By login name, do you mean the username? Or the display name ("Brad Pearce") ? I can help you change the either of them. But if it is the username, can you please help me understand the problem that you are facing right now?
You don't get more than one notification on a thread until you go and view that thread. Could that be the case here?
If that is the case, you can go to My Profile -> Email Preferences, and select "even if I haven't read all the previous messages in the thread yet". That makes sure that you always receive reply notifications.
Julia Winter wrote:and now I believe I've sent a link to Eliot....
Just go to your personal ledger page, and then choose "DM threads - gifts I purchased". You should be able to see a list of all gifts you purchased along with the status indicating whether the intended recipient has accepted it.
A new feature we have right now is that you can gift premium thread access to someone else. As shown in the screenshot I attached to this post, there are is a link called "Buy this as a gift", both at the black box area, and at the bottom of a premium thread. When you click this link, it opens up a tiny box beneath it, where you can type in an email address where the gift should be sent to.
Then it will take you to Paypal to make the payment. Once you are done with the payment, gir bot will send an email to the email address you entered, with instructions on how to access their gift. Gir bot will also send another email to you (the sender) as a receipt, quoting the email that was sent to the gift receiver.
In the past, you had to be logged in to permies if you want to buy something from the digital market. But from today, anyone can buy stuff from our digital market and they don't have to have a permies account.
Well, technically, you'd still need a permies account, but only after you make the payment on paypal. In other words, if you are not logged in to permies, you can go to any digital market thread and continue to buy access. It takes you to Paypal and processes funds. Then it will take you back to permies, at which point you will be asked to sign up or log in to permies. When you sign up for a new account (or log in with your existing account), it will automatically set your account up with the stuff that you purchased.
After you make the payment on Paypal, you will have one hour to sign up or log in. But if your browser crashes or you want to sign up later, still no problem - it will automatically send a unique link to the email associated with your paypal account, and you can follow that link to create your account whenever you want.
So, simply put, instead of first requiring to log in and then taking you to paypal (as we used to do), the new software now takes you to paypal first and will then require you to log in / sign up.
I think this would need a lot of testing to see if this is working properly. Who wants to help us with testing this?
Well, if you have pie, you can disable all ads on permies site without an ad blocker. All you have to do is go to your pie options and choose "Turn off banner ads". You have to have pie before you can do this.
(I'm not sure about where permaculturemag.org comes from)
What was the last time you had trouble with chrome? I used to hate chrome as it was sucking too much memory just to keep tabs alive. But that was several years ago. Right now, chrome works all good for me. Maybe they have upgraded their memory stuff recently.
This time, when it gives you the error message which says something like "Contact us at forums AT permies DOT com with what you were doing when the error occurred along with the date and time (Jul 14, 2017 12:39:17 PM).", note down the timestamp it shows. Then please reply to this thread with that timestamp.
Al Miller wrote:Contact us at forums AT permies DOT com with what you were doing
when the error occurred along with the date and time (Jul 14, 2017 12:39:17 PM).
Paypal returned error 10417, which means your credit card on Paypal failed bank authorization. Odds are that your card didn't have enough credit, or it was expired. Can you please try with another payment method from your paypal wallet?
Leah Learned wrote:I am not very good with following the links to all the "candy" which came with the $250 level. I believe I saw a list of the "candy" for each level somewhere. I can not seem to find it on my hard drive now. Do you have a list?