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Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

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Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by Bullfrog. » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:52 pm

Just wondering why the site will not accept a @gmail account? I had to use a crappy yahoo account and have my emails forwarded to my gmail account in oder to use the site! :evil: I noticed the site specificly endorses the use of google, so what's the deal? :?:
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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by american.tuscani » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:54 pm

UNTRUE. I log into here with my gmail account...

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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by Bullfrog. » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:12 pm

So I am a liar? Is that it? :roll:

I have tried both mine and my wifes and it would not accept them. If you cannot be of help or are not an admin, please find something other to do than to troll. Thanks. :wink:
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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by jaunty75 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:17 pm

Gee whiz, Bullfrog, climb down off of whatever perch you're on because the tip of is apparently sticking where the sun don't shine.

american.tuscani is not calling you a liar. He's simply saying that he can log in using a gmail account. How else can he say it? I'm guessing that lots of other people can, too. Such as me. So the problem is apparently not that you're trying to do it with a gmail account, but it's something else.

What really seems to be the case is that you're just looking for a reason to take offense. If that's the way you're going to be on here, do us all a favor and keep trying to use that non-functional gmail account to log in.

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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by Bullfrog. » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:31 pm

Jaunty & americanT;

I know you two want to be helpful, so please humor me. Try and setup a new account using a Gmail address...it will not work. Perhaps this was not an issue when you first signed up, but it is one now. Even if I attempt to update my existing email address, the same error message occurs.

As a demo, see below:

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The e-mail address you entered is not allowed to be used. is the error you recieve when trying to use gmail; if you change the same sign-up info to yahoo, you get this much nicer message:

Your account has been created. However, this board requires account activation, an activation key has been sent to the e-mail address you provided. Please check your e-mail for further information.

This message was for an admin and did not take a bad turn until someone took it upon themselves to shout (in email-speak) that what I had posted was untrue. That is a direct challenge and was of no help whatsoever. If americanT's intent was to be helpful, I would think a more appropriate comment would be something like: "That is odd; I do not have a problem using my gmail account" would have been more...appropriate...instead of "LIE" or "WRONG". While your intent to come to your comrad's aid was honorable, it was again not helpful.

Before you reply, I ask that you take a step back and just put yourself in my place: Try to create an account using a gmail account. Bask in the frustration that causes you. Ask a simple question to the site admin hoping for a simple answer or resolution. Have someone out of the blue just tell you that what you have posted is "UNTRUE". Then reply back. Then edit the language because you originally tore the troll a new one. I try to be a good guy and not put on some e-toughguy image online like some folks seem to enjoy. I am here to help and to be helped--that's all. That is what helps a forum grow and not die out when someone new asks a question.

Crap! this is long! My appologies.
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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by smithmw » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:17 pm

I confirmed the behavior Bullfrog is seeing. I cannot:
a. register with my gmail address, nor can I
b. change my email to a gmail address

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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by Webmaster » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:03 pm

Calm down, everyone. Due to an insane number of spammers hitting the forums with gmail.com addresses I had to ban new sign-ups from those accounts. The next release of the forum software will use new spam-fighting techniques. I'm not sure when it's due to be released but I assure you I will stop blocking gmail addresses at that point.

I use gmail daily too so I feel the pain. But as the admin it's too difficult to come in and clean up the mess (of porn photos, links, etc.) that comes with the spammers. Blocking gmail accounts has been very effective. I also use a hotmail address which is my "throwaway" account that I use for signing up at other forums, I recommend the same. Usually you can setup rules to forward e-mail to your gmail account.

I tell ya what. I'll disable the gmail bans for a few days and see how the spam goes. If the spam returns to the forums, I'll switch back. So go ahead and change your account profile to use your gmail address. If and when I re-implement a gmail ban as an existing user you will not be affected.

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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by mmsstar » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:08 am

That's sounds like a great plan. I agree with keeping the spam off the site, it is an unwelcome distraction.
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Re: Why no love for GMAIL accounts?

Post by Bullfrog. » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:40 pm

Thank you very much sir! I appologize for any trouble my post may have caused.

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