Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5085 closed defect (wontfix)

Cannot register on this site

Reported by: anongoblin Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: infrastructure Keywords:
Cc: Simon Fondrie-Teitler Parent Tickets:


The front page of says

"In the navigation bar in the upper right is a link titled Register"

but this does not seem to be correct. In other words, you get this bug report filed anonymously :-)

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Christopher Allan Webber, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

It's back up again.

I can't figure out how to get up the captcha so hopefully the spammers don't murder us again.

comment:2 by anongoblin, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedaccepted

Cannot find the register link, sorry.

comment:3 by anongoblin, 9 years ago

Component: graphic design/interfaceinfrastructure

comment:4 by Ben Sturmfels, 9 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: acceptedclosed

Thanks for reporting this. I'm going to close this ticket again though because the front page of ​ does say that accounts are currently locked down due to spam and to contact one of the people listed on the wiki.

You're definitely right that the current situation is not ideal, but I don't think that having a ticket open about it will expedite the solution to the spam problem. For what's worth, the comments here show that the spam problem is being actively worked on:

comment:5 by anongoblin, 9 years ago

In this context it would be nice to have the front page text
fixed in a way that new users could understand it :~)

Make clear from the beginning that there is currently no
register link, otherwise it is confusing.

The linked text on how to contact simonft, paroneayea, R13ose,
Elrond, LArjona, and ayleph is also not clear. I assume, that
they are IRC nicknames, right? It would be nice to have an
email address: "Write to issues@! to register
for the issue tracker" or whatever.

comment:6 by Ben Sturmfels, 9 years ago

Cc: Simon Fondrie-Teitler added

Yes, I agree about the front page text. I'll see if I can arrange access to change it.

Regarding the text about who to contact for access (on the wiki), I agree that it's also not very helpful. It requires being comfortable with IRC and being online at the same time as the relevant person. Email is more familiar for most people.

Simonft: What would be an appropriate email address for people to contact to get Trac access?

comment:7 by Simon Fondrie-Teitler, 9 years ago

Sturm, I've given wiki_modify permissions, which should allow you to edit the home page. Please tell me if you have any issues.

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