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Offline CraigD

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Procedure to register onto BBS??
« on: May 28, 2008, 07:42:38 AM »
I pointed the guy that bought my V65 to the BBS, but yesterday he said he was unable to register.  Using his email address, I tried to register him myself and got the message that he wasn't allowed to register.  He had never heard of the BBS before, so I wouldn't think he had previously been banned.  Is there some procedure that I am missing?

BTW, he is using a gmail account.  Is that an issue?

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 08:49:59 AM »
I think that I had read somewhere on here before that gmail accounts didn't work  :???:
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 08:58:51 AM »
Use his ISP email address and he'll be fine.

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 09:03:18 AM »
Just found it in the Rules for the bbs

"When registering, use an email address from your ISP account; ie not yahoo, gmail, etc."
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 09:22:10 AM »
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"When registering, use an email address from your ISP account; ie not yahoo, gmail, etc."

Great, thanks for pointing this out.  I'll pass this along and hopefully he will join the BBS soon.

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 09:51:18 AM »
One other thought is...the new guy may have received his registration confirmation e-mail...but it might have gone into a "Spam" folder, instead of his "New Mail" folder in his e-mail program.

When registering here...this is mentioned as a possibility.  It happened to me...registration confirmation e-mail whet to my spam folder.

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 11:42:27 AM »
I use gmail now but I used an aol address to register.

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 11:43:27 AM »
I thought the BBS was full and
no new members could register
until someone dies.
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 11:48:14 AM »
We are all MUCH HAPPIER when someone uses a real email address versus gmail/yahoo/ect but the biggest problem folks have in registering is usually the response email going to their SPAM folder. Then they try 5 more times with variations on their original user name choice with the same results. If you've got a friend having a problem please drop me a note or PM and I can preregister them.  :thumb


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« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 10:07:35 PM by scherhmj »

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 02:28:31 PM »
I had to use a different email address other than my normal gmail account to sign up, but was able to switch it back after I signed up.  Some of us don't get an email address from our ISP though.
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 03:26:21 PM »
We are all MUCH HAPPIER when someone uses a real email address ......

At first glance I thought I read something different. Corresponding to the previous posting I thought you had typed "We are all much happier when someone dies." I'd have spit my coffeee if'n Ida had one in me hand

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 08:09:08 PM »
Mike, I believe there are many V4 riders out there that do not have an ISP, they log onto the internet at work, the library or whatever.  I recently recommended a guy that was rejected because the only email address he had was a hotmail account.

There must be some compromise that would let them join the board?
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 10:10:09 PM »
Mike, I believe there are many V4 riders out there that do not have an ISP, they log onto the internet at work, the library or whatever.  I recently recommended a guy that was rejected because the only email address he had was a hotmail account.

There must be some compromise that would let them join the board?

Ron,
  I didn't say they couldn't do it , just that the mods are happier! If your friend is having a problem just drop me a note with his desired id and email address, if it's available I register him and sned him his id/password. He can then change his password to whatever he wants.  :thumb

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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 06:24:17 PM »
Thanks Mike.  I am away from my home computor for a month.  Will have to track him down and have him re-apply.  His name is Steve Cooney.
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Re: Procedure to register onto BBS??
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2015, 10:05:40 PM »
Are any Mods able to help register a new member since Mike left?  I've got a guy from another forum that just picked up a v45 Magna and wants to join.   :???: Unfortunately all he's got it a gmail addr
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