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The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 14,802
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Helping an new member try to post- disregard this thread unless you see something that may help
Keeping it Weird in the ATX
2 Large BGE
1 MiniMax BGE
1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    don't tell me what to do pal.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • this one is weird- he can log in and send PM's but he cannot post or reply. Any ideas?

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i believe there is STILL the odd bug that a person can start a new post, but not reply.  i really thought it had been fixed.  have him try STARTING a post.
    see if he can do that.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • He can't. He can only see a button that says "recent discussions" but does not see the "new discussion" button and cannot reply to posts either. I had him sign out and sign back in and it still did not work


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    hmmm.
    haven't heard that before.  i know for some (all?) there had been a limbo period where they couldn't post. but i haven't heard the complaint in a while

    hopefully someone will chime in with a more recent experience.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    hmmm.
    haven't heard that before.  i know for some (all?) there had been a limbo period where they couldn't post. but i haven't heard the complaint in a while

    hopefully someone will chime in with a more recent experience.
    Ah, I bet this is it. I bet he's confused his activation email with his account approval email.
    XL BGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,284
    Did he follow the email confirmation link?  After I confirmed my account, I had the same problem.  Flush your browser cache and login fresh.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,994
    edited July 2012
    None of the above-he's working through Cen-Tex...BGE universe is on to him :)  Probably of no help but it's Saturday!!!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • That sounds about right. I PM'd him and told him to follow your instructions
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,486
    If he hasnt been approved yet he can log in, but not post yet. Took me about 3 weeks.
  • If he hasnt been approved yet he can log in, but not post yet. Took me about 3 weeks.
    That's what I thought too but he can send PM's to people. I dunno, seems weird to be able to log in and send PM's but not post or reply. Stranger things have happened on here though
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,284
    Weird. What's to approve?  You give your email, username, pw and reason to join. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Weird. What's to approve?  You give your email, username, pw and reason to join. 
    I know but it takes forever. I got sick of it and didn't come back for months. Seems like 3-4 weeks is a bit long to get people up and running
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Mine was a little under a week for approval. I could log in, but obviously not post. I have no idea if I could send PMs though since I didn't try. Should be easy enough to suss out, though. They send you an email to tell you you've been approved. If he hasn't gotten anything but the activation email then that's your answer.
    XL BGE
  • wkenta86wkenta86 Posts: 17
    Ditto to chuff's post...
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,284
    Just looked at those old emails....took 6 days for approval for me.  That's just plain unacceptable for a forum!  I coded the registration system for our company's web portal and it's completely automated and unattended.  Of course you have to be a customer first, but then the process is automatic.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited July 2012
    What's great is how it's so much easier to sign up here than the old place (sarcasm). And how they have a representative who actively follows and moderates the forum in order to resolve stuff like this in a timely fashion (sarcasm also).
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    I got approved right away, maybe a day or 2!  I will just call myself lucky, or you all that is!!  (sarcasm inserted here)   :D
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,284
    Sounds a lot like they have a queue of new users waiting for approval.  Once a week or so, a guy who works in a dusty mailroom at the BGE HQ brushes away the cobwebs on a CRT terminal.  He logs in, adjusting his reading glasses further down his nose.  Frowning, he logs into the the unix server via putty.  Runs sqlplus and types update bge_users set approved = 1 where nvl(approved,0) = 0;  commit;  Logs out, resumes filing the mail into little cubby holes.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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