B5TV.com member registration issues

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  1. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi! I got into B5 for the first time earlier this year, and I'm totally in love with the series. I really would like to register on b5tv.com to engage in the forum.

    However, one needs a password (answer to random security question) to complete the registration. I have mailed b5tvreg@b5tv.com but don't get any answer - would you be able to help me?
    I don't use a gmail-address.

    Thanks a lot.

    Klas H.
     
  2. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sorry, can't help you. Your link is a close file, which you need a certain program to open it. Most of us won't open the file if we could, base on that it may contain virus, malworms and trojans. We don't want none of that stuff on our PC or Trekbbs, do we.
     
  3. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    What are you talking about? I just linked the relevant e-mail which is posted on the B5TV-site. No need to click it.
     
  4. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No you don't click the e-mail address. You go to your e-mail and you send a e-mail to b5tvreg@b5tv.com
    to get a password from them. Also, you're not allow to use Gmail as your e-mail address.
    Plus, you didn't mention that B5TV.com was a forum.
     
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  5. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Please understand that I don't have any interest in attacking you are anybody else on this forum, but for the future I'm sure that not only I, but everybody else here, would appreciate it if you actually took the time to read the original post before pointing out things that have already been addressed by the creator of the thread.

    First you say you can't help me. Then you tell me I'm posting potentially dangerous "links". Then you go on and post the same "link" yourself and recommend I do stuff I already said I've done in regards to registering. Perhaps just save all of us, yourself included, some time and don't reply at all next time?

    Have a nice day.
     
  6. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's just an email link to open whatever email program you want to use to send an email. It doesn't require a certain program. Mine just defaulted to Outlook, so no harm no foul.
    When did you email? It sounds like this is an administrative task which means it must be replied to individual.
     
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  7. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just misunderstood, just do as I've explained.
     
  8. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I did. Didn't work. Hence, I created this thread.
     
  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They did though.

    ETA:
    @JamesBondJR

    This is what the forum registration says:
    We receive a LOT of spam accounts. To become a member, you need the password. Please drop an email to b5tvreg@b5tv.com and just ask for it, and we'll send it. A very brief statement about why you want to join would be welcome. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this little hurdle will keep the site spam free for you to enjoy. :)

    So, I think you might just have to wait. :)
     
  10. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    First time was October 16th, 2020. Also tried again three days ago. Both times I used a protonmail-account.
     
  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Reading the boards looks like that was an issue as recently December of registration not going through.
     
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  12. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I send a message to b5tvreg@b5tv.com
    using yahoo mail to see if that is his or her email. It went through.
    Base on that he or she is assigning passwords instead of using a automatic password assigner. You probably would have to wait for he or she to respond to get your assigned pasword.
     
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  13. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Reading the boards now, the post from December by the user "Looney" is actually referring to me, making a fuzz on the JMS News forum (the same as I'm doing here).

    E-Mailing goes through, but the response has taken many months so far.... Anyway, I guess I'll just have to wait. If any of you should get a response with the password, please tell me, ok? =] Thanks.
     
  14. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I have a Gmail so I didn't attempt. However, @yenny might get a response and that might give you some insight.

    Beyond that, I have no idea outside of what you have already done.
     
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  15. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm found this in their Gmail/Googlemail Baned Message: Please use an email address such as one provided by your ISP, university, employer or Hotmail. It's in their FAQ. Those email base on their Gmail banned message are the only ones they allow, not even Yahoo mail is allow. I try to join the forum the normal way by using my yahoo mail. I think if they won't let anyone use any email to join them and haven't responed to emails sent to them or they want everyone to use certain emails, Ask a question, why you want to join their forum. Then it isn't worth joining their forum in the first place.
     
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  16. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks, I tried it with my employer mail (university). Hope I get some better results =]
     
  17. JamesBondJR

    JamesBondJR Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Alright, I finally got a reply with the password. My university-email-address seems to have done the trick, so thanks to you yenny, for the suggestion <3
    As I have now gotten the help I needed, admins can now archive this thread, if they want. Thanks!