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New postby Butcher on Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Well seems some (all?) new members are struggling to login or have their accounts activated. I figured out how to manually activate new members accounts, I just have to figure out why the board doesn't do this automatically.

So welcome new members and enjoy the board. I have activated a bunch of new members whom could not enjoy the board... ;)
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Re: New members account activation

New postby LWC82PE on Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:39 pm

Excellent
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:02 pm

Haha yea. Um, I was able to create a new test account and receive activation email. New members need to copy and paste the link that is sent out to their email account into a new browser window and then go to (follow) the activation link. The new account will be activated automatically.

I was able to successfully log in. It appeared that I could both edit and delete my test post, which was another issue that was raised a while ago.

I intend on keeping an eye on new members account status and hopefully all will be well.

There are some inactive members that date back to 2014! So this is not a new phenomena! All their accounts are now activated.


One thing I did discover was, users MUST use CORRECT user name and password. An email will be sent out upon activation containing your u/n and p/w. Double check that these details have been entered in upon login. When I tried this, the forum used my email address instead of my user name! Double check this... :P
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Re: New members account activation

New postby overrun on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 am

Welcome new members! Don't be afraid to say, Hi, or post a photograph (or get a photograph to Butcher to post because it can be a pain in the Android to upload....)

There are some real experts here, but I'm sure they would feel better about continuing to dispense advice when they see a dead bike roar back to life after sitting for a few decades.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:41 am

"Thankyou for sorting this out?"

I hope so (touch wood).


"Is this thread viewable to public not joined/logged on?"

Should be. Log out and see!
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Re: New members account activation

New postby LWC82PE on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:41 am

Thankyou for sorting this out. Is this thread viewable to public not joined/logged on? I would like to direct people to this thread because of the instructions contained within.


Also, a reminder please make note of your username and password if you have difficulty remembering them.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby LWC82PE on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:44 am

This forum is good for photos as there are too options. Either post the embeded link to where you have your photos hosted online elsewhere or use the ' upload attachment' feature at the bottom of big white box you are typing your post in.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am

Best attach them locally. Photobucket changed their policy which means photos that were shared are now lost. I recovered a few. TS200X service data for instance.

As a member (free) you can also view images etc. Guests can't.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby MyBad on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:31 am

Not lost just obscured.
Search photobucket plugin
Magically all the pretty pictures reappear.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:46 am

Good point. There are good free plug-ins available for browsers. I am stuck in my ways!
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:57 am

"Adblock Plus" and "HTTPS Everywhere" are excellent FREE plugins.

It's a bit like Google. I use https://duckduckgo.com/ doesn't follow you around like a puppy dog crossed with a door to door salesman.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby LWC82PE on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:00 am

I dont know how/why Photobucket became so popular. There are many others. I found it to be full of spammy/virusy ads and it became a nightmare to use and was messing my system up big time until i installed 'Ad Block Plus' to Fire fox.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:22 pm

I have been keeping an eye on new members who have freshly joint and noticed their accounts are not activated. I have had to activate their accounts manually. So new members struggling to get on the board, try back in 24 hours or so. Your account should be activated.
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Re: New members account activation

New postby LWC82PE on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:36 pm

Are you able to see why this is the case? is this because they are not checking their emails for activation link or are the activation emails not being sent?
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Re: New members account activation

New postby Butcher on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:04 am

"Are you able to see why this is the case? is this because they are not checking their emails for activation link or are the activation emails not being sent?"

No I cant. I am looking into it. Obviously something is amiss...
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