Author Topic: Some real technical help and advice  (Read 1390 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline WPM

  • Revolutionary Writer
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,086
Some real technical help and advice
« on: September 29, 2012, 05:28:54 AM »
Hello, <wave>  its a good idea to try and not make it so hard to register and verify a username account at your forum. Its like trying to fill out a difficult job application. Thanks
« Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 05:29:16 AM by WPM »

Offline mike

  • The Jerk
  • Stratopedarches
  • **************
  • Posts: 22,289
  • Faith: Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Makurian Orthodox
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 06:10:00 AM »
You already have yours...

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,816
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 08:15:12 AM »
It's been so long that I don't remember  :D  But I will say that when I do get logged out for some reason and have to log back in I always need to remember that my sign-in name is not the same as my display name...

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 05:36:20 PM »
I'm glad it's difficult because it prevents bots and spammers from posting.
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline LizaSymonenko

  • Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 13,911
    • St.Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 06:30:24 PM »

LOL!  You could just use your real name, like I do. Then it's not difficult to remember!

:)
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,580
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 01:26:58 AM »
Hello, <wave>  its a good idea to try and not make it so hard to register and verify a username account at your forum. Its like trying to fill out a difficult job application. Thanks

Not any more difficult than any other site.  If you forget your username & password there are links to help you retrieve them.
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that

Offline Αριστοκλής

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,026
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:25:59 AM »
Hello, <wave>  its a good idea to try and not make it so hard to register and verify a username account at your forum. Its like trying to fill out a difficult job application. Thanks

Not any more difficult than any other site.  If you forget your username & password there are links to help you retrieve them.

Which brings up a system software flaw: If one loses one's email account and forgets his username and/or password, which can happen, one cannot retrieve or reset a password (there being no way to log into one's old email account to get the instructions, and one cannot log in to ask through a PM to admins for help). The result: multiple accounts for one member as a new account appears to be the only option. This is against the rules technically but unavoidable.
"Religion is a neurobiological illness and Orthodoxy is its cure." - Fr. John S. Romanides

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,580
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 09:53:21 AM »
Hello, <wave>  its a good idea to try and not make it so hard to register and verify a username account at your forum. Its like trying to fill out a difficult job application. Thanks

Not any more difficult than any other site.  If you forget your username & password there are links to help you retrieve them.

Which brings up a system software flaw: If one loses one's email account and forgets his username and/or password, which can happen, one cannot retrieve or reset a password (there being no way to log into one's old email account to get the instructions, and one cannot log in to ask through a PM to admins for help). The result: multiple accounts for one member as a new account appears to be the only option. This is against the rules technically but unavoidable.

But it's not unavoidable.  All you have to do is let one of the mods, or me know about your login issues.  This is part of the reason I have admin powers. To deal with all login issues.  Yes it's a little more convoluted but we have to do it this way to keep the integrity of the site & to make sure the software doesn't go crazy
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that

Offline Αριστοκλής

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,026
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 10:08:54 AM »
Hello, <wave>  its a good idea to try and not make it so hard to register and verify a username account at your forum. Its like trying to fill out a difficult job application. Thanks

Not any more difficult than any other site.  If you forget your username & password there are links to help you retrieve them.

Which brings up a system software flaw: If one loses one's email account and forgets his username and/or password, which can happen, one cannot retrieve or reset a password (there being no way to log into one's old email account to get the instructions, and one cannot log in to ask through a PM to admins for help). The result: multiple accounts for one member as a new account appears to be the only option. This is against the rules technically but unavoidable.

But it's not unavoidable.  All you have to do is let one of the mods, or me know about your login issues.  This is part of the reason I have admin powers. To deal with all login issues.  Yes it's a little more convoluted but we have to do it this way to keep the integrity of the site & to make sure the software doesn't go crazy

Question: How do you contact a mod or admin without access to contact info?
"Religion is a neurobiological illness and Orthodoxy is its cure." - Fr. John S. Romanides

Offline LizaSymonenko

  • Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 13,911
    • St.Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 10:21:47 AM »

On the Forum Homepage, which everyone has access to prior to logging in, at the very bottom is Father Anastasios' email address.

One could send him an email and he would be able to forward it to the admin who needs to handle it.

You could also contact folks via the OCNet Facebook page.  Most admins are there.
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

Offline mike

  • The Jerk
  • Stratopedarches
  • **************
  • Posts: 22,289
  • Faith: Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Makurian Orthodox
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 10:59:48 AM »
Question: How do you contact a mod or admin without access to contact info?

Half of them have shared their real life names. Try googling it for emails or something.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2012, 11:00:00 AM by Michał Kalina »

Offline Αριστοκλής

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,026
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 12:06:36 PM »

On the Forum Homepage, which everyone has access to prior to logging in, at the very bottom is Father Anastasios' email address.

One could send him an email and he would be able to forward it to the admin who needs to handle it.

You could also contact folks via the OCNet Facebook page.  Most admins are there.
Thanks for the first idea. I'm not posting questions merely for myself. I know many admins/modes personally outside of OC.net but wanted the info read by our general membership.

And thanks, but I do not do Facebook.
"Religion is a neurobiological illness and Orthodoxy is its cure." - Fr. John S. Romanides

Offline LizaSymonenko

  • Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 13,911
    • St.Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with others.

Everything in moderation.
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,580
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Some real technical help and advice
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 05:00:51 PM »

On the Forum Homepage, which everyone has access to prior to logging in, at the very bottom is Father Anastasios' email address.

One could send him an email and he would be able to forward it to the admin who needs to handle it.

You could also contact folks via the OCNet Facebook page.  Most admins are there.
Thanks for the first idea. I'm not posting questions merely for myself. I know many admins/modes personally outside of OC.net but wanted the info read by our general membership.

And thanks, but I do not do Facebook.

You're right I think in the sense that we all assume that we know what to do in these situation, but then it actually happens & people freak out & do things against the rules.  It's better if we all just talk about it openly & try to solve as many problems BEFORE they start. 

As for the solution, Lyza posted an excellent & primary solution to the issue placed in the OP. 
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that