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Shall I remove the need for email activation of accounts?

 
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jema
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:36 pm    Post subject: Shall I remove the need for email activation of accounts?  Reply with quote    

We seem to have a few users having problems, I just dealt with "Donny" who had an inactive account.

These days spammers can happily get through email activation anyway. So I am not sure I see the point.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I reckon it's safe to do that, we're always here anyway to deal with "dodgy" users

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, it isn't stopping dodgy joiners is it, so I can't see that it's serving any purpose really.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay done.

Has anyone a spare email address with which to register a test user? whom we can then delete.

I do this as a rule, to check that new people can get on after I make a change, but I never seem to have a problem anyway.

jema

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Donny raises the point that activation emails may get "junked" and I bet this does happen a lot.

jema

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, it seems to work fine.

Off to delete myself now.

Was nice knowing you.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just been speaking to Humph and he didn't need to activate his account either, shall I ask him for an article?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anonymous wrote:
Yes, it seems to work fine.

Off to delete myself now.

Was nice knowing you.


That was me. (I was electric monk). Interesting that it turns back to guest when the user is deleted, that's quite handy in a way and a little confusing in others.

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I've just been speaking to Humph and he didn't need to activate his account either, shall I ask him for an article?

Why not? Who is he BTW?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you seen the Mornington Crescent thread?

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good opportunity to learn the use of the "IP" icon

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am very, very concerned about your collective sanity.

Perhaps it'll make more sense once I've had a drink or two. See you in a couple of hours.

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 04 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
A good opportunity to learn the use of the "IP" icon

jema

Did it, learnt my lesson.

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