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kyteflyer
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Forum double sign in

Post by kyteflyer » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:52 pm

Is there any good reason why we need to sign in twice to the forum? Once with a username and once with our number if we actually want to post something? Seriously annoying.

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KavindaS
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Re: Forum double sign in

Post by KavindaS » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:30 pm

kyteflyer wrote:Is there any good reason why we need to sign in twice to the forum? Once with a username and once with our number if we actually want to post something? Seriously annoying.
It has to be in that way including the Exetel staff :)

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Dazzled
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Re: Forum double sign in

Post by Dazzled » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:40 pm

I do it too, and I'm the Admin. It was a decision made by John Linton years ago when the forum was still fairly young.

kyteflyer
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Re: Forum double sign in

Post by kyteflyer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:16 pm

"It has to be thats way"? what kind of explanation is that? "John Linton made the decision many years ago"?

Why? What *possible* logical and sensible reason could exist for maintaining such a user-UNfriendly stance? Don't tell me thats the way its always been, because John said so. That is just a crap reason. time to put it to the board or whoever runs the show, once you log into your account, you should get access to the forum - a further registration and username, sure... but a THIRD login? Insane. Unfriendly. And achieves SFA except annoyance.

Chris T
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Re: Forum double sign in

Post by Chris T » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:42 pm

I can't remember if any reason was given for this system but my guess was to restrict posts to Exetel customers only and reduce trolls.

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Forum double sign in

Post by Imran.Hossen » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:09 am

Hi There,

Kindly note that I have forwarded your responses to our superiors to seek any possibility in making any change to the raised concern.

Regards

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Re: Forum double sign in

Post by shoner » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:25 pm

Chris T wrote: to restrict posts to Exetel customers only and reduce trolls.
Yes this is the reason.
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