. 

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 04:49:41 PM »
Hmmm.  So god was over this way in the milky way galaxy, showed up here "next" year - heard about WWGHA starting to make waves throughout the internet, reversed time to 9/11/2012, just to fuck with our coincidence meter, screwed up our email reply registration system, then had a howl about the whole thing, watching us scratch our brains, and continued onto Heprtsa 765 (his numbering system) in the Malin 1 galaxy to bury a spectacular new type of fossil for the Heprtses to find 2.3 billion years from now.  That bastard.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2012, 05:08:21 PM »
So who is charged with trying to figure out what is wrong? 

The Admins, me (because I have extensive hands-on knowledge of SMF forum software), and anyone else in the community who understands SMF forum software.

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 05:16:09 PM »
Hmmm.  So god was over this way in the milky way galaxy, showed up here "next" year - heard about WWGHA starting to make waves throughout the internet, reversed time to 9/11/2012, just to fuck with our coincidence meter, screwed up our email reply registration system, then had a howl about the whole thing, watching us scratch our brains, and continued onto Heprtsa 765 (his numbering system) in the Malin 1 galaxy to bury a spectacular new type of fossil for the Heprtses to find 2.3 billion years from now.  That bastard.
That's true but He still can't heal an amputee. ;)

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 03:18:25 PM »
You find Gilligan, I'll find Ginger  8)
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 05:03:58 PM »
Hopfully the forum can hold on another 70 days.  The end of the world happens then so it won't matter the next day.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 11:23:02 PM »
There's a member registered yesterday, so something must be working.
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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2012, 05:48:13 AM »
There's a member registered yesterday, so something must be working.

That's becasue the problem is fixed. The hosting company had mucked up some things ...

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 03:40:37 PM »
I know this post is unrelated to the thread...but I can't create new topics under any of the boards, including this one. The "New Topic" button simply doesn't show up next to "Notify" etc. as shown in the help section. Please help!

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Re: Excuse Me for Asking, But Houston - We Have a Problem ...
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 03:59:58 PM »
I know this post is unrelated to the thread...but I can't create new topics under any of the boards, including this one. The "New Topic" button simply doesn't show up next to "Notify" etc. as shown in the help section. Please help!

You can't start your own threads until you've made at least three posts in existing threads.  It's an anti-spamming measure.

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