Where are the email addresses listed in the newsletters?
On the font page or while viewing a News Article:
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It took me five days to register for this forum! My problem was that I could not register for the forum because I have a yahoo web-mail account and the entire yahooDOTcom domain has been banned.
Our intention is not to keep people out of the project, believe me. That is completely counter-productive to our cause. But the decision to block certain email domains was a group decision and it was decided that in the end, it would be best for the project… not to make people mad.
I searched for any forum administators to email and found your address and sent you an email. It was returned with the error that yahoo could not form an SMTP connection.
My server has been having problems lately, but it has never been without backup. If it was sent back, there must have been something really wrong, since my DNS service will catch all of my emails for me if my email server goes down. I apologize for the server downtime though, but being part of a small company, it is difficult to keep it up continuously.
I then went to the #haiku IRC channel to ask if anyone knew the address of any of the haiku-os.org admins or members.
PM’ing one of the ops is usually the best way to get attention in the channels, since most people are usually just idle. I’m on almost continuously as “zortness”. If you need anything, PM me.
A day later Micheal Phillips emailed me to clarify why my email was banned from this forum and asked if he could help.
A simple forum search would have yeilded a couple of conversations about this that went on earlier. But no matter what, if you have no other email than firstname.lastname@example.org, an admin would have had to add you manually.
Searching for “email banned” returns a few things to look through.
It should not take so much effort to sign up for a forum!!!
I agree completely, but your case seems extremely rare. Every other email I’ve recieved concerning the forum seems to be that the confirmation email was not properly sent for some reason or another, which is just as easily fixed.
I am all for preventing spam. However, making it nearly impossible to contact the forum aministrator or the leaders of this project is not helpful. I fact it is harmful. We need to embrace new users, not frustrate them.
Once again, believe me, our intention is not to frustrate anyone. Everyone works on the project because they believe in it, not because anyone gets paid to or because they like dealing with people even. The only way to bring in useful people is to make them feel welcome and useful. But once again, simple search engines could have saved you much frustration, as all of the administrator’s names show up on thousands of web sites, including my own name and information.
I apologize if that seems rude, but it always amazes me when someone says they cannot find information about something on the web.
And once again, I’m sorry about the inconvenience, we’re all trying to provide more information on the web site, but it is a team effort and takes quite a bit of time to gather all of the appropriate information. What you see here is a culmination of over a year’s work for myself and the rest of the team.
Also, one thing you may want to look out for: To my understanding, someone is going to be making a haiku mail service quite soon. So keep your eyes peeled for that.