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Jcfcamaro 09-14-2021 05:02 PM

New member registration / administration
 
Hey guys, is any one else hearing about new members having troubles registering? Hopefully a administration person will see this and help out. The person is Keith Woodson and he registered but still can't post a thread or anything. He's not a paying member so I don't know if that's the trouble or not . Thanks for the help.

jimijam00 09-14-2021 09:22 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I have no problem posting and I'm not a paying member.

dmjlambert 09-14-2021 09:38 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Perhaps he's trying to post in the part section. Have him try posting in the welcome or general area, he can drop in and say hi and show us pictures of his truck.

LockDoc 09-14-2021 10:44 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
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I moved this to the site feedback forum. I will also notify the Admins.

LockDoc, Moderator

Jcfcamaro 09-15-2021 05:39 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LockDoc (Post 8970731)
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I moved this to the site feedback forum. I will also notify the Admins.

LockDoc, Moderator

Thank you.

Liz 09-15-2021 07:12 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Is that the user name he registered with

Jcfcamaro 09-15-2021 06:36 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz (Post 8970890)
Is that the user name he registered with

He said his user is KW5413
Thanks..

Liz 09-16-2021 08:36 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
He should be good to go now.

Dieselwrencher 09-16-2021 09:23 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I referred a fellow from Alabama here the other day and he told me he couldn't get registered either. I'm not sure if he has tried since.

Liz 09-16-2021 10:08 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I have registrations off temporarily. That would be why.

TrybalRage 09-23-2021 07:14 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz (Post 8971429)
I have registrations off temporarily. That would be why.

So for anyone interested in joining, what should they do? Another person asked on FB today. I think people realize that traditional forums are better for discussion on technical topics.

Liz 09-23-2021 08:57 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TrybalRage (Post 8974938)
So for anyone interested in joining, what should they do? Another person asked on FB today. I think people realize that traditional forums are better for discussion on technical topics.

It will be back on as soon as I am able to do so. If its someone on fb they can ask the admin (myself, david, josh etc) in the 67-72 group directly and we can help

R&B51 10-03-2021 07:02 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I may need help figuring out what I’m doing wrong. I am registered under R&B51. Tried to post some questions this weekend and can’t find them popping up. Tried it three or four times.
Trying to post the question in the 47 to 54 forum. Just hit “new thread” put in a title line, put in a question and hit “submit” but isn’t showing up on the site.
Maybe you can help me?
Posted via Mobile Device

Liz 10-03-2021 09:32 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by R&B51 (Post 8979679)
I may need help figuring out what I’m doing wrong. I am registered under R&B51. Tried to post some questions this weekend and can’t find them popping up. Tried it three or four times.
Trying to post the question in the 47 to 54 forum. Just hit “new thread” put in a title line, put in a question and hit “submit” but isn’t showing up on the site.
Maybe you can help me?
Posted via Mobile Device

I see several. If you click your name and search your profile I see them.

R&B51 10-03-2021 09:35 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I think I got it figured out sorry to bother you.

El Dorado Jim 11-28-2021 07:56 PM

new members
 
Hi, does anyone know why this forum isnt accepting new members at this time? A friend tried to join and it says not accepting new members....

LockDoc 11-28-2021 11:47 PM

Re: new members
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by El Dorado Jim (Post 9000858)
Hi, does anyone know why this forum isnt accepting new members at this time? A friend tried to join and it says not accepting new members....


This thread may help.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=825826

I don't know what the status is at this time.....

I will also move this to the site feedback forum.

LockDoc

El Dorado Jim 12-01-2021 01:18 AM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz (Post 8971429)
I have registrations off temporarily. That would be why.

why do you have new registrations off? I have a friend that tried to join last week and said he couldnt....

Liz 12-03-2021 03:04 PM

Re: new members
 
Have them email me at my old truck at Gmail dot com
Username
Password
Email.
Dob
Location.

Rich72C10 01-26-2022 04:43 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
i see it is still off, my brother wanted to register but he gets all confused on things like this (he can hardly use a smart phone).

I assume registration is completely off because of Spambots with this old VB software - which has more holes for these bots than the Titanic!

Liz 01-26-2022 05:09 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Its still off because i am sick. I will finish what i can when i am up to being on a screen for more than 5 minutes. :)
If someone needs an account they can email me as i posted before. Ill get them added as soon as i am up to it.

TKCR 01-26-2022 05:39 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I had a friend that asked me to check with Admin, because he was having the same troubles, but this was almost a year ago now. I think he just gave up, and so did I. I had sent a message with the concerns about his problems because he couldn’t even get back on the forum, but I never back from anyone.

Liz 01-26-2022 05:40 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Registration has not been disabled for over a year. Again they can enail me as posted above. Sorty fir the inconvenience

Rich72C10 01-26-2022 06:19 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I am pretty sure the Forum Admin (Josh) that handles the VB Forum software (perhaps the Web Server as a whole?) is in a rough spot with this old VB version (there is no easy fix). This site isn't his day job either. Keeping registration's disabled or requiring Admin approval is generally because of Spambot / Bad Actors from getting in. I was once a VB Forum admin and disabling registration wasn't Plan A.

Now to me, it seems some type of registration limitation has been in place since I came into the forums. Which I have an official join date of June 2020, I started trying to register in Feb/April 2020 when I got my 72 C10. For months all I wanted to do is ask questions! For ages I read thread after thread of forum admins / mods replies trying to gleam a email address. I finally found Josh's in May of 2020 and that took a month before he had the time (or will) to handle my request. But at least he replied and got me in - that was a super happy day for me :-)

I feel for the admins and I can only image how many people move on because they hit a wall and don't know what to do.

Now for some constructive criticism: There should be a "Registration Status" Sticky that gives the current state of registering at the forums (that is kept current). If there isn't a normal path to register, then how to get processed, if possible.

Liz 01-26-2022 06:24 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
If nothing else, you seem to think you know more than we do. I applaud your willingness to direct the site, perhaps you should join the staff.

I love constructive criticism myself. Thanks

Rich72C10 01-26-2022 06:40 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Liz, it seems that I have offended you - I did not mean to do this at all. I also didn't mean to imply that I know more than you guys. If anything I was trying to offer my appreciation and understanding for a rough job.

That isn't to say I haven't *some* understanding of VB, as I upkeep a web hosting site with VB (back when this actually VB you use was new!) for nearly 15 years (under 5k users, so a small place). It is more or less a thankless job but I assure you I give all of you (Admins and Mods) my many thanks. Which is why I am a Premium Member, to support the site and staff.

I offer up my sincere apologies and I hope you accept them and have no lasting ill will towards me. I do hope you feel better from your illness too and I hope it isn't anything serious.

Liz 01-26-2022 06:49 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Not even a little. Thats the problem with text speak. After almost 20 years of being here, it takes a whole lot to offend.

Rich72C10 01-26-2022 06:53 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Well you had me fooled but I am extremely happy to read your reply that I didn't! It is detrimental to ones membership to be pissing off Administrators!! Ha!

Liz 01-26-2022 06:59 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
We try not to to remove folks for their opinion … right,wrong or indifferent. We would have a much smaller member base if that were true. I’m going back to the world of beds and meds if we are done beating this dead horse.

Rich72C10 01-30-2022 11:07 AM

Re: new members
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz (Post 9002891)
Have them email me at my old truck at Gmail dot com
Username
Password
Email.
Dob
Location.

I did try this on Friday (I think it was on Friday) hopefully I decoded your email address Liz - I didn't get a kick back.

Thanks Richard

Liz 01-30-2022 07:03 PM

Re: new members
 
Our entire household had covid. I will get through these as soon as i am able this week.

rustyrodknocker 02-19-2022 03:09 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
I just got back on the site today after a year almost to the day. I tried to do password resets and never got the emails.
Additionally I cant see that stupid over the top secret code crap on this device. I guessed so many times that my blood was boiling.

Finally got to a different device that I could increase the size enough to get it right.

What is the point? To be so secure that its no longer accessible?

You can't even contact administration with out solving that ridiculous puzzle. I was a contributing member but I'm not paying to be locked out .

Just like everybody else I have online accounts with several banks, utilities, insurance you name it. I am completely paperless.

Hardest account to long onto by a country mile? The old truck forum.

Josh 02-19-2022 03:32 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Its a temporary stopgap to prevent the forums from being overrun by soammers. I am sorry we arent a multi million dollar company with scores of people to save problems and keep the riff raff out. If i were to disable the phrases or similar you wouldn't have a forum to complain about. The members have been manually approved forever, with the recent bits and AI spammers it has become overwheliming to approve them in irder to keep this site 100% spam free. I am working on a few different solutions, but eveything takes lots of time to do with databases this large. This place costs more than my mortgage a month to operate, not complaining, however, i do work a full time job in order to support my family. When i have vacation time between being sick and family time i will upgrade everything. Your moral support is truly appreciated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustyrodknocker (Post 9037093)
I just got back on the site today after a year almost to the day. I tried to do password resets and never got the emails.
Additionally I cant see that stupid over the top secret code crap on this device. I guessed so many times that my blood was boiling.

Finally got to a different device that I could increase the size enough to get it right.

What is the point? To be so secure that its no longer accessible?

You can't even contact administration with out solving that ridiculous puzzle. I was a contributing member but I'm not paying to be locked out .

Just like everybody else I have online accounts with several banks, utilities, insurance you name it. I am completely paperless.

Hardest account to long onto by a country mile? The old truck forum.


Liz 02-19-2022 07:46 PM

Re: New member registration / administration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rustyrodknocker (Post 9037093)

Hardest account to long onto by a country mile? The old truck forum.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustyrodknocker (Post 9037093)
The following message was sent to you via the The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network Contact Us form by Wayne ( mailto:********@yahoo.com ).

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Cant ****in read that stupid ****in code

The above is the email you sent yesterday. The cuss words are auto censored on the site, but not in email.
I did reply the following
Quote:

If you could be clear as to what "stupid ****ing code" you are referring to, I would be more than happy to assist. What is it you are trying to do? What error are you receiving? I do hope your day gets better. Let me know if I can help you resolve your confusion.

Liz
Here is an email from you in june of 21.
Quote:

Originally Posted by rustyrodknocker (Post 9037093)


Yea thats me with the password you gave me.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:11:18 AM UTC, The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network <accounts@67-72chevytrucks.com> wrote:


Dear rustyrodknocker,

and here is one I found from 9/21

Quote:

The following message was sent to you via the The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network Contact Us form by Rustyrodknocker ( mailto:wr_sherman@yahoo.com ).

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I have forgotten my password again. However, when I do a password request I am not getting an email from the site.

I have a few things to say.
  • I am glad you figured out how to get back on the site. I fully understand how frusterating things can be.
  • I was raised to respect others. I was also raised on Long Island, NY. My first instinct when someone cusses at me is to answer in kind. Again, I am glad you are able to log in today.
  • I may not be the smartest person in the world, but I am pretty confident that the email you sent in june of 21 did not warrent a reply. It had no question etc? The email you sent in September of 21 did, however that was in the middle of a spam issue in accounts and emails. I have gone through 19k emails this week to ensure people who had questions were answered. I am still going through them. As I found them I put them into folders, so that I can go back and ensure the issues are resolved.
  • In addition to the last point... 9/21 to 2/22 is 5 months if I remember correctly. I feel badly that folks have waited this long, some longer. However most I have emailed have been gracious.
  • I do feel badly that you were so frusterated. Incase you have any issues in the future, you can always contact the site through our facebook page, our facebook group, josh has the address (snail mail) posted in subscription information in the announcements globally on the site, Josh has his email listed in his signature as well. It is josh@67-72chevytrucks.com
  • while going through mail, we have big guys offering to purchase the site. This is not a new thing at all. Josh decided years ago to keep it small, private and the type of community we cherish. Posts and emails like yours honestly make me wish he would just sell at times. Its very disheartening to be brow bashed over a resource we the staff work hard on so that it is available to you for free. Obviously you enjoy it or you would not had bothered trying to get back. I wish you the best, if you need help feel free to reach out. Just try being a bit more respectful, I have yet to cuss you out and expect the same in return. Thanks!


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