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Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
by Rajam
Hello, I'd like to request help from admins to admit some friends who are trying to join the site to play some Mafia games in the respective subforum. These guys are:

#HBC | YOLOSWAG (he changed his password, but never received an email back, so he can't log in)
Spak
Maven89

Thanks in advance!

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:42 am UTC
by Angua
If they just post in the thread in general then we can approve their posts and they'll be fine.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87604

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:19 am UTC
by Rajam
oh, main issue is that they can't even log in to post that, they are still waiting for emails to confirm their accounts :O

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:26 am UTC
by Angua
Oh, don't know about that, sorry. davean?

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:19 am UTC
by plytho
Perhaps related to the other email issue?

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:38 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Assuming the option does what it says it does, they are active now.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
by Flumble
^ using less steganography: he manually verified the accounts of your friends (bypassing the email verification) and they can log in now.

(I guess the thing Angua said still applies if they want to join forum games, but I don't know which buttons ST pressed exactly. Who knows he might've pressed buttons to activate the ICBMs. And those are only tied to bypassing account verification in phpBB, not to bypassing the 5-posts barrier.)

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
by Maven89
Just confirming that it worked and we (Rajam's friends) have been able to log in

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Flumble wrote:^ using less steganography: he manually verified the accounts of your friends (bypassing the email verification) and they can log in now.

(I guess the thing Angua said still applies if they want to join forum games, but I don't know which buttons ST pressed exactly. Who knows he might've pressed buttons to activate the ICBMs. And those are only tied to bypassing account verification in phpBB, not to bypassing the 5-posts barrier.)

The admin panel has a "Activate" option.

I assumed it would activate the account and bypass verification.

I was correct. Hooray me!

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:53 am UTC
by #HBC | YOLOSWAG
I'm free!

Thanks a lot Talon.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
by ivnja
I've noticed that Amrock has been our latest new member for quite a while now (Sept. 1) - bumping this thread in case there's another backlog of sign ups without friends on the inside to ask for them.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
by plytho
There could also be a some people with forgotten or changed passwords by now that can't get in.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
That's happened.

I can be reached by my profile, technically.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:50 pm UTC
by ivnja
SecondTalon wrote:I can be reached by my profile, technically.

How? I just logged out to check, and as far as I could tell any actions involving your profile (including just viewing it) required logging back in.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
You are right. I recall being able to look at Cached versions of the forum and viewing profiles that way, but it no longer seems to work.

Weird.

At any rate, if there's a secondtalon (or second talon) on another platform, it's got a 99% chance of being me.

(Which also means I can't wait for a time where someone tries to threaten me with my name, so I can be all "Good job, Master Hacker. You understand Facebook.")

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
by flicky1991
SecondTalon wrote:(Which also means I can't wait for a time where someone tries to threaten me with my name, so I can be all "Good job, Master Hacker. You understand Facebook.")
hey you look nothing like the girl in your avatar. tricked

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
I look exactly like her when I shave and grow my hair out and rework my facial bones and skin.

Also you'd already know what I looked like if you properly stalked me.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Alas, SecondTalon, when I clicked on that link, I discovered that I am "not authorized" to properly stalk you by downloading that attachment.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:14 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Weird, it should be the one linked in the Face thread in General, not the one linked to the "Check out my bitchin' hat" thread in the Mod Forum.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:47 am UTC
by ivnja
Possibly an FaiD link? I can see it.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:48 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
I suspected that that might be the case. I've never asked a gatekeeper to let me join the Truly Free, because according to my worldview, true freedom isn't fenced in, and therefore doesn't have a gate at all.

(But if I'm going to be that picky, I should confess that, according to my worldview, proper stalking is both inherently unauthorized and unsuspected by the stalkee. So I have failed to meet either SecondTalon's or my own standards of proper stalking. No matter.)

[Edited to say: I may or may not have tried searching one of the mentioned threads, and may or may not have found something royally fabulous, but if I were to admit it here, I'd still be short of my own proper stalking standards. Hypothetically, of course.]

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
by TestSecondTalon
I have disabled the email confirmation requirement for a new account.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
If it gets bad, I'll turn it back on.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Thanks, ST. We appreciate your minding the shop.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:37 am UTC
by Science of Noise
I don't have enough words to thank everyone in this thread, from those who brought the issue up and to those that were kind enough to solve this problem.

I was one of those affected when I tried to change my email to the one I currently use, I got locked out of my account as it was not activated. I don't even post much if at all, but I find this community very interesting and full of great discussions that I like being part of from time to time.

I wouldn't mind using this account, but any chance any of the mods would help me out more than what they've already done by activating my old account? Username is Cathode Ray Sunshine.

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:27 am UTC
by Cathode Ray Sunshine
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE.