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How to register

Postby Joan Deutsch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:32 pm

1. Near the top right, in a light-blue horizontal bar, is a link to "Login". Click that link.
2. This will direct you to the http://www.seattletimes.com user registration area. You need to fill out the "create a new account" information in the center column.
3. Your user ID can be anything, but it has to be unique.
4. Next step is your Profile. Here you can chose your display name, which is what readers will see when you make a post. You can fill in your name here, but it will not be displayed. Your city and state is required, and it WILL be displayed with your posts. Your phone number is not required. Click the "Update profile" button when done.
5. This should send you automatically back to the forum, and you should be able to make posts once you get the e-mail confirmation (more about that below). If you don't automatically end up on the forum, and you don't have a link to the page, you can get there this way:
6. If the registration page is still there, click on "The Seattle Times" logo in the upper left corner. That will take you back to the home page.
Click on the three horizontal lines in the top left of the site. Click on the arrow next to Sports and scroll down to Forums and click on "Northwest Horse Forum."

Other tips:
- You will recieve an e-mail asking to confirm your e-mail address. Please follow the instructions in that e-mail. If you don't, your registration will be canceled.
- When you return to the forum, you need to:
1. Be logged into http://www.seattletimes.com (look for the Log in link in the dark blue bar - if your display name shows there, then you are logged in.)
2. Be logged into the forum (click the log-in link in the light blue bar). Your User ID is the name you chose to be seen on the forum. It is not your computer login or e-mail address.
For problems getting registered, please send an e-mail to webmaster@seattletimes.com. If needed, they can walk you through the registration process over the phone.

Thanks!
Joan
jdeutsch@seattletimes. com
425-417-9028
 
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Trouble registering: You can't log in

Postby Joan Deutsch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:34 pm

Problem:
You have successfully registered as a new user, you try to log in on the forums, and you can't.

Cause:
This happens if your browser is not configured to accept the cookie created by the Seattle Times registration system.

Solution:
You should do one of two things:

1) Make sure your browser is accepting cookies
2) If you wish to keep your browser _not_ accepting cookies by default, add "nwsource.com" to the list of sites allowed to create cookies on your computer (recommended)

How to make sure your browser is accepting the Seattle Times registration cookie:

If you are using Internet Explorer (version 6 or version 7):
- If you can't see a menu in your browser, hold down the Alt key
- From the Tools menu, select Internet Options
- Click the Privacy tab
- Adjust the security setting for the "Internet Zone" as suits your preferences; it will probably be "Medium" by default
- Click the "Sites" button
- Under "Address of website", type "nwsource.com" (without the quotes)
- Click the "Allow" button

If you are using Firefox (version 2 or version 3): - If you are in Windows, from the Tools menu, select "Options"
- If you are on the Mac in OS/X, from the Firefox menu, select "Preferences"
- Click the "Privacy" icon
- In the "Cookies" selection, click the "Accept cookies from sites" checkbox to accept all cookies
- Or, leave "Accept cookies from sites" unchecked and click the "Exceptions..." button to add an exception site (recommended)
- When the Exceptions window appears, under "Address of web site", type "nwsource.com" (without the quotes)
- Click the "Enable" button
- If in Windows, click the "Close" button to finish
- If on the Mac, click the red circle at the top of the window to finish

If you are using Safari on the Mac in OS/X (version 3):
- From the Safari menu, select "Preferences"
- Click the "Security" icon
- Under "Accept cookies", choose "Always" to accept all cookies
- Or, choose "Only from sites you navigate to" to limit what cookies you accept (recommended)
 
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Trouble? Forums don't recognize you're logged in

Postby Joan Deutsch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:35 pm

Problem:
You've successfully registered as a new user and you are redirected back to the forums, but the forums do not realize you have logged in.

Cause:
This is a problem with the cookie created by the registration system. The forums page is not properly reading it at the time of your account creation.

Solution:
This is a bug and has been reported to the Seattle Times engineers. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime, if you simply click the Login link on the forums page again and use your new registered account ID and password, you should be able to log in. If you cannot log in at all, your browser may not be configured to accept the Seattle Times registration system cookie.


How to make sure your browser is accepting the Seattle Times registration cookie:

If you are using Internet Explorer (version 6 or version 7):
- If you can't see a menu in your browser, hold down the Alt key
- From the Tools menu, select Internet Options
- Click the Privacy tab
- Adjust the security setting for the "Internet Zone" as suits your preferences; it will probably be "Medium" by default
- Click the "Sites" button
- Under "Address of website", type "nwsource.com" (without the quotes)
- Click the "Allow" button

If you are using Firefox (version 2 or version 3):
- If you are in Windows, from the Tools menu, select "Options"- If you are on the Mac in OS/X, from the Firefox menu, select "Preferences"
- Click the "Privacy" icon
- In the "Cookies" selection, click the "Accept cookies from sites" checkbox to accept all cookies
- Or, leave "Accept cookies from sites" unchecked and click the "Exceptions..." button to add an exception site (recommended)
- When the Exceptions window appears, under "Address of web site", type "nwsource.com" (without the quotes)
- Click the "Enable" button
- If in Windows, click the "Close" button to finish
- If on the Mac, click the red circle at the top of the window to finish

If you are using Safari on the Mac in OS/X (version 3):
- From the Safari menu, select "Preferences"
- Click the "Security" icon
- Under "Accept cookies", choose "Always" to accept all cookies
- Or, choose "Only from sites you navigate to" to limit what cookies you accept (recommended)
 
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Trouble? You are not redirected to the forums

Postby Joan Deutsch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:37 pm

Problem:
You've successfully registered as a new user but you are not redirected back to the forums.

Cause:
This will happen if you are using a browser that isn't the default browser on your system to create your new user account. For example, if IE 7 is the default browser on your system and you're using Firefox to create your new account, the redirect will not work.

Solution:
Create your new account via whatever browser is the default browser on your system.
 
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Trouble? Login invalid?

Postby Joan Deutsch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:38 pm

Problem:
You are trying to register as a new user, and you're told that your login is "invalid".

Cause:
This happens if you try to log in with your new account but you have not yet confirmed the account creation. The Seattle Times registration system sends you a confirmation email when you set up your account. In this email, a link is provided that you need to click on to confirm your account creation.

Solution:
You must click on that link in the e-mail in order to confirm your account creation. Your account won't work until this is done.

If you never received the email, please be sure to check the Spam or Junk folder in your e-mail client. If you can't find the e-mail at all, contact webmaster@seattletimes.com for assistance. We will be able to activate your account for you.
 
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