bug in registration form

Luke61

Luke61

Regular Member
Messages
36
My Satellite Setup
80cm Technomate, Philips twin lnb, Telekom HD receiver, fixed on 39E
My Location
Leicester
hi all
wow I just spent about an hour trying to register lol
I kept getting an error like "Please enter a value that matches the required format."
but it would not tell me where the error was or what field I needed to change
so I think I tried about 25 times with different usernames, emails, passwords
and at some point bang it just worked.
hence the strange username... I forgot to change it so something more... human because I was not expecting it to work
but I figured out why it did not let me register
it was because of the "My satellite setup" field
if I try to write something like "nothing yet" it would give me the error and it would not let me register
but if I write "nothing_yet" it would accept it.
strange huh
hopefully you guys can find that something is wrong and its not just me lol
oh and also can someone change my username to something like Luke please?
thanks
 
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Archive4

Guest
Welcome Luke, guess the force wasn´t with you on this occasion!

I´m sure one of the helpful Admin chaps will sort the problem out and change your name for you.

Hope you find lots of good info here, I know I have.
 
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,970
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
hi all
wow I just spent about an hour trying to register lol
I kept getting an error like "Please enter a value that matches the required format."
but it would not tell me where the error was or what field I needed to change
so I think I tried about 25 times with different usernames, emails, passwords
and at some point bang it just worked.
hence the strange username... I forgot to change it so something more... human because I was not expecting it to work
but I figured out why it did not let me register
it was because of the "My satellite setup" field
if I try to write something like "nothing yet" it would give me the error and it would not let me register
but if I write "nothing_yet" it would accept it.
strange huh
hopefully you guys can find that something is wrong and its not just me lol
oh and also can someone change my username to something like Luke please?
thanks
Hi and welcome to the forum, sorry you had problems.

Unfortunately we had to limit the input option in the My Satellite Setup section to alphanumeric and underscore, as we were being besieged with spammers using those fields to post p o r n links, will see if we can fine tune it a little better.

Let me know what username you want and I'll check if it's available.
 
Luke61

Luke61

Regular Member
Messages
36
My Satellite Setup
80cm Technomate, Philips twin lnb, Telekom HD receiver, fixed on 39E
My Location
Leicester
thanks guys. @rolfw if you can do Luke61 or any number that will be great. please email me what you change it to so i know what to use on my next login.
thanks
 
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Archive4

Guest
Thought you may have gone for Luke Skystaker :-lol

As said earlier, welcome and happing hunting!
 
Luke61

Luke61

Regular Member
Messages
36
My Satellite Setup
80cm Technomate, Philips twin lnb, Telekom HD receiver, fixed on 39E
My Location
Leicester
hehe yeah i like star wars but not that much :)
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,316
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Changed to Luke61 as requested (& email sent)
 
Luke61

Luke61

Regular Member
Messages
36
My Satellite Setup
80cm Technomate, Philips twin lnb, Telekom HD receiver, fixed on 39E
My Location
Leicester
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,316
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Not a problem - its what we are here for :)
 
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Archive4

Guest
Luke, just for the record, my post should have said Luke Skystalker, but on about two hours sleep and not enough coffee, a typo!

Welcome , Luke61 and may the force be with you ( couldn´t resist it )

Welcome once again

Brian
 
hexah

hexah

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,565
My Satellite Setup
motorized Gibertini 85cm, fixed dishes from 1m to 64cm, generic FTA HD RX, TBS DVB-S2 PC card, a pile of bits and pieces
My Location
Hadrians Wall
Hi and welcome to the forum, sorry you had problems.

Unfortunately we had to limit the input option in the My Satellite Setup section to alphanumeric and underscore, as we were being besieged with spammers using those fields to post p o r n links, will see if we can fine tune it a little better.

Let me know what username you want and I'll check if it's available.
It has been buggy for years and goodness knows how many people have had these problems. I had to fiddle around with the fields and I even had use someone elses e-mail because it spat out mine!
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
30,349
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
It has been buggy for years and goodness knows how many people have had these problems.
Only those classed as 'dodgy'. :D
 
Luke61

Luke61

Regular Member
Messages
36
My Satellite Setup
80cm Technomate, Philips twin lnb, Telekom HD receiver, fixed on 39E
My Location
Leicester
you will probably have more members if not for these issues. some people would just give up after a couple of tries
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
23,122
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
It has been buggy for years and goodness knows how many people have had these problems. I had to fiddle around with the fields and I even had use someone elses e-mail because it spat out mine!
Extremely unlikely as we are on a completely different web platform now than when you registered in 2009 and as Rolf has mentioned the action taken is not a bug it is to stop spammers registering and posting links but it is being looked at to see if a friendlier solution can be found.

you will probably have more members if not for these issues. some people would just give up after a couple of tries
I doubt it Luke the solution was a temporary one introduced to reduce the daily back office work and had only been in operation 5 days, we currently have 229,000 registered members which speaks for itself, but thanks for your concern
 
Archived-1

Archived-1

Persona non grata
Messages
7,570
My Location
uk
All the forum can be viewed without logging in, most forums have it set so you need to login to view, we have 6 pages of guest as we speak just browsing the forum, if peeps don't want to post it gives them no incentive to join/login.
 
hexah

hexah

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,565
My Satellite Setup
motorized Gibertini 85cm, fixed dishes from 1m to 64cm, generic FTA HD RX, TBS DVB-S2 PC card, a pile of bits and pieces
My Location
Hadrians Wall
I do appreciate all the effort behind the scenes.

:-celebrate

It runs so smoothly that moaning makes me sound like Basil Fawlty!
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
23,122
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
I do appreciate all the effort behind the scenes.

:-celebrate

It runs so smoothly that moaning makes me sound like Basil Fawlty!
It is always good the receive feedback whether positive or negative and I am glad it appears to run nicely, that is nice to know, but you would be amazed at what does go on behind the scenes, I should have kept notes I could have written a best seller :rolleyes::-rofl2
 
A

A nonymous

Member
Messages
3,586
It does appear that personnal details form has gone a bit screwey also. Just tried to change my satellite steup list and it keeps saying something about entering correct value when all i have tried to do is remove one of my receivers. Very wierd.
 
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,970
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Just put the satellite system field back to unrestricted until I can find a way to include standard punctuation, but exclude/bounce URLs.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
Messages
1,610
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
Am running a forum, using registration questions (a dozen questions, of which 3 randomly showing in the reg form), this has kept 100% of bots away, stopped 100.000's of reg attempts trough the years. A few (maybe 3 pr year) 'human bots' do register, but these are quickly spotted by mods and shot dead before doing any harm.

xenforo got it ("Creating Custom Questions and Answers" "Active questions will be presented in a random order") CAPTCHA | XenForo Should kill botnet regs for good, if properly implemented.
 
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