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#26 2013-11-06 17:26:31

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: Registration question

jasonwryan wrote:
karol wrote:

There's also a chance that people are having issues with copy-pasting and not with the forum registration question itself.

Scimmia wrote:

That bug was because the author didn't have his UTC set correctly and was running it right before the week switched. Completely user error.

Overall, it seems to be working...

Sure, but maybe we should add a line saying: "if you're positive you're pasting the correct answer and it still doesn't work, try again in a couple hours / tomorrow" etc.
A corner case of e.g. 10% attempts is not really a corner case anymore.

Scimmia wrote:

timedatectl should tell you what UTC is. As of right now, current is "Wed 2013-11-06 17:24:41 UTC"

$ timedatectl
      Local time: Wed 2013-11-06 18:24:04 CET
  Universal time: Wed 2013-11-06 17:24:04 UTC
        Timezone: Europe/Warsaw (CET, +0100)
     NTP enabled: n/a
NTP synchronized: no
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: no
 Last DST change: DST ended at
                  Sun 2013-10-27 02:59:59 CEST
                  Sun 2013-10-27 02:00:00 CET
 Next DST change: DST begins (the clock jumps one hour forward) at
                  Sun 2014-03-30 01:59:59 CET
                  Sun 2014-03-30 03:00:00 CEST

Seems to be working OK.

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#27 2013-11-06 17:28:10

Scimmia
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Re: Registration question

Yep, seems to be fine. You said you tried it minutes after he posted, but he didn't say when he tried logging in with it. It could have been hours before.

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#28 2013-11-06 17:32:57

karol
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Re: Registration question

Scimmia wrote:

Yep, seems to be fine. You said you tried it minutes after he posted, but he didn't say when he tried logging in with it. It could have been hours before.

True.

I've e-mailed him. I would like to make sure we're not trolling people who would like to register on the forums. :-)

Edit: There's also a chance that somebody is trolling us, saying "it doesn't work", when he didn't even try or when he was successful.

Last edited by karol (2013-11-06 17:34:54)

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#29 2013-11-06 17:36:19

Scimmia
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Re: Registration question

When he requested the report be closed, the reason was something like "UTC on my server was wrong", so it apparently worked.

A suggestion to check your clock and/or try again later sounds like a good idea to me.

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#30 2013-11-06 17:47:07

karol
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Re: Registration question

Scimmia wrote:

When he requested the report be closed, the reason was something like "UTC on my server was wrong", so it apparently worked.

I'm not sure if people who are watching (are subscribed to) the reports get notifications about reopening / closing requests. Maybe only the people the report is assigned to get them.
The last two notifications about this bug report I got were
* your comment yesterday
* closing the report as 'Not a bug' today.

Thanks, Scimmia, for reminding me about the 'History' tab :-)
I should have checked it before posting here.

Scimmia wrote:

A suggestion to check your clock and/or try again later sounds like a good idea to me.

Do you want to open a request for it? :-D

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#31 2013-11-06 17:55:57

Scimmia
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Re: Registration question

How about that, I'd never actually noticed the History tab. I just happened to be checking through reports after he made the request and before it was closed.

It was your idea, so I'll let you have the honor. wink

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#32 2013-11-09 10:05:40

ngoonee
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Re: Registration question

karol wrote:

I've e-mailed him. I would like to make sure we're not trolling people who would like to register on the forums. :-)

*ahem* isn't that the point? smile


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#33 2013-11-09 10:15:35

karol
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Re: Registration question

karol wrote:

I've e-mailed him. I would like to make sure we're not trolling people who would like to register on the forums. :-)

I got a response.
His English isn't very good, but I think he says it might have been his UTC clock set the wrong way and now it's OK and he managed to register.

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#34 2016-01-01 22:33:44

smithinger44
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Re: Registration question

Hello and sorry for digging out an old post.
Today I've tried to register on this precious forum and walked into this crazy, easy question...

Because I've never used this "thing" (command) before I just copy pasted it into my putty SSH terminal, but nothing ever appeared.
I've found this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?ti … ype=signup
Copy pasted the command from there, got a hash back which one worked in registration to forum.

I think there is something wrong with the command in forum registration.

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#35 2016-01-01 23:01:15

jasonwryan
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Re: Registration question

smithinger44 wrote:

I think there is something wrong with the command in forum registration.

If nothing was returned, it is more likely you omitted to copy the closing quote.


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