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Improving the permies.com sign-up process

 
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We've been plagued by glitches in our sign-up process. We think we've caught them all and fixed them, but perhaps some have slipped by. We want to make our sign-up process as simple and painless as possible. That is what this thread is for!

Everyone who has just signed up to permies will get a link to this thread. Please share any bumps in the road you've encountered while signing up. Thank you!
 
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All good here :)
 
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I think the sign up process went without a problem.
 
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<3 After the mass exodus of of reality pervades, I am doing fine, researching here. Thank you..  found you through a homestead page FB
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Hello! I had no issues with signing up, other than that I was trying to sign in and it had me sign up instead. I've been on this fun ride for over 10 years (when I lived in Montana just 2 hrs north of you all). So that was confusing but I don't mind since iy won't change anything that I know of. I've been getting emails and I'll keep getting them, I just look like a new sign up.
 
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Hi Heidi!

Did you end up creating a new account? What was the name of your previous account? I should be able to merge them together for you.

That's odd that you ended up creating a new account--I'm assuming you used a different email on the second account?
 
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Hmm. No *technical* issues here. Signing up was easy - but not quick because I had to parse out your "name" policy which wasn't comfortable. I understand why the naming policy exists but I'm not a big fan. In any case this will have to do.
 
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Hi!

For our naming policy, it doesn't have to be your real name, just one that sounds like one. If not using your real name, please use one that's easily identified as a common name, so it's easier on the staff. For example, if someone's name is Mary, and they don't want to go by it, they could go by Martha or Marissa or Mahayla or Jessica...but not something like Moonchild. You could also use your first initial, like M Stevens.

I hope this helps!
 
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Wamt to unsubscribe from email does not aeem,possoble please help luckylouabq@gmail.com
 
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Lewis Moody wrote:Wamt to unsubscribe from email does not aeem,possoble please help luckylouabq@gmail.com



I closed your account.  That should do the trick.  If you ever want to post again, you can re-open it.  

At the bottom of nearly every email is a link to fiddling with your email settings so you can choose which emails you want or don't want.

 
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Well, signup went fine, without a hitch, but sure wish I could figure out how to put a thumbnail next to a new topic like everyone else in the forum seems to know how to accomplish.  One actually magically showed up on one, but I couldn't see what I did differently.  Signup itself was good, though.
 
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To make a thumbnail on a post you will need to add a picture to the post.  Here is a thread that might help:

https://permies.com/t/61133/Post-Image-Permies
 
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It took "forever" to find the Wood Magazine.  Found it and supposedly downloaded it but now cannot find it.  Its a bit wierd.

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It was fine.
 
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J Johnson wrote:It took "forever" to find the Wood Magazine.  Found it and supposedly downloaded it but now cannot find it.  Its a bit weird.

jj



I see you bought the 37th issue of Living Woods Magazine. If you found the download button and clicked on it, the PDF should now be in your computer/device's download folder.

You have perpetual access to that thread, so you can try again as many times as you need to download it. It's a 13mb file, so it might take some time to download.

Also, all of your Digital Market content (either bought or free) is linked to in your My Stuff. You can find out more accessing digital content in this tutorial: https://permies.com/wiki/145304/access-Digital-Market-Goodies-Gift

And this should be a direct link to your mystuff: permies.com/forums/premium/list/#mystuff

I hope that helps!
 
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I had no problems signing up other than trying to log in and had to sign up instead. It was confusing, but I don't mind because I won't change anything I know. I get emails and will receive them, I just look like a new registration.
 
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I had an issue that after I signed up I could not edit my profile info until after I logged out and logged back in again. Maybe this has been fixed though, I joined like 3ish months ago.
 
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Hello Permies,  this is my 1st post.  I'm still trying to figure out how to add a photo to my Profile and Cover photo, and I'm not are about the Signature bit either.  I'm not the best with computers.  Thanks for any advice.
 
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Ken Poythress wrote:and I'm not are about the Signature bit.



The signature is set under the "General information about yourself" tab in the profile settings near the bottom.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:We've been plagued by glitches in our sign-up process. We think we've caught them all and fixed them, but perhaps some have slipped by. We want to make our sign-up process as simple and painless as possible. That is what this thread is for!


Everyone who has just signed up to permies will get a link to this thread. Please share any bumps in the road you've encountered while signing up. Thank you!




Thank you for a very intersting forum.

The quality of the "security" software's pictures is so grainy that one must guess if there is "a car in" a given picture.  And that after trying to scope out if a truck is a "car" for security purposes. (IT people always know what they mean even if the rest of human folk do not.)

This is not a problem solely at your fine forum.  My insurance company stopped using it for the same reason.   My favorite was the call to click on pictures with "steet signs" when some pictures showed speed limit signs, others steet name signs, others "no Parking" signs.  Turns out, only some were "street signs" in the minds of the IT folk.  0___0

Eventually, one guesses correctly - an infinite number of monkies, and all that.

As I do not anticipate needing to register again, it's no personal tragedy, but it may cost the forum members if those turned away by the defective software are not stubborn enough to try over and over and over to guess correctly.  
 
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Omg I love it I'm from Wisconsin my name is aaron I'd love to learn more
 
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I'm going to give this thread a bit of a bump to see if we can get some more feedback.

 
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I have been a member for quite some time and periodically it goes through the process of signing me up again like I'm new. All my stuff is still there it just goes through the sign up process. Not a big deal but kinda weird
 
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Saralee Couchoud wrote:I have been a member for quite some time and periodically it goes through the process of signing me up again like I'm new. All my stuff is still there it just goes through the sign up process. Not a big deal but kinda weird



We just had someone else report this same issue. You should stay logged in for at least a month without having to log in again. Maybe if we have more info, our programmer can figure out what's going on. Would you be willing to share what browser and device/computer/operating system you are using?

Thank you!
 
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We just had someone else report this same issue. You should stay logged in for at least a month without having to log in again. Maybe if we have more info, our programmer can figure out what's going on. Would you be willing to share what browser and device/computer/operating system you are using?

I would be happy to but I am not very tech savvy. I usually use my phone (and that is where it happened) which is a Samsung 21s. I have no idea what the operating system would be unless it is that the phone is an android. I'm afraid I'm not much help
 
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Saralee Couchoud wrote:
I would be happy to but I am not very tech savvy. I usually use my phone (and that is where it happened) which is a Samsung 21s. I have no idea what the operating system would be unless it is that the phone is an android. I'm afraid I'm not much help



Just knowing you're on a mobile device helps a LOT. Thank you!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Saralee Couchoud wrote:
I would be happy to but I am not very tech savvy. I usually use my phone (and that is where it happened) which is a Samsung 21s. I have no idea what the operating system would be unless it is that the phone is an android. I'm afraid I'm not much help



Just knowing you're on a mobile device helps a LOT. Thank you!



Hmmm, I was thinking today that maybe it's related to the length of time you're away from permies? I know that if I don't visit permies sister-site Code Ranch for 10 (maybe less?) days, I get logged out, and I have to log in again.

I'm wondering: When you had to sign in to permies, had you perchance been away for a while?
 
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Just knowing you're on a mobile device helps a LOT. Thank you!

Hmmm, I was thinking today that maybe it's related to the length of time you're away from permies? I know that if I don't visit permies sister-site Code Ranch for 10 (maybe less?) days, I get logged out, and I have to log in again.

I'm wondering: When you had to sign in to permies, had you perchance been away for a while?


I hate to burst your bubble but what all the skip stuff I have been checking the site multiple times a day. This last time it happened it was less than 5 minutes. Since some of the stuff is only available for short periods of time I don't want to miss anything. With the slow internet we have here I need time to coordinate getting stuff downloaded. I usually have to go to town where I can get fast internet and download to my phone then come home and transfer to my computer. So I have been checking the site numerous times a day. Hope that helps
 
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  ~I had to start over again, with joining~Im on a phone, and i read another person had this happen, too, and also thought maybe it was from not posting for a while?~I do read the forum every day, or almost every day~
 
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Can't register. It keeps saying the link is no longer active.
 
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I get emails saying there's messages so I click on it to see them and it takes me to the homesite  but there's no icon that says messages.. and can't seem to find my way to them
 
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